Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pictures and Video

Alright, here are some of the pictures we got yesterday. 

 He kept opening and closing his mouth, already a talker like his daddy. 

This is after he realized he was getting his picture taken. I had to laugh when I saw it.

Also, here are a couple of videos of Noah from our ultrasound yesterday. Right now it is just the links for them but I'm going to try to get them to where you can just watch within the blog. The first is at the very beginning of the ultrasound. It shows his heartbeat. You can also see how his chest is smaller than his stomach area. I will also warn you that if you look at his leg when they show it, you will see the femur that is at a 90 degree angle. I say warn you because for us it was a little hard to to look at. The second video focuses more on his face so it's more fun to watch. I will say the non-4D view of his face is a little creepy looking. lol

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

28/29 week appointment

Well let me start by saying that Noah is doing about the same. Woke up this morning for the appointment, got ready, then drank the glucose drink they sent home with me last time. Honestly it wasn't as bad as what I had been told. The orange tasted like a melted ice pop. I still chugged it down as quickly as possible. We got there and went through the normal weigh-in (which I won't tell the results of.) : ) Then they drew my blood. After that we went to our ultrasound.

To A and I's eyes, we thought that Noah looked a little worse. His chest still looked really small to us. His arms and leg bones are continuing to bend. One femur is worse than the other. It was almost at a 90 degree angle. It hurts to see his bones look like that. On an upside his hand wasn't in front of his face starting out this time. It has always been there. But as soon as the ultrasound tech got good and started, up went that little hand again. We had to laugh at that, he already doesn't like his picture taken. I would say he's shy, but with him being half Aaron, I seriously doubt that. 

After that the doctor came in. He started by saying that everything looks about the same. That was such a relief to hear. A few months ago I wouldn't have imagined being told about the same as that first 50/50 odds he gave us would be good news, but it is now. He said that while his chest is small, he said it wasn't overly small which was also good to hear. He also gave us another possible diagnosis. He said that he is still leaning toward the osteogenesis imperfecta, but that it is also starting to look a little like hypophosphatasia. He said that it could be the second diagnosis because of what he observes with Noah's skull. When he would examine Noah's skull, if he pressed down on my belly, we could see his skull bend a little. He also said that we could see Noah's brain anatomy really well because the bone density was low. While these are the two things he mentioned, he reminded us that we won't know anything for sure until after he is born. He could have neither of these. On another up note, he moved my due date up three days to April 6. So instead of being 28 1/2 weeks, I'll be 29 weeks tomorrow. He said he was cutting me a three day break. 

Overall the appointment went as well as could be expected. We would like to thank everyone again for their prayers. I know it's those prayers that are getting all of us through this.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Nursery Walls

After a little over a week working on them we've finally got the nursery walls painted. My mom came up last weekend and helped me with the initial painting. 

The before photo

The first coat

The final product of the green paint. We also took up the carpet.

During the week I started working on the tree mural I wanted on the wall. The original plan was to use a picture I had found and project it on the wall so that I could trace the trees and then paint them in. What we discovered was that the projector couldn't make the picture big enough to cover the wall. So I ended up free handing the trees.They ended up turning out all right anyway! 

The outline

Starting to fill them in

The final product!

I may touch them up here and there later, but for the most part they are done. I had so much fun doing them but I am glad to be done. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures. The next project is painting the trim, then putting in new carpet, and finally adding the furniture and decor. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

3rd Trimester

I haven't posted in awhile. We've been busy though. My momma came up last weekend and helped me paint the nursery. I'll probably try to have that finished up this week. (So hopefully pictures will be coming soon of the progress!) For those keeping up with appointments, next Tuesday (18th) will be the next appointment. I'll be drinking the lovely* glucose drink for that appointment so I'm not looking forward to that, but I am looking forward to seeing Noah again.

I don't know how to feel about being in the 3rd trimester. I know a lot of ladies are so excited when they get to this point. They are counting down the days until they get to see their baby. I know I will be excited to get to say hello to Noah. I'm just afraid that I will have to say goodbye too. I'm not ready for that. I'm definitely still trying to live day to day and just pray. I know all of your prayers have been getting Aaron and I both through this. I know we are going to be needing plenty more of those. Thank you to all who have been praying for us.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beginnings of the Nursery

OK, so no actual pictures of the nursery, but I've started on some of the decor for the room and thought I would share the progress. First, this is a picture of Noah's first Christmas ornament. We are doing his room in owls so when I was searching for ornaments and saw this on the first page of my search on, I knew it was his. I'll have it somewhere in the nursery once I take the tree down.
While I'm on ornaments, these were given to me by my secret sister and they are so so cute!

Now for my first do-it-yourself project. These will hang on one of the walls in the nursery. I think they turned out alright. 

Anyway, that's about all we have done for the nursery right now but it's a start right? Next will be tearing up the carpet in that room to put new down and then painting!