Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ob visit num 4

This visit was very quick in the beginning and then it kind of dragged but at least it was funny.

Chris and I got there perfectly on time and we called inside within 5 - 10 minutes. It's always a good thing when you don't have to wait long in the boring waiting room. Then I got weighed and we went into the little room. . She put on the blood pressure thing and then she told me it was still high. BOOO!!!!!!! :( I was so sad. She told me that those weren't the numbers I want and then we listened to the babys heart. The babys doing great and that makes me so happy. Im glad Rudd baby is doing well inside my belly. The Dr came in the room after that and he told me that I need to be referred to a specialist so I can get looked at and be given the right medicine. I dont know about you but that sounds scary to me and it makes me feel like a freak.
I don't know why my numbers are so high and yesterday I felt good. I dont understand what my body is doing. I just pray that everything works out and that I pull through healthy. I knew that pregnancy would be worth but I didn't know how or what would happen to my body.
Regardless I am so blessed to have the family, friends, and amazing husband. He is perfect to me and is so caring.

What happens next?

My next Ob Dr. appointment is December 20th, only five days before Christmas and hopefully we'll do another ultrasound then.
Im waiting to be called from the office so they can give me this specialist number so I can go there as soon as possible. I have to go there before my next OB appointment.

I honestly feel sad and I want to just get this overwith. My attitude is seriously-whatever while rolling my eyes. I need to be more positive but it's a little difficult. Until next time DRS.


Ob visit num 3

It was all going great and then went a little downward.

We started out with the normal getting weighed, then going into the room with the nurse taking my blood pressure. At this point I knew I wasn't feeling good at all, like I said I had a very stressful day. I had to be on the dumb computer for seven hours for an online test, and then finish a project that took forever!!!!!! My headwas throbbing and I just felt sick. I just felt so worried and anxious so when the nurse told me that my blood pressure was very high and it wasn't good I wasn't surprised. I was sad, upset, and I didn't like the news at all. Then they checked the babys heart beat and I felt much better when they told me that the baby was doing good. Once the Dr came into the room he told me that I need to come back in a week so he can check up on me and my blood pressure, and then if things remain the same I need to go on a specialist. GREAT! just what I want to hear. Anyways so after he told me that it was Ultrasound time. WOOO HOOOO. My parents and sister came to find out with us. They came into the room and the doctor started looking for the baby and then we saw it :D
The baby was moving around like a little shrimp or sea horse. I was so happy to see it moving around and active. He pointed out the spine, thigh bones, the head and the heart. The baby was in a position where we could not see what the sex of the baby is. BUmmer. We were all very excited but my baby was facing down and on the ultra sound we got just a side view. I have to admit I kind of went in there thinking we might not see what it is and that's okay it won't be the end of the world. Plus there's always next time.

So our Rudd baby decided to be stubborn and not let us see what it is. My next appointment will be december 20th, so we might find out then I dont know.

We sill love you Rudd baby even though your being a little stubborn :P

Week 17 & 18

These weeks have been much better and I am starting to eat the foods I used to like before my pregnancy, the smells are toning down so much more, and Im not as tired. So it is true what they said to me when hey told me that the second trimester is the best! I have been loving it. I don't get up as often in the middle of the night. I only get up once or twice and I still drink tons of water.

Im getting excited to feel this baby move. I still haven't felt anything significant but I know that once I can feel the baby move Ill want to not feel it because it'll be harder to sleep and be comfortable.

Throughout these weeks I have been a little stressed out (a little more than normal). Just life things but more than that its all the class work I have gotten these weeks. I have had some hard tests, projects, and final assignments that put me on edge. On top of that mess I've had some things around the house that are annoying and tideous. Such as things breaking, spilling, and just not being the way I want them to be. I have to remember that at the end of the day all that matter is that we're healthy, working, and have the Gospel in our lives.

I've gotten lots of photography things on the side and I love it! I have been busy busy with that and balancing duties I need to do. I need to finish editing them and turn them in this week. :D

I am getting excited to reach the halfway point because it's a huge deal and I feel like this is just one of the many milestones I have to face.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Pictures and week 16

This past weekend my side side of the family and us planned out to take some family pictures and it worked out perfectly. The weather was beautiful and everyone participated. I was so happy we were all able to do it and we did it ourselves. With the help of my amazing husband and the tripod we were able to do it.
Here are just a few so I can document what I looked like at 16 weeks.

Chris looks so handsome in his brand new pants and his long sleeve shirt. He is so sexy and I love him more and more every day. He is so patient, helpful, and amazing to me. I couldn't thank him enough for all that he does.

WEEK 16-
I was busy with big school assignments. I've been working so hard trying to get straight A's and I might actually get them. I am super excited to graduate in December with my Associates in Communications. WOO HOOO! No I will not be walking in May because it will be like 3 weeks after I give birth and I don't think I'll be looking good or feeling like walking for my associates. I'll walk for my Bachelors for sure.
As for how I'm feeling I have to say that it varies from day to day. It's not as bad as it use to be but I still have my moments. I have to eat carefully and not eattoo fast or else I feel sick. I am eating much better and I have been sleeping like normal now.
My husband keeps taking very good care of me and he has even offered to rub body butter on my belly. He is amazing and I am so excited for our future. He is so strong for the both of us and he is always there for me when I need him. I would do anything for this man. He is my everything.
Last week we bought a huge costco box of baby wipes and decided to slowly build our supply so we won't run out for at least the first cuple of months after the baby is born.
Nothing else is new but the fact that we find out the sex in a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think it's a girl but I will post what the Dr finds out next Tuesday. I can't wait to find out. We are very excited and anxious.


Monday, November 7, 2011


My dreams are so funny. They become weirder every day. I'll have to be better at writing them down though because I usually always remember them the next day and tell Chris or whoever I see that day. HA HA
Last night I dreamed about Rudd baby! But it was so confusing and random. I dreamed that once I gave birth to Rudd baby they put him in boy clothes right away and I didn't get to see what it was. I had thought in my dream they ran out of girl clothes and put her in a little boy outfit but indeed it ws a boy. HA HA!
This is so funny to me because people keep asking Chris and I what we want to have and we honestly don't care but I think it's a girl and Chris thinks and kind of wants a boy. My dreams are too funny sometimes.

On Saturday night we bought some Krispy Kreme doughnuts for dessert since it was a special occassion- our one year anniversary. :D
And since we drove around and drove kind of far this night I slept on the way home. We didn't get a chance to eat our doughnuts until the next day. I dreamed about all the doughnuts being gone and our roommate had ate them and I was furious. O my goodness pregnant food dreams are so funny and I have a lot of them.

Week 15

Im officially 4 months pregnant this week! :) I am so happy and excited to announce how much better I'm doing. I am able to do more things throughout my day and get so much accomplished. I also wake up in a much better mood because I'm sleeping much better in the night time. I get up less to go to the bathroom and I'm trying to sleep as much as I can since I know things will be changing once I have a baby.
Last week was pretty normal besides the Halloween festivities and eating candy here and there. On Wednesday I wasn't feeling too good and since cereal has been a safe choice for me to eat before I go to bed I decided to eat that and it betrayed me. :(
I was so sad I had an accident outside in my backyard since I was trying to feed my dogs I gagged and everything that was left in my stomach no longer was there. I was home alone and I really hate being sick without anyone to take care of me. I'm used to having my mom spoil me and help me out when I'm sick. Chris was at work and I had to wait two hours after this little incident. I got it all over my clothes. EWWW so I immediatley was bawling and then I tried to calm down because I know it's not good for me to get that way. Then I hopped in the shower and felt so much better. When Chris came home he made me feel better and I slept like a baby.
Sometimes when I get sad I feel overwhelmed and this week I felt it. I felt like I don't know if I can do this... It's hard for me and I want to be strong but sometimes the adversary is trying so hard to bring you down. I just need to remember to cling on to the Lord, and get on my knees to pray. I need to do it more, specially right now because I know I need to be better and need to be positive.

I am very fortunate and although I comlain I'm thankful to be pregnant with a little angel. It's just hard to carry a little person, be hormonal, sick, and have the daily stresses of life on top of it; but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I know this will all pay off and I just need to be patient more than anything. I am so happy to be pregnant at this time in my life along with my eternal companion that I've been happily married to for a year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Week 13 & 14

Have been very busy.
Im trying to stay up to date with all the activities going on and my house wifely duties.
Im feeling much better for the most part and havent had an incident in over a week! I have to admit that I've been pretty lucky to have been this fortunate to not get sick as often as some girls do. Im so thrilled about getting over my first trimester. I feel awesome and Im excited to have entered the second trimester.
I honestly feel huge already but I know Im not because I can still wear the stuff I was wearing right before I got pregnant. I just can see my stomach rounding out and im looking a little more prego day by day.
I haven't posted any pictures of me yet because I don't feel so pretty and I've been feeling pretty crummy about myself. (Which honestly is a new thing to me) But I went shopping and found three neww things that are going to help me in the fall/winter season. I got a very good deal at ross so that defidently helped me get even more excited about what I was buying. I bought be two dressy long shits, and a grey/black stripped dress that's very comfortable.
But I will post a few pictures that I like of myself.

Basically week 13 and 14 went too fast and I have been trying to get used to sleeping on my back or sides from now on because I know it's easier if I get used to it now and prepare myself for the future.
Throughout these weeks I've notice smells don't bother me as much, and Im not as tired throughout the day, I can see I've gotten some more of that energy I've been missing and I've been doing much better with my daily chores.

I must keep thanking my amazing husband for being so sweet and patient with me each and every day. He has been so helpful and loveable. He knows that I have a hard time being in the kitchen so he has no problem going in there and making dinner almost all by himself. He is such a good husband. Baby Rudd and I are very lucky to have Chris in our lives.

Did I mention we find out the sex of our baby the week of THANKSGIVING :)

We are so happy