Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No need to induce....

Baby James Alan Rees Jr. (aka Jimmer) has already come!! Jimmer was born on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:24am. He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 19.5 inches long. Jimmer decided to come 10 days early, so no need to make a decision on inducing.

Here's a few pictures for now. We will, of course, put up more pictures later when we get home from the hospital. If you are anxious to see a few more pictures of Jimmer now, you can see a few more posted on my sister's can just click on the "Ryan & Katie" link on the right.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Should I induce in a week??

Today at 38 weeks
Now understanding the term "exponential growth"

Apparently my body is pretty much ready to have this baby! At my last doctor's appointment my doctor gave me the option to induce this next Saturday, June 27th, which would be 1 week early. I'm having trouble deciding what to do! I have to make a decision by Monday morning so that when I go in to my appointment I can have my doctor schedule it if I am going to do it. James and I went to lunch on Friday [at Burger Supreme :)] and I asked him what we should do. James just shrugged his shoulders. Great, thanks for the help James!! But after stressing that I REALLY need to know what to do, he started talking and helping me figure out the pros and cons of inducing next weekend. I am interested in what others think as well.

At my 36 week appointment, I was dilated to a 3 and 75% effaced. At my 37 week appointment, I was at 3+, almost 4 he said, and 90% effaced and baby was at a zero station. My 38 week appointment will be Monday (when I have to make this decision by). I still feel quite good, but I don't know how I will feel in two more weeks.

What do you guys think?? As a few ladies have said, I can always schedule it and then have another week to really decide and can cancel at the last minute if I don't feel good about it. That's pretty much what I'm thinking right now, but I could use some suggestions.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quadruple Baby Shower at Work!

Michelle (Boy due 7/4) , Stephanie (Boy due 7/10) , Summer (Girl due 7/18) , & Katy (Girl due 7/26)

Michelle, Stephanie, Rachel, Summer, and Katy (4 July babies and 1 September baby)

There are lots of pregnant girls at my work right now. Over the last few months we have had so much fun talking about all of the joys of pregnancy and upcoming motherhood! It seems like it was not long ago that we were all just finding out that each other was pregnant.
On Wednesday, we had a quadruple baby shower for the 4 girls who are all due in July! It was so much fun! We played a guessing game to see who could tell from our pictures whose belly was whose...and I couldn't even guess my own belly right! Each of us girls received diapers, wipes, a great lunch with dessert, and everyone at the office pitched in to give us each some cash to buy gifts. James and I are going to buy a swing with the gift money from Radiology Billing. Thank you all so much!!

Baby Shower!

Last Saturday, my mom and my sister Katie threw me a baby shower! It was such a beautiful day and everything turned out so nice. The food was great, the tables in the backyard looked great and the company was wonderful. Here are a few pictures to enjoy. I feel so blessed with all of the gifts we received. James and I are so lucky to have so much love and support from family and friends. Thank you to everyone! We really, really, really appreciate it!