Saturday, December 8, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Joneses!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Nolan's First Baths

I will admit that I am not up to being a creative writer at this point in my blogging life. I figure that most of you just want pictures of Nolan, not some long narrative about our lives right now. Maybe someday my brain will be full-functioning again and I will have more creative words to share. Nolan saw the doctor yesterday and is doing wonderfully. He is not up to his birth weight yet, but hopefully he soon will be. I also had a doctor appointment and I am healing beautifully.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nolan's first walk

Grandma is here helping us out, cleaning the house, cooking, and most importantly, letting us get extra sleep! Tuesday, we took Nolan for his first walk in the woods. It was gorgeous outside, but I don't think Nolan was able to fully appreciate the surroundings. He did enjoy a great nap at least!

Welcome Nolan Edison Jones

On Thanksgiving morning at 1:49 am. we welcomed our little man, Nolan Edison Jones, into the world. He was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20.5 inches long. We ended up having an emergency c-section because his cord was wrapped around his neck twice, and the poor little guy couldn't handle the contractions. Both mom and baby are doing amazingly well and Nolan is very healthy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Baby Update!

Last week my blood pressure went higher than ever before. I was feeling really weird, so we went in and sure enough, the doctor put me on modified bed rest! Luckily, it is more relaxed than full bed rest, but still, NO FUN! We went back in on Monday to see if we needed to be induced, but the rest had brought my pressure under control. The funny part about the appointment was that the doctor whom we met with delivered Ted. He is the director of the OB department for St. Louis University, so we are in good hands. He told me that the baby is going to be larger than average, which is what I have been both dreading and expecting. Even though I was only 7.5 lbs., Ted was 9.5. On both his mom and dad's side, back 2 generations, every mom gave birth to a 9-10 pound baby. Whew! The doctor also told us we would be delivering before our due date. Sounds great, but 24 years ago he told Ted's mom the same thing; "I won't be seeing you at your next appointment!" for 3 weeks. She finally had to be induced 2 weeks past her due date. You can't believe everything the doctors tell you. Send us all your labor thoughts! Our due date is 2 weeks from today, and we are ready!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Our little guy "wore" his first costume today. What do you think?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Family Update

Seeing that I sent out our blog address, maybe I should put a little more info about our family on it! We are currently living in St. Louis, MO. Although I am a northern girl through and through, I can't complain about 9 months of the weather here. When it is not 100 degrees with 100% humidity (basically all summer long!) it is a pretty great place to live. Of course, the landscape is not quite what it was in Alaska... : ) Ted is currently a junior at St. Louis University and he is studying Public Policy. He also has a position with a corporate real estate company, The Desco Group. He was recently given a wonderful promotion to full-time employment, just in time for me to be starting maternity leave. What a blessing! Speaking of maternity leave, we are counting the days until our little guy joins us. Our due date is November 28, but with the way he kicks and jabs me, I think he is getting pretty cramped and I am feeling like he is ready to come out. I am currently teaching 6th grade at The Wilson School, an independent school with 3 year-olds through 6th grade. I will be taking 4 months off for maternity leave before finishing up the school year in April and May. Well, that's all for now, but check back soon for some more updates!

New Blog!

Hey everyone! We just started up our new blog. Seeing how busy we are preparing for the big changes coming, we can't guarantee speedy posting. Be on the lookout for pictures and more coming soon!