10.25.2009

25 weeks

When you count time in weeks it's easy to see how fast it goes... and how slow. I can't believe all that's happened in the last 25 weeks. It's gone by so fast. Yet, when I think about having 15 weeks of pregnancy left it still seems so far away.
It's not just the weeks ticking by that remind me I'm growing a baby - I gained {11 pounds} in {three} weeks! I haven't had much of an appetite up until that point -it's definitely come back, and with a vengance, too. In one week I went from wearing my normal clothes to fitting into NOTHING. Litterally. All my old maternity clothes are summer. But I was trying to hold out on buying maternity until the winter clothes came out. Plus, I've been harboring a secret hope that my low waisted pre-preg. jeans would see me through to the end - well, that's not gonna happen!

And on top of that I was waiting for a difinitive prognosis of placenta previa, that they suspected at my last ultrasound - why by a new wardrobe if I'll just be on bed rest, anyway?

I went in Friday for my appointment and the ultrasound was an answer to prayer - NO placenta previa. It's still close to my cervix but far away enough that I'm not at risk for hemmorage and as long baby is head down by delivery time I can have a normal delivery.

While the Doc was checking things out with the placenta I couldn't resist asking, "as long as you're taking a look can you tell if it's a boy or girl this time?" The doctor got a GREAT shot between the legs - what he saw was.... umbilical cord!!! The cord was hanging down right over the all important "spot". At one point he thought he saw the makings of a "boy part" but when he turned on the sound it had a pulse so he knew that was part of the cord. So, bottom line - Doc saw NOTHING to say it is a boy but the cord made it impossible to say that was a girl. "The little "worm" could be hiding behind the cord or there isn't one and it's a girl," That's what he said to me.

Guess we are in for a surprise! I was a bit dissapointed feeling like I couldn't "prepare" without knowing the gender. But I've decided that the basics will do until we know. A couple girl outfits and a blanket and a couple boy outfits and a blanket - everything with tags; that's all we need for a while, right?!

Last night something a little special happened. During dinner the baby started going CRAZY. I had Austin come over (he seems the most interested in the baby so I called him over first) and feel the punches. Austin's face lit up and he was SO happy. He just wanted the baby to "punch" him all night long. Then Landon and Cameron came and joined the fun. We are just all so excited to have this baby come to our family we don't even really talk about weather it's a boy or a girl.

I know these next 15 weeks will fly by fast; so while I'm counting I'm going to enjoy the time! (....and try to curb my weight gain a little.... :) )

10 comments:

Adri said...

Love your new header, Kendra. And this prego pic of you...seriously! That is what they're talking about when they say "cute" and "pregnant" in the same sentence!

Just buy a cute white coming-home-from-the-hospital outfit and it will work for either boy or girl. Anyway, isn't it kind of fun having a surprise on #4?

runningfan said...

I love the pictures! Wish I could see you in person...I'm really glad for your updates!

Maynards said...

That is by far the cutest pregnancy picture I have ever seen. Seriously, you look adorable!
I can only dream that I will look like that at 25 weeks.
I am so glad for your good news about the placenta. One less thing to worry about huh.

Colleen said...

You look so cute! What a perfect little baby bump! And I am so happy all is well with that growing baby and the placenta. I am still thinking girl. Boys are just so obvious, when it's that hard to see, it just seems like it's because there's nothing there to see!

MaloyMayhem said...

It is so fun to see that little bump on your belly!! Like Heidi, I wish that I could see you!! And what a blessing it is to not have any problems with the placenta. Miss you!

Hillary said...

Congratulations! I am so glad everything is all right. I am still praying for girl. I can just see Austin's face light up. What a great thing for him to experience, or feel I guess!

momsmed said...

Thought the pic was taken in the mirror, then I saw the ring and realized that it was on the wrong hand and I knew...yes, this was not a flip out photo. Love those babies! Steph and Jared came in the shop tonight to buy their costumes. My kids are all cuties!

Kasey said...

You look awesome! Can't believe you are 25 weeks and I'm so excited to hear you are in the clear! Yay! Wish you could find out for sure, but it'll be a fun surprise right?! And it's not like you didn't try to find out! Goodness, this little baby has a mind of his/her own already!

my4suns2 said...

Great news! So glad the pregnancy is going well! Target has some great maternity clothes!
Wyatt is trying to crawl! I can't believe how fast it goes...

Trinette McCrary said...

You look sooo adorable. I think it is exciting at this point that baby 4 will be a surprise, but still kind of a bummer. Aivan misses Austin, he saw his picture as I was writing and said "awwww I miss Austin-it was cute.

I think it is awesome that Landon is earning his sheets.