Friday, June 24, 2011

Ready? Um, Yes.

Wellllll I'm 41 1/2 weeks pregnant!  I really thought I'd be cuddling my new baby by now, but he is just not quite ready to leave his comfy little home :). I know a lot of you have been asking how I am and if we haven't gotten back to you all-- please forgive me!  We're all doing great.  Really :) 

My goal this entire pregnancy has been to have a completely different experience than we did with Westin.  We could not be more in love with our sweet 2-year-old, but it is probably no secret that I did not enjoy that pregnancy or delivery!  My pregnancy was a little on the stressful side-- Kreg & I had been married for 4 months when I took a positive pregnancy test... we were both in school full-time and working nearly full-time and had made plans for grad school and the like.  I was also a long way from my mama with NO idea what I was doing.  As excited as we were and as blessed as we felt, it was stressful!  I ended up with high blood pressure which I am convinced was a result of the fact that the last month of my pregnancy I was trying to take finals, graduate, and get ready to move to Colorado.  I was just slightly stressed :) We ended up being induced at 38 weeks which made for a difficult labor.  I was set on having a natural birth with no epidural-- which is difficult to do with drugs like pitocin and a body that is just not quite ready.  I'm very proud to say I did do all 22 hours with no epidural & pretty horrible back labor, but I wish the entire experience had been a little different! Let me just say again how in love I am with my son & how thankful I am that we all made it through safe & healthy.

All that being said, I was convinced this pregnancy would be different!  And it has! I'm so blessed to be a stay-at-home mommy this time around, to be settled in our home, our marriage, and our family, to have a little experience under my belt, and to have such great support from my husband, my mom, my fantastic midwife, and two very talented chiropractors.  I am content to wait for this little boy & my body to be ready to work together for an easier labor. I've said that all along and now I am just spending each day reminding myself of that fact :) I am content to wait.  My blood pressure has been perfect from day 1, even though I have carried this little boy over 3 weeks longer than Westin, I have gained 10 less pounds, which I think has contributed to my overall comfort, I have had very little, if any swelling, which I have been so thankful for!  

Everyone has been so great about keeping me busy over the past 9 days and helping me keep a positive focus.  I've really enjoyed the little treats Kreg brings home, the pedicures, shopping, and constant walking that my sisters put me through :), girls nights & movie nights and splurging on our eating out just so I don't have to cook in my hot kitchen.  I am so incredibly blessed and I have not forgotten that!  What is a couple extra weeks when I've been waiting so many months to meet our precious little Tucker Kreg?  

I have been delighted by this verse over the past few days: "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9  I'm just thankful for the simple reminder that I am not in control, have never been in control, but I know who is and am 100% convinced that His timing is always more perfect than mine. 

All that being said, thank you all so much for your prayers, your thoughts, and your kindness!  I know we're getting closer every minute!  Specifically, please keep me in your prayers as I seem to be fighting a sinus infection... great timing, right? :) I'm taking all my vitamins and drinking my tea and hoping this will be the last day of feeling yucky!    


  1. So glad to read this update. I have been checking regularly the last couple of weeks, knowing this was around the time of your due date.

    Praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby and momma!

    Don't forget to post pictures on your blog of little Tucker...looking foward to "meeting" him.

  2. Keleigh! I've enjoyed reading Tucker's birth story and this preceding post :) It sounds like things are going much better this time around. So happy to hear it and I'm glad your family is doing so well. Sending love and prayers your way!

  3. So I am super late in reading this, as we know I am an AWFUL blogger :)
    However, Keleigh our stories about our first pregnancies are so similar in a lot of ways. We also were married 4 months when took a positive pregnancy test, not prepared yet super excited and scared. Also gained so much more. However, Ella was induced but late. Wow induction was a rough way to go. Hoping this little girl comes on her own.