Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This has got to be the slowest time has EVER ticked by. I will officially be 36 weeks in 2 days. Last Thursday I had a doctor's appointment. I was really excited to go because we got to have our very last ultrasound. On the way to the appointment, I actually teared up thinking that it would be the last time we would see him on a screen and the next time we see him it will be in real life! The ultrasound went great, his heartbeat was in the 150s which is good and according to the u.s. he was weighing in at 5.9lbs! At this point he will continue to grow about half a lb a week, so depending on how long he wants to stay in there, he will most likely be over 6.5 lbs, but no bigger than 8....perfect size baby. He has gotten so big that we could barely get pictures of anything on the u.s....however, we got a great shot of his boy parts :) His daddy was so proud.

After the u.s. my dr. asked how everything was going and I was just 100% honest...."I'm ready for it to be over!" I have been so uncomfortable, I'm hardly getting any sleep because of hip and back pain and I'm having A LOT of contractions and they don't make me feel so hot...or I guess I should say they don't make me feel very good, because they do make me feel hot...they give me hot flashes! My dr. decided to go ahead and put me in another room and hook me up to some monitors to check the baby's heartbeat along with monitoring how many contractions I was having. While I was hooked up, Cadyn's heartbeat sounded amazing, but they could clearly see that I was basically having one contraction right after the other. The nurses kept laughing because we were just watching my belly move around the whole time...they couldn't believe how active the little guy is. He is so active that he eventually wiggled the heart monitor off of him :) I think I might have my hands full here in a couple of weeks. After monitoring me for about an hour they decided to go ahead and give me a shot of Terbutiline, to stop the contractions. Dr. said that if he were to come right then, he would be fine, but we would rather let him incubate for 2 more weeks at least. She went ahead and gave me a pill prescription of the same drug for when I start contracting at home. This drug is absolutely terrible, it makes you feel very shakey and like your heart is going to pound out of your chest, not very fun.

Over the weekend we made a trip to Tulsa. The contractions continued and the medicine didn't really seem to help, so I was pretty miserable the whole trip. We wanted to make one last trip before Cadyn makes his arrival, because from here on out I need to stick around Conway. I can't risk being 4 hours away from my dr. and go into labor. Kinda sad because I REALLY wanted to go to the Just Between Friends Sale that will be in Tulsa this weekend. I decided it wouldn't really be worth it though because Cadyn really has everything he needs, so it would just be more for fun anyway. This weekend we were able to pick up pieces of the crib....not the whole thing yet. Drew's parents are currently painting it and due to the weather here lately it has been hard for them to get it painted. We wanted to go ahead and get some of it home though and they are bringing the rest of it to us this weekend! I am really excited about this looks great and is MASSIVE. It sits on top of drawers and even has more drawers that sit up next to it.....Kind of hard to explain, but it has lots of pieces to it, I'll post pictures of it once I get it all together.

Since I got home, I have felt much better. I'm still contracting, but not too much. I have been a nesting MAD WOMAN. I have scrubbed every nook and cranny. I don't think I really believed that the whole "nesting" thing was real, but after these last few's DEFINITELY real! I don't think our house has been this clean since we moved looks fabulous and is ready for a new baby to come home to.

I also got my bag packed for the hospital this week. You never know when I could go into labor and I wanna be ready! I can't believe I will be full term in just a week...he could be here any day! Can't wait!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Things NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Let me first put out this disclaimer....I DO NOT get offended easily...most of these things don't actually offend me, I just think it's funny.

Here recently I have noticed that some people have no etiquette when it comes to talking to a pregnant woman. Do I need to remind you that hormones run RAMPID when you are pregnant and sometimes the slightest thing you say can really cause an emotional breakdown. So here are just a few things that I have heard...

"OH MY GOD, you poor thing, how much longer do you have?"
me- "um I actually still have 2 months"

"You must be ready to pop anyday"
nope...thanks jerk

"Are there 2 in there?"
nope just one

I was walking into a gas station that has a Baskin Robbins inside, the lady behind the counter says to her co-worker "she's definitely here for some ice cream" then says to me..."you have that 'I want ice cream look in your eye.' Even though she was right, I wanted to say "yes bitch..I want ice cream, but why don't you just say the truth and say...'your big ol' fat round belly tells me you want ice cream"

"I bet that thing is gonna be a 10 lber"
at this time the baby was only about 2 lbs....I was only 7'3 and drew was in the 6 the likelihood of it being 10 lbs is not very good.

I know people don't mean anything by it and that is why I don't get offended by it, it just really makes me laugh that people actually say these kinds of things....I KNOW I'M HUGE...I don't need all of God's creation telling me over and over and over again.

Things you also hear a lot when you are pregnant:

"Get sleep while you can, because you won't be able to soon" (really???? you try sleeping with a belly that is bigger than a basketball)

"You really should try breastfeeding" (no thank you...It's just a personal preference, don't judge me or make me seem like a bad mom just because I would rather bottle feed.)

"You really shouldn't eat that/take that/drink that/do that" (my doctor said it was fine...leave me alone)

"You don't think it was too soon for you to get pregnant?" (I have an AMAZING, sturdy relationship with my husband and can say that Drew and I made Cadyn on the most romantic week of our lives...our honeymoon...I think he came in God's timing...not mine)

"There is no way you felt him move at 13 weeks, that's way too early" (last time I checked it's my body, I think I of all people would know what I felt)

"Your life is about to completely change" (you're joking right? I thought that it would stay the same! CRAP! What did we do?)

"Just wait until ____ happens" (it might not, being that everyone is different)

I have noticed that anyone who has had a child ALWAYS wants to give advice...sometimes you have to remember that EVERY woman is different. If I didn't ask for advice....most likely I don't want it. Don't get me wrong....for all of you who are friends with me on facebook know that I LOVE talking about being pregnant and sharing my experience. Hearing the same things over and over again just gets a little redundant. I guess once you have a child you become an expert and have gone through the right of passage to give advice....I hope I don't get that way haha.

End rant. :)