Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pictures As Promised

Below are the pictures we got from our ultrasound on Wednesday. The technician said she weighed about 1 lb 5 oz (@23 weeks 2 days). Hope you enjoy.

Profile with a good view of her heart

Hands and fists up like a boxer

Leg and knee

Sucking on fist

Friday, November 27, 2009

One Billion Percent Certain

As I previously posted, we were blessed to have the opportunity for a "pro bono" ultrasound from a family friend while visiting over Thanksgiving. As you may recall, at our first gender u/s, the doctor couldn't tell the sex. At the second one, she was 95% certain it was a girl (due to not seeing any boy parts...but she didn't identify any girl parts).

So...we were THRILLED to hear the u/s tech say on Wednesday that she is "one billion percent certain" that our little miracle is indeed a baby girl. She said the views she got could have gone in a textbook. Yay! She also spent a lot of time looking at the various things the doctor did at our previous u/s (heart, placenta, blood flow, etc) and said everything looks perfect. Double yay! And it was especially nice because both my mom and mother-in-law were able to go to the u/s with us to see their precious granddaughter.

I'm not by a scanner so I can't show you all the pics yet (got some good ones!), but I'll post as soon as I'm back home from Thanksgiving. What a special treat to see the little one. God is great and we have so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I've discovered that, when pregnant, there is nothing better than getting to have an ultrasound (feeling the baby moving around is right up there, too). To get to see the beautiful cashew there on the monitor moving around...there isn't a feeling much like it.

We don't have another ultrasound scheduled until 32 weeks...that's a long ways away (9 weeks to be exact).

But...I have connections :)

My brother, a lawyer, happens to have a client who is an ultrasound technician. How about that??? While he lives 4 hours away, it just so happens to be where we are heading for Thanksgiving. This very nice u/s tech kindly offered to let us come in before the office opens to have a surprise visit with our beautiful baby girl. That's tomorrow...I can't wait.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Belly Shot - 22 Weeks

Not that exciting, but thought I would post anyways.

I'm still not wearing maternity pants, just relying on the wonderful belly band. But I see maternity pants in the near future. And, thankfully, most of my regular shirts are still fitting ok, though some are too short. I'm trying to hold off on maternity clothes for as long as possible because I think they tend to make you look bigger than you actually are. Hubby tells me to get over it!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Registry Fun!

Who needs registry consultants when you have two sisters-in-law who, combined, have 7 kids??? I had my own, personal consultants this past weekend when we ventured out to the overwhelmingly large baby stores to pick out all the great items our Baby Girl needs and must have.

I really, really tried hard to get just the basics and what Baby needs for the first 6 months. We have absolutely no storage in our house and, therefore, have no room for clutter that may or may not be needed 6 months from the time the baby is born.

We did the requisite registry at Babies R Us. But also there is a great baby store called Buy Buy Baby. There are only a few in the country and one happens to be by our house. It is owned by Bed, Bath and Beyond and it feels exactly like that store except everything is baby, baby, baby. And one of the bonuses is that they take Bed, Bath and Beyond's 20% off coupons.

It was just terrific having my sisters-in-law there to tell me what I really needed and what is the best of the best and what is a waste of money. I couldn't have done it without them.

We've also picked out our bedding...

And our crib...

Boy, it almost feels real...the baby gymnastics in my stomach is helping with that, too!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sugar and Spice...

and everything nice, that's what Baby Hope in Virginia is made of.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Praise the Lord!

We found out today that, while I tend to fall on the wrong side of all health-related statistics, my husband does not. He is NOT a carrier of the Cystic Fibrosis gene. Praise the Lord and thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes. Whew! What a relief!