Thursday, November 29, 2007

It is so exciting...

to know that we will meet Keely soon! I am ready to hold her and look into her beautiful eyes! I am ready to cuddle with her and kiss her. I am ready for her to meet her daddy and see the love her daddy has for her! I am ready for Tyson to meet his baby sister (who we all know will grow up too fast). I am ready for her to be a part of a family that loves her so much already. I do have to say that I am ready to not have her in my ribs any more. I am ready to know when I am hungry again! I am ready to be more comfortable when I sleep. I AM READY!

When I looked at my blog this morning it was so exciting to see that Keely is now the last baby picture on my ticker. I cannot believe that she will be here so soon. She will be here for sure on the 18th unless she decides to come earlier than that (which I would be totally fine with)...which is only 19 days away!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Yet Another Ultrasound!!!

So today, I had a regular doctor's appointment. I am 35 weeks. My doctor measured me and yet again was concerned about my growth and therefore the baby's growth or the fluid level. She sounded a little more concerned this time. She actually had me go to the hospital to have an ultrasound done.

After the longest ultrasound that I have ever had done, everything is still the same: Keely is in my back, my fluid levels are fine, she is right on track growthwise. I wasn't allowed to leave the hospital until the results were given to my doctor and she gave me the okay. The ultrasound technician told me that my doctor said to stop hiding the baby, but that I could go home. (I really don't think I am going to all of a sudden pop out. Maybe my doctor will learn that.)

I am 1 cm dilated and starting to efface. Still having quite few contractions every day. I am scheduled to be induced on the 18th of December.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This Time of Year

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a nice, quiet and relaxing one; we stayed home with our little family and had dinner and watched a couple of movies. Luke's break from school has been so wonderful! (Today is the last day. But, he only has 2 more weeks of school and 2 days of finals and then he is off for 3 weeks...we are excited!!)

I love this time of year! I love waking up every morning to having the Christmas tree lights on and the soft glow of those lights all we use (until we need more lights). Our house is fully decorated and it is very exciting! We wanted to get everything decorated over Luke's break from school so that it was finished before Keely comes. (Actually Luke ended up decorating the majority of the house because I was trying to finish Keely's diaper bag that I made before Tyson woke up from his nap.)

We might get a couple inches of snow tonight! Kinda a weird week weatherwise. Last Tuesday it was 82 and Wednesday was 32. Since then it has been true bundle up weather.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Say Goodbye to the Flip Flops!

Today will be the last day that I where flip flops (or at least for 10 or so days). The weather for the next 10 days, starting tomorrow, is supposed to be in the 40s and 50s. Nothing compared to the 80 degree day that we are going to have today.

I guess I shouldn't be complaining. I have gotten to where my sandals for an extended time. But, I am not ready to give them up! It is just so much easier to slip flip flops on then "bending" over to put regular shoes on.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Keely Update

I had a doctor's appointment on November 5th (and wrote this then and am just now posting it). And my doctor wanted to check my amniotic fluid levels again, via ultrasound, just to be cautious. Everything is great. My doctor kept saying, "Your'e hiding this baby very well." "She is very much so in my back." And, Keely is actually about the average poundage right now, so she must have gone through a growth spurt just before my last ultrasound. So, currently she is just a little bigger than average. YEAH!

I started to have quite a few contractions on Friday night (2nd). Friday was just a very stressful day...and then in the evening we cut Tyson's hair. (Tyson didn't used to mind getting his haircut, but now it's like we're killing him.) He really needs his hair cut every two weeks, but it had been 5...high time that he got a hair cut!! Anyway, he got to sit on my lap and have a sucker and watch a movie. From the beginning of the haircut, he was screaming. So he sat on my lap and I had to hold his head still so that we could cut his hair. I guess I should tell you a couple days prior to this he slipped off the couch and got a bad rug burn on his can probably see where this is going. By the end, he was so sweaty and the hair was sticking all over his face that he began to rub his face very hard. He ended up rubbing his nose and rubbing the scab off. So then, along with the stickiness and hair, we had blood all over him and dripping all over. Wow what an ordeal! Then to top it all off, I started crying because I couldn't handle anything else. And then I started to have contractions.

The contractions did stop when I laid down. But, since then, I have been having a few every day. Last Monday (12th) I had 9 in one I laid down again. They pretty much stopped. But, since the whole hair cutting episode, I am definitely having quite a few every day. Yesterday, I even was awoken 4-5 times during the night by a contraction.

Here I am at 34 weeks. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Little Man Is Sick

So, we are down a man today. Tyson was feeling completely fine yesterday morning and went down for his nap. After about an hour (which his naps are usually over 3 hours), he woke up and was crying, so I went in to check on him. He was telling me that he was hot and I checked his temperature and he was almost 102. (His high temperatures still make me very concerned since he has had a lot of seizures in the past.) But, I think that we might be past those (thank goodness!!) because he is still running a fever this morning and we haven't been having to dose him every 3 1/2 - 4 hours...just whenever I feel like he is getting too hot.

But, the day will be probably filled with me making sure that he is drinking enough water and comforting him. It's so sad watching him laying on the couch because he is such an active child!! Hopefully we are past the throwing up stage...(twice yesterday).

On a happy note, I got all of Keely's clothes washed we are ready for her in that way! That makes me feel a lot better. I will post another blog soon of my almost 34 week belly.

Monday, November 5, 2007

More Cake FUN

I wanted to share my latest cake. Not much to say about it. It was for a friend's baby shower. They are adopting two little boys from Rwanda.

I experimented with a new flavor this time. I did a light lemon cake with a buttercream/raspberry filling. (I didn't get to taste it but I love lemon and raspberry together!)