March 24, 2009

Labor and Delivery? Try the O.R.

Yes, you guessed it. Bristol Larue came 5 weeks early. I went in for a routine Dr.'s appointment, and they were so concerned about my blood pressure being at 158/108, that two hours later I was recieving a shot in the back and laying on....the operating table. Bristol was still breeched, so I had a C-Section. SCARY! Luckily, I didn't have any time to think about it, so I couldn't be too nervous, but my hands were shaking. Ty and my father in law gave me a sweet blessing right before which I thought about a lot as I could feel the doctors tugging and pulling at my body. BUT, to spare you the gory details, Bristol was born on March 16, 2009! She came out screaming, but has been thus far a very good baby. She spent 8 days in the NICU, but she finally came home today! TyRell and I feel so blessed and are so greatful for the many prayers in our behalf. Bristol is doing better than expected, which I'm confindent has much to do with the blessing that my Dad gave her along with Ty and my father in law soon after birth. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18.6 inches long. However, her current weight is 5 lbs. 14oz. and one nurse measured her as barely 18 in. long. So, a little controversy on her length, but over all she is a good sized babt for being 5 weeks early!

March 13, 2009

Bed Rest? YUCK!

SO, my last doctors appointment....not so fun. First, the lab technician tells me via ultra sound that little Bristol has nestled her head right under my ribcage. I thought it was her butt this whole time! So, just start praying she turns! Second, the lab tech informs me that I am at 35 weeks 5 days, but Bristol is measuring at 37 weeks and 2 days, and 6 lbs. 9 oz. She is a big baby already. So, the newest of news is that I will probably not carry full term, or else I'll have about a 10 lb. baby. EEEK! So, with this news I proceed to ask if a nurse can check my blood pressure. 158/98....too high! The doc rushed me up to labor and delivery for some monitoring, and because my blood pressure did not want to come down, I am now a permanent resident on the couch. SO FUN!!! NOT! Lets just hope that this doesn't last too much longer! I do have some good news, little Bristol has hair! YES! We could actually see it in the ultra sound!

March 5, 2009


Finally! Here are some much anticipated pictures of Hawaii...I know you have all been waiting...LOL! As flattering as some people may think that pregnant girls are in bathing suits, I must say that I was pretty camera shy, sorry. After a long flight, I had KANKLES....yes, true blue kankles. It was pretty ugly. However, Hawaii was a blast and I am so proud of Ty for working so hard last summer to earn the trip. He put in a lot of hours, and it paid off! The weather in Hawaii wasn't the greatest (rain every day) but we did get in some good beach time and had a blast at the PCP!