August 25th...can you see the line?
August 27th...getting darker!
Saw the heartbeat (129)
Measuring 6 mm...due date May 11th.
Perry & Ella are going to have a little brother!!!
Here are some ultrasound pictures
Stretching out...Nice straight spine
2D and 3D confirmation that he's a BOY!
Ultrasound at doctor's office...he's still a boy!
He seems to have caught back up to our original due date...May 3rd!
Heart rate was 155
Profile shots...he has the Rogan forehead!
Looking at the camera and waving hi...definitely a boy!
Appointment today: measuring right on track, blood pressure is normal, and Junior is head down
Go every 2 weeks now!
Appointment today: blood pressure is still low, weight gain is at about 24 pounds
Belly was measuring 35 weeks (and the doctor is still using the May 11th due date from the very first ultrasound) so this put us ahead about 2.5 weeks
Getting an ultrasound next time to check Junior's growth
And depending on our insurance, we *may* be able to deliver at the new hospital, Progress West, out here in O'Fallon
UPDATE: Not able to deliver at Progress West due to insurance. Bummer.
Appointment today: ultrasound showed Junior measuring around 34/35 weeks and about 5 1/2 pounds, so he's pretty much right on track
Belly was measuring 34 weeks this time so he must have been laying funny last time
Blood pressure still low, weight gain around 25 pounds
We double checked our insurance with the hospital and we CAN deliver there, so we took a tour of the L&D floor
This is the first time I've ever had trouble making things out in an ultrasound...
I would have thought it would be easier since he's so big?
Face...if you tilt your head to the right, you can see the 2 black spots (eyes) and a bit of his nose and mouth
Nose and lips...again, tilt your head to the right
Foot (stuck in Mommy's ribs)...and the "still a boy" shot (I have NO idea what the heck that is a picture of)
Appointment today: 1 cm dilated, belly measuring 37 weeks, weight gain around 30 pounds, blood pressure still low
Start going weekly now
Appointment today: 2+ cm dilated/50% effaced, belly still measuring 37 weeks,
weight gain still around 30 pounds, blood pressure up a bit but doc is not concerned
Appointment today: 3 cm dilated/50% effaced, belly measuring 36 weeks (not sure how that happened),
weight gain up to about 35 pounds, blood pressure back to normal
BIG NEWS: WE HAVE AN INDUCTION DATE!!!
JUNIOR WILL OFFICIALLY BE EVICTED ON TUESDAY, MAY 8TH!
Of course we hope he comes on his own before then, but it's nice to have an end date in sight
Bloated at 5 weeks (and yes, the belly button is already out)
9 1/2 weeks
11 1/2 weeks
15 1/2 weeks
For comparison, here is Mommy at 15 1/2 weeks with ONE baby and at 15 weeks with TWO babies
So either this is one BIG baby or Perry & Ella really did a number on Mommy's tummy while they were in there
Going to a Christmas party at 17 weeks
With new due date, this is 21 weeks
23 1/2 weeks
Another comparison...here is Mommy at 26 weeks with Junior and at 26 weeks with Perry & Ella
Hard to tell, but I think Perry & Ella might have been bigger
Final comparison...here is Mommy at 34 weeks with Junior and 33 weeks 2 days (the day before delivery) with Perry & Ella
BEFORE pics of Junior's room
We are moving the desk/office downstairs...note the pack n play that Ella sleeps in
4 columns done, 3 to go!
Tape, paint, tape, paint
New pictures of the nursery
We decided the darker blue squares didn't match the bedding very well, so we repainted them turquoise
BEFORE (with darker blue)
AFTER (with turquoise)
With crib and swing in place
Crib and bedding (no mattress yet)
Canvasses on opposite wall (still waiting on one of the backordered fabrics)
The dresser and glider will go on this wall
A bit more nursery progress
Cool curtain rod (those are not the curtains, we just threw the quilt up there)
Another new addition to the room...very cool light fixture
Just about done...
Big circles added to the squares
Small circles added around the top of the remaining 3 walls
New changing table...Canvasses are finally complete
Added a shelf above the changing table
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