Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/26/10 10:00 AM - Everything changes...

I am going to remember Sept. 26th as the day that changed the answer to every one's favorite question - "How is the pregnancy going?" My typical answer is "Baby and I are doing great. No complaints."

Now my response is "Baby is doing great! I, on the other hand, broke my elbow and have to have surgery on Friday." Yup, you read that correctly broken elbow!!

On Sunday after an awesome weekend, I decided to go for a long walk due to the incredible cooling temperatures that hit OKC. As I walked down the steps of our porch, I missed a step and fell to the ground. After I recovered from the fall and had a very hard cry, Mark drove me to the ER. I was so fortunate because due to being pregnant I was taken to a room with in 5 minutes. Fortunately, we were comforted by BPs heartbeat and the knowledge that I had not fell on my belly. BP also moved frequently during our stay at the ER to demonstrate to worried parents that everything was ok.

Unfortunately, my left arm did not do as well. I broke the joint that connects the upper bone in my arm to my lower two bones. Fortunately, I have a great team of doctors that are going to help. My surgeon (elbow specialist), my anesthesiologist (who works with OB/gyn) consulted with my doctor to come up with a plan that is best for me and baby.

Mark has been AMAZING!! He has waited on me hand and foot. He also is ensuring the best care for me. As many of you know, I am incredible independent, but I could not have survived the past few days with out him! I think it has made us an even better team which will be a benefit to BP.

Mark and I are SO thankful because my mom is coming up today!! Mark had to go back to work today, so my mom is going to take care of me! I am still fairly limited in my activities because they did not set my elbow. We will update the blog after surgery.

Thank you to all that have called, emailed or stopped by to see me!

Great weekend (9/24 - 9/26 10:00 AM)

This past weekend our good friends the Sips and my family came to stay with us. My neighbor threw me a shower so my mom and Traci were able to meet some of my friends in OKC. We had a great time playing with Brett and Jack!! Below are a few pics (we did not take enough pics!):

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

BP just keeps on growing...

23 Weeks

25 Weeks

27 Weeks

28 Weeks

31 Weeks

And counting...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Surprise Baby Shower

Mark and I took our last big road trip before the arrival of BP. We were fortunate to see our good friends Katie & Andy and Jill & Joe as we cheered on the MU Tigers to victory! After the game, we drove to Mark's parents' house. When we arrived at the house, I noticed that the living room and kitchen were covered in baby shower decorations and there was a huge cake on the table. It was a shower for us! After dinner and cake, they gave us one gift which was three Mizzou onesies!!
The next morning when I came downstairs, Mark, Kristin and Carol were all waiting with cameras in hand. I was a little puzzled and I smiled awkwardly until I discovered there were more gifts in the living room!! This was my "shower across the miles"! The shower the night before was a decoy. I was surprised and touched and I also wished that I had taken the time to dry my hair!! It was so cool to have gifts and notes sent from all over the states. We spent the rest of the weekend trying to keep up with our niece and nephew!!

The hostesses!!