Monday, December 21, 2015

Kelsey Capri is here!

Wednesday December 2nd: Well it looks like we'll be heading to the hospital tomorrow I will call labor and delivery 6 a.m. to see if they have a spot for us for induction! Super nervous / anxious over here. Dan is at the hospital visiting his dad who has been in the hospital for the last week since Sunday when we're at Beth's house for Thanksgiving he exhibited signs of a stroke he has been in the hospital ever since trying to get his heart rate under control.

I'm going to try and take a bath tonight to relax a little and hope to get a good night's sleep before tomorrow I highly doubt that will happen I'm so nervous I hope everything goes well.

Thursday December 3rd: Called labor and delivery at 6 they told me they had a spot for me and to come in at 7:15 AM. We dropped the boys off at Alicia's and took one last picture before heading to the hospital. Man it is so weird entering the hospital with all of our stuff without being actually in labor like the last pregnancies, weird doesn't even describe it!  We were checked in and in our room within minutes the nurse came in and hooked me up to an IV and I got me all registered about 10 minutes later my doctor arrived and she checked me I was already at 4 centimeters and started the induction which entailed only rupturing my water which to my surprise didn't hurt at all, after I got all hooked up to the heart rate monitor and they started the pitocin drip I started having contractions around 9-930. Not knowing how long this laboring was going to take I decided to get up and walk around we took two walks down the length of the hallway and got back to the room where we met the nurse at this point the contractions were coming one minute apart and I was in a lot of pain the nurse told me if I was going to get an epidural now would be the time! About five minutes later the anesthesiologist came in and started putting the epidural in after about 15 to 20 minutes it was in and she had given me the numbing agent but not yet hooked up the epidural medication when I started having the urge to push so the nurse called for my doctor who arrived just in time for me to push baby Kelsey out in two contractions. 

Kelsey Capri Fredrickson was born at 11:14 a.m. weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces 19 and a half inches long she had some bruising on her face but overall was healthy baby girl!

After (the golden hour) as the hospital calls it. Which is where we are given time to nurse and bond with baby alone in delivery room, our nurse came in and weighed and measured her. Them we headed to our postpartum room upstairs.  

We had several visitors that day the first being Caiden and Connor of course. Along with Alicia and her crew, next was Grandma Fran, Beth and Jordan and their kids and finally my parents Jen and Miranda. 

The boys showed up with flowers in pink shirts and they were so excited to meet their baby sister Caiden was in love and Connor was kind of scared because she was crying when it was loud. 

We had two other visitors the following day Agatha & Maritza and her kids and we finally got out of the hospital Saturday December 5th. 

We are so thankful for all the visitors and the gifts they brought for us!! Love!! 

I was very impressed with the hospital and nursing staff they were so on top of things and we has a very pleasant expirience!! 

39 weeks

Went to my 39 week appt. Saw the ob dr bc my midwife was off this week for thanksgiving. Ugh.

Still 3cm 60-70% effaced

I discussed with her my concerns with my past labor expirience with Connors being super fast and chaotic with making sure the boys had childcare. She said my cervix is favorable for induction. So we scheduled that for Thursday this week.

Hoping she decided to come on her own before then but if not so excited to know we will meet her soon!

My last weigh on was 219. So overall gain of 30 lbs.

Friday, November 27, 2015

38 weeks -spaghetti squash

This week's appt I gained 2 lbs from last week! Lol

Still at 3 cm dilated and 60% effaced so no progress really. Which is kinda disappointing but I haven't felt any Braxton hicks all week or pressure si I guess I can't complain. 

Caiden's birthday was on sunday so I think I was holding back. But clearly she is comfy in there.

I have been so hormonal, going from laughing to sobbing in a minute. Which thankfully hasn't been the norm up until recently. I'm not sure the reason.

My next appt is Monday I'm hoping for more progress, but if not I just need to be patient because waiting on a girl apparently starts in the womb! Lol.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

36 weeks - cantalope

This week snuck up on me.  I had my 36 week appt today, my Dr said I am 2.5cm and 50 % effaced.  Almost exactly where I was at this stage with connor. It will be interesting to see if she decides to come sooner or later like her big bro.

Everyone is getting more excited to meet this little one. Caiden initially wanted her to come on his birthday as a present. but has since changed his mind and said the 21st would be ok. Connor said he wasn't ready for a sister, but is excited to play with her, and he prays for her almost every night.  Dan can't believe he is going to be a father of 3 kids.

I am so blessed to have made it this far it has been a great pregnancy and I am as anxious as ever to finally meet the little girl I have shared so much with the past 9 months. I am nervous that im due for something to go wrong or need a csection or something but I pray that a it's going to be fine. That's all I can do.

I think total this pregnancy I have gain 28lbs which is good. I really thought I would have continued to workout more with this pregnancy but it was just not in the cards. Taking care of a house and 2 kiddos is more physical work that you expect when you wake up tired and fatigue. Lol So needless to say I am so eager to get back to the gym and go to zumba, piyo and spin again I miss it so much! It had become such a big part of my life in the last year before getting pregnant I found that I am able to reconnect with myself when I am there and get the nessesary "me time" I need to be a better mom. I know it is going to be hard to find the time to work it back into the schedule with 3 kids in tow but I am optimistic because I know I need it.

Friday, October 23, 2015

33 weeks -pineapple

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +23 lbs
Maternity clothes: yes
Have you told family and friends?yes
Have you started to show yet? Yes
Sleep: pretty good, so thankful for my pillow
Best moment this week: the boys are praying for their baby sister to get big enough so she can play with them.
Miss Anything? Wine sushi, zumba!!
Movement: lots Esp at story time at night.
Food cravings: candy,
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks here and there
Symptoms: lots of bladder problems, some hip pain at night,
Major purchases this week?  none

This week I am feeling good. I have been getting lots if comments on my size but I have to remember none of my family has seen me go through a pregnancy from start to finish before so they don't know what to expect. I am kinda bummed that my butt is getting so big. But I can't be surprised I haven't exercised in months and I am having a hard time controlling my cravings for sweets. :/ I'm looking forward to getting back to the gym! I miss zumba and piyo and spin so much!! My Me time...
My 30 week appt the baby was measuring 3 weeks ahead. And 32 week appt was 2 weeks ahead. So it will be interesting to see if she is continuing that pattern next week appt, like her brothers. They haven't said if I will have a 3rd trimester u/s yet, I really hope so. My BP has been fantastic and weight is in normal range. All things to be happy about.

23 weeks- mango

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 9 lbs
Maternity clothes: yes and lots of skirts and yoga pants
Have you started to show yet? Oh yea
Sleep: not great, starting to get uncomfortable
Best moment this week: started unpacking baby girl clothes into nursery closet.
Miss Anything? Wine
Movement: lots lots
Food cravings: sweets anything
Anything making you queasy or sick? Naw
Gender prediction: girl
Labor Signs: some Braxton Hicks
Symptoms: major fatigued by end of the day.
Major purchases this week? Maternity clothes and baby girl clothes!#

It's totally weird to see pink in the closet. So thankful for my neighbor pam who has be sending  over boxes of baby girl clothes for us!#

Monday, July 27, 2015

20 weeks- banana

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs 
Maternity clothes: yes this week I cracked into the bin of old, faded, worn out clothes.
Have you started to show yet? Yes
Sleep: decent
Best moment this week: feeling baby kick during the Jason Aldean & Kenny Chesney concert and our on our trip to boston.
Miss Anything? Wine, sleep on my back
Movement: lots at night in the car and after sweets.
Food cravings: candy and confections
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Gender prediction: we know you are a girl!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: ligament pain, and in legs

Between last 2 weeks it was pretty exciting for us!

We had our ultrasound and that went well, it was Dans first appt and the baby was breach so was very easy to see head and watch movements. It was a first for us to be able to see a baby chewing in there, which was pretty funny. We decided not to find out the gender at the us appt and have her put it in an envelope instead. 
That week I prepared everything we needed for out gender reveal party and had a friend fill a baseball pinyata for us with either pink or blue candy and confetti.

That Saturday we headed to the concert with cousin Allison and had a great time. I am super astonished at my energy level that night!

Sunday was the day of the big party. We had tons of help setting up from everyone and I am very greatful for that! Dan enjoyed smoking a couple pork butts all day for the event and our food was amazing complete with pulled pork bar, sliders, nachos and tacos with toppings . Cole slaw, and fresh fruit, potato salad and baked beans. To my surprise mt neighbor made a fantastic cake for the party and blew us away. After we all ate we had the kids take a wacky at the pinyata until Dan finally took over and busted open and surprise it's a girl!! Pink shit all over the floor! We had everyone take a vote when they arrived and the majority of people were right. It was a fun but very exhausting day. So glad we had so many if our friends and family were able to come and celebrate this baby with us!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

18 weeks -bell pepper

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 184 lbs
Maternity clothes: not yet most clothes pants are getting tight.
Have you told family and friends?yes.
Have you started to show yet? Yes.
Sleep: been good but lots of tossing.
Best moment this week: 8 week appt got to hear baby's heartbeat and it was strong.
Miss Anything? Running oddly enough
Movement: yes!
Food cravings: pickles & bloody marys
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Gender prediction: girl
Labor Signs:none
Symptoms: tired, hip pain, sciatic pain

Took connor to see inside out movie. I cried 2x during the movie. Lol so I'm a little emotional than usual. 

Started feeling baby kick sometime between 16 weeks and now. I feel baby move alot now. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

14 weeks -lemon

How far along? 14 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs, 181 lbs
Maternity clothes: none yet
Have you told family and friends? yes and surprisingly random ppl who haven't heard yet.
Have you started to show yet? Tiny bump more clear at night.
Sleep: crappy
Best moment this week: feeling baby roll.
Miss Anything? Wine & weird cheeses
Movement: felt baby roll
Food cravings: ice cream still and fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Cooked chicken
Gender prediction: boy
Symptoms: crabby!! Short patience.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

12 weeks- plum

12 weeks

How far along? 12 weeks 
Total weight gain/loss: 181 lbs
Maternity clothes: no
Have you told family and friends? Pretty much everyone knows 
Have you started to show yet? Tiny bump can't tell if I popped yet or if I'm just getting fat from all the dessert I am eating 
Sleep: pretty good
Best moment this week: everyone noticing I'm pregnant 
Miss Anything? Drinks 
Movement: none
Food cravings: ice cream and dairy
Anything making you queasy or sick? None
Gender prediction: boy 
Labor Signs: none
Symptoms: fatigued, bladder, unfocused, 
Exercise: none besides mowing the lawn and walking around the house a ton. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

11 weeks - fig

How far along? 11 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs 
Maternity clothes: none, bit have been online browsing 
Have you told family and friends? YES, FINALLY!! 
Have you started to show yet? Yea most just bloat.. haha and my Nutella baby 
Sleep: eh, been having to wake up to pee way too often. 
Best moment this week: telling everyone the news!! 
Miss Anything? Beef sticks
Movement: no
Food cravings: Nutella on bananas, 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Dark chocolate, coffee
Gender prediction: boy
Symptoms: fatigued, tired, exhausted,  crabby

We are so excited to get the news out to everyone and glad everyone us just as excited as we are to be adding to our family. 

I can't wait to be out of the first trimester and get to the best part of being pregnant. 

This third child business is serious stuff. The other two kids are easy going but just doing everyday stuff is exhausting for me, sorry kids we will take that bike ride next trimester.. lol.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

10 weeks- kumquat

How far along? 10 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 178 lbs 
Maternity clothes: nope
Have you told family and friends? Nope
Have you started to show yet? Nope
Sleep: horrible
Best moment this week: heard babies hb!!
Miss Anything? Sushi
Movement: nope
Food cravings: watermelon and papaya, ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick? Garlic, fridge, meat,
Gender prediction: boy
Labor Signs: n op e
Symptoms: sick, nausea, gas, forgetfulnes, unfocused, not hungry.

We got to hear babies heartbeat at my appt today!! Woo hoo! So excited that he/ $he is still in there!! Excited to finally get the word out to friends and family!

9 weeks- grape

How far along? 9 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 183 lbs
Maternity clothes: none
Have you told family and friends?Not yet
Have you started to show yet? Not yet
Sleep: easy going
Best moment this week: first appt!!
Miss Anything? Lunchmeat
Movement: none yet
Food cravings: carbs!!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Raw meat and cheese
Gender prediction: girl
Labor Signs: not
Symptoms: gas, nausea,

Finally got to go to my appt with obgyn, it had been so long since last time I practically had forgotten how it goes. I had connor with me which made it more interesting and we found out it was too early to hear a hb so I had to rescheduled to 10 weeks for that. Got my blood work done and it all check out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7 Weeks- blueberry

How far along? 7 weeks - blueberry
Total weight gain/loss: 5 lbs
Maternity clothes: not yet
Have you told family and friends? Nope
Have you started to show yet? If by show you mean extreme bloat by 6pm then yes.
Sleep: good enough
Best moment this week: satisfying my deviled egg craving with potato salad... close enough.
Miss Anything? Disarona on the rocks
Movement: none
Food cravings: deviled eggs,
Anything making you queasy or sick? The extreme garlic smell that is my fridge once again :/ & raw meat and onions
Gender prediction: boy
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: fatigued, bladder pressure, emotional,
Major purchases this week?  none.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

6weeks- pea

How far along? 6 weeks -pea
Total weight gain/loss: ?
Maternity clothes: not yet
Have you told family and friends? Not yet
Have you started to show yet? Don't think so
Sleep: pretty good
Best moment this week: cleaned the fridge & got rid of the terrible smell that came from it.
Miss Anything? Caffeine
Movement: none
Food cravings: ice cream cereal, and fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick? The fridge, garlic, meat
Gender prediction: girl
Labor Signs: none
Symptoms: gas
Major purchases this week?  none

This week had lots of nausea and fatigue. It came and went so I was able to go to spin once and a few bike rides hopefully to offset the amount of food I was craving.

I don't think I told anyone about my pregnancy this week which I'm pretty proud of because I was surrounded by neighbors and family alot this week.

Continuing to pray for sticky thoughts for this baby to hang in there a few more weeks. My first ob appt is the week after next obviously I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We're Pregnant!!

Yes, we were successful in conceiving Baby Freddy #3. We tried for two months unsuccessfully then to our surprise month three we got lucky.

I found out the morning of April 1st. Took a digital test first thing and didn't check it till naptime same day. To my surprise it read pregnant. Immediately I took another which also read pregnant. I thought for sure it was an April fools day joke. Lol so I waited another day and it was still positive.

I decided to wait till that Sunday " Easter" to tell hubby.

I planned on hiding an Easter basket for him to find with the positve test and this paper:

I decided to give him it on Saturday instead. The kids wore their new shirts I made for them also.

5 weeks- Chia seed

How far along? 5 weeks ,
Total weight gain/loss: 180 lbs
Maternity clothes: none yet, thankfully
Have you told family and friends? No, waiting till after our first appt.
Have you started to show yet? Don't think so
Sleep: horrible! Hot, then turning over contantly. 
Exercise: I was able to go to spin class once this week and did well.
Best moment this week: being able to stay awake during nap time to watch my shows..
Miss Anything? Wine.
Movement: none yet.
Food cravings: fruit, peanut butter and eggs,
Anything making you queasy or sick? The fridge, and garlic, meat
Gender prediction: girl
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: fatigued, queasy, tired,
Major purchases this week?  none.

Still in shock that we are going to have another child. I am hoping to continue to go to spin, add some yoga classes and walking each week. I am really struggling with not telling people. But since we had such great pregnancies before I am also super worried we are due for a terrible one.