Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So...it looks like everything is still right on track. :) I would love for Jax to come a little early as I am starting to get uncomfortable and sleeping is just not happening these days but it is out of my hands at this point! Plus, Scott would probably be a nervous wreck...he is being so funny about having him stay inside of me until at least his due date...oh...and he would love for Jax to be about 10 pounds so that he "knows" that he is healthy! I keep reminding him that he isn't the one that has to give birth to our little one so I would greatly appreciate him not wishing a 10 pound baby upon us! :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Scott always wonders why I have such a hard time sleeping at night...well...this is why!!! :) Right when I lay down to go to bed, baby Jax thinks it's playtime! So...for your viewing pleasure! :)
I also had my 34 week appointment today...everything is going really well so far. :) My blood pressure was perfect, my belly measurement was right at 34 weeks, his heartbeat was steady and strong, and I have now gained a total of 24 pounds. He is also still head down which is right where he should be at this point! :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
We have learned a couple things about our little guy so far: 1. He is very stubborn 2. He is a little chunkster! 3. He LOVES to play with his toes!!! 4. He likes to wave his hands in front of his face. :)
So...everyone...meet Baby Jax!
Another profile shot, this one you can see his shoulder/arm as well. :)
His little leg/foot and his hand! So cute! :)
His entire leg and foot! :)
Monday, November 3, 2008
We had a 3D ultrasound this past Saturday that Scott and I have been soooo excited for! For those that don't know what it is, it's an ultrasound that allows you to pretty much see your baby on the inside...baby Reetz had other plans though. The ENTIRE ultrasound (45 minutes) he was playing with his toes right in front of his face so we were not able to see him at all! :( We tried everything to get him to move into a different position...the tech had me eat candy, drink apple juice, lay on my side, get up and walk around...but NOTHING would get him to stop playing with his feet! :( While that is very cute, Mommy really wanted to see his little face. The tech did say that she could tell that he has a little "button nose" and "chubby cheeks". :) We also got many views of his little butt and "goods" thanks to the position he was in...he is most definitely a little boy who is very proud to show off his male anatomy! :)
The tech is letting us come back this Saturday at 10am so please hope that our little guy is willing to show us his face this time...Mommy and Daddy are so anxious to see what he looks like! :) I am hoping that next weekend I will have some pictures to post of him!
Closet (Scotty built all of this!)
Closet...and yep, he is SPOILED thanks to 1st time grandparents on ALL sides! :) We plan on adding one more row for clothes! :)
Oh...and as of tomorrow, I only have 10 WEEKS left!!! YAY!! :)
My current stats are:
+Weight Gained: 14 pounds (which my doctor said is perfect!)
+Belly Measurment: at my last appt it was 29 cm from the top to the bottom of my baby bump...also perfect...well, actually a little ahead of the schedule but I think that this little boy is going to be a BIG baby!
+I passed my Gestional Diabetes test (thank God!)...if I didn't pass I would have had to to the three hour test which consists of FOUR blood draws within 3 hours...my worst nightmare!
+Baby Reetz is already head down which is great! :)
+His heart rate is still between 147-150...very steady and healthy! :)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
One of the funny games the guys had to play was putting a cloth diaper on a teddy bear...it was really entertaining to see them hard at work! :) Here are some pics from it:
Grandpa Ray wrapping the ENTIRE teddy bear in the diaper...what was he thinking???!!! :)
Wader's concentrating REALLY hard! :)
And yep, Scotty proved that he is more than qualified to change dirty diapers!!!
Thank you to all that made our first shower a wonderful event! We are so lucky and fortunate to have such wonderful family on all sides! :) Baby Reetz is going to be one spoiled little boy! :)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Jaxson Tyler (we would call him JT)
Andrew (Drew) William
It's really important to me to honor my Dad in our son's name...both of the above do so in different ways. :)
We love the name Jaxson (which btw...Scott has been calling him Jax for a couple of weeks now but won't actually give me a yes/no if that will be his name or not!). My Dad LOVED Jax Beach, FL...it is where he moved back to after leaving Oregon. He loved being close to his family there, loved the beaches, loved the sun, the great Southern food, the country club that he grew up on/worked at, etc. It is also where we spread part of his ashes, he loved being near/in the water so it just felt right to let him go at one of his favorite surfing spots there. Naming our first son after the place that he loved so much would also be a way (in my mind) to continue honoring him and the man he was...an amazing person and dad.
Jaxson (well, Jackson) is also my Grandpa's middle name...he too is a wonderful man with a heart of gold...so I also love the ties that we have there. :)
With Andrew William...well, we both just like Drew for a name and William was my Dad's formal name. :)
It's such a hard decision...I guess we may have to wait until he is born to decide if he looks like a JT or Drew to us. :) Or...I guess there is always the possibility of us coming up with another name before then too!!! AHHH!!!
I have been experiencing some major water retention lately which is very annoying. By the end of the day, it looks like I do not have ankles anymore! :( My doctor said that it is completely normal and to simply watch my salt intake, drink plenty of water, and make sure I put my feet up for at least a couple hours a day. Fun, fun... :)
On an exciting note...Scott and I have been feeling him a TON lately! I think he is practicing to be a soccer player or football kicker! He thinks it is pretty funny to wake me up every morning around 5:30-6:00am tossing/turning and kicking! I actually woke Scotty up the other morning to feel him because there is no way I could have slept through any of it!!! He is also very active after I eat/drink anything and right when I am trying to go to bed. :) I love being able to feel him...it really is an amazing thing!
That's it for now! Thank you for the continued well-wishes. :)
-Ris and Scotty
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I will upate everyone as soon as I can on Wednesday! :)
Oh...and please say a prayer that he/she doesn't have their legs crossed...mama is going to be really upset if he/she is being too shy to show us the "goods"! :)
Dad and Ris (at 2 years)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I am so excited for our ultrasound next week! I am still thinking that we have a little boy growing inside of me but Scott has changed his mind and he now thinks we will find out it's a girl! Who knows...I hope our little one cooperates next week so we can find out what we are having! :)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Our next appointment is on September 3rd! In addition to making sure everything is great with the baby...we will also find out if we are having a boy or a girl! :) I am 99% sure that it is a boy (I have always had that feeling) so I guess the 3rd is when we will find out if "mother's intuition" is right!
Monday, July 28, 2008
We have another doctor's appointment tomorrow at 1:50pm. I am really excited for it because we will get to set the date for our "BIG" ultrasound where we get to find out if we are in fact having a little boy or a little girl. :)
BTW...we are 14 weeks 6 days pregnant today!
Monday, July 14, 2008
To bring you up to date...we are currently 12 weeks 6 days pregnant! We have had four ultrasounds so far and the baby looks great and is even measuring a few days ahead. Our last ultrasound was last Thursday, the baby had a strong heartbeat of 163 and was movin all around. :) Our due date is set for January 21, 2009.
The first few months were ok...other than being really tired and having ALL day sickness I feel pretty lucky that my symptoms weren't worse than they were. Now that I am nearing the end of the first trimester I am feeling pretty good! I am still super tired but I haven't thrown up or been nauseous for a few weeks now! YAY! :)