Friday, October 31, 2008

Off to the Doctor AGAIN

I have my regular dr. appointment this afternoon...and it is a follow-up for my little scare on Tuesday as well. Hopefully everything is back to normal!

I am feeling a bit better. I have been tracking my BP for days, and it is still high...but I don’t think that I am in the danger zone any more. We'll see soon enough I guess!

It is a beautiful day for Halloween...supposed to be about 60 and sunny! It doesn’t even really feel like Halloween to me, because we aren’t doing anything to celebrate...however, I have had my fair share of cider, a doughnut, and candy already this morning :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I have been MIA for awhile! Time is going too fast.

The weekend was wonderful with the two showers and having my sister and friends all here. There were over 60 people at the shower on Saturday night and then about another 20 on Sunday. We received SO many awesome gifts. I feel a little spoiled! We are STILL trying to unpack them and find room for everything.

I have a few pictures, but not many. I believe that Erica has more, so I am just waiting for her to e-mail me some and I will be able to post more.

My sister and I at PF Chang's while she was home!

My mom and dad putting together the crib!

Opening Presents!

Ryan and I...

and again...

And and my dad!

After all of the excitement this weekend, we had a little scare this week. I went to the dentist on Tuesday morning and they told me that my BP was high...which we sorta already knew. BUT, I called the Dr. and they asked that I come in and just get it checked out.

Long story short...they whisked me across the hall to the OB unit where I was hooked up to all sorts of monitors and such for testing. I was there for 3 hours...and I was having contractions...OH BOY....I didn’t even know it, because I didn’t know what they felt like....well, now I know!

I was on bed rest yesterday; and am trying to take it easy today. I go back hopefully everything looks good. We are NOT ready for this little guy to come yet. He is still just a little peanut! Hopefully he can hang in there for a few more weeks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I am NOT feeling well today. Woke up with a BAD sore throat. Ryan thought that I should stay home, but I am just not good at that. I called the Dr. and her nurse said that I could take a few select over the counter meds, or go get on an anti-biotic...I think that I may do that, because I do NOT want to be sick for this weekend! I have been drinking tea all morning, but the sore throat is just not going away. I really don’t have any other symptoms, and if I was not preggers…I am sure that I would just live through it…but I hate to risk an infection. Only 61 more days to go!

Mary is coming in today. Mother is going to pick her up at Detroit. She should be there by 3:30 and back here in time for dinner. I can’t wait to see her!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long Day...

Well....I have about had it with was busy and chaotic. I have a meeting with my students tonight so I am not even close to being done! All I want to do it lay down on the couch, relax, and watch Biggest Loser! Oh well :(

I DID get a call from the shipping company to tell me that the baby furniture will be here on Thursday between 8 and noon. That is something to be excited about!

AND--I get to see my sister TOMORROW!

The chair rail in the nursery looks awesome! I can’t wait to see the room when it is all complete.

Paint job, chair rail, and our cradle that my mom bought for us!

Ceiling fan that Ryan put up!!

Things are coming together...hopefully I will feel less stress after it is complete!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Exciting Week Ahead

I am so looking forward to the upcoming week and weekend...because my sister is coming home on Wednesday and my bff is coming home on Thursday. Mary is flying in to Detroit from Boulder and Erica is driving home from Nashville. They are throwing a baby shower for me on Saturday at mom and dad's house. Mom's bff Terrie is having one on Sunday afternoon, so it will be a busy fun-filled weekend!

Sister and I before Heather's wedding this past summer...

Erica and I in Nashville in March...

Today is rainy and gloomy...typical for October in Michigan I guess. Sure does make it hard to get out of bed (especially on a Monday morning). Ryan us up at 5:00 and out by 5:30 for opening day of pheasant season. I am sure that he is wet and cold by now :(.

We attended the Prepared Childbirth course at the hospital on Saturday. I guess that we are ready to have this baby now! Ha....actually it did help to answer a lot of questions and uncertainty. Now...back to counting down the days!

We went out for a nice dinner with my mom and dad on Saturday night (Sweetest Day) at Antlers Restaurant in Canadian Lakes.

On Sunday dad and Ryan went up north to check out the hunting area and prepare their blinds. Mom and I went to church and then to town to buy the chair rail for the nursery and to do dome other shopping.

Yesterday was also Dani's birthday so we went over to the Sanders for dinner and cake. Little Dani is 16...crazy!

Ryan with Dani before her homecoming dance

Friday, October 17, 2008


Had my bi-monthly appointment today. Everything looks Ok, BUT my blood pressure is up a bit and I had protein in my urine sample. A little odd, because I haven’t been experiencing any unusual symptoms. The Dr. said that it is nothing to really worry about and we will check the progress at my next appointment in two weeks.

Since my appointment I have done a little research, and I think that I am freaking myself out! I read "Pre-eclampsia is diagnosed when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure (two separate readings taken at least 4 hours apart of 140/90 or more) and 300 mg of protein in a 24-hour urine sample (proteinuria). A rise in baseline BP of 30 systolic or 15 diastolic, while not meeting the absolute criteria of 140/90 is still considered important to note but no longer diagnostic." bp was only about 128/ I am under the thresh hold mentioned here.

Any who....I will be crossing my fingers that everything is back to normal by the next appointment!

The nursery is almost done being painted (thanks to Ryan, mom, and dad). Ryan is going to put the ceiling fan up tonight and then the chair rail will hopefully go up next Monday!

Tomorrow is our prepared childbirth class. We will be spending ALLLL day preparing ourselves for the big day :o)

Mama S and G-ma B went to Saginaw today to Babies r Us...haven’t talked to them yet, but I am sure that they were overwhelmed with all of the baby things! There is just SO much 'stuff' available!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We got a little peek!

We finally got to see the little guy at the 3D/4D Ultrasound yesterday. He didn’t cover up his face at all for a change. He was moving around like crazy, opening his eyes, sticking out his tongue, and we could even see a little hair on the back of his head! I will add some more pictures or videos tomorrow!

It was SO exciting and made us anxious to see him in real life. We only have 9 1/2 weeks left to wait. Hopefully it flies by!

We started painting the nursery yesterday and hope to be done by tomorrow. The furniture has been ordered. Hopefully it is delivered before my sister arrives next week.

Very productive day yesterday…!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mid-October already!

Time is flying by and it FINALLY feel like fall here today. There is a nip in the air and it feels like it should! It was WARM this weekend for was nice, but maybe a little too warm for my liking.

The leaves are all changing...and won't be long until they are all gone!


The baby is having a dance party inside of me today...hopefully he is as wide awake tomorrow when we go for the ultra-sound!! I am praying for at least a couple of pictures where you can actually see him!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday again already!!

Yesterday was a whirlwind of emotions...attened one funeral, and then heard that another will be just around the corner. It was very emotional for Ryan, as it is for one of his best friends little brother. Ryan is such a good friend, and his heart is really breaking :(. Situations like this really put life into pespective and make you thankful for what you have.

Will have a busy weekend with homecoming and all of the festivities. Meetings today, parade, tailgating, and football game tomorrow...the weather is supposed to be beautiful, 73 and sunny! It seems like we were wearing our winter hats and gloves that past couple of years, so this will be great.

campus pics...

the seal...

Fire Up Chips!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


We are getting ready to paint the nursery! this is a picture of the bedroom set that we got.


I am questioning weather we should just paint the room all one color, or do something exciting! I was thinking a sage green 1/2 way up, a dark chair rail (to match the cherry furniatre we are ordering) and the off white on the top. BUT, this paint job in the picture looks cute and that has the green on top!! hmmmmm....

The baby is kicking like crazy today (as usual). It has been raining all day...hopefully it rains cats adn dogs adn then is all dried up by Saturday for homecoming!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekend Recap

We enjoyed our weekend. Met up with friends on Friday night for dinner and drinks (water for me:)). Spent some time at the lake on Saturday. It was a beautiful fall day!! Spent the whole day on Sunday at the races. Dad won the big prize! It was pretty exciting to see him doing so good...and he got a 4 foot trophy!!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Appointment day

Had another doctor appointment today. Doctor said that everything is looking good! My mom went with me because Ryan is working today and didn't have much time. We heard the heartbeat adn it soudns very strong. we had a quick peek through an ultra-sound, but couldn't see much today. It looks like the little guy is running out of room in there.

TGIF....looking forward to the weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

No pictures to post :(

It didn't I have no pictures to post. He had his hands over his face the whole time..and then his arms. after awhile he even threw a leg up there. Poor thing does NOT like to get is picture taken!!

I am going to re-schedule and try again in a couple of weeks! Hopefully he is having a good day then.

pregnancy calendar

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

82 days to go...

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

Counting down the days until our due date. We have a 3D/4D Ultrasound this afternoon, so I will be able to post some pictures from that tomorrow (hopefully anyway...we havent had very good luck with the past ultrasounds--he's camera shy :))!