Happy 14th Birthday my little Ne-Ne!! No matter how old you get, you will always be my little baby!! I love you!! ♥
My original due date for Nicole was March 2, 1997. I was hopeful that this pregnancy was going to be easier then Alec & Courtney’s, but at 10 weeks along, I was place on bed rest. I kept measuring a week larger then the due date, which prompted several ultrasounds to make sure everything was alright. On February 18, 1997 I went into the hospital with severe back labor, which is when I found out Nicole was not in the correct position. When I went into the hospital I was dilated to a 5 and 50% effaced, so I had to walk for an hour which only made my dilation a 6 and 75% effaced. To help the dilation move along faster, the doctor on call shoved his fist up in me. This my friends, hurt like a bitch, but it did move things along much faster. Once they broke my water and hard labor started, I was not allowed any pain meds yet again. Nicole was born in 2 1/2 hours at 4:49 am. The doctor almost dropped her because she came out so fast with only 1 1/2 pushes. She is my last labor of love for eternity!! ♥
Happy 15th Birthday to my beautiful Courtney Lyn Westbrook!! I love you!! ♥
Courtney you are my little Pooh bear!! ♥
At 13 weeks of pregnancy I was put on bed rest and at 19 weeks she had dropped down…we were so scared she was going to come way too early. When I was 21 weeks along I started to have contractions, so they put me on Breathaline to stop the contractions. At 28 weeks, I had developed ‘preeclampsia’ and was now going in for non-stress tests weekly. At 33 weeks, I was dilated to a 2, thinning, and having contractions. Courtney’s due date was February 3rd, 1996.
On February 4th my contractions were 7 minutes apart until 12:30am on February 5th. That is when we left for the hospital. Once I got to the hospital I was dilated to an 8 and 100% effaced. They had to call the doctor before they could brake my water. Once they broke my water Courtney was born 20 minutes later at 2:38am. As with Alec’s labor, I could not have any pain meds, which again, I felt everything. This is when I realized that natural contractions vs. induced contractions are so much easier, less intense and a lot less painful. Another labor of LOVE for eternity!! ♥
A big congratulations goes out to our Genoa 7th grade Lady Jags volleyball team. They went 11-2 in our middle school volleyball district, only to lose to Olentangy Liberty middle school and Walnut Springs middle school. They won their spot to play for area champs against Big Walnut middle school. It was toe to toe with Big Walnut taking home the championship title as Genoa took 2nd place. The girls did an excellent job!! I am very proud of them!!
The morning hustle and bustle has started in our home. With Bruce and the kids getting themselves ready to face school and work, I look forward to starting my water aerobics on September 8th. Where did this summer go?
Nicole made the 7th grade volleyball team for Genoa middle school. She is one of the managers, which means she practices with the team everyday but does not play in the games. As long as she continues to practice and improves her serving she will make the 8th grade volleyball team next year. We are proud of her, this is the first sport she has tried out for.