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Friday, March 17th, 2006
12:15 pm
his birth story
On thursday evening the doctors sent me to be induced. My Bp up and they didn't take any chances since I was 40wks and 6 days. We got our things together at the house and headed to the hospital. I got checked in and the midwife decided that by 7pm it was too late to induce me. So gave the nurse ordered me to give me fluids and set up my iv. Then they gave me ambien at about 11pm and I woke up at about 5 a.m. and a nurse came by to check my blood pressure. she explained to me what the enema was and I agreed to it. I got up and showered and went to the bathroom and so did Chris. When she came back, she gave me the enema which made me go back about five times before everything was out. At 7 am the nurse on the new shift came in and started me on pitocin and pennicillin. I had two contratcions already, but they weren't very strong. My contraction started to even out after that for the next two hours and about 9 am the midwife came in and broke my water. After that things really started happining. Around ten my contractions got strong and steadier. I was having a series of One sharp then two dull every five minutes or so. With each series this repeated for the next hour. The nurse suggested after i went to the bathroom, I should try moving to the rocking chair. I was still talking in between contractions and I agreed to this. I sat and rocked and breathed through the contractions until the rocking and contracting made nauseos and I threw up. I then moved back into the bed and laid on my side gripping my husbands hand and the bed rail with each contraction. Chris was coaching me like a pro and by now I asked for some fentoril and the nurse gave me the first dose about 11 am. This took the edge off things for about thirty minutes and Chris suggested I ask the nurse about the epidural when she came back if another shot didnt help me bear things. I thought I was just barely hanging out and wimping out but after the 2nd shot of fentoril I got the urge to push about 11:45. The nurse didn't beleive me af first but I told her earlier about my family's history of brief labors so after two more contractions and twice feeling the urge she checked me and felt the head and declared me fully dialated. The midwife came in and told me I was ready to push she was calling in the surgical tech and setting things up as fast as she could since I was racing against another woman about to push. I started to heave and twelve pushes and few screams later, to my total surprise, at 12:15 pm, out popped Preston Davis Haon. He weighed in at 9 lbs, 7 ozs and 22 inches! A new family record and the biggest baby of the day.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
10:50 am
Nursing Bra
36 wks Doc appt tommorow.

Talking husband last night and he just couldn't understand why I would need a nursing bra yet and I explained that while my due date is four weeks away, this little time bomb is ticking and I need to pack my labor and delivery bag early. So the second my paycheck hits next week I"m putting a nursing bra in my bag. I guess I"ll just pack every thing else up this weekend as best I can.

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
11:48 am
4 weeks and two days to go!
Went to our first childbirth class this weekend and met our very nice neighbors, the Greers who live just down the street from us. The class was informative and helpful and helped alleviate a lot of my fears. Chris seemed to be distracted the whole time though, because he had a terrible migraine plaguing him and he forgot his excedrin on the trip there. The gi-normous belly I have now is making things even more interesting trying to squat and bend and even clip my toenails. I keep having recuring dreams about being on highways and driving over bridges. I think my subconscious is trying to gently remind me that crossing the precipice of motherhood is something to enjoy, not dread:) Strangely its not the pain of childbirth that worries me, its the preparation and after care that I'm most concerned with. The contractions I was having last night had me all twisted up in tense knots and a warm bath only momentarily helped to mellow things out. My lovely mother in law has decided to host a baby shower for me after all since the godmother and her mom got in a tiff with me earlier and lost thier taste for hospitality. I was hoping
Friday, January 6th, 2006
4:26 pm
Had a follow up Ultra sound and doctors visit this week
At the Ultrasound Aubrey weighed in at 3lbs 12 ozs and her Daddy was so excited. She kept kicking the probe everytime the tech tried to take her picture over my belly button. Doc said my weight was right on track at a balooning 204 pounds. He congratulated me on not eating for three over the holidays. I agreed that I was only really eating for 1 and a 1/3 of a person. Of course it doenst help that I have such a small appetite lately and had tummy trouble that morning that I feel like I lost five pounds in water weight.

Current Mood: content
Thursday, December 8th, 2005
10:22 am
This thursday marks 27 weeks.

Here's what Pregnancy Weekly says

Your Baby

Your baby weighs approximately 2 pounds and measures about 9.6 inches from crown to rump. His or her facial features are almost fully developed and synchronizing enough that he or she may make faces that are visible on an ultrasound. Your babys skin is becoming thicker and fleshier and increasingly wrinkled, thanks to the amniotic fluid. The skin will remain wrinkled for the first month or so after birth just think about how your hands or feet look after you have been in the water for just 30 minutes! During this week, the brain continues its rapid growth, and the lungs continue to develop.

Current Mood: creative
Monday, November 28th, 2005
1:20 pm
Looks like little Aubrey had a bit of a growth spurt last month, not only is it getting harder to bend below my midsection but shes just heavier. At my last check up on wednesday, I weighed in five pounds heavier this month than last. For the last five months I've steadily put on two or three pounds a month I guess now I have to be really careful what goes in my mouth because she's going to need all the nutrients I can give her:)

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
5:38 pm
25 weeks appointment tommorow. I'm scheduled for the glucose tolerance test. I'll let you know how it goes:)

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
11:49 am
Heartburn yuck!
In the last week the heartburn has gotten worse. dont know if its because I"m eating on the cheap or drinking too much fluid with my dinner, but owie its a prevalent issue! I did take some tums last night and that helped for about two hours, but I woke up at about two-thirty am almost ready to throw up it was so bad! Guess I"ll have to start adding more vegetables and bland food to my diet. If I can do that.

Current Mood: frustrated
Monday, November 7th, 2005
1:53 pm
I've been getting warm here and there. I think its because I'm tense about not having any money and a sucky job. Of course it could just be a pregnancy thing too.

Current Mood: anxious
Friday, November 4th, 2005
2:10 pm
strange appetite.
dont you hate how you get hungry for something then take a few big bites and suddenly you just cant touch it anymore? yuch. tummy likes sweets but green beans and chicken were tough to finish.

Current Mood: aggravated
7:53 am
Pregnancy Dreams
Ok file this one under strange pregnancy dreams. First note that I was born in 1974. This was a time when families were big or getting smaller depending on lifestyles and things.
I start off the dream and I"m holding a tiny baby girl in frilly white dress. I'm calling her Christian. I'm walking around a shopping area in summer time, I know what time of year it is because there are sun chairs set around in circles with american flag towels spread over them- in the 70's these were very popular in the summer. I was walking out of a store and caught my reflection in a tiny black and white security camera and saw a flash of me holding a shotgun at the picture, then me confused, bewildered and holding baby again. This freaks me out soI hurriedly walk out of the store, something like Toys R US ( decorated in primary colored walls) and baby Christian has to pee. I set her down on a planter by the chairs with the towels on them and she just projects urine out of her diaper like a garden hose!

Fast forward in time, Christian is now a toddler with blond hair and very upset. we're in my bedroom and she can't sleep so I cuddle up with her to the left of me on the bed. She goes to sleep with her little hand in mine. At this point a very large puerto rican/ hispanic man comes in and I start pleading with him in spanish. The blurt out in english, "please?" He says allright, thats better, at least you asked nicely." Another man, blonde with a typical 70's bell shaped hair do starts grabbing me and I'm screaming, then I wake up.
I found this all very disturbing because the timeline falls in spring of '74 when I was born, as if this was not a dream but a traumatic past life experience! Its like I could only connect with this memory by being a mother. cooky dream anyway. Thing is, I didnt wake up scared, I woke up feeling all warm and motherly at the thought of having seven or eight children( oh I left that part of the dream out, didnt I.?) Christian was the youngest of at least seven. When I lost her in the store, her brothers and sisters found her. they said, Mom, I've found her body. ok. that part freaked me out!

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
11:26 am
Making progress on the work from home options. Senimchi's mommy emailed me about her job as a data entry worker for a local company. I also have a line on a company that has you take digital photos of houses that are used for appraisals and property reports.

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
2:19 pm
I am so thirsty today! I have already gone through four 20 oz bottles today! Of course its rather warm in here so I dressed a tad more appropriately in short sleeves. I took a chance and wore one of the frumpy looking dresses that the ebay lot from Ohio had and it turned out to look pretty decen on me. I have sweating a lot from my feet today- either its a pregnancy thing or its just warmer in here than my other office where it was always frigid. I made friends today on the AtlantaMommas board and met someone who knew my husband from a few years ago. I also found a bunch of fun things to do with the Atlantamommas like the monthly chick flick party which sounds like fun. I'll up for it.I volunteered my house for January or February since i have my massive telly and will most likely be lonely for a great expanse of time during swim season when Chris is so busy with swim meets and things.

Current Mood: thirsty
Monday, October 31st, 2005
2:10 am
Can't sleep. Aubrey is moving a lot tonight and I work up all tense about work. Trying to wear myself out and clear my mind so i can go back to sleep.

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
3:44 pm
Rhinitis of pregnancy. ug. My feet are hot today. dont want to keep my shoes on. I think the ultrasounds from last week left bruises on my belly because they're a little bit blotchy compared to the actual stretch marks that were there already from where my weight fluctuated for the past ten years. Baby is quite active lately. She likes to move around a lot at 8:30. 1:30, 3:30 and 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30.

Current Mood: drained
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
11:07 am
10:11 am
Baby is active more every day. Last night I felt her flipping around and when Chris brought up the rocker into the den, I sat and rocked in it for a good ten or twenty minutes. She seemed to like this rocking motion and mellowed out a bit. It was really cold last night so I think I might go looking for some winter pajams that I can cuddle up in. We've added an extra blanket but with the baby I seem to be lessening my ability to warm the bed up like an electric blanket- hmmm now there's an idea! I'll have to check the thrift store this weekend and see what I can find in the way of maternity wear for the winter and maybe baby things.

Current Mood: cold
Monday, October 24th, 2005
1:24 pm
Madeleine/Aubrey was very active this weekend. I could feel her flipping around my tummy yesterday and saturday. Even chris felt it when he put his hand on my belly. I guess she likes to swim in circles like I do. We're not sure about the name again. Chris likes to ask how Aubrey is doing and I tell him Madeleine is doing well. All the baby furniture from the nice family on craigslist got into the baby's room this weekend and it looks great!
For a total of 650$ we got:
A crib and lace bedding plus a matress and wedge in case she gets congested.
Matching eyelest lace window sham
A Rocker and matching rocker chair pad
A dresser/changing table
A chiffarobe
Pooh bear bookends

What a deal!

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
10:33 am
I feel like I had two very vigourous shiatsu massages
It seems both the first tech who did my scan and the doctor who did my second scan yesterday seemed to think the best way to get a good picture of my stubborn little baby was to cajole her into flipping by pressing so hard on my abdomen that my pain might make her respond. No go, baby was just way too comfy to move much either time. At least for the second doc she moved enough to get a good profile shot. If i can figure out how to attach them I will, otherwise I'll just save them to my yahoo photo account and link them.
So we found out its a girl and she's healthy.

Current Mood: content
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
12:27 pm
Its a girl!

Went for my 19th wk appt with the ultrasound and tech had a heck of time getting a good look at baby. She was just too comfortable to flip for us. She did get a good view of her labial folds and said those were a dead giveaway for a girl. The midwife was not as full of good news though. My amniotic fluid was on the low end and she scheduled me for an immediate 2nd look by a specialist across the street. Great another chunck of cash and the possibility of a week's bedrest.

Current Mood: worried
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