Here's our little angel update. Reese was 2 months old on Tuesday. She's doing great. She weighs 10 lbs 4 oz. She's a very happy baby, and she always gives a big smile when we talk to her. Davis & her are going to be great friends! We love our little Reeses Pieces!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Posted by Natalie at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
He's been so sweet to his little sister!
Davis is trying to get comfortable to watch TV.
Davis is sharing his golf ball with Reese.
He's pretty impressed that she can hold it!
Reese is showing us a little smile.
We're so cozy & sleepy!
Davis loves the Polar Bear in our yard. XOXO
Cousin Jaxon loves Reese so much!
Posted by Natalie at 5:33 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Posted by Natalie at 8:52 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Look what I did! On Thursday I got a new look. I have had blond hair my whole life, but have always wanted to try something dark. I could never bring myself to do it. Until now. David always said he didn't want my hair darker & and then finally last week he said go for it. So here's my new hair. It is a dark chocolate brown, but almost looks black right now. I really like it, but I'm still shocked every time I pass a mirror.
There's also a few pictures of my sweet babies. They are both doing great! Reese is 1 month old. I can't believe she already that old. She is eating really well & weighs 8 lb 13 oz. She's such a little doll!
Posted by Natalie at 11:18 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
It's been 2 weeks & 6 days since our little girl made her debut. Here what happened!
We got to the hospital around 1:30 on Oct 16. They started me on Pitocin around 2:30. Things were moving along pretty well and contraction were steady & somewhat mild. I had every intention of getting my epidural before things got too intense, but I didn't act fast enough!!! While I was up going to the restroom, my water broke on it own. That was around 6:00pm. From that point on, things got a little rough. It took a little while for them to get the epidural there & then 4 pokes in the spine before they got it in the right way. The epidural itself was very painful, on top of the worst contractions ever. The pitocin sure did make a difference. It was not that bad with Davis. After the epidural was in, it took another hour before, I felt some relief. After about an hour & a half of torture (that was well worth it), things got better!!! :) Reese was ready to meet us. We were getting set up to push & She didn't want to wait. It took 1 contraction & 3 pushes and she was here! She was a super easy delivery! We were so happy to meet our little girl. Here are a few pictures of us in the hospital, on her birthday, and the days following. We love our little Reese Elizabeth!
Posted by Natalie at 3:20 PM
Happy Halloween from my little Pumpkin & big Gorilla. We have had so much fun with our new addition. Davis loves his sister so much. He wants to hold Reese all the time. I'm so proud of him. He's done so great with such a big change. I'll update more later. Keep checking back.
Posted by Natalie at 2:56 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Posted by Natalie at 3:54 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Baby Girl Wright is on the way!!!! I had an appointment this morning. I am dilated to a 4 and very thin. My blood pressure is a little bit high. The Dr. thinks I will probably go into labor within a few days anyway, so just to be safe, he wants to get things started so we don't have to worry about preclamsia (high blood pressure). He's also a little worried about her size. We're going to the hospital today around 1:00. We'll get things started & see what happens from there. I'll keep you all posted. We may have our little baby girl by tonight! Please keep us in your prayers!
Posted by Natalie at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
38 weeks & counting. I'm 38 weeks today. I guess I'm gonna get to experience what it feels like to carry a baby a full pregnancy. No sign of Baby Girl Wright. We are so anxious to meet her, and she seems very content to just hang out. I still have not had any more contractions. I go back to the Dr. on Thursday, so I'll keep you posted!
We went to the park on Sunday & met some friends after church. It was so nice to see everyone. Davis had a good time playing football & playing on the playground.
Posted by Natalie at 9:05 AM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I went to the Dr. today. They did a sonogram to see how big our little girl is. She is big for 37 weeks, but not "abnormally big". That makes me feel better.
Also, I am not dilated any more than last week. Still 3 cm. He did a stress test on the baby, because her movements have decreases a little, but that turned out looking good too! We may repeat it again on Friday.
So, I'm thinking, that she's going to stay in for a little while longer. I don't feel like anything is going on & I haven't had anymore contractions since I stopped the medicine. I think we've got a few more weeks. We were so worried that we wouldn't get past 36 weeks, and now we may go all the way to 40 weeks. :) We are so ready to meet her, & we hope she comes soon. I'll keep you posted!
Posted by Natalie at 2:52 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Today I'm 37 weeks prego! That was the goal, so we've made it!!!! I am no longer taking the medication to stop labor. I stopped it yesterday, and so far no signs of labor at all. She may have decided that she's cozy & doesn't want to come out. I may be in for the long haul. Yesterday I felt horrible & I thought I might be getting close to the end, but today I feel pretty good again! Only God knows when she's coming, so we'll just wait patiently. I sure would like to meet her soon though! I go to the Dr. tomorrow, so I'll let you know the latest then!
Here's a silly picture of Davis that I just had to post. He's ready to meet his little sister too!
Posted by Natalie at 9:34 AM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I'm 36 weeks & 2 days! That is an accomplishment! Davis was born at 36 weeks 2 days exactly, so we have at least made it past that important date. I had an appointment this morning and I'm dilated 3 cm. Steady progress, but the medicine is working, and he wants me to keep taking it until 37 weeks. It's funny that I didn't think I was having contractions, but since I have started these meds, that mysterious pain is gone for the most part. So, once again, I obviously don't know what I'm looking for. Just like when Davis was born! Just a few more days of this medication & then we will just let nature take it's course. He said it could be any time. He's hoping we can get to next week though. Next Wed, I have a sonogram scheduled to measure & give us an idea of how big she will be. We are getting so excited to meet our little girl. We are getting the nursery done little by little. We only have a few finishing touches to add. Once we have a name, I'll add that above her crib. Here are some pictures. Keep praying for our little girl! Thanks for all your prayers already!
Posted by Natalie at 4:55 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today I'm 35 weeks & 2 days. I went to the Dr. this morning. It looks like things are starting to happen! Very exciting, but still a little too early. I'm dilated 2 cm & my cervix is thinning. I have what you would call a "weak cervix". He doesn't want this little girl coming this early. Because my cervix is weak, he has put me on a medication to stop contractions. As far as I know I haven't had any contractions yet, but judging from my track record, I may not even know if I have or not. I have definitely had pain, but I can't pinpoint it as being a "contraction". He doesn't want contractions to break my water. So I will take the meds for 2 weeks to try and slow the process down a little. He really wants me to get to 37 weeks. I'll update you again after next weeks appointment, or before if she decided to come sooner. Please keep her & I in your prayers. We want a precious healthy baby girl!
Posted by Natalie at 12:59 PM
Sunday, September 14, 2008
On Saturday, Davis got to wear his new pair of overalls. Actually, they are a very very old pair of overalls. These have been in David's family for about 35 years. All the boy's in David's family have worn them & then passed them down to the next. David wore them when he was about 2 years old (1979). We have counted and Davis will be the 10th little boy in the family to wear them. They are very worn & rusted at the straps, but that just gives them character! Davis got to go on a special trip in his new "old" overalls. We went to McDonald's for his 1st happy meal. I think he enjoyed it, but It think his Daddy enjoyed it more. So, we will have these special overalls in our family, until a new Wright comes along. Then they will be passed down, for that little boy to enjoy!
Posted by Natalie at 7:03 PM
Friday, September 12, 2008
I went to the Dr. yesterday. I was 33 weeks 2 days. He did the same test that he's done the last 3 times. I got a call today and the swab test came back neg for preterm labor. The other test showed that things are still looking pretty good also. I am dilated a little more, but not thinned out much more than last time! He said to "Keep this little girl in", so that's what I intend to do! He will do the same tests in another 2 weeks (35 weeks) and then the testing will stop. At that point, I'll be one week away from when I delivered with Davis. He said he doesn't want her to come any sooner than that. Keep her in your prayers & I'll keep you posted!
Posted by Natalie at 9:33 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I'm posting this a little late, but here are a few picture of our Labor Day weekend. We had a great time. Davis did a little swimming & a little golfing! We also worked on some projects for the baby's room. The picture is of the cornice board & drapes we made to match her bedding. It was a family affair. My dad, mom, David & Davis all pitched in to help! Just one step closer to getting our little girl's room finished!
Posted by Natalie at 6:35 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I went to the Dr. yesterday. I was 31 weeks on Tuesday. He has been a little concerned about me delivering early again. Davis delivered a month early @ 36 weeks. He says if this little girl come that soon, she should be fine, but he doesn't want her trying to come any earlier! So we have been doing special testing to see it I might be at risk for preterm labor. So far, so good! I do not have the results for this test back yet, but he wants to do the test again in 2 weeks. I was dilated about 1 cm at 28 weeks and I'm already thinning a little, so he's being very cautious. I'm glad! If it's anything like when Davis was ready, there will be no warning signs. I woke up in the middle of the night an was in labor. Just like that. No Braxton Hicks, or pre labor signs. And silly me, tried to think of every other possibility it could be besides true labor. That's why I waited almost 20 hours to go to the hospital! I go back in 2 weeks and I'll have another update then!
Oh yeah, I had him double check to make sure it's still a girl!!!! :) I guess I still can't believe we're really having a baby girl.
Posted by Natalie at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Finally, I had to give in and take Davis for his first haircut. I took Davis today to his Aunt Peppy (actually my Aunt Peggy). She did such a good job and Davis did pretty good too. She didn't cut too much, which made mommy very happy. Just enough to get rid of the mad scientist look. He was a little scared of the big chair so he sat in my lap. As long as he was eating crackers he seemed to be OK. He got upset a few times from looking into the mirror, but nothing too dramatic. I know it's not much of a change, but we can always cut again. He looks so handsome. Here are a few pictures. I have more pictures of the actual cutting on mom's camera that I will post later. So, here's my little boy's cute new do!
Posted by Natalie at 7:22 PM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My 5 year old nephew Jaxon was supposed to sleep over at our house last night. We had been planning a sleepover for a while and since school is starting next week (Kindergarten), we decided to do it this weekend. It was pretty fun! We went to Pizza Inn in Midlothian to eat & then we came back to the house and had dessert (cereal straws). We played outside for the rest of the night & the 3 neighborhood cats that kept him busy for most of the time. He also found our resident toad in his usual spot. Jaxon loved it! At about 9 we went in to get ready for bed, and that's when Jaxon decided he would rather not stay for the "whole" night. So at 9:15 we were in the car on the way to Nana's house. He said, "I just like sleeping at Nana's house better," so that's where Jaxon slept for our sleepover!
Posted by Natalie at 1:50 PM
Monday, August 18, 2008
We finally set up the new baby bed. It's unreal that we have two bedrooms in the house that are nurseries! Davis is not quite ready to move into a big boy bed, so we just went ahead and got another crib. Thank goodness they both convert to toddler beds, so we can use them much longer! I think that seeing the bed up is helping me to realize that our baby girl is coming soon. David jokes that we don't want to finish this nursery too soon, because I went into labor at 4 am the night we finished Davis' nursery! So we may take our time on this one!!! Here are a few pictures of the progress we've made. Davis has been a big help with putting the bed together & testing it out for us. He sure thinks all of this is fun now!!!! I hope he still thinks that when this little girl get here!
Posted by Natalie at 3:44 PM