Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Party of Five

Let it be noted that Kate has already taken well to her role as middle child by refusing to cooperate for family photos! On the very first day! Oh how I love that girl and her fiery spunk! And I love that we are now a party of five. Makes my mama heart smile!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Introducing Our Son

Jack Ryan Huston Zickafoose

March 15, 2010
12:01 PM
7 Pounds 1 Ounce
19 1/2 Inches Long
The Newest Joy of Our Lives

More Pictures and Birth Story to Come!

The Waiting Game

(This is another older post that I am just now getting around to publishing!)

I am now 38 weeks pregnant and we are still playing the waiting game. I have walked around at five centimeters for over a week now, but still have no signs of impending labor. Today at my appointment the doctor stripped my membranes in hopes that would help to get things moving. We will wait and see! She promised to induce by next Friday if Jack has not graced us with his presence by then.

After our appointment today, Boss and I went to lunch and discussed how ready we are to meet our boy! While I am trying to savor each moment of this pregnancy (assuming it is my last), I am so ready to hold him in my arms. I feel him move inside of me and can't wait to see and know him. Even with blood pressure issues, this entire pregnancy has been an answer to prayer and I could not have asked for more. We love you Jack, and we are beyond thankful that you are a part of our family.

Getting Closer

(I had originally written this post a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to posting it. I am publishing it now to catch you up to speed on the arrival of our little man!)

We are now 37 weeks pregnant and getting closer each day to meeting our son! My blood pressure issues have continued, but so far I have not developed preeclampsia and they are sticking with the diagnosis of gestational hypertension. They are monitoring us at each visit and we have started twice weekly fetal testing and ultrasounds to make sure that baby boy is growing as he should and that he is healthy. So far so good!

Today at my appointment we got some exciting news! (Good news for me, possibly TMI for you). My body has already dilated to five centimeters all on its own! For some of you that is just gross, but all you mama's know how great that is! That means when it is actually delivery time, things should go much more quickly as half the work has already been done! They sent me to triage for a bit to make sure that I was not actually in labor (I think I would know), but sent me home after seeing that my contractions were not regular (I could have told them that).

So now we continue to wait...and wait....and wait. Come on, Jack Ryan! We cannot wait to meet you and see your sweet face!