Now updates on the little ones!
DisneyBaby....hmm. Where to start on this little goofball. Okay well the very good news is that in October I saw my OB for an anatomy ultrasound and had one with the perinatologist. We were super relieved to find out that he is perfectly healthy and growing right on schedule for now. This is big because if by chance something does happen and I go into labor somewhat early he is healthy and will just face the "expected" preemie complications. Its also exciting that I haven't lost anymore fluid and my levels look awesome! The "I wish it were possible to just get a straight answer" news is that as far as my signs/risks for preterm labor all anyone (that's an OB or a peri) can tell me is "You look okay now but that could change at any second." Basically I'm a ticking bomb until February. I may go full term again or my water could break tomorrow. I wasn't dilated 4 weeks ago and my appointment this week was very rushed but my OB and I agreed on a point for my contractions to hit and that at that I'll head to the hospital. Until then we wait and pray that he stays put at least a bit longer. 30 weeks is my goal and I'm currently 24 weeks. This is viable birth but I want to go well past this. Who knows maybe I will just end up having a February 2012 baby after all this! If anyone can predict the future now is the time to speak up :)
Late 5 month bump...with a little picture high jacker :)
22 weeks...Daddy was super proud these calf and bicep muscles!
Very chilled out, like Daddy!
Totally different from Mommy and Lucy.
Lucy! My girl is 3 years old now and I just can't believe what an awesome kid she is. We had her 3 year check up while G.I. Joe was home. I didn't get her weight stats because she was rather fussy but she's tall and skinny.
G.I. Joe took her out to the car when it was all over that way I could talk to her doctor and we finally nailed down her potty training issues. I told him I tried everything from just letting her go without any pull ups or panties to structured potty training and she just wouldn't have it. She won't even take bribes, ever. For anything. She won't even tell us when she has to go which is a big step. So I told him about our year: G.I. Joe in and out, pregnancy, morning sickness, miscarriage, pregnancy, morning sickness, baby brother coming, G.I. Joe home a little while then gone much longer....her doctor thinks she is such a smart kid she realizes people are supposed to be able to guide their own lives and she feels like she has no control over hers. So she isn't just being stubborn for the sake of putting up a fight and most likely won't take bribes for anything. Having a little grip on something is more valuable to her. He suggested we drop it and just let her be, while also giving her even more choices during the day so she does have more responsibility. This is all working really well because just this past week she started announcing more when she is going!
I feel so much better now. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective. At first I thought how on earth would I manage all this while G.I. Joe is gone but I feel more confident and less over whelmed. Lucy is so sweet too she just melts all my worries away. Recently she woke up one morning and the first thing out of her mouth was "Mommy, can you take your arms out of the covers so you can hug me?" That makes me feel like we have done something right after all.
Halloween, birthday and Disney pics to come now that I'm all caught up!!