Thursday, January 31, 2013

36 Weeks and too close:)

There is nothing like thinking that your water has broke at 36 weeks and having the nurse tell you to go into Labor and Delivery to get checked out.  You realize all of the things that you haven't done, like take a picture of you pregnant, so here was what he hoped wouldn't be our last picture before having this baby boy.  I was at school and had felt a trickle and wetness for about two hours after lunch.  I asked the office ladies if any of them had ever had their water break and they told me I should probably call the nurse.  I called the doctor's office during afternoon recess and told them what was up.  The nurse told me that she thought my water must have broken and that would explain the trickle and wetness.  I asked her what I should do and she told me to go to Labor and Delivery.  I asked her if I could wait until school was over in an hour and a half and she told me "No.  Go to Labor and Delivery right now."  I went to the office and let them know and then began scrambling to get things organized for the sub that they were going to call.  I kept thinking, "This can't be happening... did my water really break or did my bladder just lose control?"
I met Adam at the house and we headed down to the hospital.  They did a couple of tests and monitored for contractions.  I told the nurse that I really just wanted to go home and not have a baby today because there were too many things I needed to get done before he came.  She told me that she would do her best, but if my water had broken, I would be having that baby today.  One test came back questionable so they did another test.  I was having my normal Braxton Hicks contractions and was grateful that nothing appeared to be getting more serious.  She came back in about 5 minutes later and told us that the test came back negative!  What a relief, but quite embarrassing.  I really didn't want to seem like one of those pregnant ladies that think they're going into labor all the time.  The main reason I went to L&D was because the nurses told me that if my water had broken my risk for infection was greatly increased and I figured that being embarrassed was better than saving face and possibly complicating things with the baby.
This pregnancy has definitely been different from the first and this was my second trip to L&D in the past three weeks.  Three weeks ago I was rear ended on my way home from work and that sent me into false labor for about 5 hours at the hospital.  This kid just needs to stay comfy for the next few weeks while I play catch up with house cleaning and sub plans:).  Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about meeting this new little boy, but I can definitely wait another four weeks!

Christmas 2012

We had so much fun this Christmas celebrating with family and just spending time together!  Steven was a lot more interested in opening presents this year and has loved playing with some of the toys we got him!  I took him to SantaFly at Thanksgiving Point and had some cute pictures taken that I think capture his personality to a "T".  He was deathly afraid of the real Santa, so I got to dress up and play Santa in the pictures (ingenious idea if you ask me:).  Adam is finishing his last semester before graduating with a Bachelor's in Nursing and we are so excited!  

Celebrating Dutch Christmas with my mom's side of the family and Steven loved his new Adidas outfit from Grandma and Grandpa Tate!  He had lots of fun running around with his cousins and second cousins in the kids room.  I'm so glad that we live close enough to celebrate Dutch Christmas with my family!  It is one of the highlights of the season and a rich tradition!
 Steven got some bean bag letters and a basket from Aunt Brooke and Uncle Scott.  He and his cousin Duncan had a blast taking all of the bean bags out and then running around the house with the empty baskets on their heads!  It was really fun to see them playing together and how excited they were to see each other!
 We headed up to Idaho to stay with our friends, the Dutchers, in a cabin at Island Park.  Steven got to get all dressed up in his snow gear and play outside in the snow!  He also loved taking a little ride on the snowmobiles.  I've never been on a snowmobile before so it was a first for both of us.
 Christmas Eve 2012-- attempt at a family picture before we become a family of 4:)
 Steven was quite upset that he wasn't in the nativity and that "Mary" got to ride the donkey, AKA Grandpa Fieber, on Christmas Eve and decided to get on the donkey himself.
 Ready to play in the snow!  I love that little Tiger Hat and am so sad that it is getting too small.

 Christmas Morning
 Steven was so excited about his Big Truck and Adam couldn't open it up fast enough!
 You can see his annoyance in his little face while waiting for the Big Truck:)