Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jaycie now 2 days old!

Well, Jaycie is now 2 days old and doing well. We are still in the hospital, but we expect to be getting out tomorrow (Sunday) sometime. We are awaiting a cardiologist to review a heart murmor on Jaycie, but the peditrician is pretty confident that everything is going to be okay with this. Once all that is taken care of, we should be headed home to enjoy some time with Hannah and Jaycie (assuming Gustav doesn't decide to pay us a visit). Anyway, we will keep you all updated over the next few weeks on both this website and on hannah's site at We will soon abandon both of these sites for one site of the girls together...but don't worry, you'll be the first to know! :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Jaycie Ann!

Want to see pictures of Jaycie? Go to Hannah's website at and click on "pictures".

It's a beautiful girl!

A beautiful Jaycie Ann Fort was born at 12:17 Thursday, Aug. 28. She has black hair, dark eyes and looks just like Jennifer. She is 8 lbs, 9 ounces and 20.5" long. Jennifer had to have a C-section and will be at Women's Hospital in Houston until Sunday. She'll post pictures shortly.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jaycie's head in search of pelvis

So we came for a check up with the doctor yesterday at 2. The good news is we found the baby's head was in the down position. The bad news is that the ambyotic fluid was low so the doctor admitted me to the hospital do induce labor at about 11 last night. Twelve hours and an epideral later, Jaycie is still trying to make her way out. (hence the blog title, which is a direct quote from the nurse as I write). The doctors are concerned that I'm not dialating fast enough. If it continues, they will do a C-section in a couple hours.

We'll keep you updated.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2 weeks and 2 days left!!! (Not that we are counting)

So it appears we are rounding third base and headed home!! We are so excited that we can hardly stand it :) Jennifer keeps saying it is like having a present under the Christmas tree and not being able to open it for 9 months (or 10 months really..for those of you who know the truth!!!).

Jennifer went for a checkup a few days ago, and everything seems to be going well. The ob doc is fairly sure that the baby's head is in the down position (as it should be!), but is not 100% sure. She will do an ultrasound next week to confirm this! Jennifer is pretty convinced that the head is down also, as she often feels little feet in her ribs.

Hannah is continuing to make her preparations (in her own way, of course). For example, she has been testing out Jaycie's swing and carseat for safety. She's a great big sister for doing this :) This "testing" involves Hannah crawling into the swing or carseat and getting into full "baby" character (complete with "googoo" sound effects). Last week, Jennifer heard Hannah calling out "Mommy..stuck"..."help me"..."Stuck!". Jennifer went into Jaycie's nursery and found Hannah in Jaycie's infant bathtub. Let's just say, she was wedged in there pretty tight!! :) The final way that Hannah has been making preparations for Jaycie's arrival is by taking care of her stuffed animals and calling them "baby". Everything that is smaller than her is now a "baby", and she loves to rock them and pat them. It's very cute!! On a side note, she still thinks that Jennifer has two more babies (one is each breast).

OK, so we will keep everyone updated as we can. Our goal is to post information on this site as soon as possible after delivery. For those of you who are wanting a call, we have made a pretty extensive phone number list to take with us to the hospital. If you want to make sure you are on that list, just email Jennifer with your number at

So now we just wait...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jennifer and Girls!!

Here is a picture of Jennifer and our two baby girls!! For pictures of the baby shower, go to Hannah's website at .

Friday, August 8, 2008

36 weeks today!!!!!

WOW! It seems like yesterday that we found out we were expecting, and now we are 4 weeks away from the "inevitable" (as Jon puts it). We are so excited about our upcoming arrival, and we have made nearly all of our preparations.

Jennifer went for a checkup a few days ago, and the doc said all looked great. Jaycie's heartrate was an excellent 154, and Jennifer's vitals were great. No dilation yet, but the babies head is down and in place (just like it is supposed to be!).

We have spent our last two Saturdays learning as much as we can about what we are about to face! During part of our classes, we were given a tour of the hospital and labor and delivery area. It was both extremely overwhelming and very exciting at the same time. It was very obvious to both of us that there was no turning back at this point, and that what we were about to go through would be something that we would never forget!

So Hannah has a very small grasp on what is about to happen. She can say "Jaycie" and she knows she is "Her Sister" (though she doesn't understand what a sister is). She likes to pat Jennifer's belly and give it hugs and kisses. On a side note, she also thinks that Jennifer's breasts have babies in them. We have tried to teach her otherwise, but somehow she insists that she is right. Oh well, I guess we can't expect the mind of a two-year old to grasp such a complex biology lesson!

Well, we will continue to keep everyone updated during these final weeks. There are alot of uncertainties right now, but three things we know for sure is....

1. What goes in must come out
2. What comes out will change our lives forever
3. God is in control