Monday, March 12, 2007

I have a new nephew!!

My SIL (sister-in-law) had her baby on Friday March 9th at 12:41 pm. Ethan James weighed in at 7lbs 14 oz and was 20 inches long. He sure made his way into the world with a bang though! Sometime between her ultrasound on Tuesday and when she had him on Friday he had flipped to breech! They didn't realize it until her water had broken and she was 8 cm dialated! So since he was a frank breech (butt first with legs in v position) they decided to go for a breech vaginal birth! Luckily everything went pretty smoothly and he is a little bit bruised in his poor tooshy and other parts but they are doing really well! They got back home from the hospital yesterday and it looks like they are settling in pretty well, his 3 big brothers are very excited to have him here! I wish I could go and see him in person, but doesn't look like that is going to happen. So hopefully getting pictures will do! That's what happens when everyone gets spread out across the states and you can't always get over to see them when you want to. That's why pictures are soo important, atleast that way you can "see" them grow up with each different picture. I know I'm a little behind in sending pictures out myself, I'm hoping after the move I'll have alot more time to do that! And I try to email pictures out occasionally too, though I'm sure people start getting tired of seeing so many pictures of my kids all the time! LOL!
Now for what's been happening with us! We have still been battling some yucky germs off. Doogie and Jayde seem to be finally getting over there stuff. Ryann is acting better though her nose is still kind of yucky, poor Jaxon's little nose is running like crazy and he has a bit of a cough. He also has a lot of discharge coming out of his ear and it is plugging his ear up when it dries. We are trying to keep it cleaned out, but since we aren't supposed to use anything in his ear except a warm wet washcloth getting down in there isn't easy. We need to reschedule their ear appointments with the ENT since they had gotten canceled last week when everyone was feeling crummy!
Doug went to Jayde's re evaluation for her speech on Friday. They still aren't sure why she isn't up to speed with her talking and want us to take her to a neurologist to see if something is going on there. So that is another thing we need to get done before we move...everything is just adding up!
My doctor's appointment went fine on Thursday. Everything is looking good. They do want me to go in and get another ultrasound done (which the ultrasound tech warned me might happen), since I went in at 18 weeks it was difficult for her to get really good pictures of everything they wanted to see. So I need to go and see their specialist this time (not because anything is wrong though) they just have a better ultrasound machine and can get clearer pictures. On Friday I started coming down with the flu and I have been pretty much flat on my back for most of the weekend! It hasn't been much fun, Doug did a pretty good job at keeping the kids out of my hair though so that I could get some rest. He even left late for work today so that he could help get the kids ready and on their busses this morning and is going to try and get home early too. Which is good, since I don't know how long I'm going to last today! I feel better than I did yesterday, but still pretty sore and wobbly! I'm hoping in another day or so I'll be back on track!
Anyways, that's about it for us at the moment besides the usual hum drum of packing and cleaning up the house (though I didn't get around to any of that this weekend!!) I just hope we are all feeling back to 100% by April when we head cross country for WA! Hope everyone else is doing well and staying healthy! I will keep you posted! :)

1 comment:

Peter said...

I hope Ethan isn't keeping your sister in law too busy, or you for that matter.
This is a truly interesting piece of work. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to new postings.