Monday, July 30, 2012

Last Pregnant Picture and Birth Story

Wow, I can't believe my precious baby girl is 10 days old.  It's been the best ten days of my life. Before we go on with the hospital and her birth, here is the last pregnancy shot I took right before we left for the hospital.  (sorry you get a bare belly shot, b/c that's all I took in the hurry to a last minute run to Target and then to the hospital.) 

Well, I had been going twice a week to be checked since being put on bed rest about a month ago all because my blood pressure was so high.  I went Monday, July 16, 2012, not much had changed, she was still up there and not moving down much.  They did some test and some more blood work b/c again, my blood pressure was high. I left figuring I'd go back for my appointment on Friday and then be at the hospital on Monday night, July 23rd for my induction.  Well, because I had protein in my urine and my blood pressure was so high I received a phone call personally from my doctor on Thursday, July 19th, saying that he was concerned about my blood pressure and wanted to go ahead and induce July 20th.  So I gathered my bags and headed to the hospital on Thursday night.  they gave me the pitocin Friday at midnight and we played the waiting game.  My contracts went to 2 min apart and I was 5 cm and I never felt a thing (mind you I refused drugs and was doing a natural birth)  well, the doctor came in to check me and Millie's head was becoming a bad cone-head and they said that I could be laboring for another 20 hours and she still not drop all the way b/c of the cone-head so they recommend a c-section.

I was again, planning an all natural childbirth so a c-section was not what I wanted.  But after talking to the doctor and family, I decided to move forward with the c-section b/c it was what was best for Millie.  at 4:07 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 my precious baby girl was born weight 7 lb 9 oz.  She is such a blessing. 


I am so greatful to be your Mom and to say the last 10 days have been the BEST days of my life is an understatement.  I love you baby girl more than life itself.  You are my angel.  



(will post tons of pics from the hospital tomorrow) 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

She's here!!

My sweet girl is here. While I named her Millie, I'm officially think of changing her name to Paige in honor of her Fathers wishes. While others may not understand, I'm praying about it and doing what I feel is the best decision for myself and my daughter.

Please say a prayer for me and that I make the right decision for us.

I do have to say, I will post her birth story soon, but I was a little saddened by the fact that I ended up having. To have a c section, but she arrived safely, that's all that matters.

Friday, July 13, 2012

38 weeks

Wow, I can't believe I'm almost there. While its not been the easiest pregnancy, it's been worth ever minute. I'm so ready to meet my sweet angel. She is going to be one rotten little girl.

I'm so depressed with gaining so much weight no matter how much I count my calories the weight came one. The dr's not worried but I am. I want to be skinny again and I was getting close p my goal weight and size 8/10's before I got pregnant. Anyways, she is well worth it. Her father is still being a pain in my a$$, while I clearly still love the man he makes my life crazy and hell sometimes. I want him either in or out. He needs to make a choice once and for all.

How far along? 38 weeks, 1 day, 14 to go

Size of my sweet angel girl? 19.75 inches, the size of leek; about 6.8 lbs

Maternity clothes? All

Weight gain? 40 something

Stretch marks? None PTL, I am so thankful Thai expensive oil and cream have worked

Gender? Sweet baby girl

Sleep? Not good cant get comfy, then can't get up without hurting

Symptoms? Nauseated and tired, really swollen and my blood pressure has been high, so I'm on bed rest till she gets her.

What I miss most? Skinny and not feeling fat and 2 piece bathing suits. Yes it's vain I know.

Belly Button? Outie

BEST news this week? That I'm being induced on the 24th if she doesn't come by then. I originally was told this morning the 23rd, but got a call from dr's office this afternoon saying they were doing it on the 24th, to be at the hospital at 6 on the 23rd. (which is fine with me, bc I have an even vs odd number issue(don't ask).

Can't wait to meet my sweet Millie. She is the light of my life and she's not even here yet.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dr's Appt

I went this past Friday my doctors appt and my blood pressure was high so he was worried, so he told me to come back this past Tuesday. Well, it's still a lot higher than its ever been for me sine becoming pregnant and working 9-10 hr non-stop busy days is not helping, so for now at least he's taken me off work. My cervix is softening and if my blood pressure remains high he make induce after this Friday. (the hit of 37 weeks).

I want her to come when she's good and "fully cooked" healthy, but I am so anxious to meet her. Her dads been calling a lot and while he still wants to name her Paige, her name will remain Millie. I may add Paige into her name, but I will continue to call her Millie.

I'm praying that my doctors appointment Friday morning goes well and that he comes soon but when she's ready.

Per doctor I'm to rest, rest, rest. It's hard for an OCD, perfectionist to stop and slow down, but I'm trying. My Dad actual came and spent the day today helping me carry boxes, pack both mine and Millie's hospital bags. Thanks so much Dad for coming and rescuing me.

Most everything's ready, need to make one trip to Target bc silly me forgot to get (on my last minute needs trip to Target) today, so sleepers.

I have SOOOO many clothes for my sweet angel but only 1 sleeper and no footed pjs. How in the world did I do that?

Oh well, Happy Independence Day. God Bless the USA and all the solders who fight for the freedom we love!

Last, here's a picture from my shower which I'll try and post about soon