Thursday, April 30, 2009


After a doctor prescribed day of rest, Jeremy and I decided that we could still continue with our plans to travel to Destin for our Babymoon. It is a silly name, however it is quite a concept. It is a get-away for couples before the little one comes.

We were able to go to Destin and not drain our wallets. We stayed at Eglin Air Force Base at the on-base inn. It is a great perk of the Air Force. We left Friday night, after going out to eat with friends for a friend's birthday. Three things were on our agenda, 1. Eat crab legs, 2. Sit in the sand, and 3. RELAX!. Since I was trying to make sure my body remained calm, we mostly rode around in the car and relaxed on the beach. Had I stayed at home, laundry and household cleaning would have been staring me in the face and I would have not been able to sit still. The vacation plans came at the perfect time.

We also purchased our 'bringing baby home' outfit. I have gotten a lot of cute clothes, but the momma in me has charged me with being the one to get his coming home outfit. I don't have a pic, but it will be on him soon enough.

Here are some pics from the weekend. I have been asked to include more pictures,so here they are.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Long Night for the Cushens

Yesterday afternoon I was finishing up some work, actually doing tons of paperwork at a local Starbucks (client cancelled, had time, long story, but I really was working). I was having mild cramping, which has happened a couple of times in the last couple of days. But these were different they continued and seems somewhat consistent. I was headed home and did not have the ability at the time to jot down the times. If you haven't done it before and you have nothing to write with, it is quite confusing. So many times to remember. I called in to my doctor and followed their instructions of lying down, drinking water, and taking Tylenol. I tracked my contractions, which happened more regularly than they really should at 33 weeks.

After an hour of lying there,I had to get up and walk around and see if they continued. They did, however not as consistently. WHEW! I then starting doing dishes and laundry, and was just about to eat (I was very hungry!), when the contractions started back and this time they brought tears to my eyes. They were consistent, so the on-call doctor got a call from me. She asked me to go to the hospital and get checked out. Jeremy and I threw our toothbrush and a few other essentials in a bag, I grabbed a pillow, and we were off.

The nurse ended up giving me two doses of medication to stop the contractions, which were showing up on the monitor. She said the baby was very happy and had great stats. I was so happy to hear that. Contractions stopped. Around midnight, we were planning on leaving and I was determined to stay up with Jeremy on the way home to make the driving easier, when the nurse walked in with a VERY STRONG sleeping pill and said the doctor wanted me to take it. Sorry, Jeremy. I stayed semi-conscious to get some french fries from McDonald's (remember didn't really have time to eat) and next thing I knew we were pulling into our driveway.

So, today I will be taking the day off and will hopefully do well today so we can still follow through with our weekend plans. I will post about that after the weekend (as I cross my fingers). I have lots of stories to post about, but there were a few people that wanted to know what happened and this seemed like the easiest way. Stories to come include, Haleigh bowled 5 strikes while pregnant and beat Jeremy and my two wonderful showers so far.