Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cooper's nursery!

So, being admitted into the hospital in a week and a half has propelled my hubby and I to get things done for Cooper that most people expecting a baby don't do until much later. Coop's room is nearly perfect with just a few more tweeks to go but I wanted to post a pic so that I can get all of your opinions!

Obviously~ his crib

My sweet hubby painted, choose the ribbon~well, he did everything for the name on the wall!

The big picture!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cooper at 21 weeks~ Cute little man, isn't he?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And, the guilt begins...

I had my second MRI today, whereas the last MRI at 16 weeks was only 40 minutes...this one lasted an hour and a half because of a very wiggly Cooper. I felt so guilty the entire time knowing that the reason he was moving around like crazy is because he was scared of the loud noises on the outside. Ugh, I kept telling myself and hoping that I could convey it to him telepathetically that I had to do the MRI for both of our good. He was moving around so much that we had to do series of pictures where I had to hold my breath for like 30 seconds at a time to get Cooper to move less~ how terrible!

If this MRI shows that my uterine wall is still thick and strong than my stress level will go down...some. Honestly, I can't wait for Sept. 11th to get here so that I can be safely on bedrest at the hospital. This is a little more stressful than I had anticipated...

I just want him here safely so badly...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My baby boy has class :)

My hubby's work did a family night at the High Museum tonight and Atlanta's Symphony Orchestra did a special show for the employees. The first song ASO performed was William Tell's Overture and Cooper immediately started kicking and moving around. I told my hubby to put his hand on my belly and Cooper kicked 3 good times in a row for Daddy. This was Daddy's first time feeling Cooper move~ how great, huh?

We ended a great evening with such a wonderful memory :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

An act of faith~

I put my notice in at work yesterday. I've decided to become a stay-at-home mom when Cooper arrives and comes home. There is nothing wrong with women who work outside of the home and more power to all of those wonderful and loving mommies. I went into panic mode when I learned about my upcoming hysterectomy and knowing that Cooper will be my only (living) biological child has put me into a very protective mode. I want to spend every moment that I can with him, especially since I didn't get to spend any with his sister. Other factors went into this decision: he will be a preemie, and our personal beliefs on vaccinations given to babies too quickly (no hate mail, please, I just believe in spacing the vacinations, just my opinion!) and, the fact that I don't have any family that live in the immediate area that could possibly keep Cooper for us while I work everyday.

My last day of work will be on September 8th...I go into the hospital on September 11th...I pray that I will be in the hospital for 10 weeks so that Cooper won't have to be in the NICU for longer than necessary.

Life will change for us when we become a single income family, but honestly, all that will change is that we will actually have to live on a budget. We are blessed that my hubby has a very stable job and he is very succesful and therefore we are able to make this personal sacrifice for our son. I've been at my job for 7 years, so I'm taking this huge act of faith and planning our lives as if our son will be an everyday part of our lives.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Did he know?

Yesterday was Lily's first birthday in heaven and oddly, it was also the day that I felt Cooper the most often. I could feel him flip and he kicked me several times. Kinda makes me wonder if he was telling me that he's here now and everything is going to be okay.

Or, maybe, I'm just crazy ;) But, I like the theory of him kicking me because he can't give me a hug yet...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Daddy onesie!

My sister did it and found one of the cutest onesies for a boy that I have ever seen~ Go Aimee!