December 9, 2006 married my best friend (awww I know - too gushy - but for real he's legit my BFF (we've got the necklaces and everything hahaha - joke)
|At our rehersal dinner|
October 2007 - found out we were expecting Skater. Every last second of that pregnancy I swear I watched as if you were watching the clock ticking off the seconds. It CRAWLED by. I busied myself worrying about everything, reading everything, becoming a "expert" who had never had a baby on everything, and organizing and rearranging her nursery. I had never been to the "womans" clinic places but a couple times before I got pregnant with SK. No clue on what to do about a baby doctor we decided to start our journey with a well respected doctor who had been a kind Christian adult role model in Matts life. Matt had even lived in his families guest house in college. Problemo here was that he had moved to Nashville. I love to shop and since Nashville was only 2 hours away and you don't go that much in the beginning we chose him. It worked great for a while because every month was like a nice little get a way for Matt and I to eat somewhere cool, go to Target etc. Around the time 30 weeks rolled around (and I started having a few pregnant friends deliver etc.) I began to realize that when I had our baby I wanted to be surrounded with family and friends so we switched (after much asking around) to the most amazing doctor on the planet Dr. Owens (literally I can't say enough about this guy and if you don't wanna know please don't ask me because I tend to gush about him....so does Matt actually we love him that much!)
Around the time I switched with SK my blood pressure was a little high. I was a new patient so for a while they monitored it. Almost immediately they started talking "take it easy" etc. With SK I was ENORMOUS but what I didn't realize being a 1st time mom is that I was swelling like crazy. Normal right???? ummm no not in this case. I was put on blood pressure meds to lower it and eventually around 35 weeks sent to bed rest. The bed rest was a way for a new mom (i.e. no kids to chase in the house to occupy my days) to sit and watch baby shows and search the internet tirelessly. I had to go to the doctor 2x a week to monitor my BP and at any given time they would take her if it got out of control. I remember very close to the end crying when we would leave and have to come back a few more days later. I was happy my BP was okay but so done. I was huge, miserable, sick and ready to meet my baby. When the day finally came it was overwhelming to say the least and I had no idea what to expect.
|Night before I delivered SK|
|Our new addition|
|Night before I had Wilty|
|Baby makes 4|
So what's the problem????
Also it's weird because with the others we knew induction was the plan. We're on the fence now. We're gonna have her size measured soon again to see if she is still tipping the scales at 98th percentile and move forward from there. There are a million factors some good and bad to waiting vs inducing early vs letting us go whenever. I just don't know what to expect. Plus #3 is the wildcard. With your first people expect you to go overdue. I wouldn't have been induced if it wasn't for my health at 38 weeks it was time to get her out before I got any worse. With Will it just worked out that way. With your 2nd people still expect you to get close to your due date if you go into spontaneous labor maybe a tad early. #3 - wildcard. You've done this 2 other times - and in my case within the last 4 years - so my body knows what to do. Lots of statistics support dialating earlier, laboring earlier and faster etc. Not having ever gone into labor on my own I don't even know what my body does. So as I near the end I just wonder....when's she coming? What's gonna happen. I guess we'll see.