Friday, April 30, 2010

Where Do Babies Come From

Last night Jonathan asked, "So is this baby going to come out of your belly or your buttocks?" I have to say the word "buttocks" threw me off. Ha Ha. It just sounded so funny coming out of his mouth. We had a good discussion about it - including the possibility of c-section. We talked about how the uterous contracts and the basics of how Jack is expected to come out.
At least this question was at home during our evening family talk time. When he asked, "so if they baby doesn't need bottles, how is he going to drink?" he was in the middle of getting a hair cut. I had to tell him we'd finish that talk at home- which we did. It makes me think of when Kaitlin was three and Jonathan was a baby and she fed her baby dolls chocolate breastmilk.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Still in the count down for Baby Jack - 10 more days. We go to both doctors Thursday.
Kaitlin took her very first real T*KS test today - the math section. She was actually very excited about it.
Jonathan has piano tonight. He learned several new songs this week including Mary Had a Lamb and Old McDonald. He's loving it and practices every day:)
Bless his heart, Jonathan got pink eye this weekend and has missed the last two days of school while his eye drops take effect. Then last night Kaitlin accidentally gave him a black eye while they wrestled - he's all black and pink!

Friday, April 23, 2010

All of the blankets and nb (0-3 month) clothes are washed in baby detergent and folded - waiting for Baby Jack.
His crib is ready with clean crib sheets.
This weekend we are putting in the car seat and putting his dresser together.

Two more weeks until we meet you, son.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Shower

The kids got to help us open presents. You can see our big gift from the hostesses in the background - the red high chair and beautiful red blanket. Also you can see Charles mom, grandmother and grandfather who showed up right before the shower as a surprise all the way from East Texas.
Here we are 3 weeks to delivery - getting ready for Baby Jack.

I made home made jelly for each of my hostesses with little dinosaur thank you tags.

They served finger foods and everyone got to eat while we opened presents:)

The cake was adorable. They also had dinosaur shaped sandwiches and dinosaur napkins and a dinosaur centerpiece on the food table.

We were so blessed at Jack's baby shower Saturday given to us by the church.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So many blessings this week. Friday the doctor perscribed antibiotics and cough medicine (finally after four weeks) and the improvement was MUCH appreciated! This has been book fair week, so of course it is flying by.
Monday I will go into the hospital for a few days to a week - depending on how long it takes me to switch blood thinners. Saturday is our shower. That is going to be so much fun. It is a bring the whole family, finger foods, dinosaur, celebrate Jack shower! I can't wait:)!!!
Jonathan has now been in piano lessons for two weeks and LOVES it.
Kaitlin made a 100 on her reading practice TAKS today and only missed 1 on the math practice TAKS. Her first time doing the real TAKS test will be in two weeks. Good luck, Baby Girl! As always she is cranking out the reading points. She has 250 points right now - top in the school and she is a STAR reader. Very awesome.

Everything is going really well. Feeling great, beautiful weather, getting excited about Baby Jack!!! Just a few weeks to go! Oh and if you are in town Saturday night, come eat with us at the baby shower at 6:00 in the fellowship hall:)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jonathan finally gets to start piano lessons today. He is beside himself! It's all he's talked about for weeks. This is something that he has wanted to do and begged to do for so long. He goes down and plays our old piano (and I mean very old, but we did have it tuned for him last time they tuned the church pianos) every day. He loves music, and I look forward to seeing him enjoy and learn over the next 8 weeks of lessons.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Doctor Update

We had an appointment with both doctors yesterday. Jack is growing steadily - 4 pounds 1 ounce and 16 -17 inches long.
I will be going into the hospital on April 19th to change from Lovenox to Heprin. That could take anywhere from a few days to a week. Then I will be on Heprin shots twice a day, so the only change for me will be what kind of medicine is in the syringe. The shots will be very similar to what I am doing now. I have to admit that I'm a little anxious about how I will react to the new medicine, but I've done so well on Lovenox that we are hoping for similar reactions.