Friday, August 31, 2012

18 weeks and it's a....


jack hendrix neipling

another beautiful little boy!  we couldn't be more excited!!  our hearts are absolutely bursting with joy!  graham is soooo happy to have a baby brother.  which is completely opposite of what he wanted for so long.  before we got pregnant and at the beginning, he insisted that he was going to have a sister and wouldn't hear anything different but the last month or so he's been talking about wanting a baby brother because his friend at school, Paige, has a baby brother.  so i guess he hears about her baby brother all day.  well, he is now getting what he wants.  :)  when i picked him up yesterday and told him, he said, "mommy, i'm going to teach him soccer and how to play the wii!!  i'm going to keep him."  such a sweetheart.  he already talks about helping us feed him, change his diaper, give him a bath.  they are going to be the best of friends! 
*disclaimer:  there is a lot of rambling ahead.  don't say i didn't warn you but i'm in a hurry.  :)

so let me start with the beginning of my day yesteday. 

first thing in the morning was my monthly endocrinology appt.  great news there!  my thyroid levels are PERFECT so the dosage I am on is working exactly how it should be.  i am taking 88mcg during the week and 100mcg on the weekends.  that means instead of going every 4 weeks, i get to go every six weeks.  and YAY for not having to up my dosage.  Praise the good Lord!

next appt of the day was my monthly OB checkup.  as soon as i got there, i did the usual pee in the cup thing, weight thing, blood pressure and then nurse julie asked me when we wanted to go to radiology to find out the gender.  of course i said AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  before she called she said it would probably be next tuesday.  but when she called they said how about TODAY AT 1:15pm?  Hell to the yeah!  Sign me up!  and that was that.  :) 

i'm glad we were able to get in yesterday because i had an appt with Baby Views next Tuesday to find out.  and that appt was optional and not covered by insurance so we saved $150.00.  woooo hoooo.  I scheduled baby views because i didn't think we would get in so fast with radiology.  and believe me, i have been anxious and super ready to find out so i can start shopping and working on the nursery.  :)

Hendrix was moving like crazy during the ultrasound.  he was constantly kicking and boxing and stretching.  it was so much fun to watch.  when we had our 2d done with graham, he wasn't moving around a whole lot so getting to see hendrix move like crazy was really fun.  when we started the ultrasound, he was laying with his feet on the right side of my belly but soon enough, he did a somersault was was laying with his feet on my left side.  he's already a busy body just like his big brother.  he looks very healthy and everything looks as it should be.  we have a feeling that he's not going to be as tall as graham so he probably has inherited mine and mimi's short gene.  the sonographer said his legs are measuring a week behind.  not that he's going to be short but he will probably be average.  when we saw graham, she couldn't believe how long his legs were...and clearly this was not the case with hendrix.  but that's okay with me.  he is going to be just as handsome as his brother.  graham says so as well.  he told me that hendrix is going to be handsome just like him.  ha. 

stretching his leg out

we got to count 5 toes and 10 fingers...only 5 toes because we couldn't ever get a good count on the other foot cause it was moving so much.

 look at that beautiful profile.  looks like hendrix has his daddy's straight and sharp handsome nose.  graham has his mimi's little button nose.  :)

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