So I know I haven't blogged since Sept...but we've been a little busy. I'm 36 weeks pregs today and we can't wait for our little girl to arrive. This will be a brief update on what we have been up to. We traveled to Alabama during Thanksgiving and stayed ten days. Our first stop was Cullman to see "Nana" and "Grandpa". This picture is of Gavin playing on an old caboose at the train station. Gavin and Emma playing. Poor Gavin had a busted lip from falling off his mattress. He is not used to sleeping without rails all around him!
Gavin's first trip to the dentist! Jason's good friend from high school is a dentist in Cullman and we decided to take Gav to have his teeth checked out. He is practicing saying "AAAHHH" in this picture.
He did such a good job!! He was so excited and he still can't stop talking about Dr. Joel!
We spent Thanksgiving Day with my family in Opelika and headed home to fall back into our routine...or so we thought.
During Thanksgiving I started to feel a little funny. I was experiencing a little back pain but attributed it to this baby growing and kicking all over the place. Jason left for Orlando on Monday and on Tuesday my pain was so bad I called him and told him to rush home so he could take me to the ER. Luckily my wonderful neighbor, Pat, was home and watched Gavin for us.
When we arrived I was admitted into Labor and Delivery and my doctor said I probably had a kidney stone. He wanted me to stay overnight so they could moniter the baby and keep me comfortable. The first night I spent in the hospital was the worst because my pain was causing way too many contractions. I had to get shots throughout the night to stop labor. Ouch. I also had to wear a baby moniter the entire time I was there to make sure the baby was ok. This involves having two large moniters velcroed around your belly. My mom left Opelika immediately and drove down to take care of Gavin. So for the next three days they pumped me full of IV fluids and pain meds .
Two renal ultrasounds never showed a kidney stone and my pain was getting worse. Finally, on Friday the urologist did surgery to see what he could find. I had one small stone which was stuck and a "corkscrewed" ureter (connects your kidney to your bladder) which was causing my kidney to swell severely. My twisted ureter is courtesy of this pregnancy and more than likely so is the stone. So, he inserted a stent and I have been really uncomfortable ever since! We were at the hospital Tuesday through Saturday. However, I am thankful the horrible pain in my back is gone. I feel for anyone who has ever experienced a kidney stone. It. Was. Awful.
My mom stayed the week I was in the hospital and the next week Jason's parents drove down and helped out with Gavin because Jason had a big meeting in Las Vegas.
Ok, long story over. Fast forward a few weeks to Christmas! This sweet boy had the time of his life opening gifts!
Waking up to a room full of presents was so much fun!
Exhausted after opening all those presents!
My family came and spent Christmas weekend with us and we had a great time. My mom came almost a week early to help again because I was still in a lot of pain. Now we are just waiting for baby Elsie to arrive and give me some relief!! I think Gavin is excited about being a big brother. I'll try to keep this blog updated a little more often!
Today I had my 14 week appt. and everything looks great. My belly is as big as I was 20 weeks preggo with Gavin. Ew. I usually leave Gav with a friend when I go to the doctor because it's just easier to be by myself and avoid maneuvering his stroller through the waiting room, bathroom, nurses station and then the tiny patient rooms. But today I brought him with me because my appointment was so early in the morning.
Not so random side note: this is a cup of lemonade. Or as Gavin calls it "mlyummlyum" or something like that. He LOVES lemonade. I only let him have it if we are outside and he is being good. He knows that when he gets lemonade it is a very special treat.
Well, when you are pregnant you have to pee in cup for every appointment. So of course I have to take the boy with me to the bathroom. When I'm finished I set the clear cup of urine on the counter so I can wash my hands. Gav starts SCREAMING "lemonade" in his language and lunging for the pee cup. I say, "No, honey, that is not lemonade. Remember? Mommy just went pee pee in that cup. We do not drink it." Luckily he was not in arm's reach. :) Gross.
I was laughing pretty hard. It took him a while to get over it.
In case you were wondering...it is VERY hot in Florida. So we spend our days at the beach or the pool or hanging out inside playing with all of our new birthday toys. Please ignore my "mom suit".
Would you like some sand?
He loves to say "CHEESE" for the camera. But coming from Gav it sounds more like "CHUUUUH"!
Very happy about eating goldfish from the bag.
Aunt Summer came to visit! I wish she would move here. :)
Gav and Jason hanging out at Jason's Deli. We love the free ice cream! And our latest news is that this little flying monkey is going to be a big brother!
Baby number 2 is on the way! We are due January 27th so I am 3 months along. I've been extremely tired and nauseous but have felt much better this past week. I'm not so sure Gavin really understands what is going on but he certainly will soon. We are thrilled!
Make sure you read the next three posts...all are new!