3.30.2009

Womb with a view ~

I find myself in a very crazy, but lucky place. As those who are very close to me know I was diagnosed with a clotting disorder called {methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, abbreviated MTHFR} after multiple miscarriages. I am very grateful that my doctor is proactive and had me tested as soon as she could. It took Tony and I about a year to become pregnant again and as soon as we had a positive test Dr. Nokleberg had us in her office and I was under very heavy observation. Some patients have to have Heparin shots to bypass this disorder...luckily I have been able to stick to baby aspirin and an amino acid supplement!

How am I lucky?

1. I have been able to see my little man grow EVERY time I go to the doctor!

2. Our awesome little man is developing great!

3. and finally...with a disorder that can cause VERY low birth weight it looks like I might have to have a c-section...because he is TOO big!!!!

The last one really brings SO many emotions to the front. When I had Nate it was the very FIRST time that I EVER had to spend the night in a hospital. Since then I have spent one VERY SCARY night there and the thought of it brings tears to my eyes. But I know that I am so blessed to have this big beautiful baby coming soon and I give it to God to decide how he should enter this world :)! My doctors have not failed me in the past so why would they do so now!

I have been waiting to show all our sono pics~I thought it would be neat to see our little booger grow! Hope you enjoy seeing him as much as we have!!!!

August 20th
August 28th

September 3rd

December 16th (missing November - in with video)

January 14th {It's a BOY!}

February 6th {There are a couple of great shots from this trip}

His foot {first time they noticed he was a tad big:)}

Beautiful Heart {Just in time for Valentines Day!} + 4 chambers = Gorgeous
Baby Yawning {Wonderful Site!}

February 23rd ~ First large measurement {Baby had gained 2.5 lbs in 2 weeks}

March 2nd

March 10th ~ Baby measuring 6.9lbs
March 17th {Another view of that BIG foot}


Womb with a view!


WOW!!!

Profile ~ Asked about nose...was told he was pressing it against me...WHEW!!!

March 26th

Profile ~ Baby is now measuring 8lbs!

My doc had set an induction date for April 10th...but because of the size of our little beast it looks like we have a c-section date of April 9th. We will continue to be monitored up until delivery so PLEASE keep us {the whole gang} in your prayers!
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2 Quick thoughts:

Dawn said...

Very cool! Can't wait to meet the little guy. Your front view vs. your side view crack me up!

The Lance Family said...

I love it!!! So fun to see them grow....it truly is a miracle!! You and the family are in our prayers....you will do great!!! Let me know if I can help with anything. Can't wait to meet that sweet little baby!! Nate will be the best big brother ever!!