Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I had a great Dr. visit today. Last time, our little baby girl was breech and I was a little stressed. I was concerned that she may not turn and I might have to have a c-section, which is not the worst thing of course, but I was hoping things would go as they have before with my other two labors. Today he said she was head down and so I am very happy!! I am sure she could turn again, but I'm hoping she will stay in her ready position.

Whenever we are at the doctor, Tyler asks "we are going to the doctor and then our baby sister is going to come out?" Yeah, I wish...not yet buddy, but sooner than later. My doc asked me today if I was still interested in being induced a week early, to which I replied, "absolutely". So, I am planning to be induced on July 28th (7 weeks from today).

This is good news to me because this pregnancy has been harder than the others. It seems like there is one thing after the next. I start to feel better and then something else hits. For a while I was really feeling depressed and that was probably the hardest thing. If I am happy I can handle life, but if I'm depressed and struggling mentally and emotionally, that's another story.

Physically for the last month I have been battling anemia, bronchitis, a sinus infection and apparently allergies. Who knew you could get allergies when you are pregnant? I've never had allergies and man do I have sympathy for people with them. They are terrible. I felt like I couldn't breathe or ever get clear and I couldn't taste anything, boooo. Luckily, lately they have gotten better and I feel like I can breath better. I still have a remnant of a bad cough. When the cough was bad, I wet my pants straight through twice! I have never had that problem in pregnancy and then here comes the humiliating and uncontrollable cough that makes me wet my pants. "Oops, excuse me, do you have something I could wrap around myself so no one will see that I just wet myself?"

So, now that those things have gotten better, I have sciatica again. It has come and gone during this pregnancy along with my varicose vein throbbing pain. Yesterday I was in tears driving Talon to school. Any time I put weight or pressure on it I wanted to die. I had a visit with a physical therapist that was helpful and now I am just trying to lay down a lot...um sure. And really, the throbbing vein thing comes and goes. When it's bad it's bad, but for the most part it has been OK.

Today is better and I am so happy for that! Pains will come and go, but I am still so happy and excited to be pregnant! I don't even have it that bad compared to some of my friends. I am amazed at what women cope with to get their children here...women are tough. Here is a shout out to all you women who have endured and struggled. I take strength from your strength.


Mimi said...

You look absolutely great and I am so impressed that you admitted you have wet through your pants! Oh, gotta love pregnancy. I am due on Sunday and just waiting for this little guy to arrive. Yes, there is always plenty to do but I'd be fine just letting it all go.

Taryn and the boys said...

You look so cute! I thought pregnancy #3 was a lot harder as well. Good luck with everything we are excited to see pictures of your new addition.

Rachel said...

you look so cute. I actually thought for one fraction of a second that I want to have a cute tummy like yours. then I remembered all the other stuff that comes with being so cute. I am glad you posted all this stuff. I'll check back here any time I think I'm ready for another.

Jeff and Diana said...

jay i said you look hot in that picture! are you loving the glitter toes?

Dianne West said...

Jay, I always love a new post from
you! And you do look cute! Love
Rachel's comment about "a fraction
of a second"

Jaynann said...

Mimi-Good luck, I will be checking your blog for any news!

Rach-I know, isn't it funny that I am still so happy to be pregnant after all that comes with it? It's not like I don't know what's coming.

Di-Yes I love my glitter toes! They are so cute and fun. They make me feel pretty :)

To all-thanks for the kind comments.

Shawn said...

YOu look so gorgeous!!! Sorry you have had a hard pregnancy----but you sure don't look like it!

Trish said...

You look so cute!

The Richards in Canada said...

You poor thing...you just reminded me why I DREAD getting pregnant again! Only 7 more week! You can do it!!