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Here we go…..

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Hello Everyone!

We finally have our surgery time.  It will be at 7:30 am, 5/19/07.

But, we need to arrive at the hospital at 5:30 am.  That’s right…5:30 am. Those who know Michael know he is NOT a morning person.  Not that I’m much of one either.  So, right now, I’m thinking this will be the hardest part of our day.  Getting up and to the hospital by 5:30. :)   But as Michael said when I broke the news of the time to him, “It will all be worth it”.

5/15 Dr Visit, D Day and OMG!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

We had our final pre baby Dr visit this morning.  With one last ultrasound.  And guess what?  Baby is still growing some. Todays estimate was at 9.2 lbs.  And my belly measured at 44 weeks.  Which is probably due to extra fluid. 

So, that being said, we are now scheduled for a c section on Saturday. Looks like Stephen’s birthday will be the 19th. Unless he decides to be here before then that is. :) Won’t know the time of the c section until Friday though.

 How am I feeling about it all?  Well….my thoughts are running rampant.  From OMG! I’m having a baby on Saturday to Wow! I’m finally going to meet Stephen, this VERY active little being inside of me.  As well as OMG!  I still have a ton of stuff to do.  My emotions are a little off the charts as well. From elated to terrified.  I imagine these are feelings I will be feeling from time to time as Stephen grows up.  As well as many others.  But I know together with Michael by my side, we’ll all be just fine.

So keep us in your prayers, weigh in on the contest if you  haven’t yet and we’ll keep ya posted.

Friday, May 11th, 2007

The Chad

Holy cow Laura! I had no idea that Stephen was getting so big! At first, I couldn’t figure out why you would automatically schedule a C section. Well, I now see the sliiiiight complication. What have you been eating? GNC Bulk-Up products???

Don’t forget…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Don’t forget to visit “Guess the Birth Weight…” You could win a $50.00 shopping spree from  And in case you have not noticed from my last post and the shower pictures, I’m ENORMOUS.  So I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. :)

Good Luck!

05/09/07 Dr. Visit

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Ok, for all of you who are wondering when I’m finally going to have this baby.


Still not sure. J

We have a tentative C section date on the 19th. Which will put me just over 39 weeks.

My belly is still measuring at 43 weeks.  But not sure if Stephen has grown any bigger than the 8.9 lbs as measured last week.

Next weeks Dr visit will include another ultrasound.  Which will tell us a little more.

Doc says unless I go naturally between now and the 19th, the c section is most likely to happen. And me going naturally anytime soon is pretty slim.  I have had no contractions (not even Braxton Hicks)  and am not dilated in the least.

Good news is, we did another stress test today on the baby and he is doing great. And despite my puffy hands, face and humongous feet, my blood pressure is still low.

We’ll keep you all posted on the next chapter.



BTW - the 19th happens to be Michael’s lucky number.  So we can’t go wrong with that date. :)

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Laura and Savannah (Laura’s niece)


Carlos, Daniel, Laura and Savannah.


The girls from High School. Unlike me, Laura and her best girl friends have stayed friends all these years. Here they are!

 Kim, Diana, Laura, MaryAnne, Rose


Hello world!

Monday, May 7th, 2007

This site is dedicated to Stephen Riley Jansma who has yet to grace the world with his formal presence.  We are all anxiously awaiting his arrival. Feel free to create an account (user id) and then log in often to view the latest details and share your thoughts.

We will post events that occur along the way and share pictures for all to see.

Welcome and ENJOY!

Michael and Laura !