Thursday, August 20, 2009

Anniversary Part 2

As some of you know...our anniversary didn't go exactly as we expected. I woke up with horrible cramps that lasted about an hour and really bad back pain. So I called into my doctor and she had me come in for some tests. At first she had me do the standard urine test and blood pressure. I then went into a room for her to do an exam. She said that she was going to perform a fetal fibronectin (fFN) which can determine if your body is going to go into labor. She also did an exam and found that my cervix was already softening. It wasn't dilated at all but since it was softening she sent me to the Parinatologist for an ultrasound. Everything looked ok on the ultrasound, but I still have to take it really easy and she said to call me if I have any cramping at all....even in the middle of the night she said to call the emergency number. I also have to take it easy and rest....So that is where I am. I think Little Easton must be anxious to get out of there! The ultrasound revealed his little head is really low in my cervix. So just pray he keeps in there for several more weeks. I am excited to meet him, but only when he is fully ready. So needless to say, Easton is already changing plans...but I guess we need to start getting use to it. :)

Also, thanks to all my friends yesterday that prayed and supported me. It was a tough day, but at least he is still put for now. My prayer is for him to stay there for 7 more weeks and then I will welcome his appearance!

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday was our 3rd anniversary. I can't believe it has already been 3 years!!! It has honestly been the best 3 years of my life and I am so thankful I have such a wonderful husband who is ALWAYS there for me. LOVE YOU Chris2fur!

Here is a look back at 3 years ago. What a great day it was!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Easton's Baby Shower

This past Saturday was Easton’s baby shower. My dear friends Mel, Tara, Jules, Erin, Tiffany, Kathy and Jaime were the hostesses and they did a fantastic job. The day was absolutely perfect. Thanks guys - - what would I do without you???? The invitations were amazing, food was delicious, and the decorations were absolutely adorable. I have been so excited for this day to get here and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Easton got soooo many cute things and we fortunately got most of our “Big” items. It is a wonderful feeling to walk in the house and see all of Easton’s “Stuff”. It makes it start to feel really “REAL”!!!! I just imagine him sitting in his little swing or his highchair and it just gives me goose bumps. I am sooo excited for him to get here. I look back at the past few years and all the heart ache, tears, disappointment of trying SOOO hard for a baby just makes me soooo appreciative. All that was 100% worth it. In just a few short months all that effort is going to bring us our little boy. I am so thankful to all my friends and family that have prayed so hard for us and given us so much support. It means the world to us and I am so thankful that Easton is already so loved. Well enough of my prego emotions….I am sitting here at work and don’t want to get too teary eyed. HA!

Here are some pictures of the day and a link at the bottom will lead you to Easton’s shutterfly website where I will keep everyone updated on his pictures. You can click on it now to see all the pictures from the shower. (If you want to).

The Adorable Cake

The Hostesses

Me and My Mom

The Proud Grandmothers

Easton's Aunt Amanda

Easton's Shutterfly Link is:

On a side note, our dog Sage definitely knows what is going on. She has been sooo sad lately. She keeps sniffing my belly and when we got home on Saturday she didn’t like the fact we were bringing in all the gifts. When we started putting things together, she went in the other room and would not even look at us. She is my ultra sensitive dog that gets jealous very easily. She is very much a “mamma’s girl” and she is definitely having a hard time adjusting and Easton hasn’t even gotten here yet! Poor Sage…this is going to be hard for her. However, she is also very “motherly” and I am hoping she will bond with Easton. It will just be a matter of time. Grace on the other hand just thinks all these new toys are for her. She came walking in the other day carrying one of the bows from the gift wanting us to play fetch with her. I doubt she even notices Easton when he gets here…she tends to be happy in her own little world.

Sage - I promise I will still love you!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

George Strait Concert

This past weekend Chris and I made a trip down to Houston to go see the George Strait concert with some good friends of ours. We both took off on Friday and got up early to drive down. We got there around lunch time and had a relaxing afternoon with Chris’s mom while we waited for Chris’s dad to get off work. That night we went to Babins (my favorite – I love their crab cakes). Then on Saturday we had a fun pool day before getting ready and heading out to the concert. We had a great time at the concert, although I can tell I am getting old. There were so many DRUNK people!!! I don’t know if it is my age or the fact that I am prego, but I just couldn’t handle it. My favorite drunk person was a lady that came up to me when I was waiting in line for the restroom that told me how she had 3 kids and it sucked being a mom and how sorry she was that I was pregnant….all I have to say is I am glad I am not her kid – what a HORRIBLE thing to say. Anyway, then there was the SCREECHING girls behind us…they yelled through the entire concert. By the end of the night I couldn’t even hear the music my ears were ringing. I seriously think they were having a contest on who could be the most annoying. And it wasn’t just me…it was the entire group that felt this way. I know that a concert is loud and I don’t mind the occasional scream at the appropriate time…but they literally “nail on a chalkboard” screamed the entire time!!! At one point I turned to Chris and said that I wish they would shut up. I guess I said it too loud (at this point I couldn’t even hear myself so I had no way of knowing) because they overheard and started talking sh*t to me trying to pick a fight. SERIOUSLY???? Chris got really ticked and wanted to say something, but we decided it was best to just let it go. It was quite funny now looking back on it. Other than that, the concert was a blast. It was fun seeing our friends and listening to the concert. Here are some pictures of our night.

Chris and Me

Kaitlyn, Brice and Me

All the girls ( Me, Rachel, Kaitlyn and Brice)

All the guys (Grant, Larry, Tommy and Chris)

Tommy and Chris at the concert
On another note, I had my GD test done. It was the initial screen test so hopefully I will pass and won’t need to go back for the yucky 3 hour test. After my GD test I had my 29 week Dr. Appt. Everything looked good and Easton’s Heart Rate was 130. My doctor talked to me a little about cord banking…any thoughts on that out there? I guess Chris and I will need to sit down and talk about it – but any input would be greatly appreciated. I never know if it is something really important or if doctors just build it up.

I am really looking forward to this weekend…it is my shower!!! YEAH! I have a lot of dear friends hosting a shower for me and I am so excited to see all my guests. Chris’s parents are coming up tomorrow so I decided to take off tomorrow and Friday and make it a long weekend. I desperately need some me time right now. So tomorrow I will run some much needed errands, have lunch with one of my besties and relax. YEAH! I will update next week on my shower. Until then, I hope everyone is having a good week.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

The 2 Pregos

Last Saturday night we went out with one of Chris’s childhood friends (Todd) and his wife (Emily). Chris has known Todd since they were little since they grew up in the same neighborhood in Houston. Emily and I have been chatting a lot lately because our due dates are only 1 day a part. It has been fun to share our experiences and compare symptoms. They are having a little girl, Haley. It was so funny going out all together. You would have thought we were part of a circus act or something the way everyone was staring at us. We heard whispers like…”ahhh, look…two mommies!” It was actually quite comical but I guess it was just funny since our guts were about the same size….Anyway; here are some pictures from the night:

Of course the guys had to get a pose with their guts too...