Fall time is upon us now and things are starting to get back to normal here in the Ross household. Logan is 2 months old and starting to sleep through most of the night. He is also now smiling and cooing. Allie is keeping herself busy by getting into anything and everything. She is also learning to use the big girl potty, some weeks are better than others but we are getting there. Maddie is in the full swing of Kindergarten and loving every moment. She has made many friends and really loves her teacher. Maddie also loves it when she has homework and spends every afternoon do "homework", it really just copying words from books and cutting lots and lots of paper. Tina is enjoying a bit more sleep and loving being a mom of three. She recently went to her 10 yr class reunion and had a very nice time. Joel is keeping busy with work and Tourney Logic. Not much else to report except now that Logan sleeps longer times at night you find him staying up later again LOL. The family as a whole is looking forward to their trip to Orlando coming up in Dec and the Holidays surrounding it as well. We hope that you home is filled with as much love and happiness as ours is right now!! God Bless you all for being such a special part of our life and helping to make it as happy as it is.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It started off as what seemed to be a fairly normal rainy Monday on August 20th. We went to Tina's NST and Logan failed his NST. He heart rate would decel really low after big movements. We headed down to OB triage for futher testing. We were there for about 2 1/2 hours for heart monitoring and a ultrasound. We were sure at about 2:40pm that we were going home soon. When the Doc came into the room he said he was a bit concerned by the fact that at the end of every contraction Tina was having, Logan's heart rate was was decel'ing. He felt that he was doing something to his umbilical cord and even though things should be fine there was always the chance of it being wrapped around his neck and with Tina in early labor he didn't want to take any chances. So he said to us want to go meet your baby? Of course we said yes So this was now 2:45pm. Then all of a sudden our room got super busy and we were rather confused because we figured it would be a few hours before it went down but then a nurse says oh you don't know they are aiming for a 3:00 start . So they are flying around getting Tina totally prepped for the OR. She was on her way walking to the OR at 3:10. At 3:45pm Logan was born and we found out that he had his head lodged into Tina's pelvis and they had to use forceps to get him out and also found his cord wrapped around his neck. Thank goodness They decided to take him right then!!! Logan was 8lbs 2ozs and was 20 3/4 inches long, with his head off the charts at 37 cms (average size is 32 cm). Logan is a great baby and is already a huge joy to our family. Maddie and Allie love their new little brother and enjoy spending time holding him. Tina is doing well, her BP did go up a bit afterwards but is evening out already. Joel still has a week off from work before it's back to the grind. Another big thing happening in our household is Maddie starts kindergarten next week. Not sure is more excited Maddie or Tina :) We pray that God is continuing to Bless each and everyone of you as he is blessing us.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Tina's BP jumped from 106/68 last Thursday to 140/82 today. She has also been having near fainting spells too. The doc almost sent her to OB triage because she was rather concerned. But instead we set up a plan of attack. Tina has to go in for Bi weekly NST's (Non stress test) and weekly AFI's (Amniotic Fluid index checks). She also needs to take her BP 2-3 times a day to make sure we don't see even more of a rise. This is all nothing new for us since we had to do this for almost 5 weeks with Allie. She is also on restricted bedrest. Which means she can still do a few things but for the most part belongs in bed or on the couch.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Wow where has the time gone? Tina has had quite a few appointments in the last 2 months and everything is going very well. Her BP has been in the 110's/60's. Other than some hip pain things are great. Only 3 more weeks left. We can not wait to welcome this little guy into the world. We will be taking the laptop with us and hope to post a picture or two within the first couple of days!!!
Monday, June 4, 2007
Had our 28 week appointment today!!! Little man is doing great...gained 6 lbs this month. That brings the total so far up to 14lbs. Not too worried for now. Tina's BP was 120/60 so that is looking great and is much lower at this point than with both girls. We start going to the docs now every two weeks. Only 11 more weeks and 2 days till he's here in our arms!!!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
C-section date has been set for August 22nd. We do ask that all non immediate family (non parents or siblings) wait till the following day to visit. The girls will be the first ones besides Joel and I to meet this little guy. So even immediate family is asked to wait to get a phone call before coming up to visit. Tina will be released from the hospital on the Saturday morning assuming all goes well!!!