Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Still waiting for the day when a complete stranger notices my bump allowing me to blab on in a way that makes them wish they never noticed...haha. I was half expecting one of the salon ladies to notice my bump but they didn't :/ What I'd really enjoy is, on our flight home in November, if one of the flight attendents would notice how clearly uncomfortable me & baby are sitting in the wee little seats and offer to move all of us up to first class. I'll probably be disappointed when that doesn't happen ....Kevin tells me all the time that I live in a fantasy world.
Kevin comes home tomorrow :) I wonder if he'll think that me and baby have grown?
Saturday, 19 September 2009
My 21 week bump picture will be delayed until Tuesday because my love is in the US for a visit...and my attempts at a self timer pale in comparison.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
- an infection
- genetic syndrome
- partial blockage to the flow of fluid out of the chambers
- a generalized problem with the way the brain is developing
- a chromosome problem
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
The anxiety continued to mount as today, the day of our 20 week scan approached. We decided that we didn't want to keep the babies gender a secret, so today was the day all bets are settled. Erin thought boy, I thought girl. She wore a baby blue sweater and I, a pink Polo. As the sonographer moved the wand around Erin's belly she took some pictures, pointed out the hands and feet, the eyes and ears. Finally the ultrasound showed us downtown and there was the proof. Our little bump is a little boy!! Such great news, I've always hoped to have a son I could mold into a more brilliant soccer player than I was :)
Today's scan also gave us some other news. Baby had several measurements taken, some of his extremities and some on his internal developments, which is when we were told that baby had over dilated ventricles. We know babies grow at different rates, but what did this mean? The sonographer wouldn't answer any of our questions, instead she rushed us into another room and called the doctor in. His answers weren't that much better, but he gave us enough information we could do our own research online and he set us up with a specialist appointment in Newcastle. Thus far we have learned that ventriculomegaly is a common finding in 20 week ultrasounds and in short means there is more fluid around the brain than there should be. This could potentially affect our babies already sensitive nuerological development. We are here in Newcastle to find out why and what we can do. So far we understand there to be 2 possibilities. The fluid continues to build up or it stabilizes. Obviously we will do everything in our power to control and monitor the dilation and we ask all of you to do everything in your power to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We will continue to post as more information becomes available.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
I've continued to feel baby rockin and rollin in my belly :) And I'm trying my best not to think about the fact there is only TWO MORE DAYS till we find out team pink or blue. Kevin still thinks girl and I think boy....mothers intuition?!
Starting at 20 weeks baby starts being measured from head to heel instead of crown to rump and he/she measures about 6 1/2 inches - about the size of a banana!!!
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Friday, 4 September 2009
**PB&J Sandwhiches ** Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frozen Yogurt ** Cereal & Milk ** Grapes ** Brownies
Up to the weight I was when we first found out I was pregnant! Might have to trade in the brownies and frozen yogurt for some green things to keep the weight gain reasonable.