Friday, November 21, 2008

Life is Good! (This is going to be a long one)

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted. I feel like it was just a week ago. Anyway, things have been somewhat eventful around our house. I had another ultrasound on October 27 at 35 weeks to see how big the baby was. My ultrasound at 20 weeks showed that he was two weeks bigger than I was pregnant and my doctor wanted to know if he was going to be a big baby or if it had just been a growth spurt. Well, after the ultrasound I think we can cross growth spurt off the list. He was weighing in at almost 8 pounds and his head alone was measuring at 41 weeks! We met with the doctor and he suggested that we schedule a c-section. He's really worried that the baby is just too big and I'm too small. Will and I have been hoping and praying that I would go into labor early so that I might have a chance at natural birth, but at every doctor's appointment he seems quite cozy and at almost 39 weeks I am showing absolutely no signs of labor!!! So the c-section is scheduled and our little bundle of joy will be here on Dec. 2. I have spent a lot of time lately trying to think of all the positive things about a c-section. Here are a few I have come up with:

1. He won't have a cone head!
2. No labor pain ( I'm not thinking about all the recovery pain)
3.Hmmm..... Well if you have any suggestions let me know

Here is an ultrasound pic:

I'm bummed that it's not a very good one. At the actual ultrasound we could see so much detail. He has a ton of hair and we could see his cute little ears and he was yawning and sucking his thumb. Why couldn't the tech get a picture of that?! Oh well!

Lately Will has been having a problem with his back. The doctor thinks it's a disc, but it's been making half of his foot numb for almost a month now. Luckily the one thing that makes his back feel better is also his new favorite hobby! Mountain Biking! He and my dad go out every Saturday for about 2 hours. They used to go after work too, but it gets dark too early now. This is part of the trail they ride. (Sometimes they make creepy crawly friends along the way)

Will and I just celebrated our 3 year anniversary! Sometimes it feels like we just got married yesterday and other times it feels like we've been together forever. To celebrate we went to the Coronado Boathouse and ate ridiculously expensive, but oh so worth it food!! Will got Alaskan king crab legs and filet mignon and I had a peppercorn crusted ribeye. Even the baked potato that came with my steak was one of the best I've ever had. Then for dessert we had a belgian chocolate molten cake. You know the kind that ooze chocolate when you bite into them and are covered with ice cream and fudge. AMAZING!! Plus we had a gorgeous view of the Coronado bridge over the bay with the full moon. So pretty! Anyway here are some pics of our fun night plus a little walk down memory lane of November 19, 2005! Hopefully my next post will be about our new little boy!

Will's Parents

My Grandma's

Three Generation

Wedding Party

Exiting the temple (I know I'm biased, but he is so handsome ;) )

I got him sooooooo good :)

Together Forever

My sister sometimes gets confused!

My brother and sister

My family


Kirstin said...

You know, I'm not convinced that the recovery time for a c-section is that much longer or more annoying than the recovery time for a normal birth. I was talking to a friend who had her baby around the same time that I had McKeltie, and we were deciding if we wanted to climb one of those rock climbing walls. She said she couldn't because she was still hurting from her (normal) birth. But I felt fine. But then again I've only experienced a c-section, so I can't say for certain. You just can't walk very well for probably 3 days. But I imagine it would be the same for a regular delivery. I'm so excited for you. Babies are wonderful! (Well, they're kind of exhausting, too, but you'll figure that out soon enough. You don't need me telling you :)

Julia said...

Hey Lahren! I think C-section is different for everyone. You'll probably do fine since you are young and your body will heal faster than someone like me who had it after 7 kids and was 37 the last time she had one. It definately wasn't fun for me, but my ex-daughter in law had one on her first and she recovered really fast and said that it didn't even hurt very much at all. Let's hope for the best! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see pics of the baby!!

Yvonne said...

Hi Lahren (and Will!)
I was so happy to see that you posted. Sometimes feels like I only know whats going on by reading about it! I'm looking forward to finally holding and seeing the baby. I know he is going to be soooo cute! Lots of dark Maybe blond. Doubt it though.

Shawn and Tori said...

That is so awesome- and I am sure you will be fine!! Besides, it will all be worth it once you get to hold him. And there is one other good thing- my poor husband, who has never been around kids (until he met me since my family overflows with them) thought that there would also be a curtain for a normal delivery, so when I informed him that there wasn't, that was only for a C-Section, he was very concerned that he would have to see all the blood etc.. if I have a normal delivery. So positive, if Will is bothered by blood- there is a curtain!

RaCh said...

I'm so excited for you to have your baby! Hope everything goes well for you.

Happy anniversary twinner. I hope you had a great day!

Autumn said...

Hey Lahren! I had a c-section with Koen and I had no problems and healed very quickly. The key is to not sit around afterwards, you've got to get up and move as much as you can; you'll heal faster and feel so much better if you do. Godd luck! I'm so excited for you both. :)