Monday, June 27, 2011

Three weeks and counting...

So the couple is three weeks away and counting! I'm excited beyond belief. I emailed Lisa since I am up to my eyeballs in work with two young sons, a full time career and training for a marathon.

So here is my "virtual" interview with "second-time-round-mom-to-be" Lisa Eileen Parker Kim (what a mouthful!):

Q - How are you feeling Lisa?
A - Good, tired, waddly, swollen feet/ankles/legs, so totally normal!

Q - How are the baby's moves?
A - He is kick, kick, kickin'!

Q - is the baby head down? (not that it matters right? - Lisa is having a c-section)
A - Yes, head down

Q - are you craving anything?
A - Ice cream, and of course I would still kill someone for a piece of cake and a cosmo ;•)

Q - any indigestion?
A - I gave up the dark chocolate therapy and the acid reflux stopped, so I am good now.

Q - is everything on track?
A - So far so good. I go back on Tuesday for another check up.

Q - are you having more BH's. ( Brxon Hicks?)
A - Not right now, these are almost non-existent these days.

Q - how is Henry doing? Will he take any time off from Apple or BIG FUN?
A - Henry is a bit stressed trying to finish up before the 18th. He is taking 12 weeks off from Apple and 6 weeks from BF. LOTS to do, poor guy!

Q - Any final comments?
A - Everything for the hospital is getting set out and ready to put in my suitcase. The nesting instinct is kicking in- yahoo! Clean clean clean.

YAY Lisa & Henry & soon to be big sis, Sheridan! We will keep everyone posted. Stay tuned and feel free to post best wishes on the blog.

Friday, June 17, 2011

T-Minus four weeks and counting....

Welcome to BIG FUN Baby! This is the official blog for Henry & Lisa's bundle of joy which is currently still "cooking" ;-). They have about 4 more weeks to go and as we all know, "anything can happen" so I thought it might be good to send this out to build the excitement.

I called Lisa yesterday on my way home from work and she said that at this stage it's taking longer to do things and that she has a little bit of water retention but nothing too bad at this point. Her visits to Stanford are weekly and consist of stress tests to ensure that her amniotic fluids are normal and that the baby is growing and developing normally. The doctors predict the baby to be about 6 lbs already so she is returning some NB (newborn) clothes that she got from her shower. She has one more shower to go. Boy will Lisa be nice and clean as she goes to the hospital :-)!

We spoke for awhile about how many contractions she is currently having. Hard to tell if they're simply braxton hicks or anything more serious. For those of you who who are men or who haven't been pregnant (which should be one and the same), braxton hicks are "false" contractions but can happen throughout pregnancy. Lisa is reporting to have these false contractions about 2-3x/hour. The doctors told her that if they get up to 4/hour then she must come in to LPCH (Lucille Packard Children's Hospital where she will be delivering). They basically don't want her to go into labor otherwise that will be considered an emergency C-section. She told me that with Sheridan she was in labor for 17 hours and Sheridan's birth WAS an emergency c-section. That's why Sheridan has such a perfectly shaped head - no fair! I think I was pulled out with tongs and to this day I have some divits in my head. Lisa is still active despite having a cold a few weeks ago. She posted that she swam for 10 minutes on facebook and I commented that that was very good as even when I'm in shape I can barely go longer than 30 minutes without getting wiped out!

I'm wondering how my brother will fare in all of this but I figure he's seen both of his sisters go through this so this will be surreal perhaps for him. Anyways, Curt and I are going to be his "press" team so please check back often to hear the latest and greatest with BIG FUN Baby!

I'm BEYOND excited as I know both Henry & Lisa will be great parents and our boys are dying to have a cousin younger than them!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Please feel free to pass this on to folks who know Henry & Lisa.