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Baby5: Pregnancy Update

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Still pregnant here. I’m 38 weeks with Abegayle, and certainly feeling Any Day Now-ish. But haven’t I been saying that since 36 weeks? This waiting period isn’t any easier than ever it has been. I actually thought that being a Winter pregnancy the wondering and waiting wouldn’t be as big of a deal.

So. 38 Weeks.

Wednesday I had my OB/GYN appointment and was pleasantly surprised to be told that we were going to have an ultrasound. I’m not a fan of weekly ultrasounds as is common practice for some physicians, but after an unexpected face up presentation delivery for Koen I was keen to have a look at full term Abegayle.
She’s currently 19 inches long and weighing approx 6.5lbs, so just about the size of her 41wk gestation brother Diederick. Also, like Diederick, she has the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. Her position is a first for me–she is head down, which is a blessing, but her head is facing sideways towards my right inner thigh. The doctor said it wont be quite as easy as the traditional presentation, so I may want to plan on a little help with pain. Good to know, but I think I can make it pain meds free again thru the birth.

My favorite part of Wednesday’s ultrasound was seeing that perfect spine, beautiful heart and my second daughter’s sweet face. When Dr. Tan first started looking for a profile image, Abegayle had her hand over her face–a couple minutes later she moved it as if she’d been playing a little game of peek-a-boo and we were able to see her eyes, nose and mouth. Another unique thing about Abegayle is her legs: instead of being crossed and pressed tightly against my ribs, she has the left extended straight up and the right meets up up nearly even with an elbow. Anyone ever seen something similiar? A first for me.

I’m so excited to meet Abegayle and just really hope that my next post will be pictures of her.

Photo Hunt: Self

Saturday, May 31st, 2008


“Yourself or Part of You” is the description of today’s Photo Hunt picture assignment.

I thought I’d put up my 39 Week Belly Shot. My due date was yesterday. As you know, right now I’m in the hospital holding this baby. :)
Her name is Carly Annalise.

I must admit, I am one of those woman who doesn’t bother (hasn’t even tried) setting up the tripod for weekly belly pictures. What’s wrong with the ole standing on a chair in front of the mirror in the bathroom method, anyway? Um, yeah. I can think of many reasons. Number 1: You can’t help but get a lousy picture when you use the mirror instead of a tripod. Little effort produces little quality! Oh well, at least I have a little record. :P

One Year

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Until I put this slideshow together I hadn’t realized how much has happened in the past year. Isn’t amazing how such a small life can become so big in your life?

Thanks, Wendy for the great idea!

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did putting it together.

Happy birthday, Diederick Dale!

39 Weeks

Friday, July 7th, 2006

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38 Weeks

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

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