Tuesday, November 25, 2008


OMG - 21 days til Ryan is here. We have so many things to finish up before then.

I had my 36 week appointment yesterday. He's still directionally challenged. The Dr. checked my cervix and I am still closed up tight (which is good). I am not going to let him try to sneak out butt first...LOL. The Dr. did tell me that he has right up until they make the incision to turn. (Didn't sound very optimistic about it, but it could happen). If he turns, instead of doing the C-Section they would induce me right away so he does not have a chance to turn again.

Justin and I also did a bit of shopping yesterday morning. I think he was getting tired of listening to me gripe about not having any good pots and pans. All but a couple of the one I had were either rusting or peeling. So, since all of the Linens and Things here in Georgia are closing and having everything on sale - he bought me new cookware. It is Kitchenaide, and is supposed to be really good.

Ryan also got a package yesterday from his Grandma Sandy!!! Lots of clothes and stuff for him. Thank you Grandma!!!!

Thank you Randy and Sarah for sending some of the stuff Dre has outgrown. I really appreciate it!!!

I did some running around this morning. I got some glass casserole dishes so I can make the sides for our Thanksgiving dinner. Justin and I are just going to hang out at home. I will let him sleep when he gets home from work that morning and we will just eat late afternoon or early evening. (It may take me all day to accomplish making this meal.) I got us a small turkey (hopefully big enough to freeze some s0 I don't have to do a ton of cooking when we get home from the hospital), and am going to make mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing and scalloped corn. Oh - and can't forget the cranberry sauce. It is a good thing my next Dr appt isn't until next Tuesday. I would hate to have to get on the scale on friday....LOL.

I also found the cutest little Baby's 1st Christmas stocking at Walgreens. There was only one blue one left, so I had to get it.

I hope everyone has a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Belly is HUGE!!!! 26 Days til Ryan is here!!!

Ok, so there are 26 days til my C-Section. I finally got some new belly pics!!!!

One of Peanut just for fun!!! He's too cute!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In Loving Memory

Angel Bailey

Thank you for bringing so much love and joy to our lives.

We hope you have a giant bone waiting for you in puppy heaven!

We love you and will miss you!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

C-Section Update

Ok, so I got the call this afternoon. We are scheduled for December 16th at 12:00. Our little boy will be here in 28 days. I really need to get my butt in gear and get stuff done...Eeekk!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ok, I'm a Slacker

Seriously though - I think it is written in stone that it is ok to be a slacker when you are 8 months pregnant.

Ok, so a week ago I had my 34 week appointment. They did a growth scan to see how big our little guy was getting to be. He was measuring a little bit small, but they aren't too concerned. Since my belly is measuring right we are thinking he is just going to be a little guy. Bad news is that he doesn't know his directions. His head was still in my ribcage. So, when we met with the Dr. she went over what our options would be should he not turn. One option would be an external version, where they manually turn him. The other would be to just schedule a C-Section. Justin was not very comfortable with the risks of the version, and I was not comfortable with the thought of a C-Section, but we spent the week discussing it.

Fast forward to today. I went in for another appt. They had decided to start seeing me weekly since the baby was breech. The doctor thought that maybe his head was down until I had him check the spot under my right rib where I had been feeling his head. After another ultrasound it was determined that our son just has a hard boney butt and yes, is directionally challenged. The Dr. is not very optomistic about him turning. He said that he has already started to drop butt first down into my pelvis, and once they start to drop the chances of him turning are pretty slim. So, I had a nice long discussion with him (I actually saw my primary Dr. today) about the external version. He said that if this was my 2nd or 3rd pregnancy he might try a little harder to encourage us to try it, but the success rates for a version on a 1st pregnancy were pretty low. Needless to say - they are scheduling a C-Section now. I will know for sure in a couple of days, but it looks like our little guy will be here Dec 16th.

I am not completely happy with this turn out as I was really looking forward to a natural childbirth, but Justin keeps telling me that it does not matter how he gets here as long as both the baby and I are ok.

We decided on a name for him a while back, and I honestly can not remember if I posted anything regarding it or not. (Blame it on Preggo Brain)

Ryan Andrew Southworth will be joining us soon. I am so nervous, yet so excited to meet him. I am curious to see which of his daddies good looks he has. And I am so ready to hold him in my arms instead of having him head butt my ribs.

I have a ton of new pictures on my camera and quite a few new ultrasound pictures that I am trying to find the energy to upload and get posted. Not making any promises, but I will try to get some new pics up soon!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Peanut!!! Shame on me... He is doing really good and is currently curled up on my leg napping. He sure likes his naps. Now it is off to bed for the 2 of us!!!!!