Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Finally, a week old! Hanging out with his monkey friends.
"Future Agent." The apple doesn't fall from the tree. A gift from one of Mike's bosses. No pressure, though.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Final pregnancy photo - 38 weeks, 1 day
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Our first adventure! A car ride home. Doesn't he look like a little gnome?
Grandma was waiting when he got home from the hosptial. What is she thinking? "He looks *just* like my Michael!"
Not because he's my son or anything, but just because he is.
I knew that the minute I saw him, I would be smitten and in love. But I never imagined it could be this intense.
Many thanks to my bff, acb, for keeping everyone updated on his birth, progress, and photos. And many thanks to the phone calls, emails, and comments on this blog with prayers, thoughts, well wishes and congratulations.
I will upload pictures soon, hopefully sometime today. That camera phone picture just doesn't cut how awesome this kid is.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The wonders of technology will never cease to amaze me ... Neither will the miracle of babies. And now we have both rolled into one -
Mike was able to send this to my phone ... and I was able to upload it to my computer. Now to figure out how to upload the pics I have taken with my phone without subscribing to Sprint's service plan ...
Anyway, drumroll please ...
Introducing Patrick William!!!!!
He is totally a cutie!!!
Again, so many congrats to our dear Annie and Mike!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Anna and Mike had their baby!!!
And it's a ...
Wait for it ...
Wait for it ...
8:06 a.m., today, 10/19/07
6lbs, 8.2 oz,
19.5 inches long
Anna is doing well - she is in recovery from the c-section. Baby Patrick has a good amount of strawberry blond hair (like his daddy!), and is doing well also. Mike - well, he's over the moon, as expected. :)
Congrats, Anna and Mike!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Thanks for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers, and phone calls today.
I'm going to be a mom in less than 48 hours!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Please send good thoughts tomorrow morning, as I have to go in for an amnio to check on FeeNo's lung maturity. If all is developed, the c-section is scheduled for Friday morning.
With the exception of waking up once every night to go to the bathroom, I've been sleeping wonderfully. I have no complaints. My swelling has gone down - my legs are back to normal.
It must be the calm before the storm. :)
Friday, October 12, 2007
Me: But I'm in labor!!
Doctor: I know. Come back on Monday.
Me: But it's Friday!
Doctor: I know. Come back on Monday. We'll take of you then.
Good thing I'm scheduled to go to the hospital next week. I don't know what I would do if I actually went into labor, showed up at the hospital and got sent home for the weekend.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
At today's appointment with the doctor, my parents got to see a glimpse of their grandchild. They were amazed by it all - seeing the baby's profile, arms and legs. FeeNo's weight today - about 6 pounds. Things look good for my c-section next week, pending an amnio on Wednesday.
I'll say this now and I am sure I will again: thanks to everyone for all the prayers and good wishes. It's been a long journey, a scary one most of the time, but everyone's encouragement has been helpful.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Dinner is awesome and plentiful.
Tonight: chicken cooked with garlic and onions, served atop fried potatoes. Alongside, white rice (yes, even with potatoes, we still had rice). Also, a side lettuce salad. And empanadas.
Dad is also helping. He's become the official garbage remover in the house. :)
Friday, October 05, 2007
They are gross.
I spent the day doing baby stuff with my mom. We washed clothes and went through lots of things in FeeNo's room. Tomorrow, we'll finish up the room.
Hopefully I'll have pictures to post early next week.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
My parents arrive tomorrow. Together, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of FeeNo. I tell you, it's going to be like an I Love Lucy episode, where everything is rehearsed and then, someone will totally freak out about the entire situation. Of course, this will only happen if I actually go into labor, and I might, since FeeNo's head is way down, ready to come out.
Not much going on otherwise. I saw the doctor today and the countdown to FeeNo has started - 16 days until my scheduled c-section. Things are looking very good - the doc even joked that I am no longer a high risk pregnancy.
I didn't have a growth ultrasound today, so I don't know how much FeeNo weighs today. I suspect the weight is at about six pounds, since I seem to have put on FOUR POUNDS in a week. FOUR POUNDS!
Oh well, what can you do?
I'm so excited, I don't even care.
Here is a clip of what could possibly happen in the next few days with Mike and my parents. Enjoy!