We had a doctor’s appointment this morning to check in on things with Baby Perry, which included an ultrasound. Here’s the Baby’s newest info:
Everything looked good on the ultrasound. Even though you couldn’t tell what part was what because of the position the baby was in, we could see the heart healthy and beating strong at 159 with what seemed to be all it’s working parts. Things were measuring good and the baby weighs 4.3 pounds right now. That’s a little under average but with no concern from anyone about it. It is in a breech position, but if it decides to, has time to turn around. (Guess that little foot I’d been feeling was a little hand) We didn’t really get any great pictures to share…again, weird position for the photo op.
Then I had my regular doctor appointment part and things were good. Blood pressure was good, weight just about the same as last week, measuring right on, good numbers, strong heart beat…And I got the okay to travel as long as I stay “east of the Mississippi” so maybe we can go get one of those Fiesta Chicken Salads afterall in Hilton Head. Yum! Plus, I got a copy of this page in a magazine that tells how to fold the real cloth diapers. The article talked about what a mess she was in and wished she could have her Grandmother back for some help…funny since that’s what Mom just said to me last week about how Grandmama folded her diapers. This whole journey reminds you of just how special all these relationships are…moms and children, generations of sharing and learning and things passed down. Even the way to fold a diaper. It is all such a blessing. I am enjoying every step of this miracle trip.
Today on my (rainy and cold, January-like) drive home from my doctor’s appointment I saw the first of the daffodils of the season. And although I realize that it’s too early and that the ones I saw were probably egged on in a green housed and not quite the same as the natural pop-ups we’ll get soon…still I was happy to see them-one of my favorite flowers and times of the year. With this year’s daffodil season comes a whole new reason to be excited and celebratory…our March (daffodil month) baby will be arriving!
And just to share one of my favorite things said and remembered… “Things started to bloom and I knew, it is time for Bethany.” -Meme to me in a happy birthday phone call
1. how today (when i am sitting down) i can lightly poke on the top of my stomach and actually feel what i think is a little foot kind of move, scoot, or push back. i love that foot so much i almost get teary-eyed thinking about it.
2. that frida sleeps between me and mark like the human that she thinks she is. (see the illustration)
We can’t decide for sure for sure on what name we want until the baby gets here. First of all, we don’t know if the baby is a boy or a girl and second of all, we need to meet the little one to see what is the best fit. (Frida was going to be a Meg afterall until we met her and realized she was no Meg.)
So…the other day I bought the all the letters of our most potential name choices. Granted, things could still change between now and then. This will have to be an after-the-baby-arrives project because obviously I don’t want them to stay gold, but I really like the depth these have. I think I will cover them in fabric…maybe.
By the way, don’t try to guess our names using your jumbling skills…it’s a secret surprise, just like the baby. Not much longer though.