Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Less Than 100 Days to Go!

This is completely random, and I noticed it almost serendipitously last night, but it is now 99 days until your due date!  I was setting up a ticker/count-down timer on my tablet last night and it came up as being 100 that was pretty interesting!

Today you are 25 weeks, 6 days.  This past weekend, we had your "fun" ultrasound and, yes, you're still a girl and we got to see some of the features on your super cute little face!  You do look like your brothers...same nose, same chin, same general shape.  You were loving to play with your hands and feet, and your feet are up so close to your face...very flexible!  One thing that was different between you and your brothers is that it looked like your eyes were open off and on!  I think you could hear them (being silly) during the ultrasound.

Not too much terribly exciting going on with doctor's appointments and the like...other than we have the 1 hour glucose screen coming up (whenever I get around to taking it...maybe Friday?).  I'm not too worried, since everything was fine with Jared, and even after he was born I was just fine with the 2 hour test.  We don't have another appointment for about 2 more weeks.

The rolls and kicks are getting more frequent, even though there are some times that I can't feel you at all.  It makes me a little nervous (with no rational reason!) when I see you kicking or punching where your placenta is in the's probably fine, it just creeps me out!  You do most of your moving around at night, so both me and your daddy feel you in there.

Well...that's about all!  I don't have the pictures from your ultrasound here, but I'll add them soon (when I get home, hopefully!).

Friday, May 10, 2013

24 Weeks and Almost Summer!

It's already well into May, and it feels like it's summer time...which should give me lots of time to write, right?  But I've been slacking, as always ends up happening, and now you're 24 weeks (and 1 day!) along!

No longer is gender ambiguity!  On April 3rd, we found out that you are a GIRL!  I have to admit I had no strong feelings either way (your dad was convinced that you were a girl, and so glad he was right!).  It makes it easy since we have your  name all picked out and all of that good stuff.  Everything has checked out pretty well at the past doctor's appointments too (heartbeats solid in the 150 range).  At the ultrasound where we found out that you were pink (vs blue), the tech wasn't able to get all of the measurements that she needed, just due to your we got to go back for another ultrasound this past Monday to get the rest.  You are still so squirmy, and it was funny to watch the tech get you into a good position, only to have you throw your arm up in the way right before she took a measurement.  You measured pretty much right on target (not "earlier" or "later" than your due date would say...46th percentile) maybe you'll be smaller than your brothers (but not too much!) when you're born.

Tuesday, right after the ultrasound/appointment, on the other hand, wasn't so great.  Me, your daddy and Daniel all had food poisoning and were throwing up (or having it come out of the other end).  Jared escaped because he didn't eat what we had for dinner the night before (pizza).  I don't think you were too thrilled with me throwing up every hour or so for a while there, and I was in a world of pain the next day (cramping, intermittent contractions and so on, probably exacerbated by dehydration).  Luckily, everyone has recovered pretty well, just in time for the weekend!

Other than that, some things to look forward to are scheduling your "fun" 3D/4D ultrasound here in the near future!  Daniel had his the day before he turned 24 weeks, and Jared a bit later at around 28 or 29 weeks.  We're hoping to hit a middle ground with you and maybe do it around 26 weeks!  We want to do some family pictures too, and you'll be in there, just as a belly though (for now!).

And that's about it!  Time to settle in for the long summer...even though less than 16 weeks until your due date doesn't seem like that long!