Sunday, March 29, 2009

So Tuesday March 24th we had our doctor's appointment at 4:00. For the past month or so Jessi's blood pressure had be slowly rising. Since they were not getting any better Dr. Placek asked our feelings on possibly inducing labor. Since the last ultrasound showed everything being okay,we said we were fine with that. Dr. Placek left the room to call the hospital. We thought maybe we would be going in on Friday or Next Monday. Little did we know Dr. Placek came back and said we could head over to the hospital right away.
Needless to say we were both speechless and shocked. We were able to go home get our bags together and then we headed back up to the hospital.

At about 7 pm Tuesday night Jessi began the medicine to induce labor. Wednesday morning at 7 am Dr Placek came in to break her water and then the contractions started (picture 1).
As much as she wanted Jessi didn't think she could do to it without medicine so at 11:30 she got an epideral.

Through out the day Jessi became more dialated and effaced, but the little one's head just wasn't moving down.
So after a long day of waiting and anticipating we moved into the C-section operating room at about 6:15.

At 6:48 on March 25, 2009 our very own little Noah Steven Fricke arrived into this world at 9 lbs, 10 oz and 22 inches long.

He is our Sweet Little Angel.
Truely a Blessing From Above

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quick Update

Not too much new news to report. The appointment last Thursday went well. The baby still has a nice strong heartbeat, but really doesn't like to lay still so the nurse can listen. She had to 'scold' him a little, then he kicked her. What can we say, he is he's mother child!!!
The doctor said we are ready to go at anytime. So if you are a praying person, you can help us pray for sometime this weekend or early next week. Mom and Dad are READY!!!
Dad keeps talking to the little one, telling him its time to come out, but he doesn't seem to listen to his father. Wonder where he gets that!! :)
We've been going on walks about everyday and moms been doing some exercise to try and help move things along. Only time will tell.

Next appointment is on Tuesday. Hopefully we will know more by then, or baby will already be here!! Til then, take care everyone and we'll keep you all updated on the latest.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Getting Closer

Thursday, March 12th we had our last appointment. The ultrasound picture shows the baby's head. You can see the face better from farther away, but it shows two eyes, the nose, and the mouth open in a yawn, plus the chubby cheeks. The baby did not want to cooperate and lay still for a good picture, so this is the only one we got.

We were able to see all the organs and that they were all functioning properly. The little stomach was even moving in and out in 'practice breaths.' So we know that the little one knows he is to breathe when he comes out.

We are beginning to dialate and efface, so we are progressing well. Our next appointment is Thursday, March 19th.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Here are some pictures from the Baby Shower last week. I thought it was a GREAT turn out. We can't thank everyone enough for all the gifts we received. We are still in the process of getting everything organized and put away.

Going through all the gifts again, we are getting even more excited for the new one to get here. Then we can actually use all the stuff.

The hospital bag is packed and the car seat is in the car, not the truck. Dad has to clean out and organize his tools before that will happen.

We go to the doctor again this Thursday for another ultrasound to see the size and position of the baby. So we will try to give you another blog Thursday or Friday to see if the little one is going to be as big as everyone claims it will.