Thursday, August 28, 2008

Meet Turkey #3

What is it with my kids and getting their pictures taken? I don't think that I told you all about Hendrix not showing his privacy for our last ultrasound until the very end, but the child wasn't giving up any info willingly. But, we persevered and found out he was a boy.

First on the list today was to see his face. No go. The little one was totally buried in the placenta, snuggled in and wasn't going to look at us at all. Then when he did turn, he decided that he wanted both hands and one foot in front of his face. Along with his cord that was his security blanket. But showing the boy parts? Oh, not a problem today! He was a flasher extraordinaire.

Then, at the VERY end of my 30 minutes, who decides to turn? And give a huge yawn? And show off? Yep, my 3rd little turkey that only grudgingly cooperates after Mama cajoles and persuades and pleads. At least I know what I'm getting into, since I've already done it twice before.

Here are the last 2 pics out of something like 90. Goodness.

Pretty cute, I think that he kind of looks like a baby dinosaur. If I can figure out how to upload the little yawn part onto youtube, I'll send it along. I really don't think that you want to see the whole 30 minutes of his back!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow I get to go to our 3D/4D ultrasound after work. I'm cautiously optimistic as I know how difficult these can be on getting good, clear shots, but at least I'm trying it out. Some of the ones that I've seen have been super freaky but a few have been adorable. I guess that it relies on many factors to make it come out right. Such as how far along you are, because if you go in too early, it really looks weird, or if you go in too late, the baby may be too big and in an odd position to get a good shot. Also, the clarity of the amniotic fluid, the amount of fluid and where the placenta is located all come into play.

My mom and sis are coming with me and that will be much better than our last u/s where Chris and the kids came with me. I would not recommend that idea to anyone.

I've heard that the office where I am having it done is really nice, as it should be because this thing is costing me an arm, a leg and then some.

I hope to be sharing some more Hendrix photos with you all when I get back. I need to go drink some more water.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bigger Documented

For Carrie

Bottom pic is most recent and taken by Miss Ivy in front of our house. About 18 weeks which was 3 weeks ago.


Today marked the last day of me bending over to pick up anything off of the floor. If I can hold onto something and lower myself down to reach the item, I'm still good. Today I was able to raise my massage table by standing up and levering one side up at a time while adjusting the height. I'm pretty proud of that.

Today also marked the last day of the at-home bikini wax. As I had to lift my belly out of the way to see where the wax was needed. It was more difficult than I expected, but I'm glad that it is done.

The Dentist

I'm not sure if Hendrix loved being at the dentist with me today or hated it. Regardless, he was animated like I haven't felt him before. Maybe it was because I was reclined all the way back? He is getting much stronger.

Since I couldn't take a tranquilizer, I took my relaxation cds. The hygenist was very nice, but it was one of the roughest cleanings I have ever had. I'm still sore and can only imagine what it will be like tomorrow. They said that I have pregnancy induced gingivitis and that could be why everything was more sensitive. Plus, I was drug free, which really sucked. I'm still shocked at myself for keeping the appointment.

Otherwise, no cavities, which is huge. After I had Ivy, I had 7 cavities. Yep, I sure wasn't proud of that accomplishment. At least I'm not headed down that road again!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I just did the math

If Hendrix waits as long as he is supposed to, I only have 138 days left. Exactly. This is going to fly by!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Over the moon post

It's a boy!

Hendrix John Thomas Murphy.

How in the world did he get Becken's lips? profile


Hello little hand

I left this one on it's side so I could explain it better. At 12 oclock you can see his nose, nostrils, lips and chin. Just like he is looking straight at you. He has a hand under his chin.

He's beautiful.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Best

There are some things this pregnancy that I will proclaim "The Best" . And far and away the best of the best have been the amazingly comforting and beautiful dreams that I've had of my dad.

There was a time while I was still grieving that my visits from dad in my dreams went away. And I reeled from the loss. I missed him so much, and then to miss him in my dreams was like salt in the wounds.

But now my dad has come back to me. I wake up smiling from seeing him. And he is always smiling and happy too. It had been a very long time since I had seen him that way before he got sick and died.

My Nana will be 90 this weekend. She reminds me of the Natalie Merchant song, "Wonder". I love my Nana. But anyone turning 90, reminds me of how much time has been stolen from me and my kids having their own grandparent.

I miss him. Maybe I'll go take a nap.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hurry up already!

Nope, I'm not talking about the pregnancy, but my 20 week ultrasound.

It is taking forever to get here. I'm holding my breath again, wanting to just know that everything is ok.

Wednesday cannot come soon enough.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

To be a good parent

I was reading a Bazaar magazine interview with Frances Bean Cobain and her mom, Courtney Love was quoted as saying,
"Whatever you want to say about me, go look at my kid...I don't think any child has ever been more wanted. And I don't think that any parents have wanted to f*ck up less."
This is exactly how I feel about each of my kids. I have always admired Courtney and felt so badly for her dealing with her drug addiction. That quote really hit home to me.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pregnancy Police Attack

And I didn't do anything wrong! And they were both under 16!
This week I had to escape from the in-law infestation, but mostly from Chris, so I had a night out with some of my girls.
On her way to meet me and some friends for dinner, my sis had to take my niece home. She told my niece that she was meeting me and some friends for drinks. My niece came unglued and said that I can't be drinking because I'm pregnant. My sis said that she was sure that I would have a soda or something besides alcohol. My niece then quietly said, "Drinking is very bad for the baby." She's 10.
Then my nephew called my sis to see if he could do something with his friends. He asked what she was doing. She said, "I'm out with Auntie and some friends." He then comes unglued and says, "Auntie cannot be drinking. Is Auntie drinking? She is pregnant and can't be drinking." My sis told him to relax and the I was having a virgin pina colada, just like he has at dinner. He's 15.
The eyes are everywhere.