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    Had a Dr's Appt today -

    Everything looks great. My belly is measuring nicely, my BP is perfect, I passed my glucose test with flying colors, and now I am on bi-weekly appointments! Oh, and my weight is now 153 lbs. I started out at 134, so I've gained 19 lbs now (I lost 4 lbs first, then gained 23 lbs) - I think I'm doing better on weight than last time around.

    My next appointment is Dec. 4th with my OB. It's 2 days after my follow-up U/S on Dec. 2nd.

    Can't believe how fast it's going! Today was my 30 week appt, all I have left is:
    32 weeks
    34 weeks
    36 weeks
    37 weeks
    38 weeks
    39 weeks
    40 weeks

    With Ella I never made it to my 40 week appt - I was in labor at the hospital! Let's hope it goes the same this time! The only thing that may mess up my appts is the holidays - but the way I have it figured out I'll have an appt the week before Christmas and the week after, so that should work out perfectly.

    Today I sold our desk and bought a smaller one. We used to have the office upstairs, but when Ella was born, that room turned in to the nursery, so our desk is in our dining room. Not only is it a dining room and office, it also has all of Ella's toys - so it is a full room! When baby boy comes, I'll have to bring out all the baby stuff too (swing, jumper) so I really needed to organize the room better - hence the smaller desk. We have a huge L-shaped desk now, but a lady came and paid for it today. I bought a new corner desk at Walmart, so we should have room for all the baby stuff now! My friend is coming over tonight to hang out with Ella and I - I'm going to put her to work and we'll re-organize the room tonight before DH gets home!

    Also, my double stroller came today! Ella LOVES it - I had it set up in the living room and she would NOT get out! She loves to sit in her seat and play with the cupholders - I think she likes how high up the seat is. She cried when I took her out of it to feed her lunch! Here she is testing it out:


    Overall, a very busy productive day!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    This beanie in my belly must be getting big! Now when I lie down on my back I can feel all of his body parts so close to the surface, his little bum sticking up in the air! I made DH feel him yesterday because he was so easy to feel - his little bum and spine just stuck right out! DH was grossed out LOL. You'd think he'd be OK since he's already done this once before, but he got all creeped out by feeling this little man inside me.

    I can't wait - only 1 week until my next U/S and hopefully I'll get some more pictures and maybe a guesstimate of how big he is now! I can't believe there are only 9 1/2 weeks left! Time is flying - I'm sure the last few weeks will drag on once we get in to January, but for now it seems so soon!

    Here are my 30 week belly pictures!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    I got my shower gift today in the mail from my birthbuddy Les27!

    Everything is so cute and soft and cuddly! Little Mr. in my Belly got a fleece sleeper, a fleece blanket, two pairs of fleece pants, a fleece top, and the cutest pack of bibs! What's even greater is everything is blue and brown - the same color as the Robeez I ordered today! My kid is gonna be so stylin' and matchin'!


    And here are the Robeez I ordered! I also ordered a Moby Wrap today!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    I wonder what this boy is doing......
    I've been having CRAZY movements lately, all WAY down low. I can feel little punches and bumps way down at my pubic bone, it's CRAZY how constant and weird feeling it is!
    My Dr. said he was head down at my last appt, but I wonder if he shifted again? Today I felt two large round bumps (head and bum?) one on each side of my belly. Felt like he'd decided to lie sideways again. Not that I'm worried, there's plenty of time for him to turn back, but it was just bizarre! Not sure what on earth he's doing - using my cervix as a punching bag? Ow!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Last night we finally got our scanner to work! I guess we forgot to re-install the program after we re-formatted our computer last spring So now I can share my U/S pictures! These are from our 20 week U/S back in September.
    You can see how snuggled up little Mr. is against the side of my uterus, all nestled in a corner - the tech kept poking him and trying to get him out in the open for measurements, but he kept on sneaking back to the side to snooze. You can also see him waving hello to his big sister Ella! And scratching his forehead in deep contemplation....



    Plus, now when we have our next U/S in 4 days I can scan new pics now too! Hooray!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Got my Moby today in the mail! BAH! A little bit intimidating, but I think I'll get the hang of it. I practiced tying it and everything this afternoon - can't wait to try it out for real! It's hard to know how tight to tie it - I didn't want to make it too tight so that he won't even fit in, but the thought of having to retie and tighten it once he's in there if it's too loose is daunting! It'll be fun to try though - plus I still have my pouch sling that I love, which is nice to use for newborns cause they just slip inside so easily.

    My U/S is tomorrow! DH can't come, so MIL is going to watch Ella while I go - and actually depending on what time Ella gets up tomorrow, MIL and Ella might just come along to take a peek if Ella can wait a bit for her nap. We'll see.

    Feeling very large now! Yesterday I took a picture (31 weeks 2 days) and was appalled at how huge this dude is - he sticks out SO far! Here I am:


    I'm interested to see how he is positioned and how big he measures tomorrow!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Copied from my BB January 09

    When I had my 20 week U/S they said they wanted to see me again at 32 weeks because of an "incidental finding" that no one would exactly tell me what it was......... My appt is in 30 minutes, I'm just on my way out the door!

    I'm excited to see little Mr. again, and hopefully nothing is wrong.

    Fingers crossed please!

    *UPDATE*

    Back from my U/S and all is well! Baby Boy is measuring 32 weeks 1 day - so about 4 days early (I'm only 31 weeks 4 days). He is approximately 4 lbs 3 oz and his HR was 163.

    The 'incidental finding' they were following up on were 'Choroid plexus cysts". See article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroid_plexus_cyst

    There were small cysts on either side of the brain on the choroid plexus. They normally disappear by 32 weeks gestation, and Baby Boy's are all gone! So there's nothing to worry about.
    Kind of silly that they didn't tell me earlier, but I'm actually glad I didn't have to worry about brain cysts for 2 1/2 months! It was nice to only know about it for 30 seconds before she told me they were gone.

    Thanks for the well wishes!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Well, I've been a bit neglectful. Things are so crazy busy right now! I can't wait for the holidays to start - ha ha, I guess most people get stressed out about the holidays, but I can't wait for them to come so things can slow down!

    Ella has been pretty cranky lately - she's getting bored of being cooped up inside but it's so darn cold I hate to leave the house. I think we're going to try and go to the library every few days to have a change of scenery.

    I had my 32 week appt last week. I was measuring 33 weeks and everything looks good. Next appt with my OB we'll do the GBS swab. And hey, I've now gained 20 lbs this pregnancy! I guess I'll top out around 30 pounds gained......much better than like, 45 with Ella!

    Last weekend DH and I left Ella at my mom's for the weekend and drove 6 hours to a Sarah Brightman concert in Winnipeg. It was a good getaway, but ultimately very uncomfortable! Sitting on my bum for 6 hours in a car, then 3 hours in a concert, then the next day 6 hours in a car again! My big fat body took it pretty hard! But at least we had a bit of a break.

    DH is deep in finals right now, he already had 3 this week and then he has 2 next week. Plus he is going away this weekend and leaving Ella and I by ourselves for Saturday and Sunday. It's going to be a crazy week. I've got a rehearsal on Saturday for the church Christmas program, Sunday I have to teach the Sunday school lesson, then we are having Christmas with DH's family at OUR house, then that night is the church Christmas program. And DH is gone through all of this!
    Monday night I have a choir rehearsal, Tuesday I have a doctors appt and I have another choir rehearsal, Wednesday I have a choir concert, and Thursday I have a choir Christmas party - and DH is writing finals and studying. Our last day of bondage is Friday - DH's last final!!!!!!!!! That night he is letting me go out to my mom's house and spend the night so I can have a break and sleep in the next day!

    And then the holidays begin! DH will actually be at HOME during the day! We're going to relax at home from the 20-23 and work on our wedding video (3 years later......) Then the 23-25 we're spending out with my family, and then the 26-31 we're spending in Winnipeg with my Dad and other family there. I'm looking forward to some help with Ella, good holiday food, and visiting with family!

    Now if only my tired body can make it through the next week.........at 33 weeks pregnant.
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    I am SO SO grateful right now! We had our Christmas with DH's family yesterday, and SIL brought me the hugest MOTHERLOAD of baby boy clothes! She had a baby boy almost 9 months ago, but her little man is already wearing 12-18 month clothes - and she brought me everything that he is grown out of! There is an assortment of sizes, lots of 0-3 month, 3-6 month, and some 6-12 month as well. There must be 35 sleepers, 20 onesies, 20 pairs of socks, 5 pairs of shoes, 20 pairs of pants, 4 sweaters, 2 bathing suits, 5 hats, 10 rompers, and 5 pairs of overalls!




    I am just in heaven! I went from having about 10 handmedown sleepers from Ella to having more clothes than I know what to do with! I am so so grateful! I know that SIL and BIL may have more kids and want the clothes back if they have another boy, but I think that is a few years down the road for them. I'm just so happy!

    Now I just have to figure out where to put them all since he'll be sharing a dresser with Ella!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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    Had another regular boring appointment today for 34 weeks (I'm a few days shy of that, but it was my Dr's last day in the office before holidays)

    I'm measuring a bit ahead again and baby is still head down. Heard the HB nice and clear through his spine on my right side - little feet kicking off to the left. BP is good......same old, same old.......

    And I've gained 3 pounds so I'm up to 157. That's 23 pounds - I better slow down or the holidays will put me WAY up there with all that lovely holiday food!

    And now I have until January 5th before my next appt, which is with the OB again. And I have an appt every Monday morning in January! Weekly! Bah!

    My family Dr. today said "We'll see you in the hospital!" when he'll come to check on newborn baby boy! Time is flying!
    Sandra & Chris ~ June 10, 2005
    Ella Marie ~ July 17, 2007
    Eli Jeremy ~ February 9, 2009
    Emerson Blake ~ November 26, 2011
    Ethan Maverick ~ June 7, 2013




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