Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Loving Memory...

Preslie Quinn Martin was born October 22nd 2008 at 4:45am.
She weighed 7lbs 14ounces and was 22 inches long. She had brown curly hair, and very long legs. She was a perfect little princess. She was absolutely beautiful.
Preslie was a perfect baby, and had to come to this earth only to get a little body. Although we are devastated by our loss we know that we will see her again someday, and will be able to raise our little princess. No one has ever loved a little angel like we have loved Preslie. We know that Preslie will be with us always, and she knows the love that our parents, family and friends all share for her.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Non Stress Test

We went in today for our first non stress test. Luckily Preslie was awake long enough for us to take it once. After ten minutes of doing it the nurse came and changed the paper, and checked the progress. She asked me if I had felt the contraction I reply: "What contraction?" Preslie passed with flying colors, and we go back Thursday for another non stress and an ultrasound.

They make it pretty comfortable during this test.

Chris got a picture of the peak of the contraction I had....crazy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

40 1/2 weeks

Why is it that horizontal stripes make you look 20 times bigger than you are??

Friday, October 17, 2008

Baby Update

Yesterday afternoon Chris and I went to what we were hoping would be our last doctor's appointment. HA! The dr. checked me and it looks like Preslie is not going to come out on her own. I REALLY don't want to be induced, I really wanted her to come out on her own. Honestly who knows when that will be.

My cervix is closed, she has not dropped, and strangely enough she is pretty comfortable and content in there.

Monday we go in for a 30 minute non-stress test to see if Preslie is doing okay in there. Then we go in again on Thursday for another non-stress test and an ultrasound. Then I will be induced next weekend if Preslie passes all her tests. If not I could be induced next week. I was really sad after my appointment yesterday, but our doctor reassured us that I would not go past the 25th.

My parents are flying out next Thursday so it will be fun to spend some non laboring time with them. :) I can make it another week...I think.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trying to pass the time

Thanks for the tag Sami!! =)

4 things I love about my husband:

1. He is so patient and understanding with me and his family.
2. His willingness to work hard and play hard.
3. He makes me feel like a queen, and constantly reminds me that he loves me.
4. How excited he is to be a dad, and how he has already taken on the father figure roll. I know he will be just great

4 Movies I would watch more than once:

1. The Wizard of Oz
2. Miss Congeniality
3. Bye Bye Birdie
4. Finding Nemo

4 TV shows I watch more than once:

1. Full House
3. American Idol
4. Grey's Anatomy

4 Places I have been:

1. Bahamas
2. Dominican Republic
3. Kauai
4. Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando

4 People who email me regularly:

1. Babies r'us
2. Toys r'us
3. Dots
4. Bed Bath and Beyond

4 Favorite Foods:

2. Turkey Ranch and Swiss Sandwiches
3. Ham
4. Potatoes

4 Places I would like to visit:

1. Ireland
2. Scotland
3. Czech Republic(where Chris served his mission)
4. Bora Bora

4 Things I am looking forward to this coming year:

1. Preslie being born and growing up
2. Another year done of law school
3. Going to Idaho to see my family
4. Just being a mommy!

4 People I would like to tag:
1. Laura
2. Amberly
3. Mikell
4. Kelsey

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Due Date To Me!

Today I am officially 40 weeks! I cannot believe I have made it this far. The months have just flown right on by. I have been waiting for this day for such a long time, and yet I still have to wait for this little girlie to come out. =) Come out soon Preslie!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What I didn't expect while expecting

I figured I needed to record this stuff to compare to future pregnancy's, and to remember. I remember before I got pregnant hearing things from women who were pregnant, but I never really understood/expected what they were saying to me.

I never expected:

1. Stretch Marks. My mom told me that she never got a single stretch mark, and I guess I figured I would be that lucky as well. I did all the precautionary steps, and I did really good up until my 5/6 month of pregnancy. Right when I had a huge growth spurt I started to wake up with a new one everyday. Luckily they fade right?

2. Trouble eating. I couldn't wait for the day to be pregnant and eat anything and everything, but honestly I have been the opposite. Since day one it has been a huge challenge to find things that I want to eat. I think my first trimester forced that into me. I never know what I want to eat, and I have become ultra picky. Poor Chris.

3. Nausea. I had awful awful nausea the first trimester, and even well into the second. It seemed to fade away but lately it has been creeping back. If I don't eat something every few hours, I get pretty sick. I am just so grateful it's not as bad as it was.

4. Attachment. I never thought I could love or be so attached to someone I have never seen, heard, or felt before. I have absolutely loved feeling this baby girl move inside of me. Although sometimes her moments become uncomfortable, I love it just the same. I am really going to miss knowing that she is safe and happy inside of me.

We had our weekly appointment yesterday, and we had a lot of our questions and concerns answered. I was checked for dilation and I am completely shut, and not going anywhere anytime soon. You never know though right? Preslie hasn't dropped yet, and is still swimming around (or trying to). She is lopsided right now, and is having a great time switching from my right to my left side. We are all hopeful that she won't be too much longer. We are happy that everything looks good and is right on schedule.

Friday, October 3, 2008

"The force is strong in this one"

Tonight was the Star Wars Clone Wars television premiere, and to celebrate we went out to dinner to Texas Roadhouse with Aubrey and Matt Boardman. We just LOVE Texas Roadhouse. We went through 3 baskets of rolls, I swear I ate like 4! After a fun dinner we came back to our house and did some karaoke. We had a karaoke contest, and let me tell you some of those songs were crazy. Matt and Aubrey did a great job and actually sounded normal with the songs they didn't know. Chris and I on the other hand sounded like a bunch of billy goats.

After the karaoke the guys watched their Star Wars while Aubrey and I played some games. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for hanging with us guys!

Here are some 38 week pictures taken today. We figured we needed to compare baby Preslie to our giant pumpkin. The pumpkin was much heavier then it looked.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's a Date!

Last night Chris and I had our last big date before Preslie comes. We started out by going to dinner at Chili's. Which was really good, and then we headed over to the Meridian Mall. I could not believe how cold it was yesterday. I really didn't want to have to buy wintertime maternity clothes, since I am so close but we ended up buying a few shirts to get me through the next couple of weeks.

After going to the mall we headed to the Wharton Center for MAMMA MIA! Our seats were great, and we were really surprised how many open seats there were. After intermission we moved down like 6 rows! AWESOME! Chris and I LOVED it! I really liked the movie, but I think the play is so much better. I would totally go and see it again and again.

After the play it was FREEZING outside. I was wearing a long sleeve shirt (thankfully) and a skirt, and I swear to you I got a cold just from walking to the car. It was a rough night last night, it felt like I swallowed a knife. Around 5:30am this morning I took a shower, I was so cold. I drank some apple cider while watching the news then went back to sleep until 8:30. BLAH!

We had a 9am doctor appointment this morning, and we FINALLY have a due date! YEEHAW! Our doctor didn't realize that our date was changed in VA, so when we told her she was in complete shock. She looked over the baby's measurements and sure enough she changed my due date to October 15th. Which makes me 38 weeks pregnant. She then measured me, and listened to the heartbeat. She said that the measurements are dead on with the new due date. :) I asked her when they will induce if Preslie doesn't come within the next two weeks, and she said after I miss my due date. I really hope it doesn't come down to that but, if it does that's okay.