Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baby Update & Judah Dancing - again

It seems like dancing in a diaper is Judah's new before-bed routine! He just loves to dance without his clothes on! Haha! He is quite the entertainer!

Yesterday, we had our mid-pregnancy ultrasound to make sure the baby is growing correctly and developing normally. God is so faithful, and we got a great report! It was just so awesome to be able to see the developing baby and how different it was compared to the 12-week sonogram!
The first picture is the feet. They said the feet look big!

We found out that the baby is measuring big. My original due date was August 22. After another ultrasound, it was changed to August 17. Yesterday, they said that the estimated due date based on the baby's size is August 12. That's 10 days difference from the original due date! The next picture is the baby's belly and arms. With the baby measuring BIG, I would like to go earlier!!! Haha! Please be praying for God's timing in this area!

It was also comforting to find out that I haven't been feeling every little movement because the placenta is on my belly, so it is keeping me from being able to feel every-little-thing. I feel a lot in my sides, which I was just thinking was regular pregnancy pain from my belly stretching. But, now I know that I am being kicked! :)

The next picture is the spine. The tech doing the ultra sound had the device on my belly, just getting it turned on, and Jake said, "It's a boy!" I laughed and said, "Whatever. You don't know that." He swears he saw it. But then one of the first shots we saw was the bottom and legs. The tech started talking about the bladder (which we could see clearly), and I pointed at the screen and said, "Is that a boy???" She stopped and said, "Yes, it certainly is."
The remainder of the time I was in awe of God's creation and the toughness of the little boy growing inside of me.
With the hemorrhage far behind, I look forward to the remaining months of pregnancy and God's precious gift in this baby boy. He will be a great addition to our family. With each pregnancy (and some minor challenges they have given me), I grow closer to God and my faith grows. The next picture is the baby's leg - from the hip down to the foot.

I still don't know how anyone can be pregnant without a continued faith in God, the creator of life.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Move It, Move It - Judah-style

Judah loves the movie Madagascar. The song (a favorite of Chris's, too) "Move it, Move it" always makes him start dancing. I hope you enjoy the video!

Friday, March 6, 2009

The poll

I am watching the poll daily, and the results are very interesting! It seems that both families would LOVE to have a GIRL around! haha. We are pretty full of little boys around here. Only time will tell . . .

I had to post the picture of Judah "putting together" his little chair. He watched Jake (and kind of helped) put it together, so afterward he took the drill and did it himself. Too cute!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ENT Appointment

And the verdict is . . . Judah is fine. The ENT tested his hearing, which was great. They saw no fluid in the ears at all. The doctor said it was most likely his teeth giving him all the trouble with his runny nose, lack of appetite, and tugging on his ears. This was actually comforting to know that nothing serious was going on. Whew!

I am feeling better tonight. I am actually sitting here, munching on an apple. Yummm! I am starting to crave fruit now, which is good since it is almost in season! :) I'm ready for cantelope, watermelon, apples, oranges, etc.

I have a poll on the right side of the blog, so you can guess whether or not we're having a boy or a girl. I have my idea, but I want to see what YOU think!

You have about 20 days left to decide what you want to vote on. We will most likely be revealing the sex of the baby to everyone. :) So, cast your vote TODAY! (please?)

Thank you again for all of your prayers. All FOUR of us appreciate them!

These are my flowers from valentines day - a total surprise!

This is Judah and his new "big boy" chair. The book was completely him -- we did not "pose" him for that picture at all! He really likes having a seat that is all his own.

Another bout with the flu

This week has been a challenging one to say the least. I was frustrated early on, feeling like I was never going to get rid of my "cold." I have chalked it up to just being part of my pregnancy. *sigh* Ah, the joy...

Over the weekend, Judah started to act like he didn't feel good. He wouldn't eat (our first clue). He slept horribly! He just didn't act like himself at all. Sunday, he had the worst diapers EVER. It was not fun for ANY of us! Monday we had a doctor's appointment (merely a follow-up), and we talked about the possiblities of what all of those symptoms could be. I suggested that it could simply be his teeth that are coming in. Four molars along with others...that's gotta hurt! He hasn't wanted to eat anything he'd have to "chew." Our doctor thought that was a real possibility.
After looking in his ears, she determined that he had fluid in one ear and the other was red. So, she referred us to an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) doctor. That appointment is scheduled for today. We are hoping they just say it's his teeth and will go away with time or the help of antibiotic.

Monday morning, Jake went to the doctor to have his throat dilated again. He'd been having quite a bit of trouble with swallowing food again, so they decided dilation was the best thing to do for him. They also put him on a new medicine to hopefully help and not have to dilate so often. So, Jake spent Monday (literally all day) sleeping, and he slept all night as well! Talk about vacation from the world! He is doing well now!

Monday night, I started to feel terrible. I hadn't been hungry all day but tried to eat some bread for dinner. Later, I was throwing up that bread, wishing I had listened to my body and NOT eaten it! It was a very rough night for me, especially with Judah not sleeping well either.

Luckily, Jake's mom, Jan, had Tuesday off work, so she took Judah for me so I could really rest. I was so miserable all day. After eating some chicken & noodle soup, I slept for 2 1/2 hours, so obviously I needed that! By bedtime last night I was feeling a lot better. Today, I feel even better and feel like I can eat without worry (as much).

Thank you all for your prayers this week. They have been much appreciated!