Friday, February 18, 2011

a holly story

My mom calls my stories- "Holly Stories". They are usually amusing/funny. This is a Holly Story.

I was visiting a sister in our ward- We'll call her "Sister :)"... She was excited that I came to see her.
She told me, "You have a really great husband."
"Really?" I said, "What makes you say that?"
"He was my angel the other day. I was slipping and sliding all over the parking lot and out of nowhere I hear 'SISTER :)' and he was running over to me. He took my bags and held my arm like I was a little old lady. He helped me cross the parking lot safely. I really thought I was going to fall, and I said a little prayer asking for help and there was your husband!"
"Aw, that is really sweet. I'm glad he helped you," I replied- smiling.

Little did she know, and I sure as heck wasn't going to tell her what you're going to read next...

We arrived at church. The parking lot was a sheet of black ice. They had not salted. I got out of the car and nearly slipped and fell. I was unbucking Carter and Brian was getting Parker-- and I saw Sister :) struggling to cross the parking lot. I looked at Brian and said, "Hurry. Sister :) is seriously going to fall. Go help her." And off he ran.

I guess the saying IS true: Behind every good man, is a great woman. ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

results: glucose tolerance test

The Results are IN:
with a 118.
The level has to be under 130.

I could not possibly be happier.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2nd OB appointment

I had my second OB appointment today. The one EVERYONE looks forward to going to. ;)

I had the lovely privilege to drink the 1hr glucose drink thanks to my boarderline GD with Parker. Fingers crossed I passed (although, I have NEVER passed the 1hr- ever).

I was weighed and I have lost 12 lbs since my last appointment 4 weeks ago! :) I have really been cautious about what I have been eating and it has really paid off!

After the exam, they were trying to find the heartbeat with the doppler-- of course with my little extra padding- they couldn't find it. She sent me to sono just to be sure everything was okay.

165 bpm! :) And everything looks great. Baby was measuring more toward my original EDC (8/23) but they will prob just keep my due date 8/31 which is fine. She said my uterus is pretty high already( at my belly button)-- my boys were always really low, so this is a change.
^What a cute little baby!!! :)

She did a 3d just for fun. Here he/she is:
(check out those scrawny little arms and legs!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

notes I took during Carter's labor

Ok, so I didn't take ANY notes during Carter's labor... I just didn't have time!!

So I want to share the things I read and re-read to gear me up for my VBAC.

Stand in the Rain by Superchick
So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it's all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won't drown
And one day, whats lost can be found
You stand in the rain

Tunnel by Third Day
I won't pretend to know what you're thinking
I can't begin to know what you're going through
I won't deny the pain that you're feeling
But I'm gonna try and give a little hope to you

Just remember what I've told you
There's so much you're living for

There's a light at the end of this tunnel
There's a light at the end of this tunnel
For you, for you
There's a light at the end of this tunnel
Shinin' bright at the end of this tunnel
For you, for you

So keep holdin' on

You've got your disappointments and sorrows
You ought to share the weight of that load with me
Then you will find that the light of tomorrow
It brings a new life for your eyes to see

Proud by Heather Small
I look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind
I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I'm on my way
Can't stop me now
And you can do the same (yeah)

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom

Birth Affirmations

I am calm and face my labor calmly

My body knows how to give birth and I will let it

I am strong and I can let my contractions be strong

My baby will be born easily at the right time

I am proud of my body

I am able to make the best possible choices for a healthy, joyful birth

I trust my body to labor smoothly and efficiently

My pelvis is releasing and opening, as have those of countless women before me

I can say no and still be respected

I feel the love of those supporting me

I choose thoughts and beliefs that strengthen me

I am in control of my mind, my body and my choices

I take responsibility for my choices

Childbirth is a normal, healthy event

I fully feel the force of new life within me

The power of birth strengthens me, my child and my partner

I trust my body to labor smoothly and efficiently

Labor only demands from me the strength I possess

I have the energy and stamina to birth my baby

My Body knows how to have this baby just as my body knew how to grow this baby

I am ready and prepared for childbirth

Each contraction produces a healthy, positive pain that I can handle

I will be holding my baby soon.