Monday, March 31, 2008

welcome, rylee marie

My niece had her baby at 27 weeks 4 days this past Saturday morning. Labor was imminant and she was breach so they took her c section. Rylee Marie weighed in at 2 lb 5 oz and 15.25 inches long. As of yesterday morning she is miraculously breathing all on her own! No respirator, no CPAP...nothing. I was lucky enough to sneak in a visit today and I was truly in awe. I will keep you up to date on how this new little one is doing!

Monday, March 17, 2008

update on Kristen

Last night Kristen started bleeding from what is most likely a placental abruption, her placenta is peeling away from the wall of the uterus. Her and the baby are still stable, but her doctor doesn't think it will be long before the baby is born. The risk of infection is high, even though she is on antibiotics, because her water is broken, so they wouldn't try to stop contractions if they were to start. They said that her body doesn't want to be pregnant for some reason any more, and in this case it would be safer to let the baby come than to attempt to keep it in.

Kristen will be 26 weeks pregnant tomorrow, which is a much better place to be at than she was a week ago, so that's great. But it's still very very early and they have a long road ahead of them with the best of circumstances. Please keep this little baby girl in your prayers so that she will be born strong and ready for her fight.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

request for prayers

My niece, Kristen, is 25 weeks pregnant, and last night she started leaking amniotic fluid. They did an ultrasound and most of the fluid was gone but she was not having any contractions. She will need to stay in the hospital until the baby's born, which will hopefully not be for another 7 weeks at least. She is on meds to ward off infection and has gotten the steroid shots to help mature the lungs. Now she waits...Please pray that this baby is able to stay put long enough to come out healthy and strong! I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 10, 2008

just because...

I took a lot of pictures over the weekend, here are some of my favorites...

Monday, March 3, 2008

new trick

Josie was suppose to be going to sleep tonight when Daddy caught her standing up in her crib for the first time. She was so proud!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

blog name change

Just wanted you all to note that I've given my blog a more positive name (it was Stop the Ride)'s a reflection of a bit of an attitude adjustment on my part. For those of you who know me well, I've already said enough. For those of you who aren't as familiar with the workings of my mind, lets just say that I'm trying to count my blessings:) I'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Saturday Morning Fun

Fort Fun!! Here are Josie and Kaden in a fort they built by the couch.

Get ready...first the pillow...

...then the blanket...

Jordan's 12!!

Last weekend we celebrated Jordan's 12th birthday! Here he is as a baby:) Him and his friends decorated the cake all by themselves, don't you love it?? Happy Birthday, Sweetie!