I haven't updated our blog in over a month now but today is yucky and cold, and I'm feeling really bloggy, so you are getting 2 in 1 day! Sorry for the overload! :) I just posted the long overdue pictures of our house, and I felt guilty not mentioning our little girl!
She is doing wonderful and kicking and punching most of the time now. I will be 29 weeks along on Sunday. I haven't felt the hiccups yet, but I am so looking forward to that feeling. Being pregnant is such an amazing miracle. My favorite thing right now is being able to look down at my larger than life belly and SEE her kicking, or rolling, or whatever she is doing! I love that Jason can see it too. I have tried to catch these what I call "escape attempts" on video, but I haven't had any luck yet. A friend told me to put a plate on my belly and watch it move around, and I can't wait to do that one night while Jason and I are relaxing on the couch. Oh the entertainment! I am going to the doctor every 2 weeks, and have been for a month now. I guess he wanted to start seeing me more often a little early because of the clotting issue. The shots are going good, by the way. I did indeed learn to give them to myself, even though I thought I could never do it. It's just a part of my day now. Get up. brush my teeth, get my shot. It takes about 5 seconds, and it's the most important 5 seconds of my day. At my last doctor's appointment, he said my blood pressure was great, her heart rate was perfect, and my belly is measuring right on the dot. We are still doing ultrasounds every 4-6 weeks to monitor her growth, and I have my next on on Monday, I love being able to check in on her and see what she's up to. He said we are really doing fantastic. Great news! I guess we already make a good team. :) We are still looking at going in on December 27th or 28th to have a c-section or be induced. It has to be planned because I have to be taken off the blood thinner for a day before delivering.
We have a name for our sweet baby girl! After MUCH thought and going through the girls section of 3 baby name books, we decided to name her "Paisley Lane Spangler". We will be calling her Paisley. It's so great to be able to call her by name now. Here is a picture of us at 26 weeks, and one at 27 weeks. I think it's the most we have ever grown in a week. BIG difference, even though I only gained 2 pounds in that 2 week span. I can't even imagine what's coming in the next two months. I hope I am made of at least 10% stretchy elastic...