Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My beautiful son

Im sitting in bed listening to you coo in your sleep and I couldn't be more in love.

Thomas Edward Kowalski was born on May 14, 2012 at 7:38am. He was 9lbs even and a whopping 22 inches long with beautiful strawberry blonde hair and dark grey-blue eyes. He is the spitting image of his father with my nose and lips.

The c-section was easy...the recovery was not. Only because of gas! Other than that I am doing well. I'll type out a more in deptH birth story later this week. Right now I have a diaper to check :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This is the end!

3 full days left without an outside baby! Unless he chooses to come sooner...and honestly I wouldn't mind. I'm dying. My body is just giving out completely. In fact, I might have to wait until tomorrow to do a real update here. Too tired.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


I had a dream last night that Eric was home with me, and that I literally had my baby in my sleep. As in I woke up and felt a foot through the blanket, made Eric feel it and thought it was in my belly. Then realized how defined it was, pulled back the blanket, and there was Teddy, covered in uterine slime and umbilical cord! If only childbirth were so easy, right?

So he gets cleaned up and everything is fine and dream-Teddy is just PERFECTION. He has dark brown/red hair...like a darker version of Eric's and big blue eyes. I wonder if he'll come out looking the complete opposite of that now?? Haha, I so can not wait to see this genetic mashup. It's driving me insane. INSANE.

So that was the gist of my dream...exciting as all hell, but weird at the same time! In two weeks and two days (OR LESS) I will be a mother.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Home Stretch!!!

So this will be a pretty significant update! We have under 4 weeks left until the c-section/induction date. I'm still including the induction on the offchance that Dr. Breit feels comfortable going that route. I hope she doesn't at this point...she has me concerned.

 Anyway, baby is still huge and damn near 7 pounds...still four weeks to go, so I'm pretty worried that I'm going to run out of room in my belly for his giant butt. He is SO CUTE.

 Eric left for pre-deployment training just over a week ago...it was the week from Hell after he left. Jessie got here, which was amazing. Unfortunately, we spent her entire second day here in Labor and Delivery because I failed a BPP for movement. My son decided to sit still JUST for the scan. The hospital decided to monitor me, put me on an IV of fluids, AND redo the BPP. We spent a total of 6 hours there! Anyway, it all turned out fine...it was just tedious and the last thing I needed on the day after Eric left!

Fast forward to Saturday...TORNADO. A tornado went through the base! It figures that not only would it be my first legit tornado watch and then warning, but also my first tornado, AND that it would go right through the base and actually cause quite a bit of destruction in the area. We were lucky and took no damage, but the base itself did and the streets are still closed (have I mentioned that they lead to the hospital?? Because they do. And they're closed til Sunday.).

I'd write more but I'm getting so sleepy. Sookie is snoozing next to me and her tiny little snores are lulling me into dreamland <3

Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's on the books now...

We are officially scheduled for a C-Section on May 14th at 7:30am (have to get there two hours early to prep!)...Teddy is just getting too big, and Dr. Breit is not fond of taking the risk of hurting me OR the baby. I'm SO GLAD. I know this will sound silly, and I honestly never thought I would EVER say this, but I've been praying for a c-section. My hips have been through enough as is...pushing a giant baby with a giant head through them and run the risk of injuring them further, right before a deployment? NO THANKS. The risk of Teddy's shoulders getting stuck?? NOOOOOO. And honestly, with the rate he's growing, the recovery from this c-section might really be faster than a vaginal recovery.

So we'll know for sure on April 19th that this is the route we're going. That's the date of my next measurment ultrasound. I actually have to go in weekly for the BPP scans now (bio physical), but the measurement one is in three weeks. If he's growing even bigger, she might go earlier. OR, conversely, if he's slowing down she may cancel the c-section and just make it an induction.

So we're going to the hospital on May 14th or earlier, no matter what. How crazy is that?? I can't believe it's almost time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Moving Right Along

Lost a little bit of my mucus plug yesterday...two tiny globs of EWCM and then a small amount of pink discharge (and I do mean a SMALL amount) on my pantiliner. Cramps increasing...they are frequent, but they are gaining a bit of strength. It's all still very, very mild. I'm hoping this is just Braxton Hicks. If they get worse, or I lose more plug with more blood, I will call the nurse. If that doesn't happen, I'll hold out on raising any alarms until I see Dr. Breit on Friday morning :)

Saw Teddy yesterday, and Eric got to see him too! He's even more huge this time around...5lbs 3oz. HOLY SHEEP. He's measuring three weeks ahead, and he's head down and in the fetal position. Rut roh. Tech thinks he'll be joining us sooner than planned, but we shall see.

He got the hiccups while we were watching, which was awesome. He was also opening and closing his mouth...it looked like he was practicing for breastfeeding! Haha...I wonder if that's something they do in the womb? Or was he just smacking his lips in his sleep like his daddy? :P

Anyway, I'm just relaxing now. Sitting up in bed watching Forensic Files, an oatmeal and avocado mask on. Gonna wash that off in a few and put a biore strip on and then throw an eye mask on when that's done. So relaxing. If only I didn't have stupid heartburn, I'd totally have a glass of wine :(