Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Half Birthday Jackson! (March 27)

Jackson is a year and a half today! We had his 18 month check up today and everything is well. He hasn't grown much, but it is nothing to worry about since he was such a big baby. He is just leveling out now. All is well and he is healthy!

Here is a picture of how he fell asleep last night with his blankie. We thought it was pretty funny! Don't worry...we fixed the blanket so it wasn't wrapped around his neck all night.

Here is Jackson waiting for his doctor to come in.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

4 Days Old

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Garrett Ryan Arrived

I felt my first contraction at 11:20 on Thursday afternoon. We left for the hospital at 1:30am Friday morning and had Garrett at 2:35PM on Friday afternoon. I don't know what people are talking about when they say the 2nd baby is quick...??? The only thing that was quick about the 2nd pregnancy was getting pregnant!
We are all doing well. Garrett is perfect and is a wonderful baby! Jackson is adjusting, but doing well. Here are some pictures and one video from the hospital. I don't have too many close ups of Garrett yet, but there will be lots more pictures to come this week!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Early Labor

Just wanted to let you all know that I am in early labor. My contractions are about 5 to 7 minutes apart, but are only lasting about 20 seconds. My dr. said to head to the hospital when they are 5 minutes apart and lasting 45 seconds. I think we still have a while, but something is going on! Maybe tonight or in the morning. Right now we are just hanging out at the house waiting....Hopefully Garrett is not playing games!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Baby Update

I went to the doctor today and I have made some more progress. (I didn't think I was being checked today, but I was!) I am now dilated to a 2 and I am 25% effaced. She also "stripped my membranes," which is a new term to me. Basically to my understanding, it separates the amniotic sac from the uterine wall. This is supposed to speed things up. She said sometimes it makes girls go into labor that night or in a few days and for some it doesn't change the speed of things at all. Just by feeling, she thinks he weighs about 7 and a half pounds right now. At this point, he will gain around a pound a I am ready to get things going.

I was still "okay" with being pregnant. I know I will miss feeling his little kicks and hiccups inside my tummy. That is an amazing thing! I know this might be my last pregnancy, so I was still kind of enjoying it. Now, emotionally, I am done! I am ready for him to be here. I am ready to have my energy back. I am ready to be able to keep up with Jackson again and get up and down off the floor without a problem. So Garrett....Come on....I am ready whenever you are!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

First Horse Ride

Still Waiting...

I don't have any updates, but I thought I would write just to tell you that we are still waiting. Almost every night this past week, I have had cramps and thought "Okay, this is going to be the night"...but nothing. My doctor didn't check me at my last appointment, but said if I am still pregnant in 2 weeks she would check me then. I felt like saying if I am still pregnant in 2 weeks, you may need to check my head because I am going to be a little crazy! My next dr. appointment is this Wednesday. However, since I know she is not checking me, I expect it to be another boring appointment. The only new information I will know is how much more weight I have gained in a week. YEA! Fun stuff!

I had Jackson when I was 37 weeks pregnant, which is this week. Jackson was so much more active when I was pregnant with him. I think he was so crazy and that was what broke my water. I think Garrett could hang out in there forever. He is so calm. He sleeps when I sleep, moves after I eat, and just pretty much sleeps....I don't think he is in any hurry to come out. Garrett seems happy in his little womb. (even though Jackson was kicking and punching the whole time trying to come out!)

I am out of school this week for Spring Break! I told my students that I MAY be back after spring break, but I MAY NOT.
I have had this fear that my water would break while I was in the middle of teaching. I didn't want to deal with 4th grade students asking any questions. I have already had to dodge so many of their questions this year about being pregnant, I didn't want to have deal with that too. Well, Friday one of my students (who is VERY out spoken) said "Mrs. Jordan, if your water breaks at school, I will get the ice." I paused for a second while in deep thought. First of all how does he know about water breaking....second of all, what in the world is the ice for?!?! Finally, taking a big risk, I asked "What is the ice for?" I was worried about what his answer would be, but I had so many thoughts running through my head, I had to know. Luckily he simply replied, "Because once your water breaks you can only eat ice!" Wooohooo! I was so happy to hear his G-rated response. I guess he has been around someone in labor before.

On Friday, I got an e-mail from a 3rd grade teacher at our school. She said when she went to pick up her students in the morning, one of her students had his basketball in his shirt and was saying "Look! I'm Mrs. Jordan!, I'm Mrs. Jordan" Little toot!

Remember to wear green tomorrow! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pictures and a Video

We took the swing and other baby things out of the attic yesterday and put them all back together to get ready for Garrett's arrival.
We put Jackson's Elmo in the swing and pretended like it was a baby. Jackson thought it was so funny that he could push the swing so fast and high. He just thought that was the neatest thing. Then he threw Elmo on the floor and cracked up laughing. Needless to say, I am a little concerned about Garrett's

My friend Courtney, painted this ceiling tile for Garrett's nursery. I love it!
Video of Jackson and Molly playing "peek-a-boo"

Thursday, March 6, 2008

We are making some progress...

I am making a little progress. Today at my dr. appointment, she checked I have dilated a centimeter. She also felt the top of his head, so he is still head down!! I am 35 and a half weeks, but Garrett is measuring 38 weeks. She did say that she would induce me on April 2nd if he wasn't here by then....but based on his size, he will probably be here before then. I personally think he will be here in about 2 weeks...but he is the boss, not me!