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Monday, November 29, 2010

15 week 4 day Ultrasound

Just a little wave to say hello world.

Head on left side, facing you, with left hand touching his head.

Arms crossed on chest, lower legs next to each other.

Baby GIRL weighs a whopping 4 ounces now.

Friday, November 26, 2010


We are beyond thrilled that Lillian is going to have a sister!  We have been busily going through our tubs and totes of stuff we had saved from Lil.  Thankfully, we have more than enough of most things and I am even able to share a few trash bags full of stuff with friends and family!!

We have come up with just a short list of about 5-6 clothing items we need to purchase as well as some things that are just better new...a couple new blankets, bibs, pacifiers, etc.

Several people have asked about a registry.  We have decided not to "register" this time, as there really isn't a lot we need.  However, there are a couple things we've noticed we need as well as some things that it would just be nice to have "new" for a new baby.  So, in lieu of registering, we are just making a "wishlist" at Amazon.

Amazon's wishlist is "universal"; this means that you will be able to go there, and see anything from Amazon that we want as well as anything from any other site.  And you will be able to mark on there that you have purchased it, so others do not.  The wishlist is located here: http://amzn.com/w/33G6CTJUIAEK0 .    

Richard had duty today so Lil and I spent the day here, going through the stuff for the new baby.  We've hung up super tiny dresses and sweaters, sorted and put away microscopic headbands, socks, hats and shoes.  We've filled her dresser with onesies, pj's, pants and shirts.  All the baby toys, bottles, towels, etc are all set.  Lillian was so excited to go through the stuff and was trying to be a big helper.  She is ready for the baby TOMORROW.  As am I...if she was fully cooked.

Until then, we are going to have a full house at Christmas.  Richard's parents are coming Christmas Eve and his sister, her boys and his brother are all coming a couple days later.  We wanted to get all the baby stuff sorted and put away since the guest room is also the baby's room and I didn't think they'd want to sleep on top of tubs.  Thankfully, we were able to clean out closets a couple weeks ago and came up with a totally empty dresser and changing table so we had lots of room to put the stuff away tonight.

Tomorrow, when Richard gets home, we are going to put up our Christmas decorations.  And he has even said we can put up the hanging glass globes from our wedding.  I am so excited!  They haven't been out of the box since our wedding, for fear of breakage and not a good place to put them. 

I am in need of the tiny dress hangers that also hang the diaper cover.  I had a bunch with Lil, just from buying stuff but they apparently all got trashed.
I have miraculously found the illusive white purse.  She is in love with it.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We found out on Wednesday that Lillian is going to have a little sister!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I updated Lillian's wishlist with some things she's said she wants and some things we've noticed she needs.

And I actually sat down with Richard and made him update his list.  

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saw the Dr. today.  Am 13w3d. 

Said I can stop taking Prometrium.  WHOHOOOOOO!  So sick of that 3x a day.

Said will do c-section 1.5 weeks early, if I get that far, will probably schedule that in late Feb/early March. 

Said they are not removing "modified bedrest" restrictions, because of my history with Lil and baby loss.  Said they want to keep it how it is, not to cause any problems, and to be safe rather than sorry.  (Don't know that I agree with this.)

Will see them again in 3 weeks, no us at that appt.

Tried to find HB via doppler.  Couldn't.  Did a quick (and by quick, I mean about 30 seconds) US himself, to see that baby was there, moving and had a HB.  It was, it was and it did.

I asked about my horrible, neverending, daily headaches.  I've already made sure I'm hydrated and drinking one caffeine drink a day.  Tylenol and Tylenol Sinus do nothing.  They suggested to use the vaporizer at night and saline spray for a week.  He also is going to make me an appt with a neurologist. 

I asked about an us and he said the next one will be "at or after 20 weeks".  I said that was my problem because I turn 20 weeks on Christmas Day and they are not open from Christmas Eve until the day after New Years Day.  I am leaving the day before New Year's Eve to go to Michigan for three weeks.  Therefore, I wouldn't be able to have an US until 24 weeks/end of January.  My last US was at 9weeks and I'm just not willing to wait that long, with the history with Lil and the miscarriage, I just need that for peace of mind, and I really would like to find out the gender before then.  They said I can do an "optional" US there, but would have to pay out of pocket. 

They charge between $200-500 for them.  I talked to the billing lady and she said she is understanding of my situation and she will try to help out, but if the doc codes it medically un-necessary, as he has right now, then tricare will not cover it and I will have to pay.  She said it will be the $200 rather than the $500 since the full/big US would still be at 20weeks.  But that I would have to pay $200 up front and IF tricare covers it, then they would reimburse me.  They can and have scheduled me for one in early Dec.

I also have the option of going to get a 3D one done.  It will be $80 no matter what (no option of tricare covering it).  The earliest they can do is a couple weeks later than the OB can..

I don't know what to do.  Obviously, if we had $200, I would do that in a heartbeat, if I knew tricare would cover it, I would do that in a heartbeat.  I hate the thought of having to for sure pay $80 and also (even though its silly) even waiting a couple weeks is hard if I can know in early Dec.  I just want a full US, where we see the baby is okay, moving, has a good heartrate, legs/arms, etc.  Gender would be awesome.  I am NOT willing to wait until the end of Jan.  I just cannot/willnot go 13 weeks between USs with my history and wont' worry all the way through the holidays unnecessarily.  We are dirt broke though, so I want the cheapest option.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Mommy, Jesus told Zacheaus and me that we need to go to chicken-a (chick-fil-a)". We did. What do you want to drink? "Large Diet Coke with no ice." Um, no. "But Jesus said Mommy."
 When a cashier rudely insists on having my phone number, I have the habit of changing the last digit. Well today, I looked like an idiot, when Lillian corrected me. Why did I think it was a good idea for her to know our phone number??
 "I bit my teeth with my tongue.  Kiss it."

Monday, November 1, 2010

What Lillian wants

I have Lillian's wish list up but wanted to mention two things that she has repeatedly said she wants:

The Beads from Target...http://www.target.com/B-Pop-Arty-Funky-Pop-Beads/dp/B002YIRKKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&keywords=b%20pop%20beads&fromGsearch=true&sr=1-1&qid=1283369902&rh=&searchRank=target104545&id=B%20Pop-Arty%20Funky%20Pop%20Beads&node=1038576|1287991011&searchSize=30&searchPage=1&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&frombrowse=0


A baby.  I don't have a specific link or one in mind, although I do have some restrictions.  It must not speak, cry, poop, pee, move, eat, etc.  She has two little babies now, super cheap ones that are falling apart.  She does not want any doll, it must be a baby.  She has a blanket, a bed, a carseat and a stroller, so all she really needs is a nice baby.  She has said she wants the Bitty Twins from American Girl, but if you're willing to buy her those, just send me the $100 and I'll get her a doll and keep the extra :-)