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Sunday, September 4, 2011

10 Weeks to go!

I am officially 30 weeks pregnant and that means just 10 weeks to go until we meet our little one! All is going well minus a few minor pregnancy related things. I ended up in the labor and delivery unit at TG on Saturday due to contractions and not feeling the baby move. Apparently I was in preterm labor... After lots of tests, fluids, and chatting with a Dr. and nurse we got to go home with lots of instructions to monitor the baby closely and call my Dr. first thing Tuesday morning. I have also been going out to the Dr. office once a week to get my blood drawn for low platelets and then seeing my Dr. every two weeks for my routine visits. It all sounds very intense but thankfully everything seems to be fine and lets just hope this baby wants to stay in there another couple of months! Man, I sound kind of high maintenance but I am sure trying not to be!

30 weeks

On another note Brett and I just got back from a very fun camping trip! We spend 3 nights away camping on the coast. We headed down I-5 to Newport, OR and then spent the next few nights and days driving up the 101 and visiting each little town along the way! It was a great getaway and got us excited to camp with a little one!

Atop the Astoria Column: 162 stairs to the top!

Drift wood at West Oswald State Park

Our little family at Canon Beach

Enjoying some clam chowder in Depoe Bay

Playing with our camera around the campfire

Searching for whales in Depoe Bay

**yes, I am wearing the same sweatshirt in every picture because lets just say I like to pack light!

Brett starts work on Wednesday and I am pretty confident he is really excited! He has been reading through all his old text books to, as he puts it, get his "hat rack" thinking again and he has been purchasing a few pairs of scrubs for his first days! It will be exciting to hear all about his new life in the ICU! Harrison is lucky to have him!

We also got to celebrate Coco's 3rd birthday with a trip to the zoo! I have decided that I am not buying children's gifts because they really don't ever fully appreciate a mountain of gifts and instead pick their favorite and the rest end up in the corner so Brett and I's new gift giving is an activity spent with us! We gave Coco a trip to the zoo and lunch out! She was so excited about having a day out by herself and it also gave Erica and Gavin a chance to have the morning to themselves! Everyone wins!
Coco loved the fish

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Kisma said...

I am so glad the little one has stayed put!!! Rest is your friend!
The trip pictures look awesome and I truley love your idea of the birthday gifts! What an awesome idea for little ones. Now its easier to just tell folks when the kids are bigger, cash and GC... so they can shop for themselves.

As always, so glad to hear all all is well!