September 30, 2009
I think we all got sick from this last cold spell we had. We didn't have any heat at the time and ever since then we have all gone through cycle after cycle of sickness in this house. Poor Brook is feverish and coughs so hard. I am hoping after we get better, we will all stay healthy this winter.
September 27, 2009
I think Jer had more fun playing with the tub crayons than they did.
September 25, 2009
September 24, 2009
September 22, 2009
September 20, 2009
It really helps to keep my mind off of things going on these last few days.
September 19, 2009
September 17, 2009
September 16, 2009
September 12, 2009
September 11, 2009
"We will never forget."
September 9, 2009
September 8, 2009
September 4, 2009
Here is his face. He kept moving and that's why its not so clear.
I call this smoochy face. She said he looks scary because he kept pressing his face up against my belly like a little kid does to a window.
September 2, 2009
Studies suggest that babies with single umbilical artery have an increased risk for birth defects, including heart, central nervous system and urinary-tract defects and chromosomal abnormalities (2, 3). A woman whose baby is diagnosed with single umbilical artery during a routine ultrasound may be offered certain prenatal tests to diagnose or rule out birth defects. These tests may include a detailed ultrasound, amniocentesis (to check for chromosomal abnormalities) and in some cases, echocardiography (a special type of ultrasound to evaluate the fetal heart). The provider also may recommend that the baby have an ultrasound after birth.
The multiple marker screening test, or quad screen, is a blood test used to evaluate your risk for having
a baby with certain genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.
We are scheduled for a second stage ultrasound tomorrow. This should give us a better look at Dallas's organs and heart to make sure he is growing just fine. I am so nervous and excited to see what is going on.
Stage 2 ultrasound is more detailed than stage 1, getting into more specific screening techniques, like heart chambers, cord anatomy, etc. Stage 3 is the most detailed, reserved for suspicious conditions that would put your pregnancy at high risk. Stage 1 is just a screening ultrasound.
Jeremiah and a friend were able to give me a priesthood blessing last week. It never fails to amaze me how powerful these blessings are. As soon as he was finished I felt immediate comfort and I knew that everything would be fine. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. I want to thank all my family for their prayers and love on our behalf.