Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Monday, November 26, 2007

I want to give a quick shout-out to my fabulous husband! I am so proud of him! He has taken all four sections of the CPA exam! But the shout-out is mostly to announce that he has PASSED three of those sections. We just found out about the third one today. He has been very worried since he took it October 6. It was one of the hardest sections and he wasn't sure he passed. But he did. SO, now we just have to wait to hear about the Regulation section that he took on Saturday. He doesn't think he did so well on that one...cross your fingers!
And here's an update on me: I'm still pregnant. SO, SO pregnant! On Saturday I actually had contractions start at 3:30 pm. By 8:30 when they hadn't stopped and were getting closer together, I called the doc and he said to come in. They hooked me up to the monitors and we could see the contractions on the screen every 5 or 6 minutes (they were closer together when I was up and walking). So they checked me and...I AM STILL AT 1 CM DILATION! STILL! So they let me get up and walk and had me on the monitors for a few more hours and I was still having regular, hard contractions, so they checked me again at 12:30...and no change. None. I was so worn out from having contractions all day that they gave me some Ambien. I could totally get addicted to that stuff! It's fantastic! But, when I woke up at 5:30 my contractions had stopped completely. I got up and walked some more but they never picked back up. When the doc came in at 7 am and checked me I was still just a 1. So I got sent home with no baby. It was depressing to say the least. All that pain for NOTHING! I was pretty upset when we got home. I was really worried that I'm going to keep going through this and then end up with another c-section! I want to avoid that if at all possible. It took a ton of pitocin to get me to dilate when I had Cam (you remember my 29 hour, completely pitocin induced labor, right?), and they try not to give VBAC moms pitocin unless absolutely necessary. But, I still have 9 days until my due date so there's still time for things to change. And I've actually been feeling pretty great since I got home Sunday morning. So much so that I mopped my floors, did laundry, and cleaned my house this morning!
Anyway, that's it for us!

6 comments:

The "Airborne" Kilgores said...

Congrats to Chase...and yes we will keep our fingers crossed for him until he hears back about the other exams!

I totally empathize with you Anna. I was so spoiled with having Zach 5 weeks early that with Ty I was READY to have him by week 35....and actually went 40 full weeks. It was torturous to be READY that entire time......and not even be dilated.

But rest assured, Ma K is on her way there and chances are once she gets there and everything is in place, baby will comply !!!!! You won't be pregnant forever. You will have her one day soon!

Prayers and hugs are being sent your way! Hang in there

Sara Kilgore said...

Congrats Chase, having been there, I don't envy you at all.

Anna, unfortunately I cannot relate at all to what little Miss Sophia is doing to you, or not doing to, as the case may be. Hopefully when she does decide to make her grand entrance, she'll cooperate with the delivery process.

I LOVE the nesting phase. You are so productive. I could use a bit of that right now!

Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

ANNA I am so proud of you for all the cleaning! That is VERY imPRESSIVE! I also just want to re-apolagize for making you watch my daughter when you were in pain!! hah you are the best!
I hope and pray for little Sophia to come soon! That just sucks they sent you home, I would have somehow faked those contractions!

Pooh said...

Yeah, we did that at 37 weeks with Hudson. And at 39 weeks. Hope Sophie doesn't make you do it the second time. And well, then you know what happened at 41 weeks with Hudson. I doubt your doc will let you get that far, though. Hopefully, Sophia's just waiting for Grandma to arrive...

Sara said...

Yeah for Chase! Not like I had any doubt...he's a smart guy. Hang in there, Sophia will come soon. Oh, and watch for a fun package that's coming!

Chris and Sarah Wise said...

Hey, if you're in the nesting stage you can come clean my house, too:) J/K, at least you'll have a clean house when the baby comes! I'm sorry that this process has been so frustrating! I can't even imagine. I was going nuts at 37 weeks and had Maison 10 days early...