Sunday, April 29, 2007
Here is what Lesley took they really are some great pictures of our special day.. and I cant thank her enough :)
Edited to add: Here are Auntie Lesleys links. :)
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AcOWrVq1aNmaj -these are at the hospital
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AcOWrVq1aNmbU -these are with his cousins this week!
Saturday, April 28, 2007
So after being so rested I got to spend the whole day with him, and guests, we had Grandma Scott, Mimi and Pappaw, Cindy and Kenny, Christi and then Kent appeared from what I figured was home from taking care of the dogs, poked his head around the door and said I have someone to see you.. HUH... then my DAD walked in! Now no offence Dad but this is a MUM stunt! LOL They asked me if I had any idea, and I really didnt, the times that dad has said, are you sure thats the day, are they just going to do the C Section.. which hospital is it.. do you have Kents phone number.. LOL everything! I really didnt ever think he would be here! I am was amazed and happy, and almost cried.. but there were too many people! LOL I cant believe that he is getting to spend time with his Grandpa and his Nana before hes 4 weeks old!
So my dad is now at my house, which I am not sure what it looks like, I would have cleaned better had I known! and we are hoping his jetlag hangs around so he can do the night shift! ;)
The Dr also said today that I was most certainly an overachiever, and that I had made a perfect handsome baby ;) I had to agree!
Hendrix is now in the nursery for the night and of course I cant sleep! it was harder to let him go tonight. They have said that I am looking good enough to go home tomorrow. While I know staying is a good idea, to rest and all, I cant wait to get him home and spend time with Grandpa Dane :) I have been a little stir crazy here and might actually relax more at home!
As far as Hendrix, hes happy! he barely cries, and when he makes that face like its going to be loud, and you brace yourself, he opens one eye, looks at you and just closes his mouth, like ahhh screw it thats too much work! I think he takes after his Dad! He ate really well today, some formula and some breastfeeding, he may have a little jaundice and we will see how it looks tomorrow, but hes pooped 4 times and finished a good amount of formula so hopefully it will get out of his system :) oh and he had a hearing test and passed it! Thats my boy! ;)
It really is official Kent and I have fallen in love.. but this time its with Hendrix.. we are both so happy he chose us! :)
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
A Baby's Choice Did you ever think, dear Mother, As the seeds of me you sowed, As you breathed new life inside of me and slowly watched me grow, In all your dreams about me When you planned me out so well, When you couldn't wait to have me there Inside your heart to dwell, Did you ever think that maybe I was planning for you, too, And choosing for my very own A mother just like you? A mother who smelled sweet and who Had hands so creamy white, A tender, loving creature Who would soothe me in the night? Did you ever think in all those days While you were coming due, That as you planned a life for me I sought a life with you? Anf now as I lay in your arms, I wonder if you knew While you were busy making me, I was choosing you!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
The large blue exercise ball, which sits in my living room and never gets used, also became involved in the whole event.. it was good practice for Kent, although it will be a few years before this level of wrestling can take place! :)
It was a great day and I think all had fun :) Its made me anticpate the arrival of little H even more! Not only being more prepared with food, and a finished room, but the fun that will come when the cute babyness wears off! ;) I do hope hes alot like his cousin, in fact I would love him to take a little something from each of them!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I am comforted to know that my friends and family are praying for him, and even my dad has his whole church in England praying for Little H! :) Its only a few weeks to go.. and I just PRAY hes safe and well.
Here is an article that I enjoy reading.. it gives me hope that the fact that they found this later, and with no other abnormalities means that he is just fine! :)
Clinical significance of isolated enlargement of the cisterna magna (> 10 mm) on prenatal sonography
J. A. Haimovici, P. M. Doubilet, C. B. Benson and M. C. Frates Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Enlargement of the cisterna magna has been reported to be associated with aneuploidy. In prior studies of cisterna magna enlargement, however, those fetuses with abnormal chromosomes have had other sonographic abnormalities in addition to a large cisterna magna. Our goal was to assess the clinical significance of the isolated finding of a cisterna magna measuring more than 10 mm in anteroposterior dimension on a prenatal sonogram. We retrieved all prenatal sonograms performed at our institution between 1989 and 1996 in which an enlarged cisterna magna was the only sonographic abnormality. Cases were included in our study if the cisterna magna measured more than 10 mm in the appropriate plane and the fetal survey was otherwise normal, including normal cerebellar size and morphology. Pregnancy outcome and postnatal follow-up were obtained in each case. Fifteen cases comprised our study population. In all 15 fetuses, the enlarged cisterna magna was first seen in the third trimester (gestational age range, 26 to 37 weeks). The cisterna magna ranged from 11 to 19 mm in size (mean, 12.9 mm). All 15 pregnancies resulted in phenotypically normal liveborn infants. All the mother and infants had short hospital stays (1 to 4 days), and the infants were normal at discharge. Longer follow-up was available in eight cases (range, 2 to 69 months), and all eight of these infants were normal. Our results suggest that isolated enlargement of the cisterna magna to more than 10 mm is associated with normal pregnancy and neonatal outcome.
Monday, April 09, 2007
On the Tuesday they will let me labor for a while and see how hes doing, if he doesn't show signs of moving downward or anything they will go ahead and do a C section as his head may be too big to engage in my pelvis. If anything causes the Dr to think its not at all possible there is a C section scheduled for April 26th. But I really do hope to have some labor.. so I can prepare him for his big entrance, and not just yank him out when hes half asleep!
I do wonder though.. as women have been doing this for years.. what happened when their babies had big heads.. did the Dr's just say.. OH Well.. no baby for you! But after reading how childbirth has evolved, the reason we are now put in such situations is because of prenatal health care, and its a good thing don't get me wrong! Care has evolved in such a way that women are much better taken care of, have better diets (do they see the cookies I eat!!!) and have learnt of the risks of smoking and drinking during pregnancy, therefore preparing us for bigger healthier babies. Of course it also has to do with the ease of C Sections now a days, which some like to call C Birth.. I mean its still a birth, still takes recovery (lots of it) and the end result is the same! :)
At my appointment today, you know this new fangled kind of care where they take good care of you to make this big babies!!! Well imagine for a second a COW.. yes a COW.. (hey Kent's made the sounds at me lately.. I do kinda feel like one.. hes sweet isn't he!! :) ) anyway back to the Cow.. now imagine the farmer with that long glove that goes up his whole arm! and you know what he does with that glove clad arm right.. ya... well that's what the internal felt like today.. I do believe I left the table.. and I am not a huge wuss.. It turns out he is still very HIGH.. and she tried to touch him.. HAHA.. he apparently is like his dad he doesn't want to be touched!!!
So after 2 and half hours of testing and sonograms and prodding I left feeling well.. I have a date.. that was all worth it right!!
If all goes well.. Hendrix Dane Scott will be born to us on April 24th 2007 :) whichever way he cooperates with coming out~
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I am sure everyone goes through lots of feelings at the end of their pregnancy! I mean you are about to bring this little person into the world.. so my natural instinct right now is.. WHAT THE HECK WAS I THINKING!
All in all I am scared, petrified (mainly of delivery- whichever way it happens) sad, guilty I feel like I will have nothing for this little one, I have no connection to him, and cant even imagine how you can love something when you didnt know what it would look like. I feel like they will hand me this rolled up thing.. and I will not know what to do with him, or how I feel about him! This scares me BEYOND belief, all I have wanted since I was young was a baby, and now its going to happen I am scared! I guess its natural I mean its a big deal!
On the upside I think Kent is going to be wonderful at this. He talks big but at the end of the day hes got the biggest heart! I think we are both scared to death, but we have been through plenty, this is just another part, with what I am told is a wonderful end result!
So theres my pity party, I am sure (or at least I hope) its natural. I may spend some time in his room today .. I just feel like I want to crawl in a hole :( good job I am on bedrest! I can!:)
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
After having a day of Oh MY God, and then ah its ok.. I finally spoke with my regular Dr last night and she said that normaly this is something that doesnt amount to anything and with no other flags (other weird measurements of bad test results - of which I have had most tests) she really isnt concerned about it. She also said that the developement at 20 weeks provides many more flags and it was measuring fine then. She said if you measured any grown adult probably alot of them have this enlarged Cisterna Magna and are just fine. It was just something they like to see in a normal range and they dont like it when its not.
SO what now! When Little H is born they will take him to have an ultrasound of his head so that they can see if it was just the measurement in utero that was off, or if it really is enlarged. If it is enlarged we can see a pediatric neuroligist (scary words) and he will tell us what to do. As far as I have seen I cant tell that this causes too many issues (especially considering he has no other problems).
Today I am going to see my reg Dr and will probably ask more questions. But for the time being I am trying not to worry about it!
On the bright side the Dr said hes measuring at 6lbs 3 oz already :) again with a VERY large head!!! (Thanks Kent) :)