Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My journey is over...

And what a blessing it has been. Our baby daughter, Sabreena Lynn, was born on Monday May 18th and is a very healthy and beautiful little baby. We couldn't be happier. My delivery was wonderful. My nurses were great and my doctor was amazing, as usual. I was scheduled to be induced, yet my water broke that morning at 2:00 am instead. I thought for sure we would have her pretty early. But no. Nothing happened for hours and hours. She finally mader her arrival at 3:59 pm that afternoon. She wanted to take her precious time. And that was ok with me. I was hardly in any pain for most of the day. My husband sent for the dr to get me an epidural when I was hurting pretty bad. I have never had one before and was a bit hesitant and a little scared. But oh my... what a blessing it was to only push 2 times WITHOUT pain!! That part was fabulous!! I am greatful for the journey I had. I am greatful for the beautiful daughter I now have to enjoy forever!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The end is near...


Thursday, April 23, 2009

The end is in sight!!

With only 24 more days to go, I see the end is near. Finally!! This has been a very long 8 1/2 months, if I do say so myself. I had another Dr. visit today and am dialated to 1 1/2 cm!! Yahoo!! We are on our way... hopefully sooner then later. Things are going well. I haven't been feeling too sick at night lately and only occaisional heartburn. What a relief I must say. I haven't been too hungry, or too tired, or had many cravings lately, which has been nice. I still have back pains randomly throughout the day and all night, but I am sleeping better this week. Last week I was pretty sick with a bad headcold that kept me from breathing, thus no sleep.

We are still working on being ready for a new baby. My hubby has finished painting the crib and it is all set up in it's place. We have had my shower and have lots of wonderful things for baby. I still have a bit more to get and do in the next 3 weeks, but have faith that it will get done. I have only gained about 17 lbs which is awesome!! Hopefully I will loose all of that in the hospital... then back to reality. Things are coming along and I can't wait for her to arrive!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Turning Point...

So, at my appoinment today, I talked to my Dr about inducing a bit earlier then we had previously planned... he was on board! We had chosen May 23rd because my due date is the 21st and my parents were going to be out of town ( New York actually) until the 20th, but now they are not going so we moved up the date... I am scheduled to be induced on Monday May 18th!! Yippee!! I love going early. Who in their right mind would choose to be pregnant any longer then they have to be... NOT me!! I now go in every 2 weeks until the end... which is near! I am so glad too. A bit scared to have 5 kids, but you do what you can and hope it all turns out alright. I do love being a mom!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Feeling Pregnant...

I am about 6 weeks or so from my due date!! It is coming close to the end and I can hardly wait!! One reason is that I am so tired of hearing people say, "Wow, you are huge for only being this far along!" Oh and the other day, someone asked if I was having twins!! Needless to say, I am not having twins, I just get really BIG when I am pregnant. And with this one being number 5, I am probably the biggest ever!! Or so I feel, anyway. I have only gained about 15 to 18 lbs which for me is awesome. My first kiddo I gained a whopping 85lbs and never got rid of it. After this baby, I am so going to get rid of ALL my baby fat. I have a hard time loosing weight, but with my dad training me, I WILL do it!!

I am feeling ok. I have terrible back pain most of the day and night. Which makes it pretty hard to sleep. I can hardly turn over. I feel like a turtle stuck on it's back. It has to be pretty funny to watch actually. Putting on my socks has now become quite the chore. I don't wear them most days because of this. I also am done with heart burn and acid reflux... Oh how I am done with this. I get it no matter what I eat. And almost always at night! Try to sleep then... And this pregnancy seems to be taking forever!! But they always do in my opinion. Then the first year of the baby's life just flies by. Why is that? Maybe because the first year is a lot more fun then being pregnant... Sounds about right.

I have only a few cravings right now. Anything chocolate, but I don't know if that is a true craving, seeing as how I "need" chocolate all the time anyway... pizza with mushrooms and olives, and chocolate ice cream with chopped walnuts. That is all I ever want to eat. Other stuff is ok and I will get by, but I could live on pizza and ice cream alone right now. If only...

I do have a lot I still have to get done before the baby arrives. Like decide for sure on a name. We like Brielle, but haven't decided for sure. We have purchased the paint for the crib, now we just need to paint and antique it. My sister in law has finished the bedding, which is totally adorable. We need to organize mine and the kids rooms to fit the kiddo (and all of her stuff) somewhere. And the list just goes on from there. Hopefully that will make the time go by faster. We shall see!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Craziness is setting in...

Ok, so this being my first girl, I have been doing so much shopping!! There are so many sales going on right now that I just can't pass it up! I am having so much fun too... I have even found lots of great deals for my boys... I love shopping!!! My husband picked up her baby book at the bookstore up in Portland last week, my sister-in-law is amazing on the sewing machine so she is making the bedding for me (which is adorable by the way, black and white, so cute), I have some clothing, jammies, socks and shoes (of course), but there are still lots of things that I need... a swing, a baby keepsake box ( I have one for each of my kids that I keep all of their memories in, like baby book, blankie etc...), bibs, bottles, and of course more clothes!!
We have had our crib since our first baby and now I think it needs a little make-over. We are on the look out for some safe paint that we can use that won't make the baby sick if she chews on the crib (which for some reason is what my kids like to do) and we will paint it black and my friend is going to antique it for us!! So excited!! We need to get Landon out of the crib so we can do this and then move the crib back into our bedroom... until we can change all of the boys rooms around... probably next year sometime. I have so many cute ideas for decor. She is going to have this cute little corner in our room just for her. It is going to be so cute. I will have to post some pix of it when finished. I am a total procrastinater so I need to get started right away. There is a lot going on in the next 4 months to keep me busy enough, now to add getting ready for baby!! The joys of mommy-hood!!
I am generally feeling pretty good, which is nice. I am able to take care of my family. Thank you for that! I am trying to still get caught up on my house organization, which I am terrible at. I am sleeping alright, would be better if I didn't get headaches at night and have pains in my hips and legs, but what do you do. It goes away when I get up in the morning, so that is nice. Right now I am not really having any cravings... wierd. I usually do. Nothing ever sounds good to me, ever!! It is really hard to decide what to eat. I don't want to eat anything, yet I am hungry... What to do... I have gone from craving pot roast to salad to pizza to Subway to oranges to smoothies and now nothing.
The babys is growing well, about 1 1/2 lbs now. I will have another ultrasound in a couple weeks because at the last one we couldn't get a good look at her heart and they want a better look. I will be getting a few more 3D pix of her too, that will be really fun!! Til then...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!

I never thought I would say those words. Really! I have 4 boys and I love it! I have been thinking today that it will be fun to have a girl now. Change things up a bit. I will need to relearn some girly things that I have not done in a while, but it's all good. I am pretty excited actually.

So, today was my ultrasound. Everything was perfect. The tech put the little one up on the screen and I imediately saw that it was a girl. I kept looking around thinking "that can't be right" but it was. I was a bit stunned, to say the least, for a couple of hours. But it is true. After 4 adorable, handsome little boys, our home will now have a little girl.

We recorded our kids as we told them the news. We just had to. Jeremy has been praying, litterally saying in his prayers wether they be family, mealtime, or personal prayers, that he wanted a sister. He now really believes in the power of prayer! I am glad about that. Zackary on the other hand has not wanted a sister... ever! He wasn't very happy. I know that will change. Zackary is the sweetest little boy ever. He will adore her, as I know she will him. Ean wanted two girls... sorry bud, not happening. Landon doesn't really know what is going on. All in all, we are all pretty excited. Now to come up with a name. I had picked out a couple that I liked, but now that I know it is a girl, we really have to start thinking. I will take any suggestions you may have.

I need to do some shopping. When I say need, I mean NEED. I have not one thing for a girl. Not even onesies! Help! My sister is already planning my shower, so that will be nice. I only have 4 more months to go, this is going to be fun!!!!!