This is going to be a super quick post, but I wanted to get some pictures up! More will follow soon!
Ammon Mark Fischer was born on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:57 in the morning. He weighed 7 lb 9 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. The c-section went really well, and the low placenta wasn't a problem at all! We spent two nights in the hospital, and come home yesterday. We were suppose to stay one more night, but asked if we could go home early because we really wanted to. For some reason, we were not sleeping well at the hospital, and just wanted to be home. Besides lack of sleep, I was doing well, and so was Ammon, so the doctor said we could. Ammon was a little jaundice, so we had to take him in for a test today at a local place. The results just came back an hour or so ago, and he is high, so we will be getting a bed by the end of the day. I'm not looking forward to that, but at least it is something we can do here at home.
Also, about an hour ago, my brother called to say that his wife had just delievered their little boy at around 1:30 this afternoon! So, Ammon and his new cousin will only have birthdays 3 days apart! I'm so happy and excited for them!
I haven't been very good at posting pictures, so here come a bunch of random ones from this last month!
A couple of months ago, we actually switched up the kids' rooms. Up until then, all three kids were in the same room. We decided that with having this baby, we wanted to make a boy's room and a girl's room, so we cleaned out the "toy" room and moved the girls into it, and then put Isaac and the new baby's stuff in the boy's room. I'm not the best at room arranging, or picture taking, but here are some pictures of the end results. Actually, these were taken just this week, so already some of the decorations on the walls have "disappeared"!
Here is the boy's room (and if anyone even thought about it, the cord for the curtains is on the opposite part of where the crib is).
I love these curtains that I got at Wal-Mart for the girl's room!
The kids have done really well with the changes. We worried most about Isaac because he is by himself now (for the first time in his life), and still will be for a month or two longer since the baby is going to be in our room the first month or two, but he has done really well, and actually started sleeping better! I'm hoping it continues after the baby is here, but we'll take that one when it comes! The girls love having their own room too, and I think we made this change at a good time for everybody! We also didn't really use the "toy" room, except for storage, so making this change has actually made it feel like we've added a whole new room to our place, which is always nice!
I love this picture of EmmaLee! She has become quite the expert at playing games on the computer, which is amazing to me since she is still only two! On this day, she had dressed up first, and then wanted to play on the laptop. I thought it was so cute!
Eden and Emma have really started bonding as sisters lately too. Eden can get so frustrated because Emma follows her around and wants to do everything Eden does, and wants to match Eden in everything too! Most of the time Eden is really good about it, but every once in a while, she gets a little fed up! I love how the girls are friends, and I hope they continue to be close (even with the guarenteed fights that are sure to come) their whole lives!
I had to include a picture of Isaac, our little ham! This is a self portrait he took of himself. He just LOVES to be silly and make everyone laugh! He is a true, rough and tumble little boy, but is so sweet at the same time. He is taking after his dad, and loves fishing! Rob put a fake worm on the end of his fishing pole (without a hook), and he will seriously spend an hour or more just casting it and reeling it in. He is really good at casting now! He just loves it when his dad takes him fishing!
The weather has been crazy this last week, one second being sunny, and the next second it's pouring, just to a few minutes later be back to sunny again! The day we took this was one of those days! We went to the store, and when we got there, this beautiful rainbow was there. We wondered if Target would pay us for the picture!
I'm sure this is what everyone wants to see, but here is my ankle the other night. It's not the best picture, but it's all swollen. For about the last week and a half or so, I've been retaining water a lot, especially in my legs and some in my hands. I have not been comfortable, and I have to admit, I'm REALLY ready to be done with this pregnancy. I've been sleeping even worse than I was before, and it has felt like the last week has been one really long day! But, there is an end in sight! In less than four days, I will have my baby in my arms instead of in my over-stretched stomach! We go in for the c-section early Wednesday morning, so really we've only got tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday to go, and it will be time!!!!
These last pictures are of Eden's ear. Yesterday at school, her class got to go to gym. Their school's gym is right next to a stage that has steps. I guess a girl accidentally bumped Eden, and she fell down and hit her ear and the back of her ear on one of the steps. The pictures aren't the best, but it bruised her earlobe, and then gave her a kind of rug burn on the back of her ear, and also bruised her head above and below the rug burn as well. I felt so bad for her! But, what kind of made me mad, and maybe I'm over reacting a little, but the school never told us about it. We didn't know it had happened until several hours after we'd picked her up from school! She had taken cupcakes to share with her class in celebration of our new baby coming next week, so I said something about it being a good day at school, and she said yes, it had been a good day, except for gym. So, I asked her what had happened in gym, and she told me how she had fell. I was kind of surprised, especially when she said she had hit her head on the stairs. The gym teacher is not her regular teacher, so I don't know her at all. Eden said she cried, and the teacher was nice, but the only thing she really did was tell her to sit on the stairs until she felt better. I'm not sure she even told Eden's regular teacher it had happened. We were driving in the car when this all came out, so it wasn't until later that I actually saw her ear. Her earlobe looks like it was the last thing before actually splitting open, with an already super dark purple bruise, and then to see the rug burn thing on the back of her ear, and the bruises above and below it, it made me kind of mad! I asked Eden if the teacher had even looked at it, and she said no, she just had her sit down. I realize there was no blood, but she really had to of hit her head hard to get it that bruised, and I just feel like the teacher should have taken a little closer look, and that the school should have called us about it. Luckily, Eden is fine, but hitting your head that hard isn't something you want to just blow off, and as her parent, I would have liked to have made the decision if she was all right or not! Obviously accidents happen, so I don't think it is anyone's fault that she hit her head, but I just feel like there should have been a little closer examination. Even if they had felt like she would be fine, I would have appreciated the school telling me it happened, even if it was when I went to pick her up. Like I said, I'm not sure her teacher knew about it, but that's why I'm the most frustrated with the gym teacher. I'm not sure if I should go to the school and talk to her teacher, or the front office about it or not. She is fine, but like I said, it just bugs me that it was more than a slight bump and nobody told me anything about it!
So, that's been our month in a nutshell! Rob has been busy with school, and we have been busy in general making sure everything is ready for this new baby to come! We rearranged our room so we have a little "baby" corner with the bassinet and a rocking chair set up, and now all we need is for the baby to come! Now I just have to not go nuts waiting out the next three days!!!
We go for a lot of rides in our family. Sometimes we have a hard time figuring out where to go, and end up driving in circles in the area by where we live. Last night we went for another ride, and here was one of our conversations:
Today I am officially full term, 37 weeks! So, if labor were to start, they wouldn't stop it! Not that I think it will start. As uncomfortable as I have been, I don't think my body is trying to actually go into labor. I did think it a little, but I had a check up yesterday, and was only dialated to a 1 and 50% efaced. Like I said, as uncomfortable as I've been, if it was uncomfortableness due to labor coming on, I think I would have been further along. Since I wasn't, all the pain isn't doing anything except to make me uncomfortable, if that makes sense! It's not progressing me. I could be wrong and go into labor tonight, but mentally, I'm planning on making it to the 19th, which is only 2 weeks from tomorrow! Two weeks from today will be my last full day pregnant! YEAH! I'm also hoping I make it to the 19th now because my doctor left this morning on a vacation and won't be getting back till the 18th. So, if I go early at all, even by a day, I will have a different doctor. I know that happens a lot, and I'm sure it would be fine, but it's nice to have the doctor you chose! Hopefully her plane doesn't get delayed or anything! I actually feel more calm after my visit yesterday. The night before my visit, I had 11 contractions in an hour, but they were random, so I figured it was false labor so I didn't call. Sure enough, it died down. I've been worried because since I have c-sections, it's best if I don't labor. I guess a risk to having previous c-sections and then laboring is that the labor can actually cause your scar to tear open, causing internal bleeding, so I've been worried about "catching" labor at the soonest time possible. Anyway, I guess I feel more easy about waiting out the next two weeks, even if it means basically two weeks of insomnia!
I am a wife and mother of six beautiful children! My oldest child and son passed away on August 28th, 2005 when he was 2 1/2 after a choking accident the day before. We miss him, but know he's in a better place and will always be looking out for his family! I am currently in school at USU online working towards my Family Life Studies degree and hope to one day be a marriage and family educator. Life is busy with five growing children to take care of, but we're having fun and learning as we go!