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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike!!

We have been keeping very busy and will be for the next few weeks. Dave and I went to IL for the weekend for Renee's wedding. It was nice to visit even though it rained the whole time. We wish we could have stayed longer. We made our way back home through the rain to find out that there was very little rain in the Cincinnati area over the weekend. Instead we got the winds. Sunday afternoon the winds came through and caused lots of damage. The news reports said there were wind gusts up to 85 mph. We were very lucky. We weren't home when this all went through but Dave's mom and dad came over and put our stuff away. The only damage we got was a couple of wooden chairs were destroyed and our temporary fence was knocked down. Our power came back on Sunday night. Many people are still without power days later, it could be the weekend before it comes back on for some people. Many of our neighbors also had alot of roof damage. This is supposed to be the biggest power outage in history here.

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

Phinnaeus Update

I am glad you all think Phinneaus would be a nice name for our child, but I am afraid to tell you that he will not be Phinneaus Fuersich. I had my 30 week appointment today. Everything is going well. I am measuring just where I should be and he is head down. The doctor said usually they will stay head down if they are at this point in the pregnancy. I am going to the doctor every two weeks now, which is a good thing because I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. With all these contractions I am a little nervous that I won't know when the real ones start. So they keep checking me and everything is good so far. Two weeks ago they did a test to make sure my "glue" that keeps the placenta attached wasn't leaking. I guess if it is not that means you won't be going into labor in the next two weeks. Those two weeks are up but I think I am still good for a while.

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.