Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
From: Kc, Rebecca, Baby Noah, Sierra and Kitty

Sunday, December 21, 2008

How to prepare for a baby...

So...How do the Jackson's prepare for the impending arrival of a new baby??? By replacing the kitchen and bathroom counters of course. One of Kc's clients, Prestige Surface Works, offered us a great deal to install granite counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms. They promised all the work would be finished before Noah was born. How could we pass that up?

Kc has begun the joyous process of tearing out the old tile. You would think that the original kitchen tile from 1984 would come out easily, but alas, no.

Noticed how Sierra has decided now is the perfect time to play fetch. She dropped her ball at Kc's feet and is begging to go outside and play. Poor girl is going to have to wait.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

He's got hair!

We had another ultrasound yesterday. Noah is currently 5 pounds 3 ounces and is looking good. When the technician first tried to get a picture of Noah, his arm was in the way.
She poked my belly in order to get Noah to move his arm. The next picture is his grumpy face. He did not want to be woken up and forced to move. At last we got a cute picture of him. Look at those cheeks! Just like his Daddy's. We were also able to see quite a bit of hair on his head. Kc promised me that it is curly, just like his!Noah's bladder continues to have an unusual shape, but is functioning properly. Only about six more weeks to go! We cannot wait to meet our son!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Disneyland


This past weekend, Kc and I visited Mickey and Friends one last time before Noah is born. We celebrated our second anniversary a bit early and enjoyed the Christmas splendor that only Disney can do.


N is for Noah!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Doesn't Noah know it's almost Christmas!

Well, the results of my blood glucose test came back and I am at the high end of normal. My Dr. advised me to stay away from all processed sugars and severely limit my carbs. Eek! How am I supposed to do that with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. I was thinking that being pregnant would be my excuse to partake in all the holiday deliciousness I wanted - I absolutely LOVE the stretchy waistband on my maternity jeans. Apparently that won't be an option for me. Noah is already looking out for his Mama and making sure she stays healthy this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Good news!

Today was a busy day for Kc and I. We both took the day off of work and headed over to the clinic at 7:30 a.m. for my four hour fasting blood glucose test. My blood sugar has been high lately and the Dr. wants to determine if I have gestational diabetes. For those of you who have never had the privilege of experiencing a blood glucose test...first you fast for twelve hours. Then you drink 12 oz. of an incredibly sugary, fruit punch flavored syrup. Then every hour for four hours you have blood drawn. So much fun! We should have the results back in a day or two. Meanwhile I am off sugar and have severely limited my carbs. Probably better for me, but, oh so hard to do.



After that joy, we headed over to our high-risk OB for another ultrasound of Noah. We have been having monthly ultrasounds to keep and eye on his club feet and bladder. The first view we had was a perfect profile of our son.



He now weighs 3 pounds 11 ounces and is starting to put on some baby fat. We were able to get some 3-D pictures that show his cute lips and button nose.



The good news is his bladder looked much better this month. We have been concerned with the abnormal, "keyhole" shape to his bladder. The Dr. thought Noah would probably need surgery immediately after he was born. This month, however, his bladder looked better. It is still abnormally shaped and we will continue to watch it, but we are hopeful he won't need immediate surgery. Thank you so much for your continued prayers.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Baby Shower

Joanie, who has known me since I was 9 months old, along with her daughter Jennifer and daughter-in-law Jana, threw me a most elegant baby shower this Saturday.
I was surrounded by amazing women who have known me forever, family from far and wide, as well as awesome friends from work.
I was touched by everyone's generosity and creativity.This is a quilt that my 93 year old Grandmother, Noah's Great-Grandmother, made.Kc and I are set for Noah's arrival. We have everything we could possibly need...all except for the baby.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

...and exhale

Thank you for all your prayers. Kc and I got the results of Noah's amnio yesterday and everything is normal. We're breathing a big sigh of relief. We feel so blessed that his only challenge will be club feet. We have been so loved and supported.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's A Boy!


Thank you all so much for your kind words, love, support and fervent prayers. As you already know, last Thursday, Kc and I went in for a detailed ultrasound to determine if our second child had Potter’s Syndrome like Ryan. The good news is that our son, Noah Stone Jackson, does not. The sad news is that the doctor detected bilateral club feet. Because Club feet can be a marker for several other birth defects such as spina bifida, cerebal palsy, myelomeningocoele and arthrogryposis we had an amniocentesis performed and should have the results back in two weeks. If two club feet are the only challenges Noah has to endure we will praise God. If he is born with additional challenges, however, we will continue to praise God for our son is a gift from Him. We feel that Noah is wonderfully and fearfully made by God and entrusted to us. Kc and I continue to remain full of hope as we prepare for Noah’s birth in January. Thank you again for your love and compassion during this challenging time.


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