Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I know that some of you are waiting to hear what is going on with little Garrison. I wish I knew...the doctors are trying desperately to figure out what is wrong with our little guy. They have ruled out TTN(don't even ask me what that stands for), a common illness with babies born via c-section. His white blood count was elevated today more than yesterday so they are concentrating more on an infection. He had a spinal tap today to check for many things including meningitis. It is absolutely heart wrenching to watch your baby go through all of this. I am trying to heal myself and rest but am finding it hard to do. I just want to be in the NICU with him at all times. His O2 levels are MUCH better when someone is holding him. I think Franklin will probably spend most of the night in the NICU with him. I will try to get some rest in my room, but will probably find myself down there checking on him.

Please keep our family in your prayers as this is a stressful time. I had such an uneventful pregnancy, and I really thought that we would just have the baby and go home. I am desperately wanting to breastfeed and I can't feed him right now. It is breaking my heart. I know that God knows best and that we will all pull through this. Thank you for the prayers on our behalf that you have already said.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What ever happened to health CARE?

Sorry if I got anyone excited about the one contraction I had yesterday. Today's OB visit was a waste of time. My OB never even showed up. She kept calling to say that she was on the way, but never showed. So, I had to see the Nurse Practioner, who kept referring to Fischer as "she." Just proof that she knows nothing about me and I would prefer to see the person that is cutting me open next week!

My hip has really been bothering me so I ended up calling her back this afternoon and she just prescribed some crazy medication that knocks you out. Uh, can't really be knocked out with a three year old. Anyway, my mom is coming this Saturday to help...THANK GOODNESS! I can barely walk and feel so guilty about Fischer watching TV all day. Plus I wasn't sure how Franklin was going to survive 10 more days with all of my crazy mood swings and crying! Last night he just looked at me and I started bawling...lol...poor guy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I think I just experienced a real live contraction...it was painful. :) I am sure it was just one of those Toni Braxton(I know there not really called that) things. Anyway, it was pretty exciting. Now I can tell my OB that I actually had a contraction...maybe she will check me tomorrow. Don't worry...I haven't really had any other signs of labor.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Funny Story: Well, it was funny to me anyway.

We went up to the hospital tonight to check things out and find out where the L & D rooms were, etc... When we got to the 9th floor, out popped my OB from behind the counter. Her eyes became as big as saucers and she looked like a deer in headlights! I'm pretty sure she was thinkin, "OH GREAT, now I am going to have do a c-section." I reassured her that I was not there to deliver! She seemed a little agitated to be at the hospital on a Saturday night...hey, she chose this profession :)

Today we went to an Award Ceremony for the Boy Scouts that displayed such heroism during the Little Sioux Tornado on June 11th. Sam was given the Spirit of the Eagle Award. I will have pictures soon!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Is it just me or does it seem strange that the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses has this sign in front of their building?

Just curious because they come by my house every Saturday.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Farmer's Market and Cosmic Bowling

Just a few pics from the last couple of days:

Yes, that would be my three year old tied with me...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Well, apparently this little guy is going to be able to beat up his older brother one day. He's an estimated 6lbs, 14 oz already! YIKES!

I had an appointment today and my OB was concerned that I was measuring too far ahead. So, she sent me right to ultrasound, which I was excited about! It was fun to see him, however he is so squished in there right now it was hard to tell what was what! One thing is for sure...he is still definitely a boy!

My c-section got moved back 4 days...trying to be positive...this gives me 4 more days to prepare! So at this rate we might have a 9lb baby on our hands...so when they hand him to me they will say, "Congratulations...here is your toddler!" Fischer was 5lbs 15 oz so this will definitely be a different experience!

Here is an ultrasound pic from today...it is hard to make out. You can see his nose and lips and his hand is over his eyes and forehead.