Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunny Side Up

This week at our baby-check we learned that Miss Baby Farmer is "sunny side up" or "occiput posterior." This means that she is hanging out with her head down, but she is facing towards my belly button.
Most babies by 36 weeks have turned "occiput anterior" meaning that the head is down and facing towards the mama's back. OA is the ideal position for birth as it positions the baby so that the wider part of the head is toward the wider part of mama's pelvis. It is also ideal in that the back of the baby's head isn't pressing on mama's spine during labor.
So, in an effort to get Fiona to turn OA, my midwives have given me a list of things to try. These include working on my hands and knees and sitting in straight backed tilting backward! I must say - since bucket seats are off limits I've been driving with my seat back straight up. Anyone else ever tried this? Not only do I look incredibly silly to the other drivers, but its really hard to drive that way! Seriously, you should try it for just a mile or two...but be careful!!!
Anyhow - we'll go for our next check in 2 weeks - hopefully she'll have turned and dropped by then (38 weeks) and we'll be getting ready for her arrival.
Speaking of getting ready for Fiona --- check back soon as her nursery is almost done!!! I'll be posting pictures this week. Its so cute!!!
Hope all is well for everyone! We love ya, Will and Jennifer

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Jennifer Farmer RN, BSN

Its official!

NCLEX-RN: The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
Grade: PASS

I am officially Jennifer Farmer RN, BSN

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Don't take this the wrong way, because I'm not bragging- but I really feel like if I had been given the opportunity to take the NCLEX before beginning nursing school I probably would have made the same score as today...after 2 years of intense schooling.

In other words - no amount of studying, preparation, and pouring over my notes would have helped on this test. If any one of you can tell me what "Panniculitis" is without googling it I swear....

Anywho - technically I can have my potential nursing license preemptively rejected for talking about the NCLEX so I'll just say this - I better have passed or I'm going to have a fit.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ahh, life.

Hey Everyone!!!

Hope all is well with you - we're just chillin at home, working hard, still unpacking, and waiting for baby Farmer to get here....and no thats not a watermelon under there...

We FINALLY got internet yesterday night (yippee!!!) so now we can write to you as often as we want.

Some updates on life -
Jennifer is taking her nursing boards tomorrow (Tuesday 6/17...and I'm totally procrastinating studying right now by doing this instead). I am really not looking forward to the test, and feel slightly unprepared...but such is life. So what am I doing instead? Eating a piece of peanut-butter pie and a glass of milk - YUM.

New house/yard-guest: a new black lab doggy showed up in our backyard unexpectedly Saturday morning....anyone, anyone??? He's really cute but our dogs are completely overwhelmed and the black dog needs to go. If you want him let me know ASAP or he's going to the pound.

In the mean time, its been really hot and so we treated our pups to a new kiddy pool in the backyard - here is Foscoe just loving it. He even blows bubbles - its really cute.

Will has been working his booty off in the house/shed & massive garden...he has a co-op going with Hugh - I think we're up to 80 tomato plants, and several each of peppers, watermelons, cucumbers, squash, etc. So in August when its harvest time we'll be opening up "The Farmer's Market" (haha - get it, Farmer...yeah ok). These are some of our first tomatoes and a look down the rows at whats to come.
Well, I guess I should go study. I'll post pics tonight. Love & hugs, Jennifer

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Hi folks!

It sure has been a stressful and crazy last 2 weeks. However, we have learned how much ya'll love us and God works miracles all in his own time.

Long story short - we are the new residents at 9900 Kennebec Church Road, Angier NC 27501.

Our internet will be turned on this weekend (I'm at a cafe right now) - so I'll post pictures and our story then.

Hope you are having a wonderful week, and that you are blessed beyond measure.

Peace & Love, Jennifer