Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A sigh of relief!

Praise GOD everything looked great at the ultrasound today! Organs look to be right on track and bones are measuring where they are supposed to be! I will share more news on this once we are able to share with the family but, I will leave you with this sneak peak! THANK YOU so much for your prayers!!

Today is the day...

And my calmness seems to have left me. I have woken up this morning to a very nervous stomach and a very nervous set of nerves... if you get a chance, say a prayer for a clean scan! I will let you know how it goes later!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The organ scan

The big day is less than a week away and I must say, I am very much so at peace with it. When we had this scan done on Chayse, I was VERY nervous about it in the weeks leading up to it but right now, I find myself very calm. I have lifted this child up in prayer, the same as I did with Hope Noelle and Chayse, but I feel very peaceful this week... no gitters, no fears, no doubts. It is an odd feeling because while my brain knows that there is always a chance we could be where we were with Hope, my heart is calm and steadfast. My fears with Chayse were that we were going to have to deal with the loss of another child and I could not get over that fear. Chayse has instilled a ton of confidence in me over the last 10 months and that might be where all of this peace is coming from but, I think that prayers do wonderful things... don't you?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It is spring!

And that means my baby girl is almost one! AGH!!! Where is time going? I have been a bad blogger lately... my memory card is MIA still so no pictures with this post. Chayse is FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY well again! Three months of the crud was no fun at all! She has 8 teeth now and has 2 more that are close to coming in and... she is WALKING some!! AGH!!! She is taking several steps at a time now and is getting more confident every day.
The little baby is growing away! It is hard to believe I am finished with week 17 and starting week 18 already!!! It is going by so fast! We still do not know if we are having a boy or a girl, but we may be able to find out when we go for our organ scan later this month.
Other than that, not too much new news around here. I will post more later, and hopefully with some pictures!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The long awaited pictures....

I know, I am late with these but these are the ultrasound pictures from our last apt at Duke on the 17th. These were taken when I was @ 12.5 weeks with the bean...
The whole body of the baby.....
Level 4 image of the baby, which looks odd at this stage but you can see arms and legs...Here you can see the legs and one hand... and a verrrry "empty" crotch area... hummmmmBut here, maybe a white shadow in there... still too early to tell if it's a boy or girl...And this one is just a face shot of the baby We did have an appointment this week and the baby's heart rate was in the 160's and everything is going well. I am up 1.5 pounds on my scale here at the house so while I feel like I am getting large already, I hope this means that I follow my footsteps from Chayse and have very little weight gain. We won't go to the doctors again until the end of the month, at which time I will be 18 plus weeks so if the baby show us "it's stuff", we will know if it's boy or a girl! This will also be when we do organ scans. While Hope's heart condition, kidney issues, and renal failure were all attributed to the Down Syndrome, we are still praying for everything to look great with this baby's organs.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

10 months!!!

AGH! Where is time going???? It is so hard to believe that Little Miss Chayse is 10 months young today! She is becoming her own person in so many ways. Her newest accomplishment... is STANDING!!! She has been doing it on her own for about 3 weeks now but I lost my memory card so this is the first time that I have been able to get pictures! While it looks like she is holding on to the bar stool, she's not! She cracks me up... she laughs when she finally sits down!

Chayse is also mastering the words of the English language... she can say Ma-Ma, Da-Da, Baby (she loves her baby dolls) we are working on bye-bye... she is quite intrigued with the whole waving thing and is doing very well with it. Chayse is almost 100% on table food! She is such a good eater but she does still love to get a bottle. Yesterday was Chayse's last bottle of my milk... she is now solely a formula baby. I hated to give it up but being pregnant again tends to make you do things you had not always planned on. All in all, I feel good that I was able to "feed" her for the first 10 months of her life. She isn't crazy about formula but at least she doesn't have to drink it for very long... cows milk is just around the corner! Nathan is trying to teach Chayse how to drive. SHE LOVES IT!!! She is sooooo stinking funny when she does it and of course, those pictures and video are on the MIA memory card so as soon as it shows up, I will post some pictures of her and her Daddy!