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Easton

Easton
Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!

Ainslee

Ainslee
Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!

Avery

Avery
Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Quinnlyn

Quinnlyn
Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

18.5 weeks & things are OK (according to the doc).....

Well, if you caught word (on facebook), I've been a little nervous the past few days. I went in for my ultrasound on Monday, & found out that my cervix had gone from 8cm to 5cm....which isn't so bad (length wise), except that it's 3cm less than it was last week. That was a quick drop in my opinion. So I went home a mess & put myself on bedrest until I could talk with the doctor about it (because it was just a tech that did my ultrasound).

Today I had my appointment with the doctor. He is not worried at this point (although that does very little to put me at ease). He checked my cervix & it is closed, & he just says to begin my progesterone shots in the next week or so & that he will check my cervix in 4 weeks. I am also to take it easy (of course, I knew that from the moment I was preggo)...no lifting, no all day standing, no exercise, and pretty much kick up my feet whenever I can. Sounds nice huh? No not really. For one, the only time I ever have the motivation to exercise is when I am pregnant....when I know the weight gain is inevitable. Two, I've never been a person who needed a spotless house, but it's hard not to do what needs to be done. Oh well though.

Now I know that 5 cm of cervix is a good length. They don't tend to worry until it gets below 3cm....but my main concern is that it dropped 3cm so quickly. If that continues, it will be very short by the time I am 22 weeks. In general, it will shorten as the pregnancy progresses from the weight of the baby, which is completely normal...We are just hoping that it keeps a decent length until I get to a safe point in the pregnancy.

I was given a blessing last night & feel much more at peace with things. I know that the doctors can only do so much, but the Lord is the one who I need to rely on. He is more powerful than a whole team of doctors. Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful for doctors. In fact, the past few weeks I have been thinking about how nice it would be to have a midwife instead of an OB (I suppose maybe I am feeling sorry for myself that I am in & out of the doctor so often) since they have such different approaches to pregnancy & birth. BUT, after this week, I have remembered why I choose OB's over anyone else.

Anyway, thanks to all of you for your concern & willingness to help us in any way possible.

Oh yea, & I've been feeling the baby move finally. I can't believe how long that took!!!!

9 comments:

Josh and Ashleigh said...

Take it easy...? What does that mean with 2 girls?
I am so happy for you. I can't wait to see the little guy!)

Rach said...

Glad that everything is ok. I saw that on FB and it made my heart drop. I wish you a long cervix over the next 20 weeks! :)

Clenece said...

KIM, how scary. We will keep you guys in our prayers, and I will try to help out as much as I can when we come.

Jenna said...

oh my gosh! Don't do anything at all!!!! That is scary I will keep you in my prayers. I am sure it will all work out.

Erin said...

Oh no... well I hope that everything stays "okay". It really is so hard to "take it easy" with two kids, tons of Dr's appts. It feels impossible. I wish you the best and I will keep you guys in my prayers.

McKay and Amanda Jones said...

Well happy all is okay at the moment we will still keep you in our prays!!!

Bobbi Simkins said...

congrats! that is exciting to be having a boy. good luck. i hope things go well.

Candace said...

I've always thought you made the perfect choice in providers, since you are more of a high risk pregnant woman! I would guess that even if you had initially gone to a midwife they would have referred you to an OB anyway. That's why we need OB's! Midwifes are awesome and I'm glad I get to use one but they definitely know what their limits are.

Madison said...

woohoo!!!! the bad thing is that you promised me that the next baby you had i could go to the hospital with you and be the first, well second one to hold it and now your in indiana and your gonna have to break your promise... but thats okayy ill forgive you!!!!