Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bed rest it is . . .

So, I just came back from my OB appointment. She still would prefer that I go into the hospital at this point, but after I explained my situation with my job, she was more understanding. She told me to take it easy and be on "bedrest" from home until I go into the hospital on the 11th. This will allow me to work one day at Tipton prior to my hospitalization, which will make life SO much easier. She also changed the delivery date from August 31st to August 24th (assuming the amniocentesis comes back okay on the 23rd). If the baby is fully developed at that point, that is actually better because it means that I will not have to spend as much time in the hospital away from Kurt and Jackson. It also means I can go back to work sooner so that is a good thing as well. . . I know that sounds so crazy. Who wants to go back to work as soon as possible after a baby is born? Typically I would not, but with me accepting a new job, we are really going to be struggling this year so the less days I have to miss the better off we will be.

Anyway, the good news is definitely that I do not have to be in the hospital for 5 weeks!! I'm sure the next few weeks will fly by and little Mr. Kaden will be here before we know it. Then, none of this hospital junk will matter. :)

Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Great News!

I'm not getting my hopes up, but I just got back from the Maternal Fetal Medicine Ultrasound and it was a great appointment. Kaden looks great! He is getting bigger. . . actually measuring right on by the docs dates, which are a week ahead of what I think his due date actually is. He has always measured a week behind so the little guy has really been growing in the last couple weeks. Anyway, he has decided to turn head down. Not that that really matters since I am having a c-section, but it makes it less likely that he will kick real hard and rupture one of the blood vessels. Speaking of those pesky blood vessels. . . they have moved!!! They are just to the right of the birth canal now instead of being right over it and my cervix has moved up a little as well. It actually looked like it would be possible to deliver vaginally if we wanted to, but I'm still thinking my OB is going to want to play it safe and deliver via c-section. I'm cool with that if it means that I can have that healthy little guy in my arms. SO. . . my MFM doc thinks I should be good to work one day at Tipton before going into the hospital. I'm crossing my fingers that Dr. Flora feels the same. Hopefully with the new report she will. I said a prayer this morning that God would let me know for certain today what I am supposed to do, and I feel strongly that he has answered my prayers. God is GOOD!! Keep us in your prayers! They seem to be working. :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So many changes

I refuse to let it be an entire year before I post again, so I thought I would update with some info on all the many changes in our life.

Home is Where Your Story Begins. . .
So, we have FINALLY closed on our house. Yes, the house that we have lived in for nearly a year but not owned. You know, the one bedroom house that is about to be home to our (soon to be) family of FOUR. Boy, are we going to be close. :) Anyway, it has been a long process, but we were finally able to close and we are ready to start the construction, which will take it from one bedroom to 4 bedrooms. Oh how nice it will be to actually be able to have a bedroom with a door again. Until now, Kurt and I have slept in the loft right outside of Jack's bedroom. Fun. :) It should be interesting, but it sounds like things should go pretty quickly once we finally break ground. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it does anyway. It sure would be nice to have a place for this baby to sleep when he is born.

And Baby Makes Four . . .
Baby Kaden should be here in a little over a month, which is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Due to some complications with my pregnancy, I am going to have to have a c-section with Kaden and I am not going to lie. I am TERRIFIED. This could be because my doctor wants me to go into the hospital in a little less than two weeks, and I have refused to follow her orders. Now, don't get me wrong. I want to do everything that is best for me and Kaden, but I have accepted a new job, and if I don't work on August 10th, I don't get paid until after my maternity leave. We will keep monitoring Kaden to make sure he is growing and doing okay and I will officially be on bedrest (hopefully at home) beginning on July 30th, but as long as the good Lord allows me to, I am staying home so I can work on August 10th. Then, I will report to the hospital like a good girl as soon as I leave work on the 10th. I will miss my guys terribly, but if this is what it takes to make sure that ALL of my boys are okay I'm fine with it. I'm sure Kurt will bring Jackson to see me as much as he can, and maybe it will give me time to actually update my blog more frequently.

Bye Bye Webo. . .Hello Tipton
After much prayer, I have decided to leave Western Boone, my home away from home for the last 5 years. It has been a wonderful place to start my career, but Tipton is 12 minutes from home. I cannot imagine how much nicer that will be for me and my family. Kurt and I are very excited about the move. It is going to be a very rough year financially (with me being in the hospital, off on maternity leave, etc.), but I believe God brought me to this position and I believe he will take care of us. I'm excited about the new challenges that being a Middle School counselor will bring for me, but I am also going to miss my high school duties. I'm anxious to see how many differences there are and to see if I love middle school even more than high school.

Ok, now that I have reacquainted myself with my blog, I PROMISE not to let it be over 11 months until my next post. Next time, I will hopefully have some photos of my little ones. . . I'm just not at home so I cannot upload anything.

Until next time. . .