Holly Cow!! The grips of pregnancy brain has finally released me, and I'm now realizing all the things I need to catch up on. I had some time today, and thought ....I haven't read any blogs in soooo long. I logged on, and saw when my last post was. I'm in total shock ...August!? ....really!?!? I'm so sorry everyone for not keeping up on this. So I'm just going to hop on it, and give you the highlights of this great pregnancy we are having. *Click on the pics below to see them better!!*
*When I was 6 months along they did an ultrasound. They were having a hard time seeing all four chambers of her heart. The office said "Because of her position (breech and facing my spine), we can't see all four chambers of her heart. Happens a lot, don't worry." What I heard was "We can't see all four chambers of her heart ....worry!" Working in the medical is hard because you know WAY to much. I worked for a Pediatric Cardiologist, and I know what kind of things happen with babies that have major heart issues. My doctor saw me that same day, and repeated the same thing, "Dayna, don't worry ...she's fine." She saw the look in my eyes, and said "Let's send you to ROGS, and they can do a more in depth ultrasound. It will help us see her heart better, and it will make you feel better." Two days later, my doctor's office rocks, got me into ROGS who handle high risk pregnancies. I was there for two hours. The first hour was doing basic anatomy, and trying to get her to turn. She was still in the breech position and facing my spine. It made sense, she's comfy, warm, and had her head on a cushy pillow (my/her placenta). After the first hour, they had me drink two boxes of juice, touch my toes, stand on my head, do the hokey-pokey, etc. For a half an hour she had turned a little, just enough for the tech to get all the pics they needed. Then sweet relief came ....four chambers, an aortic arch, great blood flow, etc. The funniest part, I love my little girl - she already has a sense of humor, THE moment the doctor walked through the door, and took her turn to do her part of the ultrasound, Amelia turned back to her stubborn position where they couldn't see the heart again. We all couldn't help but laugh. Although we had a little scare, we got the best pics of our little girl!!
LOOK AT HER GLOWING BONES ...THAT'S BECAUSE HER MOMMY DRANK LOT'S OF MILK!!
*So Brint is a very informed, and very involved husband/soon to be daddy. How lucky am I!! He know's about how ALL women love their body/belly pillow. Well, I guess I'm not "ALL" women. I figured that I have broken all the rules from the beginning of this pregnancy anyway. No morning sickness and all that fun stuff. Anyway, Brint insisted that I needed to sleep with a million pillows, or that we should just buy one of those $50 pillows that are in an "S" shape. I told him don't waist money on that, I like my two pillows, and besides we could use that money to by more baby stuff. In true Brint form, he didn't listen to me, asked the girls at work about their opinion (and how much they love their body pillow), and went to Wally-world and bought me a body pillow. Thank goodness it was only $9, because I TRIED, honestly I did, to use it that night, but it was on the floor in 15 minutes. Brint woke up in the middle of the night looked over to see that I was all cuddled up with this fabulous pillow. What he saw was laying there with my two pillows under my head, blankets thrown off, faaaaast asleep! Nice try honey ...at least we have a nice "decorative" pillow for the bed now.
HER FACE WITH ARM BESIDE HER HEAD.
*One Sunday, after church, Brint and I slipped into our comfies, had lunch, and was watching a movie. I was leaning on my right side on the couch, when all of a sudden my belly was going crazy. I said to Brint "Hey! Look!!!" while pointing at my belly. His eyes just about popped out of his head, and he said "Holly crap!". My belly was bouncing from left to right. We now call this a belly dancing moment.
ANOTHER FACE SHOT, THE TECH ASSURED US HER NOSE IS NOT THAT BIG!
*It's so amazing when a baby, who is still in the womb, already have the traits of her/his mom and dad. So when we got to the 25th week, we had read in our weekly pregnancy emails, that the baby was now able to hear sounds. Of course we talk to her, and we saw her respond to my talking during an ultrasound. Now it was time to give her a little music. Brint and I are HUGE music lovers, from classical to rock, and EVERYTHING in between. First we played her some Vivaldi, my favorite classical composer. I had the headphones on my belly for about a half an hour she liked it and moved around quite a bit. Over the next couple of days, we played a couple more different classical composers, Medieval Babes (check them out, they are awesome), Lorna McKinnett, Enya, and a little B-52s to shake things up. We found her favorite ....Amelia LOVES Alison Krauss!! We listened to her old stuff and new stuff. Her favorite song, because she moved around a lot, was "Atlanta". I guess she knows she has Georgia roots!
*Another Sunday we came home from church, did our normal routine of putting our comfies on, eating lunch, and watching a movie. Halfway through our movie, I notice little Amelia moving. Then after a minute or two, I noticed that it was quite repetitive. I looked down, and could see the bow on my pajama bottoms was "bouncing" with each movement. I thought about it for a minute, and realized she was having hiccups. I called Brint over, and he just laughed. We tried to video it with our camera, and it was pretty funny to watch. I notice, probably because I am laying down, that she has the hiccups when I lay down to go to bed, or get up first thing in the morning. I love to just lay there and feel that movement, plus that's a good time for Brint to feel her too. All I have to do is roll to my other side to give her some relief, and me a little sleep! She definitely takes after her mom the "Hiccup Queen"!
AFTER THREE CONFIRMATIONS THAT SHE IS A GIRL, WE ARE FEELING CONFIDENT. HINT: LOOK FOR THE SIDEWAYS "V", BY THE WAY SHE MOONING YOU!!
*This may be a "more than you need to know" story, but I'm going to tell it anyway ...it's funny. I'm usually at one extreme or the other. Either I can feel my bladder is full all the time, or not at all. Apparently I have a built in warning system, and her name is Amelia. One night, after a long day at work, Brint and I were relaxing on the couch. I noticed that "someone" kept making quick little movement, very low in my belly. I just continued to lay there, and let her move. What I didn't know was she was trying to tell me something. So I still just laid there, feeling her move swiftly. Finally I felt this "punch" on my full bladder, that I didn't know I had. As I was trying to quickly get up from the couch, huffing, puffing, and grunting my way up, Brint asked if I was ok. I told him "Apparently ...I have to pee!". Got to the bathroom just in time, and boy did I ever have to go. Thank you my little early alert system!
MY FAVORITE, I TURNED THIS ONE. YOU CAN SEE HER NOSE (see she has a small one), MOUTH, AND CHIN COMING OUT OF THE SHADOW. WHICH STAR WARS CHARACTER DOES THAT REMIND YOU OF?