In case we don't have time to post before then - Merry Christmas!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
In case we don't have time to post before then - Merry Christmas!!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Here's the little guy without the feeding tube - I think he is mad about the girlie hat he has to wear all the time...
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Jason took his final today and is now done with school for a month! That is very exciting. He has been doing a great job of handling school/finals, going back to work, and having a new baby (including washing the pump several times in the middle of each night) & an overly emotional wife. He is a great husband and dad!
It was kind of a crazy day so we didn't take many pictures, but here is one of Josiah and his "aunt" Julie.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Danita and I decide to sneak out for a little date night at Lone Star. We hope that the NICO is the most expensive baby sitter that we will ever have!
Here he is after trying to nurse.
Monday, December 10, 2007
The weather here is supposed to get crazy tonight - 1/2 to 1 inch of ice is what they're predicting. My mom left today so she could make it home before the roads got bad. She did a TON to help us while she was here - from cleaning our dirty house to cooking us real food (we got tired of hospital food and fast food pretty quickly) to washing the baby's clothes and lots more. Thanks Donna!
Also today Jason's sister April and her three boys came to town - they have not had electricity at their house for 2 days now, and we're hoping that our house does not lose power while they're here! With the storm we'll see!
Still waiting for the little guy to learn how to eat...it seems like a slow process but he is learning quickly. We have had two good attempts the last two times we've tried. We are hoping that one day soon he will be able to stay in our room!
Here is Danita getting Josiah dressed:
This was supposed to be a picture but we didn't notice that the movie feature was on. Oops!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I don't have much else to say. Our days are going so fast, by the time we hold him while feeding it is time to pump, then clean, then try and eat or talk to people then repeat every three hours. We just stay focused on the next three hours and that is the most important part.
Eating from the breast is the next big step. I guess white premature boys are the slowest to figure out the sucking instinct, so slow that the NICU nurses call them "wimpy white boys". I think he is still the strongest little boy and not the least bit wimpy but I could be biased. He is just a little stubborn and is enjoying being lazy!
Below are the pics from today.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
We will try to update with more pics soon! We really appreciate everyone's prayers and are very thankful for the all love & support we have felt over the past couple of days!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Here are some more pics
What a Champion my wife is, that is a lot of pushing and still beautiful!
Here he is with Mom:
Here I am with our amazing little baby:
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A big event happened in our lives and marriage this week - Jason volunteered to help me decorate for Christmas! Those of you who know Jason know that this is huge. He usually won't touch holiday decorations, but now (thanks in large part to Jason) our house is very festive.
Have a great week everyone!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Last weekend we had our KC baby shower. It was fun and we had yummy carrot cake! Here's a picture of the group:
Due to the dramatic temperature drop this week, Jason spent some time working on the pantry. He got the back wall of the pantry in so that most of the cold air from the garage stays in the garage.
Here's a picture of me - we're at 32 weeks now and quickly approaching 33! I've almost made it to the doorknob...
We hope you all had a fabulous Turkey Day!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
After. We love the way the color turned out, and we think the new windows are amazing. This picture was taken after painting and installing the new windows, priming and putting 2 coats of paint on the walls, painting and installing quarter-round on the floors and the windows, painting the baseboards, and filling nail holes & painting over them (we were exhausted by Sunday!).
Here's an 'after' picture with the blinds hung and some of the furniture back in place. We were sad to cover up our beautiful new windows, but we thought the baby might want some privacy.
We still have some small stuff left to do, but hopefully we'll get it done this weekend.
Here's me at 31 weeks! 9 weeks to go. Sometimes that sounds like forever, and other times it sounds super short. I feel very fortunate that I still feel good. I am still able to put socks on by myself, although it is getting harder!
Have a great week everyone!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
We had a fun time going to my parent's house this past weekend. My family got us some really fun baby gifts and even humored me by having a BBQ and not calling it a 'shower'.
I went to the doctor again today - everything is still right on track. When the doctor was pushing on my belly to find the baby's heartbeat, the baby decided he didn't like that, so he kicked her. Hopefully she won't hold it against him.
Jason's truck is currently getting worked on, so please pray that it's not too expensive to fix! Also, last week a guy in Jason's group got laid off, so we are very thankful that Jason gets to keep his job. It is weird to me to have a "layoff" and it be only one person, but I'm not going to argue!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
This past weekend we went to see the movie Into the Wild. We read the book together a while back. It was a good movie, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. Because of the movie, our son is not allowed to know about Alaska. Then on Saturday we helped Julie celebrate her 30th b-day! It was a fun day and hopefully she was at least a little surprised. Sunday marked the beginning of week 29. I am amazed at how fast this is going. One day this week I could have sworn that the little guy was inside my rib cage. Luckily he moves a lot.
When we moved the blanket that was sitting on our 'baby' to swaddle it, we were in for a big shock! Our 'baby' had hair in places that babies should not have hair. We spent the rest of the class trying to contain our laughter (but not doing a very good job). We're not sure why we were given a teenager instead of a baby to practice swadling on, but it was highly disturbing and hilarious at the same time.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
We spent the past weekend at Apple Butter days in Mt. Vernon, MO. We had lots of fun hanging out with family and eating loads of kettle corn. And of course we had to get some apple butter. Jason taught our 2 year old nephew Trent that it's a fun idea to zerbert the baby. So he kept staring at my belly and then randomly lifting up my shirt to give him a zerbert. Luckily we weren't in public when Jason taught him that trick!
If you liked the posting from last week with the BBQ video, then be sure to check out the sequel:
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This is me at 26 weeks. We went to the doctor on Monday, and she said everything looks good. I'll now be seeing her every 2 weeks. When I go back on the 23rd, I'll be taking the gestational diabetes test so hopefully I will pass (despite the fact that I've already eaten my weight in candy corn this Halloween season).
I am very excited about the fall weather we've been having! It is especially good for me since almost all of my maternity clothes are for the fall/winter! Now hopefully I won't have to do laundry every couple of days.
I have been having fun lately helping with a series at church. We've been doing some fun video stuff. I'm definitely not the brains behind any of this - just the organizer! Here's a link to the week 1 video (it's a little over 3 minutes long):
Stay tuned for next week's sequel!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The rest of the weekend was full of homework and watching an exciting Chiefs game. We also got to hang out with some friends for a fun Octoberfest party where we had yummy homemade pretzels and we both (or all three) got to eat our 1st weinerschnitzel. It was really good, but we're guessing that you can't really go wrong with fried pork. We also watched "An Inconvenient Truth" which was a very interesting documentary about global warming. We're turning into somewhat extreme recyclers, so just tell us to shut up if we start preaching to you (but seriously, do you recycle?).
This week we signed up for classes - one of which is called 'Baby Basics' - neither one of us can remember the last time we changed a diaper so we're hoping this class can help. Also if either one of us is holding a baby that starts crying, our strategy has been to just give the baby back to his or her parents as quickly as possible - so maybe this class is going to help us figure out what to do with the baby now that we ARE the parents. Here's me at week 25. Almost to the 3rd trimester!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The past weekend was pretty relaxing which was a nice change of pace! Jason got lots of homework done but other than that it was a pretty uneventful weekend. We watched football on Sunday of course, but I ended up taking a 2 hour nap which started during the 2nd half of the Chiefs game. Despite the nap, Jason still claims that the baby got to experience his 1st Chiefs victory. The jury is still out on whether or not he's going to be a Chief's fan!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This one is a soft infant carrier that fits Jason perfectly!! For some reason that we can't figure out, his modeling career never really took off.
Also on Saturday we toured 2 of the maternity wards at the 3 hopitals where our doctor delivers. Tonight we toured the 3rd one. I guess now we have to make a decision!