J-5 Rogers Family


Jacoby's First Haircut

Well, we finally did it. We thought we would never get the courage to do it, but it was much needed. Jacoby got his first haircut on Sunday! He looks so handsome! We didn't have Kari (the hair lady) take much off, but you can definitely see a difference. It really makes him look older. Kari was SO sweet - she only charged us $6 for his hair cut. She moved so fast that Jacoby didn't even know what hit him. I love her! He really behaved well for his first time around. We were SO proud of him! Here are some before and after pictures, along with a short video...please excuse the blurriness on some of them, but we all know that the Rogers' need a new camera. A new camera IS on our "must buy" list for 2009, so don't you worry!

Cute little curls! :)

What a cool cape!
WOW - a new man!
Kari & Jacoby after the haircut...
I will put this card in his baby book...once I get around to STARTING it!

Today, I went in for my pre-op appointment at the hospital. It was exciting to say the least. Let me start at the beginning...
The appointment was at 10:45. We got there at 10:30 and they sat me right down to do the paper work. I was happy that things were moving so quickly. Then after I finished, they gave me a pager because the pre-op nurse was not ready for me yet. This was at 10:42. Finally at 11:12, she was ready. We waited a whole 30 minutes for her - not fun! So we get back there and there is tons more paperwork, then vitals, and a blood draw. Nothing has changed since one year ago when Jacoby was born, but I know it's procedure so I just had to do it all over again. They take 6 tubes of blood - one for the state, one for the hospital, one for my thyroid, etc. etc. It really is 6! Oh, and the best part is that since the phlebotomists can NEVER find my veins, they always have to end up using a butterfly (the one used for infant blood draws) and it takes FOREVER! Thank God I'm used to it already and I actually have to tell them where to poke me. Let me back track a bit...
My dear sweet husband has a weird brain. He can't stand the sight of blood, but he can sit through two c-sections and look over the sheet to tell me that he sees my insides with no problems. W-E-I-R-D-O! So they finish drawing my blood, get me bandaged (Why do they insist on putting bandages on you for that? Do they not know how much it hurts to pull those off when you are hairy? UGH!) and the phlebotomist starts to leave. All of a sudden, Jeremy says that he starts to feel weird. I look over at him and he has passed out...COLD! I immediately stand up to hold his head up and tap on his chest. The nurse runs over to get cold wash rags and smelling salts. (ammonia) At this point, I am cursing at him asking him why he has to do this. (Deep down, I'm trying to hide the fact that I'm scared to death!) I continue to hold his head as the nurse rips open packet after packet of the ammonia. At one point, Jeremy snores and that totally freaks me out...BUT, at least I know that he is breathing which is definitely a plus. Seeing your husband turn the same color as the walls in a hospital while his eyes are rolling in the back of his head is not a pleasant sight...ESPECIALLY the day before you are due to have your last child together. After about 2 minutes, (I'm NOT exaggerating - it was a good 2 minutes!) he finally comes to. He wakes up saying, "I feel better - I'm fine." The nurse had called a "code 4" (not sure on that one) and another nurse had shown up. We have Jeremy get up slowly and he sits down on a recliner. He keeps insisting that he's fine, but they won't let him move. They made him sit in the recliner for 15 minutes. He was so clammy, but he finally got his color back. They took his blood pressure and all was fine - thank goodness! Lana, the pre-op nurse, told us later on that in her 15 years of being a pre-op nurse, that this was the first time a patient's HUSBAND had passed out. Way to go Jeremy!!!
This is not the first time Jeremy has done this. He's had an EKG, a blood test for diabetes, a full physical, and they always say that he is just fine. In fact, he had just finished eating some popcorn and about half of a Coke, so it couldn't have been his blood sugar. He also had yogurt and Gatorade for breakfast. This is now the 3rd time this has happened since I've known him, (we met in January of 2001) and I still think that something is not right. Come to find out earlier tonight, his mom said that he used to do this a lot as a child. I didn't talk to her, but Jeremy said that she wanted to tell me that I was lucky that he didn't pee on himself. WHAT - he used to piss on himself when he passed out, and that didn't FREAK you out!?!? So I'm making this funny because I don't want to worry myself the day before my c-section, but really & truly, we will be going to get more tests run sometime next month. I cannot continue to worry about this with him.
So the nurse that got called in for the "code 4" says to us that she didn't think Jeremy should sit in for the c-section tomorrow. Uh lady, this isn't our first rodeo! We tell her that this is baby number three, and she is amazed that he can sit through that. I tell ya - my husband is weird!

Well after all of that excitement, we went to lunch at Logan's Roadhouse and enjoyed a good steak and tons of yummy bread. Jeremy had lobster too. Then I had a brownie with ice cream for dessert. This was courtesy of Amanda & Ameet's Christmas gift to us. :) We always have a steak dinner or lunch the day before our kids our born so we continued the tradition today.
After Logan's, we went to Babies R Us to see about renting a pump. I have tried to breast feed my 2 other children, but lets just say that in my mind, boobs are made for my husband, (was that TMI??) not for my children, and I can never get them to latch on. No further details will be given, but even our first lactation specialist had a hard time trying to help us and she was a 20-year veteran! I always wind up giving them some breast milk for a few days, but that's about it. So this time, we swore that we would pump. Little did we know that a good pump costs $300+! That's a big purchase to not know if it's going to work out for you. Renting a pump costs $80 a month plus an initial $50 for a starter kit! That means that if it DOES work, after 2 months we could have bought our own good pump. What to do, what to do?!?! We still haven't decided, and the baby is arriving tomorrow. We went to the hospital after lunch and they rent them for $75 per month, but they also do a $30 per week thing. So, we may do that for a couple of weeks (literally 2) and then buy one if it's working out for me. This sounds so bad, but at this point, I'd almost prefer to buy formula - it's cheaper! Those "La Leche League" women hate people like me, but I was formula fed, and so were both of my boys and thank the Lord we are all just fine. Anyway, we will continue to discuss our options tomorrow morning...

I was going to do something cute for my blog, but I need to try and sleep, so it will just have to wait. Tomorrow is a big day! We have to get to the hospital at 10:30 for a 12:00 c-section. Jilian may arrive right when they inaugurate Mr. Obama! I can't eat after midnight so I'm about to chow down (it's 11:30) on one last treat before tomorrow. I can't believe I have to go 12+ hours without eating - UGH!!!

Please keep our family in your prayers tomorrow. I'm not nervous, but I am quite anxious. I've done this twice before, but you still get antsy and worried.
I can't wait to hear Jilian cry for the first time! Most of you will get an email with an update & picture after she is born. If you don't, I will blog this weekend. I anticipate getting released on Thursday afternoon.

12 more hours to go...
Have a great week!!!


Blogger Andi said...

Best Wishes for today, Rogers Family! You will definitely be in our prayers! I'll be anxiously awaiting that email! Congratulations! And yes, J4 is a handsome little devil with his new-do. He did SOO Good! Way to go,

January 20, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I cannot wait to see the pictures! I got an email with a cell phone picture that although is fine the day of the birth, I need more!!

PS I formula fed Analisa and nursed Jr. and Layla for 5-6 months each. Both ways are great and all of my kids are healthy as can be. I say go with what feels comfortable to you! Hugs to you, amiga :-)

January 20, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger The York Family Blog said...

YEAH! J5 is born now, and I believe you are home ALREADY! Congrats to the "J" family! Do blog with some pics next time. As far as the breast feeding..I am right there with ya. I too tried, but didn't have success, and truely my whole heart wasn't in it. Do what is best for YOU. Again, congrats!

January 23, 2009 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Rae Carol said...

Ahhh!!! Jillian is here!! hey...send me some pics girlfriend!!Andi did not share. i hear that she is a beauty!!! CONGRATS!!!! No worries on the breast feeding. Never worked out for me either. look at my two amazing kids!! They just have weird twitches, but all is good. LOL.

January 24, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

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