Friday, April 24, 2009

Predictions Anyone???

Well, we've made it to 39 Weeks!! Since there is no baby yet AND my doctor said she would induce me next Friday (my due date), that means we literally have 1 week left!!! Soooo....anyone want to guess when this baby will make an appearance and how big she is going to be??? For reference purposes...Alexa was born 2 days early, she came on her own, and she was 7 lbs 13 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.
Now that we've made it this long...I'm hoping and praying we can at least make it until Tuesday evening before labor begins so that my mom can get here Monday night AND Kevin can take his oral pathology final Tuesday afternoon. Anytime after that is great for me!!!
Good luck!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to Kevin!!

Today my man turned the big 2-7! Happy Birthday Babe! Of course, I started the day off right by FORGETTING to wish him a happy birthday as he kissed me goodbye while I was still in bed!! What a good wife I am eh??!! :-) Thankfully, I was on top of things last week and had an ecard scheduled to be sent to him at midnight last night so he had that when he woke up and checked his email this morning!!!
Anyways, Alexa and I did some last minute birthday shopping this morning and I finished his cake while Alexa was napping this we were all ready to celebrate when Kevin got home from school. Alexa was so excited to help daddy open his presents. So excited in fact, that on the way home from picking him up...she told him what one of the presents were (the one we bought this morning). The girl just can't keep a secret!!! Oh well, I had ordered his other 2 gifts online a few weeks ago and I totally surprised him with the DVD we got him...he wasn't expecting it at all.
We had a nice dinner of pecan crusted chicken (seriously so yummy), cheesy mashed potatoes and steamed carrots. Then it was onto the cake.
I think Alexa would have been fine with just skipping dinner and going straight to dessert...but we managed to get a few bites of real food down before she devoured the cake. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the face she would make after every bite and after licking her fingers.
Happy Birthday Kevin!
You are my rock and my light and I am so grateful to have you in my life. You really are the best husband a girl could ask for and the best daddy a little girl (almost two little girls) could ever want! Thanks for being there for us always. We love you!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

No Baby Yet!!!

Alright...for those of you who are anxiously awaiting an update (and for those of you who aren't, you get an update anyways!!!)...there are no plans for baby Payton to arrive anytime this week. She could always decide to come on her own, but my doctor said today that she could induce me next Monday, the 27th. Wellllllll....that just didn't work for Kevin's exam schedule. His finals start this Friday and continue through Thursday of next week...but the only one he REALLY has to be at is on Tuesday morning, the 28th. That just wouldn't work for me to be induced on the next option is next Friday (which is technically my due date anyways), the 1st of May. I wasn't dilated anymore today (still at 1cm), but I am now 75% effaced and the baby has moved down into position I'm making progress, slowly but surely. AND, I even lost a pound since last week!!!! That's just a little exciting to me since I've put on more weight this time around than I did with Alexa!! :-)
I still have an appointment scheduled for Monday the 27th so we'll see what progress I've made by next week and then I'm sure we'll schedule the induction. But in the meantime, here I am in all my puffy, swollen, achy, tired, pregnant glory at 38 1/2 weeks. Hopefully this will be the last prego pic I take prior to labor!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our crazy weekend...

So our little lady had a major asthma attack on Friday morning. She woke up having a really hard time breathing so I called her doctor's office the second they opened and had her in there at 9:15. Her doctor said she hopes to never see her that bad again...and thankfully she responded well to the breathing treatment there, otherwise we most likely would have been on our way to the hospital. Poor little thing! She's had asthma since she was 4 months old, but we've only had to periodically give her breathing treatments when the wheezing gets bad. It's never been THIS bad before. So she was put on several breathing treatments a day to get it under control, plus an oral steroid to gain control more quickly, and an antibiotic as her lungs sounded a little "junky" as well. Her doctor thinks that she's a spring pollen kind of girl so we'll most likely be getting her allergy tested in the near future. We had to go for a follow up appointment on Saturday morning to make sure she was improving, which she was!! Phew!!! We're to schedule a further follow-up once baby Payton arrives and has her first well-baby visit (so that we can just make one visit to the doctor) at which time we'll discuss further the need for the allergy testing.
Anyways, it's been a crazy weekend keeping up with all of Alexa's treatments and medications AND stressing about when/if this baby will make an appearance. Thank you to all our wonderful friends who have offered to help if Payton arrives prior to my mom getting here next Monday. We really are so blessed.
Here is our sick little girl on Friday. She didn't sleep well Thursday night and fell asleep on the couch as soon as we got home from the doctor!