Friday, August 24, 2007

Naomi Elizabeth Ashley

So, she came earlier than we expected... but we are so thankful. At my doctors appointment on Wednesday morning my doctor checked me and said I was dilated 5cm and it looked like the baby was on her way. He sent us directly on to the hospital. He was afraid if we went home too long the baby would come fast and we would not have time to get to the hospital. My doctor broke my water at 2 and she was born at 4:05!!! So amazing! Another amazing part was that one of the men in our church is an anesthesiologist and advised me to at least try to get an epidural. So, as soon as we got to the hospital we met with this dear doctor and he administered the epidural. The epidural was not the most successful one, but it definitely helped in the beginning and then at the time to push the baby out. The Lord is so amazing to us!! I still felt the contractions- but is was so short! She had a little fluid in her lungs, but after one night of monitoring she was fine. She weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. She has dark brown hair and has been so sweet(of course b/c she is mostly asleep.) Pray for us as we know the sleepless nights are on their way. Pray for Eric as he feels pulled with job responsibilities being intense as he begins his job. Thanks for your prayers and interest!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Adventure to the David Wilcox Concert

So, my doctor told me not to travel.... but come on, i could probably sit around the house for 2 more weeks and still be dilated 4 cm. So, we risked it and went to Atlanta ( which is 1 1/2 hrs away.) Some people from the church all piled in our mini- v and made the trip to little five points. The concert was great and relaxing- but he only played 2 fast songs the whole time. Also, i have a hard time being comfortable these days in the best circumstances- so being in a place where the AC wasn't really working- made it challenging. Nevertheless, Eric was really refreshed by his music and he needed that.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

baby soon, please!

So I went for a check up today being almost 36 weeks. Surprisingly i was 3 cm dialated and he said "effaced a lot"- whatever that means. But, i am not getting my hopes up b/c it was like that with Nathan for about 2-3 weeks before. He did say that if I didn't have the baby by 38 weeks he would recommend breaking my water. I have been having contractions for a while- so maybe they will start to get serious. He doesn't want me traveling- so i am trying to decide if i still want to make some last trips. Thanks for your interest. I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Jacksonville Friends Reunion

Every year some of my dear friends and I get together for a weekend or so to reconnect and laugh. Thankfully they were willing to retreat in Macon so I did not have to drive. We had so much fun relaxing and laughing with each other. I was introduced to 2 new games- boxers and briefs and apples to apples. I am not a huge game person- but they were really funny. Eric still laughs at me playing a card on Jenny describing her as a man trapped in a womans body. Others played cards on me describing me as " pleasantly plump" and "big were it counts."

Anyway, this weeekend made me so thankful for the friends God has placed in my life and how committed they are to me!