Friday, May 29, 2009

Anytime Now - 38 Weeks

A quick update - I went to the doctor today and I'm 1-2 cm and 80% effaced. Could be any day, super exciting.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not How We Expected to Spend Memorial Day

As many of you already know Todd was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning. It all started with a toothache on Saturday night. About 1am he woke up in pretty serious pain and some slight swelling of the left side of his face. We decided to wait until morning when an Urgent Care center would open and go get it checked out. At about 6am he was in unbearable pain and the swelling had doubled. Off to the ER we go.

We arrived at the ER a little after 6am and he was immediately seen. They gave him some morphine and took him to get a CT scan. The ER doctor told us it looked as though it wasn't an abscessed tooth but there was some kind of infection and Todd would need to be admitted for at least 24 hours to be put on IV antibiotics. We were both really surprised at the seriousness. The doctor said it was a dangerous infection and it was threatening his eye and vision. And if not treated immediately it could work its way into his brain.

So at about 10am we were given a room. The swelling got even worse the first day then it seemed to stop but didn't go away. I think this was the longest two days of my life. I was constantly worried, especially when we didn't see much reduction in the swelling for a day and a half. And also the fact that he was seeing multiple doctors and they didn't seem to be on the same page. Neither one of them really knew what the heck was going on, other than he had an infection. They kept telling us an oral surgeon would stop by for a consult but because of the holiday weekend we didn't see one until Tuesday afternoon. When the oral surgeon finally came by he said it was clearly an abscessed tooth. He was discharged shortly after and sent home with antibiotics and instructons to see his dentist and get a root canal on the tooth.

The official diagnosis was an abscessed tooth that caused a streptococcal infection that caused cellulitus in his face. Why the ER doctor said it wasn't an abscessed tooth I'm not sure.

So that was our fun filled Memorial Day weekend. I'm so glad he is ok and feeling better, it was very hard for me to see him like this.

And for those of you who think I'm a horrible wife for posting this pic I did get his permission.

Friday, May 22, 2009

37 Weeks - The Home Stretch

Today Evan is full term! This is the day I've been waiting for. My anxiety about pre-term labor is something I've kept to myself only because I just didn't want to think or talk about it. But it's been there, daily. But now my little Ev-ster is fully baked and I'll be more than happy whenever he decides he wants to come out and meet the world :-)
At my doctors visit yesterday I was 1 cm dilated. Kind of exciting but then again I've had friends dilated 1 cm for weeks, even a month.

I asked the doctor if she could tell about how big he was - she said around 7 pounds. And he would be about 8 pounds when I deliver. We'll see how accurate her prediction is. I sure don't see how they can tell all that just by looking at my stomach.

I still feel really good, and I'm sure that will piss off some other moms who were living in hell the last month of their pregnancy. But honestly, my only complaint right now is the lack of sleep, which has been an issue for quite a while. I just love it when people say "well get your sleep now" - if they only knew.

Now don't get me wrong, I have other issues other than sleeping - like as I type this I'm pretty sure Evan is trying to break one of my ribs. Oh and I still have the heartburn, and the swelled feet. But all of that is totally fine. I'm trying to take in everything in these last few weeks - I really think I will miss being pregnant. Mostly I'll miss his nudges and kicks, he never fails to make me smile when he does a barrel roll. But I know when he's here he'll have me smiling with about a million other cute things he does.

As for our readiness for his arrival we are about 97% ready. My bag is packed and in my trunk even.
The nursery is done with the addition of my comfy rocker we got last week.
Sweet huh? I pretty much love it.

Car seat is installed and ready to go.

I have his coming home outfit picked out (hopefully it'll fit him). So adorable.

I have just a few things left on the registry that we are going tomorrow to pick up. After that I think we will be as prepared as we can be. I'm sure there are things we won't be prepared for but we can deal with those as they come up.

So now it's just the waiting. The 9 months or preparing and planning are up and now I can focus on what lies ahead. Labor. I went quite a while without even thinking about. Even going so far as to skip that section in the baby books. Now with it looming I can't read enough about it, or talk enough about it with my girlfriends who've had babies. Such a scary thing but at the same time I know it will be one of the best days of my life cause I will meet my son for the first time.

That's all for now, I'll keep everyone posted.
Oh, here's my big ole belly pic.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Couples Shower

Our friends Adriane and Ken threw us a couples shower over the weekend - we had a gorgeous day for a cookout. Ken made my fav Country Sweet chicken. Sooooo good!
Val and sweet Max.

The boys. (See Denny - now you're on the interwebs forever!)

Pretty sure this Buffalo Bills onesie from Ken and Adriane is Todds favorite gift for Evan. So cute!
We had a lot of fun. Big thanks to Adriane for all her hard work!

Now everyone awkwardy lean in.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

35 Weeks

With a little over a month to go things are still going great. We have just about everything we need for little Evan's arrival. We finally bought the elusive nursery chair that should be here in a couple of days. It's all coming together so all we will have to do for the last month is wait. As fast as the rest of the pregnancy has gone I'm thinking these last weeks will seem like an eternity. I haven't actually felt too pregnanty until about the middle of last week. I just woke up one day and he felt like he grew a pound overnight. I'm definitely feeling the strain. 

So on to waiting. And worrying. I've never been so excited and scared in my life. More excited than scared though. Well, sometimes. 

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I don't know if it would be considered nesting since it's really just one room of the house I can't stop cleaning and organizing. I spent yesterday washing blankets, onesies and lots of other stuff. I'm not going too crazy and washing everything cause who knows how big he will be when he's born. He may be too big for some stuff already. His closet is already out of control. Everyone has been so generous especially in the clothing department. And the onesies - good gravy I must have a hundred.
Yesterday was my 34 week mark, meaning I have 6 weeks to go. 6 weeks!
We met our new pediatrician yesterday and I was happy to cross that off my list. We have a hospital labor and delivery tour on Tuesday - I'm thinking I might have a minor anxiety attack during that.
We still have to get a few things for the nursery but we are working on it. I'm getting more and more anxious and excited everyday. I can't wait to meet our little guy!