Saturday, December 29, 2007
She weighed 5lbs 7oz and 18 inches.
She is a tiny peanut, but absolutely georgous!!
Here is a pic:
Thanks for all the well wishes. I will write more when I have time...18 years from now :) ha ha
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Our friends, Scott (Kory's drum teacher from when he was a kid) and his wife Melyssa (my wonderful hairdresser!!) have been trying for several years to get pregnant. Here is a message I received from her today.
As most of you know Scott and I have been trying to have a baby for over 4 years now. We have been going to a fertility clinic for the past year and have already had 3 failed IUI's (inseminations) and 1 failed IVF (in vitro). NONE of this is covered by our health insurance and we have had to take out a loan to be able to (hopefully) have a baby of our own!
It will only take a minute of your time and if you would please do this with Scott and I in mind just send this quick letter to our state representatives to get them to pass a law that fertility should be covered by all insurances. We beg for your support, to help us and others like us in the future.
Here is the link:
If for any reason you can't get it to work, here are the steps to take that will get you to that page:
*Go to <www.resolve.org>
*Under the subject "Quick links"
*You'll see "Insurance Information" click here *Click on Federal legislation *Click on where it says "To write to your senators now..."
*You should be at the page where you have to fill in your name and address and then the letter should already be written next to it!"
*Please read the letter and send it!
We thank you all for this small gift that could be HUGE! I am thinking that there is "power in numbers" so the more of you that do it the better. If you feel so inclined to keep doing it (as I plan to every day) maybe our point will get across eventually!
Melyssa and Scott
Please take the time out of your day to go to the website and submit the letter. It is already typed up for you. I just did it and it only took about 2 minutes. It will be worth your time.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
He also did a quick ultrasound to verify position and the head is down!! yay!!! He's hoping that won't change between now and delivery, but there is a slight chance it could change. The heartbeat was around 155 which is what is has been since the beginning. We all know that means it's a boy, right????? You just never know :)
I had an appt today to get the car seat checked and had to cancel because the roads were so bad! I didn't think it was a good idea to head to the other side of town with the roads as nasty as they were. So hopefully I can get in sometime before the baby arrives.
Well I think that's it! Just wanted to give an update. Hope everyone is enjoying this snowy December!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I packed the baby's bag this weekend and got mine about half done. A lot of the things I can't really pack until the last minute, but I wrote them down so I won't forget those items. I wrote up my 'call list' so we know who to call when. I can't believe we're down to the wire!!
Kory dutifully put together the swing this weekend! yay!! He also put the car seat in the car...boy is it weird looking in my rearview mirror and seeing a carseat!!! The car seat was a bit adventurous of a process because mind you..it's about 10 degrees here!! So I heated the car up and we both went out there and it took us a while to figure out the whole 'latch' system so you didn't have to use the seatbelt. We put it in nicely behind the drivers seat...well when we went to but the actual carrier on the base we realized my seat had to be moved so far up that I couldn't get behind the wheel!! So we had to unattach it and reattach it behind the passenger seat!! It was a cold process, but we got it done!! I am going in for a carseat check on Tuesday to make sure we have it in correctly.
Let's see...what else is going on....Kory is busy working lots of hours. This is the busy holiday season for Fed Ex. Other than that, we've just been hanging out and trying to relax when we can. We've had many days of nasty weather the last 3 weeks, so Kory has really been exhausted when the weekends roll around. It takes a toll on him when he has to drive for 14 - 15 hours in a row.
Anyways, I should get going. I go to the Dr on Tuesday, so I will post another blog later this week. It's my big 36 week check up!!! So that should be exciting.
Friday, November 30, 2007
I am so excited to announce that Baby M has a cousin on the way!!! Cori is pregnant with a little brother or sister for Mikaiya.
I am very excited that Baby M will have a cousin close in age, so they can hang out when we visit each other.
Congrats Cori & Jeff!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It was a blast! Thanks to Kacey for planning and hosting the shower. Painting onesies was so much fun. Thanks everyone for coming and for the wonderful gifts. I can't wait for Baby M to arrive and use all his or her new stuff!!!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I have uploaded some pictures if you'd like to see them.
Click here: http://www.flickr.com/gp/8941176@N02/jwpV16
Here are a few of them:
Me and Grammy
The sisters--aren't we so cute? Even color coordinated!!
Cori made this cute diaper cake!
Me opening some cute socks!
A party shot!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk. This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.
How my life is changing:
Your baby's very active now. Your practitioner may ask you to spend some time each day counting kicks and will give you specific instructions on how to do this. Let her know if you ever notice a decrease in activity. The pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes smooth muscle tissue throughout your body, including your gastrointestinal tract. This relaxation, coupled with the crowding in your abdomen, slows digestion, which in turn can cause gas and heartburn — especially after a big meal — and contribute to constipation as well.
Your growing uterus may also be contributing to hemorrhoids. These swollen blood vessels in your rectal area are common during pregnancy and usually clear up in the weeks after giving birth. If they're itchy or painful, try soaking in a sitz bath or applying cold compresses medicated with witch hazel to the affected area. Also avoid sitting or standing for long stretches. Talk with your practitioner before using any over-the counter remedies during pregnancy, and let her know if you have any rectal bleeding. To prevent constipation, eat a high-fiber diet, drink plenty of water, and get some regular exercise.
Some women get something called "supine hypotensive syndrome" during pregnancy, where laying flat on your back causes a change in heart rate and blood pressure that makes you feel dizzy until you change position. You might note that you feel lightheaded if you stand up too quickly, too. To avoid "the spins" lie on your side rather than your back, and move slowly as you go from lying down to sitting and then standing.
Being pregnant sounds fun...doesn't it? Reason 4,325 Kacey :)
Happy Halloween this weekend! We're off to "Trailer Trash Days" at the Vosberg's. Being pregnant fits right in!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The baby is doing well, heartbeat is still in the 150's. My uterus is measuring at 28 cm which is right on track (it goes along with your weeks!!).
Dr did say I have some trace amounts of protein in my urine which isn't that out of the ordinary. I guess this means they watch your blood pressure more closely. I've always had pretty low blood pressure, so I thought that was odd, but they did say it's going up slightly. So anyways, they will just watch that more closely from here on out.
My next appt is at 32 weeks, then I go every 2 weeks! yeah!! I'm getting closer. I also checked no cervical exams until 36 weeks unless they see a need to do them earlier.
Kory and I had our birthing class on Saturday...we survived!! Kory didn't even pass out during the graphic birthing videos :)
Okay, I think that's all for now. Hospital tour is this coming Sunday. Nothing else too exciting.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
For those of you that don't know, Otis is the BEST dog on the planet. He is just such a special dog to Kory and I...yeah...I know Bonnie and Kacey are just laughing as they read this...but really! Otis is a 'special' dog..in more way than one :) HA HA
So last night, Kory and I were sitting around eating ice cream and watching TV (our usual Sunday night ritual!!). Otis was throwing his bone around the room. He likes to entertain himself by throwing his bone up in the air and then he goes and gets it, and does it all over again. So we weren't really paying attention to him throwing his bone around.
After a few minutes, Kory takes a drink out of his big glass...he always drinks out of the old Country Thunder mugs...regular glasses are just TOO small for him!!! So then I realize Otis can't find his bone. I'm like hmm...and while I'm processing all this, Kory is drinking out of his glass...all of a sudden I put two and two together...Otis had thrown his bone right in Kory's glass!!! OH MY GOSH!!! I have never laughed so hard. You know those big belly laughs where you can't stop? Oh geez! I thought for sure I was going to go into labor right then and there.
Kory was sitting there practically vomiting realizing that he had just dranken his water that had Otis bone and dog spit in!! HA HA It was a riot. I had to get his permission to share this with everyone! Be careful when you get a kiss from Kory...you never know where his mouth has been!!
Love you honey! Thanks for always making me laugh!!! You too Otis!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Here is the whole family that was at the party (L to R, F to B): Bonnie, Grandma, Grandpa, Tom, Tony, Kacey, Me, Kory, Kristen & Liz
Here is a cute pic of Grandma and Grandpa:
Here is a self portrait of the sisters!! Aren't we cute? If only I had skin as beautiful as those Marion girls!!!
Here is one of Tony, Kory and Uncle Jim. What a handsome bunch!!
Here is Kory and I with Grandma and Grandpa. We love you guys!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
I went to the Dr on Tuesday and everything looks good still. He listened to the heartbeat and said it's 150 bpm!! So we all know what that means, right? It's a boy!!! Well...not so quick! He actually said it's a 50/50 chance based on the heartbeat...doesn't get us any closer to knowing if it's a boy or a girl! HA HA The Dr is also not so happy with my weight gain. I have gained 12 lbs so far and he only wants me to gain 15 - 20 lbs during the entire pregnancy. So yesterday I met with a nutrionist to help me. She was pretty nice and wants me to focus more on getting exercise and worry less about what I am eating, so that was good to hear! I also had my glucose test yesterday to check for gestational diabetes, but I haven't got the results yet. Everyone said how bad the 'orange' drink was, but I didn't think it was too bad. Tasted like orange gatorade to me!
People have been asking me if I've had any baby dreams yet, and I haven't...until last night. I had my first baby dream! Now...it wasn't a good one, but it was a baby dream and baby M was a girl. Auntie CeCe was helping me and the baby was pooping all over the place and we couldn't get it in the diaper, so we put the baby in the bathtub...it was quite a strange dream!! Just thought I would share :)
Well it's Friday...so Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend. Kory and I are heading down to Indiana with his family to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa's 80th birthdays.
Monday, October 01, 2007
We added more seating, yet the room looks bigger--so that's pretty cool.
Here is the paint color alongside the polka dotted sheets:
Here is the crib:
Here is the dresser:
Here is another shot:
Monday, September 24, 2007
So thanks for understanding Shell!!! Can't wait to see you at Maya's birthday party this weekend.
So, back to registering...we are officially registered at Babies R Us and Target. Click on the titles and it should take you directly to our registeries--so go check them out if you'd like. I will probably be updating them a bit, but I think we did a darn good job. So thanks to Grandma Bonnie and Grammy! I really...REALLY appreciated all your help today. We had a great time!
Let me know what you all think! Also--let me know what we forgot :) HA HA
Friday, September 21, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Since I've been pregnant, I decided I wanted to do something that would keep me somewhat physically fit. So I started taking a yoga class through my work. I think Bea is channeling me here saying....you skipped yoga this week! HA HA Doesn't she look like she's doing a yoga pose? I think so. If you can't tell how she's laying, she is laying on her back with her back paws pushing on the window and her front paws stretched out....wait....maybe she is making animal puppets on the floor :) HA HA
Anyways, just thought this was a darn cute picture!! It's pretty rare that we consider Bea 'cute'. Usually she is a holy terror!!!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
We also committed to a daycare provider this week. Her name is Chris and she lives in our neighborhood. She's actually a friend of Kalli's (Kory's older sister) from about 10 years ago. She has 5 children of her own, and does daycare for 4 other children. Four of her five children are school age, so they aren't home during the school year. The 4 daycare kids are only there during the school year. So it works out well. Baby M will be the only daycare kid there during the summer!! We will be doing 4 days a week with Chris and then Bonnie (Kory's mom) will take 1 day a week. Thanks Grandma Bonnie!!!
Other than that, Kory and I have been working on the basement...needless to say we could really use his Dad's help!! Hopefully he can come help us this coming weekend. We got the spare bedroom primed and painted. Now we just need to lay the carpet. We also started tearing apart the new office and decided to take a break and wait until next weekend. I will post pictures once the project is officially complete!
Well I think that's all for now.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I know it's hard to see the red text, just click on the picture itself and it will enlarge for you!!The technician seemed to think everything looked good. She asked us if we wanted to know if it was a boy or a girl and we said NOPE! Just tell us there is only one :) And she did. Only one baby, but everything looks good. We meet with our dr again on Tuesday and he'll get the full report.
Kory and I were happy the baby held still so we could get some really close images of it. We even got to count all 10 fingers and toes!! It was pretty amazing.
I will update again next week once we go see Dr. Zenner.
Happy Baby Growing!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I don't really have too much to update on the baby. I am feeling it move more and more, but still not feeling it every day. I am still searching for nursery bedding so I can decide what color to paint the room, but I haven't found anything I really love yet. I've got 2 that are 'maybe'. So we'll see.
Mom is coming up next Sunday to help me shampoo all the carpets downstairs so we can start moving Kory's office down there. We've got to make sure it's all clean and purdy for him :) I've also set up a day for registering for the baby shower. Both my mom and Kory's mom are going to join me at the end of Sept. So that should be a really fun day! Plus, hopefully they can help me decide what to put on the registry.
Okay, I'm off to take care of Otis.
Have a great week!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I checked my baby center update and here it is for week 18 (and no the 'she' is not a hint!!!!):
Friday, June 22, 2007
Last weekend we had my cousin's wedding down in IL. That was fun. We left early because I was so tired, but we still had a great time. The wedding was just beautiful. Great job Yo!!
This week I've been busy working late. I took a 1/2 day yesterday and spent it with Kory's mom and sisters (Kacey and Kristen). Kristen is here visiting from Fargo and it's been wonderful to see her! After work today, I am heading to Kacey's to work on our Sugarland shirts! Yep! Another Sugarland concert...are we stalkers or what? ha ha We have 10 girls going and are making We (heart) S-U-G-A-R-L-A-N-D shirts. Now, let's just hope we dont get out of order or we will really be screwed up :) I will post pics. The concert itself isn't until June 29th, but we're making the shirts tonight.
Kory's been working a lot too. He started doing this early run, so he leaves at 5:30pm. Makes for a really short amount of time that I get to see him in the evenings. Actually...I don't think I've seen him since Tuesday!! Geesh!
Well I'll be writing a lot more frequently. So expect to hear from me!!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Anyhow, we hung out here friday night. Kory and I made her some fajitas, so that was yummy! Then we watched TV and just caught up on old times. We don't get to see each other as much as we'd like. Rae and her husband lived in NY for several years and have been back in Chicago for almost a year now. It's great to have them 'home'. Rae even convinced me to watch some Australian tennis! HA HA Nice job Rae! It was actually entertaining.
Then Saturday we got up...and with a little more of Bea antagonizing Rae, they left about 10. I hope you come and visit soon and hopefully the cat will be a little nicer to you!!