The Hanson Fam

Sunday, March 14, 2010

finally an update!!!

Our new home in progress--we are thrilled to move out of our apt. come May!!!
31 weeks and FINALLY able to fit into my one pair of maternity pants-yee ha! Still can't wear maternity capris though.....not big enough yet

Yes, we are alive and well!!! No one would know because we've been M.I.A. from this here blog for some time. I must say, things have been a touch crazy these past few weeks for us. A couple weeks ago I started having contractions every 5 minutes for 4 days straight. Not good! I was put on bed rest for 5 days and then was cleared to go back to work. I'm now on what I call 'booty rest'. Basically I go to work and am on my booty all day long and then go home and do the same. It gets tiresome sitting around, but I'll do anything for our little girl. Any how, my body is all too sensitive right now and doing anything sets off contractions. I also decided not to head home to UT for my showers as well...BOO....but it's definitely the wise and comfortable decision for me and the babe.

As of now, I am seeing a high risk OB two times/week and my OB once/week. I have two stress tests, an ultra sound and any other test, shot, etc. they deem necessary weekly. This sounds awful, but truly it's a blessing. I'm so thankful for my Dr.'s and nurses here-they are GREAT!!! All in all, everything is looking up. This whole time the baby has been super healthy. It's just my body that is not cooperating. They think I contract because I'm so small, thus, my body is contracting so it can grow. Due to me being so small, I feel every contraction. Thus, I'm on meds that help my contractions to lessen and my body to relax. Thank the heavens because my contractions are a lot less intense now. I'm still contracting 1-4 times/hour, but that is 'normal' for me and will take place up until birth. I do, however, have to go off of my meds at 34 weeks and hope and pray this baby will not come shortly thereafter. We need her to bake until at least May!!!

Overall, I'm still loving pregnancy and am so blessed to be able to carry this baby. At 7.5 months, I'm finally looking prego, got major cankles for 3 days straight (thankfully caused from a lung steroid shot for baby-are back to normal again), fit into maternity pants for the first time and Trav and I can't believe it's almost time to have this little wiggler. Yeah, we are thrilled, but want her to stay put until May.

Lastly, we want to thank all of you for your support and prayers. These complications have been stressful, but we have been blessed and have felt so much support and love from so many of you. Thank you!!! It has truly meant the world to us.

12 comments:

Iverson Family said...

So glad you are doing so well now! I have experienced all that, so I know where you are coming from. Isn't it amazing what you will do and sacrafice for your baby! You are looking pretty stinkin' cute pregnant:) Oh and the house is awesome too!

p.sI found your blog...hope that is ok!

Kurt and Kristy said...

Yay!! Thanks for updating! And I can't believe you are 7.5 months and just now fitting into maternity clothes! Sick! And I love your house! Looks so nice! Can't wait to see more pics of it! I too am glad you're doing better! We will just keep praying she continues to stay in there and "bake!"

Brooke said...

Oh my.. 31 weeks and you look that great!? I look like that at 20 wks. I am so happy that the contractions turned out alright, and that are on booty rest .. rather than full bed rest, phew. Can't wait to see this little girl!! She's going to be beautiful!

Brooke said...

And.. congrats on your home! It's beautiful and I love that your house is spread far enough away from your neighbors!

Cade + Tosha said...

you're house looks so freakin cute! I can't believe you are that far along...you look so little! You guys are quite the cute little fam.

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

Where to start. First, I meant to tell you the other night that I love your hair. It looks great. Next, I can't believe how cute your baby bump is. I echo Kristy...really, just barely you're fitting into maternity clothes? do you know how much the rest of us would love that? :) I'm glad you're feeling better and things are under control. Hang in there. Lastly, awesome house. I know you will SURELY miss Hunter's Way. HA

Jared and Shelby said...

It was good to read the update. Selflessness as a mother definitely begins in pregnancy... if you've gotta sit on your booty, you've gotta sit on your booty. I was planning on the shower, so I'm glad you know what's best and are staying home. Wish you the best!

Andrea said...

So sad that you're not coming to ut so I can see your cute pregnant self, but so happy that you and the babe are doing well!! Love ya!

Angela Hanson said...

You're house is so cute!! I love it! I am also so so happy you and baby are doing well! Emery can't wait to have a little cuz!! Let us know if there is anything you need! Love you guys!

Matt and Jenny said...

Congrats on the house and congrats on the new little one almost here. I ran into Tiff the other day and we were talking about it and all I could say is "it is about time". You are so cute and tiny. I on the other hand gain extensive weight, but this last one I am at least losing it fast:0)
Congrats again!

K. Elizabeth said...

You house is sooo cute! I can't wait to come and stay in it. ;) And you look great! I love your baby bump even if it does look like you swallowed a basketball. I miss you and can't wait to meet this little girl.

The Young Family said...

Glad to see your update! You look so cute Prego and I hope things keep well with your baby girl!