Thursday, May 24, 2012

Updates on things that happened during end of pregnancy, might be too much detail so read at your own risk.

I have decided to write just a few things that have happened leading up to the delivery of Rayne, some of them are kind of probably too much information but it might be of some importance some day or to someone. I know how many times I googled gross sounding things throughout pregnancy because I wondered if it was leading to something or if it was something I should take notice of. So if this isn't to any importance to me later or to Rayne later than hopefully it will help out someone who just needs to know that it's normal...anyways here goes!

Thursday 5/3/12 Dr's apt. I was dilated to half a finger tip, had a thick mucus plug still and I don't think he mentioned her position, other than she was head down.

Thursday 5/10/12 Dr's apt. Dilated to 2 CM, 70% effaced and her head was at a 1. He said that I was doing great with no problems the whole time! All the tests have come back with good news and I have only ever swollen around my feet just slightly a few times.

Thursday 5/17/12 Dr's apt. Dilated to almost a 4, 70% effaced still and head still at a 1. He said it could be any day now and that I should try to not shoot for Friday or Saturday because he was going to be gone camping with his son. He said that it looked like everything was going to go very smoothly considering how things were progressing and that it should be an easy pregnancy.

That night I felt some cramping, which was normal, it would always get worse when I was about to go to bed. I went to the bathroom and saw a slightly bloody thing in there so I kind of freaked out and asked my mom to look at it haha she said it was most likely the mucus plug so I thought it would start with the labor pains and everything, but nothing happened after that at all. I have been losing the mucus plug a bit at a time I think, but it was never that color it was always a greenish...gross ...

Sunday 5/20/12 I went with my mom to see the solar eclipse and get something to eat as we were coming home I felt my abs tightening, I had been feeling this for months so it wasn't a big deal, but it seemed tighter than normal. I had always thought it was Rayne kicking around or like pushing her shins against my stomach, which now seems really dumb those were obviously my muscles, not hers! So I probably just started realizing that those muscles were mine a week or so before this. It wouldn't stop and lasted probably like 2 minutes and happened at least every hour for about 2 or 3 hours. I guess they were braxton hicks contractions because they didn't hurt, they were just uncomfortable because it felt like you were doing crunches while doing whatever you were doing at the same time.

I think that is all that has stood out really, I have an appointment today and he said he would strip the membrane so it might happen very soon.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Growing Rayne

Here we are, 39 weeks on Wednesday only 1 week to go...unless you come sooner, which is what i'm guessing. This time really has gone by so fast, but I know that I will always remember the little things that happened while you were in my belly. I will remind you of a few of these things too, like when daddy would kiss my belly and talk to you. Mostly all we said to you while you were in there was "when are you coming out?" and a lot of "Hey, baby Rayne"
We really can't wait to see you though and everyone I know can't wait either. Everyone is having dreams about what they think you will look like. I know you will be our perfect little Rayne and we will love you so much!

I have been having some tightening in my abs, probably just Braxton Hicks contractions...but it makes me think i'm so close! I'm really nervous and just unsure of what to expect in this whole situation, but we've made it this far and I know it will all be worth it.

I guess I just wanted to make this post so that you knew I was thinking about you all the time. I am already proud of you for being so strong and growing so perfectly. It's really incredible to create something and have everything work together with your body to grow a perfect little child.

We love you Rayne and we can't wait to see you. 

Here are a few pictures of how much you've grown ...31 weeks & 36 weeks

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

To: Rayne Annabella Roberts

You are now 26 weeks along, it's going by so fast. You are the size of a head of lettuce according to the internet and that's about how big my belly has gotten. You have been kicking like crazy this week and we can even see it sometimes. Last week you got to hear your daddy playing his guitar in a few shows, and I hope it wasn't too loud for you. I think I could tell what music you liked and which you didn't like by the way you kicked in there, but when the robots guide to living played you seemed to like it :) 

I am getting ready to take a trip to California this weekend so you will experience flying for the first time, please don't make me have to pee a lot, I hate using those tiny bathrooms. 

We are also going down to California for your baby shower in a couple of weeks, so get ready for lots of people you don't know yet talking to you and rubbing my belly. 

We are really excited to see how you are growing and love hearing your heartbeat at every doctor's appointment. 

Love, Your little family

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Don't forget to smile...

I have had a strange month, a lot of ups and downs. There is one thing that I know, I am growing ...I am becoming who I will be forever, and I'm pretty excited about it. I have learned one thing through this month that will always be true, you should never go a day without smiling.

I am one lucky girl to have a man who, even after a day when nothing goes right, can make me laugh and for even a brief moment make everything blissful and beautiful. I love this man so!

Smiling is important, more important than taking your vitamins and exercisng daily,even if it's just a simple smile when you randomly see something you enjoy looking at and know you will one day have.

I know I don't laugh as much as I used to, but I hope I will be able to get back to that, having fun without even trying....

<3 Lisha

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Life improvements....

I am finally figuring out who I want to be and what I picture my life as.
I need to start getting there. So I deceided to make a quick list of some things that will help me get there.

6 goals to reach by October 7th...

Wish me luck, and share any of your own goals with me so we can help motivate each other!

Oh, and P.S. I have lost about 3 pounds since cutting out soda! YAY!!

<3 Lish

Thursday, July 28, 2011


John, in a round about way,  has challenged me to stop drinking soda. At first I was like I'm not addicted to soda, I just like it so what's the harm?

But the more I think about it the more I wonder, would it be better if I stopped. If it was better for me than why wouldn't I try it?!
So I'm going to try it. It is going to be my little experiment...I'm even going to weigh myself and see if that changes because of taking out soda.

So I am going to be counting on these .....

As of now I have pretty dry skin, my hands are always dry and I hate it, so we will see if that is going to change during this process.

If anyone wants to join me and share our progress and results let me know!

& now I leave you with a song...this is the song for the day, at least for me.

<3 lisha


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