Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New G in Town

Hey all! Just popping in while I have a spare moment... and I do mean 'moment'! All I have to say is thank goodness for mother-in-laws! Sandy has been wonderful... not only with advice but with food, household stuff and transportation. Chase has been on a couple different outings so far... He had his first doctors appointment on Monday and unfortch the doc was a tad concerned about his Bilirubin levels so he had to be tested at the hospital on Tuesday to see which way the numbers were headed. They were still higher than the doc wanted but lower than cause for real concern so we had to go again Wednesday to get tested and YAY hooray they are on the trend down which means he will be fine, no treatment necessary and no more testing!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone that wrote, called and sent carrier pigeons! I feel so overwhelmed with love (which is a great way to feel!) I am trying to get back to everyone when I can but this little 6 lb'er keeps me running!

Here are a couple of pictures...

Thanks again to everyone for all their help, love, support, prayers and well wishes. Adam, Chase and I are truly blessed ;~)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Chase Harper Has Arrived!

Hi Everybody,

We are pleased to announce that Chase Harper G entered this world at 9:40 am, on October 19, 2007, weighing in at a light 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and a long lean 20 inches tall (he gets it from his parents!).

Mom, Dad and Baby are all doing well. Riley (the Wonderbeagle) can't wait to meet his new little brother.

- Adam and Jessi

Thursday, October 18, 2007

38 Weeks Today

This is for Di and Carrie! Looking good ladies!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Closer than I thought

So apparently I am way closer to delivering than I thought... and not very good at handling situations that are out of my control.

Rewind to yesterday... I took the day off work because my doctors appointment was at 11 in the morning and driving back and forth just seemed like a colossal waste of time. Adam actually did go to work since we figured this would be fairly routine and his presence wasn't necessary ;~) Everything was going along fine... Dr. H and I were up close and personal and he mentioned that he didn't think I would be pregnant more than a week... I am already 3-4 cm. Hmmm, ok, my head spins a little since I still have things to do but I can handle that. Then he goes to measure my belly and is a slight bit (I stress the slight bit part) concerned with the fluid levels around little Peabert. Just for precaution sake he wants me to get a sonogram downstairs and make sure that all is normal. Then he says the words that throw me in a tailspin the rest of my time at the doctors office. "If the levels are below average then we are going to admit you and your having a baby today"... I am sorry... come again? This coming from the same guy that said Nov 2 is your due date... I want a refund, not only were you wrong, but you sprung your wrongness on me out of nowhere! He also says "If everything is fine with the fluids, I want you back on Friday morning to be checked out... if you are 6-7 cm then we will admit you and you will be having a baby". Holy crap... I might seriously fall over.

I manage to keep upright, trek downstairs and get in line to get a sonogram... correction, I thought I got in line to get a sonogram... what actually happened is I got to watch every person that was there before me and came in after me, walk through the doors and get seen. I get it... I am being 'squeezed in' because I didn't have an appointment. However, I am 9 months pregnant, very uncomfortable in the chairs in the waiting room, extremely hungry while watching all the staff parade through with their lunches and as I found out... very unprepared mentally to deliver that day. And for 2 hours I sat there with those issues. I was not happy.

Regardless, they finally find it in their cold cold hearts to bring me back and check in on my baby. Turns out he is an A student... he got an 8 out of 8 (not sure what for but it was a perfect score!) and the fluid levels are fine. I go back upstairs, inform the secretary that Dr. H is in trouble for sending me there because it took forever and that I truly can't wait any longer to see him.... I needed to leave and get food NOW! She took down the information they gave me and let me go on my merry way.

So I said before that I was SO not ready to deliver that day... in truth, if it happened that way, I would have been fine. I think the idea of not knowing for a few hours really tripped me up. I am however, preparing that Friday might be our day... or Saturday... 10/20... cute ring to it. Who knows, this kid has a mind of his own already! Regardless... I doubt that I will be pregnant much longer! Stay tuned for updates!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Quick Story

I was walking through the main hallway in my work building and in front of the elevators were at least 15 - 20 younger (early 20's) girls who were part of some sort of organized sport. They were most likely heading to Under Armour who has the top floor of our building. So I make my way through the crowd and just when I get out of earshot, or so they thought, I hear whispering and this statement "She's about to pop!"...

I am THAT girl! I love it!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Riley the Wonderbeagle update

Riley came through with flying colors... blue in fact!
He woke up just fine from the anesthesia and we were actually able to take him home the same day. I don't think he is too terribly happy with us right now but I think everyone involved will be happier once he is healed up!

All hail the king of cones ;~)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Riley the Wonderbeagle

Riley is having surgery this morning... he is having an inter-digit cyst removed from his left front paw. Adam is dropping him off around 8:30 and we will hopefully get him back tonight... because the surgery is on his foot he might have to stay overnight ;~( Obvs we want him back as soon as possible. So in honor of our little old man here are a few pictures!

All hail Riley the Wonderbeagle!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

City Slicker in a Corn Maze

Ok... so apparently 9 ft tall corn and a farmer on a tractor can produce a fun event for people.

Here we are '6 months after prom' as we were joking.... I am 36 weeks, Laura G is 27 weeks and Danielle is 18 weeks! Babies everywhere!

Here we are trying to actually follow the map they hand out... trust me, it didn't really help ;~)

Then there is my husband who can't pass up a good goofy moment ;~)
Adam and Peabert TOTALLY broke rules when they were in the maze so they ended up in the stocks!
We also went to Babies R Us this weekend and picked up some of the major items that we were missing. With a little coupon clipping and strategic separate transactions we saved about a $100 total. Score one for the us!
I spent a good bit of the 'putting things together' time doing laundry for little man (and for us as well). Sign of the times changing... oh yeah, this is only half of what he has... and I give him 6 months before he outgrows everything!
Adam putting together the pack and play...
and here is me with the final product (looking very tired, I know ;~)
Me with the swing!
And our favorite piece of baby furniture, the travel system stroller. This was what Adam and I couldn't wait to buy and put together! Now all we need is a little man to put in there ~ 3 weeks and 2 days!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Incredibly Proud

Ok... so it's no secret that I am proud (and severely entertained) by my husband but this one... this particular day... this is when I am pretty much the most proud of him.
Adam celebrates 11 years sober today.
For 11 years he has dedicated himself to living a clean sober and spirit filled life. His chosen method has been AA and it has done wonders for him. Not only does he 'just not drink' but he closely follows a set of steps for healthy living. I only wish I could get into all that goes along with this way of life but it's really not my place and it would take too long anyway. Just know that it takes commitment and dedication.

I love you Adam and congrats on 11 years sober. What a testament to what this program can accomplish!

PS - don't get too big of a head ;~)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

36 Weeks Today

It's hard for me to believe I am in my last month of pregnancy... looking back it really feels like the time flew by. I think a lot about my first pregnancy ending and it's actually quite sad. To think that this brief time in my life... something I waited so long for... is almost over, well it's pretty surreal. Please don't get me wrong, I know the end result is this little person that I get to love and cherish... I am super stoked about that part of my life starting. It's just the ending to one chapter and the start to another. Very few things in your life are so very defined by an actual start and end date. Ok ok, enough with the mushy mind feelings...

Apparently we have also moved onto the invasive part of pregnancy! Until now I have remained remarkably... un-invaded. However, today I found out I was 2 centimeters dilated and Peabert is head down... and I also think my doc owes me a drink, at the very least. Oh well, this is only a sign of things to come ;~)

Here I am at 36 weeks! Diane, I am so right behind you!!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Baby Shower!

What a great time I had at my baby shower this past Saturday! I actually knew this was one was coming... it was at my house so that would have been a real surprise to pull off! It was actually a lot of fun to have it our house... I wanted to do some real deep cleaning before Peabert came along and this gave me the motivation, I was able to show off Peaberts room which actually debuted his name... yep... Peabert actually has a name now!

The day started off with Jaime and I getting pedicures at the Robert Andrew Spa which I contend that this is how every day should start. Once we were back at the house, Ali showed up with all her amazing food...

1) Beef & Red Pepper Crostini - pieces of toasted french bread with homemade red pepper mayonnaise and a slice of roast beef (parsley garnish)
2) Prosciutto Pear Cups – prosciutto baked into a salty “cup” and filled with fresh, sweet diced pears (lemon zest garnish)
3) Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers - skewers of grape tomatoes and chunks of fresh mozzarella with a basil pesto dipping sauce
4) Brie Bites – buttery phyllo dough wrapped around small pieces of brie cheese with raspberry jam, baked to crispy and cheesy perfection

One by one, friends started rolling in... Angie came... and brought punch! She just had her second bundle of joy, Jaden, a mere four months ago.... so incredibly cute! Danielle, Amy Jean and Nancy... (the other neighbor Danielle... oh yeah, we are totally taking over P Street!)...My darling Rose who organized the fantastic cake! All I kept thinking when I looked at that cake is how much my mom would have LOVED it! Christine was there... although, almost not... she is 13 (almost 14) weeks along and the fatigue is overwhelming... I totally understand girl! Amy Jean was there which was awesome... I don't think we have seen each other since law school graduation... unfortch she missed Badam but soon we will do a doggie get together with the 3 of us and Larry from Family Law! Nancy who I will soon be leaving behind at something she is not happy about but man is she ever thrilled about little Peabert! Not bad for our first picture together! Vicki and Joy... Joy of whom I have known since literally, she was born. At her shower I didn't want anyone else to hold her! Laura who is a hop and a sk... literally, she is that close... I don't even have to finish. She did so much to help Danielle throw this, I am so appreciative!

One of the games that we played was 'Celebrity Moms' and since I was talking about a certain celebrity mom earlier in the day, Jaime thought it would be funny to make me this her. But really folks, can she really be considered a mom... I think not! We also played 'How Big is Her Belly?' of which most everyone thought I was apparently at least the length of a football field! Actually Danielle won (shocking as she sees me pretty much everyday!) but she passed it on to the next closest... Lori! Congrats!

Most of all, I want to thank Danielle and Heather for throwing me an awesome shower (even though Heather had to work!). It is a really great thing when you have friends who care so much for you and your family, and living right next door... truly an awesome thing! Thanks girls!

You may ask what the father to be was doing whilst we were babying up the house... golf!... what else! Craig, the lovely Ali's husband, arranged for him, Adam and Josh to go golfing while we had baby shower mania!

We got many many fun things for little man... a carseat, bedding, thermometer, sleep positioners, slings, baby bjorn, books, grocery seat covers and tons of cute clothing! This kid will be sharply dressed for the first year of his life at least! More than anything though, I have the knowledge that I have some of the best friends a girl can ask for! Thanks everyone!

Monday, October 01, 2007

In the meantime

I am working on a post about my baby shower this weekend (which was great BTW and I have AWESOME friends) but in the meantime I thought I would share with you a video my friend Nicole sent me... Enjoy!