Monday, October 25, 2010

Back in business

Say hello to Baby #2!

Alive healthy and strong. Sorry for the lousy pictures, our scanner is in storage, and so you just have to deal with the snaps I took with my camera of them. But still if you can see what I see, isn't it so darling? Do you see the hand stubs and feet? Makes it all real, and not just the flu you know?

Such a relief for us. I'll admit I was pretty worried.

The good news: The babies heart rate was 182, and right on track due date wise (8 weeks, 2 days)
My bleeding is completely healed now. It was nowhere in the ultrasound. The ultra sound tech was absolutely awesome. I remember her from Axel's too, she is soo great. She gets excited and showed us all these cool things, like the blood going from my body to his through the chord. It was amazing.

The bad news: My "stay-cation" has now come to an end. :( I will no longer have an excuse to have everyone do everything for me. Although it was hard at first, I really started to enjoy my time off and all the extra help I received around the house, and the fact that I could just be like , nope sorry I am off duty, Drs. orders :) But it is nice to have my abilities back, I have felt somewhat useless. I am a doer, I like to go and do, and while I have tried to say things like there is NOTHING more important than sitting here making sure this baby stays put, it didn't make it easy.

I honestly don't think I would have healed or recovered had I not gotten so much help, prayers and positive vibes. So thank you to you all for all your love and support, kind words of advice, and help. We are so blessed to have so many people that love and take care of us. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and in this case that is very true. :)

This baby has definitely tested my faith and made me realize what is important in my life right now. I am not saying it has been easy, probably one of the most exhausting and hard two weeks (has it really only been two weeks?) of my life. I am glad we are all better now, just in time for HALLOWEEN!


Emily said...

Wonderful news! I've been wondering all day how the u/s went. Happy Day! And it's so fun to see pictures early, especially when you feel crappy, it makes it all worth it.

Leslie said...

Hooray! So happy to hear this.

Melonius said...

now that. is. cute!
and yay for no more bedrest

Jessie Eyre said...

Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!

Yay! We've been praying for you guys and anxiously awaiting the good news.

My sister in law had a hard pregnancy recently (like she was in the ICU and then the baby was in the NICU for 3 weeks after birth) and she teases all the time that we need to be extra careful with her baby because she worked extra hard for him.

Laughing. I guess you can say the same about this little one. Its a fighter! We can't ever forget what a miracle babies are, you know?!

So happy for you guys!
Hugs to all four of you!

rain said...

So, SO excellent. I'm relieved and excited...and I'm going to say it's a girl. And I'm packing up all my old clothes for you. ;)

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you are both recovered - you probably needed the rest as you're always go, go, going :)

KaSs MiLeS said...

i'm really glad everything is okay. i'm excited for you to have another baby. and its probably a girl. just sayin. :)

Kory said...

It's totally a girl. And a few hours after she was off of bed rest she had Axel's halloween costume made from scratch.

Ashley said...

So Happy for you guys!!!
Man its amazing how at 8 weeks they can get an ultrasound.

Kat Clark said...

Congrats! So glad you are back in business and that everyone is healthy! I love Axel's costume. Totally spot on, clever and of course he is such an adorable Pablo.