Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

We celebrated Daniel's birthday this weekend by taking him out to eat at Uncle Ernie's, a brew pub on the water. The boys were fascinated with the water and watch all the sail boats dock while we waited for our food. Joey was an angel and slept the whole time until we were ready to take this family photo on our way out.

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Here are a couple more pictures from our weekend.


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Major Eddie

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Alan is still obsessed with his new little brother!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

2 Weeks

I know I'm posting this a couple days late, but here is a "watch me grow" picture of Joey at 2 weeks old.


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Here is a short video of Joey and Alan from the other day. I am having trouble with my regular video host so I'm using You Tube. I hope you can see it.


Monday, August 20, 2007

First Day of School

Today was the big day, Alan's first day of school. Here is a picture of our crew getting ready to walk him to school.

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You would think that since neither Alan or Eddie like to ride in the stroller taking the double stroller in case Eddie was too tired for walking the round trip total of 1.5 miles would be no problem. Guess again, they fought like mad about riding in the front of the stroller. I finally convinced Alan it was more fun to push and he could ride on the way home when we picked him up.


Here is a picture of Alan's school, Tommy Smith Elementary.

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Here is the classroom door.


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Here is Alan waiting to be picked up.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Preschool Orientation

Yesterday we went to the neighborhood elementary school, Tommy Smith Elementary, for preschool orientation. Florida has an amazing pre-K program. The students have to turn 4 before Sept. 1st to qualify so Alan's birthday is just in the nick of time. Their Pre-K program is Monday through Friday (EVERYDAY) and from 7:45am-11am it's FREE then you have the option to pay to keep them at school until they dismiss all the students for the day at 2pm. We are going to pay to keep him there all day for a couple reasons: he needs to be pulled for speech thearapy, the extra time with kids his age will also help speech, and I don't think I can keep up will ALL 3 boys until Daniel gets home from work!!! Here is a picture of his teachers, Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Young. They have 18 students in the Pre-K class. Alan and Eddie had a great time playing while I was filling out the paperwork. The biggest problem I foresee is that we have to walk Alan to the classroom EVERYDAY and it's going to be hard to get Eddie to leave with me!! Keep your fingers crossed as we start this new adventure for Alan on Monday :)

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Home Again

Joey's jaundice levels dropped enough to bring him home!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Jaundice and Back to the Hospital

Joey had a doctor appointment today and his jaundice levels are too high so we had to take him back and admit him to the hospital. He is spending the night under the photo thearpy lights and we will have his levels re-tested in the morning. The doctor thinks he will be home tomorrow evening.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Home

Joey and I made it home safely yesterday afternoon around 4pm. We are still pretty sore and exhausted. I really appreciate hearing from everyone and apologize if we missed calling anyone with the big news.

I want to give my sister in law a big thank you for support in the delivery room as well as taking care of posting pictures. It will be awhile before I can get to putting more up.

Amy

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

It's a boy!

At about 12:07 am this morning, Amy gave birth to a heathly baby boy! Joseph Daniel Saucer is 22 inches long and weighed 9 pounds and 12 ounches. I will be posting several pics I took of the baby in her album link from this blog (where all her others pics are linked!) The kid has lots of blonde looking curls. Very curly hair!

XOXO - Kristine

Monday, August 06, 2007

A LONG DAY

I JUST GOT A PHONE CALL FROM AMY (12:30 PM, CENTRAL) AND SHE'S HAVING A LONG DAY OF WAITING ON THIS BABY. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE GIVEN HER DRUGS TO INDUCE LABOR, THE OLE BODY IS RESISTING CAUSE IT JUST ISN'T TIME.

LOOKS LIKE IT MAYBE DARK BEFORE WE GET BABY NEWS.

AMY ALSO MENTIONED IT'S VERY COMFORTING HAVE SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS AROUND SUPPORTING HER TODAY.

REX (AMY'S DAD)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Forgot the Stats

Sorry I forgot to post the most recent statistical info yesteray. I am 1 cm (the goal is 10), 30% effaced (the goal is 100%) and -3 station (the goal is +4, but I pushed Alan out from -2) We are scheduled to arrive at the hospital at 5:30am on Monday to be induced at 6am.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

non stress test vs. stress test

Today has been a very long day. Mom got here safely on Tuesday evening and I am very glad she was here to take care of the boys today. I had a routine NON stress test today so I went to the hospital at 11am. The labor and delivery floor was crazy so they asked me to go have lunch and come back. No problem I ran a few errands and had lunch. I arrived at the hosptial again around 12:30 and things were still incredibly crazy. I ended up waiting 2hrs and getting to know some people from Lubbock, TX. Well the baby showed some signs of distress and the heart rate dropped with my first contraction. Well I wasn't having many contractions so they were all worked up (they get this way over the slightest things when you are type 1 diabetic). They called the doc and a couple hours later Dr. Percy came to check things out. Meanwhile the hospital lost electrial power and was running on emergency generators.
After looking at the monitor results, Dr. Percy had the nurses start an IV and she sent Daniel to get me some dinner. Then they started a STRESS test. This is where they give you potossin (the drug they use to induce labor) to cause contractions and stress on the baby to see how the baby responds. They increase it at prescribed intervals to test the baby and our baby passed handling the stress quite well which means the original signs of distress were a fluke. So after 7.5hrs on the baby monitor I am home and ready for bed.

We are scheduled to induce Monday morning at 5:30am unless the baby comes on it's own before then. Stay tuned for more details.