Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all doing really well! We have had another wonderful weekend in Augusta. Shannon and I enjoyed Mellow Mushroom Friday night, rode with our new friends Kris and Megan on Saturday to look at homes in North Augusta, and then watched football the rest of the afternoon. We enjoyed the Florida/Ole Miss game thoroughly....we were shocked by the upset. We then watched the Auburn/Tenn game before heading to our favorite sports place to watch the Georgia/Alabama game...another great upset. As you probably know we generally pull for Auburn, but since we are in Georgia country Shannon wore his Alabama t-shirt to the restaurant. We met up with Kris and Megan again (Georgia fans) and had a great time. What a game! Today we rode back over to North Augusta to see more houses and then stopped by the grocery store for something to grill. We are only looking at houses and areas so that we can be better acquainted when the time finally comes! We are still praying for our house to sell in Valley so if you know of anyone looking send them our way or show them the Our Home for Sale on the left side of our blog page. I am resting now with my feet well above my head. They are quite swollen and puffy! Thomas and Madelynn are showing no special signs of surprising us at this time! We will keep you posted!
Have a great Sunday afternoon! War Eagle...Roll Tide!!!
I added the above picture after I wrote the previous post....Shannon has had the kitchen to himself since I have been keeping my feet up as I promised him. I caught him having fun grilling with sausage, ribs, and wings....dinner is looking good from my point of view!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today we went for another BPP, NST, and appointment with Dr. Holsten. I still can not believe we are at 36 weeks and 5 days. Saturday will be 37 weeks. I remember praying so hard to make it to 34 weeks only to now find ourselves here and the babies comfy and cozy in their little environment. According to Dr. Holsten, we are still trucking along. The babies show no signs of being ready at this point. I am now 1-2 cm dilated and the same in terms of thinning. Thomas is still so very low but other than that no significant change.
The sonographer was able to get a photo of Maddy. Thomas is just SO low that his little face does not even show anymore. I am beginning to fear his little face is going to be so smooshed due to it being against my pelvic bone for so long.
I laughed with Shannon today....I believe Thomas is going to be more my personality (stubborn, ready to lead, first to do what is asked, achiever, people pleaser, everything in order, etc. ) and Maddy is going to be more like Shannon (stubborn, set in her ways, ready to move when she is ready, does what she wants to do when she wants to do it, doesn't follow anyone's direction, knows herself and what she wants, etc.). Of course I get all this from how they interact and how they have acted throughout this pregnancy. We'll see more when they get here!
I hope you enjoy the pic of Maddy....just wish so much we could get one of our little Thomas! Blessings!
P.S. I want to say a special hello to Mrs. Fran (our wonderful friend that does the NST's and Dr. Holsten our awesome OB. We shared the Blog with them today!)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well...here I am...posting a picture of me in my pajamas again. Shannon took this with his camera phone. I was checking my phone when he snapped the picture. I thought you'd like to see my belly or tent as we call it....
Today was interesting. I fell while getting gas at Walmart. Shannon laughed at me once he found out I was alright. He had just read about pregnant women falling yesterday. Evidently since my belly is so heavy, my legs and feet so swollen and heavy, I was just an accident waiting to happen. I never hit my belly, just my knees and hands. I have a swollen knee and sore wrist/hand but other than that I am okay. I think they probably got me on camera somewhere but as far as I could tell no one saw me. I was actually hoping somebody did just to help me get up....that part was not easy. Thomas and Madelynn have been rocking and rolling so I am not really worried about them. They probably just thought it was another one of my crazy goings. I have found my balance off lately...but never dreamed I would fall like this. I catch myself hitting edges of drawers and doors and stuff....but have never fell to the floor. We do see Dr. Holsten tomorrow so I will verify that all is good. I hope she will give us a tentative plan if the babies don't come soon! I'll keep you posted!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here you can see Madelynn's profile. Her forehead is to the far right, then her little bump of a nose and then mouth and so on.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
1. Check the area to be sure it is safe. Place baby on a HARD surface like a table.
2. Tap babies foot to check for responsiveness. If not responsive continue steps. Tell a specific person to call 911 if possible.
3. Place ear to mouth to listen for breathing. It not breathing and there is nothing visible in the mouth, cover the infants mouth and nose with your mouth and breath in twice...only breathe in hard enough to see the chest rise. You don't want to breathe in too hard...just until the chest rises.
4. After the two breaths, you will do 30 somewhat quick compressions on the chest. To find the spot, draw an imaginary line between the two nipples and then go slightly down. You don't want to go too far....you want to stay on the sternum bone and not the little bone below the sternum. Using two fingers, give 30 compressions. The compressions should be just quick enough to count...no pausing in between.
5. If no one was there to call 911, continue the 2 breaths and 30 compressions for 5 cycles before leaving to go call 911 yourself. Take baby with you. Once 911 has been called, resume 2 breaths and 30 compression cycles.
1. Look in mouth for object. If baby is responsive but showing signs of choking turn baby on arm so that head is lowered. Give 5 somewhat hard blows to the upper back with palm of hand. Flip baby over and then do 5 chest compressions like those done above. Compressions should be just lower than the imaginary nipple line. Continue this process until the object is free or baby becomes unresponsive. You would then do Infant CPR.
Let us know if you have ANY questions. Again- if you can take a class we do recommend it....highly!
Here are some You Tube videos....they do vary slightly. Also ...I am attaching the American Heart Association Website. They even have an Infant CPR kit you can order with baby and DVD.
Choking and CPR series of videos: 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5FFBSh366E