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BC: Made for you with love... Mommy 9/2011

FC: Ryley Belle Carver Growing our Little Princess...

1: I believe we may be PREGNANT :) !! Wow, so on 5-27-10 I had been cramping on and off and decided to be funny and take a pregnancy test when I got home, since I had 25 of them! :) I peed in the cup and dipped the test strip and laid it out. I then went to the bedroom and changed clothes and then came back to the bathroom, expecting to find it negative and throw it away. Lo and behold there was a LINE THERE!!! I am only on Cycle Day 23, but my cycles tend to start at day 24. I had to wait on Daddy to get home from fishing and I blasted him with it when he first walked in!! We were both very excited and a bit nervous!

2: Weeks 4-13

3: First Trimester: Had to get several blood draws taken because my levels were low, but they doubled like they were supposed to so all was well. Had a few episodes of bleeding, but that turned out ok too. Early Symptoms: *Face breakout (could be from stopping Birth Control too) *VERY HUNGRY! I can't eat a lot at a setting, but get hungry really quick after. *VERY TIRED most of the time... *SORE and, God help me, growing breasts *PEEING like crazy! Got to see you for the first time on screen at 7 weeks. You were just a little bean! But we could see your heartbeat! (136 BPM) Kacey named you Megatron and her and Baylee always called you that. We were all convinced you were a boy! Went to the beach during week 8. Had some horrible morning sickness and was in bed an entire day!

5: Second Trimester: *Grammy came to visit during week 13. *During week 18, I was arranging your room and pulled my back! Had to go to the ER in an ambulance and everything! Missed 4 days of work and had to use a wheelchair. It was bad! *Found out you were a girl on 9/21! Daddy, Baylee and Kacey, Mamaw Shirley and Papaw Olin were all there to see you! (Your nickname is now Megs since Megatron isn't fitting for a girl!) *Started getting things ready for your room - got a baby bed, painted my old dresser to match your room, Mamaw Shirley got your bedding, an armoire, and Papaw Olin came and helped put everything together!! *Daddy felt you move during week 21 and I could see my belly moving around during week 24 when you kicked!!! We also saw an elbow or knee or SOMETHING rolling across my belly that week :) *Went to Trunk or Treat at church, you were a pumpkin,teehee *You really started pressing on my ribs and causing me discomfort towards the end!

7: Third Trimester: *Finished up your nursery (got a beautiful new bed from my boss) *Went to Fantasy of Trees, Dollywood, Baylee's School programs *Had some snow/ice storms during week 35 *You were breech for awhile, had too much amniotic fluid, 2 chambered cord (instead of 3) - had to have several non-stress tests to monitor *Got to have a 3D ultrasound and see your little face! *Shower time!! Had one at church (NFBC), Daddy's school (Tusculum) and Mommy's work (TeamHealth) *Got the car seat ready!!! *Went to doctor on 1/28 and scheduled induction for Monday 1/31. Cord blood flow was low. *We were so ready to meet you!

8: The night I went into the hospital (went in at 12:00 midnight)

9: Birth Story: 1-30-2011 – Well tonight is the night. It is 9:10 and we will be leaving in about 2.5 hours to go to the hospital! I am so nervous and excited at the same time. As I sit here and type this, you are bouncing all over the place. I am going to miss feeling you inside of me but it will be so nice to see you and hold you in my arms instead!!! Today of all days, my feet have been swelling! They've been fine up until today. Oh well, I'll soon be at the hospital and they can take care of me while I'm there! 2-1-11 – We checked in a little after midnight. Went to room 14 and it took until about 2:00 to get settled in. Your sissies slept on the couch and made daddy sleep on the floor! I had contractions all night but they didn't hurt, just a lot of pressure. I had a hard time sleeping because when I laid on my side, the monitor would not pick you up (because you were a wiggle worm!) Dr. Traylor came in about 7:40 am and broke my water. It sprayed everywhere! I was at 2cm when the water was broken. At 9:00 am, the nurse checked me and I was only dilated to 3cm. I was having some strong contractions and went ahead and got the epidural (I'm a big baby!). Epidural went much better than I could have hoped for. God was definitely with me! I had the shakes really bad afterwards for awhile, though. I started feeling intense pressure in my bottom around 11:00 am. When the nurse checked me I was complete!!! Your head was down and that was why all the pressure. I started pushing around 11:25 am and you were born at 11:57 am. Sissy Baylee filmed it all for me and Sissy Kacey cut the cord. I was able to feel the pressure, so I could push better. It actually felt GOOD to push. I was able to feel you come out, but it didn't hurt at all! You were so beautiful. I can't believe you are here! I looked at you and it seemed surreal! I thought you were bald at first, but then realized you just had WHITE hair! and LOTS of it!

10: Ultrasounds!!!! | First Ultrasounds 7 weeks | It's a Girl!!! | 3D 30 weeks | 24/28 weeks | 20 weeks

11: Before going to the hospital. 39 weeks! | Maternity Shots 37 weeks

12: Work Shower TeamHealth

13: "Daddy Shower" at Tusculum

14: Church Shower New Fellowship Baptist

19: Candids

20: Mommy's Little Punkin Head!

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Michelle Carver
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  • Title: Ryley... in progress
  • My pregnancy album with Ryley
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