Our Pregnancy Journal

A website dedicated to our first pregnancy...by Hollie (and Tim).

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Welcome Lauren Ann Marie...

Well...it has been A LONG time since my last post. But - I have a good excuse...there is a little someone who has been keeping me busy! On Tuesday July 19, 2005 at 12:55am, Tim and I were blessed with our daughter, Lauren Ann Marie.


She arrived by caesarean section and weighted 8lbs 14.7oz. She is absolutely beautiful and was the sushine in our lives the moment she arrived. I went into the hospital Monday morning at 8am for an induction. After 14hours of non-progressive labour, my obstetrician finally decided to schedule a c-section for 12:30am. I had an epidural around 7pm - which was a breeze! My contractions were not terrible - but I was having back labour which was quite uncomfortable...my OB recommended having the epidural seeing as they weren't going to decide until 10:30 that night. So, at 12:15 am they wheeled me into the OR with Tim at my side...The operation went great...When Lauren was delivered, Tim and I were ecstatic...a baby girl! She was beautiful...the biggest cheeks I'd ever seen and the most perfect rosebud lips...super kissable! We stayed in the hopsital until Friday but were readmitted the next day as Lauren had developed jaundice. She is such a great baby - hardly ever cries...unless she is starving. She is so strong and can hold her head up on her own. She is just a month old now and I can't even believe how much I love her....I guess this will be my last post as this was only a pregnancy journal...maybe I will start a LAUREN journal. Keep an eye out!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Been a while since my last post...

Well - it's been a while since my last posting...A lot has happened over the past month or so. At the beginning of June, I saw my OB who expressed some concern over my high blood pressure. It was 140/90 and she was worried about my feet being so swollen. I have to stay off my feet as much as possible...it's been hard as Tim hurt his foot pretty badly on May 25th and is in a cast. Also, I've been diagnosed with gestational diabetes - which hasn't been too bad. I have to monitor my carb intake. Having gestational diabetes can cause overly large babies - which may be why my belly has been measuring quite large...It started when I was 31 weeks and I measure like I was 34 weeks...the next week I measure like I was 36 weeks...over the last few weeks I've measure large - but at my appointment today - I measured at 40 weeks...and I'm only 35 and 5 days. Last week, my OB sent me for a biophysical ultrasound and non-stress test. The baby scored 8/8 meaning it is healthy BUT it is already big...between 6lbs 10oz and 7lbs 10oz. So, when I do deliver - we may have a 9-10lb baby on our hands (LOL). My obstetrician told me today that they are going to monitor me until next week - where she will check my cervix and then induce me between 38-39 weeks...they do not want the baby to become too large. I am starting to feel quite anxious and nervous - Are we ready? I've been doing a lot of shopping and hope that we have everything that we could possible need for when the baby arrives....so - if it takes me as long as it did this time to post - the next time I may have a baby to introduce you to....

Friday, May 20, 2005

Baby Shower

I had my very first baby shower last night - The girls from work threw me one at Vesna's sister's house in Oakville. It was so much fun. We recived so many nice things from everyone. It has been so nice to work at HCCC. The girls there are wonderful and are so supportive and caring. I'm really going to miss them when I'm done in 2 weeks - They have become my friends, not just my co-workers. It was a great night!!!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Just Call me Fred Flintstone!

Starting the week of April 14th - my feet have become insanely swollen. The weather had been warm and the tops of my feet and ankles were so swollen it looked as though I didn't have toes - I know, how gross! I saw the doctor yesterday and he is concerned with my swelling and blood pressure and would like me to consider leaving work earlier than planned. I think June 3rd may be my last day instead of June 30th. I think I could handle the swelling - it's the pain that goes along with it. Becasue the skin is so stretched - it's causing them to hurt quite a bit. I'm worried because I still have 14 weeks to go.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Is There an Alien in my Tummy?

On April 4th, I saw my tummy move for the first time - The baby was doing an awful lot of kickng and it caused the skin on my tummy to move. It was the neatest thing to see - although a bit creepy too. Tim saw the movement on April yesterday.

Today was the first time that Tim felt the baby move. The baby was moving so much and I was sure he would be able to feel it. He sat with his hand on my belly for a few minutes. I could feel lots of movement - finally, he said "WHAT WAS THAT???" - I told him "that was our baby!" It was so exciting.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

More meducal stuff....

On March 31st I had my monthly appointment with Dr. Damji - he is concerned as my blood pressure was quite higher than usual. I have to return next week for a check-up.

(FYI: Female Information)
This morning, I noticed I was leaking some watery fluid - I was a bit concerned as I wasn't sure if it was amniotic fluid. Tim and I went over to the clinic where the DR said some leakage is normal in the second trimester as the baby is getting bigger. He checked the heartbeat - which we were able to hear for the first time...It was 154 beats per minute and then it spiked up to 162 - The DR said it didn't like where the microphone was. We had been waiting to long ti hear the heartbeat - It was awesome :)

Friday, March 11, 2005

20 Week Ultrasound

Today we had our 20 week ultrasound. I was so excited all day and couldn't wait until our 3:30 appointment. Tim took the day off so he could come too. The technician took me in first to do some measurements of the baby and amniotic sac. She was so quiet during her work that it made me a bit nervous...finally she went and got Tim so we could both have a look. She turned the monitor so we could see - and there before us was Our Little Peanut. It moved around so much - the moment I saw him/her my eyes filled with tears - it was so amazing to see the baby inside me. We got a very good look at him/her - When the technician zoomed in on the face, the baby's arms shot up and it looked as though it were waving at us. It made everything seem so real now. It was a truly amazing experience.