Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tomorrow I will be 24 weeks pregnant with baby girl. I also have an appt at my high risk ob's office for an ultrasound to measure the fluid in her ventricles and to see if her head is still a "normal" size or if it has started to grow abnormally large. So, please keep my sweet baby girl in your prayers that her head size is still in the "normal" range. Thank You
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
On June 26, 2009 at 10:29 am a very beautiful little boy entered our lives. He was and still is our miracle. He came into our lives screaming with black hair,dark blue eyes & a cone head. He weighed 5lb 15oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. Today my little man turned a year old. I cannot believe that a year has gone by since our Heavenly Father blessed me with my son. I have been teary eyed most of the day just thinking about Cody being in our lives. He had a small birthday party and enjoyed himself. Enjoy some of the pictures :O)
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
I want to wish a Happy Fathers Day to all fathers today. Those who have their children here on earth with them, those whose children are in heaven and those whose children they haven't been introduced to quite yet. To my dads- I love you very much. To Kevin-this is your first fathers day having Cody here with us. Last year he was alive and well but hadn't been born yet. This year you have Cody to hold and Baby Girl to feel move. I love you very much :O)
at 11:19 AM
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Yesterday I turned 33 years old. Hard to believe that I am already 33. I mean, where did the years go? I remember many different years in my life for different reasons. Through all the years I wanted to be a mommy. It was a dream that always seemed to be out of reach. Every year my birthday "wish" was to be a mom. Didn't matter if the child was bio or adopted- just wanted a child. Now I look at my son and know that he was more than worth the wait. He took me 32 years to have and I am so very grateful. I know a lot of people kind of "forget" about their struggles once they have a child. (have seen it first hand) I don't have to remind myself what a miracle Cody is. When I look at my son I see a miracle- a God given miracle. His beautiful smile, his gorgeous dimples and his expressive eyes. He is my miracle as is his beautiful little sister who is growing inside my body at this moment. Baby Girl will have to have surgery after birth for her hydrocephalus and I hope all of you will pray for her. I wouldn't wish mental/physical delay on anyone but if she is born with one or both I am okay with that. She is my daughter regardless of her ability or disability. I am going to have to get a couple parenting books to help me introduce baby sister into Cody's life. Right now I stay home with Cody full time and he has mommy's attention 100% of the time. He and I are attached at the hip pretty much, he still sleeps with us. Anyway, will go for now. Any advice on introducing Cody and baby sister so that Cody doesn't feel left out?
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Today marks 22 weeks of being pregnant with my little miracle baby girl. It wasn't all that long ago that I never thought I would be a mom. I remember many, many depressing days when I cried myself to sleep wondering "why me?" I used to swear that something must be "wrong" with me. I saw everyone around me having children yet I couldn't. I read stories of abuse and neglect and my heart hurt for these children that didn't know a loving touch. I wanted to be their mom so much. Now I have my son and my beautiful daughter on the way and I know that miracles do happen. Now, my heart aches for those that are going through what I did. I treasure every day I have with my son and I treasure every movement my daughter makes. I know that children truly ARE miracles.
at 5:39 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Cody has now been walking for about 2 weeks and I am so proud of him. He also has 2 more bottom teeth coming in. That makes 8 teeth for my little man. Baby girl is getting more active and that makes me very happy. I was worried about her not moving much but now she moves quite a bit. I will have an ultrasound at my high risk ob's office every 4 weeks now to monitor baby girl's ventricles in her head for volume of fluid. I am praying that the excessive fluid does not enlarge her head too much before she is able to get her shunt placed after birth. Well, that is pretty much all for now.
at 7:56 PM
Saturday, June 5, 2010
These are pictures of Cody walking back and forth between his Memaw (My mom) and me. He is getting so big, it is hard to believe that my 5lb 150z at birth baby boy is now mostly walking. He will be a year old on the 26th of this month. He is eating mushy table food now as well. He is still on formula and will be until after he turns 1. Anyway, enjoy the pictures.
at 4:56 PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Went to my anatomy scan today. Baby girl is measuring a week ahead now. She is 14 ounces and 10 inches long. Her head is in the 97% percentile, so her ventricles are larger than they are supposed to be. High risk OB told me today that if her head continues to grow as it is that I may have to have a c-section. Her head is growing 2 weeks ahead. She is not near as active as Cody was though. I rarely feel her move and even during the ultrasound today she didn't move a lot. She moves and her heart is perfect and in functioning order. Doctor told me that some babies are more active than others. So, just praying that she is fine. Will upload pictures from my ultrasound today as soon as I can. So, hydrocephalus was confirmed today. Well, that is all for now.
at 2:19 PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I will be 20 weeks pregnant with baby girl as of tomorrow. We have an anatomy scan scheduled tomorrow afternoon. Baby girl was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at my 16 week ultrasound. So, we are having a baby girl and I am very excited. Just a bit worried about her hydrocehalus. I know that she will have to have surgery after birth to have a stint put in her head with a drain. I am praying that all goes well. I have always wanted a child with down syndrome, so when baby girl was diagnosed with hydrocephaulus I was thinking in my head that it would be easier if she had down syndrome since I know down syndrome. However, God knows that he is doing and he will watch over my baby girl. She isn't as active as Cody was, I feel her move but not very often. By now, Cody was kicking my butt daily. Cody is now 11 months old. Where did the time go??? He says about 20 words that we understand and a lot more that we do not, lol. He can take up to 5 steps before falling as well. He is getting so big. Hard to believe that he wil be a year old on the 26th of this month. My computer is not working at home so I am on my mom's computer right now. I will update with pictures of Cody and baby girl's ultrasounds as soon as I can.
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