Saturday, June 19, 2010

Baby Jackson is HERE!

... and it's a BOY! Jacob Lee "Jake" Jackson was born at 1:01am Friday, June 18th. I can't wait to tell y'all my birth story. So far it has been an absolutely wonderful experience. I feel so blessed and so lucky. It was nothing like what I had in my mind, but it was perfect. I could not have asked for anything better.

We are being discharged from the hospital today. I am sure the next few days and/or weeks will be difficult, but I promise I will do my best to make time to tell you all of the details. 

Wish me luck! I feel like we are just starting the adventure of a lifetime! Oh, and of course, I will be drowning you in pictures as soon as I possibly can.  Here are a couple that I took with my phone:

***Sorry if the formatting is a little funky.  I'm not sure what the deal is.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I'm sorry, but there is just nothing else that I can say that will be greater than those four words.

Oh yeah, and I have an appointment tomorrow, so I'll try to update as quickly as I can... you know, since I'll be HOME and all :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

T minus 10 days, y'all!

Or something like that.  I guess it just depends.  Maybe I should explain.

I had my regular appointment on Wednesday.  It was VERY interesting.  First, I was told that I am 2cm dilated, 70% effaced, and baby is still at -2 station.  Good news, I am progressing!

Then my doctor asked me if we had discussed induction.  You are probably thinking, just as I was, "ummm, no, why?"  My swelling is out of control.  But my blood pressure is still fairly normal, so I didn't understand why we would discuss it.  She said that she believed with the swelling that my BP would continue to go up, so she scheduled me for induction on June 21st.  Holy shit.  That is only 10 days from today. 

I really, REALLY wanted to have that experience of going into labor naturally, but it is nice to know that there is a definite end in sight.  And more importantly, OUR BABY WILL BE HERE IN A LITTLE OVER A WEEK!!! 

I guess I just have mixed feelings about everything.  If my body wasn't already making progress, I would not have agreed to the induction.  And let's not forget that because my body is making progress, that Baby Jackson may decide to make the big debut before the 21st.

Want to know what I don't have mixed feelings about?  Tuesday being my last day of work!  Yippee!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I don't wanna!

So, apparently, if you do not eat constantly when you are 37ish weeks pregnant you run the risk of almost passing out in Target and having to go in to the doctor's office and be hooked up to an NST for 20 minutes only to be told that you should be eating more.  Yep, that was one sentence.  And that really happened to me last week.  And I feel stupid.  Oh well, what can you do? 

How awful is it that I lack the motivation to do anything?  Eating included.  I don't want to go to work.  I don't want to go to school.  I don't feel like thinking about what I'm going to put on the walls in the nursery.  I don't want to sit at home on the couch by myself and be bored.

Quite a problem I have here.  Well, not really, considering I have to go to work and school, but you get the idea. 

What I really want to do is be at home spending time with J.  That is literally the ONLY thing that I can honestly say that I want to do right now.  Oh, and sleep.  That would be nice, but unfortunately, it seems to be a thing of the past.

And one more thing to add to the list of things I WANT to do... give birth.  Any time now would be good.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Check me out!

Hey y'all!  I'm guest blogging over at Pippy's Perspective today... I know, right?  Me, guest blogging?!  She has seriously lost her marbles to allow me to do such a thing.  And let me also say that it makes me feel like the new kid in school- very nervous.  Like, I can't even read it and might throw up. 

Anyway, take a few minutes and go check it out- I seriously love her blog and as a bonus she has the most precious pictures of her baby, Pipsqueak!  I'm discussing the whole not finding out the sex of the baby thing.  And there is a too cute picture of leetle outfits that my Mama made (along with a sneak peek of the nursery, in all of its disarray).

Oh, and by the way, I am full term as of Friday!  Yay! 

Have a great day everyone!  And if you are just browsing, thanks to my good friend Pippy, stick around and I'll try not to bore you to tears!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

If irritability is a sign of labor...

Then I haz it.  No, seriously, why do you think I haven't posted in a few days?  Because I am in a serious funk.  Okay, maybe not that serious, but a funk nonetheless.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm sitting at work bored out of my mind and knowing that there are so many things I could be doing at home.  Let's have a run down of the things I have yet to finish before the baby gets here...
  • Empty baby's bookcase of all of my old crap and put new crap on it
  • Remove guest room pics and put up baby room pics
  • Put bedding on the crib
  • Finish putting up everything I got from my showers
  • I'm sure there is something that needs washing
  • Put together shelving thingie and put more new crap on it
  • Wait impatiently for MIL to finish making everything that is supposed to go in the room (she really only has a couple of things left, but I am still ridiculously impatient)
  • There has got to be something else that needs to be washed
  • Have carseat installed

I could probably sit here all day and list things I need to do, but it would inevitably drive me mad.  Instead, I will just sit here and play Solitaire and stew over it.