October 27, 2009

Sometimes Violence is the Answer

If one more person tells me "Get used to it" or "You think it's bad now" I'm going to punch them in the face.

For example, we had a crappy neighbor night last night consisting of fire trucks and RockBand playing full blast at 2:00am. I think I'm entitled to be a little tired this morning. However, apparently I'm not allowed to be tired because I should "get used to it" because if "You think you're tired now wait until Bit arrives". REALLY?!?...Really?!? I'm not going to get as much sleep after Bit arrives? I had no idea! Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom with me.

I'm telling you PUNCH IN THE FACE!

October 21, 2009

Me Thinks it's Gestational Diabetes

Today's sonogram appointment went great. It looks like we don't have a velamentous cord insertion after all, it's just a marginal cord insertion. Which basically means instead of the cord branching off before it connects to the placenta (valamentous), Bit's cord is attached to the edge of the placenta instead of the center. So huge relief there.

Bit however, is one chunky monkey. "Normally" babies at Bit's week should be measuring about 1.5 lbs. Bit is weighing in at a hefty 2.5lbs and measuring in at 25 weeks 6 days (we are 23w5d). Bit's Buddha belly is measuring at over 27 weeks!! So the doctor was questioning if I have diabetes :(

We have a call out to the midwife to see if I should go in for a glucose test early and if I should be doing anything different diet wise. Any suggestions??

Other than that it was great to see Bit again. Everything looked great. It was very cool to see Bit opening and closing it's mouth and holding it's hands up by the face. I know I'm biased but Bit is one cute baby.

Bit's profile

Bit blowing smoke rings or it just might be a hand in the background

Bit's foot

October 16, 2009

Moms, Music and Midwives

Finally things are starting to slow down. We've had a crazy few weeks with both our moms in town (at the same time), the Austin City Limits Music Festival and a midwife's appointment. Amy's dad is coming in this weekend and then we are done with the family visitors until Bit's arrival.


We had a great time at the festival. A crazy mix of weather days (some with sun and some with rain). But all in all it was a great weekend of music. We tried to make the most of it because we both realized we wouldn't be able to attend the 3 day music festival next year.

The bands that I loved that I had never heard of before were: Phoenix, Avett Brothers, Mute Math and Black Joe Louis and the Honey Bears.


We had a great time with our moms in town. My mom came in first and went to ACL and Amy's mom came later in the week. We did lots of shopping and eating. We even found sometime to tour some small towns around Austin and be goofy. This was the first time our moms have met and I think it went great. Both are VERY excited about Bit's arrival.

We had our latest appointment yesterday. Bit seems to be doing well and getting bigger. We go in on Wednesday for an ultrasound to make sure Bit is gaining weight but based on the increase in belly size I think that we'll see a bigger baby than last time. Bit is still breach which makes sense since I'm feeling all the kicks down low and I'm not having that I have to go to the bathroom all the time feeling. I'm sure Bit will decide to do a somersault sooner or later.

We'll be back to posting more regularly and following up on all your goings on now that things have settled.