Thursday, June 30, 2011

We're as ready as you can get, though Henry probably could use a little more elbow room and a little less of a queen size bed hanging around. Hopefully that will change sooner rather than later.

I keep thinking of the great movie "Raising Arizona." We need a "Welcome Home Son" banner somewhere.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We found out today that our son, Henry Allen Turek, will be born on July 7th!!!

He has been breech for at least a couple months and doesn't seem to want to flip over, so we're scheduled for a c-section. We were given the option of doing an "external version" where they grease up the belly and then push the baby into place. However, it only works about half the time, the baby could move back to same position he was in, and it could cause him distress, so we opted for the safe route with a c-section.

Now comes the guessing big will he be (length & weight)??? Any guesses? :o)

Friday, June 17, 2011

We are currently halfway through our 4 session birthing class and it has proven very worthwhile as it is happily taking much of the mystery out of the stages of labor and putting us at ease for the challenges of the big day. However, the birthing videos can be a bit much at times, though desensitizing us to the raw images is probably the whole point.