Labor day

28 08 2009

Labor day is here….we have been on the antibotics for about 5 hours. They started the pitocin at 11:15, the contractions are getting harder to take and I may be asking for my epidural real soon. I will give it about another hour to see how I feel.

Everything else is going well. 🙂 Please continue to pray.

38 weeks and 4 days…

25 08 2009

well, things are going well. My contractions have been about 8 mins. apart all morning. I had my dr. appt. this morning and I have moved from 1 cm and long….to 2 cm and 50%. It looks like things are FINALLY moving somewhere. We will see how things go this evening….if they stop then we do have some hope. There will be a baby by Friday. The doctor will induce at 8 am on Friday in hopes of getting the full 4 hours of antibiotics in my system before the baby is born. With it being my 4th he thinks things may move pretty quick. I sure hope so 🙂

Thanks for the prayers! They are so needed and loved. I know that God has big plans for this special baby. I am so nervous at the same time to add number 4 to our family.

I just want to hold him/her and know that they are healthy. I have lots of dreams that things don’t end right, but that has happened with every baby in the past.

Thanks everyone.

37 weeks and 4 days…..

18 08 2009

Still no baby, still lots of pain and contractions. God’s timing is always best that is for sure!

Today I went to the chiro. and he did a great adjustment. My back and hips feel so much better than they have in days. He told me to come back on Friday if I haven’t had the baby to do it again. This way I am all lined up for the birth when it happens. 🙂

I have my 38 week appt on Friday, So I think that would be a good time to go and see him. The kids are really excited. Grace did say that she doesn’t think this baby is ever coming out….I did promise her it will be here oneday!

Thanks for the prayers.

37 week appt.

14 08 2009

We are 37 weeks!  I can’t really believe we are already this close to having a baby. Owen came 1 week from tonight and Isaac and Grace during that next week.  So hopefully we will have a baby here very soon.

I am still only 1 cm ish.  I have never dilated early so this isn’t a big surprise to us.  I am still having contractions and lots of pain.  I pray that this baby comes soon so that I am not in so much pain all the time.  I have tested positive for the strep B for the first time ever.  This means I will have to be on antibiotics for at least 4 hours before delivery.  She told me to make sure I am at the hospital early and not to wait around at home too long.  Deciding when to go in is such a hard decision now, this just made it a little harder.  I don’t want to wait too long, but I don’t want to go too early either and have to labor at the hospital too long.

I feel good other than those complaints, I am so excited to welcome this new addition to our family.  I am so excited to see if it is a boy or a girl and what he/she looks like.  Will it be another Gracelyn or a blond/red like the boys?  Oh the fun of a new life coming to your family.

Just an update, hope everyone is having a good week.

36 week Check up

8 08 2009

Well, it has been a crazy week for us this week.  On Tuesday my contractions were 8-12 mins. apart all day.  They never let up.  Then during the night  they went to 2-3 so we headed to he hospital.  At the hospital they stayed at 2-3 mins. apart but they didn’t make me move along so they sent me home.

Over the past several days the contractions are not as consistent, but the pressure is sooo great!  The doctor did a stress test on the baby and it came out good.  The baby’s heart rate is strong and healthy and that is what matters the most.  He did check me and he said I am about the same.  He said that he understands that I am in so much pain.  That after a few children some woman go into an early labor pattern that can last for a long time… feels like labor but doesn’t do anything to the cervix, it hurts and is very uncomfortable.  He also said he can’t help me until 39 weeks.  So I know that we will have a baby by the end of the month at the latest, so that is hopeful.  We have never carried a baby to 39 weeks yet so he doesn’t think we will last that long.  Owen came 2 weeks from today and the others were in that following week 🙂

We are doing well and are praying for God to bring this baby into the World in His timing.  Our home is ready and the kids are MORE than ready.  Every night the kids pray for “Champ” to come out of mommy’s belly.  Isaac is concerned with the pain it will cause me, Grace wants to come watch. (we won’t be letting her so don’t worry, our hospital won’t let anyone under 12 in the delivery room).  We just keep reassuring Isaac that it will hurt mommy, but God will protect me and take care of me.  We will be laboring for a while at home and know that he may see me in some pain so we want to be honest with them about it all.

That is it for now a busy home for sure, but we are ready that is for sure.