Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another Boy!

So we are going to be having another boy and I couldn't be more excited! I can't imagine our child looking any different than Gavin, so it will be interesting to see what this one looks like. Saw the high risk doctors today and everything looks great once again. This is the week where things head south (literally!) and I really didn't believe that everything would still be ok at this point, but it is!

Here are some recent pics Chad took playing with Gav. He is such a ham. He is learning so much in his new classroom at school, comes home reciting entire songs, and learning his letters. We've been very busy lately, last weekend we had a birthday party and this weekend he is going to Grandma Betsy's and then Sunday to Living History Farms to trick or treat. Next weekend we have fun night at his school and there is a free Justin Roberts concert at the mall we might go to. He is such a little jabberbox lately too. He's asking all sorts of interesting questions, like why the "little people" he saw on a commercial for "Little People Big World" are so small. He also says funny things like "Mom - did you see that funky tree?". Very entertaining these days.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The good news just keeps coming!

Doctor's appt today and things continue to look GREAT! YAY! I asked if there were still no changes in the next few weeks if that meant we were free and clear, or if the problems just get postponed. Dr Drake was pretty confident that since I have been so good about modifying my activities and not pushing it, that taking it easy will go a long way towards keeping everything looking as it should be. So I am happy with that news, although not 100% optimistic yet - as we well know when things start to go wrong for me, they tend to go fast and without warning.

For now I am just keeping my eye on mini-goals. The first one is 24 weeks, so I am hoping things will continue to look good through then. That's the # of weeks that the NICU can really help a preemie. So I will feel much better once we hit that point. Goal # 2 is 27 weeks which is when Gavin is born. He's obviously turned out great, although I'm afraid he is more of an exception than a rule in regards to how quickly he caught up and how healthy he's been. After that I'm just going to be grateful for every next week that passes. At 34 weeks we'll be really happy because some babies don't even have to stay in the NICU! And if we make to 36 weeks, we'll actually have the stitches scheduled to be removed. Imagine if we can just have a baby that gets put in our arms, rather than getting whisked away to the NICU (I was reminded of that moment last night watching Private Practice).

So for now let's keep our fingers crossed for 7 more healthy weeks. I don't say it enough, but we really appreciate everyone's love and support and good thoughts for us.

Oh! And the jury is still out on boy/girl. Little one just didn't want to show us the goods today. And before anyone begins to ask, yes we have pretty much decided on names. And no, we are not going to tell you.