I can't believe that the last time I logged on here I was 31 weeks pregnant. It really doesn't feel like it has been that long, but sure enough, It's already the middle of September. No doubt all that is going on around here plays a huge role in my perspective on time.
Well, my pregnancy went quite well, and while we had a few issues along the way, all is well. I did turn out to have gestational diabetes, but it was completely controlled, and I was even told by my doctor that I could have a big slice of cake at my baby shower in April. Too bad I'm not a sweets person. Right after my shower, I went in for my 37 week ultrasound to see if she was still breech or had the cord around her neck. She managed to flip and unwind, but they thought something was wrong with her heart, so I got sent up to Dallas for a fancy expensive ultrasound. Of course, she was perfect, and measuring right on time. We started planning for my induction for about 10 days before my due date since they were considering the fact that I have 2 other kids at home that I had to make arrangements for, and my 2nd labor went so fast we didn't want to take any chances.
As always, my stuff never goes according to any plans are made, and baby just wanted to hang out. lol We finally started to induce the night before my due date. It was a bad night with lots of storms and threats of tornados. At one point, I spent 2 hours in the hallway hooked up to my iv. Super exciting. Very thankful that my husband brought his ipad and we started watching the series Lost on netflix. I had one of my usual labors where once I get one contraction, they never end. It's always fun to watch the nurses come in and think that you should be pushing because surely with contractions coming that fast and furious that delivery was near. Nope. This was my longest labor of over 13 hours. Carlie Allison was born on her due date of May 25th and was 7 pounds 9 oz long (not nearly the 10 pounds that they were thinking) and was 19 3/4 inches long. They now think she was 2 weeks early and her ultrasound was wrong. You'd think after that expensive $1000 one that we paid for that lasted 5 minutes that they could have figured it all out. Ha!
I was in the hospital for 3 days. I was ready to go home after one, but my dr. told me that the hospital I was in is not a drive thru hospital. Turned out well because we found out that my smallest baby somehow managed to break my tailbone. I was very happy that I had a dr. that was writing my prescriptions.
Fast forward to now, despite some nursing issues due to low supply and a lot of working with a lactation consultant, things are going really well. Carlie is a beautiful baby girl. I'll post pics at the end of this entry. She fit in right away and I'm not sleep deprived at all.
Other news, my husband interviewed for a job back in March and they called him in May and gave him 2 days to make the decision to take it. A week after Carlie was born, he had to live out there 2 1/2 hours away and comes home on the weekends. We're thankful that he has a job, because his prospects of staying here were beginning to look grim, and he was able to transfer into a great position in the same company with little disruption. We put the house on the market a couple of hours before I went in for my induction and we are patiently waiting for our house to sell so that we can relocate to Granbury, TX. Hopefully that will happen soon since the kids are getting a little tired of only seeing daddy from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.
The gestational diabetes went away, and I'm very happy about that, but now that it's been a few months and things have returned to our new normal, I'm ready to get back on the scale and back to work. But first, here's some pics. :) One in the hospital, one with the pink flower is 2 months and the white bow was last week at 3 1/2 months.