Sunday, August 01, 2010

Oh - You So Know I Wasn't Giving Up...

...riding for 10 months did you? Seriously? I think I've given it up now until the baby is born (because I can't get my foot in the stirrup), but this was me last Wednesday. Not sure what I'm saying - or if I'm surprised - or what to explain my facial expression - and why the picture is a little washed out, but Maggie and I had a nice ride bring up calves for a calf roper that evening. Don't worry. I wouldn't ride if I didn't know she would take complete care of me.



If you have a problem with that come deal with her:

Thought we were having a baby yesterday. When we got out of the rodeo, Nate and I walked around the carnival, ate some good carni food and just were hanging out when I started feeling a little 'wet'. Not really abnormal, but by the time we walked to the truck it definitely felt abnormal. As I couldn't see I asked Nate to take a look - and my shorts were soaked. We were like, "um, I think we need to go to the hospital..." So we went and the admitting nurse was sure I broke my water (there was that much) - but in checking, the tests weren't coming back as amniotic fluid, even though they aren't 100%. My Doctor was on call, sent me home and told me I could have a rupture but there was plenty of fluid in there and the baby's head could be blocking the rupture because it's "RIGHT THERE!" - which coincidentally is making it hard for me to walk. Anyway - went home to see if contractions started or had anymore leakage, and 24 hours later nothing is out of the ordinary so I guess we had a total false alarm. Oh well.
Speaking of babies here's my baby from last year chillin' with his mommy. He's been weaned for about 7 months, and is incredibly independent for a herd animal, but still loves to spend time with his mom from time to time. She's not really protective of him, but I catch them together from time to time in a mother/son pose. It's sweet to see how animals still have affection for their offspring.
And these little buggers flew the coop the day after I got this picture, but I just thought they were so cute to watch grow up. It was hard to get a picture because the nest is up under the roof of the house and there's only a few inches between the bottom of the roof and the top of the nest. They were hanging out over the edge this day so I snapped a picture while mom and dad dive bombed me. I think I was ducking while I took this - which is why it's a little blurry.

7 comments:

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

No fear from this end girl. I rode when I was pregnant with Meg up until 2 weeks before birth. I give doing so credit for a quick birth. Five hours from start to squalling baby. Can't beat that for a first time-LOL.

AJ said...

Ah the joy of being due at the end of the summer...wet pants. I remember the last month, all three times..the heat makes the fluid output increase drastically, or at least it did for me. I wore a pad to work the last month for that reason.

Kara said...

You look so cute. Glad to hear that the little one is going to cook a bit longer :)

alanna rose said...

Some of the coolest people have "trial runs" at the hospital ;)

Please print out the pic of you on the horse for the baby book! I love it!

Crystal said...

Bummer on the false alarm! Can't wait for the baby to come.

The horses are adorable. I love when animals show affection for each other.

Andrea said...

I rode with two of my pregnancies!! You go girl!!! I even fell of about 4 times with the first kid.....opps!! lol it's great to see pictures of your horses and of your belly!! I can't wait to see your baby!! It's getting so close!!!!!

The Wades said...

I love your belly! To me, this pregnancy is zooming by! :) It's amazing how fast it goes for other people.

Totally impressed you can still ride. I agree with Alanna Rose--that would make a great picture for baby book. What a cowgirl you are.

Good luck this next couple weeks. Can't wait to see your happy news.