Monday, June 30, 2008
As for the rest of the visit I am almost 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced (if you are male and don't understand this it means just barely a little bit). My blood pressure is now doing very good and my iron has gone up to 39 which is really good considering 36 is normal and a month ago I was 32. My sugar is still doing very good some mornings it is a little low but that is because my night snack was not adequate. I am working hard to make sure I eat exactly as I am supposed to. It is hard to eat 3 completely balanced small meals and 3 balanced snacks every day. I know it seems simple enough but it requires always having a lot of food in the house and constantly watching the clock to see when I need to eat again or when I need to check my sugar. But I know I will be glad when my little boy gets here healthy and when I have less weight to lose after the pregnancy is over. I am still measuring 1 week ahead of schedule so even though I am only 36 weeks I am measuring 37 weeks.
As I posted last week I am still having contractions sometimes as many as 8 to 10 per day. Some are worse than others but at least we saw some progress when the dr checked me today so I don't feel like the pain was in vain. I am up for any suggestions that might help me progress so comment me if you know of anything. I just dont want to go all the way to Bham and be sent home because I am not in "real" labor. So I want to make sure my body is progressing before I go to the hospital so if you know of any reasonable way to help with that I am all for it.....
I am going to do my best to keep the blog updated over the next few weeks so check back to see what is going on with me and soon with Jackson. If you have a question comment the blog and I will do my best to answer it.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
On Sunday after the shower we went to Huntsville to finish buying a few last things we needed before Jackson arrived. Now all we need to do is wait until Jackson decides to make his debut into the world.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I finished the nightstand for his room to match the furniture.
We found a print that went so well with his room and of course if you know Chad you know Jackson would have a wall mount tv in his room. (Actually we did not have anywhere else to put it.) And yes for those of you who remember our tailgating TV this is it and it was too hard to mount on the wall to take off!
We found a lady who personalizes prints with name and hair color and eye color. We guessed light brown hair and brown eyes so we will see if we were correct.
This is a picture of me and my Granny Cash. I am so glad she was able to come to the shower for Jackson.
Chad came to pick me up, look at all the stuff, and load everything up. And he had to load everything up all by himself because it was like 97 degrees outside and I did not even attempt to help.
We are so lucky to have so many family and friends to help us prepare for Jackson's arrival. Even after the shower we have still received several more gifts in the mail.
Everyone also placed their guesses to when Jackson would arrive, his weight, and length. I am going to list the results here so that there is no question about who was closest when he arrives
- Amanda July 19th -- 7 lbs 12 oz -- 19"
- Sylvia July 15th -- 8 lbs 3 oz -- 18"
- Deborah July 20th -- 7 lbs 2 oz -- 17 1/2"
- Cynthia July 17th -- 8 lbs 1 oz -- 17"
- Jennifer July 4th -- 7 lbs 1 1/2 oz -- 19"
- Granny July 5th -- 7 lbs 14 oz -- 17"
- Monica July 15th -- 7 lbs 4 oz -- 19 1/2"
- Starr July 12th -- 6 lbs 9 oz -- 20 1/2"
- Gabby July 12th -- 6 lbs 6 oz -- 17"
- Wanda July 7th -- 7 lbs 4 oz -- 20 3/4
If you would like to add your guess just add it to your comment. I think it will be interesting to see who is closest.