Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Perinatologist, 14 weeks

After our 2nd OB appt the Dr we met with wasn't convinced that I did indeed have Incompetent Cervix... this was I will admit more then deflating to my hope with this pregnancy... I had put all of my eggs in this IC basket and then to hear him say that but not have any idea based on my records what could have caused it instead then it felt like we were back to square one. He wanted us to meet with a Perinatologist and see what she had to say. It was 2 weeks away and I have to say those 2 weeks were sort of a low point for me, I was frustrated, upset and worried about how this would continue and those dang pregnancy hormones did not help AT ALL with those worries.

The day finally came when we met with the Peri and they did an ultrasound. As soon as the tech had me lay back to do the ultrasound Zach asked if she was taking the baby out of mommy's tummy, he was very concerned- it was adorable- and we reassured him the baby was going to stay in mommy's tummy for a long time. It was so fun to see the lil baby in there squirming around and having the craziest hiccups. Zach thought it was so funny to see the baby hiccuping and that was all he could talk about when you asked him about seeing the baby :) After she got all the pics & info she needed she left and we waited for the Peri to come in. She had me explain everything that happened the day Zach was born from the time I woke up until the time he was born. After I got it all out she said, while it doesn't sound like the textbook definition of Incompetent Cervix right off the bat (which is a painless dilation, and I was definitely feeling the contractions) she thinks that at the point where I felt a sharp pain -the first thing that made me call the Dr- I was already probably 5or6 cm dilated and my body was starting active labor. Trying to wrap my mind around that freaked me out, I had gotten up that morning, gotten dressed and drove to work all without knowing I was already halfway dilated!! So she told us she wanted me to get the Cerclage still and sent us on our way, and I must say that leaving her office that day it felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders, we were back on track and ready to go!!

around & about the house... christmas edition

Just some fun pictures from our adventures leading up to Christmas

Zach has taken up photography... any chance he can get his hands on the camera he'll take a picture of anything.... his favorite subjects are himself and Spider-Man :)

Joe's amazing Aunt Annie made us this Advent calendar and Zach would ask first thing as soon as he woke up in the morning if he could go put on a new ornament!

One night after I finished making dinner I didn't put my apron away & left it on the chair.... I turned around & found Zach had decided he wanted to wear it too!

Zach's present he made at school..... this is the bag, look very closely at who it's from, haha it made my day seeing that!! I wouldn't expect anything else from him!

Christmas Tea

For the last several years we've gone up to the Grand America Hotel with Joe's family for Christmas Tea, and it has become such a fun tradition! This year we mixed it up a little and had a girl's table and a boy's table, which was a lot of fun!! After enjoying some yummy yummy food and fantastic company Santa & Mrs Claus came and visited with every table and then read a story to the kiddo's. Afterwards they all got to sit on his lap & tell them what they wanted for Christmas and it was so fun that Zach was actually excited to do it this year! He walked right up to Santa, hopped on his lap and asked for a Camera! As always we had a fantastic time and afterwards walked around the hotel looking at the amazingly beautiful ballrooms & some pretty neat looking gingerbread houses!

Zach was feeling left out that everyone else had theur feet up so he joined in :)