Friday, November 30, 2007

Almost 8 month appointment

Yesterday we had our almost 8 month appointment - Julie is 31 weeks. Again, the doctor said that everything looks good. Julie is still measuring farther along than her due date represents. She might be about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Our doctor doesn't seem too concerned and will just keep monitoring the growth of the belly/uterus. Julie is having more frequent and noticeable Braxton Hicks contracts which is normal for this stage in the pregnancy and our doctor told us to just keep an eye on how often she's having them and how long they last for. However, getting the official confirmation that these are in fact "contractions" freaked Julie out a bit. The baby is still moving around quite a bit, especially at night. All the uncomfortable aches and pains that come along with the third trimester are starting to kick in as Julie is having a lot of lower back pain as well as discomfort around her ribs.

We're still waiting to set up the nursery but the good news is that our crib is in, and the other furniture should be in next week!

Here's a picture of Julie at 31 weeks.

Monday, November 19, 2007

3D Ultrasound – 30 weeks

Today we had a 3D ultrasound to see the little guy however he was bashful and a bit stubborn and didn’t want to show his face. The tech tried repeatedly to take a shot of his face and although Baby Hunter was moving around he wouldn’t move his arm from blocking his head. It was still amazing to see him in this view and see some of his features. Included above are some pics from the ultrasound. The first couple pics are of his face, his cute little ear and his arm blocking his face (which looks like he has muscles). The second set of pics are of a portion of his face. To get this shot they had to go at them from a weird angle since the “money shot” view was obstructed by his arm, therefore they are a little blurry and his features are a slightly distorted (his nose looks kind of smushed). The tech also tried getting a picture of his manhood, however he was sitting Indian-style like therefore they couldn’t capture them on 3D, although we did see the parts briefly during the 2D portion of the ultrasound.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Almost 7.5 Month Appointment

Today we had our 7.5 month appointment (almost, Julie is 29 weeks) and our doctor said everything looks good! Since Julie’s in her third trimester our appointments are now every other week until the end of December which we’ll then see the dr. weekly. Julie’s stomach/uterus is measuring at a little over 29 weeks and the baby’s heart beat was 145 BPM. They did testing for gestational diabetes today (a routine test at this stage) and we should have the results back in a couple days.

The baby continues to move around a lot and rather than feeling the baby kicks we are now entertained watching them and watching his movements. They are very visible and it’s pretty funny watching Julie’s stomach move and protrude in spots when he gets going. Last night the baby kicked and held his foot or arm in what must have been an extended position for a bit so Julie’s stomach had a bulge.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Here are some pics of the kids (Clyde & Suzie) on Halloween in their costumes. Suzie was a pig and Clyde was a “Happy Trails Cowboy.” Clyde also tried on Suzie's costume but it was a little small. They were in their costumes for about hour and then Ian made me take them off because he thought I was “torturing” them. We had a lot of fun carving pumpkins – Suzie kept trying to eat the pumkins and seeds that we pulled out and one of the kids stole and ate the ears off the pumpkin that I carved.

Ian’s Elk

Here are some pics of Ian’s elk that he got while hunting with Jim (Julie's dad) on 10/27. They are a little graphic.