Wednesday, April 7, 2010

20.5 weeks, where has time gone?

I can't believe we're half way through already. It still seems as if it were yesterday when I got the most faint line I have ever had before. This is the fastest pregnancy of mine yet. It just doesn't seem to be slowing down either! My other two pregnancies they'd start out pretty fast but normally when I hit 12 weeks it stopped and then just dragged. all. the. way. to. my. due. date. Then, after that, i went over so of course that made the whole waiting impatiently thing worse haha.

I had my midwife appointment yesterday and all looks well. I lost weight (a good thing) and his heartrate was 142bpm. I love hearing his heart beat, it makes everything worth while. His movements are so much more noticeable now and I love it. Always one of my favorite things about pregnancy. Speaking of, he is doing it now! We're going along just as we should and will start looking into purchasing our birth kit and when we move, start prepping everything else we will need for our home birth.

I am so excited to have another little baby. I really cannot wait to meet Bishop now. From how this pregnancy started, all those feelings and emotions are gone. I am looking forward so much to having him here, having my 3 boys and loving them all.

The baby center update on where we are at 20 weeks..

How your baby's growing:

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurementsare taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)

He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Insurance and Specialists oh my!

It feels like as of late I have only been updating on Dane. Its only because more has been going on with him then Gage. Gage is doing awesome. It's actually quite amazing to see how great he is doing. He is starting to learn reason as well, which I think is a good and bad thing haha.

However, I wanted to update on Dane and all thats been going on. We finally got the call yesterday about when he'd go see the Orthopedic Surgeon/Specialist. It's farther in advanced then I had thought it would be. We are set up for Wednesday October 13th to see him. It's at 10:30am but we have to be there 30 minutes before. It's about a 2 hour drive so we'll be up early and leaving early. Not looking forward to that, mainly because Bishop will be here by then. Granted he should be almost 2 months old but hauling 3 kids to this isn't going to be a picnic. My mom said she'd go with me, so I think we have enough advanced notice for her to take the time off.

I handed in everything for the insurance. Hopefully it'll be straightened out quickly.

The weather is beautiful here. Wednesday the boys and I went for a walk around our neighborhood. It was nice and beautiful. I think we may go again today, if my ankle isn't killing me too much. I was attacked by frozen chicken that night when I opened my freezer door. It is swollen and bruised. Still hurts today. I seem to have an issue kicking it when I'm in my sleep. Wonder if I strap my other leg down if it'll stop, ha. Right.

The husbandman has been working hard. Gage gets so excited to see him when he comes home during lunch and then for the day. It's nice to see him so excited to see daddy. Our schedule was so different before he got this job, now, its nice! He's gone during the day and home at night. He used to be home during the day and gone at night. I hated it, the boys hated it. Now you can tell when daddy comes home, mama is nobody, well, until dinner time! Then I'm needed again, haha.

Its amazing how things have turned out. From major upsets to wondering if we would be okay. To here we are, happy, building a house with two healthy boys and a wonderful surprise boy on his way. I had my ups and downs on feelings but knowing life will be okay, makes me okay. To make sure the boys have what they need is all that matters to me and they have it.

However, Gage's latest thing is to make sure you know he's bored haha!