Today I went in for my 34 weeks appointment. Interesting appointment!
So I gained 4lbs in two weeks. I am so not surprised about that! LOL!! I have been eating like a...well, a pig!! I a over my 25-30lb recommendation. I am at 33 lbs so far! Yikes!! I am not even counting the 5lbs that I gained BEFORE my appointment...but I am going with the medically documented number...and sticking with it!!!
Baby's heartbeat was perfect (in the 150's) Jaxon gave us a big ol' grin when he heard the heart beat again! So cute :) My belly measured at 35 weeks, a week ahead....which is strange because last visit I was a week behind. Jett must have been laying high?
My OB wanted to check my cervix since I had to go to L&D this past week. I was surprised to hear that I was 1cm dilated!! I was not effaced at all, so that is really good, but shocked about the dilation!! Oh, and she felt his head!! Since I dilated to 1 in a week, she wants to see me before my next appointment, which was not scheduled for another two weeks. So I am going to go in weekly from now on. My OB told me that she thinks I may go at 37 weeks....at least that is our goal! That would give me 3 more weeks!!
Also, since my last labor went fast (I went from 5-10cm in 30 min!!!), she wants me to come in to L&D if I start getting any contractions that are 5-7 min apart for 1 hour. Normally she tells her patients to wait till their contractions are every 5 min for 2 hours!!! She thinks that I will go fast because of my history & because this is my 3rd pregnancy (well, 3rd delivery...I don't want to forget my sweet baby in heaven...that would make this my 4th pregnancy).
This is the earliest I have ever dilated! I don't normally get this far until I am 36/37 weeks. With Jaxon, I started dilated at 36 & had him at 38!! I hope that this does not happen with Jett!! Two weeks from now would make me 36 weeks!! I feel like that is wayyyyy to soon!!
Posted by Jenna at 12:54 PM
In the CD player of our car, Joe made a new worship mix CD for us. The first song on the CD is, "Deep in Love With You" by Michael W. Smith. We sing this song in church. There are certain songs that I hear that my eyes swell up with tears. By the end of the song...tears are streaming down my face.
Can you imagine what my make-up looks like when I look into my rear-view mirror to hear my 7 year old singing this song, with his eyes closed...worshiping? Or when I glance over to his 22mo old brother who is waving his hands in the air to the song? Make-up: Total Destruction!!
Nothing makes me more proud as a mother, than to see her children doing exactly what God had created us to do...WORSHIP!!!!
Here is the exact LIVE version of the song that we listen to in the car, but here it is in video form:
Posted by Jenna at 7:38 AM
M.S.R.P has reunited a lot of socks together. A lot of feet are happy I have instituted this program. I have drawn the line in the sand for these socks!
If you can't find your mate....your outta here!!!!
Posted by Jenna at 2:46 PM
When I think of it like that, it semi-stresses me out. I have so much I have to do & so much more that I want to do! I have so many appointments & obligations to do this week...I don't know how I will fit in knocking off the stuff off my "To Do Before Jett Comes" list.
The biggest thing that we need to do is to buy a van. We have it narrowed down to what kind & what year (have to buy used...new is not in our budget!)....what we have to do is wait for Joe's corporation that he co-owns to have their taxes done. When they are done, I have to enter in those magic numbers that the IRS is requiring on my taxes. When I do that, I can e-file my taxes. I have them done already. And guess what??? The exact amount of money we are getting back as a return is the exact amount that we need to pay off our car!!!! God is good!!! Then we need to sell Joe's car...which I do not think that it will be all that hard to do. I am praying that it will sell in a few days of listing it. Once all those ducks are in a row....we can buy our van....we just have to wait for one to come available! I have been praying that all of these transactions will all take place in a manner where we will not be without two cars. Can you agree in prayer with me?
Well, I need to stop blogging. I think my noodles are done boiling (making lasagna for dinner...yummo!!!). Oh....and BTW...
Posted by Jenna at 4:43 PM
So I think that the "Terrible Two's" are coming a few months early! The other day Jaxon asked for some juice. I got some for him, but asked him to say "please". He can either say it or give me the sign for it. Well, he looked at me in the eyes and spit.
Ok....this is going to be fun!!
I refused to give him the sippy of juice until he said please. Needless to say this went on for two hours, yes...two hours!!!! Two hours of tantrums, tears & screaming. Who is this child???? I REFUSED to let a 22 mo old beat me. His will may be strong, but mine is stronger!!!
I felt like I was trying to break a wild horse! It was not like he couldn't do this & it was not an unreasonable request...he was doing this to show his strong willed stubbornness! And I was not going to let him win!
So a little bit past the second hour, he gave me an "angry please". It was not what I would ever consider great manners, but I was not really looking for "manners". He did what I asked....and he is ONLY 22 mo old. If he was older that "angry please" would not fly!
He got his juice, then passed out for a nap...actually both of us did!!! Then the most miraculous thing happened...
He woke up with the greatest manners! It has been days since the "please" incident & he has been the model toddler with manners!
Now....I wonder how long this will last until round two????
Posted by Jenna at 12:14 PM
Last night I was having contractions every 3-5 minutes for 2 hours. I wasn't sure if I was just having really bad gas pains or contractions. You would think I would know the difference, this is my 3rd baby. Basically, the pains would start on my right side, then move to the middle of my belly. It felt like really bad menstrual cramps. The pain would come in waves. When they started coming in waves every 3-5 min & they were a minute long, I knew that this was not gas. So this happened for two hours before I called my OB & about an hour after. Basically, as soon as I got done at the admissions desk at L&D, they had stopped. But it was to late to turn back now! I had to be checked & monitored for an hour.
I am so happy that they had stopped, I am only 33 weeks. But I wish that they would have lasted just a lil bit longer so I didn't look like a fool! I was embarrassed to have to be hooked up to be monitored, knowing that they had stopped. The nurse probably thought I was making this all up!
I know that I was having real contractions (like I said, this is the third time), but thankfully they did not do anything to my cervix. I am still fully closed!! I am really happy about that!
We got back home around 3am...Joe had to wake up 2 hours later (though he kept pushing snooze...so it was more like 3 hours)...I feel so bad for him!!!
Oh, here is an article about having contractions coming from your hip:
http://www.pregnancytoday.com/articles/labor-preparation/sometimes-labor-can-be-a-pain-in-the-hip-5419/I am going to start packing my bag this weekend, just in case. I went in last night with nothing!
You know...Jett's due date is on April Fools...I am starting to think that my lil guy is a jokester already!!!
Posted by Jenna at 1:26 PM
I have to send a shout out to my big boy, Jaxon!!!!
He is going up & down the stairs by himself!!!! Go Jaxon!!!!
Now don't get me wrong, I am on a verge of an anxiety attack every time he goes up & down with out me by his side. He is "suppose" to come down on his bucket....but that rarely happens. All of us sternly tell him (including Jaden), "On your bucket"!!! He just looks at us with a big 'ol smile and goes down one step at a time.....not on his bucket, but his feet! At least he hold the railing!!
Posted by Jenna at 8:04 AM
Last night Jaden asked me,
"How do you find the path to Jesus? I mean, how will I know which way to go? I sure do hope they have signs up in heaven...I really do not want to get lost up there!"
He was sooooo serious & concerned! I explained that when you get to heaven, you do not have to worry about getting lost, Jesus will be there when he gets there....and if he has any questions, he can ask an angel :)
Posted by Jenna at 7:51 AM
I made his cake. He wanted a Star War's birthday party. I had a hard time finding any bakeries that made the cakes, so I attempted making one for him. I will never get a job at "Ace of Cakes", but Jaden loved the cake! That is all that matters!
I am so happy that my Jaden had a very special day. I love him so much!!!
Posted by Jenna at 5:46 PM
My first favorite moment with him was a few hours after he was born. I was so exhausted & the birth was a whirlwind. I barely remember what was happening. The next thing I knew, I was in a new room with a new little creature in my arms. Joe had left to grab some things from home that we happened to forget. Here I was....just me & him. It was quiet in the room. Nothing like how it was a few hours prior. He was awake....his sweet lil eyes just looking at me. His eyes were locked on mine.
This is where & when I fell in love.
You think that you know how to love. You think you know what love is...but I you never know what true love is until your baby gazes into your eyes.
It was just me & him...I decided to change his diaper. It didn't really need to be changed, but I wanted to do it. While I unwrapped him from the tight blanket (that I would never be able to reduplicate), I examined every square inch of him. His tiny lil toes. His wrinkled ankles. His lil umbilical cord. His tiny, delicate fingers.
I smelled his head......oh...I became drunk in the smell of his tiny head. There was never a better smell that I have ever smelled.
I wrapped him up the best that I could. I nursed him...I did not know if I was doing it right. He would suck...then look at me. When he was done, we began our staring contest again.
"We did it", I whispered.
From the day I brought him home, I have sung to him a song. It is "our song" now.
"Your just too good to be true,
can't take my eyes off of you,
you are like heaven to touch,
I want to hold you so much"
Every time I get to the "I want to hold you so much" part of the song, I get teared up.
Here I am, seven years later. Still as much as in love with him. He amazes me...he inspires me. He has taught me that I can do anything. Nothing is out of reach.
He is getting so big now. I can't even pick him up anymore. Luckily he still likes to snuggle & be held. Every night, he gets into my lap. I still smell his head. I will do this for as long as I can, because as fast as these seven years have flown by, the next seven will go just as fast. I am not sure how long he will let me breath him in.
I love you Jaden...
Posted by Jenna at 10:39 AM
OH...this is funny. At the appointment, my doctor was listening to Jett's heartbeat, like she always does. Well, I had both boys with me. Jaden was sitting down & Jaxon was in the stroller. As soon as she found the heart beat, we saw Jaxon starting to dance in his stroller. He liked the beat of the baby's heartbeat! It was sooooo funny!! My Jaxon can find a dance beat in anything!!
Here I am at 32 weeks:
Posted by Jenna at 4:37 PM