Monday, January 19, 2009

Loving Life!!!

Whoa, after that last post we need something a bit more positive, right? I haven't blogged in awhile, been feeling more tired at the end of the day now that I'm in my third trimester. Today officially marks week 30, 10 more to go til we get to meet little man.

I had my second ultrasound appointment today. The placenta moved up (yay! no excuse not to go forward with natural delivery-- yikes!) I feel so blessed and grateful because all of Cade's measurements are normal and he's developing great. Measuring a week ahead, he now weighs 3 lbs 9 oz. There's no cause for concern or worry at this point, so everything's on track. Now if only I can put down the doughnuts and chocolate-covered everything and start feeding this kid some brain food I'd be set.

We were totally taken by surprise when our dr whipped out a different ultrasound wand and said "Lets try to see him in 3D". I had to stop myself from shouting "yessssss!" and throwing a fist in the air. Seriously though, people pay hundreds for 3D ultrasounds at those little shops outside the mall, how awesome is she for letting us have a sneak peek (compliments of insurance we hope!)

Just chalk today up as one of the happiest days of my life. Seeing our baby in 3D was so cool, we both were sitting in that office with huge smiles and squinting and cocking our heads to take it all in. She zooms in on his face and we saw Cade open and close his mouth, stick his tongue out just a peep, and then he smiled like 3 times in a row, it was so funny! The dr was so sweet (fellow Aggie btw) she was like "How precious! Look at him smile!" and Nick and I were totally speechless and in awe. He then raised his little hand right by his face and wiggled it. I know I'm a bullshitter sometimes, but I swear the kid smiled and waved. I have 3 witnesses.

Anyways, she set the computer to record him right after that and all we got was still face and shortly after he nuzzled into the placenta. Apparently 3D needs fluid between the baby and the placenta to be able to capture the baby's image, so that was it for today's Cade show.

I don't know if I'll be able to get another ultrasound now that things are looking normal, but I'm so incredibly grateful and thankful that he's looking healthy that I can't complain. Ten weeks never felt like such a short amount of time! Stay tuned, we'll see how it goes.

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