Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Graham's 4D Ultrasound & other various updates

Yesterday my mom and I went to Baby Views so we could check on Graham and get a good look at him and see how he is doing. I couldn't sleep Sunday night because I was so nervous and so worried that Shea (our ultrasound technician) was going to find something that wasn't right. Thankfully, she said that he is PERFECT! What a relief!!! She said that he is weighing 3lbs and 6 oz so far and he's 15 inches long. She said his growth is above average and he's probably going to be over 8 lbs when he arrives...should he arrive ON TIME...no sooner PLEASE! And preferably not late either! She said that it looks like his arrival date is September 18th!!! YAY!!! That is the date that Chad and I are REALLY hoping for since my birthday is June 18th, his is December 18th, our first date was April 18th and we were married on Jan. 18th. Obviously 18 is our lucky number! :D She checked absolutely EVERYTHING...all of the chambers in his heart (which is pumping blood like it should be and all of his chambers are there and his heart rate is usually always between 150 and 160 which is excellent), his brain (which is developing as it should...he's going to be a smart lil boy, I just know it! :D) , his umbilical cord which is long and is getting good flow through it, his bones and head are measuring what it's supposed to as well. All of his organs and his spine are looking good...he has both ears, 10 fingers and 10 toes...and he's a busy busy boy. He's already in place and VERY LOW. But she said that he still has a lot of room to move around and he probably will since he's a mover and a shaker. My fluid is good and my placenta is good...so she said whatever I've been doing, I've been doing well. WHEW...that makes me feel so much better. I'm always so nervous about everything and Chad of course, is always on me like a drill sergeant.


He already has a lot of hair on his lil head (which is measuring good and NOT too big like some babies so she said that should be a good thing for delivery). Mom, Chad and I think that he has my nose and my round face and chubby cheeks...but he's going to be LONGGGG and tall like his daddy. His feet already measure 6cm and his legs measure close to 11 inches. This lil thing is ALLLLLL legs...I was hoping he would get Chad's nice long legs and not my short stubby ones. ha! He kept making a lot of mouth movements and he stuck his tongue out at us at one point. He also blinked too! That was so neat to see! He was so good and so cooperative at the beginning...then after 30 minutes he decided he had enough and shielded his beautiful lil face from us with his hands AND FEET! Yep...he pretty much decided to take a nap with his feet in front of his face. Wish I was that flexible!


In this next one, you can see the slit in his eye where he blinked!




In this one, he is sticking his tongue out...it's the white part that looks like his bottom lips...it's actually his tongue.

Here are his big feet that he was covering his face with...he was having no more pictures!!! ha!




Chad was so sad and disappointed that he wasn't able to be there with us...but they made me a DVD and also a CD with all of the pictures on it. The DVD actually has on it exactly what mom and I were looking at on the screen. Chad left Sunday morning for Dallas. He has training there for 4 weeks and can't come home on the weekends. :( He comes back Friday, August the 8th only to leave again on August 10th for either St. Louis or Kansas City for the last two weeks of his training. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray that Graham stays put and doesn't want to arrive early. It' s been a lil tough so far having him leave since he takes such good care of us and with it being so close to my due date but I have Sebatian, my kitty, to keep me company...Here's a picture of me at 29 weeks that was taken last Monday.

Our dear friends threw Chad and I a baby shower on June 28th and BOY, do we have some AWESOME friends and family! Everyone was so generous and so wonderful! I seriously didn't think that the gifts from Mom and Greg and from Chad's mom, Mary, were EVER going to end! They all REALLY outdid themselves! We appreciate it so much and I know that Graham will LOVE everything that Mimi, Poppi (Mom and Greg), Nana (Mary) and all of our friends got for him .



12 comments:

Sarah said...

I love your new blog! The 4D pics are beautiful! He definately has dad's feet too. Love ya girl!

Ape said...

i love it!!!!

Harold said...

Wow, I'm blown away... really! Hang in there graham and wait till dad gets home.

Amy and David said...

The blog looks great!!! Trust me when Graham arrives, it will be so hard to find time to blog. Once, I finally get to lay down for a minute, I think I need to blog about this and that, but I haven't had enough energy in the past week. At least David has posted a couple to keep everyone informed. I love Shea at baby views, I went to her a total of 3 times during my pregnancy. Everything was right on, except her length and weight was a little different. But, I delivered Caroline at 39 weeks, so a week early :)

Dana D said...

I love the new blog! Great idea, and I do think lil' Graham will have mommy's nose & daddy's legs!!!!
I know you're so excited, and I am praying for the 18th~that would just be too awesome!
I love you girl, and know you're gonna make a wonderful mom!!!

Lucy said...

Wow, these 4D pictures are amazing!! Graham is absolutely perfect - I can't get over those pictures. Stephanie, you are the cutest pregnant girl. I am so excited for you and Chad! You will be such wonderful parents. I'm just so happy for you!

Whitney said...

I love it!! You're so good at this stuff.
I made a blog at the beginning of my pregnancy but can't remember the website.. imagine that!

Morgan said...

Aren't you a creative one!! I like this blog thing! :) I love your 4D pics of Graham! They are precious! He is a cutie! I loved doing the 4D pics too. I didn't know Chad was going to be gone so long?! Graham def has to wait on daddy to make his debut! Enjoy the next few weeks before Graham comes though, cause then it is total Mommy mode! ha! Love you! Take care and call me anytime!

Shana said...

Hi, Sis! My nephew is adorable! I can definitely see the resemblence he has to you. I am so excited for you and Chad. I really hated not seeing you while I was home but I couldn't risk you getting sick. You look beautiful as always in your pictures! I miss you and love you so much!

de'sha said...

I love the blog. Glad that you and baby are doing well. I love the 4D pictures. Keep those feet up and get plenty of rest.

The Ramsey's said...

I love the blog! I'm glad you decided to do it! Isn't it so much fun?? You just wait until he gets here...you will wanna blog about EVERYTHING he does! I can't wait to meet him...he is going to be perfect! See ya soon! Love you!

Donnie said...

Hey Cuz! Everything seems to be going so well with your pregnancy, I hope it continues to be a blessing! Love the 4D pics too!
Donnie