Saturday, April 16, 2011

Slight Freak-Out

Well yesterday I got a phone call from my Dr.'s office saying that they forgot to do the stress test on the baby when I was there the other day. I admit, I was a little annoyed, and asked if it couldn't wait until my next appt. on Wednesday? She said no, that I needed to come in. So off I went, and the test didn't go so well. I was starting to panic a little because she really wasn't moving and when she would, her heart beat wasn't spiking up like they wanted it to. I guess if the heart rate stays the same when she moves, that is a concern because there may not be the right amount of blood flowing through the umbilical cord. They kept me strapped to it for about 45 min. and not much changed. Dr. Johnson wanted to do another ultrasound to make sure that there wasn't any obstruction with the cord.
When I met Dr. Johnson for the ultrasound, he said that after he had reviewed my charts after my last appt., he wasn't happy with the blood flow, so that is ultimately why they called me in. He told me there was nothing majorly wrong, the baby was getting oxygen, but that he was just a little "uneasy", as he puts it.
He wanted me to get something to eat and told me to return in an hour and we would do the stress test again and see if anything had changed. If not, they were going to send me over to the hospital and give me some contractions, whatever that means.
I called Bryce on the way home and told him what had happened. We were both hopeful that everything was fine and that the Dr. was just being over cautious, but then, there is this part of you that thinks, maybe he is actually really concerned about something but is just sugar coating it so that we don't freak out. Dr.'s are so hard to read.
I went back, Bryce met me there, we did the stress test again and everything looked great. She passed the test! That was such a sigh of relief! I don't like this parenting thing already, worrying constantly, sheesh, she's not even here yet.
This was just another reminder for me of how blessed I have been through out this pregnancy. To have such a healthy baby and have had no serious problems thus far, we have truly been blessed and watched over.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

38 weeks

I had my 38 week appt. yesterday and everything looked great. Good heart beat, everything is facing the right direction, no cord wrapped around the neck, you know, typical stuff. I'm only dilated to a 1 and am 50% effaced. She is measuring in at a whopping 7lbs 5oz now and has commented on her really long legs.....ballerina?? I'm not sure how her long legs will help her on the golf course as her daddy is so desiring.
I had always just had the intent to keep her cooking as long as she wants, but the Dr. asked and encouraged me to think about being induced. So we did, and we are scheduled to go in on Easter Sunday, April 24th, at 7:00pm, if I don't go on my own before then.
So give me your comments and opinions....induction, good or bad??? Not that I will probably listen to half of your opinions anyway.....hahaha

Monday, April 4, 2011

10 years

I seriously can't believe it! Not that we made it 10 years, but the fact that 10 years has already come and gone so fast! I know you hear it all the time, when a person is speaking of a loved one, and they explain it as such. "I love him more today than I did the day I married him". And I have to say, this is exactly how I feel. I love Bryce to death! He is truly my best friend! I know that these last few years have been even better for us going through trails, we have grown closer to one another. It is amazing the relationship that can be formed through the priesthood. I have had more blessings from Bryce in the last few years than our whole 10yrs of marriage combined. There is such a spirit that fills the room especially when it's all said and done, the two of us embracing one another crying is a bond that has been so dear to me.
Last week, something happened to one of Bryce's friends who he has been helping for quite some time now, this friend happened to call Bryce a few days ago at around 9pm and he was on the phone with him still when I returned at 9:45 from a meeting. By 10 I heard him say, "do you want me to come over?" He hung up the phone, gave me a kiss and took off to Ogden not to return until 2am. I don't share this story with you because I need you to hear every good deed. I share this with you, because that night it was like the spirit hit me so strong. I completely fell in love with Bryce again. I got on my knees and thanked my Father in Heaven for letting me find such a man. It was such an amazing thing. I truly love the man that he has become and is. A man so selfless and I know would do anything for anybody. He has such a good heart. I see qualities in him that make me want to be a better person. Isn't that what marriage should be? Finding the good in your spouse and not so much the negative and saying to yourself, "what can I fix about me instead of him?" I hope to grow to be half the person Bryce is over the next 10yrs. I love you babe and am so grateful and lucky to have you in my life. Cheers, Happy Anniversary, I know the future only holds better things from here on out!