Thursday, February 26, 2009

37 week appointment

Ok, another week down. We saw my doctor again. Everything is ok with Jayden and me. It is starting to get so routine. Speedy always jokes around before she comes in and we go through exactly what she is going to say- it never changes! So, I haven't dropped, and I am full term, but now she thinks he will go to my due date. AGGHHH!!!! So I was put on bedrest to stop preterm labor and now we have to go until March 19th? She said walking is an old wives tale. He'll come when he is ready. Ok, Jayden, you have a 2 week eviction notice from my uterus- You've been warned, mister. Ok, seriously, he needs to get a little bigger, though. The doc thinks he is only 6 lbs! I feel huge, but she did say I have huge fibroids in my belly that are taking up space too.

On another note, I was free today. We went to dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day (I was put on bedrest right before it) and then went shopping! My favorite : ) We had a yummy dinner at Churrascos and before we were about to leave, Speedy said, that guy looks just like Vince Young. (He saw him from a mile away!) I told him it was him. It was barely 6pm and he was dressed so casual with his girlfriend. So we asked the waitress to confirm, and sure enough it was him. So, Speedy and I went to the patio to ask for a picture and get an autograph (We blamed it on Jayden- sorry baby- we did it for you!) He was so nice and so was his girlfriend! I kept asking stupid questions- oh, so you are from Houston, and what high school did you go to. Speedy wanted to kill me. He was like Madison, babe! Anyways, we got a couple of pictures and an autograph for Jayden. I sure wish him well this season! What a nice guy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

36 Week Appointment

Ok, so I went in yesterday to see my doctor for 36 week appointment. She quickly checked the baby's position- he is still head down. I told her that the contractions are better with the medicine and the bedrest, but after next week, I have to go back to work. So, I am enjoying this nice little break. I thought I would be bored out of my mind, but no. I've been catching up on my reading- I just finished BabyWise, and now I'm onto Happiest Baby on the Block. And I've been eating nice home cooked meals (that my mom has been making)! I also lost 3 lbs from the last appointment. Everyone says near the end of the pregnancy you have no room to eat, no worries, I do not have that problem! So, after the appointment next week, we are going to the Galleria for 3 hours! I do not want to go to work, even though a couple days of working will bring him right out- I'm on my feet all day! So, now we are on the home stretch! I'm actually excited still. I'm not going to think about L&D yet. I will cross that road when I get there. The contractions do not hurt at all- just a lot of tightness. We asked the doctor yesterday how do we really know that it is a contraction- she said, it feels really tight and it feels like you can't talk. Well, I get that, and no pain (I know for now only), I'll take it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Finished Nursery

Here are some pictures of Jayden's finished room! Ok, it is almost done. I just ordered one more thing for the wall online. I went to 10 different stores looking for it, all over Houston, and that's probably why I started having stronger contractions! Well, anyways, no one had it, so I finally found it online and ordered today. Enjoy!

35 weeks Doctor's Appointment

We went to the doctor last Thursday. I have been having contractions since I was 6 months pregnant, but I noticed they've been getting a little bit stronger. They still do not hurt, it just squeezes the heck out of me! My doctor checked, and sure enough I was already dilated 2 cm. Which is not a lot, but combined with the contractions, not good. Of course the first thing my doctor asks is what I'm doing at work. I'm on my feet all day, driving and pulling samples in and out of my car! I haven't been to conscious of how hard I am on my body, because everything has been ok with Jayden. But I knew at one point, my body would just get tired. So, right away she put me on bedrest. She wants me on rest for two weeks until Jayden is at least 37 weeks which is full term. At least it is two weeks and I think we both will be okay until then. She also told me to keep taking the albuterol she gave me last time. I thought it was to control the pain of the contractions, but it's actually to stop them! So, I've been taking one in the morning and one at night. We have an ultrasound appointment on Tuesday afternoon, and hopefully we'll get to find out how big he is! I am sure I will get bored out of my mind these next few weeks, but I am planning on reading lots of books. Good thing Speedy will take me to my mom's every morning and pick me up after work, which is not bad at all. So, now it's the waiting game- he can come out anytime now!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More Showers!

It was so great to see everyone at my showers! Thank you to all for all the wonderful gifts : ) Jayden is so lucky to have all of you in his life already!

My mom and sister had a shower for me on January 25th. We spent it playing games with the family and family friends. We ate yummy enchiladas from Fajita Pete's and enjoyed some great cake too!

On January 31st, my sister and Pedro hosted a Couples' Shower in our honor. I saw lots of friends I don't always get to see, so it was great to spend time with everyone! We had a laugh playing games and enjoyed fajitas from Fajita Pete's.