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Bumpdate: 34 weeks


(Please excuse the quality of the picture. Dave took a picture of a picture on his phone)

Well, there she is! In all of her 3D goodness. We were lucky enough to get a 3D ultrasound of our little bundle of joy at 32 weeks. It was so fun to see what features she had from each of us without even meeting her yet. She even opened her eyes up for one of the pictures! She was moving around and sucking on her arm. Seeing her, like a baby, and not just a blurred black and white image was just so surreal.

Yesterday was the 34 week mark. For the 2 days prior, I had been experiencing some back pain. It seems like a lot of my illnesses and pains usually settle in my back so I didn’t think much of it. In high school, anytime my “girl problems” would come around, I would get cramping in my back. It happened on Sunday night, but it wasn’t too bad. Then Monday morning, I woke up moaning in pain. Dave instantly was kneeling by my side of the bed making sure that I was alright and that I didn’t need to go to the hospital. I was in tears in pretty severe pain. Luckily, I am married to an incredible Priesthood holder, who without hesitation, gave me a blessing. After receiving a blessing, along with some heat on my back, things got better. I went throughout the day with a few aches in my back, but as long as I put a little heat on it, I was fine. Then yesterday came.

I woke up with a little back ache. Put heat on it and I was fine again. I got things done around the house and went to a few stores. When I was in the bank drive thru, I was hit with severe back pain. It felt like I was sitting in the line for hours. I squirmed in my seat until I got my receipt back and sped off. I didn’t know what to do. I knew I couldn’t be driving. I called my mom and she told me to pull over and lay down. I drove to Walmart, wanting to scream at idiot drivers that were taking their sweet time, and parked my car. I felt like I was having an outer body experience. I felt like I was going to throw up. No matter how I adjusted my body, my back just ached. My mom called my dad, who works on the same part of town I was stranded in and he came to my rescue. He brought me hand warmers that had been in his truck for me to put down my pants, on my back to soothe me over until he could get something better. He went into Walmart and got a heat “belt” that works like a giant hand warmer. We laughed a little when we realized that it had to go around my stomach and he had only purchased the S/M size. It stretched to it’s max and started working it’s magic. He asked how I was doing, I told him I was fine. He laughed at me again and asked if I did realize I was laying in the Walmart parking lot right? I am so glad he was close, to come save the day.

I continued talking to my mom on the phone and she decided that what I was experiencing, were labor pains. Not just any back pains. Luckily, I had an appointment scheduled to go to the doctor yesterday anyway so I knew I could have her take a look. After I thought I could function again, I drove home. When I was about 5 minutes away from my house, the pain came back. In my rush to get into my house, I left my groceries in the car, left the car door open, threw my coat on the floor, and fell to the floor. I called my mom. She agreed that it would be best if she came to get me so I wouldn’t have to drive to my appointment. I have such a sweet, loving dog. My little Sadie laid by me, gave me “kisses”, and was sure to keep me company until my mom came.

When we went to the doctor, she checked everything and saw that I was “a little thin” but not dilating. Halleluiah! She prescribed me some medication to calm my body down and told me to be on a temporary bed rest for a week.

So here I am, resting. Dave is convinced I don’t know how to rest. He is right. I can’t just sit. This should be interesting. I am so thankful that Harper decided not to come yesterday. She needs to keep cooking. I am also thankful for my sweet family and friends who helped me and were willing to do whatever I needed done. I’m sure you’ll hear more from me on my “rest” week!

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M. Jorgensen

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

i'm so glad that she decided to not come this early either. it's such a scary thing. i'm glad that you are OK and i hope that you will continue to be OK. if you need ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to call me!

Stacie Couch

Wednesday 21st of December 2011

So glad you and Harper are ok! I was only on bedrest for 3 days but I was dying. It sucks to feel fine and not be able to do anything. Good luck! I hope Harper stays in at least a few more weeks!