Friday, February 12, 2010

For those of you without Facebook...

I have been posting "belly photos" on Facebook, but here are the last few in case you're not on Facebook:
Week 18
Week 19
Week 20 -Half way!

It's crazy to think we're past the half way point already....but something tells me the 2nd half is, well, 'more involved' than the first. I can feel him moving around and kicking a lot more now though. In fact, he's kicking right now. It is such an amazing feeling. I love it! I can't wait until we can feel him kicking and moving from the outside. Erik really wants to feel him too! He asks me almost everyday if I can "feel him outside yet?" I did once, but Erik was in the other room. We're so excited to meet our little guy. Summer seems like forever from now though, especially with a MN winter! I think a lot of us start feeling this way mid February ...but, this too shall pass. Enjoy your Valentine's weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Last of the Specialized Tests...

This morning we went in for the Fetal Echo Cardiogram. He's still a little wiggle worm and sometimes made it difficult for the tech to get to all the parts of his heart when she wanted, but she was eventually able to get everything she needed. The great news is that everything looks normal! They were very nice and explained everything to us. He has a normal healthy looking heart...all the chambers and ventricles. It still absolutely amazes me that they can look so closely at the inner-workings of his little heart! His heart is only about 1.5 centimeters in size right now. And it is so crazy to see it beating! I love it!

So, it looks like now we just have to wait to meet the little man! It might be a little weird after we've been through all of these specialized tests for so long. Now all the special treatment is over (which is bitter-sweet) and we pretty much just wait. But we can wait with some confidence knowing that so far all signs point to a healthy normal baby boy!! We are so happy for that! I wouldn't wish for anyone to go through this, but we have been so relieved now after each additional test. Thanks again for all of your prayers!