Thursday, February 28, 2008

Malachi's Doing Great!

We got back from San Antonio and it was fabulous!! The weather was beautiful, the zoo was gorgeous, and, we got upgraded to a King Suite FOR FREE!!! So, for 4 days we got to stay in a beautiful hotel, in a beautiful city and really have a good vacation just the 2 of us! But, we were very ready to get home because we knew that we had a Dr.'s Appointment today and we were SUPER excited to see Malachi and how well he's developing!

It turns out that he is doing perfectly!! They took measurements, like they do everytime and everything is RIGHT on track where it should be. His little heart was just beating a steady 146 beats per minute. Unfortunately, it appears as though his favorite position to sleep is on his tummy, facing the BACK of my uterus, so we couldn't really see much of his face! We got a couple of cute little shots of his face in 4D, but not as many as we would've liked. He slept, well, like a baby, through the whole thing. We even tried using a noise maker that the nurse had to wake him up, as well as pushing, and poking my tummy, but all to no avail. He yawned and turned completely facing my back and was having nothing of what we were giving him! Now, however, is a different story. He's awake and I think he's boxing with my organs!

We also found out that we do NOT have placenta previa (the condition we were concerned about) - The placenta is lying a little bit low, but the doctor does NOT think it will prevent a vaginal birth. Notice I said Vaginal, not Natural...I want all the drugs they can give me! haha
But we are relieved that everything looks good there, and Thomas is thrilled that he may actually get to be with me when we have the baby. If we have a C-Section, he's already decided he doesn't think he wants to, or can handle, what he might see/hear/smell. So, HOPEFULLY, we'll be able to proceed with a regular delivery and we'll get to have the fun of going to the hospital together at an UNDETERMINED time and not knowing Malachi's birthday until it actually happens! We just can't wait to hold him in our arms and we feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity!!

We love everyone and will update you when we have any new news!!

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