Monday, July 11, 2011

What the Food?!!

Isaac turned 5 months old on Friday! He weighs in at 18lbs and is now 26"long

Oh! and guess who's sleeping through the night? ISAAC!!!  yup, my restless boy has learned to sleep =)  There are still a few nights where he will fuss a bit, but I think that's because we've started solids and he's a bit backed up.

He's been eating Organic Oatmeal since his 4 month Birthday and seriously started off as a pro!  Now he's a Foodie.  I bought The Baby Bullet when he was only 2 months old, and just started making him his fresh Organic foods. YUM!

Every morning he has his Oatmeal and every other day I add some Prunes to it.  And for dinner he has a Veggie.  He enjoys eating, and I'm afraid he doesn't know his limit yet! He makes a "UH" noise with his mouth wide open when he wants more.  So adorable!  It's funny the faces he makes with new foods, but after the 3rd bite he loves it!

Here are some pictures of our adventures with food

Discovering his sippy cup

He LOVES Oatmeal

Frozen Apple juice/water on a hot day

"I hate Prunes!!" /yuck

"Wait, I like them!!"

Green Beans

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Babylegs and Hospital stays

Hey everyone!

Isaac had his doctor appts on Tuesday, and they went well!  For now, he won't need surgery! Turns out that instead of the bones overlapping like the radiologist thought, his are more opened on one side.  We will be trying to correct this with sleep positioning and see how that goes.  He also has a very small soft spot!  Hoping this will work, and the "bowing" out parts fix itself.

The second appt was to the sleep doctor who thinks it's apnea.  We already had a feeling about this, especially since it's common with reflux.  Oh and the fact that we've seen him stop breathing alot while asleep, but it's really noticeable when he's nursing and sleeping.  He ends up choking.

June 17th is when he goes into the hospital overnight for testing.  July 7th is when we go back to discuss findings.

Time to jinx myself: We've had 2 great nights with minimal thrashing!

Now onto Babylegs! 

They were suggested to me from a friend for Isaac's hospital stay.  They will keep him warm in his hospital gown, hold cords and make his diaper more easy to access.  Then I researched them and fell in LOVE!

They have ADORABLE patterns, they will save his knees when crawling, great for when we potty train AND (if they need another AND!) they exceed 50+ UPF wet or dry!  Did I mention that I went ahead and ordered 8 pairs this week?  I figure with summer here and how fast he's growing, that I won't buy pants this summer! Just use his summer onsies and shorts with the babylegs on those cooler days!  (probably the only thing I've bought thus far that will grow with him!)

I also ordered him a new car seat and a pair of Babylegs to match it!  obsessed? yesssssss

********We're attending a wedding in 3 weeks - here's his outfit! Daddy will also be sporting a bow tie and suspenders! ha!**********

Friday, April 15, 2011

Toy Land

If you read my last post you'd know we're into week 3 of crazy.  After week 2, I went crazy and loaded up on toys!  I ordered him toys for now and later, and yet, he LOVES them all now!

Here's what he got:

A sports car walker that's a 3 in 1

Fisher Price Rain Forest Jumperoo

Fisher Price Rain Forest Activity Mat

ABC'S 1 2 3  foam mat

Cage style baby gate to around the new toys

and a cool bookshelf!  It looks like the ones you see in Kindergarten.  Once my husband builds it, I'll post a picture.

Oh and I got a Moby Wrap.  Either I'm to fat or... he's chubby.  It feels awkward now.

and picture overload time!

From Crazy - To Impossible

I am LUCKY if I get 2 hours straight of sleep at night.  LUCKY. and I mean just 1 two hour stretch!

This is week 3 of this, and I am afraid that I don't know how much longer my body can do it.  The other night at 4am, I had to get my husband to take him, because I was so exhausted, that I couldn't tell if I was holding him too tight, or not tight enough. 

I should mention that he's not screaming through the night.  He simply can't lay still.  He's moving and fighting so much that if I don't pick him up and rock him, or pat him right away, he wakes up with a sad pitiful cry.  I've tried propping him up and he most definitely hates it.  He only wants to held with his head on my shoulder.  It's the only way he won't fuss and the only way to ensure HE gets a solid sleep.

However, last Friday was different.  It was the 2nd day where he was inconsolable.  He was in so much pain that he had actual tears pouring down his cheeks.  The moment I saw that, I knew he needed to be seen. 

We headed to a pediatricians office we've never been to before because ours was on vacation.  I was not Happy when we arrived.  I was an old ugly house converted into an office with equipment that I think MY pediatrician used on me when I was 2.  The doctor was a story teller.  He couldn't say much without breaking into a song and dance.  annoying

I told him how he hadn't had a good sleep in 2 weeks, how he's up all night squirming, whining and grunting like he needs to toot...and he said it's the reflux.  He looked in Isaac's nose and really loud said "Yup! just as I figured, red and swollen.  It's the reflux!"  After hearing that and his breakdown as to why baby is fussing and grunting, it made sense at the time. "One time he had discomfort from his bowels and when he pushed, he felt relief, so that's what he remembers. Push and the pain goes away, so when he's in pain from the reflux, he pushes because of that one memory"  Awww Poor guy! so were on our way with another script for Zantac.

Prevacid 1x/day.  Zantac 3x/day. (pharmacist was a bit concerned since it was on the high end of dosage for his weight)

First thing Saturday morning he had his 1st ER visit. The screams were NOT normal.  The ER doctor said baby needs to see a specialist, and started him on ANOTHER med. Carafate.  He looked in his nose and said it was normal.  He wasn't sure what the pediatrician thought he saw......

We finally got him booked for Tuesday morning at 9am with the specialist.  Is it Tuesday yet?

This was last nights schedule

8:45 - Fell asleep
9:15 - Started to stir /pat
9:30 - Moving and kicking, smacking self in the face /pat
10:00 - whining /pat /nurse
I fell asleep!
11 - repeat but every 10 mins
By time 2 hits, I pick him up, bounce him, and then tried to lay him down again.  didn't work! light sleep. repeat
3:10 - Got him down!
3:15 - squirm and smacking AND whining /pat
That didn't work.
Bounce, pat lay him propped up.  Nope
4:20 - Finally got him down!
5:50 - Back up

F-it! I got up, turned on the lights.  Talked to my smiley boy.  Had a warm bath together.  Sang some songs,. and he was out at 6:30 till 8.  squirming the entire time, waking himself up. As I laid there and cat napped every 4 mins between the next set of pattings on his side.

He sleeps all day upright in my arms cause he's exhausted too!  Praying for solutions on Tuesday!


Breast update

Ultrasound and mammogram came back inconclusive.  My Gyno's office has been calling twice a week since then (2 weeks) to schedule another appt (followup), but right now I just can't.  I'm exhausted, Isaac is pooped out, and the lady the Breast place told me it looked great to her, probably fatty breast tissue =)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reflux Update

It has been a crazy few days here.  Isaac has been on his Prevacid for 4 days, and things have only gotten worse.  I am not 100% convinced it's reflux, even though he has alot of the symptoms, I just can't help but think it's bad gas?  If I swing him in the air during one of his screaming spells, he stops crying.  Which leads me to think he has a tummy ache cause that's what the swing helps with...

But, now his pediatrician thinks it's either one of a few things, pyloric stenosis, or bowel obstruction, or his bowel is twisted. I'm praying for gas, just bad gas.  And if it is one of these things, it would explain why the swinging motion helps. 

Isaac gets admitted tomorrow morning for testing.  They will be doing an abdominal ultrasound and an upper GI series.  I am praying we get some answers and baby gets some relief.

Today was a testing day for Momma.  I felt terrible that I couldn't do much to help Isaac.  He wants to nurse cause it's comforting, and he's so hungry, but at the same time he pulls away cause it causes him so much grief.  When I do get him to nurse, he lasts about 5 minutes before the screaming starts.  I try to burp him, hoping that's the problem, and then we're both covered in mucusy breast milk.  He hasn't been able to keep anything down today.

Or get anything out. 

He has had troubles pooping for a while.  It seems like such a chore for him.  But now were lucky if we see a streak (TMI  I know!) It's not normal breastfed baby stool either.  Ugh.  And he screams so loud when he even tries.

Right now he's asleep with Daddy.  I was able to feed him before he fell asleep outa exhaustion, so I am hoping he gets some nutrients from the milk he had right before.  Cause I know as soon as he's up, it's coming out!   (this time we didn't burp him, or move him much, to not jiggle the milk)

Friday, March 18, 2011

I lied

I didn't blog that weekend...or the next!

I just am running out of time.  Heck, I'm typing this with one hand!  We've been busy dealing with reflux.  Such an awful thing to deal with.  At 1st it wasn't that terrible cept' for a few bad moments here and there, but now it's becoming the new norm and gradually getting worse.

Baby starts his meds tonight, and if it has not improved in 2 weeks, we go to a pediatric surgeon.  His doctor mentioned something about the spinchter at the base of his esophagus being weak and may require surgery? I forgot the actual name though.

Here's the list of his symptoms

random ear piercing screams that the dogs have now started to howl to
spitting up 20 times a day, sometimes so much it will go 2 ft away!
can't lie down without fussing and waking himself up, needs to sleep upright
hiccups 5 times a day!  each hiccup brings spit up
sleep at night is rarely in a pattern
and the new one, screaming and nursing at the same time, while kicking his legs, red faced and arching his back - I thought it meant he really needed to be burped, NOPE it means I need to puke on you.

In not puke related news.  He has started to smile! He weighs well into 11lbs at his 1 month check up, almost 23" long and is doing great =)  He LOVES to babble, especially to my breast. He wears size 6mos clothes!  and I think his hair is falling out!

Oh and I have to say we got a coffee machine!  I'm not a coffee drinker really, and I avoid caffeine whenever possible, but I love this machine!  It makes tea, and hot chocolate =) Keurig = yum!

Friday, March 4, 2011

We got some wheels!

I finally ordered our stroller on Wednesday and it arrived today! 

Verdict? LOVE IT!

I was able to bundle baby up and take the dogs for a walk. yay!  I've been starting to feel cooped up and now I am able to get out =)

We're also changing over to the cloth diapers this weekend.  Eeek!  I'm sorta scared, but excited to see that cute little bum! 

AND we're getting ready for Granny's visit this Tuesday, the 1st time the little one and her meet!

This weekend I'll do a big catch up post that's not a bunch of random crap crammed together =]

Oh and baby is getting huge! He's now gaining more than a pound/week!  For 3 weeks old, he's 10lbs

here are a few shots from this week

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Running out of time...

There are not enough hours in the day, and definitely NOT enough hours in the night for more hours in the day...

I am hoping to start blogging more often again, and not just about baby, but my journey back to my weight loss.  I need to really start eating healthy again, to make sure baby is getting enough nutrients from me.  I am hoping for some warmer weather so I can get baby in the Chicco carrier we just purchased and get out of the house for some fresh air =)

My weight loss goal was 135lbs.  My new weight loss goal is my last low weight, 160lbs.  I gained a shit load of weight with my pregnancy!  and I'm okay with that =)  Now it's time to start getting back on track.  So I figure I'll use this time to get my eating habits healthy, and once cleared at my OB postpartum check up in 4 weeks, I'll start working out again.  Oh and having sex!  What's sex?

I'll probably start doing McFatty Mondays again...Not sure if I'll start before or after my postpartum checkup.  Do I get to claim 10lbs per breast for breast feeding?  If not, than I'm totally scared!

Here is me and munchkin yesterday before his doctors appt.!\

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Baby News

Baby Isaac is doing great! His levels didn't go up as much as we were afraid of, and he seems less yellow today =) We went in for an appointment and were happy to hear that Isaac has gained almost 6 oz over the weekend!

Sleep is going good... I guess! Or maybe it's the excitement of having him, but lack of sleep isn't effecting me yet. He's such a lovely baby, I love him so much already!

He's been belly laughing in his sleep and smiling, which I thought was gas...But his Pediatrician said it's smiles and laughs from the little memories he has formed already. Who knows, I'll take it!

My breast milk came in Thursday night, which was a relief! This baby acted like I was starving him! He eats every 2 hours, and at every feed my breasts are so swollen full of milk, that he falls into a milk coma by time he gets the other breast.

Feeding time again! Hoping to get more time to post and catch up on everyone elses blog soon

Friday, February 11, 2011


Might be a few days before I get to update again....

We got released yesterday, and it's been tough. Baby is sick =( He has lost 1 lb so far and has high level of jaundice. We will be back in the hospital.

My c-section didn't go as well as I hoped, I reacted badly to the spinal, and my blood pressure dropped...and that's when everything went blurry and I was in and out of concionious.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Husband Checking In

Isaac was born at 12:32PM MST, Feb 8th, 2011. He weighed 8 pounds even and was 20.5in long. Won Cutest Baby of the Decade award! (ok I made that up)

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's almost time!

I finally packed my bag yesterday, and the baby's, too.  I *think* I have all that I'll need =)  OHMYGOSH It's almost time!!!!

AS of right now (ask me later) my only anxiety is how to check myself in lol!  I was so excited at my surgery consult last week, that I had forgotten to ask.  Do I just go up to L&D tomorrow at my check in time?  Do I bring all my stuff with me, or should I leave it in the car and have the husband fetch it after?  Can I wear makeup?  I better be able to!  I look like I have no eyelashes or eyebrows without it! (blond hairs!)

Hrmm.. Should I wear new panties? :P  Or will I be pantiless? lol!  Seriously, this is what's going through my mind.  16 years ago when I had my daughter, I wore the net panties at the hospital, and they supplied the pads...Do you bring your own to the hospital in the States?

More anxiety!

I made the mistake of leaving the camera situation till the last minute.  What I mean is, I didn't let my husband touch my camera till last night.  Lord help him.  He cannot take pictures!  I am hoping/praying for atleast 5 semi good ones right after birth.  I'll do the rest after I recover!

Oh! and please pray that he does NOT drop the camera on the baby...I had him put the camera's neck strap on last night!  During my transfer for my IVF cycle, he managed to drop a mini portable video player on my head...

I'm hoping to update some more, to catch any more thoughts as I get closer to tomorrow!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Baby Hats - nomnomnom!

I am so behind the cool kids!  I just recently found and fell in love with Etsy.  They have all sorts of neat stuff!  and some weird stuff (glass dildos)

I've been on the hunt for a cute warm hat for Isaac.  I got him a few, and one nice thick on at Motherhood...But I couldn't find any newborn sizes that had ear flaps.  Till I found this seller on Etsy.  It was too cute to pass up.  Bonus? She lives 45 minutes away.  So I ordered his hat at lunch time yesterday, and it just arrived now!  YAY!

I just had to share!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My view at 38 weeks

My Appointment

I had my very last OB appt and surgery consult!  Cervix was checked and it was closed.  again.  Baby is still super high with no signs of wanting to come down.

I voiced my concern about the baby's size, and explained that I just can't picture a baby that's ready in there.  He reassured me he was ready, and he also voiced his concern over me trying a VBAC.  Which I am not doing.  He thinks baby is over 8lbs.  We'll see!

I check in to the hospital next Tuesday at 10am, and baby should be out by 12:15!  I'm so excited!

I'm also guessing the baby's weight.  Ignoring the Dr's prediction.  My daughter was 4 days late and weighed only 7.7, this guy will be born a week early, so I am guessing between 7.3 and 7.10 at the most =)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Up and Down

all night with contractions!  Nothing dramatic, nothing impressive, but something!  There is no real pattern to them, but at one point they were every 12 minutes.  Now they are back to being every 20-30 minutes.  UGH!

I've been having some anxiety lately that the baby is the size of a lipstick...yeah, really.  It's like I know he's bigger than that, because of the ultrasounds, BUT I just can't picture a baby that is almost ready to come out! 

8 days people!  8 days till we meet baby Isaac! 

Tomorrow is my surgery consult at 11am.  and my last weigh in, belly measurement, and heartbeat check!  So excited, and soooo scared =) 

We cancelled my parents flight here because my mom had to have surgery, so we're expecting them to come in March, when Isaac is a month old, and hopefully I'm alot more mobile!  We do however have one of Nathaniel's brothers coming in on the 12th for a few days with his fiancee!  I haven't been all that close to anyone in his family because I'm afraid they passed judgement on me because of my past (teen pregnancy)  So this will be my 2nd time ever meeting him in 6 years =)

Please pray that it goes smoothly!  I'll be a few days out of surgery, with a nursing newborn, and 2 dogs who dislike anyone who can walk/talk! Oh and counting on Nathaniel to help clean/tidy up...That itself is a scary thought!

About my blog.  I will keep blogging my random craziness, but like I said, on a privacy setting for  a while.  I got alot of your emails, and I jotted down the emails from comments too.  If for any reason you can't view it after the privacy is set on, email me, and I can figure something out =) Or who knows! lol.  I'll probably set it after tomorrows appt.

Thanks guys =)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Going Private

Hey guys!

I'll be going private in a few days and need your email addresses associated with your blogs to invite you =)  Last summer I took a break due to someone saying stuff, and watching my posts to be mean, and I see that person is back at it again.  I would rather avoid this hassle right now, especially since soon I'll be posting my birth story and baby pictures. 

Shoot me an email at

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Full Term!

37 weeks!  I was officially full term as of yesterday.  BUT ask my unborn child, and he will tell you he needs another few months.  He is on strike.  He would like to stay with mommy as long as possible.  At least that's what the OB's tell me.

Baby is still super high.  I am not dilated.  My cervix is "Thinning and very soft, about 50%"  Whatever that means.  I asked if she thinks there is a chance I'll go into labor within the next week, and her reply was quick and delivered with a smile - NOPE!

Next week I have my surgical consult for my C-section, and then 1 week later is my c-section.  So the count down is on.

13 days till baby Isaac arrives!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The call

In 2009 I did my fertility treatments, Injections, IUI's, IVF and a frozen egg transfer.  Before I could do any of those things, my husband and I had to have blood work done for infectious diseases.  I knew that I would have the antibodies for 1 of the things tested, because in 2000 I was sexually assaulted and at the disclosure hearing it was disclosed he had tested positive for Chlamydia at the time of arrest.

It wasn't till Monday that I started to have anxiety about everything, so I made my appointment a day earlier to discuss this with the OB.  She asked about the infectious panel I had done, and told her that I remember they said something else was "borderline" too...But that I didn't know what it was, and I never looked into it, because the IVF nurse told me not to worry about it.

And that's when I was told that it was HSV.  herpes.  But how could that be?  I've never had a cold sore in my life, I've never had sores down below...and then we were educated that some people don't have signs or symptoms.  I thought nothing of it, and said meh, we'll do the c-section.  Especially if I didn't show any signs of having that.

She told us it's usually less than 1% of those who pass it on to their babies, but because I had no show of it, aka lesions, that it could be as high as 3% chance of him getting it due to viral shedding.  That alot of times the outcome is fetal demise.  She started me right away on some pills, that are suppose to suppress any outbreaks, visible or not, and sent me for blood work.

And that's when it started...the googling.  I found alot of information on this, and read alot of positive outcomes, and some doom and gloom ones.  I was heartbroken.  I was sad because I didn't know, and even though I didn't know, I was sad I put my son in this situation.

Another hard thing was to call my family and explain this to them.  You know, since HSV comes with a Stigma.  I couldn't even say HSV or herpes, because I was worried what others thought.  I even sent my husband to pick up the prescription. 

I've been up for 2 days crying.  I've been researching to find out everything I can on this.  I've been looking into pediatricians who may specialize in it, I've been preparing for the worse...Then I got the call

Everything came back normal.  I don't have it. 

I think I may go sleep for a week.

Got the Call

I'll update in a bit.  Waiting for my husband to get home to tell him, and then I'll fill you guys in. 

ps.  It's good news!

Baby News

When you hear percentages like 1% or 3% you think nothing about it.  Like, you have a 3% chance that you'll win the lotto!  You know not to hold your breath.  You know not to sit there and really day dream too much and spend that money before the winner is announced.

But when you're told that your baby has a 1% to 3% chance to get sick after he's born, and that death usually occurs, you can't help but do what you'd never do if those were your odds for the lottery.  You sit there and dwell on it, and start to plan.

Just last week I was counting down to 37 weeks to be full term. and now all I can think about is trying not to go into labor for another 2.5 weeks.  I need these weeks to prepare myself.  I need more time with knowing he's okay.

I should be getting a call today with some test results.  I am praying that they come back saying it was a mistake.  But I also know the reality.  After I get the call this afternoon we will be booking flights for my family for the c-section. 

So with that I'm asking for some prayers.  Prayers that Isaac won't be apart of that 1-3% that will be getting sick.  That he will be born healthy and strong.  And that no matter what, I don't go into labor before Feb 8th, and my family is able to be here with us to celebrate his little life as soon as he's born.

I'll share more when I'm more comfortable, but at this time, I just can't.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Good, The Bad...and the Ugly

I had my next OB appointment scheduled for Wednesday, but I had it changed to this morning.  I've been dealing with alot of anxiety and wanted to see someone and get reassurance. 

Today I found out that I tested positive for the Strep B swab I had done last week.  Found out that my cervix is still closed up.  And then was given this doctors opinion....She said she wouldn't recommend a Vbac for me. 

She went over my old OP notes, my ultrasound, the actual size of my pelvis and the fact that baby is measuring in the 70% line, and my belly is now measuring 42 weeks at 36 weeks...She doesn't even think if baby was to be born now he would fit. 

You can have someone 4ft give birth to a 10lb baby.  Your body adjusts.  But sometimes there are people who just have small frames with a "lip?" on their pelvis bone.  Which does explain some things at my 1st c-section.  Jayleen was stuck in my pelvis, and they had to manually push her head out of my pelvis to get her birthed by c-section..she had the biggest cone head, ever!

So it looks like all that Raspberry Leaf tea I bought will just be sitting in the cupboard!  I have exactly 3 weeks till my c-section.  I might as well just try and relax and enjoy some quiet time (if only these dogs would stop crying!!!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

I can barely sit down....

I slipped and fell on ice this morning =[  I was in the backyard on my porch when I noticed it was an ice rink, but it was too late.  I fell really hard on my bottom/left hip and smacked my ankle against the pavement,..and that's when I started to slide and roll onto my belly.  The only thing to stop me was the dog!  Poor girl. 

I laid there crying for a few minutes before I was able to crawl back inside.  Thank goodness the baby started kicking right away, and within 10 minutes he had the hiccups.  He's now thrashing around inside more than any other morning.  and it hurts!  It feels like my cervix is bruised, and he's hitting it? 

I'm just lucky that that fall wasn't worse than what it was.

I'd rather have snow than this ice.  Or have the snow ice over, at least that way I can see it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

35weeks - 0 dilation

I just had my 35 week visit at the OB.  I had to sit there waiting in my room for 30 mins with no bottoms on because there was an emergency in the room next to us.  Some lady at 30 weeks pregnant had her bag of water in her vagina =[  So the ambulance had to come bring her to the hospital.

I got my strep B swab done today, and while measuring my belly I got a really strong Braxton Hicks.  She decided to wait till it was over because my belly went rock hard and stuck out. lol  I am measuring 40 weeks.  40 weeks!

She also decided to do a quick cervix check.  0 dilation, but mentioned that it was thinning out nicely.  She then went over my old c-section notes.  Scar on my uterus is normal, so I can try for a VBAC =)  The reason documented for the C-section was "Failure to progress"

I ran to Walmart on my way home to pick up some Raspberry leaf tea,...yeah, hardest thing to find!  It's the last thing on the ingredient list on 2 different kinds.  I figure I'll start drinking some of this one, and then next week I'll look for a better one.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nursery 1.5

I've been trying to finish up the nursery the past week, and been sorta stuck.  We decided to add some color, because it was looking dark and gloomy. 

We will be adding a storage shelf next weekend against the wall with the bath set box, and I still need to find a lamp with a dimmer that I like.  It just seems like minor stuff left!  Oh and of course we will be moving the bassinet into our room once the baby arrives. 

Ps.  I managed to crazy glue 2 of my fingers to a canvas today!

Here are some shots from today:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

34 weeks with Pupps!

Pupps sounds cute, but I assure you, it's not!  My belly, thighs, and legs are on fire from all the scratching.  Not much I can do but try to control the scratching and hope that the rash doesn't get darker or spread.

I am officially 34 weeks, and I finally got a hold of my old C-section records and had them forwarded to the OB.  I go in on the 12th and I am hoping they agree to allow me try to have a vaginal birth. =)  If so, and if my cervix is dilated some, I will get my membranes stripped at my 37th week appt. and I will try my best to try and go into labor before Feb 8th. (My scheduled C-section date)

The rules are:

Go into Labor without induction
Labor at the hospital to be monitored
AND I have to go into labor before my scheduled date

We did a huge Babies R Us trip last weekend to pick the last of the baby gear.  We ordered his cloth diapers and his jogging stroller on Amazon...I think I am starting to believe that this might happen!

Here is my belly at 34 weeks..I would do a bare shot, but I may or may not have scratch marks =[