Friday, March 27, 2009

Camille Madison

picture of how much hair she has!

Introducing Camille Madison

Born Friday, March 27, 2009

9 pounds 1 oz and 21 inches long

Mommy and baby are doing great.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


It's strange knowing that tomorrow is going to be the best day of Scott and my life. The anticipation is killing us. What's she going to look like, how much is she going to weigh, how am I going to feel. We already love her so much already and I know it's just going to intensify our feelings for her and each other even more when we finally see her little face.

I want to thank everyone for all of your love and support. Check back in late tomorrow or Saturday. Lindsay is going to try and post a picture of Camille Madison Bowman for us.

Love- Stacey

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shingles update

I saw Dr. Steele today about my shingles. The first thing she did when she came into the room was give me a huge hug and told me we would get through it. That almost sent me into a fit of tears. I'm a little (well a lot) emotional. Mixing pregnancy with shingles with no sleep equals a crazy Stacey. Anyway, I think my biggest issues is not being able to breastfeed her on my left side until the shingles go away. (another week 1/2 or so) I'll have to pump that side and then freeze it. I really want to breastfeed so I'm just going to have to really work hard. I heard that nursing can be a real struggle so I've just got to keep it positive. 3 more days until the big event!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Shingles... Seriously?

So, I've had some serious upper back pain for about 8-10 days. I don't know if I blog about this or not but I thought it was regular pregnancy back pain. I haven't been able to sleep well for over a week. The pain started to come around toward my rib cage on Thursday/Friday. I just keep thinking that it would all go away when she comes out this Friday. Well... this past Friday night I noticed that I had a little bit of a rash near my bra line. When I woke up on Saturday I had a full line of rash from my back all the way to the middle of my upper stomach. It's not itchy nor does it burn but it hurts down deep in my muscles and bones. I can't even take a deep breath without pain on my left side. So, I ended up calling the Dr. on Saturday just to let her know what's going on. I told her about my symptoms and well... it's shingles. I called my regular OB this morning and she told me it's shingles as well. They didn't want me to come into the office in case a women in her early pregnancy had never had chicken pox before came in because it can be dangerous for her and her baby.

Since I've had chicken pox before and I'm so far along that everything will be fine for Camille. I've read a lot online so I'm Ok. It's just really painful for me. I really want to sleep!! I feel a little strung out. Anyway... only 4 more days!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mark your calendars

I'm having a C-section on the 27th. I've got some "issues" with my bladder so Dr. Steele wants to do a C-section ASAP so that I don't have to have surgery on my bladder. She mentioned that I had an inflamed bladder two weeks ago but when I went in today it's fully infected. (This is not like a urine infection, its called something else) Anyway, I really didn't even know I had a problem except for some leakage (I know gross) but I thought that was common in pregnancy. She lightly touched my bladder with her index finger and I almost passed out. She just looked at me and said "yep, pretty infected. " She said she doesn't want me to have a vaginal because I have a chance at my bladder ripping and she doesn't want to chance it. She said that I'll have to see a urologist and he'll determine how to proceed after birth. She said that caring a baby can cause trama to other organs inside and in my case it's my bladder. She said that they can't treat this type of infection while I'm pregnant but hopefully after all of the pressure etc. is gone from the baby it will repair itself. I'm thankful for Dr. Steele for looking out for me. This is not like peeing a little with you laugh, sneeze or exercise. The complications are a lot more intense than that. Even if I was to go into labor before the 27th they would still do a C-section. Oh, I'm still at 1 cm so Dr. Steele doesn't think it's likely.

Can you believe it? This time next week I'll be a momma!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Making a List

Ok, I've been a little bit of a crazy list maker. Scott just called to check on how my day was coming along and I told him I have been making lists. He just grumbled on the other end of the line. I can't help it. Crossing something off of a list gives me great joy and helps confirm that I got what I needed done. I've noticed lately that I have been running several list at one time and that as soon as I cross something off, I put something else on. Plus, I have been giving Scott lists. I think he's OK with having a list but I can't even let him work on his list by himself. I'll look over his list and will do things on it just so I can have something crossed off. Just so you know, I've crossed off 8 personal things on my list today but only 2 on my work list. FYI- work lists aren't as motivating.

I head to the Dr. on Friday. Miss Cami is making it hard to sleep. My upper/middle back has been killing me for the last two days. My belly has really dropped. I promise to post a picture soon. I'll add it to the list. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Who is this from?

Mysterious Onesie? I received this on Saturday. It was from Melissa Ratliff out of Henderson, KY. I don't believe I know anyone by this name. I also think this person might be a person from Ebay from the packaging. There was no card or note so I'm not sure who this is from. If its you, please let me know!


The onesie came from my best friend Shannon in Denver. Scott had me a little freaked out that we had someone with bad intentions in our life. I know what your thinking... someone sent you a gift but it was the fact that there was no card. I don't like anonymous. Scott's completely paranoid and I think I've read too many James Patterson books. Anyway, Scott wants me to take down the blog. He hates it. But I love it. It's like my little journal. I love the fact that my friends have blogs and I get to keep up with daily happening that I would otherwise miss out on. So, hopefully it will get to stay!

New pictures of Cami

Cami giving Daddy a kiss
Scary picture of Momma with Cami
PLEASE feed me!!

Cami all plugged in to her light blanket

Mama said they'll be days like this

Cami plugged in to her light blanket
Cami kissing Daddy
Scary picture of Momma with Cami
Feed me PLEASE...
Sweet baby girl
Wow, the first couple of days at home have been rough but it really is all worth it. My milk has come in a little better so that is helping a lot.  Cami has gained 6 oz in 2 days which floored the Dr. because they generally hope for a 1 oz maybe 2 by now. So, hopefully by next week she'll be back up to birth weight.  They also think that she'll be off of the blanket by tomorrow. 


Thursday, March 12, 2009

The decision

I keep writing this message and deleting it. One I wrote was on the defense, one was apologetic and the other was a complete rambling. So, I decided to just tell you what we have decided and if you want to judge one way or the other go right on ahead. I do want to say that the "Anonymous" comment that I got "Too posh to push, don't take the cheaters way out" didn't go over so well with me. But I've decided that that person isn't really my friend or loved one so I'm going to pretend that that comment doesn't count. I do want to thank everyone for their opinions. For some of you, this was a easy choice but for me it was a struggle. Anyway... drum roll please....

We have scheduled a C-section for the 30th of March. If Cami decides to come before then I'm going to push. Although if I'm in Labor for 12 hours and have to do a C-section I'm going to be so pissed I ever listened to you push people. :)

P.S. I'm 1 cm dilated

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Feeling just SWELL

I just thought that I would share what my feet looked liked after work on Friday. I sit at a computer all day and wasn't on my feet at all.  Kelly at work even put a box under my desk so that my feet would be propped up.  I think the problem was that I wore my slip on shoes instead on my tennis shoes. Only PUMA for me from now on. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

To push or Not to push...

That is the question! I went to see Dr. Campbell today. The ultrasound indicated that Camille is 6 pounds 10 oz. So if she gains a 1/2 pound per week like most babies do she'll be a little over 8.5 pounds on her due date.

Dr. Steele (my regular OB) said that she has no problems with scheduling me for a C-section but as of today it's totally up to me. I do have something crazy going on with my bladder. Right now its inflamed but we have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't get infected. If it gets infected Dr. Steele said its another reason to do the C-section.

So, what's a girl to do? My sister and all of her friend say schedule the C-section. Most the girls at my office are like do vaginal. Scott said its totally up to me, it's my body. I feel like if I schedule the C-section then I'm wimping out. Although, Scott said you could be in labor for 12 hours and then have to do a C-section.

I have another appointment next week. I'm going to try and decide by then.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Baby Shower Weekend

My sister, Laura and my mom had a Baby Shower for me this past Saturday. It was suppose to be at Laura's house but she got put on bed rest for the week. (Thankfully all is well with her and baby Dane) So, the shower was moved to my moms house. It was a little tight but it was great to have Scott's mom and dads relatives all in the same place. Then I had a mixture of friends sprinkled in with them. Cami got so much stuff! Scott has to put a second clothing bar for all of her things.

After the shower my sister spent the night. This is the first time she has spent the night with me at my house. It's strange because I have stayed at her house so many times I can't even remember. So, it was nice to have her at my house for a change. She helped me put up Cami's name on her wall using Uppercase Living expressions. I wanted to do something a little different than hang her name up in letters. Then Lindsay put everything away, assessed what I still needed to get right away and pulled everything I needed for the hospital. She was a huge help! It's been really nice to have an older sister to go to for advice during this pregnancy. I hope she is prepared for when Cami actually gets here and I call her in a panic over a cough.