Thursday, October 30, 2008

Introducing the Ladybug!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No More Perinatal Appointments! Yay!!!

On Friday we went to our regular weekly Perinatal appointment to check Charley's progress. She is still doing well and STILL hiding her face in the ultrasounds. She is determined not to let us see her beautiful face until she is born! We got set up on the fetal monitor and FINALLY there is a pattern to my contractions. They are 5 minutes apart, steady but not hard enough to go and have the c-section early, YET. We met with the Doctor after the monitor and he decided not to make an appointment for next week AND told us he did not think that I would make it to the 20th and to be sure to send them our birth announcement. Since next week we were supposed to get her next estimated weight, I asked him what the percentage of his offices estimations were. She was 9 lbs 11 oz last week and if she is truly gaining a lb a week, she will be estimated at 11 lbs. 11 oz at the time of the c-section. He said they are usually off 10 oz. up or down. So, she very well could be 11 lbs 1 oz at birth! I still cannot believe it!! He told me to go home and walk to help things progress and get started and when the contractions get painful to call my OB. Well, Matt has been making me walk all over creation and up stairs and everything is still the same as Friday. I met my mom and Kimberly at Locust Grove yesterday to get Charley's new Halloween costume, one that will fit her, and we walked and walked and nothing. Kim noted that I have dropped since I last saw her. I hadn't even noticed, although that explains why suddenly my shirts do not cover the ample belly and I've caught myself out in public with an exposed belly. It is so embarrassing! lol You'd think I would notice a breeze! So, I'm still having every 5 minute contractions but not increasing in intensity. Of course, I'm not bothered by it, I'd like her to come after 2 pm Friday, then I won't have to go back to work until January 5th. At this point, what is 5 days in December? Either way, I'll live, but I want those 5 days with Gobbles! :)

8 days or less until Baby C arrives! We are so excited! <3 <3 <3

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Matt!

Happy Birthday Honeybuns! I Love You! :)~

Baby Day Scheduled & Ugly PIH!

At our last Perinatal Specialist appointment last Wednesday, Charley's weight was estimated at 9 lbs, 11 oz. Holy Mackeral! At my OB appointment on Thursday, the midwife, Patti said she felt more like 8 lbs, 11 oz. That would make her estimated weight at birth, 11 lbs. She did an exam to see if things were progressing, of course they weren't and she said she couldn't feel the baby's head, meaning she is not engaged in my pelvis. She said normally at 35-36 weeks if the head cannot be felt it usually means the baby "probably won't fit". I am so lucky, I tell you with sarcasm! Anyway, we made the decision to go with a Primary C-Section due to her estimated size and the risks of injury to myself or Charley. I had a message today that it has been put on the books for October 20th!

OH NO! My Mother-In-Law is also having surgery on the same day at the same hospital. I tried to get mine changed, but it just cannot be done. I just found out that we both have to be there at the same time! How crazy is that? Please keep us both in your prayers!

I had my 37 week prenatal appointment yesterday and once again, I am swollen from head to toe and my blood pressure was high. Why can I not cooperate with just over a week left? I also had protein in my urine, AGAIN, and as a result, I am having to another lovely 24 hour catch and they took blood so they can check to make sure I am not sick and developing pre-eclampsia. So, I had to take today off which in turn will make my last day of work before leave next Friday instead of Thursday...that is, if they don't decide to take Baby Charlotte earlier than the 20th due to the PIH!

I am so excited, I cannot wait to meet our lovely little ladybug. I was hoping to have a relatively easy last 2 weeks. I am thankful they are not going to make me go to 39 weeks as originally planned. I have my 2nd to the last appointment with the Perinatologist today. They want to "discuss our options" with a large baby, after the ultrasound. There is nothing to discuss! lol The c-section has been scheduled! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Baby Shower!

Wow, all I can say is my sisters and one of my BFF's Carrie, planned and executed one amazing party to welcome Baby Charlotte! It was more than we ever imagined and we are STILL operating on a high from the evening! Almost all of our closest friends and family came out to celebrate and it really is criminal how spoiled this little girl is before she even gets here! Thank you Kimberly, Holly, Jill & Carrie for one very special and memorable evening that we will remember forever! We love you guys and we are truly speechless and overwhelmed by the thought and effort each of you put into making Baby C's party so special!

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