Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sick Kids

The weekend that Jaclyn was born David got a cold. Its not that big of a deal but then last week his cold turned into a stomach flu. I spent the day between feeding Jaclyn and putting her down and having David fall asleep on me, waking up and then vomiting, falling asleep, waking up and then vomiting, repeat. This ended up being my Tuesday last week. I was very thankful that Jaclyn sleeps a lot so that I was able to care for David. Thankfully the stomach flu only lasted for 24 hours, then all he had was a cold. I thought that he was getting better and then Jaclyn got the cold on Friday and the two of them were sharing it back and forth. So for Easter weekend Chris and I took care of our sick kids. I was so glad that Chris had Friday off because that was the worst day.
Jaclyn is starting to feel better now, I have been feeding her extra feeds in hopes that it helps her get over her cold faster. She has also been sleeping a lot which is also good.
David is still sick with his cold and is still clingy to me, he usually is when he is sick. I think that the most frustrating thing for me is that he is not sleeping as much as he should be for a sick child, not enough for a healthy child for that matter. He is waking up at night and is fighting me with all of his energy (and that's a lot for a sick child) for his nap times. I am praying that he gets better really soon and that his sleeping goes back to normal as well.
As you can imagine I am very tired and still recovering for surgery. So please pray that my kids get better and that I am able to get some rest.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Pictures of our Kids

I thought that I would post some more pictures. I have some here that our from the night that Jaclyn was born and also some from when David met his little sister for the first time. It is one of those moments that I don't think Chris or I will ever forget.
Here is a picture taken of Jaclyn when she was only two or three hours old.
This one was taken the day after she was born, I love how perfect she looks.
This one was taken shortly after I was back from recovery and was able to hold her.
Here is a picture of David meeting his little sister for the first time. He had a big smile on his face the whole time that he was looking at her. So precious!!
Here is David giving her the first of many hugs.
David is really loving being a big brother, he wants to hold her all the time and give her hugs and kisses. He can't say her whole name, so he ends up calling her "Jac-Jac". We think that it is very cute and wouldn't be surprised if he called her "Jac-Jac" as his speech develops more, even when he can say her whole name. They are very cute together, Jaclyn will just stare up at him when he holds her.
As I am writing this David is watching Baby Einstein and just asked me to show "Jac-Jac" the orange color in the movie. It was very cute!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our New Arrival

We would like to introduce you to our daughter Jaclyn Grace Heimsoth
Born on March 8, 2008 @ 8:15pm
She weighed 8lbs even.

Her arrival was an interesting journey for us. It started on Thursday March 6th, I was admitted into the hospital to be induced. I had been having problems with my pubic bone separating and my doctors felt that it was best for me to have the baby at 38 weeks. So I went in on Thursday to start that process. Thursday ended up not working, so I was back in on Friday and they tried again. I had contractions for most of the day and that evening I was sent home to rest and then come back in on Saturday. Friday night was a very long night for me, I was uncomfortable and in pain, but at the same time I felt like something was wrong. On Saturday morning I called the hospital and talked to the doctor and he wanted me in to be assessed. At 11:30am I was assessed and he found that nothing had changed and we starting to look into options for me and the baby. My doctor called the Obstetrician and she was in at around 1:30pm and she did an ultrasound to see what was going on. She discovered that Jaclyn was breached and she booked me into have a Cesarean for that evening. Chris and I were happy to know that we were going to meet our baby that evening, and that we were getting answers about what was going on. For the rest of that afternoon we spent trying to past the time. David came to visit and so did my mom and brother and sister. It was nice to spend time with them. (side note: Eric my brother turned 16 that day, he thinks that its cool to share his birthday with his niece)
When we were brought down to the O.R. Chris was left in the hallway to wait well they prepped me. Then they brought him in for her birth. When they were taking her out she was not wanting to come out. They started to take her out by her legs and she started to fight back, they realized that she was fighting because she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her leg once and her neck twice. Then then unwrapped her leg and then her neck, once this was done it was easier to take her out. The scariest part for us was when she wasn't breathing very much and her heart rate was down. The pediatrician started to stimulate her and got her heart rate up and her breathing going. That was the scariest moment in our lives.
We learned later that Jaclyn came out at the right time, because anymore time in she may not have made it.
We are so thankful to God for taking care of our little girl and keeping her safe inside and when coming out. As well as for giving the Obstetrician the wisdom in dealing with us, and to the whole O.R. team. We would also like to thank all of our friends and family for praying for us during this time. We now have a beautiful baby girl who is in perfect health and doing really well.
David loves being an older brother and wants to hold Jaclyn all the time and share his toys with her.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Belly Picture

I thought I would post an updated picture of my belly. Here is one that was taken tonight, I am 38 weeks now. This little one will be making an appearance very soon. I will blog soon after the baby is here.