Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Elliana Marie" Will be here by next week!!

After some discussion with our OB doctor we decided to be induced on Thursday October 7th if she does not decide to come before then.  That means she will definitely be here by NEXT WEEK!!  We are so excited and can't wait to have her in our arms.

Our special girls name is................Elliana Marie

The story behind her name........We have been looking at baby names and together shared some, but none really jumped out at me.  I then found the name "Elliana" online.  I fell in love with the name because it was different and I had never heard it before.  The meaning of the name was a huge reason why I just had to have it be her name.   

The girl's name "Eliana"  \e-lia-na   pronounced el-ee-AH-nah, is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "God has answered".

We feel that all children are a gift from God and that our little girl is God answering our prayers!

After deciding that I loved that name I began to look more into the name and googled it on the internet.  I found a blog of a women who also lost her first born son and choose her daughters name to be Elliana.  She also blogged about a song that a christen writer wrote and sang for her own daughter named Elliana.  Once I found the song and hear it my heart melted!!  From then on Elliana was her name!!  I would like to share the song with you and the words that I fell in love with.

The song is by Watermark and the name is Elliana's Song.  The song is on my playlist, it is the last song on the list #9.  You can also hear the song by clicking here ELLIANA song by Watermark

The words to the song.

Baby woman, tiny in stature now
But your heart is a treasure
Little princess come follow behind me now
I am reaching for you

Elliana, God has answered my prayers
Elliana, God will conquer my fears
To mother a daughter, to look you in the eye
To know that I had everything, to walk with you in life
To give you to Jesus that He would impart
The wisdom that I'm longing for to mother your heart
Elliana, God has answered my prayers

There will be others to lead and to guide you girl
But only one you'll call Mother, the honor is all mine
To show you what a woman's like
I'm so glad you're mine
Tenderness of God is twirling around
In our living room tonight
Lighten up your daddy's eyes
And know that he just wants to freeze you in time

See what I mean it is beautiful!!!!

Here are some pictures of her room.

 I didn't plan on using so much pink but then found this pink and brown bedding set and just really liked the flowers and butterfly's. 

 I bought the letters and cross from hobby lobby.  I painted the letters and painted the inside portion of the cross.

I kept the shower invitations and placed them above the closet.  That is the bassinet we plan to use at  first to keep her close to us in our bedroom. 

We are ready for Elliana to come into this world and grace us with her presence.  We are excited and ready for this new chapter in our lives.  

Please pray for us that there are no complications of labor and that she and I do well with the stresses of labor.  As mentioned before we are trying a VBAC delivery.  There are some risks with this but there are also risks with a cesarean delivery.  We will not know the outcome until we are in the moment.  It all depends on a multitude of things and really not in our control.  
Thank you so much for your prayers!
Elliana's mom~ Angela 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

37 weeks considered at TERM :-)

Today we had another OB apt.  At this point we see the doctor every week.  We were reassured that our little girl is doing well.  My body is progressing and preparing for labor.  I'm excited to say that I am dilated at 3 cm and 30% effaced.  Hopefully, I continue to make progress and able to have a VBAC, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.  Since my body is progressing my OB doctor said that we would be able to try the VBAC.  Although no guarantees this is my preference.  If she does not come by Oct. 6th we may be induced around this day.  The doctor does not want me to go past my due date.  This little girl will be here before Oct. 13th!!!

Today we also had a CST contraction stress test.  This is when they want to see me have contractions and see how she reacts to the stress of the contractions.  Over the 20 minute observation they want to see 7 contractions and 3 of them within 10 minutes.  My body had around 9 contractions on its own.  If the contractions are not occurring they have was to help cause contractions but that was not needed today.  Our little girl was doing so well she was sleeping through the activity.  The nurse had to use a noise maker to wake her up.  She instantly woke up and kicked me saying "what was that".  It is important for them to see her heart rate fluctuation with activity to see how she reacts to stress.  She passed the test with no problems.  It was nice to have Mark there this time, previously I have been doing the tests prior to going into work.  He enjoyed hearing her heart rate and seeing that our little daughter is doing well.

Pregnancy is beautiful!
Mark took some pictures of us last weeks.  I would like to share them with you.  I treasure the ones of the 3 of us together.  He was the photographer, so we only have a few together.  Nice job honey!

I will keep you posted!  
This little girl will be coming into this world soon!  I can't wait to have her in our arms and be her mother.