Wednesday, November 26, 2008

6 more weeks!

Baby boy bush is already on his way to being spoiled! This past Saturday I had another baby shower. It was at Egypt Valley Country Club and it was thrown by Nate's mom and aunts. I had a wonderful time and received a lot of very nice gifts! Nate and I feel so blessed by every one's support and generosity.
Last week we we're back visiting with Doctors again. This time we met with a Cardiologist to make sure our baby's heart was okay. Heart defects are more common in babies with birth defects so they wanted to make sure his heart was in good shape before they performed any surgeries. We spent 3 hours at the doctor's office and finally received the news that his heart looked perfectly fine. We we're very relieved but quite shaken up from the anticipation and stress of these scary appointments!
We have another appointment next week to have an amniocentesis. During this procedure they will insert a needle into the amniotic fluid to test for certain chromosomes. In rare cases some chromosomes may indicate a failure to survive past birth, so of course this appointment is stirring up some anxieties. We just try to remember that we've been blessed during so many other appointments so we're trying to think of positive things to dwell on.
Last night we met with our friends Andy and Leigh who's son will also be born in January with Spina Bifida. It has been so great connecting with them. We always feel encouraged after meeting with them and we're so thankful that God has blessed us in ways we could never predict. Please remember Andy and Leigh in your prayers as well.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baby Showers!

The past two weekends my mom and sister threw me two showers. One was at my mom's house and included her friends and my friends, the other shower was in Indiana with my Eenigenburg family. I had such a great time and received a lot of very nice gifts. I'm starting to wonder if our nursery is big enough to accommodate all the things a baby needs. His room is quite small although he does have the biggest closet so maybe that's fair after all. We actually finally finished painting his room today! We'll try to post pictures of it soon.
There are no medical updates to report as of now. Next Wednesday we're meeting with a Cardiologist to make sure that there are no additional problems. My doctor said they're not anticipating on finding anything else wrong, but they just want to be sure about it before they perform the surgery.
Baby Boy Bush continues to move around quite a bit (he has lots of energy like his dad!). Thanks again to everyone for the cards, support, prayers, and gifts. We are certainly looking forward to meeting him in January! Anyone have any name suggestions...?