Sunday, June 22, 2008

Breckin's Room

It's ready - all I need is the baby on the outside instead of the inside! Our little man is an over-achiever; instead of the average 8 oz a week most babies gain at the end of pregnancy, Breckin put on 12 oz last week. That puts him at an estimated 6 lbs 6 oz. Every week when we have our ultrasound the tech, Erin, makes a point to mention how big he is and show us his chubby cheeks. Apparently it is possible for babies to have rolls of fat on their foreheads too - who knew! Breckin, mommy and daddy can't wait to kiss that adorable face of yours - we'll see you in 4 weeks and 2 days buddy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Little Chunk

These may not be quite as remarkable as the 3D images we had done two (almost three) weeks ago, but there is no mistaking those cheeks! I can't wait to see this little guy face to face, but thanks to my propensity for blood clots and Breckin's propensity for growing (up to 5 lbs 10 oz at 32 weeks) we get an ultrasound done every week, which will have to tide me over for another 5 weeks and 2 days - but who's counting!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Six weeks to go!

For those of you who are keeping count, you'll notice that is two weeks earlier than you were expecting. Congrats on your math - you are completely right! Dr. Ehmer has decided to induce me (us) at 38 weeks. The combination of my need for blood thinners and Breckin's size convinced him that it would be a good idea! That means six weeks from tonight we'll be headed up to Baylor Hospital in Frisco where they will admit me in order to get things going Tuesday morning. B-day is July 22nd!

Here's the latest belly pic. People keep saying I'm not that big, but remember folks, I'm 6 feet tall with a freakishly long torso - that makes for a lot of room for baby!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Maya Coping with Texas

Last summer, well last year, was an unusal year for Texas weather. We only had about 10 days of 100 degree weather, which is quite a surprise. They were talking about a drought and super hot weather. All we saw were ice storms, rain, warm weather, rain, and rain. Well this year we seem to be getting ready for the typcial summer weather. Usually we only have 80 degree weather this time of year. Nearly every day for the last two weeks has already hit the 90s. And we aren't even into summer yet.

Maya is learning to adjust her play habits and ways of cooling down. She no longer wants to play for hours on end. Now she only wants to play for a few minutes before its time to go in and lay on the floor. Here is how she likes to cool down.