Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Marshall's first week

Marshall had a busy first week since he was born the weekend before Thanksgiving!  Here are some shots of the excitement!  (Birth story to follow soon, once I get some sleep!  It was an emotional roller coaster that kept me in the hospital for five days!  No worries - everyone was healthy.  Will document soon!)

Hello world!

So many lights!


Baby's biggest fan!

Heading home from the hospital

Pretty much all I do!

Best Thanksgiving ever

So snuggly
I am one undeserving lady.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Worth the wait

I'd wait 3 1/2 years all over again for this...

Marshall C.  11/19/11

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Morning in the Hospital

Thursday is my bio-physical day. They usually start at 10am but today's was at 9am.  For the first time ever, baby ornery didn't pass.  So they sent me up to labor & delivery and hooked me up to the monitor to measure his movements.  After about 10 minutes of just a few small movements he started going completely nuts!  I felt him, I saw my stomach moving, his movements were off the charts, and it was around 10am...the time of his usual bpp's.  So I was feeling pretty good.

However, the doc on call wanted to have my follow up bpp right away.  They usually do a follow up bpp 6-24 hours after the first one to give the baby time to rest and get moving again, so I thought it was weird that they wanted to do it so soon.  But hey, I'm not a doctor so I did what they said.  Well...HE FAILED AGAIN!!!  I guess he was so tired from performing earlier that he fell asleep again!

So the nurse told me that there was a possibility that if he failed his second bpp, they might talk about inducing me.  I DID NOT want that!!  I'm 36 weeks so I'm sure the baby would be fine, I'm just not a big fan of induction before the baby is ready to come on his own.  So they sent me BACK up to L&D, but before they hooked me up to the monitors again they called my doc.  Luckily she knows so much about me that she said she wasn't concerned enough to induce, but she does want to start having 2x/week bpps.  ARGH!

I'm glad they're being so cautious, but I'm really frustrated since I don't think they waited long enough for my follow-up bpp, which could have made a huge difference.  Oh well.  I guess we'll see how it goes!

On the flip side, I was exactly a month from my official due date YESTERDAY!!  I can't believe it!  But I really don't think I'm going to be anywhere close to it.  I had a little labor scare a couple of nights ago with some contractions and nausea but I'm blaming braxton hicks and Halloween candy.  He just has to hold out 2 more weeks so Mike's paternity leave extends through December!!  C'mon buddy!  Hang in there for mom!  :)