Thursday, February 25, 2010

Contractions at 26 weeks

We had quite a scare this week. I woke up Tuesday morning feeling "not right". I went in to work and continued to have abdominal pain so I called my doctor who asked me to come in immediately. She hooked me up to a monitor which confirmed I was having contractions every 2-3 minutes. They immediately ran tests to determine whether or not I was going in to labor. Thankfully, everything came back negative but the contractions weren't easing up so they sent me to labor and delivery for additional monitoring. While in the hospital, the nurses gave me a shot of a muscle relaxer to help ease the contractions, it seemed to work so they gave me strict orders to stay off my feet, drink a lot of fluid and relax.

I woke up again Wednesday morning with the same cramping and we headed back to the hospital. The contractions were back so my doctor did an ultrasound to make sure that Baby Avery hadn't dropped and that nothing had changed since yesterday. Again, everything looked good, her heart is strong and she's just over 2 pounds now!! They were still concerned about the contractions though so I headed back to labor and delivery. I received another injection of the muscle relaxer which I respond well to and they gave me a steriod shot to help develop the baby's lungs (just in case).

I am now back at home on bed rest. Because I responded so well to the muscle relaxer, I am on a continuous flow that is administered through a cathader in my leg. Most likely, I will stay on it until 34 weeks which is the safe point for preemies when health risks from pre-term labor drop dramatically. At that time, they will take me off and hope that I can keep her in until 40 weeks.

Please keep our little girl in your prayers.

Matt and Lindsey

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Getting ready for Avery Lynn

I'm only a week away from my third trimester and proud to say the nursery is getting close to being done!! We still have to touch up the paint, buy a dresser and get the shelves hung but I'm satisfied with the progress! After much indecision, we decided to go bright in Avery's room. Raspberry pink, bright green and white!! She will have a bright personality :) It took us almost two weeks to paint the stripes but it was worth it in the end!!

My belly seems to grow everyday now... there's no question that it's a baby bump!! She is very active and I love sitting in the rocking chair with my hand on my belly, reading "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" (thanks Lyndsay :)) and daydreaming about what she will be like.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow day in Dallas!!!

We had record snowfall in Dallas yesterday, 10 inches!! Pretty impressive, especially for Texas! Matt is traveling and missed all the fun but Cash and I have been out making snowmen and playing in the snow. He was a little cautious at first but now I can barely get him to come inside. Hope it snows like this next winter for Baby Williams!!

Baby Williams is all PINK!!!

Ok, I know I'm a little late posting this but we had our anatomy ultrasound in December and found out that baby Williams is a girl!! She is kicking and moving around all the time now. I'm so excited to have a little girl, it's hard to resist all the cute clothing. Matt and I are still working on her nursery. We took down the plaid wallpaper and blue valence so it no longer looks like a boy's room. We hung a beautiful chandelier and bought bedding for the crib but have a lot left to do!! Hopefully it will all come together soon!