Friday, July 25, 2008

Today's appointment

Everything is going well. The baby is healthy and perfect size! I am still contracting but everything is fine so we are just taking it easy and keeping a close eye on things. After my next appointment we might have a Fetal Fibronectin test to hopefully put our minds at ease or prepare us for another early baby. We're just really hoping for a negative result on that test. Jacob really had a good time seeing the baby on the screen. The baby moved around a lot and he seemed to like that. My blood pressure was a little high again but it's still ok.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


It's been a while so here we go. Jacob is sick again. This poor kid seems to always be sick. I think it's related to being a premie. He's feeling a little better today which is good. Hopefully this will be it for a while. He's gotten really into Thomas the Tank Engine which has been neat to see. He loves to play with his trains, but I am getting sick of watching it on TV. It's all we watch now.

The pregnancy is progressing along. I have been having contractions for almost 2 weeks now but they never last or progress so I just keep on going along with my day. I hope I can make it to a safe point in pregnancy before they do progress. I have an ultrasound tomorrow which we are excited about. We are not finding out the sex. I have been tempted but I think we'll stick with our original decision to be surprised. Jacob is excited to see the baby on the computer screen again. I'm glad he's so excited about the baby. He was talking to the baby last night and rubbing and kissing my belly. It was so cute. I love when he does stuff like that. I wish December wasn't so far away. I'm trying my hardest to optimistic that I wont deliver until December. I would mind late November but not too early this time. I don't want my baby to have to spend any time in the NICU. We have chosen a hospital with a great NICU though just in case. I have been very impressed so far with the hospital. I was there a week and 1/2 ago praying I was not in labor already and the nurses were really nice and the room I was in was a good size. We're planning to do a tour soon so we can see everything before hand and know where to go. Even though it's early I'll probably make my next appointment a longer one so I can ask questions about delivery since I never got to do that with Jacob. This way I know where to go and have an idea of what I can do to avoid any medication.

Well that's probably more than you all wanted to know.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Just some new pictures for now...I need to go eat lunch

Our new little peanut!

Jacob and Jack

Painting his new room

Playing with Uncle Ray and Aunt Marie

Looking out the window of Uncle Ray and Aunt Marie's 10th story condo!

Me and my best friend Karen. She is is expecting her first any day now. It was great to see them again.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

I'm so glad Dan is off today. It's almost like having a day off myself because I get help and someone to help entertain Jacob. I love being with him everyday and playing with him and watching him learn, but every once in a while it's nice to have some help and a chance to relax a little. We're going over friends tonight which will also be nice. Tomorrow I get to see my cousin for the first time since March and we get to meet her baby! I think and then sunday we'll be at Dan's mom hanging out with his family. It should be a good weekend. It's going to be a busy week. I have an exam this week and I want to spend some time with my cousin. I have Jack 2 days again plus tons of studying!

So if you don't hear from me for a while, it's just crazy around here. We hope to get Jacob's room mostly painted this weekend. Hopefully we are able to do that.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

on the road to recovery

Jacob is on his way to getting better. He is so much happier these days not that he was very unhappy other days though. He only has sores in his mouth now and they seem to be less painful since he can eat more and actually brushed his teeth! I am hoping he will be well enough to visit Sarah on friday. I don't think he is still contagious but I'm not risking it.

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. I have to get 1 filling but it's really small and should only take a few minutes. Other than that my teeth are good it's just been way too long since my last cleaning. I'm glad to get it over with and glad that we found the cavity early so it doesn't get bad. It will be my first filling which I'm not happy about but I'll survive. I made it through labor with out an epidural so I think I'll be ok.

I guess that's all for tonight. I'm tired from a long night at work so I'm off to lay down and wait for my wonderful husband to get back from the store. I forgot to leave him my car so he said he would go when I got home even though it was so late tonight. I couldn't have designed a better person to spend the rest of my life with! I love him to pieces!