Saturday, December 26, 2009

30 weeks

We have made it 30 weeks!! yeah!! Tomorrow is 31 weeks and will have a new picture but I wanted to get on and show the 30 week belly!

Tyler and I arrived in NE late Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (4 am!) Our plan was to leave on Wednesday afternoon but after looking at the weather reports, we decided that it would be safer to leave earlier. The roads were great, just a bit rainy. We got here and slept in till 8 because Tyler had to work from his computer. Now, 4 days later, we are officially snowed in.

Outside is amazing! Tyler said that this is by far the biggest snow he's ever seen. We think that we got around 4-5 feet of snow. There are drifts around our farm that are easily 15-20 feet tall. Our poor Kauzie is just not liking the cold! (pics to come)

The wind is still whipping outside so as soon as it calms down, Tyler and I will be outside to take some pics and to let Roman experience this craziness.

I think this is the first time we've been snowed in LITERALLY. Even after dad used the tractor/ heavy equipment to move snow today, we can't get to our vehicles. The roads aren't being cleared until the wind stops so it looks like we're here in our house till Hopefully Monday.

We're thankful for all the warmth and food that we have here! Also, we're thankful for our electricity!
family christmas pic

Jaydon on our porch..
one of the smaller drifts : )
30 weeks : )

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

happy news :)

The nurse walked in an told me my potassium was higher then the expected :) It looks like i'll only be here for 2-3 more hours :) YEA!!

A day of FORCED rest....

At 8:00 am I arrived at Dr. Crownover's office for my visit feeling very tired and hungry! I had to be fasting for a blood test. Since I didn't pass the first glucose test I had to do the second one today. For the second test they check my blood at the beginning and the once every hour after that. I passed every one! yea!!

I was able to also see Dr Crownover this morning. I had to wait till 10:30 to see him but it was worth it. After we discussed everything happening we decided that since my energy was minimal and that my heart was still racing to the point of making me feel faint that I needed to go to the hospital for an IV. He also said that because I have lost weight he wanted to do an ultrasound.. (YEAH!!!!!!!!) I almost cried when he said that. I just LOVE seeing him!

The ultrasound showed an active, sweet, and simply gorgeous baby Roman. He flipped it over to the 4D setting and I just had tear up and see that he was so perfect.

Seeing him made coming to the hospital so much easier. The reason that we didn't do the IV last thursday was because I knew the being in the hospital costed so much. But seeing him reminded me that it's not about money. God has provided for us beyond what we can fathom and I know that he'll provide for this unexpected add expense as well.

So i'm sitting at the hospital, room #133 waiting for my potassium to come back to determine how long i'll be here- hopefully I'll be able to go home tonight!

It's nice to be able to catch up on some photo editing and some other things that I can do for Shelb's wedding.

Oh, and something fun Dr. Crownover said was that Roman's size (near 4 lbs!) pushes his due date up to Feb 21-- most likely because this is my first baby it'll still be around March 1. but YEA!

Roman Alexander... isn't he HANDSOME!!
yea, the hospital!! : )

Sunday, December 13, 2009

28/29 weeks

This last week has been quite an adventure in the world of pregnancy.

I've mentioned before that i've had a few fainting "episodes" and that this last thursday I had a Dr appointment that was supposed to help us get the reasons why.

I went Thurs morning with Vicki to the DR. The whole time of which I was entirely too close to fainting. Even walking from the car to the door made the world spin. I had my blood tested, an EKG done, my iron and weight checked.

We found out later that afternoon what the results were. My hemoglobin was down (even though I'm taking extra supplements) my weight is down more (I had lost weight last appointment too) and my potassium was at a "severe low" as Dr. Crownover put it. I got his call telling me the news while I was in Bentonville. He wanted me to come into the hospital immediately for a 10 hour IV that would bring my potassium back up to a normal range. After we talked about some other, less expensive, options we decided that I would start a potassium supplement, take it EASY, and come back this next Tuesday for a re check of my blood to see if that potassium is better. If not, then to the hospital I go... SO we're praying!

I'm nervous but the baby inside that won't quite moving and kicking gives the the reassurance I need :)

On Friday I went and got my hair re-highlighted. I haven't don't this since the beginning of MAY! it was too long! And I just have to tell you that Marie Newberry is the best! We had to stop twice for me to lay down because I was feeling faint. She was so sweet!

Now for the announcement of his name!!!

After a LONG time discussing we've decided (unless God changes our minds :) To go with
Roman Alexander Dees
for our baby's name.

Roman-29 weeks
Roman- 28 weeks

Saturday, December 5, 2009

27 weeks

Last Sunday we were officially 27 weeks.

We were home in NE for thanksgiving- we had a busy holiday :) we did wedding plans for my sis shelb's wedding which is now 28 days away!! It was a fun and busy time!
That Sunday we had a bit of a scary moment. We were at my family's church and we had just finished singing. We were sitting in the last row (thankfully) when I started to feel a bit faint. I told Ty and mom that I wasn't feeling well and wanted to go lay in the bathroom. (I've been feeling the faint feel quite a bit lately and only find relief when I lay on my left side completely flat) I told them that I needed a quick second because I wasn't sure if I could make it to the bathroom without fainting. Sure enough, next thing I knew I was laying on the chairs in church. I had fainted. Thankfully it was quiet and we have some amazing people in the church that are all about keeping it real. (it definitely downplayed the embarrassment factor!) I felt SO much better after I fainted. Ty helped me out to our car where I could lay flat and rest.

Next Thursday is my next appointment with DR. Crownover. I called him and filled him in on the details of what had happened. Since this was the second time I've fainted, while sitting down. He seemed concerned and has scheduled a few more tests to try and figure out why i'm fainting. We're not worried but just concerned because we don't want a fainting episode happening in a bad situation (driving, when i'm alone, etc.) I'm thinking it's because our little baby is SO big and is expanding in the little space called my mid section. Since I have such a tiny torso all the extra fluid and baby stuff inside is pushing everything aside (including my arteries that help to get good blood flow).

Tomorrow, Sunday, is 28 weeks for us. The start of the 3rd trimester. We've also decided on a name for our little guy(as long as we don't change out mind! ha!) :) We'll share it next post!!

Last night was Tyler's Sara Lee Christmas party. It was an amazing event! It was at James at the Mill and was full of fancy food, drink, and music. It was a chore trying to find a cocktail dress that would fit over my huge belly. I felt like a kid at the party- Ty and I were at least 10++ years younger then everyone at the party. It was definitely a new experience for both Tyler and I!

Our Christmas party picture :)
my growing belly :) 27 weeks.