I'm a happy RN married to a hardworking resident. We have recently become Carolina fans and are adding the color "carolina" blue to our wardrobe and home. I love the east coast and couldn't be happier living in hot, sticky climate. I was raised on a farm/ranch with two wonderful parents and three fun loving older sisters. I went to a one room country school house down the dusty dirt road with grand total of three in my class. Life in the country was rich, meaningful, and simple, just the way I like it. So from country farmgirl to coastal bell, here I am, living life and loving it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sweet baby

Yesterday I had to go for another ultra sound to make sure the baby is growing and back on track.  At our 20 week ultrasound the baby was measuring small so they got concerned  did a huge work-up, and everything came back normal, Praise the Lord.  I was all settled in and enjoying the cute little kicks, lots of swallowing, and and a very snug baby inside.  It was all curled up with both hands covering it's face and wouldn't cooperate to get a good 3D view, but eventually we got some good shots.  After ultrasound tech was done he kinda started to give me bad news and told me the baby is still measuring small and showed me the graph at where and how they were charting the growth.  I freaked out, texted Tim it was bad and held in the tears while waiting for the doctor to come tell me the news all over again.  Thankfully the doctor came in quickly and explained to me that the baby is now growing at a small rate but a consistent rate which is a good thing.  It is still measuring small but he was so reassuring that things still seem to be going well.  The cord is getting good blood flow and the baby is being perfused well.  He also told me his son was below the wanted 10% range the entire pregnancy and turned out just fine.  So that being said I felt a little more comfortable and the tears started to reabsorb.  I composed myself and called Tim back since now I had him extremely worried and explained to him what the doctor told me.  We got some cute shots of the little one in there and I pray every night and everyday for the growth of our baby and that it would be heathy and strong.

So is this amazing or what?  I am so excited we are getting our ultrasounds done at Rex because our insurance in covering all these amazing 4D ultrasounds.  That is the sweet little one growing inside me. So cool to see.

This is the same picture as above but in the natural color.  Ah I am in love!!!!!

And this is what baby was doing the whole time.  Holding it's little arm over it's face trying to sleep and not be bothered.  I had to keep rolling from side to side because it was lodged so far down the tech couldn't get to the little bean!!

 A little side shot from our 20 week ultrasound in October.  I just love seeing the little one.