Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quick update

K and M and all their little ones came into town Thursday for an appointment. The visit with the doctor went well. B was practically turning flips to avoid us hearing his heartbeat but we finally got a couple seconds here and there! We could see him moving around, pretty funny! We discussed the c section again, and looks like March 28 will be the big day, as long as I'm not showing any signs of labor. After the dr visit, we all gathered into the sonogram room for a 3d ultrasound. It was great to catch a couple glimpses of B but the tech really couldn't get a good clear shot. When his hands weren't covering his face, he had his face right up against the placenta, making it impossible to get a clear view. I was pretty disappointed since the whole family was there to see him, but that's just how it goes sometimes! We are going back in on Monday to try again, and K will be coming alone most likely. Fingers crossed we get a better look this time! From the little bit we saw, you can already see similarities with his siblings! Very cool!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

29 weeks

Today marks 29 weeks! Baby boy (I'll call him "B")  has the hiccups right now, and has been having them alot since I first felt them about a week or two ago. According to, he is around 15 inches long, and about 2.5 pounds. Yesterday I did the glucose lab, and today I got the call that all is good with my insulin and iron levels. I talk to K today and she and the family are very excited about our 3-D sonogram next week! I can't wait! K and M and their oldest 3 children will be attending the appointment. They will be bringing a sitter for their youngest, and my kids and mom will likely be keeping them company during our appointment. This week we submitted all the paperwork to insure K and M go directly on "B"s birth certificate, and if all that is done in time, we will go to the hospital after our appointment Thursday to get everything prepared! I can't believe we're only about 10 weeks away from delivery! I'm so thankful that this pregnancy has treated me as well as my others, and so far I haven't even been having the hip pain I had in my pregnancies with my kids. I have been having those fun Braxton Hicks contractions in the evenings, just as I did while pregnant with my son. I actually kinda enjoy them especially since I won't be laboring with this delivery. (Not sure if that makes sense to many, but it does to me!)
27 weeks + 6 days - Jan 9

A couple weeks ago, K and I decided to get together for lunch and have all the kids finally meet! (And my first time to meet their older kids.) It was alot of fun! We went to Cheddar's for lunch, then went to the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin. The kids all had a blast and the zoo was really nice. I loved seeing the kids together! It was pretty cute when we first got seated at the restaurant, one of the boys said "Hey! You have our baby in there!" when he noticed my belly. Then when it was time to leave the boys wanted to take B home with them. Almost, but he needs to grow a bit more!
K and M's kids and my kids- Jan 3rd