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Old 04-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Talking A baby, a house, and going to see the mouse! 12/10

Hey everyone! Welcome to our pre-trip report for our January 2014 trip to WDW. 2013 is going to be a year off from Disney, but we have so much going on I have a feeling weíll be in WDW before we know it. On top of expecting a baby and planning our first family vacation, DH and I will be buying our first house this year!

About us:

This is Jonah:



Jonah will be our first child. Heís coming TOMORROW. Thatís right, I have 7 hours to kill before checking into labor and delivery, so I am going to kill time by hanging out on the Disboards. I am on bed rest so I canít do much to pass the time, and DH is running around like a crazy fellow trying to get everything ready.

I was seeing a specialist and they have allowed us to have a few peaks of our little one with the 3D/4D ultrasound equipment. I think he has my nose and DHís cheeks. Let me tell you, I have had the worst heartburn since the second trimester. The old wives tale is that heartburn means a hairy baby, and this kid already has a bunch. We could see his hair floating around in there during our last ultrasound!

I hope Jonah likes The Lion King for DH and I went a little crazy with all of the Lion King Baby gear available. Weíre also moving a few months after his arrival so weíre not going too crazy with the nursery decorating until weíre in our new house. But this is what we have done so far:





DH single handedly put together the nursery, and it was a last minute surprise. I havenít been able to nest so heís been doing it for me, bless him.
I will also have to post all of the Disney outfits we have for him. Weíre absolute suckers for anything Disney Baby at this point. DH jokes that our little guy has so many Disney outfits heís going to think heís Mickey Mouse.

This is DH and me.



DH is a little old man stuck in the body of a 27 year old. We will have been married for about two years by the time our little guy arrives. He was introduced to WDW during our honeymoon in 2011, and has loved it since. Anytime I bring up the idea of a trip, heís in! He canít wait to see Jonah experience WDW for the first time. DH also canít wait to get back to the Germany Pavilion in Epcot to have a Pretzel und bier.

Me Ė Ashley
Iím 29. I am a bit older than DH, but like I said, heís an old soul. My first trip to WDW was in Ď92, and much later in 2010 my mom asked me if I would consider going with her again. I am so glad I did! I absolutely fell in love with WDW all over again! I am so excited to start making Disney memories with Jonah. This will be our first trip to experience the New Fantasyland, which I canít wait to see.

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As of today our plan is to spend 7 nights in a king room at POR towards the end of January. This is the only moderate we havenít experienced so we wanted to give it a try. DH is insistent on having the dining plan. He loves to have everything taken care of before we arrive. I have a budget I must stick to for our trip considering most of our money is going towards our down payment and putting finishing touches on our new house. Oh and having a baby has been a bit expensive. I am crossing my fingers for a decent code! Maybe Disney will notice we took a year off and try to entice us to come back with a discount.

Well lovely DISers wish me and DH luck! I hope youíll follow along as we bring home baby, go house hunting, and plan our first family trip!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Jonah's Arrival
Our Trip Must Do List
Initial ADR Plans
Baby Growth Chart and Resort Choice

Our Painting Snafu
New Dates and Resort
Split Stay!
Official ADRs
Day 1
Resort Discount and Weight Loss Goal

Day 2 Plans
Day 3 Plans
Day 4 Plans
First Halloween
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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As the mom of 5 and the grandma of one (in 19 day it will be grandma of 2!) I can tell you...there is nothing better than sharing Disney with your little ones!



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Awwww - how exciting! Congratulations!!! Looking forward to hearing lots more about the new baby and the trip! Welcome to Jonah!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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Hi Ashley! I am here!!!

I cannot WAIT to meet Jonah... He is adorable already.

I will be thinking of you today... It is the beginning of so many wonderful things in your life - I am so excited for you and DH.

I look forward to following along as you buy your first house and plan your first trip with little Jonah!

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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Joining in and congrats. Hoping you have a smooth delivery and recovery.
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I am subscribing as well! Congratulations !! Can't wait to see Disney baby pictures <3. Sounds like your taking Jonah @ a nice age- during the first few years when they are young everything is so real and magical. *so special*
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Joining in from D~'s ptr. I'm thinking this might be the last entry you'll be able to do for quite a while. You'll sorta kinda be busy with other things.

Love that your DH fell in love with Disney on your first trip together. That makes it so easy to plan trips when you both are on the same page. I know your first trip with Jonah will be awesome. I think you'll enjoy POR too.

Hope the delivery went well and you're getting some rest. And congratulations!!! (the nursery is darling!)
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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As the mom of 5 and the grandma of one (in 19 day it will be grandma of 2!) I can tell you...there is nothing better than sharing Disney with your little ones!



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Thanks for joining in! Congratulations on your expected arrival!

I'm hoping my mom might join us for a few days so she can experience WDW with Jonah as well. I can't imagine how different and special this trip will be for our family.
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Awwww - how exciting! Congratulations!!! Looking forward to hearing lots more about the new baby and the trip! Welcome to Jonah!
Thank you so much. I'm sure once I catch up on my sleep I will post lots of updates on the baby.

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Hi Ashley! I am here!!!

I cannot WAIT to meet Jonah... He is adorable already.

I will be thinking of you today... It is the beginning of so many wonderful things in your life - I am so excited for you and DH.

I look forward to following along as you buy your first house and plan your first trip with little Jonah!

(((Hugs)))

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D~! Thank you so much for following along. We have been using our adorable Lion King bag. It works perfectly for his little clothes and diapers.

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Joining in and congrats. Hoping you have a smooth delivery and recovery.
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I am subscribing as well! Congratulations !! Can't wait to see Disney baby pictures <3. Sounds like your taking Jonah @ a nice age- during the first few years when they are young everything is so real and magical. *so special*
Thank you for subscribing. We hope it will be a good age to take him. He's only 11 days now, but he seems like such an easy going little guy.

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Joining in from D~'s ptr. I'm thinking this might be the last entry you'll be able to do for quite a while. You'll sorta kinda be busy with other things.

Love that your DH fell in love with Disney on your first trip together. That makes it so easy to plan trips when you both are on the same page. I know your first trip with Jonah will be awesome. I think you'll enjoy POR too.

Hope the delivery went well and you're getting some rest. And congratulations!!! (the nursery is darling!)
I kind of chuckle reading your response again. Before the baby came I thought I would at least make a weekly update That was definitely wishful thinking! He definitely is keeping me busy with feedings, doctor appointments, and trying to recover from my c-section. I just kind of take naps all day when I can. I love every minute, but it is challenging!

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Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
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What a whirlwind couple of weeks weíve had at the Drewsky household. Nothing went as planned, but I always thought having a plan for childbirth was kind of a joke. On Sunday evening DH and I checked into labor and delivery. I received medicine to help induce labor, and was apparently already having contractions 3 to 4 minutes apart. I knew I had been feeling something, but I had no idea they were contractions! Jonah was right next to my ribs, so not in a good position to come out on his own. I was given two different medications to help labor progress on Sunday evening, and they didnít do a thing. My contractions were frequent, but weak.

The next morning when my doctor came to break my water, she said I hadnít made any progress so we scheduled a c-section for later that day. This wasnít my ideal scenario, but my goal was to deliver a health baby. The time until my c-section flew by and I was running off very little sleep. After I received the spinal I found myself struggling to stay awake

Before I knew it I felt a strong tugging sensation and then DH jumped up and joined a few nurses in the corner. All I could see was a little red and blue arm waving around, and then I could hear a cute little raspy cry. The anesthesiologist had to tell DH to move so I could see what was happening.

A nurse bundled up Jonah and brought him over to meet me.



Our little family


I was moved into my hospital bed and while being pushed into the recovery room a nurse placed Jonah right next to my face. He started to cry, and I just kept kissing his little cheeks and talking to him. He snuggled up right next to me and fell asleep. I was in love! I couldnít believe he was finally here.



Dad and Jonah



After his first bath





Jonah on the bili light board. He had a bit of jaundice, but after a couple of days on the lights it seems to have cleared up.



Getting ready to go home!

Jonah is such a good little baby. We feel like we have won the baby lottery. He is so calm and when he is fussy itís only for a few minutes. We are just smitten. I canít believe heís already eleven days today.
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Congratulations on your new little one. It is amazing how they wrap themselves around our hearts so quickly.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #14
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Congratulations to both of you!!! How wonderful!! I was so happy to sign on this morning and see a baby update from you, I've been wondering how all of you are doing.

Thank you for sharing little Jonah's birth with us - it's such a wonderful time for all of you and so many blessings yet to come. I am just so happy for you all!

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Congrats! Jonah is absolutely adorable!
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