Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Breandan Meeting BIG BROTHER Aedhan, GrandNan and Grandpa Tom

Aedhan and Breandan
Aedhan with his Devilish Grin

Roscoe Family

After getting settled in my room, we called GrandNan and Grandpa Tom to bring Aedhan up to meet his new brother, GrandNan and Grandpa Tom.

I also was craving a hamburger from Wendy's. Don't ask me, it sounded better than over priced hospital food.

(Pictures Taken 2-28-2007)

Thursday, April 10, 2008


After being told that I needed to be induced by Dr. Goulding, she set up the induction for February 28th.

We showed up to the hospital at 7:30 AM. I was anxious and nervous at the same time. No one would give me an explanation about why "Cashew" needed to be born now.

While we were waiting for Dr. Reedy to come and start the induction, Debra, the nurse, started monitoring "Cashew" and I. They needed a baseline on "Cashew" and any contractions. I was allowed to order breakfast while we waited.

Once Dr. Reedy arrived and we got to talk. He gave me two choices. Plan A was to wait until Thursday(March 1st) to have a consult with Dr. Kazzi explaining why he wanted me to be induced. Plan B was to start pitocin, get contractions more regular and then, break my water and deliver "Cashew."We decide on Plan B.

After 3 hours of labor and no epideral, Breandan Tellson Alonzo Roscoe was
born at 2:28 PM. He weighed 9 lbs. 13oz and was 21 inches long. The only problem was that Breandan was Hypoglycemic, so his blood had to be drawn for 2 days. Besides being breast feed, he had to also have formula.

(Pictures taken 2-28-2007)

Another Scare for "Cashew"

In December 2006, my Grandma Reed was diagnosed with DVT. Her Doctor wanted her children and grandchildren to be tested because it could be inherited.

I got a call from the nurse at my OB/GYN office. I was told that 2 of the results(Anti-Thrombin III and Protein S) came back abnormal. I was told not to go online to research the problem. I was told to stay calm and do what she told me. They were worried about developing a clot in me or the baby. First, I was to start taking 81mg aspirin daily. Secondly, a doctor appt. with Dr. Kazzi at Crittenton Hospital was being set up for me on the 22nd of February. He was the specialist who saw me in January. He doesn't have a good bedside manner and doesn't like to give any explanations. I hoped I would never to see him again. Thirdly, I would have to have a Non-Stress Test 2 times a week until I delivered. Finally, a Biophysical Scan(UltraSound) once a week until I delivered.

I had to be at the hospital half an hour before my appointment. First, I had the ultra sound. The technician thought the baby would be about 7lbs. 1oz. She couldn't get an accurate measurement of his head because his head was so far down in my pelvis. Secondly, I had the NSF test. As far as I knew, it was OK. Finally, my doctor's appt. with Dr. Kazzi(Prompt As Always!!). My Antithrombin III was 75 (Normal Range was 78-130) and my Protein S was 47 (Normal Range 70-128). NO Explanation for the cause, probably because of the pregnancy. The test should be run 6 weeks after the baby is born. He told me to continue aspirin and at my next OB/GYN appt. have them check my cervix. He stated that everything was OK.
As I was leaving, I over heard him stating to his Assistant that I needed to be induced ASAP and to call Dr. Greene's Office.

More ultrasound pictures from that day.

Aedhan Our Funny Man

Aedhan Taking Pictures Aedhan Wearing His St. Patrick's Day Beads.

(Pictures taken 2-22-07)

Aedhan - The Little Man of Many Hats

Safari Hat And Aussie Hat
( Pictures Taken 2-20-07)

Happy Anniversary GrandNan & Grandpa Tom!!


Pig-Nose Aedhan
(Pictures taken 2-14-07)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Close Call For Cashew

We had a little bit of a scare on Jan 20th. I had some spotting, so we went to Crittenden Hospital(right across the street from our Apartment) which is only a Level 2 for Neonatology. They were concerned because I was dilated to 4 cm already and they said I was having contractions(which I didn't feel) at 32 weeks. They gave me steriods to help with lung development and magnesium sulfate to stop the contractions. Then, I got transferred to St. Joseph Mercy which is a Level 3 for Neonatology. We came home on Jan 24th.

Ultra Sound From the Hospital

Meeting the Tigers

With living in Chicago, we could have our Northside affilation to the Cubs, and we could root for the Detroit Tigers, instead of the White Soxs. We found out the the Detroit Tigers Caravan was going to be at Oakland University. We decided to take Aedhan to see the Tigers. We waited in line to receive a free World Series Towel.
Aedhan tuckered out

Aedhan's Favorite Player is Magglio Ordonez

(Pictures taken January 17,2007)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Settling In

Even though Paul and I were exhausted, we had to keep going. We had to get as much of the apartment set up before he left to fly back for the FedEx Kinko's Regional Leadership Conference in Chicago on the 8th of January. We made sure Aedhan's Room was set up and our bedroom. The 6th was our first night staying at the apartment. We enjoyed a Chinese dinner and relaxing a little bit.
Aedhan and Mommie Enjoying Dinner

(Picture Taken 1-6-07)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thank You For the Help in Michigan!!

As we were beginning our new chapter in our life, I was very worried that we wouldn't have enough help in Michigan. Since Larry, our old landlord, forced us to move before the 5th of January (He had supposedly gone and rented the apartment to someone by the first), we tried to get help from our friends and family. Most were going back to work after their time off for the Holidays. We were also concerned because I was 7 months pregnant and couldn't lift much of anything. I felt helpless.

Luckily, we have great family. We'd like to thank our families who always come to our rescue in a pinch: Si (Paul's brother) who came after working and busted his butt,so he could get back to his kids and help them with their homework; Ruth (Paul's Mom, aka Grandma Fish); Jim (Paul's Step-Father, aka Pipi), who was awaiting back surgery, and kept surreptitiously lifting "small things"; our Step-Nephew A.J. (the healthiest lifter of the bunch) who helped unpack well into the evening; Lisa's Father, Tom, who assisted through his pre-hip replacement pain; and Lisa's Mother, Nancy, who baby sat Aedhan (we, of course, had to twist her arm on that one) and who made a huge pot of yummy chili to fill the stomachs of all of the hard workers.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thank You - We'll Miss Chicago!!

It's funny how long it has taken me to get back to working on the blog. I've got to try to get everyone caught up on what has been going on with the Roscoe Family in 2007. I have my work cut out for me.

The first thing we need to do is to thank every one who helped us pack the truck in Chicago. They took time out of their busy schedules on New Years Eve. Lee Scruggs, who took time from helping his mother. Jeffery Dunn, who took time out from spending it with his family and doing his FTM(Field Training Manager) duties. Finally, Andre Lucero, who flew back from overseas, slept a little bit and then, helped til he had a Vatican obligation at the Chicago Dioceses. He even came back New Years Day to help us finish up.

We'd also like to thank our next door neighbors Laura and David. Laura came over and helped me clean the kitchen and pack. They also offered us a place to sleep since we finished so late New Years Day and were exhausted.

It was very hard to leave Chicago. It had been Paul's home for almost ten years and mine for the last three years. It is where Paul and I had built our life together and started our family. We'll always have the memories, but our hearts will always ache for the "Windy City."

Friday, May 18, 2007

A Day of Rest After Christmas Day

It was nice to just relax before we had to return to the chaos in Chicago. The reality was hitting us. We were moving soon. A new chapter that would be starting for our family.
Cuddle Time with Daddie

Cuddle Time With Mommie and Rally Monkey

Aedhan playing with his new cars from Great Grandma Reed.

Pictures taken 12-26-06

This is the last entry for 2006. It only took me 'til May 18th to get the blog site caught up. Now, I get to work on the New Beginnings we started for the Roscoe Family in Michigan. The next chapters of our lives.

CHRISTMAS Visit to Great Grandma Reed

We went to visit my Grandma Reed, who was in the hospital. She had gotten Aedhan a gift of cars that he loves.
Picture Taken 12-25-06

CHRISTMAS at Great Grandma and Grandpa Beckman's

It was a hard Christmas for my Grandma Beckman. It had only been a couple of months since my Uncle Steve had passed away. Aedhan wanted to help everyone open their presents. It was nice to see Grandma laugh as she watched Aedhan.
Aedhan opening another present from Great Grandma & Grandpa. Aedhan loves to spend time with his cousin Amy.
Aedhan playing with his new Train Puzzle. Amy was showing him how it made noise when you put the last piece into place.

Aedhan reading an Important Note

Aedhan tuckered out after all of the excitement from the day.
Pictures Taken 12-25-06