Saturday, October 31, 2009

Picture Update at 29 weeks

Oh yeah...our bedrested mama sent some pictures!!!

We have the front and side view of her 29 week belly:

The prize winning kitty cat Halloween pumpkin:

And some sexy stockings to prevent blood clots:

(notice those fancy red toes!!)
Fridays are Krisy's "group meals" with the other mama's on the floor who are in the same boat. Also, when I called the other night, her and Luke were hanging out in a common area with another couple. Sounds like she's making some friends to keep her occupied while in hospital jail. Also, I forgot to mention this before in my last update, but Krisy also was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It's very common with having to be on the tributaline drip as it spikes blood sugars. The good news is that it goes away when the babies come out. She reports that her sugars are within a good range when they check her (four times a day!) and they are just controlling it with diet. Just another fun thing to add to her voyage towards being a mama! It's worth it Krisy, I SWEAR!!!

We miss you, Krisy!!!!!! Hang in there!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More on Krisy

Well, Krisy has her laptop in hand, however, the wifi doesn't allow her to access her blog to update (or see pics). She is online and can check emails so if you leave her a message here, she can read it or email her! I'm sure she'd appreciate it!

So, an update straight from Krisy:

"The babies are doing great and are practicing their breathing and hiccuping all the time.
Boy weighs 2lbs14oz and girl is 2lbs5oz. Cervix is basically nonexistant but my contractions are under control with a terbutaline pump installed in my thigh."

And an update from ME:
Krisy gets to do activities with the other moms who are on hospital bedrest. Today was pumpkin painting!! And guess what, she WON the pumpkin painting contest! She and 3 other moms painted their pumpkins and then the nurses took the pumpkins up to the next floor for them to be judged. Krisy's got the most votes. She said she painted a cat. I'm so excited to see a picture of her masterpiece! As soon as she gets a camera at the hospital, she promises to send me some pictures to update on here.

Okay, keep the healthy baby vibes coming!!!!! More to come soon!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Update on Krisy

Krisy is in the hosptial for the long run. The doctors have told her that if she makes it to 34 weeks, then they'll let her go home. So now she sits, at only 27 weeks, on bedrest in a hospital bed. The good news is that she's being watched very carefully!! Yesterday she started to have contractions again and luckily they caught it quickly and started her on a medicine that worked to stop them. She's hoping (if she hasn't already) to get moved into a private room soon. At that point, she'll be able to link up to wifi. Keep those healthy baby vibes and prayers coming!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

She's Back

In the hospital that is. Guest Blogger, Aunt Sweetie here. Krisy went in today for a check-up, and as she predicted, she is moving herself back into a room at the hospital. The doctor said that her uterus is "irritable" and the medicine isn't working anymore. Luckily though, she's not contracting! The doctor did check and said she is "about 1 cm" but anyone out there who has had a kid knows, that doesn't mean much.

She thinks she's in there for the long-run. It's definitely good that she's being monitored but it's still hard not to be in your own house. Think happy, healthy baby thoughts and send them her way!!!! I'll post more when I hear more!!!!

Oh, and p.s. Have you seen those maternity shots??!!! GREAT JOB, AMY!!!!!! Wow, Krisy is one HOT MAMA!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Maternity Proofs...

The proofs are ready, now how am I going to pick. Hopefully after tomorrows Dr's appt I'll be coming home(although i'm not hopeful) so I will be able to pick them because there is no internet access in the hospital unless I get moved to a long term room. Those of you that know what to do the password is 1021KU, those of you that don't know what to do, email me for access! Thanks Amy for an awesome job and no i don't mind the surgery scars showing, they got me to where I am!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I'm still here...

First off I just want to thank Heather for updating my blog when i wasn't able too, sorry it took me so long to update. So far things are going well, we have made it 2 weeks longer into this pregnancy as of today. I never expected i wouldn't be coming home after my 24week growth scan, i also had no idea i was contracting pretty frequently. After 6 days in the hospital I was finally sent home on bed rest and I now take an oral med called procardia(sp) every 6 hrs to relax my uterus and so far its working. We had an appt at MFM on Tuesday and my cervix hadn't changed, it was stable, in fact it actually grew a tiny amount so thankfully i was sent back home. Bed rest is quite challenging, for those that know me personally I'm sure its hard to imagine me having to just lay around all day but I know i have to do it for these babies!!
Those are bed rest couch marks, not stretchmarks!!

How Far Along? 26weeks

Total Weight Gained/Loss? 18lbs, i lost a few lbs while in the hospital and I'm sure I'm loosing muscle weight now.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, except now I'm just wearing pj's all day.

Sleep? sometimes good, sometimes bad, just laying around all day makes sleeping hard

Best Moment of the Week? My appt on Tuesday and seeing my that babies are doing great and my cervix was holding steady and grew a tiny bit.

Movement- its crazy in there now!

Food Craving- nothing really, laying around makes it hard to eat

Food aversions- nope

Morning sickness?-Nope

Gender- Still one of each!

Labor Signs- unfortunately yes but its so far under control

Belly Button- its flat!

What I miss- the freedom of walking around, going to work, shopping just doing normal things

What I'm looking forward to- My next Dr's appt to make sure things are still doing well

Weekly Wisdom- everyday makes them 1 day stronger!

Milestones- getting to 26weeks, its been 2 weeks since I started with my preterm labor!

Well unfortunately i missed my own baby shower, it was the day after I was put in the hospital, i heard it was very nice!! Luke went in my place and didn't open up any presents without me. After getting home from the hospital we finally got to open all the gifts, we were absolutely amazed at how generous our friends and family were, there is barely anything that we need to go get for these babies. Here are some pics of all the presents in the babies room, I'm dying to be able to sort through it all and set up the nursery but that will probably be awhile. This wasn't even all the presents, On Sunday that week my most amazing friend Heather set up a little shower and a couple friends surprised me by coming over to keep me company for awhile! Alright, time to get back to bed, I'll update again as soon as I can!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pics and Update

Krisy is home from the hospital and on strict bedrest...look for a post from her soon!

Check out a sneak preview of her maternity session with Amy!

Isn't she one hot mama???!!!

Okay, guest blogger out!

Aunt Sweetie