Saturday, November 19, 2011

Our little turkey isn't done!

We had quite the scare this Thursday, everything was going well and normal until
noon when I started getting sharp pains in my lower belly, also known as contractions which is pre term labor. I have bronchitis and my OBGYN doctor said if I have more than 5 menstrual type pains in an hour that I need to call them ASAP.
So I left my friend Danielle's house, headed to work at 2 and called the doctor. By 3:30 I was walking into the hospital thinking I was over reacting because the pain was now gone and not constant. Had a couple contractions while I was there and I thought for sure I was just going to get sent home. Boy was I wrong, contractions got closer, instead of 10-15 mins apart like before they were now 2-3 mins apart. At 31 weeks that's way to early to deliver because our little turkey isn't done cooking! I spent the night in the hospital for observation for 24 hours. After 4 bags of fluids, and 3 yes 3 exams on my cervix (which is now 60% soft) I got released to bed rest for 2 weeks. As I sit at home in bed the week of thanksgiving I think of all the things I'm beyond thankful for. My family who rushed to the hospital to be by my side, my amazing husband who won't let me get out of bed for anything! He's even been painting Madeline's room all day! And I'm beyond thankful our little turkey has realized she's not done cooking and that she can't come out yet.

Here's to hoping I can stay out of the hospital until January, and I can't thank everyone enough for everything. I'm one blessed daughter, daughter in law, wife & mother to be!

Xoxo Ashlie, Matt & Baby Madeline

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

30 Weeks & another 3D/4D Appointment!!

Baby Madeline at 30 weeks and 1 Day!!

This past sunday matt, the family and I all went to our 3D/4D appointment, & My grandma from the west coast even watched it over the internet!! How amazing!!

We heard her heartbeat and got a recording of it so we can make a little heartbeat stuffed animal for her to have when she is here. I cried! Its truly amazing that this beautiful little girl is growing inside of me, and she even SMILED!! We all can't wait till she is here, only 7 weeks until I'm officially FULL TERM (I KNOW CRAZY!) time flies by! But her official due date isn't for another 10 weeks. I can't wait to her hold her in my arms and give her a huge kiss!!

We love you Baby Madeline! & I promise I will get daddy to paint your room this weekend!

xoxo Ashlie, Matt & Baby Madeline

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hello 3rd Trimester!

Time sure is flying by, only 11 more weeks till we meet baby Madeline!! Matt & I can hardly wait! Today we bought paint for her nursery so I will post pictures of the before and after look! Once that is done, I can start hanging all of her clothes in her closet! So exciting!

Things have been going pretty easy the last couple weeks, I started prenatal pilates at the hospital a couple weeks ago which I love! Boy is it hard but its helping me with my stretching and breathing techniques because thats the only part of this that scares me. Knowing that this baby has to come out of me some way or another. But as Matt always tells me, just breathe and it will be fine! So I know if I put my mind to it I can do it!