BABY! Isn't it cute? We think so. He has 10 fingers and 10 toes and is about as perfect as they come. We did not want to find out the sex so it is a secret, even our doctor doesn't know what it is because the ultrasound tech didn't tell him so we will all be surprised. I'm pretty sure its a boy though and Kevin claims he saw him "packing heat" while the lady was measuring the femurs. This is coming from an accountant so it could've been any number of body parts that he was seeing. In the video below he kind of waves his left hand. I'm just so thankful that he's healthy and everything is okay. I think I took this for granted with Isak because I didn't realize all the things they can find wrong. It really is a miracle and a blessing to have a healthy baby and be able to carry them to term.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Speaking of my little fetus, many of you know I work on the delivering babies floor and the hospital. I work there some but mostly work on the other side with high risk pregnancies. This has some great benefits when you are pregnant, mostly the convenient presence of ultrasound machines and it just so happens 2 other girls I work with are due within a month after me. So that plus that and a quiet weekend equals........ultrasound party! I don't do it very often because while ultrasounds are very safe I dont want to go overboard. I've only looked twice so far this pregnancy which I think is pretty good. I do actually have to do some work while I'm at work.
The first time I just looked myself, I know enough to hold the wand and find the baby but that's about it. It was still fun though. This past weekend one of the girls who is trained in ultrasound offered to take a peek and it turned out to be quite eventful. For about 10 minutes she thought there was 2 babies in there. The baby turned from breech to head down in about 5 minutes which even for this early is unusualy. She kept asking me, are you sure you had an early ultrasound?. At first I thought she was kidding but then realized she was serious and my heart dropped into my stomach. Apparently I have a very large placenta and and a very active baby and it made it hard to tell what was there. Take into account its not the best machine in the world, not like the ones they use for your official 20 wk ultrasound but it works pretty well and we use it for lots of things. And she's been doing this for years so its not like she didn't know what she was looking at. She called another lady over to take a look and they finally figured out that there was just one in there. For a little while I was contemplating it could be siamese twins. They could also tell the sex but we're determined not to find out and want to be surprised so I didn't ask. Anyway, it was an exciting little adventure and our official ultrasound is on the 30th of September so Kevin will finally get a chance to see him/her too. Oh, and apparently the baby is big...she kept asking me if I was only 19 weeks. I can't look too many more times because its going to get more and more obvious what the sex is and eventually I'll be able to tell too. Everything else is going well, Kevin is enjoying his job and we're surviving at home. Isak is throwing a tantrum so I'm going to end this.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Isak playing the piano, his favorite activity.
New bear pajamas, courtesy of grandma.
Isak "helping" grandpa wash the car
I just got back from a visit home to see the family. Kevin flew to Fargo this week for some job training and I realized Isak and I would be on our own. So I decided to bravely make the trek to washington by myself and let someone help me chase my crazy child for a few days. The trip went amazingly well, we only had to stop once on the way there and on the way back. Mostly I threw food in the backseat and Isak amused himself by looking at his books at laughing to himself. It was pretty funny. I canned some pears with my mom and now have some beautiful jars for my pantry to add to my sad food storage stash. We also visited kevin's family and Isak was a big fan of the cats that he chased around and tried to sit on.
I am so tired as Isak decided to wake up at 5 am every morning we were there for some reason. I did get to take lots of naps though thanks to my wonderful parents who watched Isak so I could get some sleep. He has another tooth coming in on top so maybe thats why but crazy kid. Hopefully he sleeps normal hours now we're home. I'm excited that we get to be home for a while and hopefully no more big trips anywhere until Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This week also marks a monumental event in my life, after working for the past 2 years full time 12 hour night shifts I am going part time! Yeh! I have been waiting for this day for so long its hard to believe its actually here. I cut back my hours to 1/2 and work one day one week and 2 days the next. It works great with our schedules and I only have to find someone to watch Isak in the morning for a couple hours twice a month. I love my job but working all those nightshifts and trying to stay awake for Isak has taken its toll, especially now I'm pregnant. So now I have to find something to do with all this time I seem to have found on my hands. Usually I would sleep but strangely I only need one a nap a day now. Maybe I could start with cleaning my house.......
Isak has taken to climbing on everything. EVERYTHING. We have to shut all our bathroom doors or he will climb in the sinks and the bathtubs and turn on the water. Our bar stools are hidden in our pantry because he tries to climb up them onto our island in our kitchen. The desk chair cannot sit by the desk because then Isak will get onto the desk. All of our kitchen chairs are turned on their side or he will climb on the table. His favorite thing to do is jump from our little ottoman to the couch and back again. I swear my days are filled with keeping him alive. Good thing is head is so large and hard.
*Isak has started moving his little table to help him climb on things. The other night kevin kept moving it back and he would go find it and drag it back over. this happened about 5 or 6 times until finally we hid the table in the closet. He's certainly a determined little boy.