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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our family of 2 is now of 3!:)

We went in to get induced this past Monday morning on Mallory's actual due date but things of course did not work out the way we planned but instead just the way they were supposed to. After over 24 hours on pitocin and then cervidil things were actually going in the opposite direction. Mallory's blood pressure dropped way low with each contraction that next morning so our doctor did C-section before too much distress happened for her. Turns out there would have been no way she would have come vaginal the way she was postitioned and with the placement of the cord so it all worked out for the best. I would have to say C-section was weird in the sense that I did not get to actually see Mallory and be with her for what seemed like forever which was pretty hard for me. Having to have a C-section was one of my biggest fears throughout the pregnancy but so thankful for such a great doctor and his team that made it such a good experience- as well as being cut open can be right? We had a long week in the hospital and finally got discharged late Thursday night. We have just been following Mallory's lead with everyting, she is such a good baby and has taken it pretty easy on us these first 5 days.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where's Waldo and Wenda

We had a Halloween party Saturday night through work and it was a lot of fun. We dressed up as the Where's Waldo couple Waldo and Wenda. I thought a large shirt would work good but I was hanging out a bit as she has gotten a lot lower, but it worked just fine- at least I was covered!:)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

almost there

We went to the doctor this week and still no changes with dilation I am still at a 2 and 75% effaced. But we did have changes with the cervix position, it is now at a -1 and she is still way down he again had to push her back up to check the cervix. Her heart beat was 144 beats per min this week. Luckily our doctor is on call this weekend so if anything happens he will get to be with us, but if nothing happens over the weekend we are set to induce! We have one set of grandparents here with us and the other grandma with an aunt and uncle in tow on their way soon. We are so thankful to have family with us for this special time as we wait for her big debut! It is amazing how one little girl is so loved and we have not even gotten to meet her yet. I am so excited and yet so nervous! It is all starting to feel so surreal that we will have our baby with us next week! wow!! I am scared on what to expect! Today was my last day at work so maternity leave has officially started which I can not believe I made it this far but could not go much longer for sure I am just way too big. My belly was totally getting in the way today- there was not a comfortable position at all. But I am so thankful I was healthy enough to work up until the end so I did not disappoint anyone at work and could help keep both hygiene schedules going smoothly for as long as I could. I know I will see everyone it is just sad officially leaving for awhile, and I am sure my hormones are contributing to me being so sensitive about everything! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and we will keep you posted with everything!!! Sending all our love~ G, J and MJ

Saturday, October 16, 2010

still waiting

Last night we went out on a hot date while it is still just the two of us. We went to a pub that has yummy bar foods and the catch is no one under 21 yrs old is allowed so we thought this would be a good time to get our fix while we can still smuggle our minor in with us. It was very good and just nice to be out with my husband enjoying each other! It is always weird though going out here because of course patients are everywhere- yep our waitress even! Just crazy to me that we can not ever get away from work while in town I think that is why we love and long for our trips to the city- just not to be recognized and have to talk anything dentistry!
This week I wanted to measure the circumference of my belly, we measured it at work with a tape measure we found there. I measure 47 inches around- my sweet loving husband immediately does the conversions in his head and bursts out "wow that is almost 4 feet around!", aww doesn't that make you feel good?! :) Ha! We will continue to keep you posted with any changes but so far nothing has changed- the girls at work have noticed my belly getting lower and I have noticed it is low as well that now it is getting hard to keep my belly covered by even the longest of maternity shirts!
We wish everyone a great relaxing weekend and send all our love~ G, J and MJ xoxoxo

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

no changes

We had a doctor appointment today, I was so excited and anxious to find out how far I had dilated from last week and to know if we were getting closer to having her here! But to my dismay no changes today- I am still at a 1-2 dilation! I could not help but be disappointed there was not any change. My doctor said most first time moms do not have the baby until after 39 weeks so he is not disappointed since we still have another week until that point. He still had to push her back up in to place in order to check the cervix today- he said that was really good that she is down like that we just need her to push more on the cervix to get the dilation continuing to progress. Her heart beat today was 13o beats per min- the doctor jokingly said we got a boy, like that is what I needed to hear to help my anxiety at this point funny guy he is!!! But I guess anything is possible and joke would be on us if it was a boy!
We sold the car on Friday, it is bitter sweet that it is gone. It is sweet that we do not have the high payment each month especially since I am about to be at home not working with our baby! But it is bitter because I know Justin loved that car and it was his big spurge upon graduation! (Thank you Justin for all your sacrifices and hard work in supporting our family! You are such an amazing husband and I can not wait to see as my baby daddy! :) I love you more and more each day!!!)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

full term

So we have officially hit full term with Miss Mallory and have 2 weeks and 5 days now until her actual due date. We went to the doctor this past week and he checked for any changes. He had to push her way back up as soon as he started the exam to even get to my cervix to check it. I am dilated 1-2 cm and 75% effaced. Which in all actuality does not mean anything specific besides we are progressing towards her big debut!! I have been still having a rough time with heartburn and have the morning sickness all over like first trimester, but I do not mean for that to come out as me complaining at all since it is just for a little bit longer until she is here! I am trying to enjoy and take in every second I still get to have her in my belly and loving the movements she does make. I can now feel her more at my hip bones. It has been over 37 weeks and it still just amazes me that I have a tiny person in my belly! I am beginning to get nervous that I will not do a good job at delivering her. I am nervous I will not know when to start timing things and I do not want to be the annoying first time mom that goes up to the hospital too early or under false labor. My doctor keeps reassuring me that these are things not to stress about at all but of course I can not help it. But most of all I am so excited and just anxious! I can not wait for her to join us and for us to have her in our arms finally getting to see her face! We will continue to keep you posted with the progress!!! All our love~ G, J and MJ