Monday, February 28, 2011

Crazy Weather

Friday we had a snow storm that left our windows covered in snow and our driveway a winter playground for Isaac. In his BSF class last week they had a mock snowball fight with hoses filled with cotton. Well he got to put his new skills into practice and loved it, until he realized his hands were cold.
Thankfully all the snow is now gone, but the snow storms have been replaced with thunderstorms and tornado sirens. A sign that spring is on its way here in Indiana.

Friday, February 25, 2011

35 week doctor appointment

Before I get to the doctor appointment, I'd like to share that Isaac's birth story is being featured over at Spearmint Baby today. Also the picture above shows what Isaac's been up to for the past couple of weeks, teething again. He is constantly chewing on his fingers and not eating much. Hopefully this will pass soon.

I have a c-section scheduled for March 24 and if I go into labor before then the doctor will still perform a c-section. I am currently 1cm dilated and am having contractions nightly. The last time I timed them they were 5 minutes apart and lasted about an hour. I'm taking Tylenol nightly to help relax my body and stop the contractions. So far it's working, but the doctor wants me to call her if the contractions last more than an hour. The baby has dropped and I have a feeling this one is coming before March 24, but we will see because it's all in God's hands. I'm very excited to meet this little one, but so very anxious because we aren't ready. Hopefully this weekend I'll have some energy to at least pack my bag and type up instructions for caring for Isaac.
One question I had for the doctor was about breastfeeding and a c-section. Does the body get confused and make it more difficult to breastfeed? Her answer, it depends on who you ask and it is more difficult because it takes longer to get the baby to the breast with a c-section. Anyone have any opinion or experience with this? I'd love to hear whether it worked or didn't work for you, just to try to prepare myself for what may be.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

This is what Isaac was diagnosed with today at the eye doctor. He has a blocked tear duct and will be having surgery next Friday to have a probe put in and it will be removed in 6 months. He was awesome at the doctor today and even gave them a smile after they dilated his eyes. I think he thought it felt funny, especially since we've never had to give him eye drops. I know he'll do well next week, I'm more concerned on how I'll do seeing my baby go through this. I've been kind of an emotional mess lately.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I love this guy!

One of my friends offered to watch Isaac so David and I could go out on a date and we had a wonderful time. Dinner at the Melting Pot and a relaxing evening knowing Isaac was having a blast at his friend's house. It's been a long time since we've a date and it was much appreciated. It will probably be the last one before we are a family of four.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunny Days

Finally had enough energy and time to do a little craft and made a sun to hang in the nursery.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

4 Year Anniversary

Our wedding slideshow can be viewed here.

Hard to believe 4 years ago we were getting married! That day was spent on cloud 9. So very different from today, but I am very thankful for a loving husband that helps me clean up the toys at the end of the night and will even wash a few pots and pans to help out.
Isaac helped me make a little treat to go with the dinner that I planned to make for our anniversary. David came home with an edible arrangement, something I've been wanting ever since I saw their commercial years ago.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

40 Degrees!!!

Isaac knew it was warm enough to play outside and brought me his snow boots. He had a lot of fun and I'm sure we'll be outside tomorrow too since it's supposed to get into the 50's. Since everything is finally starting to melt we are finding all sorts of treasures outside, including a steak knife, a Panera bag, and a McDonald's wrapper. I wonder what else the dogs have brought outside.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Wow, was I surprised. My husband surprised me with a card and earrings first thing in the morning then I had to go get ready for my doctor's appointment. While I was getting ready, Isaac came into the bathroom caring a flower, sniffing it and a card. He was adorable, I wish I had his entrance on video because I want to remember it forever. I love that my husband is teaching our son to be wonderfully thoughtful. Then as Isaac and I were leaving I noticed the flowers in the kitchen. My husband is absolutely perfect for me, because I love surprises and he can keep these surprises a secret.
While David was at work, Isaac and I went to work making his valentine. Isaac loves using scissors and is getting really good at it even though he left handed. Also Isaac sort of helped make heart shaped rice krispie treats. He mostly ate marshmallows, but occasionally stirred.

Monday, February 14, 2011

33 week doctor appointment

****WARNING: Graphic Post****
I met with my doctor today and we talked about a concern that David brought up. David wants me to consider a c-section because of the 3rd degree tearing that I had from Isaac. I think his words were that he doesn't want me to wear diapers for the rest of my life. I though he was exaggerating until I talked with the doctor today. I guess it is a real possibility since reconstructive surgery for the anus and rectum are nearly as good as reconstructive surgery for the vagina. I had 3rd degree tearing into my sphincter with Isaac, which healed nicely. Luckily I did not having tearing into my rectum, which does not heal nicely. At this point in my pregnancy with Isaac he was in the 70 percentile, this baby is in the 79 percentile. The doctor is suggesting that I consider the option of a c-section, but she wants to make sure that I have no regrets with whatever option I choose. She did inform me that all of her patients that have had a c-sections after having 3rd or 4th degree tears said that recovery was a breeze. She also said that after a c-section most of her patients were off narcotics within 10 days and that I would definitely need help for two weeks. She informed me that she likes to do c-sections in the 39 week and threw out the date of March 24. I guess this is God's way of answering my prayer about not looking forward to labor with an enormous baby. Those stretch marks really do show up when using a flash, yuck! They are now multiplying daily, double yuck!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Taking an interest

At the doctor's office Friday Isaac started taking an interest in baby dolls. At the office they have one that moves and makes sounds. I saw him put it in a chair and push it up to their magnetic table. He was also playing with it when they called me back, but he just threw it down and ran for the nurse when she called us. At home on Saturday, while David was rearranging his room Isaac dumped all the blocks out of his dump truck and put a couple of my old dolls in it and proceeded to run around upstairs crashing them into every wall. I'm glad he at least made sure they had their blanket with them.

Friday, February 11, 2011

33 week ultrasound

Today I am 32 weeks and 5 days pregnant with this enormous baby that is weighing 5 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 34 weeks 1 day. This enormous gummy bear is measuring 10 days ahead of schedule and weighing about the same as Isaac did. When I hear 5 lbs., I asked her again what she said. I wasn't prepared or expecting that. This baby has very chubby cheeks already.
For comparison, here is Isaac at 34 weeks. I did not get to see the doctor today because she had to go off to a delivery, so I'll see her Monday. The baby's heart rate was great and it had plenty of fluid to play in. I asked if there was excess fluid and she said mine is in the normal range at 22 when they like it to be between 5 and 30. This babe was not cooperative, just like Isaac at this point, in letting us see its face. It took awhile but we did get a glimpse. We didn't get a good look at the mouth because there was either a cord or a hand in front of it the entire time. I do believe I saw a dimple though. I also got to watch gummy make a fist and punch me. After we went back into the waiting room, Isaac lifted up my shirt to get another look at my belly. Too cute.
How am I feeling? Big! I can't fit between the washer and the utility sink anymore. So I've trained Isaac to put clothes in the washer for me. I get tired easily, but I'm not sure if that has to do with how big I am or how bad I'm sleeping at night, especially since I can't sleep in my own bed due to the construction. So far I've gained a little over 25 lbs, which is pretty good. Especially since I ate an entire box of fudge rounds Monday. I'm getting tired of pushing the protein but notice a huge difference when I've eaten enough. My feet aren't swelling yet, but I have a weird rash on my arm that comes and goes. Overall I feel SO much better than I did with Isaac at this point.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What's an Ice Dam?

Well we discovered the hard way this weekend what an ice dam is and I hope we never see one again. Last week we had quite a bit of ice and then got a lot of snow on top of it Saturday. The snow was beautiful but very hard to get around in. Luckily a roofer came out Sunday to spend hours chipping away the ice from our roof. Now to start repairing the inside.