Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holla!


This last week I have been so still. SO STILL. There were days that I didn't even see my kitchen! I mean I didn't MOVE. Yesterday was doctor day, and guess what? NO CHANGE!!!! Holla! Woot woot! My doctor said, and I quote "Alright hippie mama, you just might make it to 37 weeks!" If I could have done a happy dance I would have, but I'm not moving! The kids always ask Claire "Can I get a holla?!" and she says "Holla! Then they ask "Can I get a woot woot!?" and she raises her little hands and says "Woot! Woot!" That's what mama is doing today! I'm just starting to feel so free and the stress of this pregnancy is melting off as we move forward one day at a time. The NICU is becoming a smaller possibility every minute! My doctor had a labor and delivery nurse shadowing him yesterday and as she listened in I said "Ahhh! If I can just get to 36 weeks and 3 days I will be happy. The difference in the babies are like night and day. It's literally the difference in being able to nurse right away or having to spend the first month teaching a baby to eat." The nurse said "Girl, I need you to come talk to some of these young mamas that are begging to be induced weeks early!" I wish I could!

(I found it near impossible to take an above picture of these things without my belly getting in the way! And since I can't be up for too long I just embraced the bump and let it show. So there ya have it.)

It's no secret that the last few weeks have been stressful, emotional, and crazy. Well, God sent plenty of sweetness my way to keep me going! One of my precious friends, a blog reader, asked last week for my address and this weekend I got this.....Melissa made me an adorable bag, a sweet little banner (eek!) and sent some awesome vintage sewing supplies! How sweet is that? My friends and family have brought meals and took care of us by taking kids here and there. My kids have taken good care of me. My husband brought me those beautiful flowers you see there along with chocolate, and he cooks and cleans while he isn't working. I also got a load of sweet emails, comments, and phone calls from friends who are praying and asking about us. Oh, and when I was a little stressed about not having a birth plan already done, Stefanie (another blog buddy from far away) even sent me hers to tweak! (I'm going to work on that tonight!) I feel so blessed, beyond blessed! I want to thank every single one of you for caring about this sweet babe, my family, and me. It has meant so much to us. Thank you!
So now you may be wondering what I'm going to do with that super awesome bag.... Well I plan to pack in a few labor essentials and throw it in my purse for delivery day. :) Isn't it going to be perfect? Usually only my purse and camera bag make it into the hospital room before delivery, so this is going to come in handy.



I've got my list of things to go in it ready. The kids are helping me gather the last of our things tonight. Am I missing anything? xo, Sam

15 comments:

KarenH said...

I am so very happy to read this update Samantha....it will be November in less than 8 hours now!
You are doing an incredible job and the pay off is going to be so worth it. :)

Debbie said...

Yay!!!!! You are awesome. Some day this little baby is going to be so glad he/she has a hippie mama who was....still.

Goosegirl said...

Yay!!!!! I am praising God with you!!!!!! Keep that baby cooking as long as possible. You are an amazing mama and your family is so blessed to have you as well.
Sivje

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,
I check your blog everyday when I can and ask Shell when you don't write. It was so good to pull this up today and to realize you are still "with child"!!I think I am holding my breath between posts but that's ok, I am not ready to exhale yet so you just hang in there.

Peace - Pegi Gilmore

Leslie said...

This post put a huge smile on my face! You're doing it mama; you're baking this one full term!

Enchanted Moments said...

only the baby...I think that is the only thing missing and the most important thing....
xxxxx

SewPaula said...

So very happy to read that baby is still baking -- praying that you make that all important 37 week mark!

auntie said...

The prayers are flying out to you on the wind that blows leftover from hurricane Sandy. I am so happy that the stress is leaving the the calm has descended. Keep cool girl! God bless you both and keep you.

auntie said...

The prayers are flying out to you on the wind that blows leftover from hurricane Sandy. I am so happy that the stress is leaving the the calm has descended. Keep cool girl! God bless you both and keep you.

Staci said...

Don't forget to bring honey sticks or something similar for a boost of energy! There's only about a teaspoon or so, not enough to vomit, so there's no danger, and it makes a huge difference in labor when you don't have a starving mama.

Melissa said...

Like Pegi said, I get a little tense between posts but am excited that you are still at home=) I wasn't sure what to send at first and then I though, "Well, what would I want?" As you said before - crafty friends are easy. So I sent just what I would have liked.=) I'm so glad you are enjoying the bag.

Jeannie B. said...

Wonderful - Another day gone by!

Meghann said...

Go Team Caffee! Wooo! You are doing such a fabulous job. If I'm remembering right, you will be 36 weeks on Friday, and then a week after that. . .full term! Less than 10 days until that magic 37. Sometimes "Be still, and know that I am God" needs to be taken literally. :)

mindingmomma said...

hooray for longer term!

Candice said...

Hey Samantha, I found your blog through Pinterest - the post about the triple bunk beds. I loved those and decided to look around. You have an amazing blog! I look forward to adding you to my list of favorites. :) We have 3 boys (5 yrs, 3.5 yrs, and 9 mo) so we would love to have them share a room; because we think it would be fun for them (they are very close) and we plan to have more babies and will need a nursery again. Thank you for sharing your "boys dorm" and "girls dorm" ideas - we loved them! I also just wanted to offer some encouragement. From your most recent post it looks like you are trying to avoid labor to make it full term - I can totally relate! I have experienced pre-term labor with all 3 pregnancies. Our oldest I made it full term to 39 weeks. Our second I went into labor the first time at 23 weeks - yikes! I ended up making it to 33 weeks and 5 days and was able to have him vbac (because he was small - 5 lb 4 oz) and he stayed in the hospital only 11 days! He was in the intermediate nursery, he didn't even require NICU. Our third I used progesterone shots weekly and made it to 35 wks 5 days. He came home at 3 days old with me, and was treated like a full term baby as far as nursery etc. I just wanted to offer a little hope that pre-term doesn't have to mean NICU and scary (although obviously sometimes it does mean those things I understand). We have been so blessed, and praying for your healthy pregnancy and a full term healthy delivery! God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing the triple bunks that lead me to your beautiful blog!
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