Yesterday, Jarrod, Elliot, & I ventured into the outside world for our doctor's appointment! Nothing has really changed. I'm still having a ton of contractions, but they're not being productive. Now, I'm still technically on bed rest, but Doc said I could go to a movie or to dinner if I absolutely HAVE to get out of the house!
Elliot is no longer breech, so instead of kicking my bladder, she's kicking my diaphragm, and punching my bladder. Awesome. ;)
Other than that, there's not much else to update...so until next week...
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
Sorry if this seems all scattered. I write as I remember things!
Laying in bed has been the best time for Elliot and I to bond (ie. let her kick the snot out of me)! I've even found different positions that make her kick me, and others that highly suggest she stop!
As of today, my contractions have become fewer, but they are still just as strong. I've finished my antibiotic, and there hasn't been much of a change since then. My hormone pills seem to be working, but just in the sense that I haven't been getting sick since I've started taking them...This is a big change from the all day morning sickness I've had since I was 4 weeks pregnant! I might request she leave me on those for a while ;) Tomorrow I'll call the doc and see if we can get on some different contraction medicine.
Here of some things I dream of if/when I get off bed rest:
1. Going outside
3. Doing laundry (scary, right?!)
5. Grocery shopping (I know...it's THAT bad!)
6. Date night with Jarrod
7. Going out to eat
8. Not have some one wait on me hand and foot (although, it is nice at times!)
On a more positive note, the nice thing about being on bed rest is I don't have to go out in this awful weather, and I get to stay in my sweats all day!
Sorry if the belly picture weirds you out..this is a picture of Elliot mid-contraction! To put it into perspective, my stomach is still normally pretty flat(ish) when I lay down.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Elliot Josslyn is bound and determined to make and early appearance! This girl does NOT believe in being fashionably late, and has inherited the Edwards gene of being early to EVERYTHING!
Much to Jeremy and Stephanie's delight, I'm pretty sure Elliot will enjoy playing soccer. "How do I know this," you ask? She's already using my bladder for kicking practice! While I much rather her in this position than the yoga one she was trying out late last week/this weekend (she was sitting on her left foot, and her right foot was by her head!), the sensation of having to pee every 3 seconds is NOT COOL!
Results from Monday's tests:
I seem to be "severely dehydrated" which is causing all of my contractions. My doctor has put me on medicine to stop them, so we will see how this works out!
One of the tests they ran checked to make sure Elliot's heart is still beating well and that my cervix isn't thinning out/dialating (TMI?!). As a result, we got to see our baby girl!
Height: 1' ??"
Leg length 6" (I'm already preparing her to shop in the "tall" section of stores!)
Foot length 2" (These are definitely not Edwards/Deary feet!) - Jarrod has already told me that we can order her shoes online, so she doesn't get embarrassed at the store while trying on super big size shoes!
Weight: 1lb 12 oz.
Brain: present (Lauren and Jarrod can confirm)
Nose: cute as a button
We also saw her wave to us, cover her face, stretch out her legs, kick, punch, and swallow! Our little girl is sooooooooooo talented already!