Thursday, February 28, 2008

Still not 100%

So I took Manny back to the Dr. this morning and for chest x-rays...his lungs are not clear yet. There is still residual left and we have to continue the nebulizer treatments...uugghhhh!!!!! He can go back to daycare next week though, at least for most of the day...I can finally rest!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I week old

Julian is one week old tonight; I can't believe it!! What a week we've had, but I am glad it is over. Manny is doing so much better; hopefully his chest x-ray this week shows the pneumonia all cleared up. Below is a picture of my 90 year old grandmother holding her great grandson. She is in love with him and had come over a couple of times now just to hold him or feed him a bottle.

Here is the big sister helping me tonight to hold him while I get a few things done

Big brother is finally semi-healthy enough that he could hold him tonight. He is in love with "his baby" and didn't want me to take him back. He has been kissing him all day, he likes to kiss his feet and legs (we are safe with kisses there).

Me and my biggest baby (I am quite lucky to have my 3 boys)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

You would think Daddy was the one staying up all night....

Grandma & Julian

Manny thought he was funny and cute sitting in the bouncy chair

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Manny is home and Dr. updates

Manny came home from the hospital yesterday, thank goodness!! He is back to acting just like his old self and it's good to see. He has to do nebulizer treatments every 3 hours and also has 2 other meds. We are doing the best we can to keep him away from Julian. It's a good thing there are so many helping hands to keep Manny occupied or help with feeding Julian.

We had an appointment for Julian with his doctor today. He weighed in at 8 lbs and 12 oz. They measured him 21 inches and I saw it so I believe it; I don't think he grew an inch in 4 days (hospital said he was 20 in). He has long chicken legs. Even with him being 8 lbs, almost 9, he still looks so small to me.

We were supposed to take Manny to the doctor tomorrow for a checkup and being that they are calling for bad weather we were able to get him in today while we were going. His oxygen level was 94/95% and his pulse and heart rate were better. I have to continue treatments and bring him back in a week. He has to have another chest x-ray at the end of next week to see how his lung is looking. It will be a long week for me next week trying to keep them separated all by myself.

Julian 4 days old

Manny after coming home from the hospital

Manny doing a treatment with Daddy

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Julian Joseph

Julian Joseph was born February 17, 2008 at 11:23 pm. He was 8 lbs and 9 oz 20 inches long. He is such a good baby and I am so in love again! I remember this feeling when I had Little Manny.

Julian was born the same day as my cousin's baby. Dylan Elise was born Sunday morning and my grandmother (their great grandmother) called to tell me I needed to have the baby by the end of the night. She thought it would be neat for the two to have the same birthday. I told her I'd get working on it but never planned for that night. I was having contractions but very irregular. Low and behold my contractions picked up and by the time I got to the hospital I had Julian 3 1/2 hrs later. I truly believe grandma did a lot of praying on Sunday; so much that I went too quickly for my epidural (thanks gram).

There are no pics with the big brother because he is in the hospital and hasn't seen his baby brother yet. He was admitted Monday with pneumonia and RSV. Hopefully he will be home soon. Yesterday after I got released from the hospital I got Julian set up at home with Daddy and I went and spent 6 hours with Manny at the hospital. I will be glad when my baby is home. It's been a stressful, but joyous few days

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I had really thought I'd have a baby by now...good thing I resisted buying a cute "My 1st Valentine's Day" bib or outfit!! Below is a picture of the beautiful roses my husband bought for me. I have never seen a rose like this before. It's hard to see in the picture but they are like dark and light pink leopard stripes...Absolutely beautiful!!!! I also got white chocolate covered strawberries; sorry no pics of them because I've been eating them!! I love you baby!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

So a decision was finally made...if I don't go on my own over the weekend I have to be at the hospital Monday night and my Dr will use cervadil to try and open my cervix. I am a fingertip right now; that's a lot better than "you're still closed"!!!! This is what had to be done with my first delivery and it didn't work, neither did the pitocin. She ended up breaking my water just to move things along.

My cousin's wife is also expecting this month (her due date is after mine) and she is already like 4 cm and moving along quite nicely. This is just not fair. I am dying to know whether they are having a boy or girl and hey who knows, the cousins may just have the same birth date.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

39 weeks 4 days

So at the biophysical profile today the guesstimate is (drum roll please..........................) 8 lbs. 2 oz. +/- 20 oz and due February 19.

We are home...obviously without a baby!!

So, we got to the hospital and registered and they brought me up to labor and delivery... They hooked me up to the blood pressure machine (can I just tell you how much I despise that hurtful thing!!) and the fetal monitor. Well my first couple of blood pressures were 80s or 90s/50s. Okay now I've never seen my BP so low. Manny pointed out that the woman put the cuff down and part way around my elbow so Dr. Aviles fixed it for me and put it higher up on my arm. At that point it was reading 115/62 (more normal for me). I had blood work done and they messed that up with the wrong name. No one checked my arm band to make sure they had the right name. Needless to say Manny told me we are never letting the baby out of our sight when he have him. The baby was doing great with heart rate acceleration and deceleration so the midwife on call came and discharged me. I am thankful that all is well with the baby, but so ready to have him!!!

I have a biophysical today and back the the Dr tomorrow. One day this precious child will arrive (I just hope it is before the end of February!!) At this rate I might as well go back to work, then he'll come.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Headed to the hospital

So I went to the Dr for a blood pressure check and it was very high. They decided to do a full exam and monitor the baby for 20 minutes. They checked my blood pressure 3 more times and it had gone down from when I first arrived but still in the 130/70 something range. I am still closed and high but she is sending me to the hospital to monitor my blood pressure. She said they may send me home in a couple of hours. I hope not; it is my intentions to not leave that hospital without a baby!! I came home from the Dr, did a load of laundry, changed the kitty litter, took and shower and blew out my hair, finished packing, got clothes out for Little Manny for the next 4 days, wrote his valentines for daycare and a few other odds and ends. It is now 2 hours later and I am waiting on my husband to get his "stuff" together so we can go the hospital. Hopefully the next time you hear from me I will be announcing the birth of our son and you can finally find out his name!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

39 Weeks

So I had a doctor appointment today and still nothing. I am closed and high with just a little "softening". My blood pressure was higher today (130/78) so I have to go back Monday to have my blood pressure checked, Tuesday a Biophysical profile and Wednesday for another exam. I pray that she will induce me Wednesday. She got my hopes up at the beginning of the exam today when she mentioned she might induce me tonight...but no such luck. I do not want a 10 lb kid!! We might have a Valentine's baby after all. Please pray for me that something will happen this weekend and I will go into labor!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Another stubborn little boy...

I went to the doctors today because yesterday I was extremely swollen and it took almost 3 minutes after pushing down on my leg for the color to return. I though I was going just to have my blood pressure taken and they ended up doing a full visit. Blood pressure was great and my swelling was down this morning too. I was hooked up to the non stress test for 30 minutes and he had tons of movement. I am completely I was with Manny too. I am assuming I will have to be induced with this little guy too. I am going back Friday for my scheduled appointment and will hopefully know more then. I do feel better having been seen today; because Friday was looking soooo far away!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

38 Weeks

I am hoping I just came from my last sonogram!! According to today's guesstimate I am due tomorrow (someone better tell this to the baby so he gets moving) and he is 8 lbs. 3 oz. +/-20 oz.....there for the kid could be well into 9 lbs or just at 7 lbs.....I am hoping for 7 lbs!! I don't feel good, I've been nauseous for the past 3 days on and off. I am going for another massage this afternoon and I am hoping my sister-in-law can help me along into those pressure points.