Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First day back and Christmas Photos

So yesterday was my first day back to work.  I wasn't nervous about leaving Cora because my Mom was watching her for the day.  So Cora had Grammy time and I had a break, if you can call it that.  I was so busy at work setting up my new computer and desk area that the day really flew past.  I work 2 1/2 days a week or 20 hours. 

So I go back on Wednesday and Grandpa Dennis is watching here until Christmas while I work.  Then after that who knows lol. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

One Month Check up and picture fun

Cora had her one month check up on the 29th. She weighs 9 lbs 3 ozs. and is 22 inches long.  Her head is 14.5 inches which is perfect.  The doctor said she looks perfect, has great skin, and her coloring is awesome!  So happy for good news!  Then she got her 2nd hep b shot. She screamed, I didn't have time to cry but I was close.  They told me at her 2 month she will get two shots and some syrup stuff in her mouth...I think I'll need some alcohol for that visit lol. 

Cora and I were goofing off the other day and took some pictures here at home...I will warn you there is nudity involved! :) As far as our Christmas/family/Cora's one month photos, I'll post those later!

If you look close enough, you can see Huck's paws.  He wanted to be in the picture too!

Full belly!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A month...

Wow as of November 27th, Cora is a month old.  We have started a shedule but every day, she changes it lol.  It's great to finally get in the swing of things. 

Thanksgiving was fun. We had 4.  We went to Grandma Lenfert's in Clarksville which Cora slept through.  Then to Aunt Donna and Uncle Scott's in Borden where she got to meet her cousins Kelsey and Mercedes (and numerous others) whom she will be chasing around next year lol.  Then we went to Kathy and Dennis' in Sellersburg and she got to meet so many people. 

Today is Cora's one month check up.  I'll check back in later and share some more pictures!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just some pictures

First Bath at home with Daddy.  He's an excellent bather!

First outing... to the Pediatrician and Target.

Hanging out at home.

Glow Worm

The weekend was an adventure.  I was worried since Cora didn't pee or poo much.  Her bilirubin was high at the hospital 11, but not too high.  So on Monday, October 31, 2011 we had a follow up with Cora's pediatrician.  They weighed her (6 lbs 6 ozs) and then they tested her blood.  Let me tell you the whole prick her heel and then squeeze it until they have a vial of blood almost made me cry.  I kept having to look away and Paul was right next to her talking to her. 

Cora's bilirubin was up to a 14.7.  She was jaundice in otherwords.  So, we got a bili light for her to stay in.  The only time she could come out was to feed and eat.  I officially had a glow worm.  The guy who came to the house to set up the suitcase light (look at the picture, you'll understand) was amazing.  His name was Paul and he walked us through everything, explained what the lights did, and even gave us encouragement.  He said he knew it was stressful but the more she was under the light, the faster Cora would get better. 

So for Halloween baby Cora was a glow worm. 

We went back to the pediatrician the next day.  Cora had gained an ounce overnight (I was extremely happy about this) and then more heel pricks  ( sigh I'll never get used to those).  Her bilirubin was down to 11, but Dr. Howell wanted to keep her under the light one more night.  Cora loved this thing.  It was a toasty 87 degrees.  The next morning (Wednesday) Cora came out from under the light.  That evening sleeping was rough, she was used to the heat so Paul and I had to take turns holding her against us and letting her fall into a deep sleep.  Paul had a space heater in the bedroom and we were sweating.  Cora, however slept okay. 

Over the last few days, Cora has been eating like a champ, sleeping like a pro, and just hanging out.  She loves being in the moby wrap, being snuggled, and well eating lol. 

On November 5th, Cora's belly button stump fell off.  No, I didn't save it.  I love my little girl and want all the memories I can have, but that thing I was glad to be rid of lol.  We did our first family stroller ride on November 5th also.  Paul loaded up Tito, Huck, and the stroller and off we went to Waterfront Park in Louisville.  Cora slept the entire time.  Huck and Tito ran around like they were free and Paul and I just enjoyed the nice weather. 

Well, I'll update more as I can.  Cora is napping but should be waking up to eat soon.  Love you all!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Introducing Cora Jean Lenfert

We opted to do Kangaroo Care after delivery.  Kangaroo Care is right after the baby is born, they place her in blankets on the mom, clean them off as much as possible, put a cap on their head and a diaper on the butt, and then place baby skin to skin against mom's chest.  Miss Cora and I got to bond for an hour like that.  I loved every second of it and highly recommend it.  The first hour of Cora's life, she got to bond with her mom on the outside instead of just on the inside.  After my hour was up, Paul got his turn.  I'm not sure how long he got to hold her, but it wasn't long enough lol! 

After that, she was given back to me to hold so they could take me down to the 4th floor where Cora and I would stay.  They wheeled me to the nursery and Paul and Cora went in.  My nurses were sweet enough to let us hang around outside so we could hear the weight and length.  Miss Cora was 7 lbs 3.5 ozs and 21 inches long.  My baby girl was 13 days early.  Cora Jean Lenfert was born at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, October 27th, 2011.  More to come later about our lastest adventures!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Cora!!!

Little Miss Cora made her appearance on October 27, 2011 at 2:38 a.m.  She weighed 7 lbs 3.5 ozs and was 21 inches long. 

On October 26th I went to Dr. Allen's office for my 38 week check up.  Good thing Paul met me there!  My blood pressure was a little high, my feet were slightly swollen, and my hands has swelling in them...so Dr. Allen wanted to get me monitored for a bit.  So she checked my cervix and I was 3 cm dilated; Cora's heartbeat was in the 120s.  So at 3:30 or so we were off to the hospital we went.  I opted to walk...it wasn't that far, only a half a block. 

After registering, I was wheeled up to labor and delivery.  I was then taken to ultrasound where we got to see Cora.  The tech was great.  She was the same one that did our anatomy scan.  Cora's heart beat was 133 and she scored an 8 out of 8 on the different things they check (heart rate, movement, size, etc).  She showed us her face and she had chubby cheeks!!! 

Back up in Delivery, they hooked me my belly up to the contraction monitor, the monitor for Cora's heartbeat, and a cuff for my blood pressure.  It had been about 45 minutes since my doctor's appointment, but they went ahead and checked my cervix again.  I was 4 centimeters and without hesitation both nurses said honey you are staying.  So I gave three vials of blood and was moved over to the Delivery side of Labor and Delivery.

I got a new nurse, Meredith, whom was due a week from the 26th (she was due a week before me!).  She was great but didn't get to meet Cora.   Heather was our delivery nurse.  She was great.  Hell she almost delivered Cora.  So about 12:00 a.m. on October 27th they put my epidural in at 12:30 Dr. Allen broke my water.  At 1:30 or so Heather put my cathater in and checked me at the same time. I was fully dilated and my cervix was very thin.  She told me to try a push so I did.  She said oh honey, you're ready so I'm going to empty your bladder and take it back out since we take it out for delivery anyway.  So, they came in a set up the table for delivery.  Heather then came back in and we started pushing.  I pushed about 8 times with her and she okay lets not do push anymore, let me get Dr. Allen.  So Dr. Allen came in and said wow you're further than I thought you would be.  Kathy asked if she could come back and I didn't care as long it was okay with Dr. Allen.  Kathy came in, as I was pushing and out came Cora.  I pushed a total of 10 times and it lasted about 15 minutes.  Let me tell you I loved my epidural!!!  Greatest invention in the world lol!  I applaud those do all natural...not happening with this girl!!  So both of Cora's grandmother's got to see Cora enter the world.  Paul was his natural calm self but you could tell he was excited.  He couldn't wait to touch her.  SHE HAD HAIR!!!! AND IT IS RED!!!!!   More to come later. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

36 week check up and Maternity pictures

36 weeks and 2 days (but who's counting right??)

I had an appointment with Dr. Allen on October 12th.  I gained 4 lbs since the last time I saw her :(  I'm glad Cora is growing but wowsers!!  I've had a little bit of swelling in my fingers and feet plus my blood pressure was up (which might account for the idiot driver who tried to run me into oncoming traffic while on my way to see my OB).  They also found some protein in my urine....sooooo this leads to more testing.  Dr. A is worried that I might have preeclampsia.  I'm not allowed to work Friday and have to take it easy, do another 24 hour urine test and then Saturday go to Labor and Delivery at the hospital for monitoring and an ultrasound.

Then later that afternoon, Paul, Mom, Jared, and I went to Community Park in New Albany, Indiana for a photo session.  Crystina took some amazing photos of my big belly and of Paul and I.  I'm madly in love with a lot of them and can't wait to see the rest.  Here's a sneak peek for you:

I can't wait for you to see the rest...heck I can't wait to see the rest!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Had to share...Cora has the hiccups!  So cute! I love feeling her move!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sanders/Rehmel Shower and less than a month!!

Little Miss Cora Jean could make her appearance in as soon as 8 days!  Holy boogers Batman!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011
My Mom and sister in law threw CJ a shower.  Let's just say I have to expand the house.  We are so blessed and have the most amazing families and friends!  I have to say I'm overwhelmed with the love that Cora already has while she is still cooking!

The shower was so much fun!  Ariah Groan (the little girl that Paul and I used to babysit on Thursdays) modeled all of Cora's outfits that she could get on.  Let's just say if Cora is anything like Ariah, she'll be adorable in all of it!  Macy, Asa, Ariah, Lily, Kelsey, Evie, and Mercedes tried out every toy that they could.  So I know which toys are good ones (like there were any bad ones lol).  Asa and Macy can attest to the great cheese curls!  Ariah and Lily loved the watermelon.  The cake was amazing and so were the cookies!

I think I only have a couple of things left to get for Miss Cora.  I'd like to get her a hamper for her room and I'm debating a diaper pail.  Not that we absolutely need those, but they would be nice to have....I think....

Anyway, I was looking at the calendar and I have less than a month until my due date...WOW!!!  Well that's all for now.  Cora is currently moving her legs around wanting me to stand up and give her room.  OB check up on Wednesday.  We are down to weekly checkups!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lenfert Baby Shower and Check up

So it's official, I'm 34 weeks today!  Only 6 more weeks left...It's kind of sad, exciting, and well scary all at the same time.  I finally get to meet this silly little monkey whom loves to kick, roll, and punch.  I love feeling her moving around in me and am going to miss it, but I'm super excited to meet her!  It's scary because well, she's going to be a tiny new thing that can't tell me what is wrong...I have to figure it out.  It's a whole new ball game!

On Sunday, September 25th Paul's Mom, Sister Clara, and Aunt Ellen threw us a baby shower.  It was amazing!  I think Kathy counted 43 people there....wow!!  The entire back end of the Blazer was stuffed full of stuff for baby Cora.  It is now currently sitting in the floor of the nursery and there is no walking room!  Paul says he has to build a shed just to hold all Cora's stuff!  I have started sorting it and trying to find places for it...we'll see how it goes.

I can't believe how blessed we are!  We still have the shower for my side of the family....and no I have no idea where to put any of that.  I might have to knock down the wall to the other spare room and just make it one big nursery!!  I don't think Paul will go for that though.

Anyway, I just want to take a moment and thank you....for following our story, to supporting us, to making us laugh, to crying with us, being frustrated, and well for everything!

Cora and I went to see Dr. Allen on September 26th.  My uterus/Cora is measuring right on 34 weeks...yeah us!  I've only gained 25 lbs!  My bp was awesome!  Cora's heartbeat was in the 130s and then she kicked/punched the doctor.  Dr. Allen put the tape measure on my belly and Cora wiggled and wiggled to try to get away lol.  Dr. Allen said well I know she's healthy, I can feel her moving!

Pretty soon I start one week appointments...we are getting really serious now!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Everyone keeps asking about it and finally I can say, Baby Cora had the hiccups last night.  It was so cute and hilarious!  Finally, I got to experience what several of my friends were talking about.  I immediately called Paul at work (you know this is a milestone lol) and told him about it.  So funny.  I could tell Cora was not thrilled with them.  She would hiccup then thrash her feet around and then do it all over again.  So cute!

On another note, Baby Cora got to hear her Great Uncle Randy's voice yesterday.  It was so great to see him and show off my bump!  Cora also got to hear Grammie, Uncle Jared, and Great Aunt Terri thrown in there too.

We love seeing family!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Check up

On September 9th I had a check up with my OB.  I've met all three OBs in the office now and I have to say I love them all.  Dr. Allen is amazing, Dr. Stephens will spend however much time with you speaking about whatever you want (even off pregnancy topics), and Dr. Norfleet is very informative.  I feel very comfortable with all three.  If I go into labor and Dr. Allen can't be there, I would be just as happy with the other two as her. I highly recommend their office!  Even the staff is great too!

Everything with the check up went well.  I have only trace amounts of blood in my urine now, nothing to worry about.  All and all, Cora and I are measuring right on track.  Plus I've only gained 22 lbs!!  I'm pretty stoked about that.  I thought it would be on and I'd eat everything in sight.  Well I do eat a lot, and a lot...like all day lol...

Anyway, we're being a little more adventurous.  I played doubles tennis with the Lenferts last weekend.  Well I didn't really play, we just hit the ball around.  So nothing major but I did get a little bit of exercise in.

Baby Cora officially has more shoes and clothes than me thanks to Grandma Sandy.  Grandma Kathy surprised us with some super cute outfits the other day too!  Right now if you asked to play pool at our house, I'd have to tell you no.  The latest three loads of Cora clothes are currently sorted on top of it.  I haven't put them away yet.  I have one more tote full of pinks and reds to wash and then I'm completely caught up.

I'm trying to get the house somewhat organized before little Ms. Cora makes her appearance.  Eight weeks until my due date....let's see if I make it!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30th

I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Stephens.  I have to say between her and Dr. Allen, it's a toss up.  I love them both!  Dr. Stephens sat in the exam room with me answering questions, talking, and laughing for probably 30 minutes.  She's amazing awesome and I highly recommend their office to anyone looking for an OB.  I was suppose to meet Dr. Norfleet (the third OB in the office) but she was running behind.  That was fine with me, I'd met Dr. Stephens and didn't mind at all.   I was weighed, measured, and all that jazz.  Miss Cora is measuring right on target and UTI is the official diagnosis.

I'm to continue my antibotic and go back in a week to make sure I've gotten better.  All in all, for a scary weekend, it turned out okay.  I got to see my baby girl again and found out that she's a fighter lol!  I'm very thankful for the amazing doctors and nurses that were at Clark this weekend.  I'm also very thankful that I have a fantastic husband, mom, dad, and in laws.  I don't know where I'd be without all the support that I had.

I'll have an update after my next doctor's appointment.

Labor and Delivery....already?

So this weekend was exciting...not!  It was scary!

Friday and Saturday evenings we went to the free concerts at Sellersburg Celebrates.  Obviously we walked around and ate some food too.

Saturday evening I went to bed with a little bit of pain.  I thought maybe Friday and Saturday had caught up with me, so I went to bed thinking the pain would be gone by the morning. ... Nope.

Sunday rolled around and the pain was worse.  So I relaxed in a warm tub and laid around until 11.  Then I woke Paul up.  The pain was worse and not going away.  We started our normal Sunday routine of going to Grandma Lenfert's to play cards.  Between texting my fantastic gyno Dr. Jill Green and my mom, they finally convinced me to call the OB on call.  So, I did and eureka, my OB was the one on call.  God had a hand in that one!  I left her a voicemail.

Needless to say, I made it through two games and told Paul we had to go.  I was either going to go lay down or we were going to the hospital.  When we got in the car, Dr. Allen called and said that it sounded like round ligament pain but if it was getting worse, to go to L & D at the ER.  So, off to Clark Memorial Hospital we went.  I have to say, that was the shortest wait time ever!  You go in a separate room, and then tada, you are upstairs hooked up to monitors!

I had some of the most amazing nurses, techs, and well staff there.  Joann came in and hooked me up to the baby monitor and the monitor to watch my contractions.  Cheryl was my nurse.  She was awesome!  She started my IV, got in touch with Dr. Allen, gave me pain meds, and food.  Apparently I was having contractions and didn't even know it.  Wow!  Yup you read that right.  Cora was having a good time kicking, rolling, and being her usual silly self but I never noticed the contractions...only the pain in my lower left abdomen. 

They started me on morphine, it dulled for about five minutes.  So they gave me a little bit more morphine, nothing.  So then Cheryl called Dr. Allen again.  They gave my graham crackers, crackers, ice chips and juice.  I was given a shot to stop the contracts, an antibiotic because they found blood and lucocites in my urine, and then was given 1 Percocet.  That was horrible.  I warned the nurses that it wouldn't stay down so they came prepared...and it didn't.  So that was a bust.  So back to the drawing board.  Cheryl called Dr. Allen again.  Rebekkah took over for Cheryl.  I was taken down to have an ultrasound to see if I had kidney stones or what was going on.  The fantastic shot to stop the contractions gave me the shakes.  I couldn't sit still for the life of me.  Cora wasn't happy either, she wouldn't hold still for mommy either.  Although she was quite comical for the ultrasound.  She pulled a foot up to her face and was playing with it.  That made me smile even though I was in so much pain.  Mom and Dad came to the hospital to hang out with me so Paul could run some errands and get clothes in case we had to stay.  I was taken back up to L & D and given Tylenol 3 with more crackers.  I got to say Cora loved the honey graham crackers they gave us!

I was then admitted and moved to the 4th floor.  Paul came back, Mom and Dad left, I slept, and then Dennis and Kathy showed up and we played a few hands of cards.  They left a few hours later and I dosed on and off between having to make 9 million trips to the bathroom.  Paul and Cora were troopers.

Monday morning I woke up with my pain level at about 2.  My nurse was great, Elizabeth.  She is also our Prepared Child Birth Instructor.  It was pretty cool that we had a familiar face.  Around noon Dr. Allen came back and said it looked like a UTI.  She checked over a couple of things and said we are going to monitor you one last time and make sure the contractions have stopped.  If they have stopped, you can go home.  

I was released around 3 or so with an antibiotic and a follow up appointment the next day at Dr. Allen's office.  I took a 2 hour nap when we got home and didn't feel great but I was home with my puppies.

Monday, August 22, 2011

3 Hour Glucose Test

I failed my 1 hour glucose test.

On Saturday, August 20th I went to the Hospital at 7:30 a.m. to start my three hour test.  It was horrible.  I had to fast the night before.  The only thing that I could have was water.  So at 6:30 I get up, take a shower, and head to the hospital while Paul lays snoring in bed (butthead!!).

So 7:30 a.m. I report to Registration and then make the trek across the hall to my second home, the Lab.  They know me by name when I walk in the door.  For those of you who don't know, this is where all of my thyroid testing is done at every 6 months. To my surprise my favorite nurse was working, Morgan.  Everyone loves Morgan.  She's quick, gentle, and knows her stuff.  The first time I met Morgan she was in a poodle skirt and had a blonde beehive hair do that stood about 3 feet off of her head.  It Halloween in case you were wondering.
Morgan normally works afternoons so I was quite shocked that she was there.

So the testing begins.  For every blood draw, I had to pee in a cup.

At 8:05 the first blood draw went perfect.  She drew the first vial of blood, I peed in a cup and then she gave me that fantastic sugary drink...yeah rah another one!!  This one was orange flavored.  When I say orange flavored, I mean sickly sweet orange drink that had a hint of artificial orange flavoring to it.

At 8:35 the 2nd one, she tried from the same vein...no blood, no luck.  She moved the needle, nothing.  Pulled out and stuck me again in a higher spot, nothing.  Yeah three sticks in one arm so far and I still had 2 1/2 hours left.  So on to the right arm.  Perfect, no problems.  Back out to the waiting room I went.

At 9:05, I went back again and she tried the right arm again...no luck. Fantastic.  She said she was leaving my left arm alone since it was probably sore.  So the next options were my fingers.  Left middle finger first.  Back to the waiting room.  At this point, I was exhausted, hungry, dizzy and couldn't wait for it to be over and I still had 2 blood draws left.  Thankfully I had my phone, a book (which I finished), the tv in the waiting room which was playing cartoons for the other unfortunately sole who was going through the same test, and my lap top.

At 10:05, my left ringer finger.  Perfect.  No problems, it bled like crazy.  Back to the waiting room and luckily no more cartoons.  I have no idea what movie I was watching and didn't care.  Between Cora kicking, no food, and exhaustion...I was done.  Curled up in a hospital blanket trying to figure out how to put my 7 month pregnant body between two chairs to lay down.

Finally at 11:05 the last draw and final pee.  My right ring finger bled like crazy.  I stumbled to the bathroom, peed and was home free.  I drove home, and went to the basement.  Paul went and got Little Ceasars.  I ate and then crashed on the basement couch.  I was done.  An hour later I ventured upstairs and laid in bed.  I just laid there.  The whole day was just kind of bleh.

So here it is Monday as I'm typing this my fingers are killing me and I hope to God that I passed that test or that nothing went wrong, because I cannot and will not go through that again!!  I know I know, anything for my baby girl!

Thursday, August 18th

Our first baby class was Thursday.  Prepared Child Birth.  Paul and I went in with open minds and man did we learn a lot.  We are now baby doll swaddling experts lol!  We can even bathe a newborn baby.  There were only found couples in the class and I was the one due the latest and we weren't the youngest couple nor were we the oldest.  Between the four couples, there is going to be 3 girls and one boy before Thanksgiving!  The 2 hours of class flew past! So exciting.  This week we are suppose to start exercises for labor.

I'm sure I'll have some hilarious stories to tell!!

Wednesday, August 17th

So, Cora was her uncooperative self and didn't move show her head, belly, or face for the tech.  No sure how much my baby girl weighs but we were released by Dr. Tabb!  That means no more high risk!!!  So exciting!

Not much else to report.  Dr. Tabb said everything looks good even though they couldn't get Cora to cooperate.  He check the blood flow around her cord and pronounced us released unless Dr. Allen wants us to come back.

Paul is very happy about this! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First of Three

Today was my 28 week check up...12 more weeks to go!!  Wow time is really starting to move fast.  Yes, I have a cute belly now and no, there is no hiding baby Cora...and I love every second of it.  This kiddo is super active and loves her daddy's voice.  Grandma S and Grandpa S seem to excite her too.

Dr. Kendall Stephens saw us today.  Both Paul and I really liked her and would be comfortable with her if she were there to deliver Ms. Cora when she arrives.  She was very informative and gave us several options for my glucose testing.  Paul elected to make me go test at the hospital lol.  He says it seems like it would be easier.  So,  OB appointment today, high risk appointment tomorrow, and hospital on Saturday.  This week is all about Cora....so it begins, just early lol!!

Don't let me fool you, I LOVE and treasure every minute of this!!  Well, I'll write more tomorrow and maybe have some more pictures of my gorgeous baby girl!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A fall, Fruit Punch, and High Risk...

If you haven't been keeping up, I'm sure you are wondering what the heck all three of the things in the heading have in common, so let me explain...

This morning started off okay.  I was up at 4 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep.  At 6:30 I got out of bed, did my normal morning routine and got ready to start my day, as Paul was coming to bed.  By 7:30 I was sitting back in the bedroom watch West Wing on t.v. with Paul drinking, you guessed it, fruit punch.  No, this wasn't regular fruit punch, this was a sweeter version of it.  Let me tell you, it wasn't as bad as people made it out to be.  Today was my glucose testing to see if I have gestational diabetes.  So you have to chug this bottle (fortunately, it's not a big bottle) and then head to your doctor.  Which leads me to...

As I was walking to my car to head to my OB appointment, I missed a small step, and fell.  No worries though I didn't fall all the way down, just landed on my right knee and caught myself.  My right knee hurts like heck, is bruised, and has several scrapes and cuts...oh and it's a little swollen.  Luckily, I reached out with my right arm and caught the side of my car, thus preventing further injury.  My car has a small dent in it by the driver's side headlight, but all in all the car is okay, lol!  So after sitting on the ground assessing my injuries, then finally getting up and getting into my car, I texted Paul.  At this point, he'd finally fallen asleep...poor guy!  I sucked it up and headed out.  I told him about the fall, that I was fine and on my way to the OB.

Little Cora was kicking and as happy as could be at the doctor.  I think it was a combination of the fall and the sugar rush!  Dr. Allen was a little concerned but said since I had an appointment later that day, she would wait to see the results.  Cora's heartbeat was in the 150s, my blood pressure was fine, and Cora was kicking and moving around...so Dr. Allen was okay with waiting.  Which leads me to...

At 2:00 we went to see the high risk Dr. due to my placenta previa.  The tech, Jamie, was funny and Cora, being her usual self did not was to show her head.  That's okay, Jamie knew all the tricks to move her around and get what she needed.  Everything looked good for Cora.  Four chambers of the heart, brain, arms, legs (ankles crossed of course), and everything looked great!  Cora is still a Cora so that's a relief, no male parts magically appeared.  Jamie then examined my cervix and SURPRISE!!  The placenta has moved away from my cervix.  Not a lot, but hey we didn't think it was going to move at all.  Guess I better plan on attending some birthing classes soon!!

Then Dr. Cuthrell came in to double check a few things and try to get Cora to cooperate.  Of course, she didn't.  We have another appointment with their office in 3 weeks to see if they can look at where the umbilical cord attaches to Cora and look at her face to see if she will have a cleft lip.  I'll admit, I'm a little worried.  I figure God has blessed us this far and we've coped with everything thrown at us in the last 2 1/2 years that this should be a walk in the park...right?? lol...wishful thinking...

So Cora weighs 1 lb 9 ozs and is measuring the perfect size for my due date November 9, 2011 here we come!!

Yes, we know we woke you up quit yawning lol!!  She's got a big mouth like her mommy :)

Monday, July 25, 2011


Before we begin
All the choices of colors 

Light green Primer 
The Stripes...boy those were fun to tape....

Paul's idea to add the top "chair rail line"

Mom's blank canvas....
not organized yet

My favorite corner!

My favorite piece in the room.

Paul bought this for me when we were dating!

Night light!

There are a few more additions that are going to be made over the next few weeks/months.  My mom is going to paint a few things on two of the walls for baby Cora.  I still have to put up her letters for her name and then Paul is going to hang the curtain rod so I can hang my giraffe print curtains.  Almost finished!