Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's a.....

BOY!!!! Well we technically already new that, but it was confirmed at my U/S yesterday. Everything looks great with Baby Boy (name to be decided later we're torn between two). He's growing and staying healthy in there so hopefully he'll keep it up for the next 20 weeks or so. Dr Barker did bump up may date by 2 days to the 21st. Not a real biggie (I was saying the 23rd) but better than the 15th/16th like it was according to my period. So there, we'll keep this little one in as long as we can and maybe he'll be coming home for Christmas.

As far as all the Antibodies in my blood, turns out it was probably just a false positive from the other tests because the last batch they took was completely normal - YAY!!! Just what we wanted to hear.

So...19 1/2 weeks and all is still going well. I feel great but am getting a little tired of the heartburn. It's pretty much an every night thing now, oh well I'm not really complaining as it could be so much worse. I'm just blessed to have this healthy baby boy inside me, I'd go through anything for him. =)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kittens


At Grandma Feyder's there are 3 little kittens that the grandkids got to play with. They were so cute and cuddly. It was tempting to take one home with us.




Brenna, Madelynn and Jack.

4-wheelin at Grandma's in Minnesota

Uncle Nate let Daddy take Brenna for a ride all around Grandma's yard. She had such a blast she didn't want to get off.














Check out the smile on her face. Riding like a big girl. Thanks Uncle Nate!!





Monday, July 14, 2008

Baby Names

If you're bored, you can head on over here http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9585288 and vote on some of our baby names. Any suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Jason and I each have a favorite, but want to see what others think before we reveal which one's we're leaning towards. Thanks!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

belly check

I had an appointment on Thursday for another belly check and for the most part everything went very well. I gained 2 lbs from my last appointment, however I had lost 2 pounds from my first one, so technically I'm the same, no real weight gain. The baby's heartbeat was 156 and it was so great to hear it again. Everything is going well for baby, but they needed to draw some more blood from me. My last blood draw was for all the regular tests, Hepatitis, HIV, blood typing, etc. which all came back fine, but it also showed some Antibodies in my blood. They needed more so they can do a full work up tracer to find out what type of Antibodies are forming and why. Dr Barker figured that is was from when I had Brenna, some of her blood mixed with mine and that it why my body was fighting back. This is most commonly seen in Rh negative mommies and Rh positive babies, where the mom's blood can build up these antibodies to protect itself from the foreign blood. The only problem with this is that I'm Rh positive so it shouldn't even be an issue. So...at my next appointment I should be getting the results as to what is going on and what we'll need to do to keep me and this baby safe. It may just be a shot for me, but it could potentially be worse. I'm not one to worry much, what will be will be, but it is definitely something that hadn't even crossed my mind before.
On to better news...we are set up for our "official" U/S on the 30th and we'll hopefully get confirmation on if we're having a boy or girl. ( I know a select few of you already know....but please try to keep quiet until we give the official results). Here's to keeping this a healthy and happy pregnancy for us.
Oh by the way....I felt baby for the first time on Saturday. He/She was moving around like crazy (although I think the ice cream had something to do with it). Not too bad for 15 1/2 weeks, I didn't really feel Brenna until 18 weeks - probably sooner than that but I didn't really know what I was feeling before then. I didn't realize how much I missed it...it's so good to be here again.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Brenna and Jaden

Cousins 2 weeks apart playing at Grandma and Granpa's house.

Brenna

This was Brenna's very first time trying corn on the cob. Now she's hooked.