Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekend Update: South Carolina State Cycling Championship and a whole lot of nothing else:

I would like to first start with an update on myself and baby boy as I had an appt Thursday afternoon...

Baby boy is doing amazing and looking absolutely perfect and healthy! He is actually measuring a few weeks bigger than I am and currently weighs 4 pounds! Thankfully through everything that has been going on he is staying mighty strong!

I am still 1-2cm dilated, the doctor said my cervix is now extremely soft (over share), I have now developed an infection that they have put me on more medication to take care of, and am still on modified bed rest. I lost another pound but thankfully they aren't TOO concerned because baby boy is so big! They have already started mentioning/talking about/planning for an induction but would like baby boy to stay put for as long as possible.
All in all, it was a good visit and we were happy with the news!


Friday was just another day of Charli and I laying around playing. I have to admit that this bed rest stuff is not as easy as it looks. I am having a very difficult time staying put and find myself doing little things here and there that I shouldn't be doing; bending over, picking up things, doing too much laundry, etc. I have been good with catching myself and immediately stopping and asking Charli to help mommy pick something up! She has been an absolute trooper I tell ya!

After Steven got home from work, he surprised me with another prenatal massage that evening!!
So I headed out for some 'me' time!
The massage was amazing and just what I needed! 
On top of that, I came home to homemade Chicken Parmesan on the dinner table and my Friday evening glass of wine! 
Seriously, he is too good to me!
Thank you again honey for a wonderful Friday evening! I love you!

Saturday morning we headed up to Columbia for Steven to race in the South Carolina State Crit Cycling Championship. Charli and I missed last weekend when Steven raced in the Time Trial for the state title and placed 1st. So I was so excited that my Doctor allowed me to travel with him so we could be there to cheer him on! 
Even if it was the hottest first day of Summer ever (seriously it was over 100 degrees).

He looked absolutely amazing and placed 3rd!!
 We couldn't be more proud!
Way to go Steven!!

He also received his very first paycheck from racing and I'm pretty sure Charli knew exactly where that would be going! ;) haha! 

(If you want to watch his race from his point of view you can watch the video he recorded on his GoPro, it's pretty cool if you have never seen a crit before, although it made me nervous)

Steven was also interviewed by the local news because of his race. 
You can see some of the footage Here

The rest of our Saturday consisted of me laying down while Steven mowed the grass and then let Charli play in the pool for a little bit until the nasty Summer thunderstorm rolled in. 

 This morning Steven headed out for a short ride (at 6 am) and when he got home made Sunday morning waffles! Later this morning I started to get extremely sick so you could imagine what the rest of the day looked like...

Me laying in bed all day
Steven and Charli playing in the backyard
Steven and Charli playing in the pool
A 3 hour nap for Charli
A nice nap for Mommy
Steven doing the grocery shopping
And a whole lot of nothing else...

I will say being stuck in bed all day today was not how I wanted to spend my Sunday, but having these two by my side cuddling with their mama made it a little better!
My bed rest buddies! 

I've still been really sick this evening and we are calling it an early night...
Here is to hoping tomorrow is better!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! 


  1. Congrats to Steven but you hang in there and take it easy Momma!

  2. So glad that baby boy is doing well! Gosh Traci, I'm so sorry you have to go through all of this. I've been thinking of you and just pray you start feeling better soon! And your husband is a rock star, my goodness!!

  3. Hope you feel better soon!!! I can't imagine being on bedrest. Glad you got to see the husband race though! Congratulations to him!