Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baby Joshua

Baby Joshua is here. We delivered a beautiful baby boy on Sunday. He is very healthy. My recovery is also going smoothly.

Joshua weighed in 8lbs 13oz. Thank goodness he was smaller than Kyle. Joshua's length was 21 inches.

Sorry it has taken me a few days to get this posted, but no Internet in the hospital, and you know what I have been preoccupied with other things.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I just wanted to let you all know that I am still pregnant. It looks like the baby could come at anytime. I got checked on Tuesday and was at 4 cm, we are just waiting for contractions to start. Last night we thought that it might be it. They started to become regular to about 6-7 mins apart. Then they faded away. I am feeling well, my Mum is here to look after Kyle whenever we go in. Its just the waiting game now.

Friday, December 4, 2009

What a day

Yesterday's mood changed very quickly. I woke up early. My hip just didn't feel right. It felt like one of them was out of joint. I came downstairs to watch some TV so I wouldn't wake Kris with all my tossing and turning. Kyle decided to join me after about an hour. When Kris went to PT we headed upstairs, so see if we could get another hour of shut eye. I started to feel better. I got ready to go to a appt. in the hospital (my 4th of the week). Things went well at the hospital, I even got a really good parking spot.

I got Kyle and myself home, and this is when things changed. I wasn't feeling well so I put Kyle down for his nap 1/2 an hour early. I was about to take a nap myself. That's when the nights before dinner came up. I couldn't keep anything down for the rest of the day. Including water.

What was worse I couldn't remember when I last felt the baby move. I decided to lay down and track my movements. I hadn't felt the baby move in the next 2 hours. I decided that this warranted a trip to the hospital. Unfortunately Kris was sick himself, and we can't bring Kyle into the hospital unless he is the patient (new H1N1 restrictions). I drove myself into to the hospital, and started to freak out.

They had trouble finding the babies heart beat. My contractions were also only a minute apart a strong. We were able to find the babies heart beat. But the baby still wasn't moving. I got two bags of iv fluids and started to feel better. I still couldn't feel him move.

The doctor decided to do an ultrasound to see if he was moving, and I just couldn't feel it. They also were going to measure the amniotic fluid around the baby. All was looking good, but baby still wasn't moving. The doctor went out and brought in a sound machine, this worked well. I guess little baby boy doesn't like getting woken by loud sounds, but it worked well.

Almost five hours later, and I was feeling much better. I could feel the baby move. It was past midnight, and I was able to go home. All I wanted was to go to sleep.

Today I still don't feel 100%. I have been taking it easy. I have been able to hold things down. I haven't tried very much. I am very much ready to have the baby now. Tossing and turning with the beach ball in front of me has gotten old. Thank goodness its not much longer. If this baby doesn't come sooner they have decided to induce me in 13 days. Whoo hoo.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December 1st!!!

So I can't believe that it is December already. I only have 20 days until my due date, and I don't think this little boy is going to wait that long. He is definitely pushing down, he has dropped. We will see what the doc says tomorrow at my next appt.

I don't think I have posted this, but I failed my second 3 hour glucose test. Ever since I have been following the diabetic diet (well maybe I cheated a little over thanksgiving), and pricking my fingers testing my blood sugar levels 4 times a day. I dread doing this every time.

Kris is home from NTC. I am very thankful that he is home. He jokes that I have been working him hard. I made him put up Christmas lights this weekend. This is one of my favorite times of year. I love seeing Christmas lights everywhere. I love the smells of the season, the candles, the cooking, the cookies. I love looking at wrapped Christmas gifts under trees. I feel like a big kid at this time of year.

This year I am thankful for the new little package that we will have with us. So this year all I am asking for is a healthy baby. I wish that everyone could have the same. I know people that have struggled through health struggles with their children this year. I hope that 2010 will be a healthy one.

Have a great week, and come back I will try and post a ridiculous picture of my belly. It is huge.