Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I laid on that insemination chair for what seemed like an eternity. The procedure was over and now it was just a waiting game. I believe a few days or even weeks later, I had to do some blood work to check whether the procedure was a success...I remember calling the advice nurse after school had let out for spring break that Friday. My voice was so shakey and I was so scared! The insemination was a success!! We were pregnant! .. to be continued...Jacob is crying...hehe
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
One week makes a big difference. Jacob's face is getting smaller and his cheeks aren't as chubby as they used to be, BUT he is growing and gaining weight so that is okay with us!
Jacob is getting so big. He can't fit into the corner of the rocking chair as easily as he used to for pictures. He's also very squirmy and likes to slide down.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Don't let the smile fool you, this is just a picture with my little man before heading out to class tonight. What a drag...I can't wait to finish school this year. I vow to never attend post-graduate school ever again! Anyway, our scare tonight happened just about an hour ago at 10:30 pm. After the routine bath, Jacob would get his feeding and would go to bed. Well, tonight he was so onre and while feeding, he choked on some milk. This totally brought me back to the NICU experience. You'd think I'd know what to do, but because it hasn't happened in a very long time, I panicked! Yes, panicked! Jacob started to turn really dusky and I just froze. I called for Jeremy (our communication was totally tested in this situation and we failed miserably!) and it didn't help that he couldn't figure out what I was asking him to do, which was to help me. It took a while for Jeremy to react and Jacob finally breathed again, but I just felt like an awful mother. I don't believe I choked up and didn't respond to Jacob right away. I am so scared now. I don't think I will get any sleep tonight. I'll be concentrating on listening to Jacob breathe through the night and making sure he's okay. I hope this never ever happens again.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Yesterday, Jeremiah was off from work so I had the opportunity to attend the temple with my mom and grandma. It was a very eventful morning...before mom found out her recommend was expired, grandma had already been long gone to the fitting room. Mom went home while grandma and I went to the temple session. It was wonderful and my goal is to go at least twice a month this year! After that, I took my parents out to a late breakfast at Ole's Waffle Shop in Alameda. Then, we went shopping in Alameda and grandma couldn't resist the sunglasses below. She bought Jacob a pair of sunglasses and some crocs! It's so cute! While I was in the Bay, Jacob and Jeremiah had a great time at home bonding. It was a fun day out with my parents, but it got much better when I came home to my little family.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Jacob loves his activity gym, especially because he is more aware of his surroundings now. He likes to grab the toys and make noises. His occupational therapist says it's good because it means he can see the objects and make distinctions in his environment. Jacob gets about 15-20 minutes of play time before each feeding. We can see how much it's helping him because of what he is able to do now. By the beginning of March, Jacob goals are to use his arms to prop himself up at 90 degrees 'consistently' and open his hands to grab objects 'consistently.'
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
On top of that great news, last night Jeremiah noticed Jacob trying to turn over. Jacob would swing his right shoulder over in attempt to turn over. He did it all night and we were so surprised. Gosh, our son is learning to turn over!! I guess all of the stimulation and exercises are working. We feel like proud parents!
Tonight, I have class and am so bummed because I want to be home with the family! I only have 4 more classes this month and will have a month break before finishing up my last quarter for graduation. Yay!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Jacob has totally outgrown his 0-3 months clothing, with the exception of a few. (Why do some clothes come bigger than others when they are the same size? Get what I'm saying?) I've pulled out all of his 3-6 months clothing and some have already appeared too small for him. For example, the outfit he's wearing now is riding up his bottom...hehee...not the one in this picture, but one he's wearing at this moment. Anyway, in this picture, I was trying out different clothes for him to get him ready to meet his NICU family on Valentine's Day. We'll see, we might have to change the wardrobe. Jacob's not exactly thrilled about it...he hates getting dressed, but does not mind the camera so much anymore. He actually stares at it and knows when it comes on when he hears the power button.