September 25, 2006
A little over a week ago I started my 6th month of pregnancy. Last Thursday we went to Dr. Benson's office for the "official" sonogram. They did all kinds of measurements that we didn't have done at Hope. He was sleeping this time, so he was not as active and kicking around like he had been at the last two. His heartrate was the lowest we'd seen it yet, at 142 bpm, since he was sleeping.
Overall, Asher is measuring large for his due date by a few days. So, we'll see if Dr. Benson moves up my due date at the next appointment...which will be fine with me! The sooner we get to see his sweet face the better...but, honestly, I mean does it really even matter for first time mom's if my due date is moved up a few days? I will probably be late anyway, right?
He's getting to be such a big boy! He weighed a whopping 1lb 2 oz and is about a foot long...we're so proud of our 1 pounder!! And when the sonographer measured his femur, it measured a few WEEKS ahead of schedule...guess he has his daddy's long legs!! We will have to post the pics from the sonogram soon, but it looks as if he has my pointy chin! It's so amazing to see that he really has mine and Charlie's genetics--that he came from us!!
Weeks 24-28 are supposed to be his most active during pregnancy. I have been feeling him move around like crazy for the last 3 weeks...and Charlie felt him kick for the first time about 2 weeks ago. Everytime he feels him moving, he looks at me and says, "Wow! There really is a BABY-a little person-in there...that's crazy!"
Asher can now kick, cry, and hiccup. (We felt him hiccuping after I ate some salsa today at lunch...poor thing.) Most loud noises and when I laugh really hard make him very still. Hopefully, he will get used to these soon...it makes me feel bad, as if I'm scaring him.
This whole pregnancy is making me more and more in awe of our Awesome Creator...how could anyone not believe in creation? Our bodies are WAY too amazing to have evolved, so fully functional, on their own.
September 12, 2006
There's no mistaking that our little guy is, indeed, a little boy! It was hilarious how as soon as the nurse scanned over his "parts" to take pictures he spread his legs, as if he was afraid we wouldn't quite be able to tell...and as if he knew what we were looking at...he's already so smart!
So...Asher Judson it is! Charlie and I have each liked the name Asher for years-before we even knew each other. We were talking about names we liked for future children, once, when we were engaged and when we both realized that we liked Asher we decided that if we ever had a boy, that is what his name would be. Besides, Hayden Asher is one of the most precious little boys that we know...don't worry, we already checked with Heather and she assured me that it is okay that we use the name!
This first picture is, well, like I really have to explain...there is an arrow there, too, incase you needed any help spotting it. Our little guy sure isn't modest.
The second and third pics are of his precious little face...or skull...he's so cute-look at him with his hand up by his face!
September 10, 2006
Well, it's official...I now really have a baby~belly--and it's not just when I've eaten a big meal--I wake up with it in the morning and go to bed with a bigger one each night! This picture was taken last week when I was a complete 21 weeks pregnant! I am now in my 22 week and tomorrow we will officially confirm that our baby is a boy--with pictures of the "parts" and everything! (I hope he is b/c Aunt Avery, Mimi & Pop have already gone crazy buying things!)
Click here to see my first belly pic.
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