Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Here's the Scoop

Well, I'm not sure how to feel about my appointment yesterday. I was hoping the place would be completely gone or he would say it was nothing. It wasn't and he didn't. However, I guess the news could have been worse. The place on the placenta is a partial abruption or subamniotic hemorrhage/hematoma. It is basically the same thing that I had with Hollace, but this is in a different place (the fetal side of the placenta). Anyway, the Dr. wants me to have some blood work done to be sure I don't have some sort of bleeding/clotting disorder, since this is a possible cause of this condition, especially having it twice. He said the biggest risk with the condition is fetal growth restriction, due to possible inadequate blood flow. Right now the baby is right where he should be at 21 1/2 weeks. He weighs right at a pound! I will go back to OKC every few weeks for an ultrasound to monitor fetal growth. The most dangerous result of this condition is pre-term labor or complete placental abruption. My doctor said we might consider antenatal steroids after 24 weeks to try to speed up the babies lung development in case I was to have him too early. Neither of these problems happened with Hollace. She was only 10 days early and weighed over 7 pounds, despite the fact that I was told at one point I had about a 50/50 chance of carrying her to term vs. losing her. This Dr. didn't seem to paint such a grim picture this time, or I didn't get that feeling anyway. I am really trying to think positively. However, I am, of course, scared/worried/nervous that something could happen. I am really trying to just have faith that God is STILL in control and has a perfect plan. There is nothing I can do to fix or change any of this, so I am trying to just turn it over to God. My doctor said he didn't think bedrest would make any difference. (Yea! Bedrest is NOT fun and would be next to impossible with a 2 and 4 year old at home). I am just suppose to "take it easy", no lifting, straining, etc. I'm sure this means no cleaning the house or making dinner, don't you think??

Well, there's the update for what it's worth. This is really what I expected. It just means a lot of waiting and counting down weeks until the baby is big enough to be born. I remember feeling so relieved as each week went by and I knew Hollace would have a better chance if something happened. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers, keep them coming!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hoping for a Better Weekend

We are hoping to have an uneventful weekend, unlike the last. Last weekend my family had the stomach bug that is going around. The kids started throwing up Friday night/early Sat.am. They felt a little better by Saturday evening, so Brent and I decided to go ahead and drive to Enid to go to a wedding (it was my good friend since pre-school, Ryan Dick). We got home late Sat. night and Brent got sick a few hours later. I had to get up at 4:30am to go to work. A few hours into my shift, I started bleeding (not good when you're pregnant). My Dr. sent me home on bed-rest for a couple of days. Luckily, I did not get the stomach bug, too! (Yet anyway). My bleeding has stopped, but my Dr. is sending me to see a maternal-fetal specialist in OKC on Monday. There is something (looks like a hemorrhage) on my placenta that he is concerned about and wants checked out further. It may be nothing, but he said it is unusual and not something he sees often, so he wants me to go see the specialist. This is similar to, but in a different place (more unusual) than what I had with Hollace. I will spare you all the medical terms/descriptions, since it wouldn't mean much to most of you. Needless to say, I am a little nervous. Everything seems to be fine with the baby right now, but I am anxious to find out exactly what is going on. SO- I would appreciate your prayers that everything is fine, that is is nothing. God is good-ALL the time and I am trying to not worry, and know that He is in control.
Anyway, here are some pictures I promised........

Here is my sweet friend, Annie, and I at the wedding. We are pregnant together, AGAIN! Our first daughters are 2 1/2 weeks apart and this time we are just a week apart (not on purpose).
Here is the first official "pregnant picture". I am 20 1/2 weeks in the pic.

Here is one of the few pics Brent and I ever take together, since one of us is usually taking the picture.
Here is Baby Hubbard #3. Doesn't he look snug as a bug?!

Here are his sweet little footprints at about 20 weeks.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


I got tagged by Leslie, so here it is:

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I was a sophomore at OU-Go Sooners!
2. Trying to decide where to go to nursing school.
3. Starting a long distance relationship with my boyfriend of a few months, Brent.
4. Working at a DHS funded Juvenile center in Norman.
5. About to turn 20 in a couple of weeks!

5 Things on my To Do List:
1. go through/get rid of Hollace's baby/outgrown clothes (now that I know we won't be needing them again)
2. Laundry (this is always on the list)
3. Decide when to have Hollace's birthday party and do the invitations
4. Organize my scrapbook stuff
5. Organize the pictures on the computer

5 bad habbits:
1. Waiting until the last minute to leave for somewhere (even if I'm ready, I feel like I am wasting time if I'm early and waiting for something to start)
2. Due to bad habbit #1, being late.
3. Not drinking enough water
4. Staying up too late
5. Due to bad habbit #4, Pushing the snooze button too many times

5 Places I have lived:
1. Woodward
2. Norman
3. Oklahoma City
4. Edmond
5. I guess there's only 4.

5 Things I am listening to right now:
1. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast on tv
2. My typing
3. Rhett repeating "Cars, Cars"
4. Some bug outside
5. That's it

5 words I hate:
1. irregardless
2. yonder
3. anyhoo
4. ginormous
5. ain't

5 Jobs I have had:
1. assisstant at a law firm
2. waitress
3. pharmacy tech
4. lifeguard
5. registered nurse

5 Things I have eaten today:
1. bowl of cheerios
2. orange juice
3. a few grapes
4. Carl's Jr. hamburger (we recently got one in Woodward and we hadn't tried it yet)
5. French fries

5 Websites I visit daily: (not quite everyday, but often)
1. hotmail
2. blogger
3. MSN
4. http://www.allrecipes.com/
5. bank of alva

I tag my mom, Sydnie, and Cari -have fun.

Monday, September 15, 2008

ATTENTION: Public Announcement!

Okay, while I realize this is NO news to most of you, I have had a few people ask me (awhile back) when I was going to make an "official" announcement.

So........Here it is, with a little help from my two favorite little people, the announcement of what you probably already know.










How happy do they look?? I hope they stay this happy after the arrival!!

I am 20 weeks and the little guy is due February 5th. I am kind of hoping for a late January birthday. Since Rhett was almost 8 1/2 lbs, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if this one comes just a little early. We are all really excited. Of course Hollace wanted a little sister, since in her words "I already have a brother." But, we talked about how special she would be, being the only girl in the family. She decided that would be pretty neat, so she is fine with it now. Rhett doesn't have a clue. If you are wondering, this baby was planned, he is just coming a little earlier than planned. Not a LOT early, it will be great and we are SO excited to meet him. I am having an ultrasound on Wednesday and I will take a picture of my growing belly soon, since I am obviously pregnant now, so maybe I'll post more pictures soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The "Better" Cheerleader Debut

Hollace's cheerleading debut went pretty well. I don't know if I'd say she was "better", but probably not "worse" either. Apparently most of the other girls didn't want to practice either. She had lots of fun.

The plan was for the girls to do their cheer and dance on the field before the game. Due to rainy weather and a soggy field, they moved the pre-game activities into the gym for the parents to come watch. When we found out about this change in plans, I explained it to Hollace. It was a pretty funny conversation.

Hollace: What if someone falls and gets hurt on the hard floor in the gym?

Me: I don't think any of the girls will fall down.

Hollace: Not the girls, the boys playing football.


Me: Well you're going to do your cheers inside the gym, but the football team will still have to play their game out on the field.

Hollace: (looking a little disgusted.) How am I suppose to cheer for the team if I am inside the gym and they are outside??

Hmmm... Good question.

This is Hollace and Rhett with their favorite cheerleader and babysitter, Halley Poulson.

A little post-cheer fun with her good friend, Brynn.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Enjoying the Weather

While I know the rain is much needed, and I actually enjoy the rain sometimes, I am actually referring to the weather this last Sunday afternoon. We spent some time outside just enjoying the nice weather. We took out this batting toy that Rhett got for his birthday. This is a much better "outside" than "inside" toy, as you can imagine.

*Please ignore the big circle of dead grass in the backyard. It's where the swimming pool was until about a week ago.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Last Saturday Hollace attended a Cheer Clinic put on by the High School Cheerleaders. We couldn't find a Boomer cheerleading outfit her size ahead of time, so she wore the ole' trusty Sooner outfit. She had a good time and learned a cheer and a dance which the girls will perform during the pre-game at this Friday's HS game. I'm not sure how she'll do since she absolutely refuses to do any of the dance or cheer for me. She says "I don't need to practice, I already know it." Brent and I tried to explain to her, that even if you already think you know it, practice will only make you better. Her response was "I already am better". So that conversation went nowhere. Anyway, I guess we'll see how much "better" she is on Friday. I'll be surprised if she remembers any of it since she hasn't done it all week! We'll see.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cookin' Up Some Trouble

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. We didn't do much, just stayed home and relaxed. Here are a few pictures of my "cooking cuties" playing "Chef" this weekend.