to see Aedyn's 26 week ultrasound via at the bottom of the blog posts.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Almost one week

Our little Aedyn has come!

After a very long induction, we ended up with an emergency c-section and a beautiful baby girl.

Aedyn came into the world on Aug 21 at 12:15 am at 6lbs 8oz, and 18 inches long. She has a full head of hair also.

please visit her blog for pictures and the whole story of her birth.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

3 DAYS....

3 days is 72 hours - can this really be? I am quite sure more than 72 hours, but 3 days seems so short.
I have so many mixed emotions right now - i am happy, sad, scared, excited, anxious, and most of all so totally in love with someone i have never met before.
All I have of her is kicking and movement and the sound of her heartbeat.
I want to hear her scream and cry and breath.
I want to hold her close and just stare at her.

I am ready but not ready.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

6 days to go??? maybe less

Okay so we offically have 6 days to go, however we still think a little less.

Doesnt she know we made plans around her birthday! After all a lot of thought went into picking the date of induction.

It would be an independant birthday, we know of no one in either family or with friends who have her birthday.
The amnio scheduled for Tuesday would be done by our loved!!! Dr Strong, who coinsidently is also on duty Wednesday at the hospital, so in most likelyhood would delivery her!!!!

Okay - i know it isnt her that would be changing her birthday, it would be me or should I say my body!

So either way, we would be oh so glad to have her in our arms........but, lets stick to the plan here :)

Oh yes, it is amazing how much the skin streatches. My feet are about 3 times their normal size and are turning a dark reddish purple color ---- not sure this is really okay, but my BP is still great and I still have no signs of pre-eclampsia.

I do have an NST and fluid check tomorrow, I might ask if they would check to see if I am dialated yet. I had a little bit of mucus today, so anytime now and the plug will drop!

If I disappear and dont post by Sunday.......I might have had a little girl!

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Focal Point

I have decided that since we are choosing not to do an epidural that I must find a focal point that can assist me through the pain.

I have a precious photo of the twins in a beautiful "love" frame, it is small....but my angels have watched over this pregnancy, me and Aedyn the entire time. They will be my focal point while I bring her into the world.

Everything is packed and ready in the car, we have the car seat set up, our luggage and Aedyn's luggage all loaded up. We did this last night with our little scare and trip t0 OB Triage....
as you can tell, nothing happened and we are home still awaiting this little girls grand appearance.

9 days to go..........and our final growth scan is tomorrow morning.

I am guessing just over 5lbs, but we will see what tomorrow brings us.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

15 days and counting

15 days to go.

I posted Aedyn's gifts on her be sure to check it out.

Today's NST and OB appt went quite well.
She is very active and got buzzed again because she decided to take a nap.....but all is well with this little girl.

Here is the scoop on the induction -

on Aug 19th at 10:15 - we have an amnio scheduled, the results should be back by 3PM - if all is good with her lungs and she is ready - we will get a call from Good Sam letting us know there is a bed and to head down to be mind you, this call could come anytime after 3PM on the 19th.

I am starting to get anxious and a little confused about my emotions. The closer it is time for me to walk into those doors at Good Sam, the more I want to turn and run.
This is supposed to be a happy time, but I am sad. She is coming into this world without her brothers and I think that this is just going to be hard.

I really miss them and am starting to miss them even more as the days come closer for her arrival.

It is not something that DH really talk about - it is like I have started all over with the stages of grief and I am really lost. I am so afraid that I won't know how to take care of her because I am lost with Ethan and Andrew. I know that sounds crazy.

I did schedule a grief appt during my maternity leave - so that I could at least have someone to talk with. I dont want my grief for the boys to be misunderstood.

I know she will consume my world and my life, I just dont want my boys to be forgotten.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Giant Feet & 16 days to go~!

I guess I forgot to update everyone! It seems that the Doc thinks maybe I was a little dehydrated. However, my BP is still on the low side of hypertension and the swelling is getting worse - my shoes are not quite containing it in my feet. I have one pair of shoes that I can wear! And with 16 days to go, I am not buying anymore! Still no headaches or blurry vision, so we are still pretty good.

My wonderful friend from Chruch gave me a baby shower on Saturday, it was nice to see so many of my friends! Especially since life is so busy, we always end up just chatting on the phone once in a while. Everyone looked great and we all had a wonderful time.
Some games, food, and fellowship. Aedyn got some wonderful and beautiful gifts! When I get home tonight, I will post them on her blog site - so be sure to check her site out :)

Though our journey is not over, I will be dedicating much more time to updating everyone on her life though her site.

We plan on doing this all again this coming April/May time frame. Trying to avoid a long hot pregnant summer again. Two years in a row is enough. Plus, we really want to try to have baby #2 sometime in the late winter/early spring - when Aedyn is about 18-20 months old.
We have decided that we will use our embryos that are frozen for baby #2.
I have great difficulty letting them go just yet.

Aedyn at 26 weeks (Only You - David Crowder Band)