Sunday, January 19, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Years to all our family and friends. May you all have a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2014.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Having a new little one in the house has been such a joy. I forgot how much work it is to have a newborn but I have the best helpers and the most amazing support from Nathan and Allorah and Jordyn when we have the opportunity to see her. Hudson is getting so big and is now 5 weeks old. He had his check up yesterday and weighs 11 lbs 7 oz and is in the 75th percentile for weight so he is eating pretty healthy.
Allorah is doing fantastic in school and has a great group of friends that she has associated herself with. Her grades are great and she is enjoying her trimester. I'm so happy that she has finally grown into her "own" and is doing well. She is also such a big help with Hudson. She absolutely loves her little brother and is so loving with him.
Jo has been doing wonderful in Albuquerque. She took her state boards on Monday and just got her first salon job. She is ecstatic and we pray that she grows an amazing clientele and is able to continue to a bigger and better salon. Nathan and I have no doubts that she won't accomplish that.
It's almost time for me to go back to work and I am going to miss the little guy immensely. I wish I could take off longer but I didn't have enough time. It's going to be hard to not see him all day.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
The crib is up, the room is ready and our bags are packed! But are we ready?! I can't help but feel anxious and excited and terrified all rolled up in one. We report to the hospital on Tuesday morning at 5:45 and should be having the cesarean start at 7:30. The girls will be there, my parents and my in-laws will all be there to greet this big boy. I am praying for an uneventful surgery and quick recovery and overall blessed experience and I know Nathan is too. Stay tuned for pics and announcements and please keep us in your prayers.
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Friday, October 25, 2013
So we had our perinatal appointment this week and it seems Mr. Hudson Andrew is a mighty huge baby boy. His estimated weight on Tuesday was 8 lbs. 5 oz!! He is considered "macrosomic". So being that he is that big already and is barely 37 weeks gestation, we were given the option of an elective c-section. Jordyn was an 8 lb baby and I had so many problems trying to deliver her.
After much discussion with my amazing physician and the perinatologist and my doctor calling and gathering info for us, Nathan and I have opted for a cesarean. I meet with the OB-GYN who has agreed to see me on 10/31 for a consult and he has scheduled my c-section for 0730 on 11/5. That is unless I don't go into labor before then, which would be ideal. If I do go into labor soon I will attempt a natural approach but that may change if no progression is made. Nathan and I did so much work and preparation to fully enjoy and understand a true natural childbirth that I feel kind of robbed especially for him. He was so excited and and anxious for a natural delivery. So maybe, the natural route will work but the longer this boy cooks in my belly the bigger he is becoming. Yikes!!! Maybe we have a future Broncos or Reds player on our hands.
Please say a prayer for Allorah to fight this infection she has had for a few days. It started out with what seemed like a simple headache and then developed in to a migraine. Then she woke up yesterday with a bad fever and chills. By the afternoon she was burning up and her migraine was worse. Her back and neck hurt so bad and she could barely move. Nathan brought her to the doctor and they did blood work and a urine test on her. She looked horrible. Nathan then took her to Sprouts and got her some homeopathic goodies and food. He fed her and she fell back asleep only to wake up at about 7:30 with the pukes and a bad stomach and a 102.1 fever. I gave her some more meds and put her in the bath. She got out and passed out. Nathan set his alarm to wake up and give her ibuprofen and Tylenol. By this morning her fever had broke but she still had a bad headache and threw up again. She went back to the doctor and he went over her blood work which was ok but did show a small infection somewhere. She started feeling better but is still not 100%. Poor thing just gets so sick. Here's hoping the weekend will give her time to kick whatever cooties have invaded her body!