I am VERY sorry I have been so neglectful of my blog lately. I still do read all of the lovely blogs, but have not really taken the time to comment on them or to post anything myself. Usually I only go on the internet at work, and things have been crazy busy here! So, to sum up about 5 post in to one, I am going to give you a quick run down of what has been happening around the Schmitz home.
The first thing I wanted to say: I WENT INTO PRETERM LABOR! although, it was short lived. Not that 5 hours with contractions every 3-5 minutes was all that short, but the doctors ended up giving me terbutaline to stop the contractions. The medicine was like magic. The contractions and pain went away, although it made me super jittery, my teeth were even chattering! When I left the hospital, I was told that I would most likely be back there and ready to deliver around 36 weeks. I am already 2 cm dilated and I still have contractions all the time.
Since the early labor scare, the doctor has put me on partial bed rest. I can go to work (as long as I sit all day) and then I have to go home and stay home to rest and relax. This seems like it would be great, but to be honest, I am not one who likes to be locked up inside all the time. We have had to miss birthday parties and Halloween costume parties which is definitely put me in a bummer mood. I know it is all for the better health and safety of Chloe, and that is what I have to keep telling myself so I don't go insane. James does let me go out once in a while, to church or small group or to Sombreros. Off subject: totally want Mexican food all the time now! We also have had to permanently take over our living and convert it into a bedroom. We now sleep on the couch every night. James loves it though because that is where our only tv is and he gets to watch movies all the time while I sleep.
I know it is more hopeful than anything, but I am really wanting Chloe to grace us with her presence around the 10th or the 11th of November. James' mom will be in town for that weekend for a family function and it would be perfect timing. Not to mention, I get to hold my little girl sooner and I get to finally be done with all the aches and pains!
I have been lacking in taking weekly photos, which I really need to make sure to do because I want to make a flip book out of them. When I take some more, I will update them again on here.
I had my baby shower earlier this month and then my church and is throwing one again tonight. I am so excited and will have to tell you all about both of them and post some pictures. I can't wait to share, Chloe is so loved!
Also, not only am I pregnant, but 4 of my friends are, and my dearest friend, Jackie is due only 2 weeks before me! It has been so awesome to get to experience the same thing and have someone to talk to about all the craziness of pregnancy! Please keep us both in your prayers as the time is soon upon us and we are both feeling pretty done with being pregnant.
anyway, that is my sort of quick update and I will try to actually make legit post with pictures and all very soon. :)