Monday, October 27, 2008

Another one!

Sorry, I am getting these pictures slowly from my moms phone! Oh my, he's a pumpkin for sure!

Aunt Molly-Greyson's first cyber-stalker

Here he is!


Greyson Michael Francy is here and doing great!
Becki is sipping on Gatorade and sounds like she's one proud momma of two!
Isn't he adorable!?!? Sorry for all of the posts, but I had to share this first glimpse that I have had of him!
Aunt Molly

He's here!

This is auntie again!

Greyson Michael Francy was born just a few minutes ago! He's perfect and they say he looks just like his big sissy did!

He is 7 lbs 2 ounces and 19 inches long! That's great for being so early! Everyone is doing great and I will post pictures as soon as someone sends me some!

Thanks for the prayers!

Oh baby!

Well, this is Aunt Molly posting for Becki! You know us, we are obsessed with blogs and we feel it totally necessary to keep everyone up to date!

Becki woke up this morning after a great nights sleep with some more bleeding. It was heavier than in the past so they called Dr. T and made arrangements for Ragon. As they were getting ready she had some contractions and she's pretty sure her water broke! They scooped up Ragon and headed to the hospital to see what was going on. When they got there her contractions were about 3 minutes apart. They have admitted her and Greyson is stable, but they won't "check" her because they don't want to stimulate anything any further. Dr. T wants to take Greyson today!

Please pray that all goes smoothly. Becki sounded very calm and wasn't nervous yet. She said she knew she would be when they rolled her back to the OR.

Thanks for everything! She wanted me to post a picture, but I couldn't get to it...so this one will have to do! These are of my kids feeling Greyson and begging him to come out! Even Sadie is ready to see him! And, yes...I will send/post more pictures when he's here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wild Thing.....


This picture is a perfect reflection of how I feel. Like a Wild Thing. Ultrasound revealed today that the placenta is still attached over the cervix. Looks like I will be having a c-section. Worse things could happen by far. I am a little scared....okay I am a lot scared. I am asking for prayer for my fears....I will know a date next tuesday!

And just so you know. I did not make her hair do this. It was in a pony tail and she pulled it out and then rubbed her head on the bed...this is what happened. What was funnier is that she was so confused as to why David and I were laughing so hard we were crying.....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cheesy Smile....


I stole this picture from my sister. I have been trying to capture it for weeks. This is Ragon's cheesy smile....She will do just about anything for Aunt "Mowwy"...we had a celebration of sweet Sadie's arrival this weekend. Too fun! Not much to update, ultrasound tomorrow.


On a side note, if you have to do steriods during your pregnancy....prepare to look like a sausage.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Updates....

It is so hard to call everyone and give them an update on our progress. Well yesterday (Thursday) I started my 36th week. Whew.....this boy is rough one to carry. Lets just say he is a mover. I went to the doctor Tuesday. No dialation, no effacement, etc. It was good news kind of because I would like my placenta to move, so I don't have to have a c-section. But kind of bad news, as I remember with Ragon....I NEVER made progress, including the 36 hours of labor with her...not until the end. I even went 24 hours without an epidural. I was at Saint Francis. [On a side note: if you want a natural delivery - by natural I mean incredibly painful without drugs - this is the place to go. The nurses are excited to help you, they are sweet. To this day I can remember my favorite nurse, Quincey. I sooo hope she is there to help deliver my son] I digress.

Anyway - our last ultrasound is on Tuesday, the 21st. Hopefully - this one will show no previa at all. I went from a partial previa, to a marginal previa. So hopefully when I go in, there will not be a previa and I will be clear to give birth.....well you know. So pray - I have continued to bleed on the weekends (Don't know what that is about) - so hopefully that is a sign the placenta is moving.

Thanks for all the prayers and calls. Will update you soon!

Also - went with my husband to see Fireproof.....LOVED it...I cried. Don't know if this is a reflection of how good the movie is or how hormonal I am. But I do know people who are not pregnant and they loved it as well. Take time to watch it.....if you are married, you go through tough times...all of us do. This is a picker upper. So click on the link and watch it. Special thanks to Tara Schultheis (sp?) I didn't know of the movie until I saw on her blog. Now my entire family has seen it.....For those of you who budget, Cinemark only charges $5 ea. for the first matinee of the day. Usually tickets are $8.50 ea. - so with the price of sitters, etc. Try to hit the matinee!


video

Monday, October 13, 2008

For Moms Only.....(Or Girls Only)


Well the other day as I was cleaning my house and Ragon was sleeping. It occurred to me. I am having a son. A Boy. This is going to be different. And I mean real different. This kid is coming to town with a Penis. (Sorry - we use the anatomically correct terms in my family) It is what it is. A little panic hit me. I don't know what to do with these. Grew up with all sisters, never lived with a boy until I was married. Men are different, boys are different. Ragon is a tough cookie, but she is still a girly girl. She doesn't like her hands dirty, HATES flies (spiders, bugs, etc). And I am going to have a boy.....a stinky, snake loving, frog picking up, gun slinger, booger pickin' sweet precious boy.....and I have no idea what to do! I am so excited, but don't want to raise a girly boy either. I want him to be stinky, snake loving, frog picking up, gun slinging, booger pickin' boy! I don't want him dressing up as a girl and pushing around Ragon's stroller. So why write the post? I need advice on boys......got any? Please post some boy advice. And for the love of Pete, someone tell me that parts of this come naturally....


Also - attached is the final portrait of our family of three. We had it done a while ago, but I love it. If you have never heard of this girl, her name is Jennifer Edwards. Her photographs are stunning, and she is really a reasonable price. Her website is on the left side of my blog page. But here it is just in case. http://www.jenniferedwardsphotography.com/

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Shoe....Off....Shoe....Off




That is what I heard the other day when I put Ragon's shoes on and then let her hop off the bed. She repeated it and then started to cry. Which she does not do a ton! Anyway - so she sat in my lap and said it yet again.....So I took her shoes off...her little toes were red. Yep - you guessed it. Her shoes were WAY too small. One would think by now, I would have a good grasp on this motherhood thing, but wow...sometimes the small things just sneak by you. She was wearing a size 4....had her measured...she is in a 6.....OOPS!!! She loves her new shoes (I bet!) and is running all over the place now....Go ahead...turn me into DHS...want some other funny ones I missed as a parent?


1. Did you know nipples come in sizes? I sure as heck didn't, until my sweet sister looked at me one day and was like "Hey...she looks like she is working hard to get the formula....what size nipple is that?" I resisted my instinct to make something up, like say 14....and give her a serious look, like I knew what I was talking about.....I then learned that nipples have sizes.....hmmmm...was that on the box somewhere?


2. Did you know those little Gerber bites actually contain real fruit? So after I was giving my six month old strawberry treats....i quickly realized that Strawberries are for AFTER you turn one....again...why make them for 6-12 months???? Come on people!


3. Did you know that if you give your kid a bottle that is too hot they might sweat? Did you also know that sweating is a sign of a congenital heart defect in infants? I know this because after I paid for an echocardiagram....as ordered by our doctor, I asked him...Do you think that the bottles I make are too hot? There was silence on the other end of the phone.....


4. Did you know your kids mimic your moves? I was concerned early on about Ragon because she didn't use her arms. So I called my sister in law, a teacher, and had her come by and observe Ragon and see if she thought it was weird that she played with everything with her feet. She quickly pointed out that David and I were playing with stuff with our feet....so of course, so was Ragon.....we started using our hands....so did she! My favorite, was that we would walk into her room to turn on music and we would push play on the CD player with our toes.....when we started letting her turn the music off and on....I am sure you know what she did!


Attached are pictures from the fair. Needless to say this kid is like her mama. Enjoys the food, but finds everything else, in her words "Yucky!". ON the way to the fair David was quizzing her on the animals we would see. All of the sudden, he says, "and Giraffes"...I looked at him like he just offered her some pot.....Honey - they don't have Giraffes at the fair.....attached you will see.....the Giraffe....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Perspective.....

Lately I have learned a lot about perspective.....I recently was sitting on my computer at home reading my sister's blog. As I read it, I came across a comment from a girl named Kim....Kim had commented innocently on my sister's blog regarding adoption. But had briefly mentioned that she had recently lost a child. I was intrigued so I decided to read her blog. About four hours later, my perspective on my life was forever changed. I am attaching a link to her blog. (http://bevinsfamily.blogspot.com) I know most of my girlfriends and friends from church read this blog and this woman's faith is unbelievable. To make it quick, she has lost two children - Carter and Lucy. Both of these children died shortly after birth. She is refreshingly honest about her struggles, her sadness and anger at the situation. She is also honest about her unconditional love for God and his ability to pull us through the storms that come in our lives.

This week, I was hospitalized for bleeding, Molly's daughter Sadie has been hospitalized for the past few days for a fever that is still undiagnosed, Laura had a brief scare with hearing her baby's heart beat (don't worry - they got it)...but as I sat there, I refused to be sad or frustrated with God. When my back is killing me and I think indigestion is about to eat a hole in my stomach, I refuse to gripe. After all - I am still pregnant. Please take some time, read this blog from Kim - she (and Lucy and Carter) taught me to be thankful for what I have in life. It is SOOOOO easy to take things for granted. If your child wines and it irritates you - remember that you DO HAVE A CHILD. If your pregnancy is making you miserable - remember that YOU WERE ABLE TO CONCEIVE. If your newborn is keeping you up, remember, someone else would love to be wakened by the cry of their child....This woman really moved me and her story changed me.

To Kim - I hope this is okay - but I couldn't leave it unsaid. I wanted to share your gift with some of my friends. And I figured it was on your blog, so I hope again you understand the extent that your children have forever effected my perspective....I struggled with whether or not to post this, as I didn't want to offend you, but then when I logged on your blog today, I saw this poem...and realized....you would want me to continue to mention Lucy and Carter...

Go ahead and mention my child,
The one that died, you know.
Don't worry about hurting me further.
The depth of my pain doesn't show.
Don't worry about making me cry.
I'm already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide.
I'm hurt when you just keep silent,
Pretending she didn't exist.
I'd rather you mention my child,
Knowing that she has been missed.
You asked me how I was doing.
I say "pretty good" or "fine".
But healing is something ongoing
I feel it will take a lifetime.
~ Elizabeth Dent
Please....take some time out of your schedule and read about Lucy and Carter...it may seem sad, but I assure you....you will walk away a better woman. I know I have.