Friday, November 4, 2011


There is lots to say today so I will get right too it!

I never got a chance to talk about my baby shower 2 weeks ago! My very sweet friend Stefani gave me a wonderful, yummy, and fun shower. We had a great turn out with some very fun and original games. It was a pumpkin theme so the food was naturally amazing (some very good recipes that I will need to get soon)! Naturally, everyone blessed us with beautiful, piratical, and fun baby gifts so thank you to all those who have helped us get ready for baby girl!

Halloween was last weekend and I just had to do something fun and different for costumes. I did lots of research online of lots of prego costumes and we decided on me as an oven with a bun cooking, and Mike was the bun maker. We had so much fun making our costumes! We went to the Halloween party at my parents ward and we had a blast (our costumes were a hit!). Then on Halloween we went to my parents and carved our pumpkins, had a very yummy spooky dinner, and handed out lots of candy to many darling children (oh and we dressed up again, we got lots of comments on the costumes again)!

We had another doctors appointment this Wednesday and went in with lots of questions as usual. Oh and I am 37 weeks as of tomorrow!
We told him of some of the little concerns that we have, one of which is the ridiculous amount of swelling that has occurred over the past 2 weeks (I gained 15 pounds in 16 days!!!!!!!!!!) not only in my feet and legs but my fingers look like sausages and my face keeps gaining chins lol! I also told him of the slight pain that I feel under my right ribs (I had attributed to her pushing my innards all up in my ribs) and my slightly raised blood pressure. Well after discussing all of this issues he agreed that he was not totally happy with it all and was worried about toxemia. Good news was my blood pressure was not alarming enough that there was no cause to induce me right that moment. Now the pain I have been having he became a little concerned with my liver. So he took some action.
We first set a date for me to be  induced which will be Monday the 21st, first thing in the morning! So no matter what, she will be here for Thanksgiving!!!!
Then he ordered some labs and told us that if the results were not where he wanted them to be, then he was going to induce me FRIDAY! We were excited yet shocked at the same time. He told us that we would be called on Friday and told what the plan would be. If all came back well, he wanted me to come in on Monday so he can keep a close eye on me. If he didn't like the results, we would be brought in right away to have this baby. That night we frantically did some last minute packing, cleaning, organizing, planning, and shopping. My dad also came over and was able to assist Michael in giving me a blessing which I was so thankful for.
Well all labs came back okay so we are safe until Monday. I am SOOOOO excited for her to be here but at the same time I am so thankful for the extra time to continue doing the things that I want to get done before she gets here! My doctor now seems to think that I will not make it to the 21st (afraid that the toxemia will set in).

We completely trust our doctor and know that he knows us well as well as our concerns and is going to do what is best for the baby and I. We are thankful for such an amazing doctor who cares so much!

2 of my mom's sisters and my cousin came in town this weekend for a fun girls trip since it is time for the annual hunt! We have a fun filled weekend planned and are already having a great time (yes I am blogging while everyone is playing hand and foot but I HAD to put my feet us for a few minutes since I was unable to feel them and they look like they will explode at any moment). Pictures will come soon!

Some good news? Because of the hunt, I am pretty much done with work! I was going to try and go back on the 14th part time but when I told my doctor that, he was not too thrilled. It looks like my working days are done for now and I can focus on our little girl getting here!!

Soooooo much is going on, there is so much excitement, and I love it all! We never thought that this month would come but it is really here and our dreams will be coming true very soon!!

(It is late for me so I hope that this post makes sense since I am very tired lol!)

1 comment:

Gabe, Melissa, and Jace said...

I can't believe you are already 37 weeks! That went by fast to me. I had the same exact thing when i was pregnant with Jace. I had really high blood pressure and swelled up like a baloon! I always had that pain in my right rib too. That's so wierd. I was induced at 37.5 weeks. We should have been sisters I thnk:) The best thing to do is take it easy and keep your feet elevated, wich is hard when you have a lot to prepare for. That's exciting she will be here sooner than you thought, but good to keep her in there a little longer so she will be healthy. I'm so excited for you and wish that we lived closer:( Your costumes were awesome by the way, so creative!! Take it easy, and please keep me posted on what's going on and when you have her! Love you lots, and miss you!