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)