41 weeks aggg

Well this last week has be super hard for me, not only have I been waiting a long week to have my beautiful baby to arrive, but I have waited years. So it has been really hard for me, the good thing is that my mom has been here so she has kept my spirits up and made me laugh and we have been busy hanging out.
My lovely freinds have given me advise on how to induce naturally, the have helped me by walking around the mall, the neighborhood, and rub my feet and hands. They have also offered words of encouragement. So thank you all very much.
On Thursday I will be having a non-stress test. and then on Friday at 5:30 a.m they will induce my labor they will start by giving me Pitocin, then we will go from there, I am hoping that my body response well and I will not have to have a c-section.
So my next "baby" post there should be some pictures or our daughter!
Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts that all will go good, quickly and smoothly!


40 week

How your baby's growing:
It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.

How your life's changing:
After months of anticipation, your due date rolls around, and... you're still pregnant. It's a frustrating, but common, situation in which to find yourself. You may not be as late as you think, especially if you're relying solely on a due date calculated from the day of your last period because sometimes women ovulate later than expected. Even with reliable dating, some women have prolonged pregnancies for no apparent reason.

Well since I know when I got pregnant due to the ICSC then I know the due date to be pretty much correct. so I fall into the prolonged pregnancies for no apparent reason, group.

This Week's Activity:

Kick back and relax. Rent some movies, read a novel, curl up with a stack of magazines or a new CD, sleep in or grab catnaps when you can.You're in the final stretch and you deserve some downtime! If you're go-go-go right up until delivery you'll be depleted by the time your baby arrives, says clinical psychologist Diane Sanford.

I know I am not way over due but I feel like since I have not had one contraction and I have not changed from last week that I will not go into labor naturally.

I will try and enjoy my free time and to be free to do what I want with out needing to make a lot of planning.

Here is my 40 week pictures:

SO who has the bigger belly?!


Well if you look at my baby ticker it says:
okay okay I'll admit it, I really liked it in my mommy, I am finally ready to go!
I should be here by now!

Well this little girl as inherited the stubbornness of both dustun and I because not only is she not here, she is not even acting like she will be here soon.

I will not even be induced until the sometime in February.

I am scheduled for a non stress on the 29th of January, then we will talk about getting induced, for a later date, and since they don't do inductions on the weekend that already puts me into February.

I had a 40 week appointment yesterday, I am still at a 1 and 75%, she "swept" me again, but I still feel no different.

I have tried lots of different things to get things going naturally but thus far all of them a wast of time, energy and hope. My father in law said that his wife ate fish and chips then she had both dustun and his sister. So since Dustun is off today we all are going downtown to Mad dogs to have the best fish and chips! SO excited for that! mmmmm

well pray for us that we will have a quick, easy, and problem free, labor and delevery.


what comes to mind?

When you think of the gourmet things, what do you picture? For me I think of things like this:

But apparently the Ricos company think this is Gourmet food:

The definition of gourmet is:
Gourmet /ɡoː(ɹ)mæɪ/ is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink.

This made me have a little laugh thinking of liquid cheese as a fine food, lol!


39 weeks

How your baby's growing:
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

How am I feeling? Well I am enjoying my pregnancy very much I keep thinking this may be the only one I ever have so I am enjoying everything it has to offer. She is moving all the time, sometimes I don't feel her move but you can see her and other times I and others can see her move.

I was reading on a forum today, the title was: 39 Weeks and NO contractions!
well I deferentially fit in this group I was always thinking that I would have some contractions where I could start to time them and then they would go away I figure I would have a build up to the real no stop contractions but thus far, nothing is happening, I mean nothing, I said yesterday to a friend I want them to hurt so I know I am having contractions, I know that I will be eating those words once the painful ones come!

My Grandma and I talked today and she said her sister said, "when the apple is ripe it will fall" I know there is nothing I can do to get Abigail here, she will get her when the time is right. Until she is here in our arms, I will enjoying rubbing her butt as she is always sticking it out. I will enjoy being with her all the time, I will enjoy have her to talk to, I will enjoy having her be a part of me in me. I love you my little Abby bug.

Oh my gosh my order just came in! I got her a valentine doll with her name in it, and easter presents, Her first easter doll and her first easter basket! here are the cut pictures of them! I am so excited!

My house

Well our house is up on the market, I am so scared of it not selling, but I know it eventually will, but the waiting and hopping and not knowing is a bit scary. We have out first open house scheduled for February 8th (happy birthday dustun) my mom will be here so she can help me fluff, and not stress, after all Abigail will only be a few weeks (hopefully not days!) old.

My somewhat plans are if the house sells around March 16th, then I will go back to Utah while Dustun is in phase one of school, that will save a bunch of money on renting an apartment, then after we either will move on base if there is an open house, or in an apartment here in Texas, or we might be moving to a new place in a new state altogether, (To be determined at a later time by the military)

Our life is so uncertain and we have so many big things happing, next year in 2010 when I look back in 2009 I know I will be like wow how did we do all that?

Here is a link of our virtual tour of our house, (if the link doesn't work let me know) Also any tips/ ideas on how to sell the house?!




Today I am 38 1/2 weeks along. At. my appointment today, I was checked I was so afraid that there would be nothing to show, but she said I am 1 cm and 75% effaced. She stripped my membrane and they say that can bring on labor so lets hope I continue to have progress! so exciting!


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Well on my poll I had the 11th of January as an option for when Abby might get here, it is currently 8:00 pm and I have had zero false or true contractions, so unless she is really fast and comes within the next 4 hours, then I will continue to wait to meet her!


Crazy, Busy, Excited, Crazy

Well the Carlsen household here in Texas is about to experience some changes. Everything is hitting and about to hit at the same time, I am just hopping that it all hits smoothly.
Here is a shortened version of what going on:
* Real estate agent coming to look at the house and to to put it up on the market today.
* Cleaning like a mad woman, gotta make the house presentable for open house, and pictures.
* De junking things, trying to sell what I can and donate the rest.
* Trying to get all my paperwork and legal crap together.
* Having a baby.
* Mom coming into town.
* dustun leaves me and newborn for two months for first part of ultrasound school.
* have no idea where we will be living in a few months.
* looking at apartments.
* trying to get on the base housing waiting list.
* praying so hard that he house will sell in 2 months or less, so I can go home while dustun is in school.
* last day of work was yesterday
* Trying not to stress, or over work myself, I want Abby here but cause she is ready and not cause I forced her out!

I will keep you posted on whats new, but as for now that our life!


My sewing projects

I have been wanting to make my own sling, and a breast feeding cover, so I found some patterns on-line went to the store and bought some fabric, then I started to sew! I love them, they are so cute! My nursing cover is brown with pink poka dots, and my sling is pink with brown paisley print, I have left over fabric so I think I am going to make a laundry bag.
Today dustun and I are going to the stores ( yes stores we are going to, babies R-US, Target, lowes, Michael, HEB, comic book store, Bath and body works, and any store that carry's maternity clothes) And it is 11:00 we are not ready and the missionary are coming over at 6:00 so I think i need to get ready.

Here is Bandit in the sling I figured if it could hold a 13 pound dog, then it would be safe for Abigail! My poor dog has been the test dummy for many baby things, oh well he still loves me and dustun still makes fun of me.