Thursday, December 13, 2007
Johanna made her entrance to the world on Nov. 7th at 10:11 pm at a healthy 7lbs, 6.6 oz and 19 inches long. We are so excited to have her in our lives, she is so precious. We already can't imagine life without our sweet baby girl. Thanks everyone who came to the hospital and who supported us throughout out my pregnancy and the few rough patches we had a long the way.
Now here is how it happened: The day started normally, I got up and went to work just like any other day. I started having mild contractions around mid morning. I thought they were just Braxton Hicks since I have been having those of and on for two months! Well they started getting pretty regular and wouldn't stop even after I took a walk at lunch. So I decided to go to the hospital to get checked after work just in case. I really didn't think I was in labor which is why I waited until 5 pm to go. Well I got there and they checked my cervix and I was dilated to 4cm. It was decided to monitor me for a while so I got hooked up the the fetal monitors. An hour later I was dilated to 5 cm, that's when we knew this was the real deal... After getting my water broken, some horrific contractions and and epidural I was fully dilated at about 9:30. I pushed for 20 minutes and our sweetheart was here.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
At least I only have one more week of bedrest left. I am really tired of sitting inside all day...
She is still moving a lot which is comforting to me for the most part. The other night she kicked me in the ribs so hard that I woke up from it and yelped loud enough for Dustin to wake up. That was not so cool, but it's good to know that she is healthy enough to do crap like that.
Only 7 weeks to go, I can'tbelieve it. It still seems really far away, yet terrifyingly close. We starst child birth class next week, and after that we should be as ready as we'll ever be.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I feel like I am getting bigger every day...I just recently ran into the island in the kitchen and got myself a bruise on my stomach. I guess I am not used to my belly sticking out that far! We finally got some of the nursery furniture! I'll post pics as soon as we have it all set up. Stay tuned.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I went to the doctor Wednesday afternoon...little did I know that I wouldn't be back home until Friday!! Turns out that I am already two centimeters dilated! Not good... However the baby is doing fine and is under no distress. Her heart rate is perfect and she measures on schedule for my due date. As a precaution I was sent to labor and delivery for observation for two days, I was hooked up to fetal monitor pretty much the whole time which measured the baby's heart rate and contractions. I was indeed having sporadic contractions here and there that were so light that I could hardly even feel them. I was given steroids to speed up the baby's lung development in case she decides she wants out a little sooner that we planned:).
Me trying to put on a happy face :)
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sniff the poo game. Laurel hard at work. (It's not as gross as it sounds)
The guys staying away from all the baby talk.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
We have been gettinga lot of hand me down baby clothes from co-workers and friends! I swear that baby already has more clothes than I do! It' so nice not to have to buy a bunch of clothes on top of everythign else though. Well here is what I look like today:
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We had lunch at Freestate and walked around downtown looking at baby stuff. Kristin is almost 17 weeks along so about 7 weeks behind me. It will be nice to have someone relatively close with a baby about the same age! I kind of hope she has a girl too! Here we are getting ready to go to lunch.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
The baby looked perfect and measured exactly average in every category! She has a strong hearbeat and apparently strong legs, because she was kicking me in the bladder during the ultra sound!
We are keeping the name a secret so don't bother asking! No one will know until she is born! Here are some pics:
Here you can see the head and her hand by her face. Her leg and foot are also there close to her face. She was all folded up!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Anyways I am at 20 weeks and 4 days today. Over halfway home! Baby is moving alot more now and I can feel the movements off and on everyday. Dustin even felt it once already! Only two days until we find out whether we are having a boy or girl!!! Here is what the baby looks like:
Picture was obtained at www.babycenter.com/
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
He or she is about the size of a large sweet potato and weight in at about 7 ounces. The baby is flexing his or her arms and legs. Sometimes I think I can feel it but I am not quite sure!
Picture was obtained at www.babycenter.com/
Monday, June 18, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
On our way back from Fayetteville we stopped in podunk MO and used the restroom at this gas station. Well, upon entering just the STATION itself it smelt like total feces. We made faces and got in line. The girls' bathroom door opened and all the wrath of every butthole in the universe unleashed it's hatred. So, holding my nose, I walk in to get my business done and out of there. While in the stall, this lady comes and in says "Catalina? Are you okay?" reply, "...yea...." lady, "catalina your husband is worried about you." stall voice reply, "well....i had diarreah...." (very sad and embarressed tone) lady, "well what do you want us to do??" reply, "are there any wet paper towels so I can clean this up?" lady, "yea, i'll get you some. What about your clothes?" reply, .."..i dunno....can you get me some?" lady, "yes, i'll get you some clothes" I WAS ABOUT TO DIE. It was teeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrible. That pooooor pooor woman!!!!! Can you imagine? And of course since I couldn't SEE what happened (thank God) my brain totaly filled in the gaps and I imagined her swimming in a swamp of wet poo. Ga-Ross!!!!
Anyone else have a good poo story?
Monday, June 11, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I think this may be a new hobby of mine, it's really fun and easy! Just another way to spend my money :)
Friday, June 1, 2007
On top of it being just a great day we had the awesome pleasure to have the always awesome Aaron and Bev from The New Tragedies come sing for the happy couple. Nicest people in the world and it meant so much to Roya. (Buy their new EP at http://www.thenewtragedies.com )