Articles in Category: Nora Updates

01 23 Happy birthday Nora

Happy birthday Nora

The induction was scheduled for 5:00 am on 1/23.  Jaime went to bed at 9:45 PM.  At 12:07am she yelled for me to come quickly.  She had a contraction that woke her when she got up her water broke (big time).  We called the doctor on-call and we got our bag and headed for the hospital.  Jaime was 6cm...

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01 21 1 day to go!

One full day left before the induction!  Friday morning 1/23 starting at 5:00 AM the induction will begin.  It's possible she will come on her own on Thursday 1/22 but it's doubtful.  All the books and articles say the baby will calm

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01 17 Can Jaime feel the baby move?

We often get asked if Jaime can feel the baby move.  Well we get a lot more then just "feeling" the baby move.  The baby is really active as seen by this short video taken on January 16th.  I have no idea how Jaime can sleep though

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01 14 No news is um.... good news?

No changes.  Still waiting for the baby to decide to join us. Jaime and I have been having fun watching the baby move in her belly though.

There is also a quote from the movie "Knocked up" which I keep thinking about.  It's a little girl explaining where she thinks the baby comes from:

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01 02 dilated 4cm

Can we make it until January 19th?  We've been asking that question quite a lot lately.  Jaime's recent doctor appointment showed that she was 4cm dilated.  So labor has started and we're obviously well on our way.  Jaime thinks she may be the strongest woman in the world since these first few centimeters have been virtually

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12 22 Baby Pics 3D

With the big day fast approaching...actually it could be happening any second now, we are really wondering what she'll look like.

Here are the pictures of the 3d ultrasound along with a 5 day old pic of TJ and newborn Jaime for comparison.

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12 09 Professional pregnancy pics

Professional pregnancy pics

Jaime and I had a professional photographer come out and take some shots of her in full pregnancy glowing glory.  We will make the prints available in full size format so you can order prints if you want to.   It was about 35 degrees outside that day so keep in mind Jaime was a trooper by wearing that tank top.  ... and we don't allow Bentley on the bed usually so it was a real fun time getting him to settle down.

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11 13 New Baby Room Pics

New Baby Room Pics

We got some good news on Wed.  Turns out Jaime pre-term labor has halted for now.  She also had a test done and we are 99% sure we won't go into labor in the next two weeks.  Some magic chemical test.

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11 08 Hiccups for November

Hiccups for November

Lots happening in November some good.... some not so good.  The baby has been hiccuping a few nights this month.  I have no idea how Jaime can sleep through that.

Other not so good news

Jaime went into see the doctor because she was having some pain.  Turns out the baby is "engaged" so her head is pressing against the cervix.  The baby's head is deep in Jaime's pelvic bone which is a sign pre-term

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goodentree    /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/   noun

derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child).
When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.