Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The face of ZoeBebe

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Hello, Everyone! This is Kirsten's second oldest daughter Lauren. My mom is at the hospital, and asked me to update :)

Zoe Nichole, 7 pounds 9 ounces (momma's biggest baby), was born today, March 31, 2009, at 2:08pm.


Mom and Zoe right after she was born



Dad has FIVE daughters!!


Recovering in the new room


Friday, March 27, 2009

39 week appt update!

I am currently 3cm dilated and 50% effaced. Doctor seems to think she is around 7.5 pounds right now. I am being induced on Tuesday at 4am for medical reasons. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Will I make it to Tuesday? I dunno, LOL. I am so exhausted. I just hope I can get everything done this weekend. Carpets are being steamed, house is being disinfected, co-sleeper is being set up. I think we are good to go!

Still so nervous!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The countdown is on!

Ok, tomorrow is my 39 week appointment and I am scheduled to be induced on Tuesday (March 31st) at 4am. I am a carrier for Group B Strep so I need to get antibiotics four hours before delivery. I am so horribly nervous and hoping I go into labor before this. The only problem is with my third child, from the time I reached the hospital and the time I delivered was only 40 minutes, and as much as I would love a quick and easy labor, I actually need the four hours for the health of sweet Zoe. I am going to talk to the doctor about pain management options because I am just no hero. I don't have a very high tolerance for pain.

Last Friday, I was dilated 2cm, I had my bloody show over the weekend and was really hoping I would have delivered by now! Maybe tomorrow I will have more progress!

I have been plagued with migraines. On Monday I went to Labor and Delivery where they gave me stadol for the pain. Unfortunately it took me two days to get over the yucky effects from the stadol so I am hesitant to take it during labor, but I am sure "in pain Kirsten" might be desperate.

I could use all the prayers I can get!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Feeling Miserable

I'm in the home stretch and I am feeling just miserable! My whole body hurts! My ribs feel like they will crack open any day now. I haven't slept in weeks. I am so exhausted. I look forward to being up half the night with Zoe! I don't mind the waking up, it's the pain in my ribs and spine that are unbearable. I have a slight scoliosis in my upper spine and even when I am not pregnant, I have issues, so you can imagine the misery I am in.

Ok, enough whining, I just had to vent, LOL

It will all be worth it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009