Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hand foot and mouth disease

So these are the types of things you read about when you are pregnant and have a young child but never actually expect your child to get. We weren't completely positive at the doctor the other day but we are pretty sure now. His rash has gotten worse. He only has a few sores on his feet so far and I hope it doesn't spread any worse because I know he wont want to walk. For looking as bad as he does he is still pretty happy and good. I think overall he's feeling better with the exception of his throat. His mouth and throat are all full of sores so it's hard to eat and even drink sometimes. We took him out for ice cream tonight which he enjoyed. He just started getting itchy tonight so we added benadryl to the to his routine tonight. He's also taking motrin for pain. I'm impressed with him because he looks like he should be so uncomfortable yet he's still playing and being pretty good. So it isolation from other kids for the next few days for us. It stinks because he's been asking to see Sarah and he can't until he's better. I'm hoping he'll be better by the end of the week and we can get out of the house again. It stinks being couped up all the time. I wanted to let him swim in his kiddie pool today but then the storm started rolling in so I decided not to fill it up. This has been happening a lot lately and I feel bad. It would have been a nice day to go to the pool in my parents neighborhood but we couldn't take him being sick.

Oh enough complaining. I have a good little boy and I am so lucky for that. Dan and I actually stayed up late last night and rented a movie and it was so nice to have that time together. It's been a long time since we've sat and watched a movie together. We're usually in bed not long after Jacob anymore. Ok. I should go lay down because this baby seems to be complaining. I wish this pregnancy was less complicated. I'm learning the signals of when I need to get my feet up.

Friday, June 27, 2008

will it ever end

Jacob has a doctor appointment today. His throat has gotten really bad. He has bumps or sores not really sure what to call them all on his through which have spread more in his mouth. I didn't get to see it really good this morning but he has on on the inside of his lip which he showed me so I know they have gotten worse. He's not really eating but is drinking some. I'm doing my best to keep him hydrated especially with the heat today. His throat is really swollen. My mom is coming with me to help because I know we'll need another set of hands and Dan can't leave work today. I'm lucky to have a mom near by willing to help. I hope there is something they can do because I can't handle many more nights like last night or days like the past 4 days! I need my little boy back! I'll post later with an update on how he's doing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

my poor baby

Well we went to the doctor for Jacob. They are unsure of the cause of the pain but we are keeping track of what he eats and when it happens. Today started out pretty good. He ate breakfast well and was doing great. We sat and talked for over 45 minutes today! It was awesome. Then it was snack time and he couldn't pick something and then told me his stomach hurt so I suggested we just relax and if he feels better we'll have snack later. He didn't feel like eating though. Then I was getting ready to get lunches ready ( Jack came at 11:00 ) and Jacob told me he didn't want anything that his stomach still hurt. This caught my attention because this is rare for him. I thought we'll he's 2 so I guess we'll have this happen ever once in a while. Then he vomited! I felt his head and face and he was really warm. He does have a fever of 102.3 which isn't terrible. The doctor said if the vomiting gets sever we need to have him seen right away in case of apendicitis. So we're pretty worried about him.
He just woke up and seems to be a little better. He slept for 45 minutes on the couch and is now laying down watching his favorite movie. I'm letting him have some crackers because he's screaming for something to eat. What ever is going on it's not a normal virus! Keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

15 weeks 3 days and a request for prayer

Yesterday was crazy. This baby would not stop moving. I was loving it to some degree. It was so sick though from all the moving inside, that part I could have lived with out. Today things are a little less calm on that part. I still have 1 1/2 weeks until my next appointment so there's not much to update on that end.

Last night we were able to go food shopping and did really well with savings. I was so glad for that since money is really tight right now. Jacob was actually really good in the store which was so helpful. Over the weekend we picked strawberries. It was so much fun. We actually got 10lbs! We made 2 batches of jam so far and we are excited to share that and enjoy some ourselves. I think I'll have some before work tonight! We of course spent the weekend with my parents again. We have been working on their kitchen remodel for about 2 months now. It's coming along great and it's starting to really look like a kitchen. There are 4 upper cabinets left to install plus the bead board for the backsplash and part of the rest of the room as well. Then trip and some touch ups and it will look great! I'm so excited for them. They deserve to have their dream kitchen.

Right now Jacob and Jack are sleeping. I know nap time is coming to an end so I should go get my work uniform out and ironed so I can get ready once Dan gets home. I was able to get 1 1/2 hours of studying in today which was so great.

Please pray for Jacob. 2 things actually. 1. He's still having trouble sleeping at nap time because he is scared. He's had nightmares only at nap time for about 2-3 months. He is also scared of reflections and I am having a hard time trying to teach him what he is really seeing. We've had to close the blinds at my parents house in the dining room because he was so scared. 2. He's been telling us that his tummy hurts a lot lately. Usually when eating after only eating a few bites. After a few minutes he is ok and can resume with his meal. It sometimes will happen when he is playing or the other day in the car. Sometimes I know it's gas but others we are not quite sure. He is going to the pediatrician on thursday or friday depending on what hours they have available on those days. I just hope he doesn't need any extensive testing. I worry about him and since he was a premie he is more at risk for different things. We recently discovered he is allergic to cats and is likely to develop asthma. He has had croup 3 times since January. What we thought was croup could actually have been asthma so we need to watch him next time he gets a cold. It's so hard not to worry when it's your child. I am trying because I know I need to stay positive and trust God. I know He is in control and has His hand on my little boy. But please just pray for all of us and we try to figure out what is going on in his little body and mind. I hope the pediatrician can also help us with dealing with his fears. He has gotten worse again over the past few days.

Thanks everyone. Now I must get ready for work.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Check out this link for yet another neat contest for baby items

Being prego myself I am always looking for new fun things for this little bundle of joy. I'd feel bad if I didn't get a few new things for this one since Jacob had everything new and this baby will get his hand-me-downs especially if it's another boy!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

crazy kid!

Yesterday my little boy decided he was not going to take a nap. I went in twice to tell him to lay down in bed and stay there thinking if he would just try he would fall asleep. The first time he tells me " I have poop " Ok so I changed him. The second time he tells me " I can't mommy " I told him to try and the next time I come in because he's being loud and is not in bed he would get a spanking. Well he didn't stay in bed but he also didn't make a sound. I thought it was funny that he was trying to hide it from me that he wasn't sleeping. We have a video moniter so I was watching him and he took all the diapers out of the box on the floor ( which was nearly full! ) and placed them on his bed. When I finally did go in there he told me he couldn't go to bed because it was full of diapies! At that point it was 3:30 so I had given up and told him he had to stay in his room for 15 minutes while I finished the meatballs for his punishment. He screamed the whole time and then we talked and got ready to swim. Needless to say today he is sound asleep and quite as a mouse!

Jacob's newest thing is to tell me something hurts when he is getting in trouble. Today it was his neck and yesterday his throat. Now I know they might hurt some since he was just sick with a sore throat and cough but for him to tell me when I am telling him not to do something or no you can not have cookies and ice cream for breakfast is a little nuts. He's getting way to smart and sometimes it's not for good.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Second trimester!

We made it to the second trimester! How do I feel....crappy! I actually feel more sick then in the first trimester, but as long as my baby is healthy I'm ok with it. It's making it much harder to take this heat. Seriously 90 and 100 degree weather in June! This is nuts. We went to the pool in my parents neighborhood on saturday night and it was so great. It was just what we needed to beat the heat. Today is the worst day and Jacob is sick so I don't think we'll be doing any swimming. We'll see. I told him I could fill up his baby pool and he could swim in that tonight. It might help him cool down if I get the water the right temp. I think I'll fill it in a few minutes so it's ready after dinner while Dan cuts the grass.

I still don't have a belly picture. I need to get on that, but time is so hard to find these days. I have so much to do now that my semester has started for school. It's only 6 1/2 weeks long so I'll be free again soon.

Friday, June 6, 2008

13 weeks 6 days

Yesterday Jacob was so good. He was helpful. I had Jack here and Jacob helped change him and got him toys and shared really well. Today it was just us and he was so grumpy! I hope he wakes up from his nap in a better mood! I wish the weather was nicer so we could play outside. We went out for a little while but could not go in the grass because it's so muddy.

Last week we took Jacob to the playground. He had so much fun. I thought I'd share some pictures from then. I can't believe how big he is. He did the slide all by himself. I could not believe it when he was climbing up and then sat down and scooted to the edge and slid down. He was so proud too.Jacob's new favorite part of the day is when we call Daddy! Here he is all grown up talking to daddy on the phone!

No pregnancy photos just yet. I'll work on that this weekend. I have been feeling very nauseous, which I am hoping has to do with how much this baby moves. We'll see. I should be out of the morning sickness stage by now. My sister-in-law was really sick when she was pregnant with Sarah because of how active she was. Maybe it's a girl. Who knows. Jacob was so lazy though and it was an easy pregnancy for me. I guess that's all.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

13 weeks 3 days

To clarify. The ultrasound picture was from 9 weeks. It says 10 weeks on it but my due date changed after that. I am now 13 week and 3 days! I feel some flutters but my midwife says it's probably not the baby....but what does she know. I really do believe it's our baby moving around. At the last ultrasound it was moving around like crazy. And to answer the burning we do not plan to find out what we are having. The only thing that might change our minds is if they find something wrong at the next ultrasound that would lead them to believe our baby might not make it. I hate that we were not able to find out is Jaidon was a boy or girl. So I would want to know if I could if we were in danger of loosing this baby. Other than that we want to be surprised. It's so fun that way! Not that there is anything wrong with finding's just not for us. I loved hearing those words after all the work of labor with Jacob..." It's a boy". Plus this way no one will know and Jacob gets to tell the family. He's so excited about that. I just hope that everyone can wait that long for him to come back and visit and then go out and tell the news.

In other news I already feel big. I'll try to get a belly shot ( sorry but way too many stretch marks from Jacob so I'll just wear a tight shirt so you can see ) soon. I'm nervous to post it because of how big I feel. I have however only gained 2 pounds so far!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Just in case

I don't know if anyone reads this anymore but......
We're pregnant! Baby is due to arrive sometime around December 6th. So far everything has been pretty good. A few scares, but now everything is going so much better. Keep us in your prayers as we trust God with this tiny little life.