Thursday, November 30, 2006

Erica's home and Tess is geeting better

Erica came home today and is doing very well, it was hard to leave Tess in the NICU
and not
bring her home with us, I guess when we started out doing this we never figured we would be home without her but we both know its all for the best.
Tess's feedings are going great and as of tonight she gets double the amount of milk and this will keep going up if she can handle it.
She came off one of the breathing machines today and got smaller tubes in her nose, just like the one adults get(just smaller) she is much happier,they also took her IV out of her hand and put it into her foot, this frees up her hands to move around and she loves this because she can now touch her face and she has found her mouth.
Erica and I would like to thank all of our family and friend for all their words of love and strength
it was because of all of you that the last week has gone so smooth.
Thanks to our Moms and Dads for being there when we need them and giving us a shoulder to cry on when we need it.
Thanks to our brothers and sisters for the support and understanding in our time of need.
And a BIG thanks to all out friends:
Rob and Candy for all the help with the house and the pets
John and Lynn for help in the hospital
and all the rest of you guys for the visits in the hospital, the words of encouragement.
Thanks to you all

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tess's new pics and a little more

Well she has been doing great for the last two days, they took the o2 tube out of her mouth last night and she got it moved to her nose, and was she happy about that.
The best part was when they took her tube out and said we could hold her and that was like nothing I have ever felt before. That made it more real then I could have ever thought.
We also went to see her in the afternoon and was surprised Tess was sleeping on her belly, the nurse said its good for her if she can handle it and it looks like she loves it.
Got to do some diaper changes today and that was cool, a little weird and it felt like I was going to break her but all in all it was great to be able to touch her and hear her.
Erica is doing well, she got up this morning and got her self ready to go, she really has impressed me on how she is doing and handling all of this, I guess that's why I love her so much.
I return to work tomorrow and I think it will be a little hard not to wake up and just see Erica and be able to walk down the hall and see Tess, but I'll just such it up.
Well got to go post more tomorrow.
See yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Monday, November 27, 2006

Baby time @ 11:59pm Sunday

Wow, what a surprise, went home to get some sleep and to get stuff done and got a call to get back to the hospital. Tess's heart rate was not changing much, just sitting around 130/135 and the doc. really didn't like that so she called it and away we went to an emergency c-section. Baby came though it fine and she was even breathing on her own but because of her size we were off to the NICU.
I got to spend some time with her well Mom got all fixed up and got some good drugs. As I waited they gave me her weight, 3lbs 14.60z and 16.75 inch's long. She got some test for how she was doing and coming around and at first it was low but within 5 min she was a 8 and that's really good for her size.
So around 2:30am Erica my parents, her parents and I got to go in and see her and she looked great, she was fusing and all. It was kind of hard because we could not hold her and that was the hard part for both of us. The nurses said the would most likely give her a breathing tube to help with her breathing but they would hold off to she if she would hold out.
So off to bed we went, up this morning to the nurses waking Erica up for Bp and pain meds and I must say she is a lot stronger then me, by 9:30am she was ready to go and see the baby and she wanted out off the bed, So back to the NICU to find out the had to put in a breathing tube to help Tess but by the time we got there she wanted no part of it and we were told if all the blood work came out good they would most likely take the tube out tonight or tomorrow morning.
Well as I type Erica is sleeping and I just came back from the NICU and Tess's blood work came out over the top and they are going to try to take her off the tube tonight, I can't wait and Erica is so excited to hold her, as Erica said "It just dose not seem real because I can't hold her".
Well I really got go I will update more tonight

Friday, November 24, 2006

Day four of baby update

Not to much, still sitting in the room, Erica is doing a little better, she got her second steroid shot today and spent two hours on the monitor and she had her first contraction. She did not feel it but the monitor picked it up. She spent most of the day in bed and she's not having much fun with it, her mom came to see her today so that was a bright spot in her day.Talked with the Doc. on call and she in turn talked to our Doc. and everything is in a holding pattern, we will deliver if something changes but otherwise it will be Monday before we hear anything.
Its been long days but its all for the best.
See Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Thursday, November 23, 2006

New baby pic

New 4D ultra sound

of Tessa Claire Jennings

count down to baby time

Well sorry for the slow updates but things have been a little tough the last couple of days.
Tuesday we had a Doc. check up and it didn't go well, her tests showed she was high in protein, now for racers that works well but in a pregnant woman that not good.
So we were off to St. Joe's for some tests because we would not have got them back quick enough from the lab. So off we go, we thought we would be there for a few hours, a few hours turned into a few days a few days now will be until the baby is born.
We thought we were going to have her tomorrow but their going to leave her in mommy a little longer. Her BP is up and she is in the first stages of pre-aclampcia(Yes that's spelled wrong) so today the doc. started steroids to help the lungs and brains grow faster.
We got a really cool 4D scan of the baby and got to see her face, I will scan a picture later, that was so cool to see her before shes born.
So things are up in the air for now and we are living day to day in her room and just waiting for the baby to come.
I'll try to get another post out in the next couple of days for a update.

see yaaaaaaaaaaa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

3rd Shift

It sucks need I say more

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New Bike and a UPDATE

New ride for the BMX thing.
I can't believe the comments made it all the way to 42.
Got to the track in elkhorn tonight and the wife even made the trip. Had a good time with Jay,Danny and Fast girl Sam. Made a few good runs and I think I'm getting the gate thing down.
See yaaaaaaaaa