Thursday, January 31, 2008

Two week checkup

Zachary is TWO WEEKS OLD today! We had several doctor appoinments to go to - first Zachary saw his pediatrician. He is back up to 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces (his birth weight was 8 pounds, 7 ounces but was only 7 pounds 7 ounces when he left the hospital) - 50th percentile. He is 21.25 inches long (not sure how accurate this is as the nurse did it a few times and got different measurements everytime!) - 90th percentile. His head is 37.8cm (was 37cm at birth) - 75th percentile. Next stop was a follow up appointment for Jen - Doctor says everything is healing good! Last stop was the audiologist for Zachary - apparently they never tested his hearing while he was in the hospital....he passed the tests with flying colors!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Zachary Dustin Gray

The past couple of weeks have just gone by way too fast! We were relaxing tonight and realized that our baby Zachary has been home for a week now! We never blogged on our experiences the past couple of weeks - so here is a recap:
On 1-17-2008, Jen was scheduled to have a C-section at 7:30am. This was needed since things were not progressing as her doctor had hoped and with her high blood pressure and the size they estimated the baby to be at they went ahead a week ahead of her due date. Here we are at the hospital, bright and early at 6:30am!

At 7:47am Zachary Dustin Gray was born! He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long - a good size for being a whole week EARLY!

Here is our first family photo! Smile Zachary!

I love my wife, Jen you did such a great job! I love you sooo much.
Once taken out of the operating room, Zach's blood sugar was too low so he was given a bottle immediately. Then his oxygen levels got too low and he turned white - pure oxygen was administered.

Then it was nap time.. He was tuckered out.
About three hours after he was born he was stable enough to go to Jen's room and enjoy time with mommy and daddy.
Zachary is quite the looker with a full head of hair!
Three generations! Grandma Twogood with Jen and little Zachary

Daddy has really enjoyed spending time with Zach..
The first two days Zachary pretty much slept - we had a hard time getting him to eat anything.
The results of his bili ruben test came back high and he was admitted to the nursery for IV fluids and UV lights for two days.  Poor little guy, kinda looks like a glow bug :)

Zach at the day spa.. Soaking in the rays to help reduce his jaundice.

This seems to be more appropriate for the tanning bed don't you think? only 2 days old and already the coolest kid in the nursery.
After just one day under the UV lights, you could tell he was feeling much better - he started eating more regularly too!

We were released to go home after a four day stay in the hospital.
We have had both Dustin and Jen's parents in town since Zachary was born and they have been helping tremendously with everything. Jen is doing great recovering from the C-Section - today is the first day with no pain killer pills!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Baby room is DONE!

We put the finishing touches on the baby's room today! We put the crib together, installed the window valance and drapes that Dustin's Mom made us.. and added the last shelf above the bed...everything is ready for baby Gray now!

Watch Baby Gray and Jen Grow!

As we prepare for the birth of our first born, we thought it would be fun to share some of our ultrasound and pregnancy growth photos.. Both Jen and the baby are look'n good!
Week 18 - our baby's profile. You can see the side of it's head - nose, lips, chin.
Week 20 - Jen is just glowing!!!

Week 20 - Our flexible baby.. Those are it's legs!!

Week 20 - The baby's footprint! Cute!
Week 24 - our baby's profile...seems like he always has his hand by his face every time we see him!

Week 24 - Yep! We're definitely having a boy!

Week 28 - Wussup baby!
Week 32 - Merry Christmas!

Week 36 - You hiding a baby under there?

Week 38 - "Knock Knock.. Who's there.. Baby.. Baby who? Baby who's gonna be here sooner than you think!"

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Setting up the Nursery

About a month ago we started working on the nursery.. We wanted to make this room as special as possible as we welcome the newest addition to our family.
The room has been cleared out and the new panels for the wainscotting are ready to be installed

Panels being installed

The new panels look really good.

Painting like a pro.. look at that attitude!  hah hah!

The quality inspection team has arrived and they have given us the paws up to start painting the panels  :)

After hours of painting, the room looks awesome.

Less than a week from now this room is gonna be welcoming a new family member! Time to start setting up the furniture!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

WOW Nerd!

Dustin has been playing World of Warcraft for a while now, and had the goal to get to level 70 before the baby comes...well, he finally did it! The house projects died down for a bit so Dustin took advantage of the "extra time" he had.....

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

High Blood Pressure

Jen's blood pressure has been creeping up with this pregnancy. We had our 37 week visit today and her blood pressure was 144/96! Our doctor sent us to the hospital for some tests just to make sure everything was okay with Jen and the baby. Two thumbs up! The doctor has ordered Jen to take it easy - Jen is having a hard time with this....she isn't used to just "lying around".

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hello 2008!!!

Last night we welcomed the new year in with our friends the Krotosky's!  We had a lot to toast to with a new baby on the way..
Jen was excited to still be able to squeeze into her jacket. She's only 2 1/2 weeks away from having our first baby!!

It was really cold outside, Kristin stayed warm by lighting our first few fountains  :)

The boys turned up the heat with a little New Years Eve cheer!  Way to go Dustin and Jeff!

Ooooooh!!! Aaaaaah!!!!

Thats right we know how to party!! Now lets go inside! It's freezing out here!