Saturday, March 18, 2006


I tried posting pics of Kolby again and again, blogger is failing me.

I feel so behind in everything, email, phone messages, blog, everything.

Kolby got his first casts on his feet for his club feet on Friday. We went to the Yale Hospital and decided that we probably won't go back. It is a teaching hospital and we have poor people insurance so Kolby would see a different resident and a different doctor every week to get recasted. So, we are going to go to Connecticut Childrens Hospital about 45 minutes away. But, there, Kolby will see the same dr. and one whom we understand to be an expert in the Ponsetti method for treating club foot.

The ironic thing, Dr. Ponsetti has done all of his studying at the University of Iowa. We moved from Iowa right before we got pregnant with Kolby. For about 5 minutes, we considered, me and the boys going to Iowa and staying with my parents while Kolby was treated there. It could be 3 months of weekly castings. Probably not such a great thing for our family. We also decided that God has us here for a reason and we want to trust Him and be wise in our decision making.
Sage is doing really well with Kolby. He likes to get in front of his face and say hi, hi, hi in a high pitched voice. And of course, shove the passi into his face. He will gently and sometimes not so gently pet Kolby's head. He makes a funny face when Kolby makes a squeak or cries.

Kolby is a perfect baby. He eats every 2 1/2 to 3 hours during the day and will go 4 or 5 hours at night. He rarely cries and he seems to be doing really well with these casts. Right now, his casts only go up to his knees but on Wed. he will get recasted up to his thighs. I cried as the dr. put them on. I don't know why. I know it is best for him, I guess just seeing my small, sweet boy with casts makes me sad.

Well, I want to write more, but I need to go hang some laundry and 8 million other things that need to get done.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 9, 2006

Kolby entered the world weighing 7lbs 14oz and 20 in. He was born at 11:15pm after they broke my water an hour earlier. I had INTENSE contractions for 45 minutes and pushed for 6 minutes. It was the longest hour of my life so far! But, I have to say, if I had to choose a short, hard labor or a long, hard labor, I would choose the first!

He is so sweet and perfectly healthy. He has a birth defect called club feet. The treatment is castings beginning this Friday. He will have to get castings every 1 to 2 weeks for 6 to 12 weeks. We don't know a whole lot. We have read some on the internet, but are trying not to drive ourselves crazy with too much information. It is very correctable.

So far, he is such a good baby. He sleeps really well at night and wakes up about every 3 hours to eat. We are having issues with where he sleeps at night, but it could be a lot worse, like not sleeping!

Pictures to come soon, blogger isn't cooperating!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

37 Weeks and 5 days

Still pregnant!

Weight: 173.5
Dialated: 6cm
Effaced: 80%

I asked her to check me, she wasn't going to but I thought I would be too curious later. I was nervous that I would be disappointed. I did dialate another cm, but she had a really hard time saying what she thought it was because the baby's head is right there. She was trying to measure around the baby's head to see how dialated I am. She said this baby is going to slip right out and I shouldn't even push.

I am a little nervous since I am not in labor and so dialated. She said to call them when I am having contractions 10 minutes apart. How does she know that I will even have contractions? I haven't yet. And she implied that we should be pretty speedy about getting to the hospital or we might be delivering at home. If the baby comes at home, we just need towels and then wait for the ambulance to come, right? There is a fire station like 2 blocks from our house, so they would probably arrive first. Aaaaaaagggggghhhhhhhh. Just the unknowns of delivering a baby drives me crazy.

We are planning on going walking at the mall tonight to see if we can get things going. I feel so nervous for this baby to come. I want to live my life normally and go places like always, and then wonder if that is foolish because this baby might just slip right out. But at the same time, I could walk around like this for another 2 weeks. I wish they would induce me. Just break my water.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Hard at Work

Drew and Sage are putting the dresser together for the baby. It is the last thing that needs to be done, besides, transferring the clothes into the dresser.

I cleaned the apartment today, so tomorrow I need to go grocery shopping then we will be completly ready at any moment and I will feel okay about coming home to a semi clean home and some food. And Drew and Sage will have food to eat while I am away!

37 Weeks

Here it is... the latest belly picture.

Nothing much is going on. Yesterday morning, I had quite a few Braxton Hics but unfortunatly, it turned into nothing. Today there has been little to no activity.

Friday, March 03, 2006

36 weeks and 6 days

Weight: 169
Measurement: 34
Dilation: 5cm
Station: +1

Pretty uneventful dr. visit. I was hoping to get sent to the hospital, no such luck. She was pretty amazed that I was 5cm and not in labor.

On another note, my H's are doing a lot better. Not completly better, but a lot more liveable.

And a completly different note, Sage no longer colors, he eats the crayons. I have noticed lately that his favorite book is "My Big Book of Rescue Heros" so we bought him "My Big Book of Animals". And he has suddenly developed cradle cap or dandruff. And the cradle cap treatment by Baby Orajel stinks. Literally and figuratively. It hasn't helped and it makes his hair really greasy.

What a random post. The things on my mind? Having this baby, getting to the hospital (Drew still doesn't know how to get there, do you think that is going to be a fun conversation when I am in labor?) and Sage. He is so sweet. He gives kisses without being asked. And when I say can you say love you, he gives me a kiss.

New words: apple, banana (naaaa), and more (moooo) For some reason, most of his words are only the first sylable.