Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Breech equals C-Section

Today I went to the doctor and had a lot of questions answered. Garrett is still breech. His head and feet are up and his bottom is down. He is measuring two weeks bigger than how many weeks pregnant I am, which as we already knew means that he is big.

Last month we talked about possibly trying to turn him, however, I am not a good candidate for this. My stomach is very tight (yes, I took this as a compliment) and there is not any extra room in the womb not to mention he is big. She said for my situation, there are too many risks involved with trying to turn him. So that option is out.

I asked if she felt he still might turn on his own....she answered in a very nice positive way...but what I heard was NO. She said he does still have time, but again because of his size and my tight tummy (sorry, this will probably be the last time in my life I can say that!) the odds of him turning are low, but he still could.

With all this being said - I will have a c-section unless Garrett decides to flip on his own. My doctor wants to schedule it for April 2nd or 3rd which would be 39 weeks of pregnancy. Since Jackson came at 37 weeks, the odds of me going into labor around 37 weeks is likely. If I do go into labor on my own, I would just have an emergency c-section.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Guitar Hero

We got a little "crazy" at my sister's house tonight playing Guitar Hero. My 4th graders were talking about this game the other day, so they are going to love hearing how their teacher spent her Saturday night.

Found One!

Yea! I finally found a changing pad cover online. Gosh, I didn't know that finding one in solid brown would be so hard. Thanks everyone who sent me links to ones they found. Here is a picture of the one I ordered...

I go to the doctor on Wednesday for my checkup. I am now going every two weeks. I am hoping we will have more answers for if they will try to turn him since he is still breech. Before we knew how big he was, she said we will make a decision at 34 weeks for if we could attempt to turn him. I am 30 weeks today. I am thinking since he is big we might can get a move on making that decision...but I am not a doctor! I know everyone says a c-section is great and it would give me 8 weeks off of work which may mean I wouldn't have to go back at the end of the school year, but I didn't think the other way was too bad either. With a c-section, I worry about how long it will before I will be able to pick Jackson up.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our Weekend and a Few Random Pictures...

We spent our weekend cleaning out the closets in the office and in the nursery. It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate in just three and a half years of marriage and one child. We are getting organized and trying to get ready for the arrival of little Garrett Ryan. I guess being pregnant with Jackson taught me that the last month of pregnancy you are really helpless, so I am trying to get everything ready now while I still can.

Today, I moved all the clothes Jackson has grown out of from his closet to Garrett's closet. I did this while Jackson was awake because I did not think it would be a big deal...Jackson however, chased me down the hallway crying. I didn't know he had such an attachment to his clothes. Gosh, I felt awful. I felt like I was stealing from Jackson, but it was only CLOTHES! Needless to say, I am really glad we are not taking the crib away from Jackson too. Apparently, he is very protective of his things.

A few pictures to post...

Saturday we went to a birthday party. It was Jackson's first time in a bounce house. Here is a picture of Jackson and Aaron after going down the slide of the bounce house.

I painted these letters today to match the bedding in the nursery.

FYI...I am on the lookout for a chocolate brown changing table pad cover. If anyone sees one anywhere, will you please let me know!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Crib, Toddler Bed, Twin Bed??? What to do....

Since we found out I was pregnant, we have been debating over the bed situation. One crib or two cribs? We figured Jackson would be climbing out of his crib by this point which would give us an excuse to move him into a twin bed with rails. We have gone through so many ideas for what we could do. The problem is, Jackson loves his crib and has no problem being in it. Plus, Jackson's crib converts into a toddler bed.

Something about seeing the baby in the sonogram on Friday made me realize we need to get a move on things and make some decisions considering the baby will be here in about 2 months. I was thinking Jackson would be so much older when the baby arrives and moving him to another bed wouldn't be that hard...well he's not...he is still a baby himself and I don't see him being ready for that change anytime soon.

We have decided to keep Jackson in his crib and keep his room as is. When Jackson does start attempting to climb out of his bed, we will just convert his crib into a toddler bed and his room will still be the same.

For the baby's room, we have decided to buy a new crib that will also convert to a toddler bed for later on. Long story short....both baby boys will have their own cribs!

Monday, January 14, 2008

We Painted the Nursery!

We finished painting the nursery!!...(well, we have some fun touch ups left to do) Jackson is very excited! He thinks he got a new, empty room to dance around in and spin in big circles.

Also, tonight we really worked on calling my belly "BABY." He was doing good saying "BAAAY-EEEEE," but then he just gave up and started calling it "DOGGIE." Jackson and our real doggie don't know what they are in for, but then again...either do we! :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Nursery Bedding

No, that is not a picture of our nursery or crib, but it is the bedding we are going to order. The nursery will be chocolate and blue. We started painting today, so I will be posting pictures of that soon!

Also, for those still wondering...I think we have decided on the name Garrett Ryan.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Doctor Apt...

I had a sonogram today at my doctor appointment. The doctor said they are 110% sure it is a boy! He looks great...everything is very healthy. He already has a head full of hair. He is still in the breech position. They called it "Frank Breech." His feet AND head are up top and his bottom is down. So, that explains all the pain I have felt in my ribs. At one point in the sonogram his feet were by his mouth. They said he does still have time to turn, but for some reason, I don't really feel like he will.
He is measuring big just like Jackson did...I don't know why Aaron and I make such big babies!? My original due date was April 20 weeks sonogram showed April 5th, and then my 28 week sonogram (today) showed March 24th. My due date doesn't change since April 9th would be 40 weeks, but looks like he may be here a little early.
Everything is looking good! I can't believe how close we are getting.

Happy 50th Birthday Dad!!!