Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Welcome, William Finn!

William Finn Bartee
Born: January 19, 2010
Time: 1:57 pm
Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
Length: 21 inches

Monday, January 11, 2010

Almost 38 Weeks!

Went to my latest Dr's appointment/checkup this morning with Mark, my official shoelace tier, and even though I had to wait in the exam room clad in nothing waist-down but a paper sheet, she DID give me good news. BP was 108/60, weight gain is steady, and no foreseeable problems! Dr. Moore came in and measured the belly, no problems - right where I should be (38 weeks); listened to fetal heartbeat, and then asked if I wanted to be internally checked to see if I was dilating at all. I said yes. Thankfully, my body is preparing for labor! As of this morning at 37 weeks +5 days pregnant, I am 1.5 centimeters dilated, 50% effaced (thinned out) and the baby is head down. Yay! This picture below is a good illustration of cervical effacement--the first picture it is "thick" and not effaced; in the second picture it is completely thinned out (100% effaced.) You can also 'see' 1 cm of dilation in the second picture. Just as a recap I am 50% effaced and 1.5 cm dilated, so I am halfway thinned out and starting to dilate for baby's head! Nothing is more exciting to me today, except maybe if my water were to break or that contractions become regular and painful!!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

37 Weeks and Counting!

All is going well here at the Bartee Household! I am dilated to 1cm and baby's head is resting on the cervix - so he's low and labor should go fast! YAY! Sounds good to me, since my mom had my brother (the 2nd kid) in less than 3 hours! At 37 weeks, I am officially at "full term!" meaning, if I went into labor now, the doctor would not try to stop it. In fact, she told me that if I wanted to be induced at my next appointment, she wouldn't have a problem with that. After some thought, Mark and I decided that Baby Bartee will arrive when he arrives, no sooner, no later!

Shayna is getting really excited about meeting her new brother. She has toys picked out for him and she's even got what she's going to say to him the first time she meets him! I don't think she's going to be too happy when I have to take ALL of her stuffed animals out of baby's bassinet to make room for baby, though!

We'll keep you all posted!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010!!

WOW! It's already 2010...
This year:
1. Mark and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary
2. The birth of our second child
3. Shayna starting Kindergarten this Fall

That's as pretty far as I can get without my preggo hormones kicking in and making me cry - which then would not allow me to finish this post.We had a blast last night with our good friends at the Lindsay's house. Yes, I do look like I'm about to burst because I'm the size of my 3 friends put together... but hey, I am in my 9th month! I had no idea that I was that big... no wonder people at the grocery store and gas stations ask me if i need help... duh! or maybe it's the fact that when Mark took Shayna bike riding today and I decided to clean and get rid of toys that were on the floor while sitting indian style, I couldn't get up. I had to scoot on my butt over to the desk and pull myself up. It seriously took me 20 minutes! Oy vey! This kid better come soon (but not until after January 9th - that's when my uncle and aunt get back from their cruise) or I'm not leaving the house! My mom is coming over tomorrow to help me, so that'll be a big plus! Yay, mom!
...stay tuned...

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