Wednesday, December 1, 2010


We just got back from our appointment with the Peri, Dr. E.  He was great!  Our little boy looks healthy, no sign of skeletal dysplasia.  He is measuring a few days ahead at 18 weeks 5 days.  Dr. E thinks that our baby looks fine but he wants to check again in a month and make sure that he is still growing like he should.  As far as my cervix is concerned, Dr. E believes that the pocket of fluid is actually a cyst.  Which is good, it means that my cervix is probably not opening so we are happy about that.  However, he does want to keep a very close eye on it, to make sure it stays thick and closed.  I will be getting weekly ultrasounds, trading off between him and Dr. S, for the next few weeks to make sure that there are no changes.  I am off of bedrest but I am supposed to take it easy.  No exercise, no heavy lifting, etc.  I can go back to work for now but if I start cramping again or contracting a lot he wants me to go back on bedrest.  So I will be returning to work tomorrow and just paying close attention to my body.  If my cervix ever gets thinner than 2 cm they will most likely do the cerclage.  They will probably also start me on weekly progesterone injections, just as a precaution to try to prevent pre-term labor.

We are so very happy that our little "Mr." looks healthy. I am so excited to start planning for him!!  I know we still have a while before he makes an appearance (fingers crossed) but Skeet and I both are so excited to get his room together and finally decide on a name.  We want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers! We know this little boy is already so loved!!  Thank you!!!

In answer to Kenzie's question, no we didn't buy Avery a crib. I couldn't bring myself to buy her much because I didn't want to have to face it all later on.


Kate Glenn said...

I am so happy for the both of you you....BE expecting another surprise in the mail!!!

What is your official due date?

Love you Kate

shannon said...

So happy to hear that your appt went well! I hope that you enjoy every moment of buying baby gear, and getting your nursery set up, etc. What a wonderful and exciting time!

Leslie said...

I am so happy! You totally deserve to have nothing but good news. Can't wait until this little guy has a name. And where are the belly shots?

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Wooo Hooo! I am so happy your little Mr is a happy and healthy little man! I can't wait to hear more about your Nursery plans and all the fun nesting you get to do.

Lightning Strikes said...

That's awesome Candi!! I'm soooo excited for you guys!!!

MINDY SAVAGE and Kids said...

YAY!! I'm SO excited for you guys!

Rae said...

Yay! What a great update! I am so glad your little man is healthy! And I'm so happy that things with you look good too. Still take it easy though! Happy 18 weeks!

Mandy said...

Yeah! That is such great news! I'm so happy for you guys.. Can't wait to read your updates!

Never forgetting Gregory said...

Yay! So happy for you. Take it easy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Candi:

I am a sometimes reader of your blog via probably 3 other blogs! Congrats on your baby. I have a 2 year old that just moved out of his crib and I have a darling set of baby bedding that is near perfect. I take really good care of my stuff. I also have the lamp, curtains, and a couple pirate pictures on the wall, even a really high quality treasure map rug that matches. I was looking for a place to donate them and I feel moved that it might be you.

PLEASE Don't feel bad if you have other plans, there is another baby out there that could use it too I'm sure!

Just check it out online and let me know what you think. I picked it for my son Kieran cause every time I looked at the baby pirates on the bumper pad, I laughed to myself.

Cotton Tale Pirate Cove Bedding.

I also would like to donate cause I believe that when you clear something out of your space, you make room for something new and spectacular.
(and I'd really like an ipad for Christmas haha!)

I also have pics of Kieran's former nursery I can email you.

Amy in CA