Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bed Rest Fun

So, as most of you already know, I am on bed rest until the end of my pregnancy! (Or at least until 37 weeks) My sweet mom came to visit me the day after I got out of the hospital and stayed for a week! We were able to discuss a bunch of important stuff and also begin to get things ready for the baby. Speaking of the baby, we have decided on a name! It is going to be Levi William Lozano. We have loved that name ever since we were dating and swore we would use it for our first son!
My mom rented a wheel chair so that she could get me out of the house safely for the next month. I would go crazy inside these small walls of our apartment! The doctor was very encouraging and said that I could get out a couple times a week, but not to walk or move around. AKA: Wheel chair bound or getting dropped off at the curb. Brandon has been a HUGE help as well. He and my mom have been doing all of the cleaning, laundry, cooking, and grocery shopping. Let's just say, being the control freak I am, this is God's way of teaching me a lot of patience and how to give up a lot of my control.
I cannot believe we have made it another week without having this baby boy. It is so exciting to know that God is growing him stronger and healthier every day. He weighs almost 3 pounds and is about 17 inches long now! I am going to the doctor every week and I am able to get updates on how the baby is doing. I am looking forward to having my dad and sister here this week to help arrange furniture in the nursery and also get things ready! Here are some new pics of the baby bump:

Friday, March 19, 2010

At the hospital...

So, most of you know what has been going on but I thought I would inform you of some details. I was having labor contractions, not just braxton hicks, on 3/11 and came in after I fell down my apartment stairs. I was in the hospital over night with medication, but I went back to work the following Monday. Then on Tuesday I felt AWFUL. The baby was putting a lot of pressure on me really low and I started having contractions every 2-3 minutes for 2 hours. I finally fell asleep and woke up feeling great. I went to work and after lunch I had contractions again. Then they came back about an hour later. I had an appointment scheduled for the next day but called and the doctor said to come right in. At this point contractions were hurting pretty badly. They checked me and I was 50% effaced and 1 cm. They did an ultra sound and the baby looked great. They did an FFN to predict preterm labor and it was positive so they sent me to L&D right away. I received every possible medication to make the contractions stop and nothing was working. I was going to have to be transferred to a city hospital in Nashville to deliver where the NICU was really good, but I ended up not making progress with my cervix. Anyways, after grueling medication, lung stabilizing steriod shots for baby, and constant monitoring I am still in the hospital. I will probably leave tonight but will be on bed rest until this baby boy comes. It stinks because I have no idea when he will come and I cannot even prepare because I can't get out of bed. My mom is coming tomorrow to help but I know that God is taking care of our situation. I am only 27 weeks 2 days but he is weighing around 2 1/2 pounds already!!! I am hoping to make it to at least 32 weeks. My shower in Dallas is going to be canceled because I can't travel. :( We will just plan it for after the baby comes!!! If you are reading this, keep praying for us! My doctor says that there is even hope to go full-term if baby cooperates like he is.

Love Love Love

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Coming Home Outfit!

So, all of my friends probably know that I am OBSESSED with the traditional baby look! I love when babies are dressed like babies. I can't stand it when people put their little babies in teenage looking clothes. They are only babies for a short time and I want to take advantage of that! So, with that being said, Brandon and I went and purchased baby Lozano's coming home outfit. There were an abundance of choices, but this is what we decided on: Blue Feltman Brothers' bubble outfit, bonnet, white knee socks, and leather lace up shoes. It is hard to believe we will be parents soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reveal Party!!!

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

So, my wonderful family threw us the most amazing "gender reveal" party! The anticipation was so high and we were anxious the entire day. When it finally came time to cut the cake, we were shocked to find out it was a boy!!! We are so happy to have a little Lozano to carry on the name. Here are some cute pics from the party...