Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm Still Here

A friend reminded me I had a blog...oops.
I live out in "one bar land" where our iPhone can barely get signal for emails, let alone my fetish for Pinterest and Facebook. So my dear blog, you will continue to be neglected.
Caedmon will be 5 in a little over a month,
Caithness is 2 and a PISTOLA!
AND....
we now have precious
Aberdeen Daye Anderson
added to our family
April 10, 2011 at 4:15 a.m.
weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 oz. and 20.5" long
She's as precious as precious can be.
LOVING LIFE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ahhh eh-hem, I'm still on here. One post every 60+ days isn't too bad, is it?
Well I don't know if this counts as a post as I'm just putting a video fo my babies up...
ENJOY!
video

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Video

Nothing much new here. I'm still a bit postpartum at times and it's been rough. Probably it's more rough on Mark (and Caedmon) than me. Oh well, I know it just takes some time and "this too shall pass."
Meanwhile I love my family and thought I'd post a video of Caedmon meets Caithness!
video

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's a Girl!

She's here!!!
7 weeks after the fact I'll go ahead and post that (after 34 hours of labor)
Caithness Maela Anderson
came into the world
April 11, 2009 at 3:26 p.m.
weighing
8 lbs. 4 oz.
and was
20.5" long!
We were all shocked that it was a girl, and couldn't be more pleased and in love!
She has a head full of dark curly hair and her big brother, Caedmon, adores her!


Praise God from whom all blessings flow--she truly is a gift and is evidence that the Lord God is indeed gracious!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Concern

This baby that's due in 2 weeks...we have a few small problems...
#1 My platelet count has fallen lower than it ever has before. With Caedmon's pregnancy my levels reached 60k and that was on the day he was born. The Dr. (yes, the Dr. not the nurse) called me this week to get me on prescription steroids right away. I have a condition known as idopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (lovely, huh?). Basically it's pregnancy induced and my body for some weird reason attacks my platelets (hence the "idiopathic). The baby's fine (we checked him/her out a few weeks ago on ultrasound to make sure), so the real problem is me hemorraging during delivery. Other than that, I have no symptoms (not even the bruising that is so common with this disorder--my count hasn't fallen low enough for that yet), but it is serious enough that they want at or above 100k for labor and delivery. Because of the risk of bleeding on the spine I am unable to have an epidural for pain relief in labor (not a huge deal, it just made me suck it up and take labor like a man...er, umm, woman). In the same manner if a C-section is needed I'm unable to have a local anesthetic. I would have to be put under general anethsesia for the procedure and therefore not get to witness/touch/hold/feed/know the sex of my precious baby until a few hours after he/she is born (SOOOO sad!). So that's problem #1.

#2
Our precious baby 409 decided very early Saturday morning to do a roll ,complete with a twist, in my tummy. That means that he/she is now breech/transverse. The Dr confirmed this by ultrasound at our appointment Monday morning. We have 3 options, and Mark and I, under the guidance of our great Dr have decided to take the following steps as necessary.

- PRAY! This is always our first step and THE most important one. We serve the Almighty, Eternal Creator. There is nothing that is out of His hands. We simply need to have faith and trust that He is still in control. It is our will that He turn this baby right side (head) down again.
- If by our next appointment Monday morning the baby is still breech we will schedule an external cephalic version. I will be admitted to the hospital and Dr. Wright will manually turn the baby while I'm on an IV for fluids and tocolytic medication (to relax the uterus and prevent contractions).
-If the procedure is successful labor will immediately be induced.
-If the procedure is not successful, we will simply wait for me to go into labor, whenever that
occurs. I will then attempt a breech birth.
-If for any reason the breech birth presents any kind of problem to the baby we will do an emergency C-section.

Ok, so that's your medical journal for the day. Mark and I have really had a hard week dealing with all the decisions to make and all the "what ifs." So in addition to this being an update it's also a request that you please keep us in prayer.
While struggling with this we've come to the conclusion that no matter the means, we will have a baby in a few weeks and all the in-between stuff is in the Lord's hands. Please pray for the baby to turn, but most of all that Mark and I will continue to place our unswerving faith and trust in Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.

37 Weeks Pregnant with little 409

Friday, March 20, 2009

We Did It

Look at me being online WAAAY past my bedtime...Mark took the Jr. High-ers to St. Louis overnight, so here I sit awaiting his call so I can go to bed.

Well we did it, we got a Mac.
It's an iMac, to be precise, and it's lovely, I'm feeling quite a bit more confident on it as Mark's had his Mac from his office at church over here and I've played on it. To make it worth it (or possibly to just double what we spent) we bought Adobe Photoshop CS4. Holy cows, I played on it today and I SOOO need to brush up my graphic design skills. I'm not even scratching the surface of what I could be doing! We decided if we were going to upgrade Photoshop we might as well go to the top. Considering the Photoshop I have installed on the old computer (5.5- that was a high school graduation gift for me in 2000) I'd say we're doing alright on making the software last. Plus, I HAVE to have it on the computer. 85% of all my time on the computer is spent on Photoshop.
In other momma-ish news I'm struggling with a 2 year old now that I'm 37 weeks pregnant. I'm not well known for my patience, but the hormonal levels of pregnancy put it in the negatives. Poor Caedmon...but he is doing his fair share of 2-year old things. Last night when Mark went to check on him in bed, Caedmon was COMPLETELY nude from the waist down!!! Thank goodness he hadn't gone potty in the bed, so we simply re-diapered and PJ'd him. But how can you resist a boy who sings "The B-I-B-L-E" at the top of his lungs? Or "John Deere Green" for that matter? You can't! Just gotta love that sweet boy and hope he's not too scarred from his pregnant grouchy momma!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Suppose I Shall

What a day.
Caedmon and I had a lovely time gardening this morning. Actually I cleared weeds out of my flower beds and Caedmon scooped dirt all over the front porch. However, since his daddy put him down at 1:00 Mr. Caedmon has not seen fit to take a nap. He did think it appropriate to dig around in his dirty #2 diaper and force me to do an extra load of laundry today.
I'm just a bit tired of it, going in every 20 minutes and telling him to hush and lie down.
I want him to take a NAP, it's my ONLY free time during the day!
But it's been 2.5 hours...
Let him up?
I suppose I shall.
I love this boy, he's precious...