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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Saturday, January 22

Stop snoring already

I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy! It will take me a couple steps to get the reason, but bare with me. Jim has been having facial pain for, well, it seems like months, but probably for several weeks. He finally went in to get checked out and they had him get a CT scan. The results came back that he has two cysts in his sinus cavity, and while they weren't sure, thought that could be causing his pain. So they then referred him to an ENT specialist for further care, which he went to yesterday. Getting to my exciting news (no, I'm not happy all of this has happened...I'm not sadistic, people!). Jim went to the ENT yesterday and they did a thorough exam and told him lots of stuff and ultimately did two things: 1. gave him oral and spray medications to hopefully reduce and/or eliminate the cysts without the need for surgery (yay!). 2. But more importantly, TOLD HIM HE HAS TO GO TO A SLEEP STUDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My prayers have been answered. For all you none believers out there, have faith because God DOES hear and answer your prayers, even if you have to wait YEARS for that to happen. I can't wait. He can't go in for the sleep study until he has finished these medications, which will be the middle of Feb, I think. I can hold off until then, I think. Yay :)

I've been feeling great the last two days. Limited number and intensity of contractions and I seem to have more energy (also the fact that we've gotten to 36 weeks might have alleviated some stress!). Although, I must be doing more than I'm used to because my feet swelled up last night, which hasn't happened in a couple weeks. Oh, well. All part of the blessed joy of being pregnant (along with the heartburn that just won't go away!). Based on how I've been feeling, I wouldn't be surprised if we go full term and maybe even to our due date! Crazy how these things work.

Jim took my 36 week preggo belly picture last night:
Upon viewing the pictures said, "Wow, that thing doesn't even look real!" Ha, I must be getting pretty big. The funny thing is, I don't FEEL that big and am shocked when I see pictures of my belly. I guess that is a good thing rather than feeling huge all the time. Finn has swimming this morning, which I'm going to, but not going in the pool (nobody wants to see this in a swim suit!). I haven't heard a plan, but I'm hoping uncle John comes over afterward! Hope he doesn't mind a "honey do" list from me ;) Of course, the list is for Jim, but we all know John will "help" to finish it.

One comment about the weather. I'm not really one to complain about the weather. I mean, we CHOSE to live here, so I don't really understand people who complain when it is hot and humid in the summer and frigid and snowy  in the winter. I mean, it IS Minnesota, what do you expect?!?! My comment is simply this: it is a little ridiculous, however, when the HIGH yesterday was 0 degrees and the current wind chill is -13. I mean, come on! We do have a "warm up" next week where the highs are supposed to be 20. I guess we have that going for us...which is nice ;)

Oh, and Jim and I started a game of Trivial Pursuit last night, which we had to put on hold to watch Criminal Minds (if you haven't seen it; SO GOOD!) and you'll never guess who's winning. I'm not one to brag, so you can figure it out on your own ;) Hee, hee.


Rebecca said...

Haha, this reminds me of John. When we first started dating 5 years ago, I FORCED him into going to a sleep study because his snoring was so ridiculous, I could never sleep. I had to make the appointment for him and remind him like 4 times to take off for work. Well, sure enough he needed a cpap. He hated wearing it for the first 6 months, be warned. Finally, I got him to go back and get a different style of mask (they have many, so make sure he asks) and now he puts it on (almost) every night without me having to ask!! I can't sleep in the same room with him if he doesn't wear it, it's horrible! Both of you will sleep so much better (assuming he needs one!) :)

and YAY 36 weeks!! :)

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