Our little Princess Kenzie was born on May 18 at 8:55 in the morning. She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19.34 inches.
Back in April I was told that I had a complete Placenta Previa and I knew that I would have to have her at 37 weeks. I was also told that if I had any bleeding that I needed to go to the hospital right away because the CPP is very dangerous. It means that my placenta is covering the cervix and if the placenta was to be delivered first, it is very bad for baby. And any bleeding means I can be dialiating and that is a bad thing for me to go into labor on my own.
Anyway, I had 2 apts a week. An ultrasound on Tuesdays and a NST on Fridays. The ultrasound was to see if the placenta had moved so that I didn't need to have an ultrasound and the NST was to check her breathing. I loved being able to see her each Tuesday. The Placenta wasn't moving. Well, we scheduled a C-Section for May 21.
My last day at work was supposed to be May 15th but on May 10 I came home from work and I was just miserable. My feet were so swollen, my head hurt, I was having horrible cramping so Danny said that I was not going to go back to work. I was to stay home that week and rest. I am so glad that I have a store manager who was willing to let me off a few days early and co workers who covered my shifts. So I had a week of being bored at home resting. On Friday the 16th I went to the Dr. for my NST and I was having A LOT of contractions. I was not feeling them all but some. What was normally a 15 minute apt turned into over an hour as they were watching the contractions. Finally the Dr said that they were not consistant enough and let me go home. He said take it easy, don't go far from home and he hoped I made it to the 21.
Saturday the 17th- We had Hailey's last soccer games in the Valley. She had 3 games, 2 back to back and one a couple of hours later. I took her and then in between games we went to the mall. After soccer we went to Danny's parents for dinner. I had been feeling good that day. A little tired but not really having any contractions or cramping. Came home, cleaned the house a little and went to bed.
Sunday the 18th- I woke up at 6 went to the bathroom and there was some bleeding. I woke up Danny, I said I think we are having a baby today. He said ok. wake me up at 730. A few minutes later I went to the bathroom again and there was a lot more blood and a huge blood clot. I yelled for Danny and said, we don't have time to wait till 730, call your parents now. So he called his parents to come over. in the meantime, I am finishing packing my bag, making a list of things the girls need to do that day and trying not to freak out. Finally it was time to leave. We got to the hospital right after 7. I got checked in and soon I was in a labor room. Then I was getting IV's inserted and blood drawn. Next thing I know, Danny is getting scrubs on, I am in the OR getting a spinal block inserted and then I am laying down being cut open. It happened so fast. At 8:55 Kenzie Rashelle was born. She is perfect. She was born at 36 weeks 6 days.
Next week, we are going to Utah for 12 days.
Cody is getting married on Wednesday. Danny was not able to get almost 2 weeks off work and my parents are worried about me driving down alone with the girls since I am in the 3rd trimester now and all the "what ifs" that could happen. So my dad decided that he would fly up Monday night and drive us down on Tuesday. I am glad that he is able to come up. So we have the dinner on Tuesday night, Wednesday is the wedding and reception. Chelsea is a really nice girl. We are excited for them. Thursday I am planning on going to a friends house and we are going to craft and make some shirts for the baby and also some I am the big sister shirts for the older girls. Saturday I am going to pick up Danny from the airport and then we are going shopping. Sunday I think we are going to see Danny's family who is coming up from Orange County. Monday is Abbys birthday and we are going to a water park in Honeyville. Then the rest of the week is not planned. We will leave to come home On Saturday I think.
We are excited to see cousins and friends and to meet baby Dax. Happy that Chris and Jordan are able to come from Colorado. Danny and I are also going to look for areas we want to live in when we move. I am thinking that we are going to end up in West Haven since the girls got into a charter school in West Haven.
I know that this is late but for New Years, we were able to go to Utah for a week. We made 4 trips to Utah in 2013! It was awesome.
The weather was not super bad, we got to see some old friends, went ice skating, bowling, played games, had sleepovers with cousins, helped with Cody's wedding plans and had a great time. I can't wait to go to Utah next again next week.
So, we are pregnant again, due June 7th.
Its a GIRL!
That will be fun. 5 girls.
We are super excited.
This will for sure be the last baby. She was a surprise baby (well kinda, I had a surprise pregnancy and found out about that in August and then I had a miscarriage September 1st and found out we were pregnant again in October) and has taken some getting used to being pregnant again as Maggie is going to be 7 when this baby is born. I am starting all over again. When we told the girls about this baby, Maggie says, if it is a boy, we have to sell it, we don't know what to do with a boy. Oh, she is so funny.
I think that we were all hoping for a boy. Especially Danny. Oh well.
Pregnancy wise, I am feeling pretty good. The first trimester was hard. I never got sick with the other girls. But with this one, I was sick, I was tired. All I wanted to do was sleep.
here are some random pictures from the summer
We went to Silverwood Theme Park a lot, we went to Yellowstone, Utah, the races, back to Utah, Did lakes and swimming with friends, went out on the boat often, had a brother come stay for 5 weeks,
We are moving to Utah next summer. I am counting down the months. We are hoping to move the middle of June. I am super excited. I have already talked to my old manager and he said of course he will hire me back and Danny will be able to transfer back to his work too. We are just hoping that his transfer happens the same time that I want to move. I for sure want to be in Utah the first of August to get the kids ready for school. If Danny has to go in May or April, then he will go out then an stay with my parents while looking for a house and I will go on June 15th. If he still doesn't have a transfer by August, well, I am going anyway. I want the girls to be able to start school there. Hopefully, everything works out well. I am excited to be near family again. Family that we will actually see. Family outings, Family dinners, Family birthdays. Family Holidays. Its going to be great.