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An Unforgettable Father's Day!

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Yesterday started as a really great Father's day... We met my family for mass and then went to the Starr Pass Resort for brunch. The food was delicious and this prego was all over that breakfast buffet. They had an omelet bar (my favorite part) and they make the most delicious whole grain blueberry pancakes. Like I said, I was pretty happy. However after breakfast I started to feel really sick. The nausea was overwhelming. I thought that perhaps I had just had too many carbs or too much sugar. A few hours later I found out that this was not the case...

In the most classy way possible I found myself throwing up my entire brunch in the parking lot of a bowling alley. Definitely one of my finest moments. My husband Andrew was there to rescue me (as always) and took me home and helped me get cleaned up. The nausea was gone for a little but pretty soon it was back. I was trying really hard to keep my fluids up since a stomach bug at 34 weeks is less than ideal. I couldn't find a single comfortable position. I took a 2 hour bath which helped, but pretty soon I felt like I was going to have a water birth if I didn't get out!

The doctor on call told me to come into the hospital if the contractions got worse and/or if I wasn't keeping my fluids down. By 5:00 both of those things were happening so we went into the hospital. My parents picked up Peter, and Andrew and I were off. They checked me into Triage and by that time my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart. We had a great nurse who hooked me up with some fluids and after a couple hours the contractions were farther apart and less intense. Finally we were able to go home!

I'm feeling much better today. I'm quite exhausted but at least the little bug seems to be all gone. Andrew and I are so thankful that James decided to hang in there a little longer.  Not only are we not ready, but he needs to grow for a little longer! Last Friday I felt the sudden urge to wash all the newborn clothes and blankets and get my hospital bag ready. Now I have time to do that stuff! The nesting is really kicking in! I just have to make sure I don't over do it.

One of the hardest parts of yesterday was being away from Peter! I missed him so much. My parents kept him over night, which was good because we didn't get home until 1:30. It was really weird sleeping without Peter! I kept hearing him cry even though he wasn't there. This morning when my mom brought him over it was such an incredible feeling to be together again. He immediately wanted to be down on the floor playing with all his toys. He was so happy to be home! After my mom left I swooped him up and began to give him tons of kisses. Then Peter did something I will never forget, he flung his arms around my neck and gave me kisses back. It almost brought me to tears. One thing is for sure...I love my boys!

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My sister Liliana and I before brunch.

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After brunch. Obviously I had to hold it together enough to get my Instagram photo haha. I love you Andrew! I am sorry you had such a crazy Father's Day!

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Loving cards from my younger siblings.

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Flowers from my family... I love them.

I missed Peter a lot last night and I was really scared for baby James! I'm already such an attached mom...

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^ ^ One of my favorite Pinterest finds.