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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little Baby Chuck Norris

Brush back the tears, I am BACK to blogging. (yes, all two of you... meaning me... who missed me...). Summer is full of craziness and business and I love it!

We have had a crazy past few weeks that I would never care to repeat. Ever. But I do feel seriously SO blessed. Seriously. So blessed.
I am officially in the 3rd trimester. I get told all the time that I have been pregnant forever and believe me I KNOW IT. I don't think the little dude can possibly make my stomach stretch any further and there are 3 months to go. Ah, little dude. (No stretch marks yet but definitely ugly ugly ankles). We call him baby Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris Heaton IS his own weapon. He has earned his name by attempting to kick his way out of there. That or giving tae kwondo lessons, or maybe he's riverdancing. (I stick with the Chuck Norris theory - it's much more manly).

I am not complaining about the kicking though. We had quite a scare this week. On Sunday my stomach started to hurt. By about 8:00 I was having such bad cramping I felt like I was on my period and it didn't stop. I kept telling myself I am paranoid and just tried to go to bed. Within a few hours the pain was so bad I started vomiting nonstop. After waiting all night, I finally was smart enough to call the doctor (seriously, I don't have a brain) and he told me to go straight to labor and delivery. Not a good feeling at 27 1/2 weeks. Too early. They ran their tests and I was contracting heavily but not in labor. And I think my nurse had a perma wedgy and no one to love her as a child because she was not pleasant. She put me on pain meds and anti nausea and told me to go home because they didn't know what was wrong. I think she thought I wasn't serious. Or maybe it was bad gas.

This morning I got up and discovered I was bleeding heavily. I don't think I have EVER had such a sinking feeling, thinking something could be wrong with our miracle Chuck Norris. Jake rushed me back into the hospital where I was in sheer panic until I heard our little dude's little heartbeat. Yeah, he was kicking and dancing and hanging out like nothing was happening. Never have I been so SO relieved. They checked me and my cervix was still closed and I was not in labor - the bleeding was outside of the cervix (too much gross information, I know). I was contracting again and they gave me a shot and then everything... was fine. They still don't know why my body is cramping and contracting but I am not in preterm labor so they sent me home. I was told to sit and get fat until I meet with the doctor again on Thursday. I'm pretty good at that job. :)

I just feel very blessed to have him safe and sound and not here quite yet. I have been so often complaining about being pregnant and I know I needed some perspective... it was sure given. I don't want to complain any more. I want to do everything I can for him to get here, all safe and sound, and beautiful, and ready to beat up everyone else.

In the meantime, I still have been avoiding cameras. Over the 4th someone snuck in a shot where my belly is exposed, so that's the best I can do for a 'bump picture'. The remainder remain under lock and key to avoid pandemic. Plus I had to take one of Chuck at his first time at the fireworks. I hope you do not vomit.



17 comments:

kurtandvickysleemanfam said...

oh dear dear evelyn, you seriously have no idea what BIG is. you look like i did......AT 5 MOS ALONG!! please, girl, don't even stress. glad everything is okay though!! what a scare!!! it really is a miracle that we bring these little bodies to earth through our bodies. it's an even bigger miracle that we are allowed to raise them with little or no training!! AND THEY SURVIVE!! best of luck in the coming months!!

Julie M. said...

Seriously you woman with a TINY bump. I don't know what you're talking about! I'm so sorry for your scare. I'm sure it was awful! I'm so glad all is well. Take it easy. Seriously!

Catherine said...

I love the picture of you and Jake at the top- so cute! I'm so glad that everything is okay, how scary to go through all that!

Miss Heather said...

You don't look big at all. And I feel like you just barely got pregnant... so I'm not one of the people who thinks you've been pregnant forever. I'm having a hard time believing you're in your 3rd Trimester! Especially with how little you are!!

And PS, nice crotch shot...

Emily said...

Evy Jean- I'm with you... you have been pregnant forever! Sorry for the scare, I'm glad everything is still going well with little Chuck (love the name by the way!) I think only you can tell such a scary story so entertainingly.. permy wedgy? LOL! Good luck with everything and I hope little Chuck stays happy inside!

Ari Anna Johnson said...

Reading that Seriously was so funny the way you put such a serious scare. Take it EASY!!!! I got the chills reading it and the last thing you need is scary baby stories so I am thankful you are better!!!! Take it easy and if we need to reschedule for this weekend that is just fine? I am so keeping you and little CHUCK NORRIS in my prayers! But I have to say, I can't imagine you could be very big!!!! You are so tiny even though I am sure you and the ankles don't think so!!!! Also love the pic of you and Jake!

Alison said...

I am glad things are ok. Take it easy. You look great! Good luck. Let me know if you need anything. i can bring the kids over to test out how baby proof your house is. :)

Kim said...

I had that same thing happen 3 times in my last pregnancy. It is so scary. Lay low and enjoy your last trimester.

Laura said...

Oh, I know that horrible feeling all too well. I am SO glad that everything is ok. Take care of yourself!!

Cami Jo said...

Oh my goodness Eveylyn! How scary =( I am glad that everything is okay and that you are doing better...I think you and Becca are so adorable pregnant! Hang in there!

The Wettstein Family said...

Evelyn! I am so insulted you did not call me and tell me that you needed me! Of all things, I could've at least given you pudding! I'm so relieved that you are okay. When you said you had a little scare on Facebook, I thought you had a "little" scare! This is HUGE! I'm such a bad friend, I should have called you. Well, I will call you. So there!

The McKinnons said...

I think you have a very cute baby bump and I think you are a lammo for not taking more pictures. I know chuck norris can't wait to come out and meet me (his favorite non-blood related aunt) but you just tell him he is going to have to wait a little bit longer until he is fully cooked. It will probably be hard for him to wait that long but tell him it will be well worth it!

Camille said...

You are so funny my friend! I'm glad Chuck kept it together for a little while longer, I guess he's going to wait till the end after all- Walker Texas Ranger style!

Katie said...

Ev! I'm so glad you're doing alright!! And fyi, I work with a girl who's two weeks shy of her due date. I remember thinking a few months ago that I didn't know how she could get any bigger... but DON'T WORRY...she still does everyday :) I'm sure you'll manage to keep growing!

Mandy said...

I'm glad everything is ok! Maybe you should take it easy...lay on the couch, watch the brady bunch, eat cookies. No more stress!

And..those pictures don't count. This is the best time to take pictures because you'll want to remembe what you looked like...and it's the only time in your life when you get to gain weight and it's cute! :) So...stand sideways, pull your shirt tight...take a few pictures and POST THEM!!!

Jill Denham said...

We are so happy to hear you guys are doing okay. It was great seeing you while in Utah and as always YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL :)

MoDLin said...

Glad you finally went to the doc. I hope everything is continuing to be OK and that your roller coaster ride has slowed down! Best wishes for many more weeks (and a bigger belly) to come!