Luke

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 79 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson” I’m going to put this out there. Words often fail me, and I’m not always great at conveying my thoughts. But this one’s for Mallory…and she deserves to have you read through to the end. Eight months ago, I approached Mallory about whether she’d be willing to blog her pregnancy experience. I still remember how nervous I was about asking, knowing pregnancy can be such an intimate (even intimidating) journey. The thought of an athlete of her caliber – …

08-04-2016

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 78 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   40 weeks plus 2 days! I have outgrown Matt’s t-shirts. His shirts do not fit over my belly anymore either. My mom told me we could meet in Mt. Vernon and I could borrow my dad’s shirts. He’s a XXL. No thank you. Matt and I are trying everything and anything to induce this labor. I have been bouncing on a yoga ball, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, walking for hours, eating spicy foods. Nothing seems to be …

08-01-2016

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 77 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   This is hopeless! I am 40 weeks and no baby. The only positive is that I get a bonus ultra sound tomorrow to make sure placenta and amniotic fluid are still working properly for Luke. I am pretty sure I don’t need an ultrasound to make that prediction because he is a wild animal in my belly. I am looking forward to contractions with how much Luke kicks, punches, and swirls around. I have been praying for contractions …

07-27-2016

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 76 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   I am pretty discouraged this morning! After my doctor appointment yesterday I was hoping for really good news to deliver Luke soon, but instead I found out that Luke has been wanting to come out, but my body is not ready yet. I haven’t dilated any further from 38 weeks and my cervix is tilted backwards. I will have an ultra sound on August 2 to make sure he is doing alright. I am praying that my body …

39 weeks!

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 75 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson” 07-26-2016 39 weeks! I am doing well, not much to report except I am now peeing way more than I thought was possible. It lasts all 24 hours and never seems to stop. I woke up every 1 hour and 30 minutes last night and I am tired and irritable. I don’t even have a baby yet. The lack of sleep worries me. I am someone who has always been responsible and gets around 8+ hours of sleep per …

Contractions are coming in hot today!

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 74 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson” 07-25-2016 Contractions are coming in hot today! They are getting a tad more uncomfortable, and still irregular, but happening much closer together. The top half of my stomach is completely squishy because Luke has dropped all the way down to the pelvis. I have been walking as much as my feet will allow before they begin aching and swelling. I can still walk about 30 minutes before needing to elevate my feet to get the swelling out, but then …

Emotional!

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 73 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson” 07-22-2016 Emotional! Today has been an extremely emotional day! I know my days of being independent and doing whatever I need or want to do is coming to an end. My time with my husband and me will no longer be the same! I have been married to Matt for almost 8 years and it has only been us. I am trying to say goodbye to the old me these next few days. I have noticed myself wanting to …

07-21-2016

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 72 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   Matt and I went to Carl Junction yesterday to visit family and I forgot Matt has not been around 3 toddlers and a newborn at a given time. He was overwhelmed to say the least. We got in the truck to head back to Springfield and we both said we are not ready for 4 kids, but we will be ok with our family of 3. The chaos at my parents’ house was unreal and the kids are …

07-20-2016

Jason Rule Mallory Lawson

This is post 71 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   Officially 38 weeks and 1 day and slept for 9 hours straight through last night. Either I was extremely tired or my diffuser with essential oils put me in a coma. I diffused lavender and panaway and put two drops of lavender on the bottoms of my feet and behind my ears. I woke up thinking I was in a dream. I haven’t slept through the night in months. I am still in shock and its 11:15am. I …

07-18-2016

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This is post 70 of 79 in the series “Mallory Lawson”   Matt arrived home at 5:30am just the time I began coaching Crossfit this morning! Glad he’s back, but it always takes a week or so to adjust to being a couple again. I mean I have my routine by myself and he comes home and messes my routine up. So glad he will be able to help me since I started having contractions yesterday after church and they are sporadic throughout the day. I thought contractions were only …