week no. 6


once again she didn’t get weighed or measured this week. i may have to go try to find our scale (or buy one) that is packed away in God only knows which box!

we brought here home in that outfit and it sure fits her better now! the headband is from linley…which is so perfect and adjustable so it will fit her at any age!

bailey jane busta

The night of Thursday, September 1 I started having contractions. I would have about 5-10 constant ones and then I wouldn’t have any for an hour, this went on all throughout the night. Causing not much sleep for me! The next morning, Friday, September 2, they had seemed to stop. Then noon hit and they came on strong again, this time they were less than 5 minutes apart and getting stronger. When nick got home from work that afternoon we called the doctor and they asked us to come in and they would check me. Our doctor was not working but we saw another doctor. She checked me and I was dilated 1 1/2 cm, she pushed around on my stomach feeling the position of the baby. Nick and I swear she sent me into labor. When we left the hospital I started to not feel good and the contractions were getting much more intense and closer together. We got home and waited until about 10:00 and called in explaining to them what I was feeling. They told us to come in and they would check me again. When we got there they checked me again I was still at 1 1/2cm. I sat in their whirlpool tub which helped my contraction pain immensely. Two hours later they checked me again and I hadn’t progressed any. They decided to send us home. When we got home the pain had tripled. We sat up the whole night, I was rocking back and forth on our exercise ball (which helped with the pain a little) and nick rubbed my back. I was really feeling like a baby that I could not handle the pain. Nick called the hospital again and they told us to come back in. This was around 4:00 in the morning. We got there and I got back into the tub which helped a little. I asked for some pain medicine and they gave me a shot of morphine which didn’t seem to help at all. Finally around noon I was dilated enough and got my epidural. Let me tell you I was a brand new woman once I got that. Nick and I got a little nap in and around 6:00 I was starting to feel pain again. I got another dose which helped for a few more hours. Dr. Harmsen checked me again and I was at 8cm, she then went in and broke my water. When she did that she found out that the baby had went to the bathroom inside of me. She said that sometimes babies do that if they are stressed. She also said that I would have to be on antibiotics for a few hours before I deliver, and that the baby would have to be on antibiotics for 48 hours after he/she is born. Around 9:40 the pain was so bad again I could barely take it. Nick went and got the doctor and nurses and they told me it was time to start pushing! I couldn’t believe it was finally time for that. About 40 minutes later at 10:22 we had a little baby in our arms! They did not say if it was a boy or girl when she came out. We had to look for ourselves! We were so convinced it was a boy that we could hardly believe that she was a girl! They asked us what her name was going to be and we couldn’t answer. We still couldn’t believe it was a girl! We were so set on our boy’s name we didn’t focus as much on the girl’s name. A few minutes later we settled on Bailey Jane Busta. She was born on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:22 weighing 7lbs 14oz and was 20” long. The instant love you feel is so powerful and indescribable. She has already been so spoiled and snuggled so much!

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a week of instagrams


these little socks are my nephews…passed on down to our babe. they are so stinkin little!


my cousin and his wife are due 5 days after nick and i. they know they are having a girl and my aunt had a baby shower for her the other day. she had a station to create headbands and this is what i came up with! she has so many cute ones, that little girls head will always be decorated!


addicted to freeze pops? yup!


i printed these large blueprints the other day for a massive house that was so fun to design!


nick and i went to the turkey valley football game the other night. they are 8 man… seems so different from when we were in high school.


fall decorations are in full swing in the busta household. can’t get enough of pumpkins! especially gray and white ones!


38 weeks

38 weeks pumpkin

Size? pumpkin | 18.9″-20.9″ | 6.2-9.2lbs
How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: down 1 1/2lbs so 7 1/2 total gained

Maternity clothes? dresses dresses dresses

Stretch marks? nothing new here

Sleep: miserable, horrible, uncomfortable… but then i’ll have a great night. very inconsistent. think my body is just preparing me for when the baby is here.

Best moment this week: mom and i got our nails done…love how girly i feel when they are done! also had supper with nick’s family & uncle bob who is home from kansas so that was fun! 

Miss Anything? sleep. and being able to sit like a normal human. the pain right under my bra line is really getting the best of me.

Movement: lots of movement, can tell it’s getting a little tighter in there. 

Food cravings: no cravings, no appetite really either. just so hot to eat. we have been eating freeze pops like crazy though! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: ground beef. nick has a steak last night and it looked so delicious. his dad had a ground sirloin and it looked horrible!

Gender: i’m a firm believer that it’s going to be a boy.

Labor Signs: having contractions, not every day but most days.

Symptoms: fatigue. i have this big knot in my back that acts up every time i sit…ready for that to go away. also prevents me from sleeping.

Belly Button in or out? right side is out! left side is in.

Wedding rings on or off? still have the fake one on. i can’t wait to wear my real one again. 

Happy or Moody most of the time: for sure moody. very ready and hormonal.

Looking forward to: the long weekend (i always have long weekends now since i work from home, but nick will be home an extra day!) our doctor also told us she is on call all weekend so if we wanted to come ‘visit’ her she’d love that ; )

37 weeks