Monday, February 25, 2008

Grayson is here!!

Grayson Lane
6 pounds 8 ounces
20 inches
1:29 p.m.

Yes, he arrived early, but we are SO glad to have this little angel here with us! I'll give you the picture overload first, and then I'll put the story at the bottom.
Here he is!!
Me visiting Grayson in the transition nursery...he had a little trouble with his breathing at first, but by 10:00 Friday night, he was fine.

Grayson and Mommy...

Caden meeting Grayson. I'm pretty sure that he sees Grayson simply as a paci dispenser. He has done REALLY well with him so far.

My sweet baby in his Moses Basket...a lifesaver!

Caden ready for school Monday morning...

Does life get any better than this??

I think that's a Frito in his mouth...this one just makes me giggle...

Forget the baby, I've got bubbles!!!

The sign on the door at the hospital...Thanks Gale!!

And now for some nursery pics that I promised earlier... for the story. I went to the doctor on Thursday for my weekly appointment. I was excited because we were going to set an induction date...I was thinking the first week of March or so. So I went in, had my lab work, got my weekly ultrasound, and then I waited for the doctor. She came in and looked at my chart. My blood pressure was a bit high (nothing much really), and she looked concerned. She decided to go ahead and check me...I was 3cm. Then, she said the unthinkable: "I'm going to go ahead and admit you." WHAT??? This can't be happening...Frank has D-Now this weekend! She said that they would just observe me for several hours and see what my labs were doing. So, I called Frank, and I headed downstairs to be admitted (my doc's office is at the hospital). When they got me all hooked up to everything downstairs, my blood pressure had gone way down, so that was no longer a concern. When my doc came down a couple of hours later to check on me, the blood pressure was great. HOWEVER...I had dilated to 4cm and was having regular contractions...WHAT???? So, obviously she couldn't send me home at 4cm, so we were there for the long haul. They broke my water the next morning, and Grayson entered the world at 1:29 that afternoon. I got to see him for a few minutes right after he was born, but then he started having some trouble breathing, so they kept him in the transitional nursery. But at 11:30 that night, they brought him back to me. We've had no problems since then, and we went home Sunday! God is SO good! No one deserves blessings this sweet...least of all me! Praise Him!!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Helping to get ready for brother...

Last night my parents brought over Grayson's bed. I think they were getting worried that Grayson was going to beat his furniture here!! While Frank and my dad assembled the bed, Caden enjoyed the big box that the bed arrived in...Once we got jammies on, Caden decided to go see what was taking Daddy and Papa so long...

"No, I think this piece goes here..."

"Yes, this will work out perfectly!!"
Stay tuned for more pictures of the progress of Grayson's nursery. We cannot wait for this little one to get here!! By the way...has anyone noticed how CLOSE the ticker at the top is getting to Caden's 2nd birthday??? I can't believe he's almost 2!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Sorry for the lag...

Sorry there haven't been any posts lately! I've been sick, so that has put a major slow down on things here at the Porter House. I missed work on Monday and Tuesday because I was running 102 fever. My flu test was negative (so that's good!), but whatever I have/had triggered my asthma. I sound like a 90 yr old with a major chain smoking problem!!! I finished up my antibiotics and steroids today so hopefully I'll get some sleep. Grayson and I aren't going to make it much longer on no sleep.
Yesterday was "doctor day" around here. I had my weekly check up which went relatively well. Apparently I have low iron, so I'm on iron supplements now. Grayson was looking good, and the possibility of another induction is becoming more likely since my asthma is no longer behaving. This little guy is gonna be here before we know it!! I have an ultrasound at next week's appointment, so I'll let ya know just how big this little guy is getting. At the same time I was at the doctor, Frank and my Dad had Caden at his 6 month check up with Dr. Braden (cardiologist). Everything looks changes!! Praise the Lord!!! We still have surgery somewhere down the road, but for now it isn't in the near future. The most exciting part is that we don't have to go back for a whole YEAR!!!! YIPPEE!!! God is so good to us. I cannot wait to see the things he has in store for the future of our family.