Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

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



Friday, August 22, 2014

Home, Home on the Range

Today was an amazing day for Mason.  A little over a week ago Tom and Mason started going to the "Daddy Golf Course".  At said course Mason has been practicing putting.  Mason only has a set of plastic golf clubs and Tom would only let him use his clubs on the putting green.  Mason has done really well with obeying the rules of golf like NO running on the green, being quiet while others are around, NO jumping on the green and several more.  After the first visit Mason has been begging for his own set of "real" clubs so that he could hit balls on the driving range.  Well of course because he has chosen to be a lefty that meant we had to order clubs.  We had already decided that that was what he was getting for his birthday so we ordered them a bit early.......Well we were told that the shipment of these clubs would be on Saturday.  Every day we have talked about the countdown until Saturday!  Today as we were doing our normal morning routine we heard a "big" truck pull up.  We hurried outside and to our surprise Mason shipment was a day EARLY!!!!     
 
The hardest part of the day was waiting for Tom to get home so that we could go to the range.  Once he got home we were off!!!
Heading to get a bucket of balls.
 
First you have to buy tokens.
 
Then you have to get the bucket to catch the balls.
 
Insert token next.
 
Watch the balls....
 
Make Daddy carry all the balls!
 
Once on the range Daddy told us all the rules.
 
Then it was go time!!!!
 
After several hits it is important to take a break and watch Daddy hit a few.
 
After a bit of a rest it is go time again!
 
Changing up clubs....
 
All balls got hit!
 
 Once all the balls were hit we ended the night on the putting green.  Over all Mason did an awesome job hitting the balls and following directions.  It was lots of fun to watch him hit and learn from his Daddy.  I foresee lot of range time in our future : )

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baby update

So now that our secret is out here are a few details.....

*Flynn Baby #2 is due February 9, 2015.
*I am 15.5 weeks
*Baby looks great and is measuring accordingly.
*I have been going to see my doctor every other week to get an ultrasound of my cervix and the baby.  So far so good.  No signs of any shorting or opening.  If they start to see any of this then we will start talking about a cerclage. 
*I am not limited on any activities but I have been very tired so I have not been doing much. 
*Needless to say the goal for all parties is to keep this baby in until FULL term so we are all doing our part in this plan!
*Mason goes with me to all the appointments and LOVES when it is time to hear the heart beat.  He gets this big grin on his face.  They have been giving him a picture of his own, of the baby and their heart beat, and he carries it around proudly showing it to anyone that will look. 
*Yes we are hoping to find out the sex of the baby.....the next chance is this Monday and if all works out and baby is helpful you all will be let in on the secret. 

Here is a belly picture for anyone that is interested.....in the last week I have totally popped and I am starting to look pregnant and not just fat around the belly!!!

 It goes without saying that I need to work on my bump picture taking skills : )