Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Homestretch, AKA the Third Trimester

Cory and I went to the doc early this AM for an ultrasound. Being high risk, we were there to check on the babe's growth. Great news! She's right on track at a whoppin' 2 lbs. 12 oz.

I know these pics will mean next to nothing to you--sonograms aren't much to look at--but we LOVE them, so I just had to share.

Look at this adorable little foot. Actually, this is a shot of both of her feet. They're crossed and looking cute!

Here's a shot of her pretty face. Sure, it looks a little Skeletor-ish with her bones showing, but it's perfection to me. :)

And, while this shot isn't much to see, it's absolutely my favorite. You see, it's her healthy heartbeat. That's what those lines are across the bottom. 145 beats per minute, which is just where she should be. There's nothing more calming in the world than hearing that sound. In fact, I always catch myself holding my breath at these appointments until that music fills my ears.

This is week 28, which means I'm officially in the third trimester. I can't believe we've come this far. I still have SO much to do. Here's just a glimpse at what's left on our to-do list:

* Sign up for birthing classes--still deciding between the hypnobirthing and traditional classes
* Everything for the nursery--well, we have a crib, but that's it. I don't even know what colors I'm doing. Yipe!
* Register
* Wash and hang all of the sweet little outfits I have.
* Replace all of our puppy-stained carpet with a more sanitary option.

Yowza! I hope our little squirt stays put for the full three months remaining. There's much to do before she gets here. In the meantime, I sure enjoy seeing her on the ultrasound screen. What a wild and wonderful experience that is!



joscelyne cutchens said...

what a blessing Megan. i'm so happy for you :)

Alicia said...

I know just how precious those blurry photos are. She is just darling.

Erika Hayes said...

SOOOOOOO cute both of you! -- I think I need to cut some frabic this weekend! LOL

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I found that the childbirth classes I took with my first born were useless. It wasn't until I took prenatal yoga..I loved it. It was taught by a doula and that birthing experience was the best..of course it was with my 3rd child. I then took baby and me yoga and loved it.

Stephanie said...

So happy for you & your hubby.
I know you all are counting the days. Congrats ! Stephanie

Renae Curtz said...

Megan, I am so happy for you and Cor! What a little miracle - she'll be so loved. I highly recommend at least traditional birthing classes. You'll be so grateful for the breathing techniques! All the best to you and your growing family. I miss you!

Kim Watson said...

Oh my... she is perfect in every way! I am so happy for you & your hubbie.
L:ots of luv xx

Unknown said...

I am so excited for you! I'm also way excited to see the nursery! :) When will you be announcing the winner of The Amazing Space contest from Studio 5?

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