Tuesday, December 11, 2012

23 Weeks

Ok so I have gotten behind on this whole weekly bump update thing, but I swear I've had kind of a good reason. We have had some crazy stuff happen since my 20 week anatomy scan. Lets just say I left there in tears, by myself bc Gary was out of town and with the words "your body may be trying to miscarry, and there is nothing I can do" ringing in my head. This was a few days before Thanksgiving..and Gary was out of town for 10 days hunting. It was a mess. Without making a long story even longer the doctor saw a shortened cervix and a "developed" lower uterus. Which means that I've been having contractions which has caused my cervix to shorten. I went on bed rest and camped out at my moms until Gary came home. I drank tons of water...like 80+ ounces a day and really tried to not do too much. The plan was to come back in a week and measure it again and see if it had shortened more. When we went back the next week the Doctor took a look and said not only had it not shortened but it had actually increased in length a little and my uterus didn't look near as aggravated. PRAISE HIM!!
Seriously, I don't even want to think about what would have happen had it shown that it shortened. The doctor told us things looked much better and that my regular OB would keep an eye on it from here on out. I left there on cloud 9. You hear so many heart breaking stories about babies that are lost, I felt like for a week I was on the verge of living that nightmare. I kept saying over and over "you cant tell me that this baby that is kicking me, is healthy,  has a name, and hopes and dreams being made for him is just not going to make it and there is nothing you can do. I just refuse to believe that." I cried a lot and thank God had a great support system to help me with Davis while Gary was gone.

So here we are at 23 weeks with a healthy precious growing little baby boy. I still have the contractions but not near as much..I'm telling you, DRINK YOUR WATER. It has helped a ton. I probably have about 4 a day, they last about 30-45 secs and then fade away. As long as they don't get any worse we should be good. I'm still on a modified bed rest of sorts. Meaning I rest as much as I can with an almost 3 year old ;)

How Far Along: 23 weeks

Size of Baby: ummm....a grapefruit I think? 

Total Weight Gain: None yet...but I have gained a few since last update, I'm at 8 lbs from my pre preggo weight now

Gender: BOY! Walker Hanson

Movement: Yep! All day and night. He is an active little thing

Sleep: Awful. How am I already this uncomfortable???

Maternity Clothes: All maternity bottoms but the tops and tunics are a mix

Signs of Labor/Symptoms: refer to above.

Bellybutton: In

Cravings: Still love salads, and Ice cream...or milkshakes. I'm not picky ;)

I wanted to write this down so I remember it years from now...we have been talking a lot to Davis about baby Walker and when he gets here what it will be like, etc. He ask about 5 times a day to "see" baby Walker. He looks at my belly button and says "Oh! I see him!" then proceeds to take him out of my belly button and put his shoes on? Such a silly boy.

We are in the process of trying to sell our house and buying and renovating our new one....needless to say we have a lot on our plates. Prayers would be appreciated for a smooth rest of the pregnancy and smooth house selling, buying, renovating. My head spins just thinking about it all.


  1. Oh honey! I am so sorry to hear that you've been going through that, but glad to hear that things are looking up! I'm not sure how much I've shared with you about my pregnancy with Cole, but we went through a lot of the same stuff with Willis/Hume- shortening, lengthening, early contractions, and bedrest from 27 weeks on. It's so gut-wrenching to think that you have so little control over what is an otherwise healthy baby and pregnancy. If you need to chat or need anything at all, let me know! xo- Sarah

    1. Thank you sarah! We still need to go have a girls dinner :) that would be so nice!

  2. Love the update and the good news! I was so scared for you! I'm keeping the prayers up for you and sweet baby Walker!

    1. Thank you sweet friend! Your prayers and calls/text to check on me are so appreciated :)

  3. You look great! Congrats on this baby boy!!