Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Colin's photo sessions

I had another doctor appointment this morning and it was fairly exciting. We started off with the ultra sound as usual and Colin was so twisted up inside me that it took a while to figure out where all of his parts were. We were finally able to get a profile shot, I haven't had one the whole time and they are my favorite because you can see the face without the creepy eye sockets staring back at you. His cheeks have gotten even chubbier and he has some chubby thighs too, what a difference from Ashley who had long skinny gams.

I finally made a list of questions for the doctor, I usually try to rely on my memory for questions and since my brain is pretty much useless right now I figured writing questions down might help. Everything was fine until I started asking the doctor about how many contractions I should be having and how strong they should be. As soon as I told her I've been having about 6-10 an hour if I'm busy and moving all around she immediately (but very calmly) recommended a test and wanted me to stay for a non stress test to monitor the number of contractions. She said everything looked good and seemed normal but that amount of contractions was too many. It took almost 20 minutes to find Colin's heartbeat because he's a squirmy wormy as Ash says and was playing hide and seek with the nurses (yes, that made me nervous even though I already had an ultrasound that showed he was perfect). Of course I only had 2 contractions during the test so she's thinking it might be because I'm up and down all day and lifting kids in and out of high chairs and cribs (I guess it's a good thing babysitting is ending this Friday).

Due to the contraction situation I'm going to be back in 3 weeks for another non-stress test and then I'll start coming in every week for the test unless the amount of contractions drastically changes.

Another great thing was my blood pressure was way down and we will be monitoring that closely to see if I need to cut my dosage in half YAY!

So, I finally scanned Colin's ultrasounds and have them below. I have the original followed by one with outlines of everything so you can tell what everything is. I'm not an artist and had to do this with a mouse so I didn't do a very good job making Colin look cute.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ultra sound pictures!!!!!!!! Pretty soon you'll have this lil man in your arms!!!! YAY

Shwam Fam said...

So cute!!! I love his profile picture. He is such a little stud already. We can't wait to meet this little man!

J. Gruenemay said...

OMG, I'm going to cry! His profile looks so much like Austin's did, and that makes me happy and sad all at the same time. Where's my tiny baby?? He's all grown up. I can't wait to see your tiny baby and get my fix ;-)

Ps - TAKE IT EASY!! Rest, relax, recycle (it's good for the bottle, it's good for the can). HAHAHA