Sunday, April 29, 2012


Trey decided to take Ryanne fishing the other day mainly just to get us all out of the house & I insisted it be somewhere (sick) germ free. So this was the solution . . . .

She loved the idea of catching the fish, but the instant they were out of the water, she was terrified. 

Sweet boy liked to snooze away while Dad & big sis were fishing 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Drake is here!

Drake James was born at 8:39 am today weighing in at 9 pounds, 15 ounces (this is the exact weight I was at birth, too!). He is 22.75 inches long and just absolutely precious!

His blood sugar has been low since birth, and after my second unsuccessful attempt at bringing it up with breast milk (or lack thereof), they decided to take him to NICU for feedings and closer monitoring. Currently, we are waiting on his most recent levels to determine if he can come out and see us, or if he will have to stay in the NICU and receive IV nutrition for at least the next 24 hours.
Big sister is thrilled! I'll share more details and pictures about his birth later :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Drake at 39 Weeks

  • Drake is still growing. My belly is still measuring ahead, and his heart rate looks great. 
  • I'm back to gaining weight which ironically makes me feel a little better about him still cooking. I gained 3 pounds this past week, which puts me back to 17 pounds. 
  • We were going to schedule an induction this week, but labor and delivery was booked for elective deliveries, so we'll discuss that again next week if he hasn't come on his own before then. 
  • I was "about the same" according to Dr. D this week so apparently he's just too comfortable in there!
  • I'm getting more and more excited to meet him with each passing day and can't wait to see Ryanne's reaction to him. I'm sure it will melt my heart. 
  • In the same breath, I'm getting more and more terrified of actually handling this on my own. Ooi! 
  • We've gotten a little bit more accomplished on Drake's nursery, but I'm still waiting on a few fun final touches before I share pictures. I'm happy to have it functionally done though now. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

38 Weeks

So after a fun night at L&D last Saturday, I'm still pregnant! haha! I was contracting about 2-3 minutes apart for over eight hours but never made any more cervical change so I got medicine and was sent home. So here we are at 38 weeks, still waiting on Drake!

I lost another two pounds this past week which my doctor attributed to water shift, etc, but I'm not sure it doesn't have something to do with the fact that I don't remember the last time I ate more than a couple bites of something. I stay nauseous, and nothing sounds good.

My blood pressure and Drake's heart rate and growth are all excellent so we're just waiting on him to decide to make his arrival. I've effaced from 50 to 70% but otherwise no changes on the labor front.

Next week, at my 39 week appointment, we can schedule an induction if we choose. Trey and I still have to discuss this. Here's hoping that Drake solves that problem for us ; )

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Drake at 37 Weeks!

Last week at my appointment, I had gained 3 pounds, making my total gain 17.5 pounds. However, at this appointment I had lost 2 pounds so back to 15.5.

Be warned: this is about to get TMI, but I want to remember for myself and hopefully for future pregnancies so I'm sticking this out here. Last week was my first cervical check (35 weeks and 6 days) and I was already dilated to two centimeters and 50% effaced. This week (36 weeks and 6 days), I had made another centimeter of progress. My OB said she will be surprised if she sees me in her office on Monday for my regular appointment.

My strep test was negative (it was with Ry also) so I don't have to worry about getting those antibiotics during labor which is just one less stress.

We are in full on baby prep and nesting mode here at the house. I feel like I have about 6,237 things to get done (and I promise that's only a slight exaggeration). While I've come to the realization that it all is not going to get done, I'm doing my best to get what I can done as I have time and energy.

I'm so excited to meet Drake and have had so much fun seeing the {many!} differences between this pregnancy and Ryanne's. I'm nervous about how everything school related is going to work out for me, but I have come to a peace about it and am just ready to meet Drake if he's ready to meet us!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Egg Hunting

Sunday was our annual picnic and Easter egg hunt with our Church. Ryanne had the best time hunting eggs. She only wanted the pink and purple ones though. Silly girl! She was one of the oldest hunting in her age group and it was funny to see all the other toddlers picking out candy, or sprinting for eggs while Ry was on a mission for only those two colors. There were prize eggs that had drawings on them, but she refused to pick any of them up because they weren't pink or purple. At least she knows what she wants ; ) I finally talked her into picking some that weren't pink or purple. . .


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