Brinley is a month old!

I'm late to post but life has been a whirlwind for the past 4 weeks!!!

On November 13th I broke the rules of bedrest and went out to dinner with my Grandparents, Alan, parents, and Robby and his family. It was soooo nice to get out and I didn't have any type of appetite my last few weeks so I skipped every meal that day and honestly ate like a man at dinner. Shrimp, salad, bread, 4 glasses of water...ate myself sick lol. I was also having a very hard time sleeping because she was sitting on my bladder and causing it A LOT of pain :( So basically I woke up every time I moved. That night I went to bed at 9:30 and passed out, was still asleep at 11:34 when I woke up because my water broke! I said to Alan, "Alan...either my water just broke or I peed my pants." I waited a few minutes to see in the bathroom and couldn't tell but a few minutes later there was more...so off to the hospital we went! By 12:15 I was at Porter, in a gown, already checked, IV in and Pitocin started!

My Mom got there about 12:45 and my Aunt Sandy, Aunt Terrie, and cousin Michelle about 1:15 A.M. I was already having pretty good contractions (Pitocin is Fast and also is the DEVIL. It had to have been created by a man.) They offered me IV pain meds but I refused them. I was only dilated to a 1 when I got to the hospital and couldn't get an epidural until I was at a 3. It took about 6 hours, the last 2 of those 6 were the worst but after the epidural I was good! Then at about 1:00 my epidural stopped working on my left hand side and the pain was really bad. Dr. Short came in and gave me a new bolus (sp?) and I was good to go again! I started to push at about 3:40 in the afternoon on the 14th and she was born at 5:19. My Mom and Alan were awesome coaches, as well as my aunts and cousin who came and supported me in the room before push time. The labor was cake compared to my healing. TMI (but it's my blog lol) but I had a lot of damage and after all the labor was done I was still be stitched up 55 minutes later. That night I had to get up and walk and it took me every bit of 20 minutes just to get out of the bed, I had to scoot an inch at a time. It was AWFUL. I still am not perfect but hopefully by my 6 week appointment I'll be good again. Labor was nothing compared to after!!!

Brinley is awesome :) She is completely adorable, she looks like her Daddy! She is so sweet. At birth she weighed 7lbs 11oz and was 20 inches long. At her 2 week appointment she was 8lbs 3oz and 20 and 7/8 inches long :)

That's pretty much the story! LOOOVE my girl!!!!!


Tuesday's Appointment

Well we bought ourselves another week! At the NST my bp was elevated but pretty much where it's been. Afterwards, we went to the doctor and I saw Dr. Murphy, she said another week was ok. I go back next Tuesday and have to see Dr. Short b/c I guess I am a little 'higher risk' b/c of the blood pressure so Dr. Short sees me and at that time will discuss inducing. We are more than ready to meet her so I would be ok with that! If they tell me I can go another week I will be a little sad b/c I'm pretty much miserable at this point. I sleep about 3 hours a night, my bladder is killing me, ribs, back, hips, etc. Not to mention the bedrest is SO SO boring (I know, appreciate it while you can) but I can only take so many CSI reruns :) Haha sorry to complain. We'll see what happens next Tuesday!!


Doctor Appointment

Well yesterday's appointment wasn't so great. My blood pressure was way up again so Dr. Strickland sent me to Porter for more labs and a non-stress test. I have to go back to Porter on Saturday for the same, then back on Tuesday before my scheduled appointment at the doctor's office. If it is high when I go back on Tuesday (I will be between 37 and 38 weeks) then Dr. Short told me last night they would probably talk inducing me. The nerves are kicking in a little! Everyone has said being induced is hard and painful but hopefully I can get an epidural and be ok :) So who knows...she may be coming next week!?!


Better Start Updating!

I have family that lives far away and in no time the baby will be here and I have had some requests to update the blog! So here it is :) I am currently on bedrest, a week ago today I went to the doctor after work and my bp was high and I had some swelling so she sent me to Porter for some testing. I went back on Wednesday and it was better but still high so she put me on bedrest. I go back tomorrow for my 37 week check up :) I'm feeling pretty good, just have a backache and occasional pain to the left of my belly button, not sure what that is but we are hoping not a hernia. That's about it, just a waiting game now. Hopefully tomorrow's appointment goes good. Alan is doing great, he is very excited for her to be here but a little anxious about the birth, he hates hospitals and everything that goes along with them but he'll be ok. I think these non-stress tests have helped him, he knows what we are heading into now :)


Guess who's having a....

baby!! :-) This past Tuesday I am supposedly 11 weeks along. I say that b/c I am not 100% sure of the last day of my last cycle so it's sort of a guess-timate. But, I think it's pretty accurate. I have my first exam tomorrow and then have to wait for the first big ultrasound...not for like 8 more weeks! Hope it goes fast! We are definitely going to find out what it is, I want to be ready and I also don't want all yellow and green clothes lol! And Alan could never be patient enough to hold out ;)


so long!

It's been a while....I'm new to facebook so that is more of what I've been doing, shame on me ;)
Me and Alan are doing great, going to start looking at houses soon so that is exciting. Then we can talk more baby talk!?! That'll make an interesting blog right! I'm still job hunting but remaining positive, something will come up soon. Other than that nothing much to post!! I hope everyone is doing well!!!!!