Friday, January 30, 2009

2 week appt update!!!

Jax had his 2 week check-up today! All went well....other than him having to get a needle prick on his poor little foot. :(

Here is his up-to-date weight:
1/14/09: 10.6
1/16/09: down to 9.4 :(
1/18/09: up to 9.56
1/20/09: 9.6
1/23/09: 9.13 and a 1/2

Today: 10.12!!! Way to go Jax! :)

And of course, here are more pics of our CHUNKY MONKEY! :)

Yes, my daddy is jealous of my hair! :)

Hanging out with my daddy and puppy!

Mama and I at my 2 week appointment. :) (this was before my needle poke!)

All stretched out! :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

More pics!

Ok, I keep getting requests for more here ya go! :)

His umbilical cord stump fell off today so at some point Scotty and I will attempt his first bath! :) I will be sure to get pictures of that adventure too!

We are all doing really well. :) Jax is a very laid-back baby (so far at least) and loves to eat, sleep, and make fun diaper messes for mommy and daddy to clean up! He has been very alert the past few days and is awake from at least 9am-noon everyday! He has also been great about sleeping in his crib at night which we are very thankful for. :)

Be sure to check back tomorrow as we have his 2-week check up so I will update his current weight...which I am 99% sure will be well over 10 pounds! :)

Hanging out with mama. :)

Anyone want to squeeze some cheeks? :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weight update and more pics! :)

Jax has another weight check this morning and he is doing AWESOME! :) Here are his stats:

Born on Wednesday: 10.6
Last Friday: down to 9.4 :(
Sunday: up to 9.56
Tuesday: 9.6
Today: 9.13 and a 1/2!!!! :) YAY!!!!!

Getting back his "chunky monkey" status!!!

Our family :)

My two favorite little boys!!! CJ and Jax

Kisses for Jax :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

1 week old today! Time for more pictures! :)

Jax is 1 week old today!! :) He is now back up to 9lbs 6oz (so we are slowly going back up which is a very good thing). He has been wonderful...even the doctor commented on how "laid back" he is. :) The last two nights he has also slept really well (which means that this mama also gets to sleep!). So...all is well at the Reetz household! We are so thankful and happy to have our little boy home with us...he makes us laugh everyday and I keep falling deeper in love each time I hold him!
Here are some more pics...enjoy! :)

Hanging out with his pup, Baylee! :)

We love this jammies! GO GATORS! :)

Cuddlin with Baylee. :)

Anyone need tickets to the gun show??? :) (Yes, daddy was messing with him!)

Gettin silly kisses from Daddy. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We are home! :)

We made it home from the hospital this morning around 10am!!! I feels soooooo good to be here....I was starting to go stir-crazy at the hospital (not to mention the fact that my back was KILLING me from the hospital bed!). As soon as we got home, I got to take a 2 hour nap in my own bed which was pure heaven!

Jax also had a really great day! :) He did so good at all of his feedings and even took a nap in his crib for the first time!!! He also got to experience his swing which he also seems to love. Both mommy and daddy got peed on for the first time today...looks like we have a little "jokester" on our hands! :)

I do have to call his doctor tomorrow to make his first doctors appointment. He has lost a little too much weight already so we are having to monitor him pretty close. As of Friday he had dropped from 10.6 pounds to 9.4. :( However, they did weigh him again last night and he is back up to 9.57 so at least we are on our way back up. :)

Well, that the latest with us. :) He is a wonderful little guy who rarely cries and seems happy and content with everyone he has been around. We are so in love and lucky to have him as our son!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More pictures. :)

Cuddling with my daddy :)

Mommy's view of me!

This is what is called multi-tasking!

Who says I have chubby cheeks???!!!

Sleepin.... :)

My ducky and I :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Introducing Jaxon Tyler Reetz!

We are so excited to introduce you to the newest member of our family! :) Jaxon Tyler Reetz was born at 7:09pm on Wednesday, Jan 14th via c-section. He is HUGE....10 pounds 6 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long! His size is the reason that we ended up in a c-section! After trying to dilate for over 12 over, I never got beyond 3/4 centimeters and his head was not dropping so Dr. Pew made the decision to do the surgery.

The nurses are currently laughing at me seeing that it is only 5am and I have already been out of bed twice and was able to walk around this last time! :) They said most people don't even attempt to get out of bed until 15-24 hours after surgery...

Jaxon has been perfect so far! The only time we have heard his little cry was when he was born...other than that he has been sleeping and nursing (which is also going really well so far!).

Anyway, from my hospital room to Baby Jax:

My CHUNKY monkey!

Daddy and Jax

Are you kidding me???!!!!

After his first bath. :)

Jax and me (excuse the way I was a LONG day!)

I am sure we will get more pictures today, so I will continue to post. :) Thank you for all your love, support, and well-wishes...we are so grateful for all of our friends and family!

-Ris and Scotty

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waiting for 11:30 to roll around... :)

Well, I haven't had a single contraction so it looks like this little boy will be born sometime tomorrow (thanks to medical intervention). I am feeling pretty good swelling is really bad but other than that I had a really nice day. Scott's mom is down here so we spent the day getting our nails and toes done, went to lunch, walked around the mall for a bit and then I came home and took about an hour nap. We are now waiting for Scotty to get home from work and plan on going out to dinner and relaxing until it's 11:30 (which is when we need to leave for the hospital).

The plan for tonight is to check in at 12am, they will then monitor Jaxon for the first hour to make sure he is happy and content, and then they will give me my first dose of Cirvidil (to start softening my cervix). It sounds like I will also get a sleep aid in hopes that I can get a few hours in before they start the Pitocin first thing tomorrow morning. Dr. Pew is hoping that Jax will be here sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening. :)

Wish us luck! I am very excited and a little nervous (my pain tolerance SUCKS...and yes, I am more than willing to admit that!). I do plan on having an epidural but am hoping to be able to tolerate the contractions for a bit on my own. I am so looking forward to seeing and holding our little boy!!! :)

We will try our best to keep everyone updated as things progress tomorrow and will post pics ASAP. Thank you for all your love and support, it means the world to us.

Love, Ris and Scott

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More pictures...

I thought it would be fun to share more pics of Jax's nursery....oh...and one of my belly at almost 40 weeks! :)

Scott and I made this fireman's ladder for Jax's room. :) In the middle is Bill's actual fireman's helmet that he wore while on duty!

Grandpa Bill's Helmet (close-up)

This is a picture of Grandpa Bill fighting a fire back in the day! (he is the one closest to the fire!)

The nursery is done...and ready for Jax to move in! :)

Oh...and for fun...Grandma Debbie got Jax (and Daddy) matching Nike Shox for Christmas!!! :) They are sooooo cute...I can't wait to put them on him! :) is my belly shot at 39 weeks 5 days! I am ready to POP!

That's it for now...hope everyone is having a great weekend. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I have an end in sight!!! :)

I just got home from my 39 week appt...all-in-all it was good...painful but good. Jax's heart beat is still strong and steady, my blood pressure was great, and I decided I no longer want to know how much weight I have gained since I am sure 1/2 of it is from massive water retention at this point! Anyway, due to my swelling and the fact that "my bump can't get any bigger" (according to Dr. Pew) she set an induction date of January 14th! She did strip my membranes (it was VERY painful) today which can get labor started but if I don't have him before next Tuesday, we will go into the hospital at midnight on the 13th and they will start inducing first thing on Wednesday morning!!! I am sooooo happy to know that there is an end in sight...the swelling is getting so uncomfortable on top of not being able to sleep anymore! She did say that I could start taking Tylenol PM to help me sleep so I am going to try that tonight!

Wish us luck! :) I am so excited to meet our little boy!! :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Yep, this hurts! :(

Here is a picture of my lovely feet after walking around in Costco with Scotty yesterday...not fun! :( This is definitely my worst symptom at this hurts to walk! Come on Baby's time to come out so that mama can have normal feet again!!! Ugh!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

38 1/2 week update...

First and most important...nope, Jax isn't here yet! The funny "just wanted to say Hi" calls are starting to come in so I thought it was time to post an update... :)

At our 38 week appointment (last Tuesday) I was 1cm dilated and still about 50% effaced. Everything with both Jax and I still looks great...good blood pressure, steady heart beat for him, my belly measurement was right at 38 weeks, etc. I am starting to get pretty uncomfortable though...he is definitely "dropping" as I notice that I am constantly pulling my shirts down during the day to cover my belly! My feet/ankle swelling is also getting worse by the day...I can't wait for the day when I can actually see the bones in my feet again! Sleeping is also starting to get really interesting...getting in and out of bed is like an Olympic event! :) BUT...other than those few things, I am doing really well. I am just ready to have and meet this little boy!

For fun, we have started a "When will Jax arrive?" game! If you have a prediction for his arrival date (and his weight/length) email me and I will add it to the list! :) Here is the list so far:
CJ: January 5, 7lbs 1oz and 18 inches long
Grandpa Lloyd: January 9, 8lbs, 21 inches
Tera: January 10, 8lbs 4 oz, 19 inches

Bryn: January 12, 9lbs, 22 inches
Steven: January 12, 8lbs 4oz, 21 inches

Susan: January 12, 7lbs 14oz, 20 inches
Joan: January 12, 7lbs 6oz, 21 1/2 inches
Colleen: January 12, 7lbs 12oz

Grandma Shirley: January 14, 8lbs 6oz, 20 1/2 inches
Kyle Z.: January 14, 8lbs 7 oz, 22 inches
Jer: January 14, 7lbs 7 oz, 21 inches
Alisha: January 14, 7lbs 2oz
Tina: January 15, 9lbs 4 oz.
Tanna: January 15, 8lbs 5oz, 20 1/2 inches
Scotty: January 16, 9lbs 6oz (I really hope NOT!) and 22 inches
Molly: January 17, 22 inches
Keith: January 18, 8lbs 10oz, 22 inches
Grandma Debbie: January 18
Me: NO CLUE on date, 8lbs 6oz and 21 inches

I promise to keep everyone updated as things progress. :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Love, Ris