The McBride's

The McBride's

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


If it isn't broke DON'T fix!! I'm sticking by that from now on!! I had my 28 week appt today and got to see the Doctor I had when I was pregnant with Alexis (Dr. Jackson.) I loved him with Alexis but just kept going to this other Doctor... After today I know if you like someone STICK with them!! He is just so sweet!!! First, I said, "I know ultrasoulds aren't for fun but I was wondering..." He cut me off and said, "I can do it next week I'll be in Labor and Delivery. Oh sorry you weren't finished..." To which I replied, "no that's it I would just like some pictures and a quick sex check." He said okay! No problems, no lecture, no crying!

Then I mentioned that I needed a letter to carry the Lovenox shots on the plane with me when I went to AZ so he wrote that on it and told me oh I'm going to add that I would recommend you have a bulkhead aisle seat is that okay? Umm YEAH!! The bulkhead seat has so much room and it's not only great for me but Lexie too!!! WOO HOO!!

We also talked about delivery and it looks like I will be induced this time which I'm a little nervous about. He wants to put me on Heparin (a blood thinner just a little different than Lovenox which is what I'm currently on) about 2 weeks before I deliver and then he wants me to be OFF everything for about 24 hours before I deliver so he wants me to deliver around 38 or 39 weeks... So looks like a February baby after all! :)

We talked about a few other things too and it was actually a pretty quick appointment but I feel so much better and I feel like it wasn't just a wham, bam, thank you ma'am. He actually talked to me about everything and it's just such a relief! I did decided to not mention the other doctors name although I said I wasn't happy with him. Doctor Jackson didn't ask his name but he is the head of OB so if he really wants to know he can find out or he may have already known. I just didn't want it to be a big drama thing...

That's about it Alexis and I are so excited for AZ!! We talk about seeing daddy at Christmas time in Arizona and going on the plane and seeing all her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents! We leave in 9 days!!! YAY!!!!!

Oh I talked to Travis the day after Thanksgiving and he said things are great and he isn't really having a hard time at all. Although he did say this next cycle (the one he's in now) is the hardest one out of the 3. He said basically they just sleep deprive you, food deprive you and make you do a lot of road marches and Land Navigation... He said they get about 2-3 hours of sleep a night and they get 2 MRE's a day which is actually a lot of calories (1 MRE has around 1200-1500 calories in it!) He just said it's WHEN they give it to them. They get one right before they go to sleep so the scarf it down so they can hurry to go to sleep and the other one they get right when they wake up 3 hours later!! So all during the time they're working the hardest they get nothing!! He said he had already lost about 10 pounds (in less than 3 weeks!) Crazy what boys think is fun!! :)

I can't wait to see all you AZ people soon!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! I just wanted to post a couple things since it's Thanksgiving!! I am so Thankful for the life I have!! I am so thankful for Travis and all he does for us and for our country! I'm thankful for Alexis and the absolute JOY she has brought to our lives and I'm thankful for this pregnancy and a new baby on the way!! What a lucky, blessed girl I am, and what a wonderful family I have!!!

Travis is still in Ranger school and I haven't heard from him in almost 3 weeks but I guess no news is good news right now! At least I know he passed the first week which is what he was most worried about but I knew he could do it!!! Hopefully I'll hear from him soon!!!

Alexis and I had a great Thanksgiving over at our GREAT friends The Holtgrewe's! We are so thankful to have them as our family when all the rest of our family is so far from us including Travis!! I'm going to try to figure out, at some point, how to post pictures b/c her and Anya had matching dresses and they were just too cute!!!! I hope everyone is also having a wonderful Thanksgiving and we really can't wait to see those of you in Arizona in TWO WEEKS!!!!