Tuesday, April 8, 2014

36 Weeks!

So...I'm a mom! Surprise for all of us!

Here goes a very funny and not so accurate week 36 post...my final post of being pregnant--bitter sweet!


How far along? 35 Weeks and 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: 35  lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes, but traded in for a hospital gown.
Stretch marks? Yep--they spider webbed all around my poor belly button.
Sleep: None.
Best moment this week: I gave birth! Holy cow...what an experience.

Worst moment this week: The birth was unexpected and we had nothing ready! Especially nothing preemie!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Advil. Sleeping well. Getting out of bed by myself. Normal blood pressure.
Movement: Yes! Love this little guy...he was kicking up a storm right up till I got the epidural and then he was kicking up a storm after he was born.
Food cravings: i'll never turn down curly fries or mint chocolate chip ice cream. Unfortunately nothing healthy! I had a lovely breakfast of french toast and eggs this morning.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smoke. Fish. or Raw meat.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? officially OUT.
Wedding rings on or off? OFF.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Overly Joyous!!
Looking forward to: Getting out of the hospital, getting my blood pressure back to normal, wearing my wedding rings again, and figuring life out with a newborn!

Bump Progression

 Showing the growth!!




13 Weeks!! This is the week we told the world we were finally expecting!


Growing!! Feeling awesome!


Week 15--needed a change, so I cut about 6 inches of my hair off!


Week 16! Our little babe provided us with an amazing profile picture!!


Week 17--I havent really gained any weight yet! 


Week 18--stopped my metformin and now have gained 4 pounds!


Week 19--still feeling pretty good!


Week 20-- HALF WAY!! I'm gaining weight now. Up about 8 pounds.


Week 21--Found out for sure that our babe is a little MAN! My belly button has officially popped out (weird!) and we went to Prescott and spent the weekend in the snow.


Week 22--Most exciting week since we told everyone we were pregnant...I felt Nash moving around!! FINALLY.


Week 23--Christmas is around the corner and Nash loves keeping mom up at night!


Wee 24--MERRY CHRISTMAS! I woke up really sick--Nash didnt like how much I was coughing. We also had Maternity pictures taken.


Week 25--HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm still sick, but Nash is growing alot! I'm gaining weight steadily now.


Week 27--Holy Moley. I look huge!! I'm not sleeping hardly at all now...getting up for work in the morning sure is not easy.


Week 28--We keep getting bigger together! Nash scared me by not moving much at all this week.


Week 29! After a big scare, Nash decided to make his presence known to the world! My belly is constantly bouncing around and Jace is LOVING being able to see/feel nash!




Week 30! Only 10 weeks left. We had an ultrasound and boy o boy...I have officially gained 20 pounds! And it shows!! 

Week 31! Valentines day was really fun. Jace had flowers delivered to my work! I bought him a custom watch case (he loved it), and we tried out a new pizza place by our home and it actually was really good! I had my baby shower the day after and we felt very loved and blessed to have so many family members come and support us! Nash also decided that he was going to DROP! I was having a hard time moving at the shower and I couldnt figure out why. When Jace saw me he said. "Um...i'm pretty sure you've dropped." True statement. I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions...guess this kiddo is getting ready to be here! I also had my 3 hour glucose test on Presidents Day. Still dont know the results. WHEW! Busy week!


Week 32: Started swelling a TON. Its hard to walk and I don't fit into any closed toe shoes. Still haven't heard back from my 3 hour test...driving me crazy!




33 Weeks: PASSED my glucose test! However the swelling was so bad that I went in. Found out I have high blood pressure all of the sudden :( Dr. Beck put me on blood pressure meds and hopefully that will help! He doesnt think I'll be going to my due date though.


Week 34--Nash is about 5 pounds! WOW! At weekly appointments now!


Week 35--Nash was measured at just over 5 pounds...doctor told me that I need to stop work and be on bed rest. 2 days later I had my last day of work! Weird. To celebrate mom and I went and got pedicures.




Week 35 and 5 days--SURPRISE!!! Nash Cameron Hunt is born!


And thus ended my first pregnancy quite abruptly...but wonderfully! My baby boy is amazing and I love him!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

35 Weeks!





How far along? 35 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 33  lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? Yep--they spider webbed all around my poor belly button.
Sleep: None.
Best moment this week: "Nursery" got MOSTLY put together

Worst moment this week: Protein was found in my urine...which means beginning stages of preeclampsia.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Advil. Sleeping well. Getting out of bed by myself.
Movement: Yes! Love this little guy.
Food cravings: i'll never turn down curly fries or mint chocolate chip ice cream. Unfortunately nothing healthy!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smoke. Fish. or Raw meat.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? officially OUT.
Wedding rings on or off? OFF.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. I think its always both.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound again on Thursday...we are hoping to keep Nash in there as long as possible, but my doctor thinks that we will be inducing here soon.

Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm not dead...just...occupied.

I had a baby 2 weeks ago!

I know!

Weird.

We had him a whole month early.

He's perfect. Its me that has taken a little longer to heal.

However, I'm feeling a bit better. One of these days when he's napping I'll post his birth story and finish up the weeks of being pregnant. I have them mostly done-- just sitting in my drafts.

But to tide you over until then...

Here is my precious little man: Nash Cameron. All 4 pounds of him :)


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fear. Anxiety. Joy.

Hoo boy.

Found out on Monday that I will be lucky to make it to 36 weeks pregnant.

My blood pressure SKYROCKETED on Monday.

All i had done was get up, get dressed, and go in to the doctor.

He was worried.

Once he had me lie down though, it went down...still high, but not too scary.

I had my mom and Jace with me.

We each asked questions.

Jace asked if we were making it though March.

My doctor did not think so. He said i think we'll induce at 36 weeks.

I asked about my urine sample. Up to that point there was no proteins...there were now. Jace asked what that meant. My doctor explained that my kidneys were shooting protein back out--that wasnt good for me or the baby.

I asked about work...my doctor said that I could work half days. But only if i laid down on my side for the rest of the day=partial bed rest.

My mom asked about my headaches---how bad they need to be before we do something. He said that if they last more than 2 hours and Tylenol doesnt help, then i have to go to the hospital.

We asked about our baby and the chances he would have being born 5 weeks early at only 5 pounds. My doctor said that he has seen babies born at 4 pounds go home without spending time in the NICU and others who are much more developed who have issues. It will all just depend on Nash. So far from what we can see, Nash is doing well.

So....we are freaking out. We thought we had at least a month to get everything ready. Now we are making last minute lists and trying to figure out what we need to do and what we need to have. We have major anxiety now realizing how very soon we will be parents and responsible for a life. However, we also are experiencing major joy....WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO BE PARENTS AND NASH WILL BE HERE SOON!

We'll keep you updated. I have another appointment later this week and we'll see!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

34 Weeks!!


How far along? 34 Weeks 4 days
Total weight gain/loss:  25 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yes and LOVING them!
Stretch marks? Yep--they spider webbed all around my poor belly button.
Sleep: None.

Best moment this week: Baby swing came and I got all of Nash's clothes washed!

Worst moment this week: Still swelling badly...having to be super careful. There was one day as well where Nash didnt move very much.
Weirdest moment this week: Started training new girls to take over for me at work...
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Advil. Sleeping well. Getting out of bed by myself.
Movement: Yes! and while sometimes it hurts, its always so nice to be reassured that hes okay!
Food cravings: i'll never turn down curly fries or mint chocolate chip ice cream. Unfortunately nothing healthy!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smoke. Fish. or Raw meat.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? I'm declaring it officially OUT.
Wedding rings on or off? OFF.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. I think its always both.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound again on Monday...we are at weekly appointments now because of the high blood pressure.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Some pregnancy memories

  • I started snoring. Awesome.
  • I didnt really feel movement until 22 Weeks! Jace didnt feel outside movement until 29 weeks!
  • I never did have actual throwing up morning sickness...until this morning at 8 months pregnant where I was vomiting like NON STOP. Now i'm super nauesous. Lovely.
  • I am so beyond swollen in my feet. Its insane. They are so puffy and they hurt! I majorly dislike this.
  • Everyone at work has known about my pregnancy since week 10 (my boss even earlier than that) because i had to miss so much to go to ultrasounds and then I got super nauseous in the mornings and started coming in late.
  • I have had 9 ultrasounds to date so far. I'll have another one in a couple of weeks and then switch to weekly when we get super close to having Nash! I find myself loving the fact that I'm "high risk" only for this reason! Most people dont get to see them on ultrasound more than 3 times if they are lucky!
  • Jace's favorite weird thing that has started since pregnancy is that I accidentally throw things...all the time. So weird.
  • I failed my first glucose test at 30 weeks. I took my 3 hour test at 32 weeks...I havent heard back yet, but I'm praying really hard that I dont have gestational diabetes!