Friday, July 22, 2016

27 Weeks!

Time is flying by!  I can't believe that in 2 1/2 months we will have a baby in this house!  I've made really good headway on the nursery and getting all of the baby stuff cleaned and put away.  We are getting more and more ready!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

California and Lego Land

We spent all of last week out in California with S's dad and his family and had a great time!  Now that we are back in Texas with 100 degree weather everyday I'm really missing that California weather!!  We did several fun things, went to the aquarium, spent a day at the beach, and of course, Lego Land!  Jude did really great being out there.  Poor guy did get sick on every plane ride we took, motion sickness sucks. I think next time we will have to try to force feed him some medicine for it.  Picture highlights from the trip
Funny faces at the airport on the way out.  S was asleep in the chair next to us!  She has been pretty tired these days.  Only a little sick, but for sure tired.

Relaxing outside with humming birds flying to all of the feeders.
Jelly fish are my favorite!  So is S ;)
Touch pools.  Totally made me think of Finding Dory.
Sea Otter totally waved back to Jude.  It was really cute.
Lego Land with Grandpa!  Jude had so much fun!  Everyone he tells about it starts off with, "Oh man, you are just going to love it!"
Jude's favorite ride, he loved squirting people!
Jude and S's favorite part was the Star Wars section.
Racing Lego boats they built.  There was a lot of different parts like this where you built stuff like boats or cars and got to race them. Overall I'd say kids much younger than 3 or older than 8-10 aren't going to have a great time unless they are super into Legos.  There was a lot of stuff to do other than rides, I think we only ended up going to 5 or 6 rides total, mostly because Jude either was scared of it or not interested.  Even with not standing in any long lines, we were there 10-3, so if you were into rides and willing to wait in some lines you really could spend all day.  And you just can't beat the weather so spending all day isn't a big deal.  So all in all it was fun, but I'm campaigning for Univeral next year as I'm dying to go to Harry Potter.
Next day was a beach day.  I spent most of the day sitting in the shade reading, which was awesome.
Jude went paddle boarding for the first time.  He thought it was pretty cool but didn't stay out long, maybe 10 minutes total.  
Lots of time was spent digging in the sand.  And that's my foot relaxing :)

It was a good trip but between six months pregnant wife and a motion sick four year old I'm glad we won't be flying anywhere else any time soon!
-Liz 













Friday, July 1, 2016

24 Weeks!

Looking really pregnant at 24 weeks!

S did her three hour glucose test on Tuesday and passed!  They had her do it early per her endocrinologist's recommendation due to her previously having been prediabetic.  But what they didn't tell her was that she'd still have to do it again at 28 weeks, which is a bummer.  At least the 28 weeks test will only be an hour test instead of three.

In other news we leave for California tomorrow for a week visit with S's family.  Jude is so excited that we had to make a countdown chart for him.  It's going to be great, but that means I have a ton to get done today!
-Liz 

Friday, June 24, 2016

23 Weeks and Nursery Sneak Peak

This mornings weekly pic!

We have made some really good progress on the nursery.  We have decided to do a Pixar themes nursery and I think it's going to be so cute!  Here is a little peak!

-Liz 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

22 Weeks and Baby Drama

Earlier I posted that we had some drama with our 20 week anatomy ultrasound.  We had it done the day before we left for France and my mom and Jude came with us to see the baby. During the ultrasound everything looked and seemed fine and we didn't have any concerns beyond any travel tips from the doctor.  After the ultrasound we had a quick appointment with one of the midwives who informed us that they had found a white spot on Noah's chest wall that shouldn't be there.  They said they weren't sure what it was, that it seemed to be bone but maybe not.  They said that they didn't think it was a big deal but they wanted us to see a specialist when we got back just to be sure.  So we were a little worried but they assured us that they were just being cautious.  

When we got back from France, S had 3-4 missed calls and messages from the specialist asking her to call and make an appointment. When she got ahold of someone Wednesday afternoon they insisted that they had to see us right away and got her in for 8am the next morning.  Their urgency of course made us really worried and googling what we thought was going on didn't make things any better.  So we show up early the next morning and they do AN HOUR AND A HALF LONG ultrasound.  They remeasured everything and double checked everything.  Then the specialist came in and he did ANOTHER ultrasound.  In the end they didn't find anything.  Our Doctor didn't send over any images for them to look at and after looking all over they didn't see anything at all out of the ordinary.  Then the specialist went into a laundry list of all of S's risk factors and how they could impact the baby, like how having an higher BMI could lead to a late term still birth, which was a bit much.  In the end they told us that even thought they don't think anything is wrong they are going to co manage S with our OB and so we will see them again next month for what I'm sure will be more ultrasounds.  

Of course we are so happy everything seems fine with Noah, but I think they could have handled things a bit better at the specialist.  There was no need for them to make us so worried.  I'm sure it was partly because we didn't call them back for a week to schedule, them not knowing we were out of the country, but still.  

 Wrapping up a few ultrasound pics from the specialist and S's 23 week photo.  Next week she gets to go in and do her glucose test (they are doing it early), so the fun never stops!
-Liz