Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Matthew Herbert Nelson is here!

It's been a long time again since I've updated this, our little boy is already one week old!
Tuesday the 22nd was just like any other day. I woke up and went to work and continued to do everything to try and get labor going...I wasn't very comfortable. I took April to the vet at 1:30, brought her home and left for our weekly doctor's appointment which was at 3:30. Robert and I were told by our doctor that she doesn't think I will be able to deliver our baby due to a small pelvic bone. I was dialated a little so we were going to schedule an induction to get him out sooner so that he didn't get any bigger. We had an ultrasound and she said he was almost 7 pounds. That shocked me since I was expecting a bigger baby. (The last couple of weeks I was craving pizza, burgers and everything was dipped in ranch dressing) They always ask if I am feeling him move and I said what I always say...sometimes. They hooked me up to a monitor to watch my contractions and his heart rate. At one point, his heart rate dropped which is normal but it is supposed to go back up and never really did quite as much as they wanted. By this time, our doctor's office was going to close and they were still working on getting a date to induce me. The doctor wasn't comfortable sending me home so we were sent to labor and delivery to continue to monitor him. While we were being monitored, the nurse asked all of the questions we will be asked if we were to be in labor so that they are in the system already and I don't have to answer questions while having contractions. (Some of these questions made us laugh, like asking if Robert is my husband and then a couple questions later asking if he is the father) During all of this, his heart rate dropped again. The nurse went and called our doctor to see what she wanted us to do. The nurse came back and said they were planning a C section in 30 minutes. I started bawling hysterically. I did not want it to be like this. Robert went and called our parents while I started signing all of the forms. We put on my gown and Robert's scrubs and off we went. A half an hour later, we had a baby boy. I didn't really get to see him until about an hour later, but he had a lot of time with his daddy. All of this happened in a matter of minutes and it was a lot to handle, but completely worth it. Our family is so perfect, Robert is a wonderful dad and I am so lucky to be his wife.
I know this was long and I left out a lot! We are also blessed to have families like ours that are supportive and helpful! We appreciate them more than they know!!
I'll have to post pictures later, I'm a little short on time now. :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

38 Weeks!

Two weeks left! I can't believe it, I really can't. It seems like such a long time ago that we were talking about it and finding out and now, we are almost there! The thought of labor makes me a little nervous but I think it is just because it's unknown. All I have to do is think of what we will get to look forward to and I get excited again! I consider myself really lucky. I know not every woman can get pregnant and carry a baby full term. I feel really blessed.
There are a couple of things that I love about being pregnant and a couple of things I hate. I love eating almost whatever I want, within reason. I hate only having 5 outfits to wear! I love feeling him move around but I know I will love seeing him and kissing him more! I hate not being able to eat a sandwich with deli meat on it! I hate being uncomfortable and not be able to sleep! Soon, I will be holding him and I will have no list of things I hate!
I will have to post a picture soon, I didn't take one today.
After the appointment today, the doctor said "See you in one week, if not sooner!" Wish me luck!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

36 Weeks!

Time is flying by! Only 4 weeks to go. We had another shower on Saturday with my friends from Bloomington. We invited my mom, step mom and Robert's mom to come down for it. I was pretty excited when I found out that Robert's dad, Teresa and Richard wanted to come too! I was pretty stressed on Friday getting the house ready for that much company. Everyone showed up a couple hours early and we went to lunch. My good friend Angie threw the shower for us at her house. It was nice and small and we got a lot of really cute stuff. Only one more shower to go! My coworkers are having one for me this Sunday. The baby's room is almost done and then I'll put up some pictures.
The doctor says everything looks really good! We are going once a week now. I feel lucky that I have had one of the best pregnancies! No morning sickness and, up until recently, I've been comfortable. This baby must think that my bladder is a pillow! He also must think that my rib cage is the best place for his feet! I'm still trying to walk every day. I asked a couple of people what they think will help things along and we are trying some of them. Of course, walking was one of them. We heard pineapple might help too. As many of you know, Robert doesn't really say a lot, so the other day while we were at Jewel, I walked away to get something and when I came back, there was a pineapple in the cart. Either he is as anxious as I am, or he doesn't want to hear me complain anymore! ;)