So, I had to take Abby back to the doctor again today. After 2 rounds of antibiotics, she still has a double ear infection and now also a sinus infection. She had to get an "antibiotic" shot today, and then another one tomorrow AND Wednesday. Maybe that'll kick the illness in the rear. Abby's birthday party is Saturday - I hope she feels better fast. On that note, also, I can't believe how time has flown...I was just thinking about this time last year - I was here sorting, and putting up all the great gifts I got from my church family and friends - the shower was "today" (a year ago) - and I remember someone telling me that they went into labor the night after their church shower a few years ago....I remember being like yeah, right - I've still got a little more than a month to go. Little did I know that she would be here within the week. WOW. Everything happened so fast and so unexpected - I can't remember everything. I do remember certain things. I know Ben took me out on that Tuesday night - for my "last meal" (our schedule was going to be booked up until due date) - we went to Longhorns, and then as a special treat for me - because I absolutely LOVE the store - we went to Babies R Us and bought some things that we didn't get at showers that we thought we needed. We got Bruster's Icecream afterwards on the way home. It was THE most perfect date. :) I know later that night, I had a hard time sleeping - not feeling well due to acid reflux. Wednesday, I felt really nauseated all day - I went to work even though I felt really bad. Even my co-workers noticed that I was looking a little sickly - they made me sit down at one point and check my blood pressure and also pee in a cup to check my urine for signs of preeclampsia. It was all totally FINE. We had Thanksgiving dinner that night at church, and I remember it was absolutely FREEZING - and I didn't feel good still but I got by. I didn't sleep much that night either . Thursday, though I felt really back to as normal as I could - went to work. I had a regular check up that afternoon. I went straight to the doctor's office right after work - knowing my cervix had already started dilating from the two weeks before- I was already a 3 at this visit. Well, from there I never made it home. I was sent straight to the hospital. So I "waddled" over to the Birth Care Center in my scrubs thinking I was going home within 30 minutes (according to my midwife) - but within 15 mins. of being there - I was shocked to learn that I was NOT going home. I was going to be induced, because I was, in fact, preeclampsic. YAY - I don't think so. I couldn't sit up. I wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom. I was too nervous to eat OR sleep. But the next day, at 4:00 PM I gave birth to Abby Grace. All 6lbs 7oz. and 18 inches of her. She was perfect. She was beautiful. I was elated. Thinking about all of this makes me sad that my little baby is growing up. But I am happy to think of all the fun stuff that awaits us. I'll write more later in the week. Here's a quick picture from this weekend when she was feeling okay.