Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bring on Baby :)

Well, I'm just gonna say it...hospitals are SO boring lol I was having some bleeding and major contractions. I was also feeling a lot of pressure down there. So i called my Dr and they said to go into the hospital right away. Our hospital is an hour away so we dropped everything and heading right over there.
They had us in triage for awhile and then the nurse came back with an apologetic look on her face. She said "well you just earned urself a night in the hospital". They wanted to monitor me and make sure that all the bleeding would stop. We ended up having Lydia sleep at Alicia's house and Alicia and my mom watched my babysitting kids for me the next day. It was a looong night in the hospital. They had a fetal monitor on me and another monitor on my belly to track my contractions. The major problem was that the baby didn't like either monitor on me so she would kick it off every 15 minutes. Every time i would get comfortable and try to sleep, the nurses would come in and have to find the heartbeat again (which would take about 15 min) so needless to say, i didn't get any sleep. But i was so glad i was there cause i started to have more bleeding. Because of that, they made me stay there another night :( All in all tho, everything looked awesome when i was discharged. They said the baby was fine and they also gave me a couple steroid shots so her lungs will develop faster in the chance that she comes out soon. Now it's just a lot of bed rest for me lol
I had an ultrasound while i was there and it was pretty awesome :) They did a close up on her face and she started yawning :) It was the cutest thing seeing her nose all scrunched up when she did. It made the fact that i was having a baby SO real. The Dr said that we have to be prepared for a baby any day. Thanks everyone for ur thoughts and prayers! i know for a fact they helped us with all this :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Time Flys!

Wasn't it JUST Halloween?! It seems like when Halloween came up, everything started to just zoom by! Something that kept my sanity for this pregnancy was always thinking 'but i don't have to worry cause I'm not having the baby til next year' um...Its next year! I'm having a baby next month!

I went to the Dr's today and they checked me and said that I'm dilated to a 1 and that this little girl's head is RIGHT THERE! It makes me so nervous but i just have a feeling everything will be OK. They also said that the baby has officially dropped. What that means also is that my contractions are going to get a bit more intense. I didn't really think that was possible at this point ha ha jk My Dr said i just have to take it super easy for the next few weeks and at least keep this girl in for 4 or 5 more weeks. Even that sounds way 2 soon for me lol She's on her way...

As far as everything else is going, we are dealing with the terrible 2s at our house :( We aren't sure what triggered it but, Lydia freaks out over the smallest things. I think she can also sense the baby coming. But she will be totally fine and then just start screaming and we cant do ANYTHING to get her to stop. We have even tried giving her her favorite treat and she will just throw it. She's still my little sweetheart but just has these crazy tantrums :( We are just trying to give her as much attention as we can. She has been through a lot the past few months (new house, big girl bed, potty training, the baby) I think its all coming to blows now. Pray for the storm to pass the Rieck home ha ha

On a lighter note, Thanks SO much to Grama Lora (Lora Loomis) for making Lydia this cute owl poncho and beanie! She loves it! She always pulls it over her eyes and says "i a owl" ha ha We love u Grama Lora!