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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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38 weeks

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 […]

37 weeks

37 weeks wintermelon

Size? winter melon  | 18.9″-20.9″ | 6.2-9.2lbs
How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain: well…7lbs have been gained since my last appointment! making it a total of 9lbs!

Maternity clothes? there is really only a few things that fit and are comfortable. dresses i have that i would think would still fit…nope. i really wear a handful of dresses/outfits.

Stretch marks? nothing new. 

Sleep: horrible. i guess i’m getting prepared for when the baby is here.

Best moment this week: i’d say we are fully prepared (physically…not mentally haha) for the baby. bags are packed, car seat is installed, names (i think) are decided…

Miss Anything? sleep!! also miss feeling good…not that i feel sick or anything, just the aches and pains that come along with the belly.

Movement: lots of movement still.

Food cravings: nothing new here. it’s been pretty hot that i actually don’t even feel like eating a big meal most nights. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: just beef. 

Gender: could be a boy, could be a girl!

Labor Signs: still having contractions and back pain has started with those now.

Symptoms: exhaustion.

Belly Button in or out? in 

Wedding rings on or off? haven’t tried my real one on in a while. wearing my fake one to work and out and about. 

Happy or Moody most of the time: i’d say moody. ready but not ready if you know what i mean.

Looking forward to: we have our softball pizza party tonight so it’ll be fun to have all our friends together one last time. also my childhood friends fiances bridal shower and bachelorette party is this weekend. it will be good to meet all her friends and family. really wish i could attend the bachelorette party though!! 

36 weeks

fall baby style

who else can say fall is their favorite season? safe to say it is mine! i love everything about it and now there there is a baby coming into the world in the fall i just had to take a peak of some of the […]

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36 weeks

36 weeks honeydew melon

Size? honeydew melon | 17.2″-18.7″ | 4.2-5.8lbs
How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: 2lbs

Maternity clothes? i have been living in dresses and my maternity athletic shorts from old navy.

Stretch marks? no new ones lately. 

Sleep: what a week. i had probably the worst night sleep and best night sleep in months both this week. i started sleeping with my head up more (on two pillows) and it has helped my back pain a lot.

Best moment this week: my friend schauf came to visit this week with her son braxton. it’s so weird how our conversation has changed… it was all baby talk! 

Miss Anything? i’ve said this a 100 times, but i miss feeling normal, and boy do i miss having a drink… the wedding this past weekend was a lot of fun but i can only imagine how much more fun it would have been if i could have had a few drinks and danced the night away.

Movement: lots of kicks! nick got ‘kicked in the head’ the other night and we both thought that was pretty cool! 

Food cravings: nothing crazy, still love mt. dew and pepsi

Anything making you queasy or sick: nick mentioned having burgers the other night…no way. can’t believe i’ve gone all summer without a hamburger…am i american?? 

Gender: really thinking it’s a boy…. think we may have decided on a girls name so that’s a plus!

Labor Signs: i have been having some cramping and weird feelings throughout the day so of course i googled it and looks to me like it could be the start of some contractions!

Symptoms: tired every once in a while

Belly Button in or out? in (but shallow) and kinda creepy

Wedding rings on or off? real one off…fake one on. 

Happy or Moody most of the time: i’d say i’m starting to be a the moody side…

Looking forward to: i don’t know if i have ever put ‘having the baby’ here! we are very anxious to find out a few things…the sex, determine a final name, and to see who it will look like!! (still praying it looks just like nick!)

35 weeks




35 weeks

Size? coconut | 17.2″-18.7″ | 4.2-5.8lbs How far along? 35 weeks Total weight gain: up a pound and a half. so two pounds total Maternity clothes? figured out my ‘rubbing’ problem. there was never a rash or anything on my skin so i asked my […]