Sunday, February 15, 2015

40+ weeks... and waiting

Your due date arrived and there were little signs of labor in sight. Now we are just waiting patiently for you arrival, currently we are 3 days past the anticipated due date. We know you will make your arrival when the time is right. Not to say that I haven't tried an array of things to encourage you. Which may or may not include eggplant lasagna, bowling, spicy food, mall walking, raspberry leaf tea, bumpy roads, etc. 

On Tuesday we will visit the doctor again to see how things are progressing. At the last visit I was 3cm 70% effaced which seemed promising that labor was in sight. Let's hope this time there will be more progression. If labor does not start on its own in the next week we will be faced with a difficult decision of inducing labor or scheduling another c-section. I have been praying that you arrive before we have to make this decision, as we are torn on what the best thing to do is.  Either way we know we will be meeting you soon and this is a very exciting thought. We are just praying that you are healthy and labor uncomplicated. Everything else will fall into place. I can't wait to hold you in my arms. 

40 weeks 2 days

Mommy and Daddy love you! Xoxoxo

How far along are you: 40 weeks and 3 days
Total weight gain: about 34 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes… over the belly maternity jeans and sweat pants are most comfy 
Sleep: I get up a couple time during the night, anxious about your arrival.
Stretch marks: Nope!
Best moment of the week: Knowing we are soo close to meeting you!
Miss anything: My waist and sleep
Movement:  Lots of hard movement still, I am convinced you are out of room.
Food Craving: Sweets ( Dairy Queen just opened, not a good thing)
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: Yes, there is no question about it, I am pregnant.
Gender: Boy :o)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

38 weeks and counting...

Today you are just around 38 weeks. We are in the homestretch and I am getting very excited to meet you. So is your daddy and your sister! Your little sister talks to you in my belly, the other day it was so sweet she looked over at my belly and said "baby brother I love you so much, I want to change your diaper". We cant wait to welcome you with loving arms.

 We have started weekly appointments at the doctor and they check to see where things are at. At this time, everything is on par and you seem to be preparing for your arrival. I look forwards to these weekly checks, it makes the approach of your arrival seems so real. We are hoping to deliver your naturally, as long as my body coordinates. So far the doctor is happy with the way things are progressing and is staying optimistic. The doctor is estimating you will be in the seven pound weight range.

We are still exploring options for your name. It is such a difficult thing to choose without meeting you. Daddy suggested I write down a list of names that I like and that from there we could narrow them down. So now the list is written written and daddy and mommy have a few favorites. I think it will take meeting you to decide on which one will be a perfect fit.

Last week mommy was surprise with a gathering of friends and family to celebrate you. It was so nice to visit with everyone and talk about your soon to be arrival. We also got a lot of generous gifts, looking at the tiny diapers and clothes makes me even more excited to meet you. You will soon discover that we have a great network of friends and family. 

We pray that you are healthy and that your delivery is a smooth transition into the world. 

Mommy, Daddy and Aubrey love you little guy :o)

How far along: 38 weeks
Total weight gain: 34 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes and anything that is loose and comfy!
Sleep: I am trying to get as much as possible, I am generally up 2-3 times a night.
Stretch marks: None yet!
Best moment of the week: Feeling you dancing around in my belly.
Miss anything: My non-maternity clothes and my will power to eat healthy
Movement: A lot of movement, especially in the evening
Food Craving: Sweets are still hard to resist... cupcakes... cookies...
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: There is nothing to hide :o)
Gender: Boy :o)
Labor Signs: I am currently at 1 cm dilated and 60 effaced.
Belly button in or out: Out what is left of it.
Wedding rings on or off: Still on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Your arrival!

Monday, December 29, 2014

32 weeks...

This pregnancy has been flying by and we can not wait to meet you. Today I am 32 weeks and 4 days. In just 7-8 weeks we will be preparing to meet you, we are all so excited. Not that the preparation hasn't already begun. I have been busy putting thoughts and ideas together for your nursery and they are starting to come to life. We have moved the nursery furniture into your room and I have started putting your clothes in drawers, Daddy and Aubrey put your crib together this weekend. Your big sister is so excited to meet you, she talks about her baby brother and occasionally will lift my shirt up and talks to you in my belly. It's all becoming very real.

We had a doctor appointment last week and everything is going well. You have a strong heartbeat and are a active little boy. It is so fun to hear you swooshing around at the appointments, such a blessing.

32 Weeks
This week we are preparing for lots of Christmas activities. We will go to church Christmas Eve and then after visit  family at the Gessner's and then stop by Grandpa Ron and Grandmas Jill's to say hello to friends and family. Christmas day we will start our morning out at home opening presents, Grandpa Ron, Grandma Jill and Uncle Jason will all come over for breakfast and to spend time together as a family. In the afternoon we will got to Grandpa Ed and Grandma Chloe's for dinner, presents and family time, We will wrap the evening up by stopping by Grandma Jo and Keith's house on Portage lake to catch up with the extended side of the Jedele Family. As you can tell we will be very busy, but it is always nice catching up with family.

Mommy, Daddy and Aubrey love you little man :o)

How far along: 32 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, maternity jeans are my fashion staple these days
Sleep: I love it, generally I get 9 hours of sleep, with one bathroom break
Stretch marks: Maybe... my skin is itchy all over
Best moment of the week: Feeling all of your movements
Miss anything: My non-maternity clothes and my will power to eat healthy
Movement: A lot of movement, especially in the evening
Food Craving: Sweets are hard to resist
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: Most definitely!
Gender: Boy :o)
Labor Signs: Not yet.
Belly button in or out: Outish
Wedding rings on or off: Still on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Having your nursery completed!

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's a boy!

We had our 19 week ultrasound on Friday, September 19th! Your daddy, grandma Chloe and grandma Jill were all there to try and get a peek of you. We were excited to find out that you were a boy! But that's about all you were going to let us see. We tried multiple techniques trying to get you to move out of your comfy position, but you decided being curled up in a ball facing inward was a good position for the day. You waved your feet and hands around a few times, but would not turn. After an hour the ultrasound tech decided that we would have to give it another try in a few weeks. Which is ok, it means we get to see you again on October 3rd!

Now that we know you are boy we will start thinking of names. I couldn't help but pick up a few things for you over the weekend. Soon we will start planning for your nursery. There are so many fun things to look forward to, you being #1!

How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain: about 8 pounds
Maternity clothes: Maternity jeans are a must! I am still able to fit into some of my everyday tops.
Sleep: Other than the mid evening bathroom call, sleep is good.
Stretch marks: Nope!
Best moment of the week: Feeling you move around in my tummy
Miss anything: My waist
Movement: You are most active in the evening, I am waiting for your movements to pick up.
Food Craving: No specific cravings, just the desire to eat "bad" food.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender: Boy:o)
Labor Signs: Not yet.
Belly button in or out: On it's way out.
Wedding rings on or off: Still on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound

We love you,

Mommy and Daddy xoxo


Monday, August 11, 2014

Exciting news... baby #2

On June 12th the day before your sisters’ birthday we found out that we were pregnant with you! It was another wonderful blessing to celebrate. We had been praying god would bless us with another precious child.

A few weeks ago we had our first doctor’s appointment where we got to see you and hear your little heartbeat. It was a magical experience that made things seems more real.  You were floating around in my belly, every once in a while you would flip. Your doctor will be Dr. Archer, the same as your sisters. Your anticipated due date is February 12, 2015.

10 weeks and 6 days

Your sister loves babies and I know she will love you so much. She is currently 2 year 2 months old, so she is too young to understand what is going on. But I know when you arrive she will be excited.
We used this photo to announce your arrival
You are 13 weeks right now. I have been pretty tired and sick on and off. This just seems to be the way my body reacts to pregnancy. I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks. You will be growing and we have an appointment at 15 weeks and the gender ultrasound September 19th (19 weeks). We are looking forward to finding out if you are a girl or boy! Even though either will be wonderful, I am ready to starting preparing for your arrival.

~Mommy and daddy love you!

Friday, July 11, 2014

You are two!

It is hard to believe you are already two! Everyone tells you cherish these young years they go by quickly and I could not agree more. In the past year you have grown by leaps and bounds. Eight months ago you were just getting a start on walking and doing a little babbling. Now you are walking, running, hopping and talking. At your two year check up you were 32 inches and 26 pounds. The doctor said you will be around 5'10" when you are an adult. You are a very active little girl and we love it.

Some of the things you love are:
  • Going outside! You are always looking for a way to go outside, sometimes even opening doors yourself and trying to go.
  • Swimming! You love to splash and kick in the pool, whether it is your little pool or a big pool you love the water.
  • Dancing! We have caught you dancing more and more. If you hear a song with a good beat it is likely that you will be bopping up and down.
  • Playing! Recently you have been having tea parties and you love your baby dolls.
Your big milestones this year were:
  • Walking! You started walking around 15 months, once you started walking you were off.
  • Going potty! You are fully potty trained during the day. You make sure to tell mommy and daddy whenever you need to go and you like you privacy, you tell mommy and daddy to "shut the door".
  • Talking! You are starting to string words together and are able to often communicate what you want. Your favorite words are "done", "mommy", "daddy", "I do it", and "out please".
Your favorite foods:
  • Mac and cheese, I am pretty sure you would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Goldfish, you love to carry around a container of them to snack on.
  • Strawberries, you like most fruit but strawberries seem to be your favorite.
  • You also love craisins, you will go to the pantry and ask for them.
Your favorite animals:
  • Puppy dogs! You call dogs "woof woofs" and are always on the look out for them. You especially love papa dog Cedric, he is a Belgian Malinois. Uncle Jason also has a puppy named Samson a golden lab, he is very active and sometimes jumps which you don't care for, but seem to be warming up to him.
  • Birdies! You are fascinated with birds, you love to watch them fly around and are always pointing them out.
Your favorite books:
  • You love reading books. We read to you every night and let you pick which ones we will read.
  • "Good Night Moon", "It's Time to Sleep, My Love" and any pop up books are some of your favorites.
  • Recently we have caught you laying on your belly of sitting on a chair reading books. It is very cute!
You are such a sweet loving girl. You bring sunshine with you anywhere you go. Mommy and daddy love you so much and you are a blessing to us. We can not wait to see what the next year will bring!

Monday, July 1, 2013

{Turning One}

A few weeks ago we celebrated your FIRST birthday! I cannot believe you are now a one year old. Some say you are no longer a "baby", but now a "toddler", you will always be my baby.

We celebrated your birthday at the house with all of our friends and family. You loved all the attention and definitely enjoyed smashing your cake. The theme of your party was pink and orange. All of the decorations and your outfit matched, I had so much fun making them all. 

Now that you are one you are doing all sorts of fun things. You are now drinking whole milk, no more formula. You are eating table food, you pretty much eat what mom and dad eat. You are a super fast crawler and are working on your walking skills. You hold on to chairs, walls, the couch and walk around confidently. The day before your first birthday you took two steps by yourself. Since then you have not walked without holding on, however you will walk you bike all the way across the living room. I believe walking is just a short time away.

We have all sorts of fun, you love peak a boo under the covers, you think it is one of the most funniest things ever. You laugh so hard sometimes. Right now your stacking toys seem to be your favorite. You love shaking them and putting them inside one another. You also enjoy your bike, you like to scoot around the living room on it.

As always we cannot wait to see what the up coming  year has in store. It is awesome watching your grow. We love you so much!


Mommy and Daddy