Sunday, October 31, 2010




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

For the Record

This past month, my blood pressure has played games with us, rising way above my normal readings. I watched it pretty good for a week, keeping a log for the doctor, and he decided that all was good. It was probably just rising from being on my feet at work. He said if it by chance rises above 140 systolic, or above 90 diastolic , that I would need to let him know.
With that being said...
I noticed I was a little flush in the cheeks on Monday, so right before I left work we checked my blood pressure. Normal for me is about 98/65, and it was 143/96... Well, the numbers were above what he asked me to watch for, so I gave him a call and he had me go in for an NST. Baby was doing rapid heart rate, and she moves regularly, but we did notice I was having contractions. Every 3 minutes to be exact. So, they took some blood, and gave me an IV to see if the fluid would stop them. (also checking to see if I was progressing anywhere else, which I wasn't) In the meantime I had an ultrasound, (baby weighs about 6 lb. 4 oz. right now!) and everything looks great. She is nice and chubby with plenty of fluid around her! The fluid from the IV wasn't stopping my contractions, so...Doc decided to give me a shot, some type of muscle relaxer, to stop them. Sure enough...after 4 hours in the hospital, the contractions stopped, and I was able to go home! Doc's orders are to take it easy and if I have contractions, get off my feet and see if they stop! The cause was probably related to being on my feet all day, stressing about school, and always being busy. So, we will try resting every now and then and hope we can keep her in at least another 2 weeks. I would hate for her little lungs to not be developed, or any other complication for that matter, so...we will keep you updated!
We had my shower this past weekend (pics coming soon), which turned out great, thanks to my WONDERFUL mom! Lots of loved ones were able to make it, and I am so greatful for all that we recieved! We are truly blessed.
Daddy didn't waste any time, and he got EVERYTHING set up from the shower; the stroller/carseat, pack-n-play, swing, and highchair. In the meantime, mommy got EVERYTHING else organized...It's all waiting patiently in the nursery for baby to arrive!
Lots of Love.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Life's Lessons

Something I was very fortunate to learn at an early age, during the most trying times of my life,
is this:
Surround yourself by those you love. who make you happy. who understand you. who accept you. who make you a better person. who are loving. who inspire you. who have your best interest at heart. who you can trust. who you can learn from. who don't judge. who you know are real.
All others aren't worthy of being a part of your life.
Life is too short to waste time on those who bring you down.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

34 Weeks

and only 6 more to go...

Despite my "geriatric-like" symptoms (random rises in blood pressure, and some pressure on my nerves that make me hobble/limp around for a few minutes) everything has been GREAT!
I have gained about 20 pounds so far...
Our little one now takes up my whole tummy and she is very very active. She feels so big that at times her movements kind of hurt;) Especially those unexpected jabs to the rib cage!!!
Through ultrasound pictures we know she has LOTS of hair!
We got some great pictures of her in 3D sucking her thumb, and sticking out her tongue! Priceless! Technology is amazing!
Baby turned about a month ago, and she hasn't rotated again, so chances are she will stay this way til she is born.
We have finished her nursery!
Part of her Christmas has been bought...
and we are very anxious for her arrival.
Just a pic of the proud soon-to-be parents...;)


Mom was so nice, and planned another girls weekend down to St.G to see Tarzan at the Tuicahan and of course we fit in some shopping!
We had an amazing time...with LOTS of laughs!

And...CONGRATULATIONS to Cole and Heather on the arrival of baby Lillian Marie Sorenson!!! She is absolutely beautiful!
While I played with baby Lilly, cute lil' Bry Bry painted uncle Dustin's fingernails.

If any one would like a good laugh just take a look at this next picture...We went to Taco Time a few weeks ago for lunch, and the girl asked for my name...I said "Matasha", emphasizing the "Mmmm" as I always do, and this is what she got out of it...

ha ha ha ha! I have NEVER heard that one before...
Thanks for laugh girl at Taco Time!
I love it!