Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well I am home from the hospital and thankfully they were able to stop the preterm labor. I went in on Tuesday after having some small contractions and dilated to two. The doctor sent us to the hospital to start the 48 hours of IV drip magnesium sulfate and steroids to help the baby develop faster, just in case. Gideon is okay, though he wouldn't stay still for the heart monitor the first night, the nurses averaged rushing in every 10 minutes thinking his heart rate had dropped when in fact he had just moved positions, again.

They released me on Friday and I cannot tell you how happy I am to be home. I am now on procardia every 4-6 hours for the next two weeks, just to give the little guy a little bit more time inside.

My sister surprised me and came into town to check on me. Tabitha and Mom were so great they came and cleaned my whole house and got everything ready for our little one's arrival. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to have everything done. Josh managed to even charm the nieces and was able to "practice" calming Tayla. He was a sure win with Tianna all he had to do was put in Chicken Little and her response was "Josh you are my hero."
So we are waiting patiently and as hard as it is to stare at the walls, knowing our little one will be soon, makes it worth while.

Here are some of the hospital & home pictures.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stopping labor

So, we're here in the hospital today, because Tammy started having some small contractions and was a little bit dilated. The doctor sent us here so Tammy could get 48 hours of IV drip magnesium sulfate to prevent labor, and some steriods to help the baby develop faster, just in case. Gideon is okay, though he won't stay still for the heart monitor thing they strapped on Tammy's stomach. Guess it's clear whose son he is :) Anyway, we're okay, just sitting around being bored and listening to the machines beep and click. -Josh & Tammy

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Arrival

My little brother and his wife welcomed their first little one into the world on Tuesday, Chloe Morgan Diekmann. She is perfect in every way. Yes, it is making us very anxious for our little one to arrive. The countdown is about 5 weeks. The nervousness and excitement have both set in....

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Baby Shower!!!

The babyshower was Saturday and we just finished putting stuff away today and the gifts are still arriving. I told Josh we are going to have one loved little guy. It's funny, I have been to so many baby showers the past ten years, but it's a little surreal when its yours. Thank you everyone for your wonderful gifts, I can say without a doubt we feel very blessed with friends like all of you.

Love, Josh, Tammy & Baby 2 B

P.S. Check out our gallery of baby shower pics!

Gorgeous cake made by Amanda!!