Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Tomorrow (hopefully not any longer than that!), we will meet our son! The baby we tried for over 2 years to have. Tomorrow, we get to see his beautiful face, smell is baby skin, hear is tiny squeaks and loud screams. Tomorrow, I will be able to sigh a big sigh of relief... Tomorrow, I won't have to wait any longer for my wish to come true.

Tomorrow - Wyatt Dean Hudak will come into our world, and change it forever. Tomorrow we will bond with our newborn baby boy. We will be a true family.

Tomorrow is the day.

Wyatt will be here 20 days early, like mommy guessed all along - he will be born at the end of August.

I ask for all of your prayers and well wishes. Being induced is hard enough sometimes, I will be put on a yucky medication to help prevent seizures (due to preeclampsia). I am asking for prayers for my strength and that I stay happy, and alert and not sick during this most memorable day!

Thank you all SO SO much for your 9 months (plus many more) of support through this long process!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

43, or less!

I CANNOT believe that I am SO extremely close to meeting this little man! I find it hard to contain my emotions, excitement and anxiousness these days! I can get everything ready, organized and cleaned, but then I still find myself waiting!!

We are completely stocked up on our cloth diapers. The breast pump is ready and waiting... Our hospital bag and diaper bag are packed... His room is totally ready. Now... we just need a baby!!

Yesterday we had our first NST (Non stress test, but I beg to differ!)... Twice a week, until I deliver Wyatt, I will go to the hospital, perinatal center and will be hooked up to the regular fetal and contraction monitors for anywhere from 15-45+ minutes. They look for Wyatt's heart rate to go up, down, and stay up or down for a certain period of time. Yesterday, they hooked me up, and then after about 10 minutes, with his HR in the 130-140s, the nurse said "he wasn't meeting criteria"...HUH!? Then *I* became stressed!! She pulled out this little mechanism and said that "this will wake up the baby" and puts it on my arm and I feel nothing, but its kind of a loud buzzing. So, she put its down low on my abdomen and turns it on for no more than 4 seconds. Well, within about 2-3 minutes Wyatt woke up.. and I mean WOKE UP. I have NEVER felt him SO active. He was actually hurting my ribs/belly. My belly was bouncing ALL over the place!! And during that time, his HR went up to the 180s! She said thats what they wanted to see! So, finally I was done, and then each time you get the NST you are taken into another room for a quick ultrasound, just to measure fluid. That all looked good, so I was set to go! I stopped at the blood sugar place and got weighed and checked BP and was on my way!

I am kind of excited for all of the appt.'s because I think it will move these last 5-6 weeks a bit faster! 2 times a week for NSTs, 1 time a week for blood sugar checks, and starting next week 1 time a week for the OB too!

I only have one more ultrasound, and that scheduled for 39 weeks. This will only be to measure little man. It will tell us whether or not we will be having an u/s, or vaginal delivery. I am hoping he is a size that will not complicate a vaginal, but I know I have no control. At about 31 weeks, he measured about 33 weeks, and was in the 86th percentile! He was over 4lbs already! I am guessing he has hit 5 lbs by now... Maybe he will slow down a bit? ;)

I am just SO excited!!

43 days to go and counting!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Tomorrow I hit 30 weeks! 30 whole, beautiful, safe, uneventful weeks of pregnancy.... COMPLETE!

This feels like a HUGE accomplishment! The countdown is REALLY on now! Tomorrow, there will be 70 days until my due date. On Thursday there will be 9 weeks and 6 days left! Single digit weeks! I can still remember what it felt like being only 9 weeks along!

Thank you God! Amazing, and it feels surreal still... I can't believe that in just a matter of time, Wyatt will be born, and in our arms!

Goodbye to the 20s weeks! Hello final countdown!!! :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011


So, I wrote a birth plan. I have received some raised eyebrows and some supporting handshakes during this part of pregnancy! SO many people have SO many ideas/thoughts/advice for you when you're pregnant, its hard NOT to listen.

A few people have asked to see our birth plan, so I have decided to share :)

Here you go!:

Labor/Delivery/Birth Plan for:
 Emily Hudak (mother) and Wyatt Hudak (child)
Our son Wyatt was conceived after 2 devastating miscarriages in 2010. This successful pregnancy means the world to me, and my husband, and we would like Wyatt to be born into a peaceful, non medicated, non stressful environment. I would like to avoid any unnecessary medical interventions, unless absolutely necessary, or should a medical emergency arise.  
Everything stated in this birth plan is based on the idea that my labor will be healthy/uneventful. Any emergency arising, will grant any and all medical interventions to be taken (and void all of my wishes stated below, to allow medical staff to safely deliver Wyatt), in order to have Wyatt and Emily healthy and safe in the end.
·         I would like to avoid induction, unless 7+ days after my due date have passed.
·         Dim lighting in delivery room, with quiet music.
·         I would like to avoid an IV line, and be allowed to eat and drink as I feel I need.
·         Intermittent EFM (electronic fetal monitoring), or telemetry EFM, to allow for free range of motion/mobility during labor/contractions.
·         Ability to walk, rock, use of a birth ball, bathe, sit on toilet – as needed to assist in progressing labor naturally.
·         Minimal vaginal examinations.
·         Allow rupture of membranes to occur on its own.
·         Do not offer pain medication to me. If I would like an epidural, pain medication – I will ask.
·         No Pitocin, to “speed up” my labor.
·         Matt Hudak (husband) to cut cord.
·         Video/photography to be allowed at all times during labor, delivery, birth and afterward.
·         Push when needed, without holding breathe/counting.
·         Ability and access to push in a variation of positions, not limited to lying on my back (birth bar, squatting, on side, kneeling, etc).
·         Avoid an episiotomy, unless absolutely necessary.
·         Have Wyatt put on my chest immediately after he is born, skin to skin.
·         Delay weighing/measuring/testing/cleaning of Wyatt, until we have bonded and he has nursed, and/or I am ready.
·         Wyatt will be breastfed only, absolutely NO formula to be given, under any circumstance (if an emergency arises, I will pump breast milk for him to be fed).
·         If a c-section were needed, I request my husband, Matthew Hudak to be present at all times, and to be allowed access to video/photograph the delivery.
·         If a c-section were needed, I would like to be awake and aware of everything happening, at all times.
·         Wyatt to remain in my room with me, at all times.
·         If Wyatt needs to be removed from my presence, Matt Hudak (husband) to be attending to all testing/procedures at all time, if I am not able to.
·         Any “optional” testing of Wyatt to be allowed/OK’ed by either myself, or by my husband Matt Hudak.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back to the old days..

Or so it seems! As far as Wyatt is concerned, it feels like I will be doing what my parents did when I was a newborn baby. You don't see/hear much of these things happening anymore, but I couldn't be MORE excited for them to occur! When Wyatt is born, I will:
  • Be using "cloth" diapers (gdiapers)
  • breastfeed for at least 1 year of his life
  • Make homemade/organic baby food
For his birth, I plan on it being completely drug free and without unneeded intervention. I have been practicing/reading Lamaze, and will have a birth plan written up, so that it is MY labor, and not the nurses/doctors.

This could very well be my one and only labor/delivery/birth experience, and I plan on doing it as naturally as possible!

Now, if only the next 12 weeks could just ZOOM by, I will be super excited!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



Never, ever, did I imagine this day to arrive! After you lose 2 pregnancies, you don't think you will EVER accomplish being pregnant, to term! Thank you God!

13 weeks left! 91 days! 3 months! Amazing!!!

I CANNOT wait to meet you little Wyatt! You are going to change our lives forever!!! 

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Sometimes I really, REALLY miss Wyatt's little brother Jakob. A lot. I know he was gone already when he was born, and looking back, I have had SO much more time with Wyatt, but I had a strong connection with Jakob too. Jakob was so very tiny, almost a figment of my imagination... But he was a baby, a boy, a human.

Just thought I would share.

Friday, June 10, 2011


So technically, I don't have diabetes, but I have many other issues that are affecting my blood sugar and have to monitor my levels 4 times a day. This gets very irritating on a daily basis, but I follow my diet (except for the occasion cheat!) and walk 1-2 miles a day!

Every 2 weeks I go and check in with an RN who checks my blood pressure and weight. I also bring my monitor and a 'diary' of everything I have eaten for the last 2 weeks (THAT is the part that gets SO annoying). I guess because I know I am being 'watched', I have stuck to it. I'm sure I would be following a healthy diet regardless, but this really keeps me on my toes!

So, I am not going to complain at all, or defend myself on this, because, well, it's AWESOME! In 26 weeks, I have gained 4 lbs! This means that I have LOST weight during my pregnancy! I am not counting on it, but what if I weighed less when Wyatt was born, than I did when I got pregnant??! I'm not banking on that, and I really don't care - BUT - that would be cool! The dr.'s don't want me gaining more than 15-20 lbs total, so for about 13.5 weeks, I have 11 lbs (min) and 16 (max). allotted to gain!  We shall see!

Wyatt - mommy and papa are SO ready for you! We hope this Summer FLIES! Mommy focuses on months at a time, and WOW, June is already almost halfway over!

13.5 weeks left! Just over 3 months! 96 days!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I decided to start a new blog, just for Wyatt. My other blog has been more about me, and Matt, Evan and our beans.

Our son's name is Wyatt Samuel Hudak. Samuel is biblical, meaning "God has heard" and "God has answered". We felt this was exact to our son, and to our lives. How our lives turned back to Christ after Jakob. How, before I became pregnant with Wyatt, I asked God to not give me a child, unless he could be born healthy and full term. I believe God has heard!

We didn't even realize his initials spelled out WSH, or, WySH. We think its perfect and fate and meant to be!

99 more days until our little man's due date, and I cannot wait to finally hold my child.