Our Baby Bundle to be.

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Our Baby Bundle to be.

Well I have been thinking about making a journal for some time and I guess now is as good as any to do so. I am 13 weeks pregnant today!! and this is our first. I guess I will recap a little from the beginning. I just graduated from NAU in May I moved to the Grand Canyon in April for a job. This is when I meet Harvey we started dating and in July I moved in with him. Towards the end of July I found out I was pregnant. I am 22 years old and just graduated college and just started dating Harvey I never in a million years thought that I would be pregnant so eairly on. But what is gods will is. I told Harvey after taking about 3 HPT with a very very dark line BFP with a good friend Drew. I expected Harvey to freak and not stay with me or realize that he didnt want to be a father yet and tell me to get an abortion. I was really unsure myself as to what the H**l I was going to do. But He didnt (at that moment I knew he was the one) He chalked it up and was prepared for a life together with our child. He is 23 and has a good job we both talked about it and it was something that we wanted abortion never crossed our minds. He right away (that night) told his mom whom lives down the street. She is excited to have her first grandchild. I was a bit more reluctant to tell my mother. I thought she would be disappointed in me for not being married first or have a steady job or know what my life plan was first. I felt like I was a teenager still and this news was going to get me shuned from my family and everyone would look down on me. I didnt want to dissapoint my family. I wanted to wait to tell her until after my first doctors appointment just incase I had a m/s. So I waited. In the mean time Harveys mother was soooo excited she told everyone and ther mom hehe. My work found out before I was ready to tell them and I kinda felt guilty that all these people knew and my own mother didnt know. But I was going to wait until August 28 my app was on August 27. Sooo long from when I found out.

Well at my first doctors appointment they did an entire background on me and Harvey making sure we didnt have any heretitary complicatons to worry about. Harveys mother had 9 miscarrages before she concieved and stuck with Harvey, thankfully that is not genetic to me through a son. All the women on my side of the family are gifted in the birthin area. My greatgrandma bless her heart had 13 children my grandma only had 2 but only wanted 2 and my mother only had me but wasnt married eigher when I was concieved and it was a long time before she meet my step father Rob her odd to concieve later on were slim. The only thing that concerned me was my theird cousin Tiffany who was boren with Spina biffia. The doctor gave me an RX for extra folic acid ontop of my prenatals I have been taking. Then I had to take a blood test. That was the worst part. (I hate needles) I really didnt get any proof that I was pregnant other then a pee test positive which I already knew form the 3 I had takin at home already. So I was still unsure but knew it was going to be fine. I bought 2 books one on names and the "What to Expect When Your Expecting" which I love its very reassuring and afformative.

This is what our baby would look like right now.

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Lately I have been dealing with some really really harsh nausea. No vomiting unless I smell something really bad. I told my mother after the first appointment but I had told my grandma before I feel bad but my grandma is a great reassurrer that everything was going to be fine. She had told me that her and grandpa werent married before my mom was concieved and they were married in her 6th month. Then I know my mom wasnt married first she had just graduated college and was living at home with my grandma at the time. She never told anyone who my father was not even me. But I had more than enough love I really didnt mind.... there is always that wonder and I use to ask her all the time she would just say I tell you when your older well I kept getting older and still not a word so I just assume something happend that she doesnt want to share with anyone I guess I will respect that I am greatful that Im here and she didnt abort me which is why I would never do that myself. I had my grandpa and uncle david that acted as father figures for me I even made them fathers day presents in school. Another reason why Im soo close to my gradma she raised me alot sense my mother was an accountant and they work 24/7. So I told my mommy she wasnt mad at me at all weird I thought. I expected this huge lecture on how Im not ready for this and your not even married the whole shabang. Nope she was kinda disapointed that I didnt wait but she kinda had the thats life attitude and accepeted it I think shes even a little excited. Although the first words were when are you getting married hahahah I told her were talking about it and we want to wait till its the perfect moment, we plan on getting married though its just the date that not confirmed yet. I think of him as a husband already its weird how two people can just be ment for eachother. We know this is going to work wonderfully in our life plan. and I think after that phone call is when my worries became excitement. I thought about how wonderful this baby is going to be and Harvey completly 360 from bars night every night to home time with me seeing as how I felt so crapy with morning sickness. He takes such good care of me I feel really blessed to have him and this baby. (crying now.... gotta love hormones)

This is what our baby would look like now.

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So my first OB appointment was when I was 9 weeks along the second is 12 weeks and 2 days. They tell me that I will be due April 2nd. thats right with my LMP dates and were excited to have a baby so close to easter. Then she does a pap and checks the uterice and she says that she thinks I may be ferther along then I think she says my uturise feels like 14 weeks so I may be due in March around the 19. Well that is weird but I trust the doctor so I will get to have an eairly ultrasound at my next appointment which is going to be October 25 and I should be 16 weeks or 18 weeks. The girls on my April board think maby I will have twins because I measured large for dates... (that would be very exciting) Im hoping that they will be able to see the gender of our little peanut but I may have to wait until our Level II u/s which is in November Im ok with that though its not too far away. I also got to hear the heartbeat Harveys face just lit up and I started to get a bit tearyeyed. It was an amazing moment all this time I knew there was something in there but now I heard it and I know its ok and that this is real Im really having a little bundle of a baby. heheh I love him/her already.

So Harvey and I are discussing names, we just like to get ahead on these things. We agree that if were having a boy it going to be named Keegan Anthony and if its a gir He likes Cienna but I love Mckenna but we will agree soon and middle name leona after me and my great grandma.

Our baby is finally a fetus, this is what it looks like now it is 6cm and weighs 5 grams

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Ok Im all caught up and now Im at 13 weeks. Im starting to feel better now (knock on wood) last night I had my energy back and I didnt get nauseated. Today Im feeling the same pretty good so far the big breaker will be tonight. hmmmm. well Im starting to get baby feaver I already regestered at Walmart, Target and Baby's R US for my shower thats not until Febuary. Wow am I ahead of myself ... but its better to be shure of what you want and when I do my little speratic shoping moment when we go to town I will get things only that are on my list. good planning I think hehe. My mom is adorable and I know she is excited she always sends me ebay items to bid on like cool cribs and stuff. I love her she is bringing up all my old baby stuff from phoenix next month. She saves everything. I think I will be set for a while hehe. My aunte Did is also pregnant with her second baby due in December. Its kinda fun to have more than one in the family havin a baby I cant wait to see how hollidays are going to be.

Harvey and I really are hoping to have a boy first. He is adorable the other night when my m/s was really bad and I just felt like pooo and everyone else was having fun and going out and about. I said this is the last kid I ever have. (in the moment of pain) and he reasponds with well we gotta give hm a lil brother or sister heheh too cute ok. I hope this is twins so I will have two kids down and just have to have one more. heheh

This is our baby now and weighs 20 grams and is 9cm.

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week 14-15

Today is going great so far. I was totally over the morning sickness but yesterday morning i had a fall back. Im chalking it up to not a good morning. I finnally got my blood and pap results back and I found out that Im anemic (shocker I could have told her that) It is super worse though being pg. I need to take extra vitamins of iron and vitiamin c to help absorb the iron. Hopefully once I get that I will have some more energy. Although not likely it getting to be winter and I tend to hibernate in the cold. Theres no better place then my warm bed and a down comforter. (unless its snowing and we can go sleading).Other then that id rather be in bed. They also said I had a yeast infection (ewww) but I didnt even notice it? They gave me something for it I dono yet, I have to have my perceriptions mailed to me from walgreens ... I never knew it would be sooo dificult living in the middle of nowhere but really it is. I did our weigh in that the april board does every week and I only gained 1 lb sense last week. much better then the 6 lbs in 3 weeks I did last month. I got yelled at by my doc for gaining too much weight too eairly. Sad Well yesterday I went daycare priceing sense it is the only daycare we have here in the canyon. I wanted to check to see if it was as outragous as people say. ohhhh it is plus it is the same company daycare that i went to in missouri Adventures In Learning and I hated it with a passion. It will cost us 600 a month I find that expensive I thought they would only charge for how long you have the child in care it would only be for like 3 hours a day and I didnt think that would be as outragous. Nope they give a flat rate and it doenst matter if they are there for one day a week its the same 600 a month no matter what. That to me just sounds crazy now Im comptiplating trying to get a stay at home job and being a sham. (stay at home mom) I would enjoy that alot. I was home with my grandma for a long time until my mom moved out on our own and I really bonded with her and I think its best for the family, an infant shouldnt be in daycare Id be worried senseless all daylong. Oh well I guess I need to figure some things out. I was also debating taking on some local children and charging less then daycare for about 3 of them. I think im looking against that though because our house is super small I wouldnt have anywhere to put them. hehe.

I tried to download my cd I got from grandma with all my family pics of everyone back in mo. but the computer isnt reading it so Im pretty bummed. But we did just get satalite cable hooked up its awsome the cable we had before (we only get one choice for cable) was pretty bad, it keept going out on us and then all the sudden we didnt get any channels above 12. Now we have like 600 channels its awsome. Harvey and I are such movie buffs and there is no theater here so we just have ppv. There is no rental store eigther. Im soo excited that today is my friday and I get tomarrow off. I hope we get a shead put up were in desprete need of space here.

P.S. Whoooo Hoooo Im in the Second Trimester Yeah only forever and a day left to go.

Our baby now weighs 60 grams and is 12cm.

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week 15-16

Welll time is really flying, I cant believe its already October. I cant wait until the 25th so I can see my lil peanut, it will be our first ultra sound. Im feeling great with lots of energy. Im also having a tough time sleeping, its like I have a bubble in my stomach. I can feel my uturis now around my belly button. I finnally got into a routine too, I clean and cook dinner everyday. Harvey was doing all the cooking, but Im tryin to get into mom mode and get use to doing the SHAM duties. We finnally ordered our shead. But we wont get it for about 2 weeks. The grossest thing happend yesterday I went to use our cuttingboard pulled it out (its a shelf) and saw tons of rat poo, OMFG I was puking for about a half an hour. :puke: Now we need to find a way to get rid of these nasty lil creatures. I have never had rats before. Our puppy Auzzi is being impossible lately. He is just super hyper and expecially when someone comes over or you show him the slightest bit of happy attention. He will go wild running in and out jumping on you knocking you over knocking everything over and running into walls. He is in training right now and he is amazing he will do all the things perfectly when we practise but when it come to using the training when its not our "training time" he dosnt listen. Its like a kid in school, who dosent want to do homework at home. Im at my whits end. Its impossible the only way he is calm is if you ignore him completely. Any attention will set him off. I hope he grows out of this phase when the baby gets here, or hes gonna be seeing alot of the backyard. :roll: Oh and the 5th was my little sisters birthday :happybday: she is now 22 years old and we are the same age for exactly 2mo. Dec 5th I turn 23. Biggrin

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week 16-17

Ya know I really cant believe that time is flying by like it is. Im really 16 weeks now and its amazing. I poped as some say and my belly is a bit bigger then it had been. Although when we do TP measurments its still the same as it has been for 3 weeks, I think the TP is defective. Im also on this great routine and really getting into the cleaning and cooking and laundry everyday thing. I also have this great energy that I walk auzzi everday down our trail and even stay to do extra training. He is just sooo smart I cant explain I dont have to give him directions to do something more than twice and he has it down pat. I just know he understands everything we say to him. hehe Now he just needs to grow out of his hyperactive stage and settle down a bit and hes set. I am finally getting the house together the way I like it. I just really dont know where all the baby stuff will go. I truly have no room? I figured we can have a small bassinett on the side of the bed and then I guess we will put most of the stuff thats not nessessary thats in our closet out in the shead until we get the bigger house. But OMG we are going to be a very tight living family. Plus I really want my grandmommy and mommy here for the birth and after to help me out. So Im trying to figure out if we can fit our air matress in the living room or what to do because I dont want them in a hotel. So much to do, good thing I have a few more months were almost at the half way there point and i just cant believe it.

Im really looking forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving. I havent gone home to see my cousins in a while and I miss them and my aunts and uncles. Im still trying to convince Harvey to go to missouri with me this christmas so he can meet the missouri family, but I doubt it sense we have to watch Sage (Harveys mothers dog) for christmas because she is going home to Ohio. I need to meet his extended family as well. But its a bit different there because he really doesent know them himself, while I was raised with mine. I still have no word from my mom about the house. I dont know if she has sold it yet or even if she has it up for sale yet. I hope its not sold until thanksgiving so I can stay at home for thanksgiving.

Harvey got a mouse trap from work and we finally caught one. He was adorable but I know that when they are wild they can carry diseases so we let him go in the woods and told him not to return to the house. I think he will be happier there then in my drawers. Were going to leave it in there for a while to see if there are any more critters. I feel much better knowing that they will be gone soon. Auzzi was getting a cleaning the other day and we noticed a tick on his ear. Now we live in the Grand Canyon and as long as my vet and all other animal owners around have ever know we have never had ticks or fleas (were blessed) but low and behold a tick is in his ear. Not good so we have to report it to the vet get him checked out and he may need to start getting shots to prevent lime disease. Sense nobody knows where the heck it came from. They think that the deer that are comming down may have brought them in. Sad Im not excited about having to deal with ticks or fleas and there better not be any random cases of fleas. Oh well

Or Baby weighs 80 grams and is 4.6 in

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week 17-18

Well here I am ripe old week of 17 what an exciting week it is too. I am feeling more flutters from baby and my tummy is just getting bigger and bigger. I am sooooo excited for Monday I just cant contain myself. I am dying to see my precious lil baby in there. What does it look like, Ohhhh and is it a girl or a boy. Im dying to know. I want to shop shop shop. hehe. Im still taking those iron pills and my vitamins Im hoping that at my app they will say that I dont have anemia anymore and that my blood pressure is great. Last app I had a high blood pressure and Im soo nervous that they are going to lable me with high risk, and I will have to take bp meds as well as everything else. I unfortunally will get yelled at again for my weight. I gained 5lbs in one week. Which of course has me worring (im a hypocondriac) that I have hypertension or pre-clampsia. Eigher not good at all. I dont feel like im swelling but 5lbs is such a large weight gain for just one week that you never know. Im also having such horrible back pains. Im wondering if maby a disc is out of place or my hip is off center its so bad, along with pains under my ribs but that I think will not be avoided bc I have such a small tourso that baby has no where else to go. When I lay down at night I find my legs and arms go numb alot and Im not sleeping on my back Im on my side like im supppose to be. Im thinking I should go to the chiropractic as well on Monday. I just pray that everything is going to be just fine. I can just never stop worring and relax there is just so much that can go wrong, its scary. Im such a worry wort. Im thinking I shoud rent a dobbler for a few months just for reassurance.

On a happier note. It snowed yesterday!!! I love the snow, Im such a five year old really. It was wonderful, we got alot for the first snow of the season too. about an inch or an inch and a half. But of course the sun is out today and all the snow is melting away. Sad Auzzi was so adorable in it too. He went outside at first and just looked at it from the door and looked back at me like he wanted me to stop it. heheh But then the got use to it and tried to eat it in the air. silly dog. He would run in the house all excited with snow all over him. what a dork. Auzzi is doing fine his allergies are gone I think it was just fall allergies. I still cant believe that my dog has allergies he is such a human. hehe. He is so big now, its so funny how we treat him like our baby and not an animal. I hope he doesnt get jellous when baby comes.

Our baby now weights 3.5oz and is 5 in long.

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week 18-19

It has been a crazy one alright. Well I went to the doc on the 25th for my first Ultra Sound and I was sure I would be able to see the sex but of course knowing me and all the cord was between its legs so we got a great view of nothin, but it sure was amazing seeing it in there for the first time. It was perfect measuring just right on dates and weighing 7oz it wasnt movin around a whole lot but I waited to long to eat my candy and drink a soda so It prob hadnt kicked in yet. Oh well, I almost had a scare when the doc said we wouldnt be able to have another ultra sound because our insurance would only pay for one. I asked him if my cousin who has spina biffia counts as a good excuse and it does. wheew it was a close one alright. But we get our level two ultra sound Decmeber 13 (my brothers birthday) and I will be 24 weeks along and I had better be able to see its little package or else heheh. I was so excited at my app that I totally forgot to ask all the questions that I had written down. What a dork I am. So now I have to wait till my next app to ask them which is November 15. Oh well I guess. I get to go to town a bunch these next couple of months I have baby classes starting on the 6th of November its a coulple skills class. then we have a breast feeding class on the 10 an app with the doc on the 15 and another class comming up I forgot what it was though. (preggo brain)

Tomarrow is HALLOWEEN yippi!! Im going as a pumpkin heheh it suits the figure, Harvey is going as the grim reaper, and Auzzi is dressing up of course as a bubble bee its darling. hehe. We are going over to Kent and Marvas for a Halloween party after the trick or treaters come over. I hope they will still go out in this weather. We had a foot of snow the other night it was so unsual for this time of year but it was awsome. I love the snow.

You will have to visit our website to see the pics!!

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Week 19-20

Almost half way done yippi. Well today I went to Madam Zaritska's website http://sheknows.com/files/zaritska/youranswer.htm because I thought it would be fun, one of the girls posted it on the April board. Well I shouldnt have because now im freakin out like crazy according to her....

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 slightly overcast. Your baby will arrive in wee hours of the morning .

After a labor lasting approximately 21 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 11 pounds, 15 ounces, and will be 22 inches long. This child will have light blue eyes and some very fine hair.

Ok so after reading that Im done, no more I dont wanna be pg anymore. I wanna stop now ...... 11lbs thats a turkey not a baby and 21 hours labor Im a big baby when it comes to pain I cant go 21 hours. why me why cant I have an easy birth like my mommy did.... its not fair. But on the bright side it said Im having a girl. I had a strange feeling I would have a girl, but I wanted a boy so bad I ignored it. But Im not dissapointed with the idea of a little girl she will be beauitful and I will dress her like a princess. hehe. If it is a little girl her name will be McKenna Leona Waterstraw. I think I may just demand a c-section and skip the pain and labor all together. Biggrin hehe I have never even heard of a baby being 11lbs 15oz thats a new record I think. I will have to skip the newborn cloths all together and go streight to the infant cloths and diapers. Geez have I got my work cut out for me.

Well We just had a 3 day weekend. that was wonderful. I draged Harvey (kicking and screaming) to this couple skills for parenting class. I think we both really learned alot. They teach you how to argue effectively and not hurtful and they give you an outline for comming to settlement about certain issues its really great. Then after 4 hours of school work as Harvey would put it. They gave us this supprise at the end a dinner for 2 at Salsa Brava and 2 passes for Movies. Harvey was all excited about that. hehe after his whinning and moaning all day long. Then we did our town shoping and christmas browsing. I did get a few things that were on sale already. It was so nice to get out of the canyon. Although we do have to go back on wednesday and agian on monday and again on that wednesday This is alot for us were use to going once a month. We are going wendnesday for our Breastfeeding class. Harvey is just going to love that one heheh.

Our baby now weighs 9oz and is 6in long.

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week 20-21 :party:

WHooo Hooo!!!!! Im soooo excited Im finally half way done. :jumpingbeans: Im so excited. All of my baby's organs and body is formed, now its growing in size. I think Im feeling more movement in there too. I can almost make out a kick or a poke. Its really faint and I have to concentrate on it when I feel it but it feels like a streaching of my insides. At the top of my tummy I can feel a snail like feeling on the left, its really odd. I just am dying to feel those real kicks and punches so I know my baby is alive in there. I wont worry thought until 22 weeks because some doctors say you feel them at 18-22weeks. But after that I will pull out my hair. I think my baby moved up alot because its really hard at the top of my stomach and I use to feel this weight at the lower part of my stomach. You know what that means... they say you carry girls really high up and I was so high in my mom that I was practially in her ribs. Just weight till december if that tech says Im having a girl Im tellin ya that prediction is right.... hehe. Well wednesday Harvey and I went to town again for a breastfeeding class at the hospital. We couldnt find the room and NOBODY in the entire hospital knew where it was at, can you believe that! we were wondering around for half and hour and after talking to the receptionist at the front and almost going home ( an hour and a half drive) she mentions two entrences to the room it was "suppose" to be in (the door we tried was locked). The nice lady she was took us over there, and sure enough there was the class and we were really really late. :oops: I am really glad we went though it was very informative and I would never have just figured most of that stuff out on my own. Harvey was just soo excited to be there too let me tell you.... (scarcasim) But there was one other dad there and I told him that the daddys that came were the daddys that care. heheh he said the daddys that came were the daddys that were draged. He learned alot too though and now were less cluesless about the whole process. We go back to town Monday for our ob app. and again on Wed for a baby care class.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Well Auzzi is now getting the creat triaining that I thought was just so curle to leave him in there all day but Harveys mother convinced us that unless we are willing to loose all of our belongings in our home to his chewing problem then we have to stop it now. She has the perfectly laid back dog sage. she is 7 but when she was a pup she had the same problem as auzzi and they created her and broke that habbit. They say we are going to have to do it for a year or so. Anthing as long as he stops this chaos. It was soooo bad we had to have him in the house because its really cold and snowing outside. He ate our rug, the tv trays, a lamp, my couch covers, the legs of our table and chairs, and god knows what else. No More!! in the crate he goes. Biggrin We have been so much happier too, with him in there (its only been 2 days) but he is so much more fun to come home to and we are so much nicer to him.

Our baby now weighs 11oz and is 6.5in long

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Week 21-22

Ohhhhh Boy!!! Its almost Thanksgiving!! Im thrilled. I thought I would be able to go home to phx at least and see my mommy and family, but I cant. Thats ok though, we have Harvey's family here in the canyon and they are supper sweet I love them. Harvey's mom ordered Thanksgiving dinner from Albertsons? I have never heard of not making the turkey and everything at home... I'm off for Thanksgiving so I am going to make my family's oyster dressing and candied yams. I cant have Thanksgiving with out them... it wouldnt be the same. Biggrin Just thinking about the yummy meal Thursday is making my mouth water :hungry:

This week will hopefully go by so fast that it will Monday before I know it and we will have our Level II ultra sound. I hope that the darn umbilical cord will be out of the way and its legs will be wide open so we can see the goods. Biggrin I get soooo excited just thinkin about it. We had our OB app on the 15th. They said everything seems great the hb was 156. My blood pressure was high again and they are not liking that, so now I have to go in every two weeks. I have a feeling they will put me on meds if it doesnt go down. They also mentioned that I was measuring big again!!! what is that... I just had an u/s at 18weeks bc they said I was measurig large and they said everthing was fine, now again Im measuring large? Oh well we will see what happends. At least it wont be so bad going back on the 29th because I will get to have my level II ultra sound at the same time!!!! (I was going to have to wait till the 13th of Dec.) Wednesday we had our first Baby Care Class, lucky for Harvey all the daddy's came with the mommy's to this one Wink I think he liked it too...... (really). I have servear prego brain. Im glad Harvey is going to all these classes with me because he remembers everything and reminds me of stuff all the time, its great. They showed us how to cloth diaper because we were the only ones in the class who was going to cloth diaper, everyone looked at us like we were crazy. Oh well there loss I think its going to be great!! They also taught us how to swaddle, and things to do for circumcisions and tons of things that we didnt know about before. I can also feel lots of kicking and moving going on in my tummy, thats so amazing. I felt a little funny because I was only 20 weeks and everyone else was due in dec or jan. heheh oh well Im getting a head start. Our Birth Class starts on Dec 2nd. and lasts all through december. Then I have a break from classes until the baby is here!!!!

Puppy post- :grommit:
Auzzi is doing great with his creat training. He is actually becomming a more mellow pup. I am soooo thankful for this. Now we just need to keep him calm when we have people over. He gets out of control. We put up the christmas decorations and the tree and he hasnt touched them at all thank god.I think hes doing great. Biggrin

Our baby now weighs 1lb and is 10in long!!!

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week 22-23

Well Thanksgiving was ok... I missed my family tons and Harvey's parents really dont get too into the holliday. We didnt have to dress up to go over there and they dont play games or visit with eachother its just like anyother dinner... They didnt even like my oyster dressing and yams. Thats ok Harvey did so thats all that really mattered. I got a phone call from the family and I was sooo happy to hear from everyone. They seemed to be having a fun time, Im glad it was good for them. I actually did my very first turkey and it turned out great!! I was amazed with myself, everyone kept on tellin me how hard it was and that It prob wouldnt turn out great but haha I did it, and the oyster dressing tastes just like moms and grandmoms. Biggrin

The past couple of nights I havent gotten much sleep I think Im getting a allergy cold or something but my head hurts and Im all stuffy. I am the living dead during the day. I need my sleep!! Last night Im finally sleeping and at 4am someone calls our cell phone and wakes me up!!! Who would call at 4am? :cry: I wanted to through the phone out the window. Blah to evil people.

Well its almost Monday and thats our big app. Im sooooooo happy. I will get to see the goods. Heather my lil sis from college is working in Labor and Delivery now and it would be wonderful if I could see her. I miss her all the days. She is getting married in Jan and then going to move to the valley. I wish she would stay in flag its sooo much closer then phx. I also have my first birth class on Thurs. Im a little nervous about it. I dont really know why I can feel that I grew this week so at least you can tell Im pg a bit more, actually alot more. Im hoping for a good app.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Auzzi is such a love puppy, he is constantly wanting to cuddle and snuggle with your feet. I was taking a nap on the couch and he comes over lays his head on me and sneeks his way half on tummy and tries to get ontop of me to cuddle heheh is like a little kid. It was adorable but OMG I think he weighs a good 70lbs now. He has grown soooo much I think he had a spert. Sady the dog next door (his best friend) use to tower over him and now he is double her size. I didnt even notice how big he was getting until I saw him next to her...... My lil puppy is growning up Sad He is sooo adorable. I think he will be really good with the baby mabe too lovey.... hehe. I really dont think he will ever grow out of the needy stage. He litterally has to be touching us all the time when we get up so does he. its a shadow affect.

Our baby weights 1lb and is 10.8in long

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23-24 weeks

I had my BIG app. finally on Monday. We are having a boy!! :sleepyboy: Yippi. I am sooo happy. Biggrin Harvey's Face just lit up when Dr. Thomas said "looks like a boy" I was shocked, I thought for sure it would be a girl but whoo hooo its a boy. His name is Keegan Anthony. Everthing looked great the dr. said, the hb was 156 like last time. All of Keegans organs are in place and the heart looks great. He is growing normally and Dr. Thomas said Im not large for dates, which is a relief. But I did get another med-high bp result. he said that it wasnt dangerous now but if it continues to get higher then he will have to start talking interventions..... not good. He said that swelling is a symptom of pre-e but I could have it and not have the swelling, (great).

Thursday we had our first birth class. It was nice, very informative again. I found out that my hospital doent do breech babies or let you do VBAC's. They will schedule a c-section. They are also pushy to induce, not good eighter. The nurse that we have for a teacher seems great she has been teaching birthing for 30 years. She has 6 kids of her own all born with out meds. The good thing is they dont push meds on moms. They believe in natural birthing. That is great! She showed us some tech for relaxation. It was nice we had a little nap hehe. Basically the first day was going over the anatomy and the leg. on what your body is doing so that were not scared when it starts to happen and we dont tense up and cause more pain then nessessary (which makes sense). The only down part of this class is that it is from 6:30-9 at night and I have to drive an hour and a half home. Also Harvey was sick but he still came. I though I was comming down with a cold but for the last few nights I have been sleeping great, but Harvey got sick. He was home for 3 days from work. Poor guy. I hope he feels much better by tomarrow for our trip.

Well Tomarrow is my birthday!!!! :party: :occasion1: WHOOOOO HOOOOO I will be 23. I cant wait. Harvey and I are going to laughlin, we have never been there before I hope it will be fun. Were staying at Don Laughlin Hotel and we are going to the az gold mines and going horseback riding (asked ahead if it was ok) and the lady giving us the tour is 6mo pg too. Then were going on a wagon ride in the gold mine. For my birthday we will be going to the Golden Nugget and having dinner on deck. I just cant wait till tomarrow. Today is my Uncle David's Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I LOVE YOU!!! :happybday: :thewave:

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Auzzi is sick too. The other day he had an accident on the floor and he hasnt done that sense he was little. I thought he was mad at us for something but the next morning he ate breakfast and then vomited right after. When Harvey got home and let him out he drank some water and vomited 2 more times. He was ok for a few hours but then in the middle of the night I could hear him again and I think he swallowed it. Poor baby I dont know if it is a virus or what but I hate to leave my baby home sick for 3 days. I will go crazy. I hope I find out what is the matter today. I cant take him to the vet until next weekend. Sad

Our baby weighs 1lb 5oz and is 11in long!!!

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week 24-25

Oh my 24weeks already thats amazing! Time is flying with the holidays. Keegan is getting soooo much stronger now. He dosent do little love taps anymore its more like karate kicks hehe. Its nice to feel him though. The kicks are still really low. We went to our second birth class, this weeks we worked on breathing and relaxing. Harvey has to "practice" massaging my pressure points twice a week heheheh I like this homework Wink We also saw a video on child birth and OMG Im not going to have this baby I refuse!! I really got spoiled with all the great sleep I had in the past week because last night I had 3 nightmears that were sooooo realistic that I woke up upset. I hope my good sleep comes back.

Well Laughlin was great!! It was sooo nice to get away for a while. We went on a boat ride before dinner on the river and saw the city at night with all the lights. Then ate at the Colorado Belle, Orleans Room instead of the Golden Nugget they were having an employee party. I think the Colorado Belle was wonderful though I loved it. Then we kinda adventured the town a bit. We went to Oatman the next day and had a blast we road a stagecoach and went on a mine tour. I found a rock that I was able to keep that contained alot of 24K gold heheh that makes me happy. Then we played in the arcade for ever... we won 1300 tickets heheh we didnt gamble at all we just played like 5yr olds. I went in the spa bc It was soooo relaxing and keeping me out of the water is impossible im a fish, its where I live. Biggrin I did find out why you arnt suppose to go in the spa while pg, your cervix gets soft and it can cause pre-term labor but Im not worried I didnt stay in very long. The last day we played in the arcade again and I went swimming again and then we saw National Treasure (great movie!!) and then we had to leave... Sad But at least I had a wonderful birthday.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Well my poor baby is still sick. Its such a pain to get to the vet too. The first night back I noticed that he was running a feaver I could just tell. The way he was acting and his ears and nose were soooo warm. So I just layed with him he didnt vomit and kent didnt say anything about the weekend so Harvey thought he was better. But the next day he was still vomiting Sad and has been until today. I called the vet and he said to withhold food for a day and then give him rice which I already did before we left to laughlin and it didnt work but we are going to the vet today and while were in town were going to see santa paws (santa clause for puppies) and Im going to get his cristmas presents while were out. So today will be an auzzie day Biggrin

Our baby now weighs about 1.5lbs and is about a foot long!

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Week 25-26

Well I am looking quiet large lately. My tummy is huge hehe and my belly button has gone flat. I had to take out my belly ring and now I have an ugly scar. Keegan is getting huge I can just feel it. He balls up sometimes and that hurts but mostly hes pretty good in there. I just read that if he was born now he would have a 50% chance of survival. Can you believe that. Its amazing what medicine will do these days.

Yesterday we went to Harveys mom and dad's for Christmas with them before they leave to Ohio. It was really nice and fun. Harveys mom got him the same thing I did so we need to stop in town today and exchange the one I got him :roll:. I got a xron900 for christmas its a scrapbooking tool. I love it!!! Now all I need is a syzzix and Im set Biggrin . Today we are going to phx for Christmas with my mom and aunts. It should be fun and I cant wait. I miss my lil cousins. My aunt Didi just had her baby as well and I get to meet my new baby cousin.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Well Auzzi went to the hospital. They tried to tell me that he needed to be admited right away and go on fluids and everything. Well I didnt have the money upfront like they wanted so we had an xray and they found nothing cloging him. They also said that cloth, plastic and small obj will not show on the xray. So if it was cloth making him vomit he would have to have a blind surgery..... Anyways they gave him a shot to stop the vomiting and a fluid pack in his back that would last for 12 hours. He wasnt allowed to eat anyting or have water. So we started him on formula and weened him into his dry food again. I think he is doing great!! Im sooo much happier, and so is he. We did have some fun while in town we saw Santa Paws!! hehe he was adorable and he picked out some christmas presents which are now teasing him in his stocking on the wall.
Auzzi 8mo. with santa

My new Cousin Baby Dylan!!

Our baby now weighs 1 1/2lbs. and is 13in long!!

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week 26-27

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Its christmas eve and Im sooooo happy granted I am at work but Im off in a few hours and mommy is comming up from phx to spend christmas with Harvey and I. This will be our first christmas together Harvey and I. We were in phx just this past weekend for a visit with the family and I thought we were going to be exchanging gifts with mommy but she decided to make the trip up here and spend it with us!! Harvey meet the family for the first time and he really liked everyone. He was sooo nervous to go down, like everyone was going to bite or something. We saw my new baby cousin Dylan Christopher.... he was adorable with the cutiest cheeks you have ever seen I will post pictures when I develop them. He is such a good baby. I cant believe how long it has been really sense I have been to phx to visit.

Keegan is dooin awsome he just kicks kicks away in there. I think he is on sugar overload with all the sweets I have been eating. I had to have gained 10lbs sense my las app. My doc is going to shoot me :oops: Harveys mom got the baby a cute little onesie for christmas its tie dye (very greatful dead) but adorable. My next app is on the 27th so I will get to hear my babys heart beat again I love that. At class last night we went over breathing again and pressure points for harvey to rub. They also just started teaching a hypno birth class, but we would have to take another 5week course for 2 1/2 hours and I dont think I can keep doing the late night drives back to the canyon like this. I get sooo tired driving lately?

Puppy post- :grommit:
Auzzi is dooin great not sick anymore!! We are all staying at Harveys mom for two weeks to watch Sage her dog and Auzzi is just having a field day in the big house and running in his big backyard. Sage on the other hand could care less aobut auzzi and would rather he not be there, heeheh she is quite a bit older then auzzi. Well he have offically hit the terrible puppy two's he is not lisening to us anymore we call him inside and he just lookes at us and runs away!! he doesnt go in his kennel like he did before now we have to drag him into it. He is being a pain in the butt!!! :roll: I think we need to practice his training alot more now!!

Keegan is about 14in and 2lbs right now!!

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Week 27-28

HAPPY NEW YEARS!! :clink: I cant believe its really 2005!! This is your year Keegan. Biggrin I had a great Christmas with Harvey, my mom, rob and precious came up too. We had 3 dogs in the house and it was like a house full of little kids hehe. Harvey and I were spoiled for christmas this year. Harvey got about 4 xbox games, cloths, cd's and dvd's and tons of other stuff. I got a xron900 and a sizzix and die cuts (scrapbooking tools) I also got a baby scrap book so I can start on Keegans album. Im going to include all my journal entries and sono pics so I think it will be adorable. I want to start right now Im so excited. I also got some mat cloths and a back massager which is really nice it really works your back not just a vibration. For New Years we are going to our friends Carla and David they have a little baby about 7mo Jakers he is adorable and I cant wait to get my baby fix hehe. I think its going to snow though so I hope everyone will still make it to the party.

I had my app. They said Im measuring fine with dates and that I shouldnt worry. But my blood pressure was about 140/90-130/90 and they are getting concerned. They said that if its not down by my next app that we are going to start talking meds and then if it remains high then we will talk bedrest. Then she comes out with mabye we will make it to 34-36weeks!!! Can you believe that I want to go to 40 not 34 thats wayyy tooo soon. if you ask me. Im doing everything to keep it down though Im cutting salt and eating more oranges so we will see. Keegans heart beat was 156 like always and he is just kicking away now. I really hope he stays cooking for a good 12 more weeks. I am clearly not ready for him yet we have nothing no furniture no cloths no diapers not a thing.... (Cook keegan cook.) My first baby shower is comming up soon though I cant wait its in phx at mommy's house with the family and a couple of friends. We are going to have another one here in Feb that Harveys works is throughing and that one is going to have alot of people at it.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Well I think we most definitly will have jellously issues with Auzzi. He is so cute though that its funny. First sign was when precious decided to eat out of his bowl and he didnt fight her he just cried and laid down and cried more. Then we got him this huge bone for christmas and Sage will just decide to start chomping on it and Auzzi will decide that he wants it all the sudden and through a cring fit. :roll: He doenst even like it when Sage will eat her own food in her own bowl. Even if he has food in his bowl!!! Spoiled rotten I tell ya. Everything in the house is "his" which its not were not even staying at our own home he just took over Sage's house and deemed it his own. What a brat. But I love him just the same.

Keegan now weighs about 14.5in and is over 2lbs

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Week 28-29

Wow here I am in the third trimester... Can you believe it Keegan your almost here!!. I am sooo excited. still not prepared but excited. I went in the clinic for my glucose test..... First I had called a week ago saying I had the lab papers and needed to come into the clinic to do this, they said they will order the drink and call me when its in, Second She called back friday and said it was here and I can come in anytime to get it done just make sure its before 1pm. Ok so I call the day Im comming in it was 10am and I was going to go on my luch break. The receptionist said it was fine as long as I got there before 12. Soooo I got there on my lunch at about 11:45. The clinic has nobody in the wait room and I had called ahead keep this in mind. Well she has me sit and wait for the nurse. So Im waiting and waiting and oh yes still waiting and 45min later the nurse calles my name and is like ohhh you cant do this today the lab results need to be sent out buy 12 or 1 and its about 12:30already you needed to come in eairlier!!! I told her I work at 5am and she was like oh cant you just leave for an hour.... hmmm no Im here on my lunch. I was here ontime and I called ahead!!! That and they arnt suppose to take blood they are just suppose to prick your finger but she said I needed 2 vials one before I drink the juice and one after!! I hate needles balh Friday was not a good day. Soooo Im going to wait to take my gd test till monday. Keegan is huge now I can just tell... he kicks and it hurts bad. I even saw a whole foot or elbow or something come out of my tummy. It was pretty funny.

Well I dont know where this weather is comming from but we had a flood last week in all of Northern Arizona and they havent seen anything like it in 10 years at least the oak creek was evacuated and rose to 12 feet. Can you believe that. Then we get the snow it snowed a good 2 feet in a day and the electricity was out for the whole day all the way from Prescott to us. We didnt even have heat!! Now its still snowing I think we have over 3 feet or so now. there are no roads just snow I even think the plows just gave up I havent seen them in a long time. I got this DeIceer spray that is a godsend I spray it on my windows and on my door to get in the car. I love it!! I need to buy it in bulk. We finally had to go back to our house after spending 2 weeks at Harveys moms watching sage and living nicely in a big home..... our small home is just such a small home.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Well Auzzi was ready to go home. I think he missed his own backyard and was tired of sharing his stuff with sage. What a spoiled baby. hehe As soon as we got home the whole backyard was burried in snow we hadent shoveled and he didnt make any tracks to pee so when he ran out there he jumped off the step and was burried it was hallarious all you saw was his bushy tail and head peaking up at me like "mom help". I should really get some pics of this stuff.

Keegan is 15in and about 2.5lbs now!

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week 29-30

Im amlost 30 weeks I cant wait. This is really going by fast I thought it would be super slow but I think with all the hollidays towards the end and the baby showers its helping pass the time. Biggrin I can feel keegan really really low now he stoped the crazy kicking all the time and has been sleeping alot during the day. I think he just had a growth spert and changed postions. That and he waits until I want to go to bed and then goes crazy for about 20min and wont let me sleep. What a fisty lil boy. I had my glocose test finally and passed WHooo Hooo!! My suger level before was 116 and after the drink was 126. I hear anything under 140 is passing and so Im pretty happy about that. My blood pressure was super low too!!! it was 115/60. That is great news!! I wonder why it was so low all the sudden I was super nervous I thought they were going to take blood but I had to tell her how to take the test (not very bright nurses here at the clinic) and said it was only a finger prick not a blood draw. Im so glad thats over. I have my next ob app. on the 24th. I hope my bp stays low for that and they wont even bring up the meds or inducing.

Today Harvey and I are going to phx for my first baby shower Im sooooo excited. Its tomarrow, and it will be such a relief to have some things as oppose to the nothing I have right now!! I have cleaned the house really well and organized some stuff and ordered some space bags so that we can save tons of room and fit more baby stuff in our bedroom until we move. I have a hole ready for the co-sleeper and a space on the wall for shelving. I made an area next to the door for a changing table too, we also have the top of our dresser to store some stuff. Ohhh its going to be a tight squeeze with Baby, Harvey, Auzzi and I all in one lil bitty home. I cant wait to move into the bigger house. Ohhh Im sooo excited for this weekend.

Puppy Post :grommit:
Well Auzzi is adorable as always... hehe he is being pretty good actually. I think his listening skills are back now that were in the tiny home again. He has no were to run here thats the key. At Harveys moms he had all the space in the world to run away from me if he didnt want to listen. Here he is stuck heheh I like that. I bought him a stuffed toy that we are going to only let him have suppervise play time with :roll: when he lays down and tries to eat it we swich it out with a bone he can acually chew hopefully if we watch him play with the stuffed toys he wont be able to eat the stuffing and cloth and everything else....

Keegan now weighs about 3lbs and 15in long!!

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Week 30-31

30weeks whooo hooo 70 days to go! Im ready We have our 30week app. on Mon I hope they will be happy with my bp lately. It went down and Im excited. I had my baby shower on Sunday and it was great. Biggrin We got tons of stuff that I really needed. Mom got me a breast pump, a cuddle u pillow for breastfeeding, some cloth diapers, and a bunch of cute stuff for baby. My Aunt Didi gave me a ton of mat cloths that I really need nice and comphy. She also gave me her sling and some mis baby stuff. Aunt Didi, Mimi, Johanne, and Grandma L. all pitched in and got me a mini co-sleeper. That is wonderderful we are going to use that as Keegans bed until we move and he has his own room. All we need now is a changing table and a shlef for storage. I cant wait until the other shower in Feb. it is going to be so much fun. Thank-you everyone for your awsome gifts. After the shower on Sunday I had noticed Keegan wasnt as active or not active at all!! for the whole day and some of saturday. So we called the doctor and he had us go to the nearest L&D to get checked out. It was the scariest thing ever! I didnt even have a call buddy yet for the April board and so I couldnt call anyone and let them know if something was going on. We got checked in and all set up in a room and they put keegan on a monitor to look for contractions and his heart beat. At first they couldnt find his hb which scared me to death. But I think he was just hiding, and they finally found it. He looked good. Thank God!! and then she gave me this super sweet juice in ice water (really really cold) and I had to chug that and then a glass of ice water. She said it was like a cold shower and I had to push a button when I started to feel him movin again. OMG he went crazy after that heheh. He was kicken and movin all over my belly was dancin. But I never want to be that scared again. Keegan you behave in there!! :evil:

:party: :happybday: Harvey's Birthday was the 20th!! Happy Birthday Baby I got him some nice cloths a good shirt and pants and a shirt and tie combo. I also got him the movie Forgoten and a game. His mom got him the same game as I did again... so Im taking mine back and he can pick out something else. But it was really nice. I made him steak and potatoes and beens and his mom made him brownies. Then his friends took him out to the bar for a bit. (I went to bed) Biggrin

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Auzzi has been an angel I dono what has gotten into him but I like it. He starts his big boy training classes on Monday. I hope he does as good in this class as he did in his puppy training class. Its the same lady that taught him before. She is a really good trainer, her dog has won numberous awards at dog shows. Auzzi will not be doing shows he is not pure Austrailian sheapard but he will learn so great suff. Biggrin

Keegan is 3lbs and about 15.5in long!!

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Week 31-32

Keegan has been good so far, no more scares. Biggrin He has had some really big movements and I think he has had really bad hiccups lately too. We had our app on monday and all is good my bp was really low for me it was 120/70 I am happy they didnt start talking about inducing eairly. Although she did mention that they will keep there eye on it because it usually goes up towards the end and they dont want it to get out of control. Oh well good for now. I also have to go into flag every two weeks for app now. I also have to get bp checked here alot more like 2-3times a week!!. So my next app is the 6th. They are going to do the group b strep test then also. Im thinking about registering at the hospital on at that app as well hopefully mommy will be able to come to with us. She will be in town for my baby shower on Saturday. Im sooo excited. I cant wait to see my friends that I havent seen in a while. I have no idea what they are planning its a big suprise to me so that a thrill as well. Im sure it will be tons of fun.

:party: The 29th is Granmommys Birthday!!! :cake: :happybday: Happy Birthday Grandmommy I love you. Well mommy sold the house in phx in one day!! I couldnt believe it. She is going to move to Washington most likely. Im really upset that I wont be close to her. I have never been this far away from her let alone states away from her. Sad and Grandmommy and everyone else is in Mo. I really dont want to be in AZ anymore now. But it just seems like we will never be able to leave here. Oh well I hope this next year goes by as fast as this one did so I will be able to move back to mo. Fingers crossed. Biggrin We have not been too lucky with my car. I took it to get my oil changed and they said I was leaking fluid from my head gasket so now I have to get that done and it will cost about 800-1100 with a good head could be anywhere from 1100-3500 depending on if I need a new engine!!! Blah to my car. So we have been looking for a new car sense Its probablly best just to get a new on that will last us for years then repair this one now it has 116000 mi and is having engine probs not a good sing. But I have bad credit already because of college and Harvey has no credit so they want us to put down about 5,000 on the car we are looking at currently. Unless we get a co-singer. Balh we had been saving for Keegan and hoping to use our tax money to cover us while Im on mat leave unpaid for 12 weeks... I dont know what we are going to do. Sad So I just stress about it.

Auzzi Post- :grommit:
Well I jinxed my self as soon as I said he was being an angel he stoped. hehe. He is a ball of fire now and has become demanding and anyoning all week. He is such a butt sometimes. I think he was being good because I was able to take him for walks last week and this week the weather turned again and we got snow and it was freezing so no walks for him so he decided to be a pain in the butt. :-?

Keegan is now about 4lbs and 17in long!!

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Week 32-33

Ohhh Its so exciting to know that I only have 8weeks max left and maybe less... :? Im getting nervous and excited at the same time. I cant wait to see my little bundle of joy. I have decided to make my own birth announcements. Im really into scrapbooking lately and have created a baby journal with all the entries here and add u/s pics and I will add my shower pics and its turned out really cool so far. Im taking a creative memories class and everyone is so excited for Keegans arrival we are having a scrap day just for me and we are going to help make the announcements YEAH!!! I have already decided how they will look I just need to learn how to do eyelets. They will look soooo adorable. I think I must be getting huge because everywhere I go people are asking when Im due and some commented on how I wont be at work much longer. Geez just a week ago nobody said a word like they couldnt even tell ... and just now Im suddenly pregnant. heheh Oh well that just means were getting close to the end Keegan. Biggrin Today is my big shower Im sooo happy that harveys boss Terri decided to throw me a shower she is super sweet. I want to get her something but all I have is a card right now. I think I will get her a gift certificate and mail it with her thankyou card. I cant wait to see who all is comming. Two of my sorority sisters from NAU are comming up for lunch with me for the day and Drew and Amy also sorority sisters are going to come too. Its going to be like a little reunion. Harvey and I cleaned and shiped tons of stuff off to the shead and we are ready to start putting things together for baby. Its so nice to have a bit of room (not much) but at least he will have his own corner hehe. We will make due just fine until we get to move. Biggrin

Im so upset that mommy is leaving the state. Everytime I think about it I start crying. Im such a big fat baby I swear but I have never been that far from mommy..... I want to know that I can just drive a bit and come see her not actually take a vacation to get to her.... I can barely get home to MO. to see grandmommy its going to be hard tring to get to both. :cry: Well I have to stop thinking about it because it makes me upset she is going to come up today and then I will see her again when she comes for Keegan. I think she is planning on comming up before he is born and helping out alot I really want her to. Grandmommy had mentioned comming in March but sense Uncle Bob died I think plans for that have changed. They are going to do a service in NM. I really want to attend but Im not allowed to travel to far being so close to my due date. I really miss my great uncle Bob.. I am being a real bummer today Sad

Auzzi Post- :grommit:
Ok the bugger is just going throu his terrible twos and I cant wait until its over. He is a roller coaster and has soooo let us know that he is a big boy and has his own plans for how he wants to do things. He is becomming very vocal with us heheh. I was actually laying in bed last night and he decided that I didnt need to be and that it was his playtime not bedtime.... he always goes to bed when I do. We have a set bedtime at 8 or 9 and sometimes when I wait till 9 he will go to bed without me. Welll He decied to wake me up !!!! buy driking water and running in to rub his wet face all over mine. ewwwww ..... I was not happy. :evil: Ohhh and when he is throwing his little temper tantrums ( and he does) we have to put him in a settle because he doenst listen he just runs and jumps on you then nips you then runs away. Well a settle is when you get him on his back and you have to kinda pin him down and stare him in the face ( it shows who is donminit and lets him know that he has to obey you.) WEll have you ever seen a 8mo pg lady get down on her hands and knees and straddle a 70lb dog!!! OMG it was redicuals. :shock: I have had to do it about 3 times this week .... usually he doenst need it but once every so many weeks.. :roll: I swear Auzzi will be the death of me hehe.

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Week 33-34

Ohhh 7weeks and counting!! hehe. What a week OMG :roll: Well Sunday was my baby shower. Im so happy I had one we got some really cool things for Keegan. He has two tummy and back play mats they are adorable. We pretty much have everything we need. I need to make a run to the store for some mis things and some more diapers..... We def dont have enough diapers. (I hear the ratio is about 600 in the first 6weeks!! and I only have 3 packs.... :shock: ) Aunt Kim sent us a stroller and car seat combo its adorable navy blue with teddy bears. I cant wait to use it. She also sent tons of cloths all sizes from 0-3mo to 2T. They are so sweet. They also sent a cute stich doll and some blocks. Now all I have to do is get organized the house is a maze of cloths and you cant move in it at all. Im sorting stuff and finding room for everything. We also got the cutest Leap Frog bouncer.. its the best I have seen so far it teaches colors and sings songs and reads nursery rymes. I love leap frog products!! They have my buisness forever Biggrin I dont think the nesting bug has hit me yet because I really need to get my butt in gear and get set up but I just want to take a nap when I get home. Sad Oh well at least we have it all. Thank you everyone for everything you have given us :D. Mom was up last weekend for the shower and we went to flagstaff on Monday for a car app. and a doc. app. it was really quick but she got to hear the heart beat for the first time and I really wanted her to hear him the NP also had her feel for the babys position which was cool he is head down and ready to go Biggrin My blood pressure was awsome again at 120/60 and I actually LOST a lb. For the first time the whole pg I lost weight YEAH!!

After that the fun for the week started :roll: We took the Cavallier in to the shop to do an estimate and then Rob wanted us to call him and talk to the machanics. They wanted $865 for the head job $180 for a tune-up and $140 for a battery and crossed wires...... :shock: Rob wasnt havin that so he wanted to do the job for me and only pay for parts (the head kit was only $60) So he wanted me to follow with my car to phx.. .then the machanics said it wouldnt make it and if I HAD to take it to phx then I need to get it towed there. :roll: Here is where the drama begins. hehe. So we leave the car at Bank 1 and Rob is "on the way to flag" to pick it up and tow it to phx. We get home and Rob hasnt left yet... so he was going to leave earily in the morning ..... Tuesday morning comes and goes so does tues afternoon now its getting late and still no car I just payed to get it towed to phx. $337 later and its here YEAH!!! then Rob goes to bed.... WHAT BED :roll: So he starts looking at it in the morning... and starts talling everything he needs to fix and trys to find the problem from where it started... Its a termastate problem and something else??? Basically my car has tons of little problems from the head job, tune-up, battery, thermastat, crossed wires, an electrical problem, broken fuse in box and needs a new fuse box, AC compression, water pump or radiator and my driver window motor.... I think thats just about it.... heheh Basically its a great big pain in the butt. Well Rob starts to work on things and by Wednesday night we are pretty sure Im not going to be making it to work by Thursday so Mom gives us the Chevy Astro!!! YEAH I love it its green and big. heheh I feel like a trucker in it. Nice and roomie just what we need.... so I get to thinkin Hmmmm I really like this van and I want to keep it hehe Mom was just going to sell it before they leave for Washington anyways might as well donate it to me and keep that Cavillier.... right... Wink I have been workin her pretty hard to be able to keep it. She says its going to need $$$ repairs soon but HELLO look at my alternative .... the cavillier is dying now... and as long as the van will run for us for enough time to save up to get a new one then I think its worth it. Biggrin So thats my long dramatic week and currently am very happy with my Soccer mom mobile. Biggrin I already feel like a mommy drivin this thing heheh.

Auzzi Post- :grommit:
Well he got to stay with Kent and Marve I swear they are his second parents hehe He loves them as much as he loves us. Plus they have his best friend Saddy (another dog) I think they wore him out to no end for the 4 days he sayed there hehe he is coonked pooped down for the count. heheh as soon as we got home he went strait to bed and yesterday all he did was sleep it was nice for a change we should just keep him over there for the day Wink I cant wait until we are neighbors so Auzzi and Saddy can play all day long in there conjoined backyards. Biggrin Ohh that new house is going to be a blessing for everyone. Hurry up Aug so we can move.

Keegan now weighs about 4.3lbs and is about 17.5in long!!

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Week 34-35

6 weeks to go!! Biggrin :D I love being almost done. Im sooooo happy. And soooo sick of being pregnant. I cant get up from laying down in bed I feel like my tummy is being ripped off. And then I get the worst pelvic pain ever.... then there is just no turning over when Im laying down basically any sleeping from here on out is shoot. :evil: I think I will appreciate what small amount of time keegan gives me to sleep because comapaired to the 30min Im getting now its going to be a blessing. I am huge and now I have streach marks and they will only multiply if I get any bigger. I want to stand for more then 10 min with out my lower back and hips feeling like they are going to crack. I am soooooo done !!!! Ok I think thats a pretty good rant for the day. Keegan if you decide to come in 2weeks I will be very happy. Just wait until you are at least 5-6lbs. and your lungs are good. Then you come out. Biggrin I just found out that I can get my same job back if I take the whole 12 weeks of Mat leave!! that is great news now I dont really feel so stressed I will just take all 12 weeks (thank god for the tax return) and then deciede once keegan is here weather I want to stay home with him and babysit kids in the neighborhood or go back to work and send him to Joe & Theresa's babysitter for only $50 a week (that is awsomely cheap). No stress is good. Biggrin Harvey is being so cute he just loves to hug my tummy and I can tell he is super excited He keeps saying anytime now Keegan... Im thinkin hmmm I would rather Keegan be a porker and have a good set of lungs so I think he can stay for a few more weeks. (at the least 2-3 so he is full term) Carrie from the April Board had her baby!! Im so happy for her little Ryan is soooo tiny though but he is doing great so I bet he will pork up soon. This is technically our first April Baby. We had twins that were born wayy to eairly and didnt survive but Ryan would be our first baby to survive. Biggrin

Well mommy came up and took the van Sad But my Cavilier is all better now it had a good little revamp there with Rob. He fixed it all but the air problem and that is electrical so I need to take my car to the dealer and find out exactly where the problem is comming from. He would have but they are in a hurry to get the house packed because they close real soon like this week I think and have to be out and on there way to Washington. :cry: Im so glad to have a good car though Im sure she will get me through the next few years then we will get a Nissan Pathfinder or something large enough for the whole family and rugged enough to go camping and travel. Harvey was glad to get rid of the van he said it was too big for him and everyone was calling him a soccer dad I think he wants a more manly vehical then a huge van.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Auzzi is jellous already... I knew he would be. He has been extreamly CLINGY!! he was clingy before but this is rediculas. He will not let me out of his sight and has to be within an arms reach of me at ALL TIMES!! He actally talks to me and demands to be let on the bed or for me to go in the other room and get his toy for him. No really this dog never barked not once now he howels at me and will invite himself to the bed because he wants to laydown right next to me. HE NEVER did this before he knows that the bed is off limits. He barks at me until I let him up. Loudly too not just put his head down and give the "but please" eyes he will whine cry (this really pathetic sound me makes) :roll: He never barks at harvey or does this with him. When he is on the bed he will put his head on the edge of keegans bed and look into it .. I have no idea what he is thinkin. All I can think is he senses mommy is going to have a baby and he wants to protect me and take care of me I guess. What a goober puppy. :roll:

Keegan is now about 18in long and 5lbs!!!

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Week 35-36

Ohhh 5weeks baby!! Biggrin :D I am just too thrilled as to how fast time is flying. I had the weirdest dream last night, I was having Keegan and the doc didnt believe that he was actually comming out already and wouldnt check me then next thing I know Keegan pulled himself out on his own and crawled out!!! I was cleaning him off and he was huge I told harvey how huge he was and he looked like a good 6mo old baby!! I said hi keegan and he actually said hello back to me. :roll: OMG I need to be commited I have always had these "huge baby" dreams and now Im convinced that Keegan will be a 12lb turkey when he comes out hehe. Biggrin Monday is our next app. I am actually going to get checked! I dont know how I feel about this though because I hear being checked too many times introduces bacteria and can cause infections so Im sure that I really want it. That and I would rather not stress every week if Im not dialating quickly. I just have a feeling that Keegan will be a cooker and will want to stay in until past his due date.. even though Im not allowed to go past my due date. Basically Im counting on a whole 5weeks to go and nothing sooner. Although... I have been feeling really just blah lately and not blah like I have a cold but blah like I just dont feel right. I know I am having a really huge increase in blood flow because my hands have been getting really red and hot or my face gets really red and hot. Then I have been having a hard time getting up in the morning when usually Im not sleeping in the first place and I wake before the alarm so I think my body is trying to rest up for someting big!! I guess we will just have to wait and see. Harvey is getting really anxious he keeps saying ohhh anytime now!!! not yet silly. :roll: oh well hes a happy daddy. He has been trying to get me to pack my bags already, I still need to get some travel size stuff and drag the suitcase out of the shead. We are having our baby shower on line for the april board next week Im so excited to see what I got its all wrapped and so cute I just want to rip it open Biggrin (no patiences here hehe).

I havent heard from mom in a while? I wonder what is happening I dont want to call and waste her min though because I know my brother has gone wayyyyy over there min for two months in a row and they were going to change there plan to get more. Im just curious if they are in phx or on there way to Washington already.... or at the vet for precious. She is getting surgery for her hernia in Washington. I think I will just call her anyways. I havent talked to grandma either for a while I hope she is doing great, I cant wait to see her when she comes to help with Keegan. Its going to be so much fun with mommy and grandmommy here.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Auzzi Auzzi Auzzi what can I say he hasnt stoped his barking and howiling at me he has actually started to use it all the time, even with harvey too. He is just dying for attention (we give him attention, but he needs 24/7 lovin) I just dont know what to do with him. I guess he really wants us to not forget about him when the baby gets here, if I didnt know anybetter I would say that he was getting anxious. Gotta love those fur babies.

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Week 36-37

9 Months!!! Im in the last month the last streach home and Im done WHooo Hooo. Keegan this is an invitation to come when ever you wish!! Biggrin I just cant wait to meet you!! I bet you will be the most adorable perfect baby ever. Well I have been on a little nesting fest again and organized everything and rewashed some things as well. Im finally going to pack my hospital bag tomarrow. We had our app on monday and I dont have anything other then normal pg stuff. I was worried and thought I might have a YI or a UTI but nope I was checked and Im all clear, she also too a peek and said that Im long and closed too so no sign of Keegan comming yet. I dont have another app until next monday instead of this monday? I dont know why but thats fine with me. Then I will start my every week app. I will be 37weeks :shock: that just seems so surreal to be this far along already.

:party: :happybday: :bdaycake: Well I talked to mommy today to wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! The closeing of our house took a bit longer then expected but they have been out of the house for the week and have been sorting things in storage. They are finally going to leave AZ today :cry:. I hope they have a good trip. Harvey and I are going to Williams this weekend to get his drivers license, I cant believe he doesnt have one at 24years old!! But he has never had a car so I gues he just never needed one... weird. But I demand that he get his because Im NOT driving myself to the hospital in labor. :shock: I ordered Keegans baby scrap book from my CM consultant last night I cant wait to get it. I am going to use the one I am working on right now only for his pg. journal entries and once he is born I will start his new album. I also ordered his supplies for the birth announcements from the stampin up lady... I am just loving scrapbooking I cant believe I didnt start this hobby eairlier. Biggrin

Puppy Post- :grommit:
My little one has been tollerable hehe. I just love him so much. This week has been so crazy one day its perfect and he gets to go outside all day then bam you wake up to 4in of snow!!! It melted and got warm again back outside then its raining and sleeting!! I just cant win poor Auzzi.... he is too funny with his barking too he listens for when his best friend is out there so he can go out and bark and bark and bark :roll: This from the dog who never use to say a word!! I think its a case of the body snatchers. This isnt really Auzzi...hmmm.

Keegan is now appx. 19in long and between 5.5-6 lbs!!
(althought I think he is more on the 6lb side)

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Week 37-38

Well Im hangin in there. He feels bigger everyday I wonder how much he weighs exactly right now I would say a bit on the bigger end of the normal which would be about 6.5lbs right now :shock: I really just cant weight to meet my little bugger. I am totally confindent right now I feel like I can totally handle everything Im all set-up we are picking a ped this Monday its not going to be too hard though I think we will go with Mountain View ped. Although I would love to have a family doc that will take Harvey baby and I but I dont know how I feel about this Dr. Myers guy thats apart of the Williams practise... he apparently gave a perscription to someone that was ment for someone else and nearly sent that person to the hospital!!! I really dont know how that happend but its kinda makes me gringe. Harvey likes him though and his mother uses him too so .... I dono we will decide on Monday. As for the circumcision.... Im at a total loss as to what to do?? I asked the recptionists if the peds do them and THEY didnt know??? and my labor class said we had to have our own sergion because they dont provide it at the hospital?? Well where do I go then... I will ask Dr. Thomas what he knows on Monday at my app. If he doesnt know then I guess I will call some pernial sergion or something. Keegan is really slowing down... not stoping by any means but I think he may be making his way lower and situated more because his movements are really large and less active. I have been super tired and feeling a tingly feeling and pubic bone sorness but thats nothing new. I have been getting really nausious at times and dizzy lately though hopefully that means something is going on. Oh and I have to pee alot but sometimes it just wont budge :-? I just started to realize that I should probably start doing things to bring Keegan on I really dont want to have to start from square one if I have to get induced on the 1st. I hear that causes problems and I would LOVE to avoid a c-sec if at all possible. Here is a list of what Im going to start trying Pinapple hmmm, evening primous oil (coften cervix), walking (gets contrax going), and rasberry tea (really gets the uturis movin). Now I also hear egg plant but Im not too fond of that so I dont know yet. Hopefully this will at least get me moving in the right direction. Biggrin Im just so excited that Im finally at the end and I can start to evict Keegan from his Premises. Biggrin

Harvey didnt get his licsense again!! Shocker!! But we are going to get it Monday for sure.. we have to be at the DMV first thing 8am so that she can take him on his road test... There is only one lady who works mondays... (small town). But at least monday is only one day away and Im hopin keegan waits until then to make any sudden moves. We did go swimming though it was the greatest ever I miss the water so much. I swear Im a fish Biggrin I did some laps and worked on H20 arobics then we played and it was just a great time. I wish we lived way closer then 1hr form the pool. I have some word from mommy she is in Washington out side of Seattle somewhere thats all I know though we keep missing eachother's phone calls, but I think they are doing good.

Puppy Post- :grommit:
Ohh my little baby what a hair ball!! I swear I wish he didnt still have that puppy fur so we could get him a hair cut or shave or something!! Everywhere he goes you can see the hair just flow off his body... I have to vaccume everyday 2times a day if we were home all day!! The weather has been perfect in the 60's you dont need a jacket anymore and we had a campfire Auzzi loves the weather, he runs in and out of the house because all the doors are open, he is just having a field day.

Keegan is now about 19in long or so and appx 6.5lbs

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Keegan
Anthony
March 18th 2005
6lbs 1.9oz

On Monday March 14th Harvey and I went into town for the usual bobing about. We needed to be in Williams by 8am to get his licence just to wake up and find about 3in of snow on the ground after a week of 60 degree weather. By the time we got to williams he couldnt get his licence anyways.... not starting out to be a very good day. We decide to drive to Flag and dilly dally around town until our ob appointment at 3pm. After a very very long day going to Walmart, eating out at the Olive Garden, and everything else under the moon.... finally its 3 and we get to the doctor only to find out that they have been closed due to weather all day!!!!! What we have been waiting in flag the entire day to get to our app, I had a million questions to ask like am I having real contrax? How do I time them? Ohhh and about a million more. Well I decide to go to L&D and give them my birth plan as well as ask a few of these questions. I didnt realize they would be hooking me up and monitoring me or anything.... welll 3 turned into 4 then 5 then 6 as they have been monitoring my contrax they have been watching my bp. Finally a nurse comes in and says I my bp is high and she called Dr. Varella to come talk to us. She said that it could potentially be serious if we just left, she suggested that we induce now and now wait and see what happens incase it is too late....
Well this was alot to take in we didnt plan on having Keegan this weekend we were just going to ask a few questions.... well our heads were spinning and the next thing I know Im in a room hooked up to monitors and getting cervadil put in me. Well next day no change they start the gel next day no change they do cervidil again .... fingertip dialated no effacement and gel again.... next day no change 5 DAYS LATER!!! I have been having contrax 2-3min apart and they hurt but there is STILL NO CHANGE.... Ok Im tired and frusterated and pissed off and then Dr. Thomas starts to get worried .... he thinks that keegan is teathered and that is why he is not decending and why Im having all these contrax on a steady patteren and hard but not doing anything down there. He suggests a c-sec. At this point we just want an end all to the tourture I agree to the c-sec. The day we were told 6pm and the at 3 the nurse gives me the concent forms and starts the talk.... then the meds guys gets there and says hes ready to go and were going at 4!!! ahhh Chaos starts shes rattling off things to me the lab tech guy is drawing 5 more viles of blood (not my fav part) I had already had about 15 viles drawn throughout the 5 days alreay!!! Well I hate needles with a passion and this was the worst part the the whole thing the nurses are trying to get this IV in me and goes through my vain PAIN!! then she gets another nurse to try she blows the other hand!!! Im about to have a cow at this point Im bawling and in PAIN. I need a break but no another nurse trys and gets it in YEAH!! Finally.... well I get all my saline in and the meds guys gets back to give me an IV but I had already had one.... well apparently that one is not working now!! and he has to do it again..... i have a vain on my left hand blown and my right had 3 sticks and an IV already so he trys again on my left hand and completely blows the hand then starts trying random parts of my arm I think he tried about 5 times before finally he makes it in. Then the cathater lady comes in... (OMG will the tourture ever end!!!) That is not pleasent to have put in ..... Ok at this point Im done I just want to go home and forget the whole ordeal. I have been poked probed checked and stabed I want the pain to end. So Im walking to the c-sec room I am holding my pee in a handbag and my IV in the other hand. The eveil meds guy starts to do the spinal.... ouch 4 misses later finally he got it..... (everyone loves there meds guy but me) Well I thought ok here we go were almost to the good part..... he asks me if I can feel him pinching me I say no he pinced my arm and I barely felt that... But then in a matter of a few seconds it started to feel like someone was steping on my chest and then someone was squeezing all the air out of my lungs ...... I started to get really scared I kept saying help me help me I cant breath and then I noticed that I couldnt even talk anymore and that I wasnt able to gasp or anything for air I could only look up and hear everything that was happening they kept saying "your fine your breathing it just feels like you cant" YEAH FUCKING RIGHT!!! I wansnt breathing I heard them saying something about get the air and that this had never happend before.... well super Im thinking Im the first to die in a c-sec at this hospital... Harvey wasnt allowed in and they tubed me to breath and but me under...I thought I died.. seriously died. I woke up to see Harvey holding Keegan in recovery and all the nurses are like ohhh goood shes awake... they actually remembered my birth plan (the only thing on it that I actually got) and they didnt put the eye gunk in until I got to hold him and see him. That was the best part of the whole thing I finally had my baby and I was alive. Harvey looked like he was going to cry I think he was scared but we were just so happy now. Keegan was quite the nurser I was barely awake and they threw him on the boob and he went at it. He was born on Friday the 18th at 4:50pm. a woppin 6lbs 1.9oz (I guess I had no worry about the 16lb turkey hu) We spent another 4 days in the hospital totaling a whole week there.... I was sooooo sick of being there it wasnt funny at all. I had this crazy nurse who made me get out of bed and walk around the morning after!! I didnt even get my pain meds first I wanted to rip her head off but in the long run Im glad she did I think I would have stayed in bed for about a year if she didnt. My Grandma made it up here just in time to watch me to into the c-sec, Harveys parents made it there in time as well. Keegan failed his hearing on his left side at first but passed the next day he also had a dimple on his bum and they did some tests to make sure it wasnt nerological, he passed that as well Keegan is in perfect health now except for the pain of the circ. which I have no idea why I did. Keegan left the hospital at 5lbs 8oz my milk came in then went back up to 5 130z and now I think he is back to birth weight. He is a perfect feader and it doesnt even hurt. Im healing slowly but I have great meds so all is well. Keegan is the greatest thing that has ever happen to Harvey and I and we thank god for every moment we have with him.

Here are the pics Biggrin
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=miqp69u.or4ibcu&x=0&y=-xi6l7q

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