Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2 Week Doctor's Visit

We went in for Isabella's two week appointment today. I never imagined that it would be so full of laughter. When we got there I was a little nervous because there were several snotty-nosed children in the waiting room with us. I didn't want to touch anything out of fear of the germs! When we got in the back they told us to undress her down to her diaper so we could go weigh her. When we got the scale, the nurse asked us to take her diaper off. Something in me said...this is not a good idea :) As soon as they got her weight, she started pooping and peeing. Jacob picked her up to start wiping her off and she continued peeing! It went everywhere! Jacob, the nurse and I could not stop laughing. We even had people coming out of the other exam rooms to see what was going on! All that to say, she was a whopping 8 lbs and 1 oz. She's gained back her original birth weight plus some! She was 7 lbs and 3 oz. at birth.

The laughs didn't end with the weight measurement. When we got back to our exam room they placed her down on a mat to measure her length. The nurse took her temp in her bottom and as soon as she pulled the thermometer out, she started pooping again! Poor kid!

Overall it was a great visit. I feel bad for getting the whole place dirty. I guess everyone else should be worrying about the germs we left behind instead of the snotty-nosed kids :)The doctor said she looked great and we'll be back in four weeks to get her shots. I'm sure I'll need some moral support for that visit. I'm not excited about seeing those tears :(

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Abigail Isabella's Debut!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Tomorrow afternoon we will go back to the doctor for our weekly check up. We have our hospital bags packed, car seat installed and I finally finished reading the baby book that I wanted to finish before Isabella arrived. We shall let you know if there is any new news!

I want to thank God for the safe delivery of our friends' baby today. She is breathing on her on despite her very early arrival and mom is doing well too. Please pray for the baby as she adjusts to life in the world and prepares to go home.

Friday, August 1, 2008


We went to our weekly doctor’s visit on Wednesday. Dr. Crews says that I am physically making progress towards Isabella’s arrival, actually a little further along than he expected me to be at this point. At the end of our visit, he jokingly said, “See you next Wednesday…if not before!”

Well, that definitely jumpstarted something in me to make sure everything was ready. When we moved into our new place last Saturday my mom teased me that I certainly wasn’t “nesting” yet. She had to constantly ask me where I wanted to put things in the apartment because I just wasn’t overly concerned with it.

Since our doctor’s visit we’ve washed all of Isabella’s clothes, blankets, and bedding. Everything is set up in her room and our bedroom is even organized. I’m so thankful for Jacob’s patience with me and willingness to help as I point him in the direction of where I want things to be moved or put away. This is also a very humbling experience for me because I tend to want to do everything myself and I physically cannot.

All that is left to do is put away a few boxes into storage. When I finished washing last night, I told Isabella that it was okay for her to come now! I love how I think that just because I think I'm more ready that she will come. Ha ha! Hopefully we’ll be posting some pictures soon because Dr. Crews thinks she won’t be late…