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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coat of Wax

We had our ultrasound last Thursday and all looks good with our little baby!! We are truly grateful and know that there are many who do not always have the beauty of this news. It was with a heart of relief I walked out of our midwives office. Jake and the boys came along too. I told Tyler that he use to be in my belly, just like his little brother or sister is now, "I don't want to go in there" he said! We all had a good laugh at that one! This baby looks just like Tyler and Luke did. Long forehead and pudgy nose! I'm in love!

Our little Sweet Pea has quite a lot happening! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear my voice now, (and my own research almost guarantees she can hear my voice because I think I've been yelling a lot lately, I have to work on that one). Just the typical, "stop fighting", "share your trains", "if you do that again, you're going to your room", "I said stay out of the toilet" and such! She is measuring up to 6 inches, head to bottom. I'd say that sounds about right because almost like clockwork, at 10 pm each night I feel lots of movement. Must be a night owl like someone else I know! Hair on her scalp is sprouting, (cute). A waxy protective coating called the "vernix caseosa" is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid. What a GREAT invention God...makes sense because they're swimming in there for almost 10 months, they would be shriveled for LIFE without that coat of wax!
Sweet Pea waving to us!!

A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside...
when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time,
and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone
."
~Author Unknown

Better get to bed....Luke has been sick, lots of throwing up the past 24 hours. Bless his heart, he and Tyler were such troopers with me today. We were on the road a total of 5 hours. I drove to Philadelphia to pick up the train table I won/stole on ebay! This thing is amazing....came with tons of tracks and 40 trains!! (We are SET for the next 2 years as far as gifts are concerned). I had packed some snacks, Thomas tapes, puppies, nuks and left over nap time. They slept on the way down. We stopped at Panera on the way home and then, as if Luke was waiting until we got home, we walked in the door and he threw up everywhere....great timing I will say! Just finished changing his sheets again, it's almost 11 pm. I hope it's just a 24 hour thing. I feel so badly for him because it scares him when he throws up so much at one time. On the other hand, I love being there for my babies when they are sick. I remember how my Mom was just so sweet when I was sick, (and all the time for that matter). But you remember that wonderful "special" feeling when you were being taken care of? I made Luke some cinnamon sugar toast with milk this morning, that's what my Mom use to give me. The taste of that still takes me back. If you're still reading all my ramblings, I'm curious, what did your Mom do for you when you were sick?

Here's to a good night's sleep!

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."
~Kate Douglas Wiggin

*"baby mine" by allison krauss

7 comments:

Bryan Allain said...

i'd get some killer migraines as a child. my mom would keep the room dark and quiet (a tough task in a small house full of 7 people) and bring me cold facecloths for my head. definitely couldnt have made it through without her.

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed having Tyler come play this morning.... they had a ball!
We missed Luke-e, though. Feel better soon!!
Shhrish

Jeane` Miller said...

My mother will agree with me (and I know she will read this) that 'being sick' was a rare thing in our house, as we could not easily feign a cold or headache in order to skip school. We actually had to remove the infected organ, or produce sufficient volumes of vomit in order to take a sick day. However, when it was, in the rare instance, determined that we were indeed ill enough to stay home, she did take very LOVING care of us..and the next morning, we were told (not asked) that we ARE feeling better, and that if we just eat some toast and Ginger Ale and walk around, we WILL be fine.

I am afraid that the cycle continues to this day. (and that's alright, because I still love my mom, think she's great, and I'm not a wimp!)

:)
Love,
Jeane`

Jess said...

I remember when I was older and living with Dad and Jan... if I didn't feel good or had a sore throat Jan would make me cinnamon toast and cup of tea with honey and then get the jacuzzi ready for me to relax in. It was heaven!

Adrienne said...

Just wondering if you have a feeling about the baby? You kept saying SHE!!!

Kara Stoltzfus said...

i can't say exactly what it is a/my mother does, but to this day (even as i write) my mother is who i prefer when i am down & out, i have a amazing husband, but there is nothing better then my mom, even when your 31.
she rubs my head, feet & legs, brings me hot tea and does so much more. i have been so humbled lately by my mother.

The lady of the house... said...

Adrienne, i kinda have a "feeling" it's a girl....but we don't know! we'll see soon enough!!! :-)