Sunday, November 28, 2010

catch up

Hey everyone! I am sure most of you know what is going on with our lives right now. I have a webpage set up to keep everyone update about Jordyn's recovery.

I am going to be updating this blog a little more often now. This is where I will update about me, anthony, jordyn and in general the emotional aspect of life. I don't like putting on jordyn's page how i feel and everything going on in our lives.

This has been an emotional roller coaster ride. I had no idea 4 months ago what we would go through. I can't believe that this semester is almost over and I'm probably going to pass! My goal was just to make it. Taking everything just one day at a time has helped a lot. I have done very little thinking and planning for the future lately.

I am so proud of Jordyn! She has done such a great job fighting for her life. We are so close to getting her home. I have found out just how great the people in our lives are. We may not have a lot of family close by but God has blessed us with friends that have become family!

I know this is short but I will update more later just mainly wanted to say hey and I'm getting back to myself!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Days since Birth

Sorry it's taken me so long to publish about her birth. I have had a rougher time recovering from the c/s than I thought I would. Today is the first day that I actually don't have much pain.

Jordyn had been doing really good nursing until a few days ago. She got some reflux and real bad gas. Yesterday all she wanted to do was sleep so after much crying and trying to force her to eat, we started feeding her through a medicine dropper. We managed to get enough breastmilk down her that she is at least latching on and sucking a little today. I put Anthony in charge of feeding from the dropper, which means I got sleep some last night. With getting a little more sleep last night, I feel better today.

At her two day appointment, Thursday 7/29, she weighed 6 lbs 10 oz. We went back to the doctor this past Monday, 8/2, about the reflux issues, and she weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. She has probably dropped down from that since she wouldn't eat very much. She is holding her head up a little bit and she watches us more.

We made a trip to BC Monday to visit Nannie & Granddaddy. They are just tickled pink about her! Aunt Andrea & Aunt Liss got to hold her too while we were visiting. Depending how I feel I may go stay with Nannie the weekend that Anthony goes back to work. I don't remember much from the hospital on Sunday but I do remember Nannie taking care of me while I was sick. Being an adult and away from family, you tend to forget how good it feels for your mom to take care of you. Nannie has always been there to take care of me but I'm usually to independent to let her. It felt really good to be taken care of in the hospital by her!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Birth Story!

Jordyn Elizabeth Webb was born July 25, 2010 @ 8:03 am! She weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 18.5 in long! She is absolutely perfect in every way!

Saturday Night:

We went to the hospital about 8:30 pm. It took about an hour to get all the paper work done. When they hooked me up to the monitor it showed that I was having minor contractions but were frequent. The dr. on call came in to see how I was doing, because she saw the contractions on the monitor. On Tuesday, I was not dilated at all. The doctor on call checked me and I was at 1 cm. She went ahead and gave me the Cervidil. I was instructed that I could eat until 12 midnight. I was also given Ambion to sleep. I called Nannie to let her know I was okay and at the hospital at about 10 pm. Field and Keri came by to bring us a snack, Danny Dan's cheese fries! Shortly after scarfing them down, I got sick. I was then given Finagrin and it made me very jumpy and couldn't sleep. They came in about midnight or little after to take out the Cervidil because Jordyn was having trouble dealing with the contractions I was having. I finally got to sleep about 2 am. We were still expecting to be induced in the morning so we didn't call anyone to come on the to hospital.


I woke up about 5:30 am. by 6:00 am the doctor still had not been in to start the induction. I sent Anthony out to the nurse desk to see if they would know when she would be around to start the induction. The nurse told him she'd be in and talk to us about it. When the nurse came in, she explained that they were going to wait on my doctor to get there to see what she wanted to do. My doctor was coming on at 7 am and the doctor on call that night didn't want to start the induction because Jordyn's HB was dropping after the contractions. Dr. Kot, my obgyn, came in about 7:15am and told us that we were going to have to have a c-section. She knew how much I wanted to have a natural birth. She told us that we could labor for a while if I wanted to but that I would end up in a C/S. I told her that it was okay we would just do the c/s. I asked if there was enough time to call my family and have them come up to the hospital and she said yes. I got two phone calls in before the nurse came in to prep me for the section.

The section was not like I thought it was going to be. I was really tired from the night before and the spinal block did not completely take. I felt a lot of pressure from them pushing on me and it was really uncomfortable. After they got Jordyn out and showed her to me, they gave me something to knock me out. If they had asked, I would have told them to knock me out for the whole thing but anyways. The birth did not go the way that I had wanted but she is here and healthy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So Excited!!!

So We had our last prenatal dr appointment yesterday. I gained a total of 21 lbs. My blood pressure was up a little but not out of normal range (115/69). We are so excited! We were instructed to go to the hospital at 8:00 pm on Saturday night. They are going to give me a medicine to ripen my cervix. This could start start contractions and if not then I will be given Potcin at 5:30 am Sunday morning. With first time mother, labor typically last about 12 -16 hours. So the doctor said not to expect to deliver until 5:30 pm - 12 midnight. So Sunday is going to be a very long day! It will all be worth it though! I am still planning on trying to labor with out pain medication. My original goal was to go completely unmedicated but things changed. I still would like to give it a good try to do it with out the epidural. My dr said that it is my birth and we would do it my way! I am sure that I will end up getting it but I want to give it a good try without it!

So with that said, today is going to be a very busy day! I think my nesting instinct is kicking in! I have been giving Anthony orders all morning on how and what to clean!!! :) I have been working on the shade for Jordyn's room. I will finish it today. We are also both going to get haircuts before she gets here. So So much to do but we will get it all done!

Our Address is 310 N. 19th Ave. Hattiesburg, MS 39401 for anyone who wants to come visit and see our new baby girl after we come home!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Running out of time!

We have 9 days till Jordyn gets here. I had a doctors appointment this last Tuesday. My cervix is still closed. She said that if there was absolutely no change at my next appointment, this coming Tuesday. Then she would not be able to induce. She said that with the way I have been progressing, we shouldn't have a problem inducing on the 25th. I may just have to go into the hospital the 24th at 8 pm to get my cervix softened and ready for the induction. She will not induce me early if she thinks that it may not work and would end up in a C-section. She wants to avoid that at all cost.

There has been so much that I need to do but I just have not felt like doing it. I've been very emotional, which I'm sure is all the hormones. I have read every pregnancy book I can get my hand on and birth book but I haven't read much about babies. I got a little panicky the other day realizing that I don't know anything about babies. I know basic stuff but I don't know much. She's going to be here in 9 days.

I also feel so alone. Anthony has been working SO much during this pregnancy that I feel like I'm doing it all by myself. Found out today, Robin is probably not going to be here when we come home from the hospital. I've never done this before and there is not going to be anyone around that has. Anthony said that it will be fine he know what to do but he was just a kid when his brother and sister were born. I guess this is what we get for trying to live our own lives without any help from others. I guess like everything else in life I'll just pull up my britches and do it.

Friday, July 9, 2010


This doctor's appointment was a little depressing. I know that you shouldn't worry about weight when you are pregnant. I haven't restricted my eating in anyway, nor would I but I'm a woman and have always had a problem with gaining weight. I now weigh 149 lbs and I still have two weeks to go.

Pregnancy has really not been all that I envisioned it to be. It hasn't been terrible but not the fairy tale that I have heard about and seen with other women. The one thing I was looking forward to was my birth! I know that sounds crazy most women look forward to the pregnancy and dread the birth! I knew what I wanted and had been planning my birth for almost two years! Well that is not going to happen either! I wanted a completely unmediated birth. I knew that complication may arise and that not be possible and I was preparing myself for that. I was even preparing myself that if she was not to arrive by the 29th we would need to induce. Now we are planning an induce for the 25th. So really I may not ever go into labor. I will certainly try to go into labor naturally but if not it will be the 25th. I don't really know any details except for that because I didn't ask. I was shocked that my doctor would suggest this but she did and told me to think about it.

The reason for this date is A) School starts back the 18th of August and I want as much time as I can getting Jordyn use to breastfeeding before I introduce a bottle to her. I feel I will be rushed as it is to get her to bottle feed. B) My doctor goes on vacation for a week the 30th of July, day before I am due. We don't want to wait because it could be harmful to mine and Jordyn's health to wait till she gets back.

Like I said, this is not how I envisioned my labor or birth but I am okay, not over joyed but okay, with it. There are people who have gone in been induce and vaginally delivered without a problem. Its the other cases where mother ends up with a c-section that I am worried about. If you don't know by now, I hate needles, cutting open or just anything gross and bloody. I have two weeks to calm myself and get use to this idea along with all the things I've been putting off!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So we had our first vaginal appointment last week. I didn't like it. Jordyn is head down but I have not started thinning yet; so we wait! I was at 35 weeks; gained 3lbs; and 1 cm. Blood pressure was 96/54 and Jordyn's HB was 154. Not much else to report on that. It was a rushed appointment. We did ask about another sonogram but Dr. Kot said there would not be another one unless we had a problem. I have started having contractions but nothing serious.

Anthony went back to Thursday morning. This hitch is harder because I want Ant here with me these last few weeks. He may get to come home for a few days tomorrow. If this storm is projected to enter the gulf Ant will have to come home for a day or two. I am really hoping this happens, I know that's bad but I miss him!

I went this weekend and spent time at the beach with the Davis Family! I enjoyed going and getting to spend time with them but came home early. There isn't much to do at the beach when you are 9 months pregnant. Kinda miserable really. I came home to finish getting things done. I think that the nesting is starting to kick in a little bit.

Please go on Facebook and see all my maternity pictures!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

getting busy!

Well Anthony came home on Thursday. We have been very busy! He had to take a nap yesterday! I have been taking Child preparation classes the last three weeks. They have been very helpful understanding what the hospital allows and doesn't allow for labor. We also got to see the Labor and Delivery Floor. Its all very nice! We also took a Coaches Corner class but didn't really learn anything and a Baby Care Class but didn't learn much in it either. Luckily for us the classes are offered through the hospital for free! I am scheduled to take a breastfeeding class next Monday and that will be the last of my classes. We have a funeral this Friday to go to in Brookhaven. My uncle pasted away from heart failure this past Sunday. We also have a family dinner Saturday night with Aunt Betty Carol. Then Sunday, we have our last shower. We have been putting final touches on the nursery as well as cleaning clothes and bottles.

I have had my last "belly" appointment last Thursday. I was at 33 weeks I weighed 143 lbs, bp 93/59, Jordyn's HB 157 and measured 34 cm. I just keep growing! Jordyn is quite active even without me drinking caffeine so I have cut back on my caffeine consumption lately. I have another appointment on Monday afternoon. This will be a vaginal visit as will the rest be. We are going to check my iron, where the baby is and some other things. I will then start going to the dr weekly. We have talked about doing some natural induction techniques early in the week before I am due. This is because she is going on vacation the day before I am due. I have started having Braxton Hicks contractions. So we are down to the finish line. I just hope everything will come together before she gets here. I am so bad at procrastinating!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tired Tired Tired!

We went this past weekend to Texas to visit family! We had a great time! We got to see a lot of Anthony's family. We met our newest cousins, Elaina and Caroline! They are so sweet! I was just amazed at how small their feet are! We were so busy! We left Hattiesburg at 6 am Friday morning and got to Jennifer's in Baytown, TX about 1 or 2 pm. Anthony and I then drove another hour to Humble, TX to look at a vehicle. We couldn't make a deal on it so we drove back to Baytown. We got to Aunt Andrea's about 7:30 Friday night. The next morning we got to sleep in but my sleeping in is not really sleeping in. We got up about 8 am. We had breakfast then the boys, Alan & Anthony, went golfing, while the girls, Kelsey and I, went to hold babies!!! We went to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks! Sunday was a pretty relaxing day. We ate and swam and that's all! We did get in a little baby holding time. Oh yeah! While the boys were golfing, Anthony jumped off into the pond to get a club that Alan threw in there! Now doesn't that sound like Anthony!!! Addy learned to float on the floaty by herself as well on this trip! Normally someone has to be holding on to her or she gets scared! Monday was the drive back home. It felt like we rode FOREVER!!! We left about 10 am and got home about 6:30-7:00 pm. Quinn and the kids still had a 3 hour drive after that and didn't get home till almost 10:30 pm.

Yesterday, we did a little car shopping and grass cutting... Okay Elliot and Anthony cut grass while I rested! ;) We did find a car for Anthony yesterday afternoon. It was too late to do any paper work that day. We got up this morning and finished all the paperwork and got the car. It is a 2005 Pontiac Grand AM GT, red of course. It is a nice car and Anthony really likes it so that is all that matters. Seems like everything lately wears me out!

I had my 31 week appointment today. Everything was good. Jordyn's HB was 156. I have gain 4lbs since last time, must be all the good cooking Aunt Andrea did this weekend. My belly has also grown a cm since last time, so I am at 145 lbs and 30 cm. I have two more belly appointments and then we go to weekly vaginal appointments. Dr. Kot said everything is looking good. She did tell me that she is going out of town on the 30th of July, so we will scrap the membranes at the appointment before that to hopefully naturally induce. We will probably have to induce labor if she hasn't come before the 30th of July. Dr. Kot didn't say that but that is what I assumed cause I don't want another doctor delivering Jordyn. If that is the case, then I will have the epi. I am going to be very busy the month of June with baby classes and showers but then I have the whole month of July to rest!

Left: Elaina Right: Caroline


Anthony's New Car

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

4D Ultrasound

So we went yesterday for our 4D Ultrasound! She did really good after we shook her up a little bit!! HAHA She has the chubbiest cheeks and lots of hair! So Neisha she will be able to wear those bows soon! Here are a few of the pictures! I didn't think that I could love her more but after seeing her precious face, I fell in love with her all over! I can't imagine what it will be like in two months.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

29 wk appointment

So I had my first two week appointment yesterday. Everything looked good! My weight is 141 lbs up 2 lbs from last week for a total of 10 lbs gained. Blood pressure was 104/61 which is up a little from my norm but not out of the norm range. Jordyn's HB was 156 and I measured 29 cm so I gained a 1 cm from last time. Jordyn has been passing all her kick counts at night. She usually passed within 30 min of me eating and she has a two hour window. She is very active! I've been taking my iron supplement and vitamins but I am still tired all the time. I still get out of breath just doing light housework. I hope that as my iron levels increase that will get better. I got all Jordyn's shower gifts laid out. There are pictures below. We go on Monday to have the 4D sonogram done!

Anthony comes home today!!! We are going to get the house more baby friendly while he is home this time. We are going to give Jordyn room in the kitchen and bathroom!!! It kinda feels like we are getting a new roommate, except this one will be here for at least 18 years!!!

My Aunt Nancy brought bags of baby clothes that her daughter in law didn't want and this is what is left after we went through all them. This is sizes 0-9months. We won't NEED any clothes for a while but we may wants some! ;)

The next ones are all the things that we got from the shower @ my family shower!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Diapers - Cloth or Disposables

This has been weighing very heavily on my mind and heart lately. Actually the whole pregnancy! I was going to use cloth to begin with then decided, that with school that I would need to use disposables. Then after looking at prices of diapers, I decided we had to use cloth for money sake. Then I thought I would make them. HA! That is not as easy as it sounds. I have been sewing for a very short time now and only quilts so far. I didn't like the curves of the diaper tabs. But After I made two I decided it was not worth the time spent on making them. I could buy them on ebay new for nearly what I would pay to make them. Then I tried drying the one that I made. That took FOREVER in the dry and still wasn't dry. Then I went to Sam's. Did you know that you could go to Sam’s and get Huggies for $37 for 207 diapers? Well that totally threw a wrench in my price of diapers argument. Yeah we would save more by using cloth but for that price I really can't say that it's worth the effort. I don't know what I'm going to do. I wish someone had filled our trunk up with disposable diapers then I would have to worry about this but oh well. I really thought that I could handle the cleaning, washing, drying and everything else of the cloth diapers. Now I am not so sure. I'll let you know what I decide! I go to the dr tomorrow but I don't expect anything unusual. Next Monday we will have our 4D sonogram! Anthony will be home on Thursday! I am sorting through baby clothes that were donated today and cleaning house.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Last of the 4 Week appointments!

Well I had my last 4 week appointment this past week. I will now be going every 2 weeks!! I will be finished with school for this semester on Tuesday. Things are looking really good! I am so excited about having time to focus on Jordyn! We are going to finish decorating her room. We are going to finish her quilt & Keri's quilt!! We are going to go to baby showers. We are also going to sign up for Birthing Classes! I am so excited to have some time off to focus on her. I feel like this entire pregnancy has flown by and I haven't gotten to really enjoy any of it. I did pass my sugar test at the last appointment but fail the iron test. I really failed it my score was 8.2 and I needed a minmal of 11. I am on ferrous sulfate three times a day. Maybe this will help with me being so tired all the time as well.

Happy Mother's day to all moms! I got the most beautiful roses today from my honey! But the card was even sweeter:
" To the newest mother in my life! The most important mother from now on! and the greatest wife a guy could have! I love you baby and hope you have a wonderful Mother's day! Love-Anthony"
Today is one of those days I wish he didn't work offshore. I miss him a lot on the Holiday's that he is not here. This is just a phase in life and like all phases we will get through it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Painting The Nursery!

Here are some pictures of the nursery.

All the walls are white with Green trim on the windows baseboards and door frames. The wall behind the crib is pink. We were going to do darker pink stripes on that wall too but we had an accident.
Field and Keri helped a lot deciding on colors and how to paint it. I may have let them make some decision I should have been making, but I was so happy to finally have an idea of how to paint it. We got all the supplies Friday night. Saturday morning about 11 o'clock they showed up and we got started. I really didn't paint that much till it came to the trim. We painted the pink wall first so we could let it dry before taping off and doing the stripes. About 8 or 9 pm we had all the walls painted with only two breaks. Keri and I got started on the trim of the windows while Field measured the strips. The next thing we here is "OH S***!!!" Field had ripped about 9 in. of paint and paper off the wall when he pulled tape off. The wall had painted wallpaper that we painted over again. So it really wasn't too much of his fault. As we are brain storming how to fix it, I start painting over it with white paint. Field wanted to pull all the paper down and repaint the entire wall again. Which would be the correct way to fix it. I however just wanted to get all this done. I told him to forget about the stripes cause we don't want it happening again. We will paint it as best as we can and then hang a picture over it! And that is what we are going to do!!! So it is a nice funny story to tell Jordyn later or put in her baby book! I still have some decorating to do because I don't like just plain white walls but I am going to wait and MAKE Anthony help me with that! I am thinking of painting flowers and butterflies and girly bugs on the wall with the windows since there will not be furniture on that wall. What do you think?

Monday, April 12, 2010

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Better late than never!!

I never have really liked that statement but oh well! Sorry that it has been so long since I updated! I have been really busy with school! Its almost over though!! I am now 24 weeks along in my pregnancy. Everything has been going really well lately. No aches and pain just normal feeling. I am finally starting to show a little bit now. The Dr. was able to measure me this last time and I am right on track! I have only gained 2lb total and that was the month before last. The dr. is not concerned, in fact she said I would probably gain all my weight at the end!! I have given up on the clothe diapering idea at least for this baby. I will just be too busy to wash diapers and disposables are okay. I forgot that since my last post we found out what we are having. Although, I am sure most of you know already because of Facebook. We are having a girl, Jordyn Elizabeth! We are very excited. The last time Ant was home he got the crib and dresser/changing station. Once we get the room complete, I will post pics. Below are some of our recent photos.

This is Jordyn Elizabeth Webb

I was going to post some belly pictures but they are all on my phone. I will post those later. There really isn't much to see anyway. I got back on the 5th of May for my op and glucose test. The 24th of May, I will have the 4D sonogram done. I hope that Anthony will be able to be home with me for it.

Speaking of Anthony, He has been having some trouble with his relief, Dave, at work the last few months. Dave has continued to need more time at home which has put Anthony coming home later than he is suppose to. Now Dave is needing a few weeks to be off with his family. It is a legit reason but it puts Anthony in a bad spot because he is now having to work more. He will come home the end of this week for a week then leave back out. He may end up working 3-4 weeks before he get to come home again. It all depends on when/if Dave come back to work. Just be praying that this all gets worked out before Jordyn gets here. Although Anthony is legally able to take off and will, Anthony would feel bad the whole time home cause he is leaving the guys he works with in a jam. Please also pray that I don't go crazy before then from not seeing my husband! haha

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Great Weekend!!

Anthony came home this past weekend and we had a great time together! It was one of those weekends that we got to spend a lot of time together just the two of us which is something that we had been needing. Lately, our weekends have been filled with traveling and spending time with family. During the week, I have so much school work today we don't get much quality time together. Friday, we went home to BC for a funeral of a friend and then visited with Granddaddy. It was good... I like spending time out in the country it is very refreshing.

Saturday, was had an adventure in itself. Every time that Anthony is home we try to go to Shoney's for breakfast but its really crowded. So we decided that Saturday we would just wait and eat there anyway!! It was not as great as I remember as a kid!! Anthony and I then went to Jackson. We were going to look for baby furniture. Well Anthony wanted to make sure that we saw every store that had baby furniture. So I got on my phone and used google map to find baby furniture stores. After google maps sent us to a residence TWICE! He let me just go to Play Pen!!! We had not intended to actually buy any furniture just look and maybe put a downpayment on it. When we got to Play Pen, I found the crib that I had been looking at. It was even better than I could have imagined!! The great thing about it is that it came with a 6 drawer dresser for $675. It was not the changing station that I wanted but for that price we couldn't pass it up. So we bought the crib and dresser that day. Because we were in my car, the store is going to hold it for us till Anthony gets home next time and can get it! That means I only have a little over three weeks to finish cleaning the nursury and figure out where to put it all!!!

I am getting a little better handle on school work. I think I am getting a cold so I've gotten some tylenol cold to take. This weather has just been crazy! I am going to try to find time this weekend to register for some baby things and also do some registering in Brookhaven. Then again I may wait until after we find out that way I know colors to pick out. Yeah that might be best.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cribs and such

Okay so I know I just posted a blog but this is totally a different subject! Much happier!! So while I was in AL this weekend, I went on my own looking for baby furniture! I really just wanted to see what was out there for babies now. I do like convertable cribs but don't really plan to convert it for a while, but we all know how my plans go!! haha Anyways the thing I don't like about convertable cribs is the fact that they don't let down in the front. I know this is okay for normal height mothers but come on I am SHORT!!! They come above my waist and even at the highest setting I still have to stand on my toes. I don't feel comfortable doing that and the babies I usually put in them end up waking up because I'm too short to put them in the crib right. There have been so many recalls on drop front cribs that most people are not caring them anymore. :( Sooo, I have found a new type of crib!!! It is called a drop-gate crib. This is where about 6-9 inches for the front panel will let down. It is secured with metal latches so the baby can not undo it or push down or push it in any way. This helps me because then once it is down it comes a few inches below my hips!!

This is the one that I am looking at but of course Anthony needs to look at it too and then price check around!

This is the changing station! I love this piece!

Anthony gets home this Thursday and we are going to go to Jackson Saturday and look at baby's r us and the play pen there to see what we can afford and like.

Valentine's Day! - Bittersweet!

Valentine's Day is supposed to be a day filled with happiness and love. It’s kinda a bittersweet day for me now. My baby would have been a year old on Valentine's Day this year! I don't let it consume me but anyone who has lost a child you think about it! You think about that child and all the hopes and dreams you had for it!

This year I choose to spend Valentine's Day with my sweet babies, Addy & Isaiah! They are so sweet! I love visiting with them. I knew that going to visit them would keep me from becoming consumed with my own lost. You can't help but smile when you’re around Isaiah and Addy goodness she's so busy you don't have time for anything else!!

When I married Anthony, I knew I was getting a great guy. One that I would and never find again in a million years! I didn't know that I would be getting a family that is just as great! They never stop making me feel special! Last Valentine's day Robin did it with a card! She wrote Anthony and me such an encouraging note. We were beginning to try to have children, and she said in her note "I am so excited for the next few years in your lives. You are going to begin your family over the next year and the idea of a little Anthony in my world makes my heart skip a beat in joy. I can't wait to see the grandchild that God will give us by you!" It really helped me get through the holiday last year. This year Stephen helped with his card! Over the past 6 months Stephen and I have gotten to know each other better and he really has become like a brother to me. He said in his card "I am so glad to have you as my loving sister, a wonderful "Aunt Lulu" to my children, a best friend to my wife, & a best friend to me." See how great this family is!!!

This holiday is about love and it comes in many different forms! I am so thankful for all my families! Sometimes they can drive you crazy but they will always love you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2nd Dr. Appointment!

So today's appointment went well. It was a short visit. She just went over my list of questions and concerns and got the heartbeat. I had not gained any weight since the last appointment, which she said was okay at this point, my blood pressure was 98/63, and the baby's heartbeat was 166. She had some trouble finding it, little bean was hiding!!, but got it once she pressed on my belly. She told us that next appointment we would have an ultrasound and try to see what the baby is.

She wanted to do the ultrasound then right after the appointment. We had some problems with this because when Anthony gets home it would be 5 weeks since my last appointment and Dr. Kot will be out all that week. So that would push it to the next week, but I was not comfortable waiting 6 weeks between appointments. I was almost a nervous wreck waiting 5 I knew I could not wait 6 weeks. So Anthony and I came home and talked about it. It was not the fact that I didn't want Ant there, because I do. But I felt that the most important thing was the health of the baby opposed to our feeling or anything else. We did work out a compromise though. I will have my office appointment on March 10th with Dr. Kot. Then on March 15th, we will have the ultrasound done so that Ant could be there. I will post pictures and the video, if I can figure that out, after the next appointment.

Other news, not much is going on. I am still going to school and trying to keep up with all the assignments. Anthony is still working offshore and loving it! I will get a break from school coming soon!!! Next week, Mon & Tues, is Mardi Gras break! Not that I will be enjoying the festivities but I will be enjoying my break. Still not sure what I will be doing though. I think I will head to AL and deliver some Valentine Happys to my favorite two people!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Not much Going on!

I'm not as terribly behind posting as I usually am!! haha! I will have a little more time now. Since the last post, I have started school! I know that this will be a good thing for me to do but gosh, I don't know what I was thinking when I decided to go back. We have had a lot of work and it has been hard for me to adjust to. I was trying to work as well as go to school. I was only working 16 hours but I couldn't seem to keep those many hours. I was so tired I would fall asleep at 5 in the afternoon! So I decided, after missing a few assignments, that I could not handle it all. The job was not bringing in any money other than a little extra spending money for me, so I decided to quit. This was a decision Anthony and I made together. If I was not pregnant, I would have just pushed myself and done it all; because I am we didn't want me pushing myself too much. So I am now a full time student!

I love my classes, most of them! I don't really care for the science class just because the teacher is a little off. I am taking a Special Ed class that I love! I think I like this class so much because it hits home a lot more than other classes. Growing up my dad, my sister and I, to a slighter degree, had learning disorders that were never really diagnosed and dealt with. My nephew also will need special education because of his cerebral palsy. I am taking Trig which is proving to be a little difficult simply because I have not had a real math since 2004! I am also taking Language Arts and Developmentally Appropriate Practices. I thought I would be able to ease back into classes but it was not like that. The teachers started first day and we have not stopped since. The computer is used a lot more now. Most homework and assignments are submitted through the internet. The campus has changed some too and it has all taken some adjusting.

I am trying to make myself meet and get involved with the people in my classes. I lot of them are young but not all of them. I know that sounds funny but I'm a good 5 years older than them and in different area of my life then most of them as well. The good thing is I will have classes with these girls till I graduate!

Update on the pregnancy!!! I am feeling much better! I am 14 weeks and 4 days!! I go back to the doctor on the 9th of Feb. Anthony will be home for that appointment. I am hoping that Dr. Kot will schedule us for an ultrasound so we can find out what we're having. Anthony wants to be here for it but unless they can schedule it the next week (very doubtful), it will have to be around March 12 before we can get it done and Ant be here. I am going to talk to him and see if I can call him while I am there and just find out like that. He is being a little stubborn with it though. I just don't think I could or should what that long to get an ultra sound but it would put me about 20 weeks. I don't know. I will find out next week and let you guys know!!

Something else I forgot to tell ya, Lucy may have found a new home! Not that we were trying to get rid of her. I stayed one weekend with the In-Laws and left Lucy with Robin & Ian while I stayed with Quinn & Stephen. They fell in love with Lucy and wanted to keep her. So when we left AL this past weekend, we left Lucy there. So she maybe living with LaLa & Papa from now on!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Good News!!

I know that I have not posted in a while but I have done that on purpose. There is only one thing that I wanted to blog about and I couldn't until now!

Anthony and I are pregnant again!! We are in our 13th week! We are due on the 31st of July!!! We are super excited! We waited to start telling everyone till we were out of our first trimester for obvious reasons. We have had one appointment and one sonogram. We have another appointment on the 9th of Feb.

When we found out that were pregnant, it was a Sunday night. Anthony had been home since Thursday and we were out eating. I was a little quezy and didn't really know why. Anthony asked me if I was pregnant and I said No you've only been home for a few days that's not possible. Well I came home that night and just took a HPT to see. I never expected it to be positive. I had been taking like five a month hoping and I thought I had just finished my period so I wasn't expecting it.

I had been having long periods, like ten day periods. The doctor and I just chalked it up to stress. So I took care of what was stressing me and apparently the weekend of my birthday we got pregnant. I didn't know because around the 24th of November I had some spotting that I thought was my period.

The Monday after my positive HPT, I called my doctor like she told me to and she prescribed me Prometrium, which is a progesterone supplement to help to sustain the pregnancy. Along with that and a baby aspirin everyday, I managed to make it this far. I don't have take the medicine anymore because the placenta is fully formed enough to provide the baby with the nutrients that it needs. The following Friday, I had an appointment with the doctor but I started spotting that morning so we just did some blood work and schedule a sonogram. A week later I had the sonogram then the next week I had my first appointment and everything is fine. I did have a lot of nausea and couldn't eat a lot the first month I knew. I have gotten my appetite back but haven't started gaining the weight back yet. People have told me that that will come in time. I am just happy to have a baby on the way.

People keep asking me if we want a boy or girl and we just say we want a healthy baby!! We have a few names picked out but we (I) don't want to name the baby till I see it. For now it will be known as Minnie Mouse!! Haha. You probably thinking "What!?!" I told Addy the other night that Aunt LuLu had a baby in her belly. Addy asked " Is she gonna be a girl?" I said "I don't know yet." "Well is she gonna be a boy?" "I don't know yet?" "What are you gonna name her?" I don't know, we have to wait and see." She starts getting upset because all I can tell her is I don't know so I asked her "What do you want to call?" She thinks for couple of seconds and goes "Minnie Mouse" I said How about just Minnie She said "NO! Minnie Mouse!!" So I now have Minnie Mouse in my belly!!

This really an answered prayer we are so excited!!

Our little baby bean @ 8 wks!!!