Monday, April 27, 2009

36 weeks....almost

I had a Dr's appointment today and I am 1 cm dilated! Now of course this probably means absolutely nothing since I could walk around for weeks being 1, 2 or even 3 cm's but at least it's progress. When they checked me at 33 weeks I wasn't dilated at all so that means in the last 3 weeks the contractions have been doing something! It probably won't be anytime soon but I'm getting anxious! My baby shower was Saturday...I got lots of great stuff and we pretty much have everything we need. Now I just have to wash all of her stuff, install the car seat, pick up a few last minute things, and wait till the big day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Break and other excitement

We had an Easter Egg Hunt again this year. We had about 60 kids which was great. This year we had it at the park that is right across the street from our new building. After the Easter Egg Hunt we went back to the building to work on it some more before Sunday. Lisa , Sandra and I decided to paint the other kids room. Probably not the best idea considering I am 8 months pregnant and Lisa is pregnant too. We managed to get the whole room painted but I ended up going to the hospital later that night. I started having contractions around 7pm and I noticed that they were pretty close together but I just figured they would stop on their own. Well around 11 pm I decided I better start timing them and I realized they were five minutes apart. I woke Philip up around midnight after I called the doctor and she said to get to the hospital. We we got there and they hooked me up to the monitors my contractions were 2 minutes apart! They gave me some IV fluids and a shot to stop the contractions. We were able to go home around 4am. Needless to say we were very tired Easter Sunday. I've tried to take it easy since then but last night it happened again. Around 8pm contractions started and they were immediately 2 minutes apart. I really didn't want to go to the hospital again so I drank some water, took some Tylenol, got in a warm bath to try to get them to stop. Around 11:30 I just went to bed. They were still around 5 minutes apart but I figured if they got any worse I would wake up. They must have stopped sometime during the night because this morning I was fine. So needless to say I will be shocked if she doesn't come early.

Hannah and Micah had Spring Break last week. We were hoping to get to the beach somewhere but the flights were too full. So instead we did some things around here. We went to the movies one day and Stone Mountain another. We were also really busy getting things ready around the new building for church. It's looking really good. Our grand opening service is this Sunday. We are hoping for around 200 people.