Done Brewin'! Aidan Arrived on 7/6/07!!!

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Done Brewin'! Aidan Arrived on 7/6/07!!!

Thanks to my boyfriend for the name of my journal. Hahaha!

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Hello everyone. My name is Diana and I am going to be a first time mom. I very excited but very scared at the same time. My boyfriend, Jesse, and I were not TTC at the time, but things happen and I'm glad they did. At the moment I am 9 weeks and one day and my EDD is July 13, 2007. Luckly my morning sickness has come and gone already, not like it really matters cause it really wasn't that bad, just some nausea (I know, I'm one of the lucky ones!) Right now all I want to do is eat everything in sight and I'm doing a pretty good job of accomplishing that! I swear I will be the size of a house by 40 weeks.

My first appointment with my OB was on November 13th. Just your basic Q and A appointment with some blood taking (ahh!) I got a lot of free stuff which was cool. Other then that, very uneventful except when I slammed my elbow on the counter and almost passed out...fun, I know.

At first my OB had concerns about my blood pressure being so high (150/90) and I explained that I get nervous around doctors. She told me to come in and get a retake the next week. So I went in the following tuesday and it was at 140/80....still too high. I had a different doctor this time, for mine was not in that day. She waited about 10 minutes and took it again. 128/79. She was please with this but still told me to come back the next week for a follow up. I decided I would go after I had my ultrasound on the following Tuesday.

Here's my first picture of you baby at 7w4d:

I was so happy! I heard the heart beat and everything! The Heart rate was 137 and I was just in awe when I saw my little one on the screen! After that I knew everything would be alright. I left and went across the street to my OB's office and had my blood pressure taken again. 118/70. The doctor was pleased. My next appointment is on December 13th. I'll be 9w5d. Hopefully they'll set up an appointment for another ultrasound Smile

Well I guess that's it for now. Until next time Smile

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Well see....

Madame Zaritska's reading

Madame Zaritska, our resident clairvoyant, wants to help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Here she does her best to predict certain aspects of your labor and birth experience.

What she senses for you
The day you deliver, outside will be foggy. Your baby will arrive in wee hours of the morning .

After a labor lasting approximately 15 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and will be 19 inches long. This child will have light blue eyes and be completely bald.

But there is more. I sense that you are feeling some stress. This is very normal. However, I would like to suggest that you try some of these methods to pamper yourself a bit.

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9w5d

Today I went for my second OB appointment. Nothing big. The doctor went over my blood work and pap results. I had a normal pap! First time in almost two years (I have HPV.) That means I probably won't have to have a c-section! I've been fearing that since I found out I was preggo.

Anyways, the doctor said it was still to early to hear the HB so she scheduled me to come back in three weeks for that. That's about it. Until next time.

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So today I finally found the pregnancy journal I had been looking for! Only took a trip to that god awful place called the mall, but it was well worth it. That and I discovered just how good the Mango Tango fruit smoothie is from Fruit Sensations. It has mango, pineapple, kiwi and papaya in it. I never really liked any of thouse before but today I just had to have one; it just sounded too good! I also bought the book "Belly Laughs" today along with some last minute Christmas gifts. It was all in all a good day Smile

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So just updating inbetween holidays Smile I have an appointment on the 3rd to hear the heartbeat. I'm excited! Christmas was pleasent. It was nice seeing the family, as scattered as we are. Don't have uch planned ofr New Years....I'll probably be asleep well before 12 lol. I'm excited about tonight though. We're all going out to dinner for my DBF sister's birthday. It should be fun. Until the 3rd....

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So I had my appointment today. I heard the heartbeat!!!! It was so cool. My little one kept swimming around and the doc tried to follow for about 5 minutes then we just gave up. Already taking after his/hers father! Anyways, I've gained...17 lbs. so far. Honestly, though, I think most of it was in my shoes and my boobs. I've probably only really "gained" about 10. I can make myself feel better by saying that right? Anyways, 17 lbs or not, I don't look like I'm 150. And I've been there before so I know what it looks like. I guess that's about it. I got for my next appointment on the 1st of February. Until then.

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I finally decided to stop being lazy a post some belly pics. I was completely flat before I became pregnant (I know it's hard to believe by the looks of it!) All the women in my family get big quick when expecting. Here they are:

4 weeks

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8 weeks

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today- 13w1d

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The stretch marks are old; from when i put on weight from my old BC. I gained 30lbs in two months in 2002. I finally deicded to lose it last year ant lost that plue 10. i didn't even realize I had them until then. Oh well Smile

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So I felt the popcorn effect last night! I was laying down and there it was! it felt like pop corn popping in my tummy...and no it wasn't gas! This is getting me all kinds of excited. I can't wait til my next U/S. I might not be finding out what I'm having, but just to see my little one is going to be awesome!!!

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So we've finally come to some kind of agreement on names last night. Nothings offical, but it's better then having nothing! Here they are:

Boy- Jacob Michael
Girl- Kylie Cadence

Nothing is set in stone, but it's nice to have something! My goal is to have the names before the ultrasound because I am finding out what the gender is. My DBF doesn't want to know still. So you can see why there is an urgency and no matter how well I cover it up, he'll still think I'm leaning more towards one then the other and then he'll freak out and say I gave it away. Blah. Well that's all for now. Time for some hot cocoa Smile

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So I went to the doctor's today in fear that I might have a UTI. Nope. Instead I have a bacterial infection and a yeast infection. I figured I had a BI because my DBF's "fluids" don't exactly like me, so my doctor said last time I had one. I'm not really worried. I have my meds and all is good. I got to hear the heart beat again today. As soon as my doc put the doppler on my I could hear it. It's so cool! I go back next Thursday for my actual appointment. Hopefully I get to set my U/S date!!! i can't wait!

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Ok, so I had my appointment today! I heard the heartbeat again....it was around 160. I got my "big" U/S date- February 20th at 9am. I'm soo excited! My midwife says I have a very active baby which I could have told you. I feel like s/hes doing flips in my stomach all the time lol. Well That's about it. Now it's time to count down Smile

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19w4d

IT'S A BOY!!!

My lil man...

Side shot...

And the money shot...

The tech said everything looked fine and that I;m dead on with my EDD (7/13.) I went shopping afterwork and got some really cute outfits on clearance. I'm so excited!!!

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20w2d

Well last night Jesse tried a handful of times to feel for the baby but everytime the baby was kickin and he'd touch my belly the baby would disappear for a good half hour. The reason: DBF hands we so cold that I got goosebumps on my belly lol. I don't think the little guy was too fond of it. Hopefully he can warm his hands up long enough to fell some movement today.

*UPDATE*

He felt the baby move last night! It was so cute lol.

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20w6d

Had another appointment today. It was supposd to be tomorrow, but my MW got called to jury duty. The other MW went over my ultrasounds results with me. She said everything was perfect! My belly ismeasuring 19 inches right now, one inch smaller then normal which she said was ok. I got to hear the HB again; which never gets old. All in all it was a good appointment. Oh and I asked her about the Rogam shot I'm going to have to get at 28 weeks, specifically where I would be getting it and I found out it's in the bum lol. Now I just have to prepare myself for that!

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23w1d

So this past week has kinda sucked. All the aches and pains of pregnancy decided to show up last Saturday and kick my ass! That and we had another ice storm last night after having 70 degree weather...wtf! On a lighter note, my shower is on MAy 6th so I have something to look forward to between now and Aidan's arrival. I know I'm not supposed to know anything about the shower, but I'm the only child and my mom wants to make sure it everything I thought a baby shower would be lol. So she's going crazy and I thank her for it. She's already done enough! Other then that the aby is fine. He kicked the cat last night and the poor cat was so confused! He ket looking everywhere for the "culprit" and was sniffing my belly and all. He's such a dork Smile

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24w2d

So i got my new insurance card yesterday so, effective April 1st, I'll have good health insurance finally! No more $1500 deductible for me! I'm glad it came when it did because my next appointment is on the 5th and I get to be like "haha! i win!" to that "b" of a receptionist that yells at me everytime go in there. Also I have even more good news! We finally moved our room from the basement to the ground floor so we can now start setting up the nursery! That and we have windows now lol!

Today after our bowling league, we're going to go look at new mattresses. The one we have now suks somethign bad and it's time to get rid of it (that what i get from buy a cheap matress) so hopefully we find something we both like because i need to sleep while i still can! I'll update later if we actually get a new one....keep your fingers crossed.

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What a day! We got a new matress! I'll be sleepin' great come tomorrow night when we go pick it up. We got a Sealy posturepedic memory foam matress...whoa is this thing comfy! I almost fell asleep in the store! I can't wait to get it here! Maybenow i'll finally be able to sleep through the night for the first time in over a year...keep your fingers crossed!

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Some recent belly shots Smile

St. Patty's Day - 23 weeks 1 day

Today - 25 weeks 2 days

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26w1d

So I went to L & D today because I was having severe pain in my lower ab and back region. My midwife was worried that it might be pre-term labor so she sent me there to be safe. Turns out it's just a bad bladder infection, but better to be safe then sorry.

While I was there I got to see my friend, Maria. She had her son this morning at 6am and we didn't even know she was there lol. My room was right next to her's so Jesse kept walking back and forth between rooms to check on everyone. The next few months are going to fly by. She the second person I know to have their baby in the past week. Some of my other friends and due soon too: Marie is due on 4/24, Lauren is due 4/27 and Michelle is sceduled for a C-Section on 5/3 so this is one crazy month! Then my friend Jessica is due the week before me and last week my SIL found out she was pregnant and she's due at the end of October. That's alot of babies!

Well, foods here. Enough said Smile

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28w0d

I'm finally here! Welcome to the third trimester!!!! It's finally setting in that I'm really oging to have htis baby lol. I swear ge's the next David Akers the way he's kickin' all the time. It still blows my mind that alittle human being is growing in my belly.

As for me, I have my GD test on Thursday along with my lovely shot of Rhogam too. Fun times are ahead for me.....ha! Other then that everythings as good as it can be. I went to the hospital the Saturday before easter with contractions. Luckly it was nothing more then being alittle dehydrated and a bladder infection. They hooked me up to monitors and all that jazz for alittle while. That's about it.

Well until next time Smile

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29w0d

Well I had my appointment yesterday. got poked and prodded like a farm animal lol. Haven't gotten my results back yet from the GD test. Not sure when I will either lol. My midwife yelled at me for gaining 9lbs in 3 weeks but laid off when she realized it was mostly from water retention and told me to drink more water. I don't think it's possible to drink more water lol. Well I'm gonna call my doctor and ask them when they should know the results. Fingers crossed that everythign is good!

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29w6d

I passed my 1 hour GD test! No giving up sweets for me!!!

What a week! The shower is on Sunday and we've been haulin' ass tring to get everything ready. We put the nursery furniture together on Tuesday and me, my mom, my aunt and my cousin made the lollipops for the shower last night. I'm gonna but the glider together tonight and start washing blankets and such. Tomorrow I need to go to Wal mart and get door prizes for the shower and on Saturday I have my little cousins Communion and party. The next Thursday is my work shower so I only get 4 days to make room form more stuff. Ugh! This month is just gonna be hectic, but I have no worries....that just mean my little Aidan will be here soon Smile

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31w1d

So this past week has just been very busy! I had my family shower on Sunday. WOW! I think I recieved one of everything from babiesrus lol. I was a great time! The food was great and all my friends and family were there to celebrate with. I had a blast!

On Thursday I had my work shower and I was bombarded with more cute baby stuff. It's just so overwhelming looking around the house anymore. Any free space we had now has some type of baby accessory crammed in it lol.

Now i'm off to BRU to get the two things that I did not recieve lol: a changing pad for the table and an entertainment saucer because the one we originally had was recalled so we need to get a different one.

Oh I had an appointment wednesday morning and all is well. I lost 2 lbs (not like it really made a difference!) and got the offical results back from my GD test (i still passed lol). They filled out my papers and I got my last day of work: June 15th! Yeah! let the countdown begin!!!

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32w3d

Not much to say. I have a nice sun burn going on from the concert I went to yesterday. I realized how very pointless tailgating is when you can't drink and how very long the portapotty line is because of the drinking. Concerts aren't ment to be sober at lol. I had fun thought Smile

I go for my check up on Wednesday. Nothing interesting, just your basic check up. Right now I would do anything to be done work. I have hardly anywork to do anymore and I'm just so ungodly tired to begin with so the days are just draggin on and on. Luckly I only have 26 days until my last day...and I have off next Monday and go on vacation for the weekend the Friday before my last day so hopefully time will start to fly by.

Last week our first July Firecracker was born! It's finally setting in that this is all very real now.

I guess that's it for now Smile

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34w1d

We've finally finished the nursery!!!! All that is left is little stuff like buying batteries, light blubs- little things. That and washing all the clothes! Here's some pictures Smile

View from the door:

The Crib:

The Dresser/Changer (sorry it's so blurry!):

The Glider (can't not included):

The Closet:

Randomness:

Compliments of Jami Smile

Last but not least....King Milo:

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Well I'm going on vacation tomorrow to Ocean City, MD. The last hoorah before the kiddo comes Smile I'll update with pictures possibly when I get back. Bon Voyage!

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36w1d

I'm sick as a dog right now. I went to my SIL's house for a BBQ and now I feel like shit. I think it has to do with the half cooked burger she served me. I ate about a quarter of it before I realized it was still mooing. Wonderful.

In other news, I think I'm gonna pop early. Everyone's been saying that the past few days and not for nothing, but I hope I do cause I'm so uncomfortable at the moment. That and I'm sick of hearing the "you're so big" shit. It gets old.

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Holy contractions, Batman! I just can't get a break today! I woke up all types of crampy and uncofortable. To the point were I seriously thought the next time I went to the bath room I'd see blood (not in the bad sense, just that I could have swore Aunt Flo was arriving lol.) They finally went away after about two hours and everything was fine until about 30 minutes ago. I got slightly crampy then a nice wave of pain. I had three contractions in a row so i got up and started to panic lol. I went into Aidan's room and started to grab all the stuff that i was gonna bring to the hospital so i could wash it. Then I started thinking about everything else I needed to do and kinda just gave up until DBF gets home. I have an appointment tomorrow, reguardless of recent circumstances, and I'm just worried their gonna say this is it lol. I just feel so umprepared.

Well we'll see tomorrow. I'll update when I get home...if there isn't one by tomorrow night then you know where i'm at!

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Ok so I'm back from the doctors and everything is looking good. I was alittle nervous there for a minute because the babies heart rate was alittle on the high side so they told me to go eat lunch and come back. Well I did and everything turned out fine.

Now with the rest of the appointment. I'm dialated 1 1/2 cm as of right now and my MW said that if I wanted to I could see my little guy as early as the end of the week (she pretty much told me and DBF to screw like bunnies for that to happen lol.)

I think we might hold off on bring him into the world that soon...atleast until DBF is done working nights, which is this week Smile

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37w6d

I'm so done with this pregnancy! I want my body back! I want to actaully be slightly comfortable on occassion! Is that too much to ask for??? I keep telling my little guy that he can come out now, but he's stubborn like his father lol. I'm not even worrying about the whole labor and delivery part anymore...I'm actually looking forward to it now cause I'm that "desperate."

PLese little Aidan- get out of my belly!!!

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38w2d

IT'S JULY!!!!!!!

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Aidan get your butt out here now!!!

I thought last night was gonna be the night. I was having contractions every 15 minutes for an hour so I went to Dunkin Donuts to celebrate by having some chocolate frosted deliciousness. Yeah, well that ended up stopping them lol. So now I'm about to go the flea mart to walk around and see if anything happens. I even hung up my sandals and put sneakers on for the first time since February lol. Fingers crossed! Hopefully little Aidan will come soon Smile

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38w3d

Well had my appointment today and to my suprise my MW stripped my membranes so hopefully we'll have a baby here soon! I didn't even know she did it until I got home and went to the bathroom and saw the that i had some bloody show so i googled it and sure enough that's what happened! Now we play the waiting game Smile

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38w4d

Lost my plug!!!

Hopefully something fun will happen now. I had a handful of contractions not long after it happened but they stopped not too long ago. we'll see what happens in the next couple hours. This might be it!!

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38w5d

Happy 4th!

As you can see nothing has happened. ugh!!! Hopefully I can get something going on today at the BBQ...maybe I'll just have to play one too many games of horseshoes lol. I'm still not to the pont of castor oil, but if there's nothing my the weekend, that's it; it's game time.

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Well it all started last on Thursday night when I started getting contractions. I went to th hospital and they checked me out. Te contractions were a minute apart, but they weren't doing anyting to my cervix Sad The hospital kept me over night for observation in hopes that maybe they might start to do somehting down there but nothing happened and they sent me home at 6:30 in the morning. I went home and passed out. The contractions kind of fizzled out by then and when i woke up they were almost non exsistant. So I slept a few hours, got up and stil had alittle bit of pain so I got in the shower...that's when the fun began.

Almost instantly the shower cause my contractions to start back up. I didn't get my hopes up about it after everything that happened the night before. I ended up holding out for three hours at home before heading back. When i got there they checked me: I went from 2cm to 6cm in three hours! They admitted me and got me started on my epi the they brole my water. everything was going fine and was dialating rather quickly considering this was my first time. Everything seemed to be going well....then my luck ran out lol.

My epi didn't seem to like my left side and was starting to wear off, where as my right side was so numb I could have cut my damn leg off with a butter knife and not have felt anything! The kept giving me bolis after bolis, but they never lasted more then 20 minutes. When it finally came time to push I could feel EVERYTHING on my left side, including the horrible back labor that my mother "forgot" to tell me about having when she had me lol. I pushed for 45 minutes and, considering the circumstances, I was really good Smile At one point I told Jesse that he was gonna have the next kid so he could feel my pain lol. In the end, it was definitly all worth it:

At 10:45 pm on July 6th, Aidan Michael came into the world screaming his head off! He weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz. and is 20 inches long.