Wednesday, May 27, 2009

He's a BIG boy!

I went to the doctor yet again this week. When I was having my ultra-sound the tech told me that this is the week that they need to measure the baby again. After taking the measurements, she told me that the baby weighs 4 lbs, 1 oz. And that he is a big boy! Wow! They are supposed to induce me early and I am glad of that. I have a feeling he is going to be huge! Being diabetic, I am not surprised that he is big. That usually is the case. I am just 29 weeks(tomorrow). They will do another ultra-sound to check growth again in 3 weeks. I guess that will tell us more. I am just glad that all is well and he is a healthy baby.

I am posting 2 pictures that the tech gave me yesterday. It has been a while since I have gotten any pics. While she was doing the ultra-sound, we could see the baby open and close his mouth. He was swallowing. I could see his little tongue. The tech showed us white stuff on his head and said that is the baby's hair! Yay! He has hair. I hope he has lots of it! I am so pleased that we got to see so much yesterday.

I am also very pleased that my mom was here from Ohio and got to come with me and see too. She left and went back yesterday after we came back from my appointment. She came here to help me get the nursery ready. She painted the room and it looks terrific! The color of paint I chose is Shasta Daisy. It is a very pale yellow and looks creamy in some light. Now I have to order the bedding and get the furniture in there. I will post pics when I have it ready. I cannot wait to have it all done! I am getting more and more excited to meet our little one!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Getting near the finish line!

Yesterday I went to my weekly doctor appointment. I got my usual ultra-sound and progesterone shot. I also talked to the doctor. I usually do not see a doctor every week but since I am getting close to the end of my pregnancy, I will start seeing him more. We talked about what is going to start happening in the next few weeks. On my 37th week, I will have the cerclage removed. That is the stitching they put around my cervix to keep it closed. This will be the week of July 20th. If I do not go into labor at that point, then I am scheduled the 4th of August to be induced! I hope that I will go into labor on my own, but if not I at least know I will not have to go to my due date of August 13th. So, this really means that I have about 9 to 10 and a half weeks to go before our little bundle arrives. I am getting excited to meet this little boy that God is so graciously blessing us with.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I can't believe it! We are having a...

BOY!!! I never in my wildest imagination thought that I would be pregnant again let alone find out that we are having a son. When I found out I was pregnant I wanted it to be a boy. When the ultra-sound tech told me that it was a boy, I thought, " what do I do with a boy!" I know that is funny, but I have never had a son. My daughter is grown and all I have ever known is having a daughter. I am very, very happy about the fact that I am giving my husband a son.

As of yesterday, I am 25 weeks pregnant. At 37 weeks I will have the cerclage (stitches) taken out and after that, anything could happen!

I hope and pray that all goes well with my delivery and that the baby does not get too big since I am diabetic. It is also scary to think that when I had Krystle, she weighed 8 lbs. and 1/2 and ounce. I have heard that babies get bigger as you go. And when Don was born, he weighed almost 10 pounds! I just hope the size my husband was when he was born does not have a bearing on how much this baby will weigh!

I am feeling this little one kick me all the time. He kicks so hard sometimes that it actually startles me! I love feeling his kicks. So does his daddy. Though sometimes he is stubborn and will kick as soon as his daddy takes his hand off my tummy!

We feel so blessed and are anxiously waiting the birth of our little boy. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.