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I am a stay-at-home mom to three kiddos- two girls who are 10 and 7, and our first little boy who will be 5 in October.
It can get a little chaotic around here with all the activity of three kids... but I wouldn't trade any of it for the world!

Well, at least most days I wouldn't... ;)


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Telling the Grandmas Apart...

The other night, I was telling Cass we were going to see Grandma the next day. She looks at me and asks, "Black grandma?!" huh.gif

I quickly figured out she was talking about her hair color (hubby's mom has black hair). So then I said, "No, my mommy. Which grandma is she?!"

Without missing a beat she says, "Orange Grandma!" My mom has reddish brown hair!! LOL

All day yesterday, that is how she referred to them. Everyone got a kick out of it. Hubby's mom wasn't necessarily thrilled about being referred to as the "black grandma" though!! laugh.gif But she thought it was pretty darn funny!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Come see...

I had my 12 week ultrasound today to check for markers of Downs Syndrome and other disorders. It's a fairly new test, just offered in the past couple years, where they do measurements of the nuchal fold (the skin at the back of the neck) along with a blood test that correlates with it.

And so far, everything with our little butterball looks great!

With the nuchal fold measurement, they want it to be under 3. Anything over that and you go for additional testing. Mine was 1.9. :oah The tech also was able to find the nasal bone. With Downs' babies, it often is hard to find at this point. So things are in our favor for a healthy baby, as far as this test goes.

I had a finger prick blood test to correlate with the us. But the results of that don't come back for a week or so.

The baby measured right around 12 weeks, 5 days which is a few days ahead of where it was last time. Which could mean a bigger baby (UGH!) or that I ovulated sooner than I thought I did. (which would also mean this baby is a failed pull-and-pray-method! LOL). My due date is right around Thanksgiving, give or take a day or two. Looks like I might just be eating turkey in a hospital bed!

When the doc measured my stomach, he said I seemed bigger than 3 months pg. But the baby is right on target so I'm not going to let myself worry too much about that! I've only gained two pounds so far!!! And I haven't had to break out the maternity clothes yet! I'm sure I will soon though!

Anyways... without further adieu, here's the little winky tink...
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Isn't that the cutest nose ever?!?!

Friday, May 12, 2006

The cat is out of the bag...

It's hard to believe I am almost 12 weeks along! (the ticker on top is a few days ahead, according to the ultrasounds I've had). I'm still not showing a whole lot and can fit into most of the regular clothes. But I know that soon I'll be having to dig out the maternity junk I've got tucked away!

Anyways, now that I am able to hear the heartbeat on a doppler that I rented online, we finally decided to tell Jenna about the baby a few nights ago.

But I think we went about it in the wrong way! Poor kid!

I thought it would be cool for her to be able to hear the baby's heartbeat... and I thought she might remember the monitor from when I was pg with Cass. So what we did was have her come in the bedroom when I was listening to the heartbeat. Her poor face almost turned white and she looked like she was going to cry!! OOPS! I think the sound of something coming from my belly scared her just slightly.

Pretty much all she wanted to do was cling to Daddy! LOL We talked to her for a few minutes (after I turned the monitor off, of course!) and she slowly came around to the idea and thought it was pretty cool... but she was still pretty reserved. I reminded her that she'd been praying for a brother and she said she wants a sister now!!!! LOL Little bit late to be changing her mind, wouldn't ya say?!?! Before she went to bed that night, she made me go into Cassidy's room and tell her. Cassidy told me, "No, I the baby!" I doubt she'll get it for a long time!

The next morning when I woke Jenna up, she kept smiling and looking at my belly. She's asked a lot of questions since then and keeps talking about when the baby is born. I think she's pretty excited... and not scarred too much from the other night! LOL

Today, she drew the cutest picture of our family. Everyone is labeled. The one labeled "Mommy" has a circle around the belly with a baby drawn inside. How sweet is that?! It's currently hanging front and center on our refrigerator. wub.gifwub.gifwub.gifwub.gifwub.gifwub.gif

No doubt, it'll soon be placed in the new baby's box of mementos...