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4.16.2009

Morning Update

I have just a couple minutes for a quick update, in between contractions!  We're here, we checked in last night around 7pm and the fun has already begun.  By, "fun" I mean all the perks of labor :) I'm hanging in there right now, breathing through contractions and waiting for a good time to get an epidural.  Don't want it too early to slow anything down, but I definitely want it the second it seems ideal!!  I have so much pressure on my lower back from this little girl :) 

Last night was not a great night.  The drug I was on worked well, but the sleeping pill they gave me made me very nauseous and dizzy.  I  didn't sleep very much at all and I spent this morning vomiting from 5-8 am, but that is better now with a little zophran.  They broke my water and have started pitocin and I already hate contractions.  But I can't wait to have Ava here soon!  Enjoy some pictures from yesterday, thank you for your prayers!  

Here I am with my night nurse, Jessica, whom I love already!  She told me my stomach was tiny and I was all baby...I loved her immediately!  She's taking great care of me and of Ava.
And here is the Daddy-to-be, trying to figure out his place in our room and trying to digest all that is about to happen.




one last meal........

18 comments:

Kaycee said...

Okay, I am coming out of lurk-dom to say I am having sympathy for you with the pitocin! I hated it with my little girl!

Excited for you and your hubby and little Ava though! Hang in there, you will get to meet her SOON! :)

petrii said...

Stephanie,
Oh girl, I am praying for you and Travis and that sweet baby Ava. You hang in there ~~ can't wait to see more pics!! You and Travis are so cute. You inspire me and uplift me sweet one.

Blessings to you this wonderful Friday,
Dawn

Jordan said...

Awww you're that much closer to seeing Ava!! =]

Jay & Leta Palmer said...

praying for you! can't wait to see here and I can feel the excitement all the way here in VA! :) Come Ava come! :)

Miz Jean said...

Once I got my epidural, I made a LOT of progress. I think I was just too busy "fighting" contractions and not letting them do their important work. You are doing great! Can't wait to hear the good news!

tapango1 said...

i tok zophran three times a day though my WHOLE pregnancy with jack :) 63 dollars a day!

hang in there,mama!

oh and its never to early for the epi!!!

MELISSA said...

your nurse is right, you are all baby! what a cute little baby bump you have!!!

and im getting excited to read about and see baby ava very soon!

DramaCity said...

Wow...you are so cute and tiny for sure!!!
I'll be praying for a smooth delivery of baby AVA!! Congrats and remember to enjoy every minute!! (Trust me..they go by fast!)

Anonymous said...

Love the diaper bag! :o) That's a super cute picture of you too. Jenny

AmandaHoyt said...

Praying that things are going well!
Hugs,
Amanda

Katie Spinks said...

this is so exciting - can't wait to hear she is here - praying for you!

Heather said...

I have been praying this morning! Hope you are making progress and can't wait to see that sweet little face!

on the Rhoads of life said...

Hope all goes well! Praying for you down in Texas!

XOXO-
Sarah

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my gosh!!! I pulled it up & saw you in a Hospital bed.... HOLY COW... this is it!!!

Praying for you & Ava!!!

Faith said...

Still praying! I hope you are holding her in your arms by now =) Can't wait to see her sweet face!

Danielle said...

Been a lurker since the beginning. I'm so excited that today is the day to meet your precious baby girl. Being the mother of 2 girls myself there is nothing better. Can't wait to meet Baby Ava. My prayers are with you all.

Kendra said...

Praying!!

Cari said...

I am a long time lurker and I just checked your page and so the photo of Ava from twitter! She's beautiful :) Congratulations to you all and God Bless!