Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Introducing Baby Jackson

Jackson Gunnar Packham
7lbs 2 oz
20.25 inches
We love our sweet little Jackson!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melting Pot

Jordan surprised me with dinner at The Melting Pot for our Anniversary. We had both never been there before and it was amazing! Defiantly a great place to go when celebrating something. We went to the one in D.C. We had so much fun talking and eating all the great food!
We got the spinach artichoke cheese! Delish

An assortment of meats...

And the best dessert ever. We did the Yin and Yang chocolate. Half white chocolate half dark chocolate.
And we didn't want to ask our waiter to take a picture so we took one ourselves. Probably should of just ask him..oh well.
And here I am at 41 weeks.

Monday, August 22, 2011

3 Years Ago...

3 years ago I became Mrs. Jordan Packham
3 years ago I married my Best Friend
3 years ago I made the best decision ever.

~Happy Anniversary to my Everything~

Friday, August 19, 2011

Still Waiting....

And its Friday, August 19th and I still have a baby in my belly. He just doesn't want to come out. He is totally comfortable and warm, and probably likes all the bad food I eat. He must know that once he is here I have promised myself more salads and veggies...and he probably doesn't want that.
We went to the hospital yesterday for a nonstress test and an amniotic fluid test. We did the nonstress test first and oh my gosh that took forever! He was not cooperating at all. I think it was his nap time or something because usually he is moving all over the place and he just decided to lay still. Those of you who don't know what a nonstress test is it is a test to monitor the baby's heart rate and movement. First they strap two devices to your belly: One monitors your baby's heartbeat and movement; the other records contractions in your uterus. The technician listens to and watches your baby's heartbeat on an electronic screen while your contractions are recorded on paper. Every time your baby moves you are suppose to press a button. His heart rate was normal nothing to be worried about but they are looking for it to beats faster (at least 15 beats per minute over his resting rate) while he's moving for at least 15 seconds on two separate occasions during a 20-minute span. Yeah this never happened..and this went on for 1 hour! He moved a few times but his heart rate never stayed up for the amount of time they wanted it to. It was fun to hear his heart beat for an hour but I was starting to get worried like something was wrong. So the technician talked to the doctor and they wanted me to do my amniotic fluid test and they would check him again during the ultra sound. They said he probably was just sleeping. So more waiting in the waiting room and then we had the ultra sound. Then more waiting again in the waiting room then finally talked to the doctor, and he asks me "So, when are you going to have this baby." UM LIKE I KNOW? I was thinking, I would of gladly had him 2 weeks ago. But instead I just laughed and said who knows. He pretty much told us everything was fine and he wants me to keep a kick count chart so we know hes still active. (which today he has been moving non stop...figures) And if he is not here by next Thursday they will see me again. Except I told him if he is not here by next Thursday they are inducing me. So I have a doctors check up on Monday so we will see what they say..I am hoping I go into labor before Monday, preferably tonight but it's really not my decision.
It has been weird not working, but honestly really nice. I have been able to do a lot of things that were on my list but never got around to...and they were pretty important to like getting new tags for the car. (important) getting a safety inspection for the car (important) getting a rock chip fixed on the car (important) letting the bank know we moved (important) going shopping (REALLY IMPORTANT) :) haha and then you know stuff around the house that usually doesn't get done until the weekends like laundry. Oh and Jordan has had real dinners this week! I'm sure a good stay at home wife...which that will probably change once the baby comes. At least Jordan gets a few days of it. I have been sleeping in too which I hear I won't get to do that the rest of my life either.
OH guess what! Yesterday after we went to get the tests done Jordan's work wanted me to stop by to give us a gift. They were SO sweet. His whole office threw a cute baby shower for us. There was yummy cake and ice cream, and such nice gifts. They got us a high chair, a water proof mattress cover, diapers/wipes, a cute cute cute lamp for the baby's room, outlet covers, and baby Tupperware. They were so kind to do that for us. It was the first time I had met anyone from his work and they were all so nice! I can't believe they did that for us, and Jordan and I are so thankful to them. We really appreciated it.
Well it's Friday and Jordan should be home any minute!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Due Date

Well my baby has officially been cooking for 40 weeks! Today is my due date, and guess what...no baby. Surprise surprise? Not really. I have been walking, doing the elliptical, and even taking step aerobics to try to get this baby out and nothing! He is so content in there. Maybe if I unpack my hospital bag, and take the car seat out of the car he will decide to come. :) ha. I went to the doctors yesterday and nothing...still not dilated at all. I have a appointment for Thursday to get an Amniotic fluid test, and a non stress test done. Apparently after your due date the fluid can decrease so they need to check it. If it has decreased they will induce me that night! AH. I'm not really worried though. I'm sure he will be extra late. If he is not here by the 24th I will go in that night to the hospital and be induced the morning of the 25th. Lets cross our fingers I don't have to wait another week though. I will be taking long walks everyday! Maybe a few squats :)

Today is my last day of work as well. It is weird starting my maternity leave with out a baby. We decided that it would be best for me to have a few days to rest before he comes. I hope I don't get bored. I will probably end up cleaning everything again, or just going shopping. That sounds fun!

I need to find a baby blessing outfit too. I have tried searching online and am haven't had much luck. All you mom's where did you get your outfit to bless your baby in? I need help! I wish I was out in Utah it would probably be so much easier. Let me know if you have suggestions as to where to look.

Well hopefully the next time I post I will be introducing my little man to you. (Keep fingers crossed!!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

39 weeks

Here I am at 38 weeks and 5 days. Now I am 39 weeks and ready to go!

We had a fun weekend this past weekend! We were with my family. Friday night we hung out with our old neighbor's the Quinn's. It was a lot of fun to see them and hang out. Saturday we went up to Baltimore to have dinner with my sisters in-laws. Yummy Yummy food this weekend I must say!

And Jordan hung up almost all our pictures this weekend and we finished the last little bit of organizing for the new place. It's really starting to feel like home. We just need to add a baby in there and I think we will be set. :)

My last day of work is my due date the 16th. I decided that if he is not here by then..(Which is likely) I should stop working so I can rest for a few days before they have to induce me. My doctor said that if he is not here by the 16th then they are only going to let me go a week over. So I can wait up until the 23rd which I think we will do. Induction is not my first choice so I want to wait as long as I can. Also our Anniversary is on the 22nd and that would be our one last Hoorah before we add another addition to our family. I think that would be kind fun to celebrate 3 years and then the next day have a baby!!