Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Video of Jackson

Go here to see a video of Jackson....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smWcQbjLhXw

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Question

If I am super cute will Santa bring me more presents??

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Roll Tide

Enough said!

Look At My Teeth!

I got them both the day after Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

What is That?




Jackson "The Football" after Trick-or-Treating. We only went to 2 houses and he seemed to enjoy it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pictures

Jackson's first Tailgate


Jackson the Football


Mommy's little pumpkin


Jackson in his new "jumpy" seat. He really liked it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pregnant...

Not now, but one year ago today we found out that we were having Jackson. It is amazing to look at him now and where we were a year ago. He has grown so much in a year. God had blessed us so much with Jackson and that journey that we went on to get him. He is truly our little miracle.

Friday, October 9, 2009

3 months

I can't believe that my baby is 3 months old! I know everyone said it would go by fast but I never imagined it would be this fast!

Baby Dedication

Here are a few pictures from Jackson's Baby Dedication at church. It went really well. After the dedication we went to lunch at Classic's on Noble. It was super yummy! Jackson had to remind us all it was his day though by having a "massive" blow-out the included a total outfit change including the shoes! It was everywhere!!! This one is going in the baby book for sure!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Game Day

Game Day - September 12, 2009

Jason, Casey Jackson


Jason, Casey, Jackson and Emma

Baby Dedication

We have the date set for Jackson's baby dedication at church. I can't believe how old he is getting and how big he is getting. Here is what the invitations look like.



I found his outfit today. It is a white with blue trim bubble. It is so cute. I am now looking to find his shoes and socks.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

6 weeks old!

I can't believe that my baby is now 6 weeks old today. Time is just flying by now. He is growing up so fast. He can now focus and see objects and he is really smiling now too! It is so cute! Hopefully soon I can catch one of his smiles on camera. I have to go back to work on Monday and I am not looking forward to it. I know that he will be fine but I just want to stay home with him. Anyway, here are a few more recent pictures.







Monday, July 20, 2009

Growing Strong

Jackson has officially hit the 2-3 week growth spurt. He is about 9 pounds now and is cluster feeding (eating every 45 mins for about 4 hours). He is wearing me out! The good thing about the growth spurt is that when he gets into a deep sleep he is out for at least 3 hours.

I will be going to the lactation support group again this Wednesday. I can't wait to weigh him and see just how much he has gained. Last week he was 8 lb 3 oz. He also has his first doctors appointment on Thursday. He has outgrown at least one outfit that I know of. He is growing so fast! I can't believe that he is over 2 weeks old.

Jackson got to take his first bottle on Friday. He did really well with it. I think Jason really enjoyed getting to feed him.



We also took him to church for the first time on Sunday. He did pretty good. Everyone was very excited to get to see him. He loved the music part of the service. Here is a picture before we left.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Siggy

Just thought I would share my new siggy for the blogs and boards.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pictures

I have been asked for some additional pictures so here you go....







Friday, July 3, 2009

Jackson Has Arrived!

7 lbs 12 oz
20 in
1:38 pm

Happy Birthday Jackson Howard Askew!

He is perfect in every way. We are all doing great!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Time Has Arrived...

It seems like yesterday that we were sitting in Dr. Houserman's office getting the news that we were once again pregnant. God has blessed us so much through this fertility journey. It has been a roller coaster for sure but all the pain is going to pay off very soon. We have to be at the hospital at 5:00 tonight for overnight induction. I imagine Jackson should arrive sometime Friday afternoon to early evening. Dr. Daniel has informed me that if he is not here by 8:00 pm then we will take him by c-section. Please pray that everything goes smooth and that Jackson cooperates and tolerates labor well.

I found out that the hospital does have WIFI so we should be able to update with some pictures shortly after his birth. Thanks for all the prayers and continued support.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A few more pictures

I was not too fond of the last pictures that we posted so I had Jason take a few more. I hope you like these better.



Friday, June 19, 2009

38 Weeks

My appointment was mostly uneventful yesterday. I am still the same as I was the weeks before. Hopefully something more will start happening soon. Dr. Daniel did say that he thought Jackson would weight in the high 8 lbs. We will find out soon enough I guess.

I also had Jason take a belly picture tonight in the nursery. Please don't look at the hair or make-up but you can see the belly. Think it's big enough?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

36 weeks 4 days

Dr appointment went good toady. I am 1 cm dilated and +1 station. We have an induction date set for July 3rd. So one way or another he will be here by then. Everything else is still good. I go back next week to check the progress.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Pictures

I have finally gotten some new pictures uploaded. I am going to try to take a new belly picture this weekend but I did get some of the most recent ones up. Here is the link to all the belly pics.

http://s290.photobucket.com/albums/ll253/cnkos/Belly%20Pics/

Also here is a picture of the bassinet (Thanks Ann!!!) and the travel system.



Thursday, May 28, 2009

35 weeks

Things have been crazy lately....

I had a dr's appointment scheduled for 1:00 today but I was not really feeling well this morning so I decided to go in early. Everything went good except that I didn't get to see me regular OB (he was in surgery). The bad feeling I had this morning was due to my blood pressure they think. It was 90/69. I thought it was my iron but they said that was fine. They did not really give me any explanation for my blood pressure but said to drink lots of fluids. The u/s tech was not there today for some reason so we have to wait until next week for the u/s. He did do a cervix check since I have been having a lot of pelvic pain and pressure. Jackson is head down and I am fingertip dilated, -1 station and 75% effaced. I don't think we are going to make it until July.

On the crib thing, I called yesterday to see if it was in b/c 2 weeks ago they told me it would be in no more than 2 weeks. (Note - I am not upset with the place I ordered the furniture from but rather with the company that makes/ships the furniture - Munire) So of course its not there. She says she has a truck coming on Tuesday and it might be on that one. I asked her to call the company (Munire) and check on it since I have been waiting since Feb. She called me back and for some reason Munire has pushed my crib back to the middle of July!!!!! She was so mad but I was almost in tears! She told me that she can get me this other style crib in the same suit as what I ordered or she can give me my money back and we can try to find it somewhere else.

I did not like the other crib choice but I called her back and asked when it would be in if we decided to get it, middle of June! I said that would just not work as he might be here by then and I want a crib before he arrives. I have the bassinet but I still want the nursery finished. So we started calling tons of other baby stores within a 4 state radius to see if anyone had it in stock. Of course they don't. However, there is a place in Birmingham (Storkland) that has it on display on the floor. I spoke with them today and they are going to sell it to me off of the floor. I kinda hate to do that since lots of people have touched it and stuff but I really don't have another choice. If I pick another crib that is not part of this suit then it won't match everything else in the room. So anyway, we will pick up the crib on Saturday.

Other than that, work has been crazy since we are short one person already and everyone is in a panic about when I am out for 8 weeks. We also have VBS at church in 2 weeks and I am in charge of the music/choir and I am kinda freaking out that Jackson could arrive before or during that time. I have lots of help but still. I also found out that I have an insurance co-pay/deductible due to the hospital every time I go in for the NST (which is once a week). It can be up to $175 each time. So far we are up to almost $500. We are kinda freaking out about that but luckily the hospital will do a payment plan with us. That was totally unexpected!

I have my last baby shower on Sunday at church. I am very excited about that. We have already purchased the travel system (stroller/car seat combo). After this shower we will be making a trip to Babies R us I am sure to fill in the gaps of stuff we are missing. I have the bags all packed up for the hospital now too. We are getting ready but Jackson needs to stay put for a few more weeks.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interesting night

I went to the hospital after work yesterday for my weekly NST (non-stress test). I was supposed to be for today but since I was not feeling him move much yesterday I went ahead. When I was walking across the parking lot in the hospital I noticed that my tummy just felt “not right.” It was kind of tight and just not like I had felt before. So I told the L&D (Labor and Delivery) nurse what I was there for and the tightness and they put me in a room and hooked me up. We got his heartbeat right away and he almost instantly started kicking at the Doppler thing. One nurse stayed in the room with me getting all my info and stuff while the other one went back out to monitor the reading. She came back in a little bit later with a big cup of water and said that I was having some “irritability.” I was not real sure what that meant but I drank the water. Come to find out it meant contractions. They just weren’t like super strong or regular.

We also had to do a urine test and a cervix check. She said I was maybe a fingertip dilated but still very thick and high so they were not concerned. I had to stay out there for 3 hours, I also got a bag of fluids and 2 more cervix checks. I did not dilate any more and the “irritability” mostly went away. I did start spotting due to all the cervix checks and me being on the heparin. They told me to be on pelvic rest (due to the spotting which has since stopped) until I go back to the OB next week and to come back if I start having contractions.

Jackson has been much more active today. Not so much kicks but lots of rolling and flipping. I think he is running out of room for sure. I can also tell that I am really beginning to get uncomfortable. I don’t know that I will make it a full 7 weeks but hopefully I can at least make it to 37 weeks. Only God knows for sure.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day. I do not really consider it my first but partial first. I feel like a Mother and pretty much consider myself one at this point but still not my "first" Mother's Day. Anyway, Jason was so sweet. He got me a card that sings, 2 disney movies on dvd (Jungle Book and Pinnochio), a spoon rest that I had been wanting, a wall hanger for Jackson's room, and pj's and slippers for the hospital stay. I was so surprised! I thought I would probably get a card but that would be it. I have the best husband in the world and he is going to make the best daddy!! (I am not so secretly hoping that Jackson will make his appearance in time for Jason's first father's day this year)

Also, I went to the dr on Friday. Everything is going good. I had lost one pound and got scolded pretty bad for that. I am not sure how I can loose weight eating all the stuff I have been lately. I also asked Dr. Daniel how big he thought that Jackson was at this point (32 weeks exactly). After feeling my belly he said he felt a little big and wanted an u/s to check fetal weight. *****Drum Roll Please******* Jackson weighed in at 4lbs 7oz!!!! He said that was pretty much right on track just a tad over average. He also said that he should put on "at least" a half pound a week until he is born. With eight week to go that puts him at a minimum of 8lbs 7oz at birth if I got to 40 weeks! He said that he would check it again later and that if it was looking like a 10lb baby we would need a c-section. I hope we don't get to that point!!! Hopefully if he is getting that big he will induce a little early.

Otherwise, everything is still good. I can tell that Jackson is beginning to run out of room in there though. He now has the ability to kick all over at the same time and sometimes it hurts!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Behind Again

So I realized that I have not posted anything in quite sometime and I have had a lot going on. Where to start?

Well, last Friday (May 1st) I fell taking Bogey to Petsmart to get a hair cut. I tripped over the slopped handicap curb. I landed on my knees, hands, and chest. I do not think I hit my belly at all but I was not taking any chances. I headed to Dr. Daniel's office to get everything checked. After an internal exam, ultrasound, blood work, and Non-stress test (NST) at the hospital, everything was fine. Jackson, however, did NOT like the NST. He tried for the entire 45 mins I was hooked up to kick the stuff off my belly. After she took it off, he did not move again for nearly an hour. I think he was worn out!

Saturday, (May 2nd) was my 1st Baby Shower at Chris and Brandy's house. It was so much fun and we got lost of stuff we will need with Jackson gets here. Best of all was that I got my breat pump. I have been trying for a week to get the pictures up but I have just been tired!

Wednesday, (May 6th) I went back to Labor and Delivery (L&D) for another NST. I have to have the weekly until he arrives just due to my past history and such. The test went fine however being in the actuall L&D room kinda freaked me out. I have been assured that this is a normaly reaction when actually start thinking about the delivery. I guess you mind just kinda blocks those thoughts out. Like maybe I'm just going to be pregnanat forever. Hopefully the Baby Bootcamp Birthing Class with help with that. We have it scheduled for May 16th.

Today I have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Daniel from the fall and I guees just a routine check-up. I am still measuring right where I should be and weight gain is perfect.

Here a few pics from this past weekend. I will get the link out when I get them all online.

Here is me holding the door hanger that Brandy made for Jackson when he is born to hang at the hospital. It is beautiful!! (Thanks again Brandy!)



Jason and I the day after the shower.



31 week belly pic



Shower Cake (it tasted as good as it looked!)



Here I am in Jackson's room going through all the presents from the shower and tring to get things put away. Thanks again for all the great gifts!!!