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29 Week Update… just a little late

It has been a crazy busy, but fun week. My mom arrived last Sunday so I could help her work on a special project. My grandpa has been trying for many years to write a book about his life, and with his memory issues and health problems he has never been able to complete it. We have spent the last week scanning pictures, reading through hand scribbled notes, and trying to fill in the gaps with the help of my Grandma and other family members. It has been quite the undertaking yet it has been a pleasure to be able to take the time to learn about my family history and do something that will make my grandpa so happy.

This morning I received an email from a dear friend wondering how our appointment went this week. It wasn’t until then that I realized that I hadn’t even thought about blogging! We are so blessed to have so many people who care about us and pray for us! I am sorry if we left you hanging!

Our appointment this week was long. We arrived at 8:30 and finally left at 12:30. Let me tell you, that 3 hour glucose test is not fun at all! Luckily I passed with flying colors! I was very relieved! Our ultrasound was great. Little Truett is back to being transverse so we are hoping he will turn himself around in the next few weeks. I think the coolest part was being able to watch him practice his breathing. You could see his little chest rise and fall and see his diaphragm moving up and down. So cool! He is measuring right on target for where we are… accept for his arms which are measuring 2 weeks ahead. His estimated weight is 2 lbs 12 oz. Our sweet little man is getting so much bigger!

I thought he was an acrobat before, but the last week or so has been even more comical! He is getting so much stronger! His kicks and jabs are getting harder and happen more and more frequently. He still is most active when his Daddy is around which makes me smile, and every night he kicks Matt in the bootie as we fall asleep. He wakes me up every morning about the same time, but once I eat breakfast he seems to go back to sleep! Maybe he just gets hungry!

We moved the beautiful cradle into our room this week. (Thank you Mark and Nancy for letting us borrow it!) We have also been getting everything set up in the nursery. We still need to get that dresser refinished but I think we are going to work on that this week! His closet is getting more and more full of clothes and supplies. We had some wonderful friends of our bring lots of clothes to us last week! Their little boy is just a year older than Truett so he has gotten lots of hand me downs!

We have been spoiled this week by both sets of our parents. What a blessing to have them buy us groceries and take us shopping for other things we need. God has been so faithful to provide for us even while I’m not able to work. We are so thankful.

I can’t believe tomorrow will mark 30 weeks. Just a few weeks ago we were worried that we would never make it this far! There were times we wondered if we would even have a baby to bring home with us. What a wonderful God we serve! A God who answers prayers, comforts us, and keeps us safe. We are so excited to meet our sweet little miracle. Just a few more weeks to wait!


Weekly Update…

We had our weekly appointment with the Dr today. Got my lovely shot, had our sonogram, and visited with the Dr. Everyone is very pleased with how things are looking. So far there has been no change in my cervix which is great news! After 4 weeks of bed rest, since I’m not having any bleeding or contractions and things are looking stable. Dr has given me permission to start getting up and doing things as I feel I can.  I am even allowed out of the house, including shopping! YAY! I’m not allowed to lift anything heavy, and I can’t return to work, but I can start doing somethings around the house and actually start having a social life again!

Truett is looking great! He is growing and changing each week. He spent most of our sonogram today with his hand up by his face waving at us! He is still way up high under my belly button, but has decided that my bladder makes a fabulous trampoline. Got to love that!  We did get another look today and he is a boy! Matt is just thrilled! He can’t wait to have another boy in the house… I hope that means I won’t get picked on more…

The plan as of now, as long as everything continues this way, is to take my stitches out around 36 weeks… So chances are Truett will be a little March baby instead of April. I’m not going to complain about that though. I don’t think I will quit worrying till our sweet baby is safe in my arms and I can see and touch him and KNOW that everything is ok.

Matt took me to Hobby Lobby when we were done at the Dr so I could get a few things to start getting Truett’s room ready. I have to say by the time we walked to the back of the store, I was ready to come home and take a nap! Not only that, but my ab muscles were so sore! I’m not used to carrying around this baby belly I guess.

We are so blessed to have such a great Dr who truly cares about us and Truett. We feel so comfortable with her and know she is doing everything she can to keep our baby safe!

Thank you all for your continued prayers!