Month: April, 2010
10 year ago today…
I can recall the exact events of the day. It was a regular old Saturday. I was dreading going to church the next day and being greeted with statements like “you’re still here?” or “when is that baby coming?” I was due with my first child the following day. My mother in law called that afternoon to check in. She wanted to know if they should make the 5 hour trip across to meet their first grandchild. Sadly, I told her no. There were no signs of anything starting.
Around 7:00 I was lying on the couch watching tv. Aaron had a pizza in the oven. Suddenly, I heard the strangest noise… like nothing I have ever heard before. It’s hard to even describe now. It was like really loud rushing water in my ears. For some reason, I jumped up off of the couch. Aaron laughed at me and said “What’s going on? I haven’t seen you move that fast in months!” I looked down and I was soaked… like drenched!
We arrived at the hospital and the nurse said she needed to test the fluid to make sure it was actually my water that had broke. Jokingly, I said “well, either way, I need to be admitted because if that wasn’t my water then something else is seriously wrong with me.” She didn’t find me very funny, lol.
They did the usual stuff getting me prepped for all that was about to take place. The nurse couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat. So she attempted to put those probes on her head to get a heartbeat. She said “I can’t find the head.” Now, I don’t think she is very funny.
Turns out that Jayda had flipped into the breech position once again. You see, this child was active. At 36 weeks, she was head down and all looked good. At my 38 week check up, she was breech. The dr decided to schedule an aversion at 39 weeks. We get to that appointment and she had already flipped back into the head down position. You would think that a woman would feel a 7 lb baby completely changing directions… nope! I had no clue.
So, here we were at 40 weeks, ruptured water, and a breech baby. The dr recommended a c-section in this scenario. I recall saying “Whatever is best for the baby. Just get her here safely.” By 10:07pm our beautiful daughter Jayda Rose entered the world. She was and is all that we had hoped for. We were blessed beyond belief. And, I did not have to go to church in the morning without my baby being born
It’s hard to believe that was 10 years ago…
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It’s amazing to me, how one day, everything just clicks…
Late last fall we took the training wheels off of our 5 year old’s bike. He gave it a whirl. It looked as though he would master it right away. However, he didn’t seem to have the confidence to just ride and his steering was all over the place. Over the winter, one of his training wheels was accidentally run over by our car. Basically, if he wants to ride a bike now he must learn without those trusty training wheels. Since he was struggling with the bike, he had been opting to ride his big wheel. We’ve tried a few times so far this spring but he wasn’t into it.
Yesterday afternoon was a turning point for Buddy. Once again, I encouraged him to give it a try. His big sister was out there with us. I got him started. This time his steering was much more controlled and he was peddling fast enough to keep balanced. I suggested that they play follow the leader so that he would keep biking and make the turns as his sister did. Everything just clicked… he got it!
This morning he wanted to show daddy how he can ride his bike. I had both cameras (video and still) in hand. As I’m walking down the driveway to get into position on the street (no worries, we live on a dead end so the street is a perfect place to practice), my little man flies past me on his bike. I kid you not ~ Amazing! He makes it look so easy now. 24 hours ago he kept saying “I can’t ride my bike.” Now, he knows “he can!”
Here are some pics to document another milestone in Caleb’s life!