Wednesday, April 28, 2010

3 weeks and counting....

This is my little cutie! Pixie loves the belly and decided she would climb up on top and just take a rest the other night. It completely surprised me! I don't think Colt appreciated too much either because he threw in a few jabs at her while she sat there. I think she knows something is up....I hate to break it to her but her being momma's little angel may be coming to an abrupt end very soon!

Doctor's appointment today! We had our 36 week appointment, and it went really well. I am 1 cm dilated (doctor said about a fingertip) and my cervix is "soft" (sorry if that is too graphic, but I'm just quoting the doctor). So, everything seems to be going well. Of course they don't know what this means in terms of if he could come earlier than expected or anything. However, I'm thinking that he will stay in there for a couple more weeks.

Goals for this weekend: PACK my hospital bag. I haven't done it and everyone keeps telling me I need to. I know, I know...I just get nervous when I think about it. I am also in ultra "nest" mode. Oh yes, that house will be cleaned this weekend my friends, and yes Mr. Cook that means you will be helping!! I also just want to organize! We have two years worth of school papers lying in different places needing to have some place to go, and we have to keep it because it could come in handy one day when I forget one of those hundreds of ethical boundaries that I have to make sure and remember! :)

That's it for now! Have a wonderful day :) God bless...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Looking back...

So this picture is from December 2007, which is when Josh and I had the first new addition to our little family. Jaycie bub!! Look at how cute he was as a puppy! As we are in the final weeks of our pregnancy, I can't help but remember how it started with just us three. Now we of course have Miss Pix and will be adding Baby Colt very soon.  One big happy family!! Can't wait to get a whole family pic next Christmas :)

UPDATE!! Mimi had her doctor's appointment today and we are here to report good news! The eye doctor checked the right eye this time...actually it was the left, but the right as in correct.  The doctor confirmed that there was nothing he found abnormal in the eye. He explained that sometimes the camera can bring back results that look as if it it may be a mass, but that he was sure that there was no mass actually there. PHEW! Mimi will get a third opinion at some point to be sure, but this is definitely a big sigh of relief for our family! I thank you for keeping us in your prayers!

Fun event: We installed the car seat this past weekend! It's kind of weird driving around with a car seat now, but it definitely makes it feel close! Speaking of close, I have about 4 weeks left thank goodness. I think it's safe to say that pregnancy is exhausting at this point, and I'm ready to be done. Not to mention the wide span of emotions that I have experienced just in the past couple of days. Thank goodness I have a very understanding husband that likes to massage my back....did I say like? I meant that he does it, although through substantial bribes....Anyway, until next time...Goodnight and God Bless!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Marvelous Mimi...

So this post is dedicated to my loving grandmother that has played such a huge part in my life.  Mimi has been there for me through many tough times in my life, and the bond between her, my Mom, and I could not be stronger...Josh jokes that we are "too close", but it's something that he has grown to appreciate.  Recently Mimi received news from her eye doctor that there was a mass found on the back of her eyeball, which could be cancerous.  Defined as "ocular melanoma", this condition could actually be quite devastating in that it tends to spread to the liver and lungs.  Although it can be treated, if it does spread, the results tend to be fatal.  At this point, we are needing all of the prayers we can possibly get in hopes for a good result from her doctor this coming Tuesday.  I know that God has been with our family so far because it was his doing that she even went to the eye doctor in the first place.  Mimi has had 20-20 vision and has not needed to regularly see an eye doctor. However, Ty had been referred to an eye doctor, which essentially led my mom and eventually Mimi to go over and also see this doctor.  It was through this process, that the mass was caught.  Often times, this type of cancer goes unnoticed because there are no symptoms.  So again, I believe that it was an act of God that she went to the doctor to begin with and my hope is that he will bring good results to this process. However, it is in God's hands.  Unfortunately the doctor that she is seeing is a little neglectful.  For instance, she went to a specialist last week and the doctor confirmed that it was not cancerous and he didn't see anything to be concerned about. So of course, my whole family breathed a big sigh of belief.  Well, not too fast....once the results were sent back to the original doctor, it was found that the so called "specialist" looked at the wrong eye. Wow.  Anyway, she is going back to get the right eye checked, but will also get another opinion just to be on the safe side as well.  I know a lot of my friends know Mimi and I ask you to pray for her during this stressful time. If you don't know Mimi, pray out of the goodness of your heart.  

On a lighter note, I had my 34 week appointment today, which went really well.  My doctor gave me a "gold star" because my weight gain is perfect, my blood pressure is great, and no protein in my pee sample :) andddddd...the fun begins at my appointment in 1 1/2 weeks because I will begin to be "checked" to dilation.  Woo hoo! So, 5 weeks to go! 

This is a picture from the baby shower last Saturday.  3 of us girls are pregnant and due right around the same time.  Carla (right) and I are both in the same cohort at K-State and Jenna is the wife of the other male in our cohort (Cole).  Anyway, I'm due first, then Jenna, then Carla. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh the belly....

Okay, so I know I just blogged on Sunday and I'm blogging today but I had some people ask about the belly so I thought I would post a video that Josh made tonight of my belly :) I'm actually pretty modest about showing the belly off, but tonight came to the epiphany that I will embrace my weight gain because I know it's for the best thing in the son! Anyway, don't judge the belly or the stretch mark :) Enjoy!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

6 weeks and counting...

I have really enjoyed reading some of my friends' blogs and have found it fascinating to see what all they are going through with having babies and just life in general! Therefore, we have decided to start a blog. I say we as very weak because Josh will probably post a total of 1 time, but I hope he will do more.  I bribed him with..."Cole does it with Jenna" :)  

Anyway, I thought I would just update what is going on for us right now.  We are finishing up our last semester of classes for our master's degree!! It has been a difficult process, but definitely worth it. I really love doing therapy.  Josh even has his hero...John Gottman, who leads him every step of the way :)  250 more hours and we will be experts! Haha I am very much kidding, but we have definitely learned alot!  

Soooo the baby! Wow, only 6 more weeks to go!  At our last appointment on Friday, she checked everything and said everything seems to be right on target!  She said that she would guess he is about 3 pounds...although the books all say 4, but I think I trust the doctor a little more :)  Anyway, she said we would have the option at 37 weeks to schedule to be induced somewhere between the 39th and 40th week, which is really good news!  At this point, she said that the baby will just be gaining weight and everything will be fully developed so it would be completely safe to have him come a couple of days early if I'm completely miserable! Anyway, so she said pick a date and we can get started!  We haven't picked a date yet, but we are thinking sometime on the week of the 18th of May.  Wow, can't believe that this is coming so soon!  Anyway, till next time! Happy Easter!