Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Newest update....haven't been on in a while!

Wow, I sure have been slacking!!!!! I haven't wrote on here in forever. Thought I'd update.

I'm 31 weeks pregnant, and feeling pretty good. My hips are still painful and I've had quite a few braxton hicks, but other than that nothing too serious!!!

We had quite the scare not too long ago. When we went in for our 28 week appointment, the doctor went to take Creeana's heartbeat. And something was definitely wrong. It didn't sound like it had in the previous weeks. We were sent to a heart specialist in Denver on May 5th. It was pretty nerve-racking, but ended up being okay. The doctors there reassured us that this heart issue is pretty common. Don't ask me the name of the diagnosis, because I couldn't pronounce it if I wanted to. They made it clear that I needed to be checked on weekly, to check Creeana's progress. If her heartbeat gets faster or beats more rapidly..we will be sent back to Denver. . but I can finally be at ease, knowing that weekly we get to hear her little heartbeat...and I have faith that it'll get stronger and stronger as the days go on. It's not a genetic thing, and there is not prevention really, things like that just happen. I do know that caffeine can bring this kind of problem on, and actually make it a lot worse than it is, but luckily I cut caffeine for the most part when I found out I was pregnant. Besides a few glasses of iced tea, and some chocolate....I haven't had any more. I wouldn't want the issue to get worse, so I'm thankful I made that choice not to drinking coffee and soda during pregnancy.

She sure is active, so it's not like I have to worry much. She kicks, punches, and wiggles around as much as she possibly can. I get sharp jabs now and then, and if I watch my stomach it'll jump all the time. Who knows what she's doing in there!!!!!

Ethen and I have been good other than that scary news. We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary this Sunday, the 15th. Ethen is taking me out to a fancy restaurant here in town. I'm excited! It's been an amazing year and I am looking forward to many more years with him and our new family. We went to Denver this last weekend for the baby's appointment, and for my brothers college graduation. It was a lot of fun, and we were glad to have one last mini-vacation before she comes. We will be heading to Cody at the end of May, but just for a quick trip for a wedding and what not. Not looking forward to the long, uncomfortable drive!!! Going to Denver was not fun on my hips!!!!!!

He has also been working on one of our basements that was unfinished. We're trying to get the majority of it finished before July! I think by the end of today we'll have the walls textured, so we'll just need some paint, and carpet and a few other little things. I'm very much looking forward to having that done. The next project after that is our backyard cement patio! So we're staying busy....but looking forward to meeting our little princess. We've already taken two infant classes. An infant care class (which was VERY imformative) and an infant feeding class, which taught us more about breastfeeding. Next is our labor preparation class and pre-hospitalization!!!! Looking forward to it!!!!!

Anyway, that's about it for us!!! Hope everyone is doing well :)