Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cross Country Skiing

 This past weekend we got a bunch of snow and so on Sunday afternoon we decided to take Heidi on her first cross country ski trip we skied around a lake near where we lived and she seemed to enjoy the trip. She ended up falling asleep on Jonathan's back about half way through the trip and slept the rest of the way. She love the out of doors and seems to like going on adventures with us.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Three months

Our little girl is three months old. She is quite the little mover. She loves to smile and coo and babble to people of the phone. It she is fussy and I ask her if she want to call someone of the phone she usually smiles. She has discovered her hands and they seem to spend lots of time in her mouth. Heidi loves people and her little face just lights up when she sees someone she recognizes. 

At three months Heidi can

  • roll over well
  • push up with her hands 
  • kick and wiggle
  • stand when supported
  • sit when supported
  • laugh, smile, and coo
  • get food off my plate
  • and she loves water

Standing in her crib!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

10 Weeks Old

Our little girl is 10 weeks old now. It is hard to believe how fast she is growing up. She is doing new things everyday it seems.
Heidi is a very happy baby which is such a blessing. She likes people and trying new things.
At 10 weeks Heidi is

  • Smiling a whole lot
  • Cooing and giggling
  • Holding her head up well
  • Liking to stand when supported
  • Trying really hard to sit up
  • "Talking" on the phone (she while coo and make noises when someone is on the phone with her)
  • Lifting her head when on her tummy
  • And likes to go on swings at the park.
She is really trying to talk. So far we have heard her say "hi",  "mama", and "I love you". It was so cute   last night Jonathan was talking to her and was saying I love you to Heidi when she asked back I love you. I would not have believed it but both Jonathan and I heard her say it as clear as could be. She is a little sweetheart and we are so happy to get to watch her learn and grow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Heidi's First Camping Trip

This past weekend we took Heidi on her very first camping trip. We went to White Swan Provincial Park. It is located in the mountains of Southeastern British Columbia. We were wanting to take her camping before winter set in and even thought the weather was cold we had a really good trip.

Heidi really liked the trip and didn't mind the cold or being bundled up. She slept quite well in the tent and woke up both mornings of the trip just giggling, smiling, and cooing. She was quite the little trooper and seemed to take the whole camping experience in. She really liked the hot springs and seemed to be quite the attention grabber there.

All Bundled Up
Heidi mesmerised by the fire. 

Beautiful Scenery

At the natural hot springs.

Early Morning View from our campsite.

Monday, September 17, 2012

6 weeks old

Heidi is doing really well. We are really enjoy out little girl. At 6 weeks old she is still spending a lot of time eating and sleeping but is also starting to explore her world.

  • She is quite the smiler.
  • She likes to try to "talk" to people.
  • She loves looking around at people and has a fascination with lights.
  • She likes to scoot herself around pushing her feet against things.
  • She can rollover.
  • She has good head control.
  • She is sleeping 4-6 hour stretches most nights.
  • She can hold her head up and look around when on her tummy.
  • She is wearing 3-6 month cloths, but the 3 month ones are getting small.
  • She loves water the more the better.
At her six week check-up the doctor commented about how strong she is and told me to really watch her as she is hitting her developmental milestones early so she is at a higher risk of injury. She is weighing 10 lbs. 12 oz. and is 58 cm long.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Heidi's Birth Story

So campmeeting came and went and still no baby. 
Her due date came and went and still no baby. 
My doctor decided to have me start taking Non-stress test every other day and then set and induction date if she still had not come. So in the matter of a little over a weeks I had nine different medical appointments. On every test things looked good and she was still in no hurry to come. So August 1 we got up early and headed to the hospital for a 6:30 am induction. We checked in and they ran more test and everything was still looking good and so they gave me the medicine to try and start my labor. My doctor encouraged me to walk to help the medicine work better so we started to walk around the hospital and up and down the stairwells. My contractions started and by the time my doctor came to check me at noon he told me to try and get some rest and to not over do it on the walking. So I tried to rest. Then since I was still not dilating they gave me a second dose of the labor inducing medicine. By this point it hurt like crazy to have to lay still all hooked up to the monitor.

More hours past contractions were getting longer and harder but my body was still refusing to dilate. I was really wanting as natural of a birth as possible so I was trying to avoid taking pain meds so I started to take hot showers to try and manage the pain. Finally at about 10pm them checked me again and I had dilated from one cm to six cm. At this point the broke my water and decided to move me to a labour and delivery room. It was nice because I now had a shower in my room and didn't have to go all the way down the hall to take a shower. I pretty much stayed in the shower for the next several hours but then my body started pushing but the problem was I was still only six cm dilated. I tried to fight my body so that I would not tear my cervix but it was not working. Finally at 2:30am the doctor told me I had a choice to either take an epidural or I was headed for a C-section and operation room if my cervix tore. Jonathan had a talk with the doctor and he felt that it was best to do the epidural and I was ready for the epidural because I  was totally wiped out.  They got the epidural in and going and it totally numbed my one side and the pain was less but still there on the other side. I was able to get some rest and the epidural was able to calm my body enough to stop the pushing and start dilating again. By 7am I was 10 cm dilated, but because of the epidural I was not able to feel enough to push. So they turned the epidural way down and at 8am I started pushing. Then at 10:01am a little head emerged and our precious little girl was born.
Heidi Jean
7lb. 13oz.
21 3/4 inches
But as her head emerged the doctor had the nurses call the NICU team in because our little girls cord was around her neck and there was a knot in her cord. She was looked over carefully by the NICU team and they got her breathing. Our little girl was here safe and sound.

In the hospital

Family Pictures

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Little One

I am still waiting for our little one to decide to come. I found out from my ultrasound that I have something called polyhydramnois. This pretty much means that there in quite a bit extra amniotic fluid. I started researching what causes this and other information about it and found some scary things. I am trying to trust God that everything will be fine with our baby but it is hard to not worry. I am still measuring really big and am ready to meet this little person.  After having a lot of false labor the last two weeks of June, I have gotten a break for the last week and the little one seems to be taking her sweet time.
Jonathan is gone for the weeks up to worker's meetings and then we have camp meeting for ten days. I was really hoping to have our baby before camp meeting but now that Jonathan is gone I hope she waits a bit longer to come.