Mirabelle turned 10 months old this past week. Boy has the time flown by this year!! I found myself thinking about her 1st birthday party the other day and it just blew me away... My baby is on the verge of being a toddler!! She has been growing and developing like wild fire this month. She now has 3 words (Dada, Momma, and Bye-Bye), she waves, she can pull herself up and stand, she gives kisses, she is learning to clap, and she can mimic just about any sound we make with our mouths.
The day after she turned 10 months we had a well-check out at her doctors office in Sugarland so, since we were already out that way, we went to the mall and got portraits taken at Picture People. Its been since Christmas so it was time to get some portraits done before she turns one. They turned out great. I will post a few at the bottom of the post. If you are interested in ordering any prints leave a comment and I can send you the link for the website so you can place an order. I did print a few wallets and 4x6 size pictures to give out to some family members but beyond that would be on your own.
Last weekend Bill was super sick with a bad stomach virus that left him feeling terrible till Tuesday of this week. Thankfully he is back to normal now. Around Tuesday I started to feel like I was coming down with the same thing. Wednesday and Thursday were worse than Tuesday. Finally, Friday morning around 6 am I woke up in excruciating pain...I felt like I was in labor all over again. After about 3 hours I couldn't take it anymore so Bill had to take me to the minor care ER center. Turns out I have my first kidney stone! They think it's too big to pass on its own so I will be going in Monday morning to have a procedure done where they will reduce it so that it can pass easily.
I have heard from people that a kidney stone is more painful than labor. Now that I can compare I would say that its similar but different. The trouble with the kidney stone is that there is no break, where as with a contraction, you know that you have a 30 second to 2 minute resting period to look forward to before the next one comes on. This was like a 6 hour long contraction...and we are talking BACK LABOR!! I tried to think back on what I learned in my birth class for helping with pain so I have been taking a lot of hot baths and using my labor breathing.
I could definitely use some prayer...I really don't want this thing trying to pass on its own since it is the size that it is. Unfortunately I have no one to blame but myself for this stone. My medication can cause kidney stones I knew that I would need to stay on top of my water intake but lately I have been very lazy about it. Live and learn!!