Monday, March 31, 2008

Still pregnant :) :)

Hi Everyone...
Today I am officially 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant. At our extremely LONG appointment and testing today (there were two nurses sick in the PreNatal Testing Lab so all non-stress test appointments were moved to Triage in Labor and Delivery)...We were at the hospital for almost 6 hours. We found out that the baby is still doing just fine. I have not progressed at all and we are still scheduled for induction on Friday :) The doctor that did our ultrasound "guess"timated that Casey is up to about 8lbs now. In her words..."This is a BIG girl!!!" YIKES!!!
That's about all...hopefully I'll be able to share more sooner than Friday, but if not...look for a post over the weekend!!!
Take care~~~
Katie, Kyle and Jim

Thursday, March 27, 2008

39 weeks...5 days

We had another Dr. appointment changes!!! :( BOO!!! I am still 1cm dilated and 75% effaced. We did have a fetal non-stress test and ultrasound. All went well. Her heart is beating just fine and I have plently of amniotic fluid. While we were up in the prenatal testing lab there was a woman who was in some very painful early labor and Kyle and I just listened to the was kind of crazy.

SO...we go back to Dr. on Monday. We'll have another fetal non-stress test/ultrasound and then exam with the Dr. If there is still no baby by the end of the week, I will be induced on 4/4 (Friday). More than likely the induction will not begin until the noon-2pm time frame, so I would put my cards on an arrival date of 4/5/08 if we have to wait for the induction. (KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT IT IS SOONER!!!!)

Enjoy the picture that Kyle took of me and the big brother today!

Love to you all~~~
Katie, Kyle and Jimmy

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!!

Wish I had some exciting news to post today, but no, I don't! I figured after the "teaser" I put on Thursday's post, I'd update anyone who's reading today that Kyle and I just got back from church and are going to our neighbor's house for Easter dinner. Maybe Casey is just waiting for the warmer weather that is supposed to be coming our way here in the next few days :) By next weekend they say it'll be in the 70's down here. She's like her mom and dad--after living in SanDiego for 3 years, it seems we are all weather wimps and prefer the milder spring-like weather!!!
Anyway, hope you all have a great Easter and we'll keep up to date!!!
Katie, Kyle and Jimmy

Thursday, March 20, 2008

38 weeks, 5 days -- Dr. Appointment

Hi everyone. Here is a lovely photo that Kyle took of me in the exam room today. Fantastic!

All went well at the appointment. Here are the stats:
              • The baby's heartbeat was at about 155 bpm (Normal).
              • I am 75% effaced and a fingertip dilated
              • Doctor thinks that the baby will be born by Easter (which is in 3 days---YIKES!!!)...she says she is very low
I am not convinced that she'll be here by Easter. Not that I'm in denial, but I've heard of too many people who are told similar things and then don't deliver for two more weeks. Not saying that we are not ready for Casey to make her big debut, I just don't want to get my hopes up!

Hope to post again soon and give you even better news, but if not...we have our next appointment scheduled for 3/27 at 8:45am!!!

Katie, Kyle and Jim

Saturday, March 15, 2008

38 weeks...

Well, I'm officially done with work :) It feels great to say that!!!
It was a great last day. My co-workers and students were just wonderful and I really will miss them. I'm sure the little Kilian will quickly fill that void and soon, we hope!!!
I am quite uncomfortable. We have tickets to go see the Capitals vs. the Bruins tomorrow afternoon and I'm not quite sure I will make it at this point. Walking a few blocks to the Verizon Center from the parking lots just may not be feasible.
Kyle's aunt stopped in tonight on her way home from Myrtle Beach to have dinner with us (which was very nice). After she left we were going to go for groceries together. Kyle helped me get my sneakers tied on my feet, and I decided I just didn't think I could do it, so Kyle's out grocery shopping now. It is hard for me to ask for help when I need it, but I'm just not moving so well these days.
Not too much else new. It still hasn't quite hit me that I don't go back to work on Monday, so it'll be nice to do a little something around the house each day (not too much) we are all ready when the time comes. Jimmy and I will be able to do a lot of mother/doggie bonding. I don't think he realizes he has a stay at home mom now!!! We go to Dr. on Thursday, so I will post again after that appointment. Sorry I have nothing more exciting to share today!!!
Hope you are all well~~~
Katie (Kyle and Jim, too!)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

37 weeks and all is well...

Hi everyone,
Just a short post. All is quiet down here in VA...for now!!! Kyle and I are busy with work. (I'm trying to get everything ready to hand over to my long term subsitute this Friday)...yes, this Friday is my last day of work!!! Yippee!!!
Other than that, Jimmy ate some pictures I was planning on putting into the baby album today--they were pictures that my brother and sister-in-law had taken of this awesome diaper cake that they made for our baby shower...maybe Jimmy isn't all that excited about being a big brother after all??!!!??
Anyway...I'll keep you up-to-date if anything exciting happens this week...otherwise, we'll write again next weekend :)
Katie, Kyle and Jimmy

Monday, March 3, 2008

36 week Dr. Appt.

Here are the stats from today's doctor appointment.
  • I measured 36.5 cm (which is right on target.)
  • Fetal heartrate was 135 bpm.
  • I'm still right around the 20lbs of weight gain mark.
  • We're still head down!!!
  • Our Nurse Practioner made her best guess and thinks she'll weigh about 7.5 lbs at birth (if I go full term)!!!

I guess that's it...we go back again in two weeks...I'll update again next weekend :)
Hope you are all well~~

Katie, Kyle and Jim

Sunday, March 2, 2008

week 36

Hi Everyone,
The Getz's were down this weekend. Dad and I compared bellies--enjoy that picture!!!
I also took some pictures of the nursery. Hope you like it! Tomorrow is our next doctor appointment. I'll try and post again tomorrow night :)
Katie, Kyle and Jimmy