Thursday, December 25, 2008
Hopefully we will see those of you in IL before too long.
Friday, December 19, 2008
My mom was thrilled to have all her grandkids there at the same time. Hopefully it won't be long before we are all together again.
Even though Athalie is older than Ethan - he is definitely bigger than her. She felt as light as a feather compared to my big bruiser.
We went to the doctor today for his one month checkup. Today he weights 13 lbs 4 oz and is 23 1/2 inches tall. The doctor said he is off the charts but is proportiante so I guess that means he isn't fat just a big boy.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
12 lbs 2 oz
Can you believe it!!! What a chunk!!! Those 0-3 month clothes are going to be too small very soon!!!!
Otherwise we are doing pretty well. It is pretty unpredictable these days. Some days he is awake almost all day and other days he sleeps almost all day. Luckily the nights have been pretty consistent. If he eats around 10 or 11 he can make it through the night with only getting up 1-2 times. Can't complain about that!!!
Ethan and I will be making a trip to IL this week. We are going to my parents to visit. Stacy and her gang are there for the whole week. We will only be there Monday evening until Wednesday or Thursday. We are looking forward to meeting my new niece. She may be older but I have a feeling Ethan is bigger!!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Since we had passed our due date we were scheduled to be induced last Tuesday 11/18. We arrived at the hospital at 11:00 and did all the normal stuff, IV, pitocin, they broke my water to get things moving along. I had decided I would have an epidural but wanted to wait as long as possible so as not to slow things down. That didn't last long. All the pain of the contractions was in my back and I don't deal well with back pain to begin with so the epidural happened pretty quickly after the contractions got bad.
Ethan however did not like the epidural one bit. There was a scare for a few minutes when our nurse (who was very new to labor and delivery...she was nervous putting in my IV) called in a whole bunch of people. There were like 5 nurses standing around watching the monitor as his heart rate had dropped They also called the resident. The resident had to run down 4 flights of stairs to get there because the elevators were slow and by the time she got there he had come back around. It was pretty scary for a few minutes.
Labor went pretty easy after the epidural. I had reached 10 cm by 7:00 or so. They called the doctor and I started pushing but after about an hour the doctor came in and said he wasn't going to come out on his own. I wasn't very happy about that but I guess he has shown how stubborn he is all along. That meant they were going to use forceps to help deliver him. Not a pleasant experience (thank goodness for epidurals). The scariest thing was I couldn't hear his heartrate on the monitor for quite a while. The doctor looked a little nervous and made mention that peds needed to be called in.
After all of that he came out great and cried right away. It was a wonderful thing to hear!!! He had a few small marks from the forceps but they are pretty much gone now.
That night and the next day were a little rough. They gave me some morphine for the pain through my epidural, which has side effects of nausea and itchiness. Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who took over all the baby stuff (yes even changed a poopy diaper) until I was feeling better Wednesday evening.
We made it home Thursday evening and have since been a little sleep deprived, but otherwise pretty good. Looking forward to getting on a schedule and a little bit of normalcy.
Thank you to everyone for all you thoughts for our new family.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
We will keep you all updated when "LeRoy" gets here.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have narrowed the name choices to two but Dave still will not make a decision so we may not have a name decided until we are at the hospital. I guess then we will at least have one suprise.
Monday, October 27, 2008
We are pretty much ready for him whenever he does come, or as ready as we can be!!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I had another doctor's appointment today. All is good. The baby is still head down. The doctor said we will have "a good size baby". That made me nervous because that sounds like a large baby to me, so I asked if she had to guess how big he would be what would she guess. She said 8lbs. 8oz. That doesn't sound too bad to me, but you know they never know these things for sure. I guess we will just wait and see.
I will be back in IL next weekend. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Friday, September 5, 2008
I am supposed to be resting and drinking lots of water, but Dave and I had a big yard project last weekend. We tore up the entire front yard and started fresh. Dave spent about 12 hours working on it Saturday, we both worked for about 10 hours on Sunday and Monday we had to call in help. Dave's mom and dad came to help for another 7 hours. It was definitely the wrong weather for all that work. Nice and sunny and over 90 degrees. We drank tons of water and took lots of breaks but we were very tired all week from it. We were going to do our plants this weekend but after last weekend we decided we needed a break. Hopefully soon. I will post pictures after we are done.
Hope everyone is doing well. We will be making a few trips to IL over the next few weeks so I hope to see you all soon.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
And here is a recent belly picture. It is getting big fast. I have already grown out of a few of my early maternity things.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Titan behaved very well but by Sunday Emerson was tired of him licking him in the face all the time (they are about eye level with each other), so I think Emerson was looking for somewhere to get away from Titan.
One of the girls from work sent some fun toys home with me for Emerson to play with. He did very well on this little four wheeler. He drove all over the yard. He also had a little slide to play on. He tried to go head first a few times but liked it alot. (You can sneak a peek of Stacy's belly in this pic.)
Here are some pictures of my belly. It has grown quite quickly. Total strangers are now comfortable asking me when I am due. This was at about 17 weeks.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We did have our big ultrasound last week and found out that we are having a boy!!! We are both excited about that but don't have any ideas on a name. I think it will be a while before we come to a name we both like. I am definitely feeling the baby move now. Today I felt him quite a bit, so I think we are going to have a very busy baby. Hopefully he doesn't keep me awake too much before he gets here, because I am sure he will do that plenty when he does get here. I am definitely showing now. Strangers are now asking about the baby, so I guess I don't look like I ate too many doughnuts anymore. We are just beginning to get some baby things together. I bought one little outfit, we got a box of baby stuff from my mom and dad and Dave's mom and dad got his first Cubs shirt and a pair of Cincinnati Reds socks. We also purchased a dresser from an online auction for a great deal.
Gas prices are really impacting us here. I am sure we are paying the same as everyone else but we both drive so far to work. My commute is about 80 miles round trip and Dave's is about 90 miles. Last month Dave spent $600 in fuel for the truck. So last week we bought a new car. A Honda Accord. This is my new car and Dave is driving the Impala to work. We are going to keep the truck for awhile and see if he is going to need it over the winter for plowing or just getting to work.
Titan is enjoying his Invisible Fence. He gets to run and play so much now since he can go anywhere in the yard. He still is not 100% proficient is staying where he should, so he has gotten zapped a few times. This morning he chased a deer across the backyard and stopped before he was zapped, which was a good sign.
My parents came for a visit over the weekend. It was definitely nice to see them, but we are looking forward to this coming weekend also. They will be making another stop on their way back from visiting Stacy and they will be bringing Stacy and Emerson back with them. We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving. From what I hear he has changed alot since then.
Check back in a few days. I will try to post some pictures.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Dave started a new job last Monday. He is really excited about it. He is working for the company he worked for before the move to IL. He is managing the landscape stuff at the new Honda plant in Greensburg, IN. It is a big change from his most recent job. He will be managing a crew of about 6 once they get the rest of the staff hired. It is a big place, they have almost 700 acres of mowing!!!
Titan will finally be getting a fence later this week. Friday Invisible Fence is coming out to install it. I sure hope it works well. They will come out and do some training and the guy said we should know within a month if it is going to contain him. There is a money back guarantee so we figured it would be worth a try. It is much cheaper than installing a regular fence.
Hope everyone is doing well and hope to hear from you all!!!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We will keep everyone updated to any news we get as it happens.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
But this past weekend we got a blizzard!!!! It was the biggest storm we had all winter. Luckily it came Friday, so I left work early to avoid the traffic and stayed in all day Saturday. Dave finally got to use his plow Friday night and plowed for about 12 hours but then his windshield wipers quite working so he had to quit. He missed out on alot of money, but he was tired so he wasn't heartbroken. We ended up getting between 10 and 12 inches. It was hard to tell how much was really there because it was also very windy and we had several big drifts. That sure made it fun to walk Titan!!
Sure hope that is the last of the snow for this year. I am ready for spring so we can put in our fence and do our landscaping. We will sure have a busy spring and summer.