Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 25 here we come!

Well here we are.....the bewitching hour.....we did not make it out of this week last time BUT this is not the plan this time. Had a doctor's appointment today and was cleared to go back to normal activities...... I just have to listen to my body. hahahaha!  All is healed and looking great : )  As always here is the best part of the weekly visit......

I will be going back every week until 28 weeks and then maybe we can stretch it out to every other : )

Monday, October 27, 2014

A little Fresh Air

After being very well behaved and staying at home resting, all week, Tom took Mason and I out for a change of scenery.  I was able to sit the majority of the time and just take pictures, while Tom and Mason had a blast.  It felt really nice to get out of the house and also to enjoy some family time together.  























       Until next year Farm.......Thank you we had a great YEAR!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Quick Update

I am home and resting.  Everything went well and my cervix is now measuring in at 4.7 cm!!!! That is the longest I have had so  yeah for a huge success.  

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes.  Tom was amazing and so strong while at the hosiptal and now he is currently rocking at being an awesome nurse to me and taking care of all of Mason's needs.  I will be in bed for the next few days but so far not too much pain or discomfort. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fork in the Road

Today I had my normal weekly ultrasound (Yeah week 24!) and we were really feeling positive that all would still be the same.  I have been trying my best to lay low and Tom has been stepping it up on all fronts.  Well that thought all changed when my cervix was opening under pressure to 1.5 cm today.  Lets just say that is not the number we were hoping for.  Now What You Ask........

SO PLAN B:  I will be going in for a cerclage tomorrow.  Now this is a bit later into the pregnancy then a routine cerclage procedure but at this time it is what is best for me and the baby.  It will be an outpatient procedure that should only take about 1/2 hour to an hour.  I will be put under general anesthesia and we will take it one step at a time.  I should hopefully be home and resting a few hours later. 

Tom is taking me and will have the next week off of work to take care of Mason and I.  In a few days I will go back to the doctor to ensure that all is healing well and be cleared to do more then just sit!

Please pray that all goes well, Tom feels peace while I am under and that I am not a complete nervous wreck tomorrow.  Also pray that I am able to rest and not drive everyone crazy with not being able to do anything for a few days.

Even though we knew there was a high chance of this being the road we would have to face it is still a hard one.  We trust in God and know that he will be with us and all the staff tomorrow.  We trust in the Doctors that are overseeing my care and that this is the right decision for where we are at.  Our goal still remains to keep this baby baking until February.  Thanks for all your love and support during this time and we will be updating tomorrow once I am home and resting! 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Sneak Peak

Well we offically have reached 23 weeks!  After last week's scare it was nice to hear today that all is still going well. 

Lets back up.... I have been seeing the doctor/ ultrasound tech every other week just to make sure my cervix is behaving.    Last week was an on week.  Well right away I knew that they did not like what they saw so it was no surprise that I ended up spending the afternoon in the specialist's office!  Needless to say it was just a scare that we actually knew COULD happen but praying we would not have to face.  Tom came rushing to meet up with Mason and I.  He tried to help me down from my spike of anxiety (helped by the increase of hormones in my body) and be there for both me and a distraction for Mason. 

Having had a preterm baby does not help ease the mind cause all along the goal has been NOT to repeat that!  So as you feel yourself going in that direction it becomes very overwhelming. ......ok at least for me that was where I was at.

After seeing the specialist the plan included adding some pills....ok A LOT of pills in my eyes ...and to continue  to get as much rest as possible ie sit 99% of the day!
 

Here is just 1/4th of the regiment!

As I said, today all looked great and I was cleared for another week.....did I mention I will now be seeing the specialist every week and my regular Dr every couple!!!! Yeah if you know me at all this is truely a DREAM come true ; )
Guess this little one does not want to be out stage his big brother!!!!

Well the ONE perk to all of this is all the pictures we get of this little one!  At the specialist's office they have the ability to do 3d ultrasounds so last week I got a dvd of the whole scan and today I got some pretty awesome pictures.....
ENJOY (these are pictures of the pictures)
 Going to go out on a limb here and say he looks a lot like another baby I know!  Oh yeah and he is nice and BIG...yup measuring a whole week bigger to be exact and growing perfectly!!


Oh and what do I look like you ask!?!?
This was me last week at 22 weeks

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's A ...........

One of the perks of being considered high risk is having an ultrasound every other week.  It has been fun to get to see the baby so often.  The downside is that Tom is not always able to come to every appointment.  Knowing that we may find out the sex a lot sooner then 20 weeks, I started to think of creative ways for us both to find out at the same time.  My good friend and neighbor, Kelsey is a photographer and was up for the challenge to help my idea come to life.  She did an amazing job taking the pictures and if you are local and want pictures taken I recommend her!  You can check out her website HERE

So a few weeks ago we got to put on white shirts and get messy to revel the sex of that baby......ENJOY!


















BOY!!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOUR!!!!!!

Happy, Happy Birthday to our little man!!!
It is hard to believe that four years ago today this crazy adventure all started.  You have blessed our family beyond words and it would not be the same without you.  We hope that you have an awesome day and know just how loved you are each and everyday of your life. 



Yesterday we went to the doctor for Mason 4 year check up.  He was not feeling it at all and it was a struggle to get height and weight.  By the end he warmed up and we tried to do the vision test but he kept saying everything was a star or a moon......life of a 4 year old I guess.....we are not concerned with his vision so the doctor was ok with not pushing to much.  He did get 3 shots but did great (after it was over).

Here are his 4 year old stats:
BMI~ 14.6
Height~ 38.25in 50-75%
Weight~ 30lbs 6oz 25-50% (yeah we are on the chart!!!!!!!)

Mason loves to golf, ride his bike, play baseball, basketball, soccer, football and anything else that he can do outside.  He still loves the water and will do anything to be in any amount : ) He enjoys watching Curious George, Octanouts, Mickey Mouse and Paw Patrol on his I-Pad.  When he grows up he wants to be Fireman Mason!

We LOVE YOU!!! Happy Happy Birthday,
Mommy and Daddy