Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quilt Square

This is a Quilt Square I made for Organ Donor Alliance. They are putting all the squares together to make a quilt in memory of those who donated organs.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Missing you Sweet Samuel

Dear Samuel,

Today I was reminded of you and your amazing journey. You weren't suppose to make it, but you did. You surpassed all odds and graced us with your sweetness for 10 weeks. You were such a fighter and I miss you so much. Although I know that you are in heaven, rejoicing with Jesus, I still want to hold you. But I cling to the knowledge and truth that I will see you again. You have a little sister now. Her name is Sawyer. I see your face in her. It makes me smile and cry. I have often called her Samuel-to other people and when I talk to you. I miss you sweet boy. Thank you for being so strong. Thank you for teaching us so much about life in such a short amount of time. I love you baby.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

She is Here!

Everyone we had our precious baby girl on March 10th at 7:25am. She was 6lb 9oz, 19 inches. Sawyer Hope Rowbotham. We are home now and doing well. She is nursing like a champ and has been a great sleeper. On Thursday she slept 5 hours doing the night. I actually woke her up to nurse her! Her demeanor is so chill and calm. I am recovering from my c-section slowly, but surely. Thank goodness my mom is here to help. She came to rescue us. I know each day I will slowly get better. I feel so much better that she is out now. I have relaxed and am feeling a little more normal.

Also, my brother and his wife are in Ethiopia right now. They have their baby boys. It is hard to talk with them, but they are doing well. They are trying to get sleep whenever the boys are sleeping. We are so eager to meet the little ones. What a blessing! We have been blessed with 3 little ones within 2 days. Thanks God!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 10th

We will be having our c-section on Wednesday, March 10th at 7am!!! Praise Jesus! We are so excited and eager to meet our new little one. Pray for the surgery, a healthy baby, a quick recovery, and that Dawson is excited.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Well, on Monday I go in for yet another appointment. The doctor's office is being my favorite place...not! But this MOnday may just be my favorite place. As long as my blood pressure is elevated, then my doctor will schedule me for a c-section that week. And well it has been elevated everytime, so I don't see why it wouldn't be. So, we will be having our baby next week. Just a little earlier than the 15th. Praise God! We are so excited and anxious. I can't wait to meet this baby. Please pray for guidance for a name...poor kiddo is nameless so far. Okay.

Oh and maybe we will have a male lactation consultant help us out.(Hopefully some of you will get this joke :))

Monday, March 1, 2010

Weekly Doctor Appt.

I had my doctor appt today and found out a few things:

1. I have bronchitis (yippee) and he gave me an antibiotic.
2. I have a yeast infection on my arm (sounds gross, just looks like a rough patch of skin, just fungal) and he gave me a script for that too.
3. I am 100% effaced and dilated at the size of a pinky. This means that my cervix is ripe and that I could go at anytime....literally. He doesn't expect me to last until the 15th, pretty positive.
4. My BP was really high (highest it has ever been), gained 5lbs (b/c I am retaining water), and am having edema (dimpling of skin, sign of retaining water). So, I have to go back to doctor on Wednesday. If things haven't improved, then he will go ahead and do c-section by Friday or early next week. YIkes.
5. I am now on strict bedrest, so I really can't do anything but lay here. My mom is changing her flight and coming out Wednesday. That will be helpful.

So, please pray this baby comes soon. We are ready, and even more ready now.