Tuesday, November 24, 2009

2 year Anniversary!

Yes folks, we made it to our 2 year anniversary. It just keeps getting better and better. I love this guy of mine.
He got me a web cam for our anniversary. That way I can be connected to my family in Florida, especially during their huge Thanksgiving day and Christmas day bashes. I can't wait until he sets it up! I will probably cry on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it will help to be able to see everyone. And I will think of Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2010. We'll be in Florida with our little baby boy, Shepherd. =)
I am so grateful for a wonderful husband. He works so hard for me and our growing family. I'm glad I waited for him.
He was reading some old emails we wrote to each other before we met. I had so many memories come back to me. It's funny how Heavenly Father has everything planned so perfectly for us. I have to remind myself of that when things aren't quite going the way I want them to. I remember how he blessed me with a marvelous husband and a healthy baby boy.
Much love to you all. I love my family and friends. I love and adore my husband, Marvin. =)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

30 weeks!

30 weeks along! I can't believe we only have 10 weeks left (70 days). Wow! Still not gaining much weight. I'm down 11 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight. I'm feeling great. Shepherd is moving and getting bigger. He loves to kick me when I'm laying down and sitting and especially in the evening. I love every poke and jab. We can hear his heartbeat with our prenatal listening device. It's very comforting.
Marvin is doing well too. I think it's really sinking in that he will be a Daddy very soon. He talks about all the fun things he wants to do with Shepherd. I can't wait to see my two guys together.
I have my next OB appointment this Wednesday. My Mom is coming up for a visit this Friday. Can't wait! =)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

7 months pregnant and Marvin's Birthday!

Here we are 7 months pregnant! I love how my baby belly keeps growing and I still haven't gained any weight. I didn't lose anymore. I'm still down 13 pounds. I should start gaining soon, because now until he is born Shepherd will fatten up.
Today is Marvin's 35th birthday too. What a special day! =)
Please excuse the clutter in the crib. We have so many wonderful things for our Shepherd (gifts from all our fabulous family and friends), but no dresser to put them in. That will be our project this week... find a good dresser. Only 84 more days left. We better get crackin'! =)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another Ultrasound =)!

After our growth ultrasound on Monday...
My OB called me about an hour after my ultrasound. It scared the life out of me to hear her voice on the phone. She was the doctor who called me when our first baby had died. Ahhhhh! She told me that everything is great. Relief! But the radiologist saw a spot on his heart. He wasn't sure what it was. So they want me to have an fetal echo cardiogram. An ultrasound of his heart. OK... I asked what was wrong. She said, nothing is wrong. It might be a calcification. So I asked if it is what will happen to him. She said he will be born completely healthy, but might need some follow up treatment after he's born. I wasn't too worried, because I had just seen his heart pumping strong and him being super active. The doctor said it is probably nothing. He is so active it might have been an unclear picture of the heart. So I have to go to a bigger town with better equipment. So we can have the special heart ultrasound. I go for the heart ultrasound this Wednesday. Thank goodness we don't have to wait too long. I would hate it if we had to wait until next week or longer.
So we went today for the level II ultrasound. They measured everything. I thought it was just going to be his heart, but they looked at every body part. Shepherd was not cooperating. He was laying on his belly and looking towards my back. I had a turkey sandwich for lunch so maybe that wore him out. =) He would not turn over for the tech to see all the angles of his heart. Finally she got what she needed. The doctor came in right after. He is a high risk pregnancy doctor. He said Shepherd is fine. Thank goodness! He does have a small bright spot on his heart, but it's not a big deal. It happens often. They wanted me to have this more in depth ultrasound to rule out other things that might be wrong. Like down's syndrome, spina bifida, and other things I've never heard of. I asked the doctor, "So he's totally fine?" He said yes! There was nothing to worry about the spot and he saw absolutely no other signs of trouble.
THANK GOODNESS! I was worried I was going to have to be a high risk pregnancy, but he said nope! What a relief!!!
We are so happy our little man is good to go! I don't need anymore ultrasounds until the beginning of December. I'm sure Shepherd will appreciate that. I think he's tired of being poked at. =) We are so grateful for modern technology. They gave me a DVD with him rolling around inside of me. If I can figure it out, I'll post it on our blog. I'll probably need Marvin to help me.
Next Thursday is my regular OB appointment. I get to hear his heartbeat again! Wow! So cool!!! =)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ultrasound photos 27 weeks 2 days!

Looks like he's snuggling up to the placenta!

He's so cute!
I think he looks like Marvin!

I think I see dark hair line.

He's sucking on his finger!