Thursday, May 28, 2009

Getting Better

Today Adam had his final billiruben test. It was still at 14 but they said he is low risk so as long as he is eating well and having good stools then everything will be fine. :D

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Test

Well since Adam has jaundice we had to take him to the pediatrician today after getting another billirubin test done. It is now up to a 14 but Dr Hurley said that he wasn't in high risk anymore because of his age. So he said to just feed him often and make sure I'm drinking alot of liquids so that I have plenty of milk. He also said we have to go for one more test tomorrow to see if anything changes. And he said we didn't have to keep the billibed any longer which is good because I'm sure it will already be very expensive. I really hope that the number goes down.
I hate that my hormones are out of control. I've been an emotional wreck today and I have no idea why. I couldn't tell Rusty why I was crying because I didn't know. I can't wait to feel normal again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Before we left the hospital yesterday Adam had to get his jaundice test done. It felt like we waited forever. Finally she came back and said that he had it and that since we were going home we had to have a billibed brought to our house. She also said I had to continute to breastfeed like normal and give him formula. I was really hesitant about it not that I had a choice but only because I didn't want him to get nipple confusion. So when I tried to give him the formula he didn't take it very well at first. Later when I got home my mom and dad stopped by and she asked me if I warmed the bottle up first. I hadn't even thought of that. Well sure enough warming it up did the trick and he took it. He has been so good about nursing and using the bottle. I even got him to take a binky. I love it. Last night was a little rough with the sleeping though, I think it was just because of the billibed. He had to be in it at all times with nothing but a diaper on. The only times I could take him out were to feed, change or bathe him. So of course he didn't sleep all that much since he wasn't all bundled up. Thankfully I did get some sleep. I think he finally got tired enough to sleep for 3 hours straight so that was nice. This morning we took him to get the billiruben test done at the hospital to see if the jaundice is going away. It took forever for the phlebotomist to get all the blood. It just wasn't coming out very fast. So after that we went home and after a while I called about the results. She said it was at an 11.9 so I didn't need to have him in the billibed anymore today. Thank goodness :) But I do have to take him to get the test done again tomorrow but then right after he has an appointment with his pediatrician. Hopefully everything goes well. It is still kind of surreal to me that I am a mom but I am loving every minute of it! Jenna has seemed to take it well so far. She got a little concerned every time he cried last night. As soon as he would start screaming and I would get up she would look at Rusty. It was cute. Right now she is at the vet getting spayed. I'm sad for her cuz she'll be in pain and she can't go anywhere or even for walks for a few days. She should be okay though, they gave us some pain medicine for her. These past 3 days have seemed like such a blur, I still can't beleive all that has happened!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Adam is finally here! Born early sunday morning May 24th at 12:53 am. 8 lbs 7 oz, 21 and a half inches long. Couldn't be more perfect!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Come on already!

I know I complain alot but right now I don't care. I am miserable! My hips are starting to hurt sooner than usual at night when I'm trying to sleep and everytime I turn over it feels like someone kicked me in the croch. (spelling?) Anyways I went to my Dr App again today and I am still only at a 2 but I am 80 percent thinned out so whatever that means. Again he said it could be tomorrow or in two weeks. He said if I don't go by next Wednesday which is the day after my due date then he said we will schedule an induction but I am determined to go this week! I just wish there was something I could do that I knew would start things and this baby would just come out! I keep hoping every night before I go to sleep that I will wake up with contractions but no. Hasn't happened yet. BOO! I want him out now!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

12 days until my due date

I"m sure that if I was just a little bit more patient, the baby would be here by now. I'm still only at a 1-2 centimeters but the baby's head is down and I think he said I'm 50% think or something. So he said anyday now but he also said it could be another 2 weeks. If I go a week over then he will induce me but he said usually most women go into labor on their own. I really really hope it's this weekend. I am getting so impatient and anxious. I just want him here already!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Love My Dog

I really would be lost without Jenna. My life would be so much different if we didn't have her. I know that sounds corny but it's really true. She keeps me sane. It's so relaxing just to hold her and pet her. And she loves to cuddle. I really don't see how people don't like dogs. Well actually yes I can but Jenna is different. She is the best dog. Anyways the other day I let her in the house and a little while later Rusty came home and told me to come look at what Jenna had killed. So I look outside and there is blood everywhere. I don't know how I didn't notice this when I let her in. She also had some on her side that I failed to notice until Rusty pointed it out. Lying there on the cement was a garden snake. Sick! I'm so glad she killed it. It was pretty long too. She is so funny. When it rains she'll dig up worms and play with them and kill them. Yesterday there was a bee in the house and she caught it but it hadn't quite died yet. It was on the back of the couch and she stood up on her back legs just wagging her tail watching it struggle. She finally picked it up and put it on the carpet and starting playing with it in her mouth just tossing it around and picking it back up. Then when it finally stopped moving she started barking at it. It was really funny. Man I freakin love my dog. ha ha but enough about her.
I went to the Dr again yesterday and I am still only dilated to a one. :( I am so ready to be done! I am of course terrified and scared to death and not looking forward to what my body will be doing for a month afterward. I really don't like staying home all the time but I guess I'd better plan on it for a month once the baby is born. But since he will be here it shouldn't be too bad.
I also feel like there are a million things going on this summer and if you know me I don't like to miss out on anything. I want to go camping alot to keep my sanity and there are 3 family reunions planned and I want to plan to go camping with my mom as well. Speaking of the family reunions 2 of them are for Rusty's family. His moms side and his dads and they fall on the same weekend. His parents are divorced and I know that they both would like us to try to be there. They fall on the very first weekend of August so I hate to ask this but Christa, could you plan Sheena's baby shower like later that month? I know Rusty wants to try to go to the reunions as well. Also in August we are trying to plan for the family to go to Delta again to play on the lake at Rusty's moms house. Last year we ended up going on Darrell's birthday so I'm thinking we might have to do that again. I still have to talk to Rusty's mom about it but we are planning on August for sure. June is too soon for me and his mom will be up in Park City in July so it will have to August again this year. I love the feeling of being busy and having things to do but not when they aren't planned. I have to have things planned and I like knowing right away when things are going to happen. I wish I wasn't that way but I really can't help it. I guess I'm just OCD that way, among many other ways. ha ha But I really am looking forward to this summer! Hopefully everything turns out the way I hope they will!