anniversaries, babies and & other such things

Collin and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary on Monday, and I have to say how deliriously happy I am! Life is good. Nay, God is good! It's a great testament to His love for me, that He would find it fitting to create such an absolutely amazing man intended just for me! We didn't really do anything "special," in fact I spent a good chunk of the day picking a sick Moira up from school and in the Pediatrician's office to confirm strep throat was the culprit, but I just couldn't be happier with my life. I made a dinner of Beef Stroganoff and cherry cream cheese coffee cake for dessert, and enjoyed sharing it with our lovely kiddos and watching a romantic comedy once they were tucked away in bed. We plan to go out one night this weekend for a nice dinner, assuming I can line up a babysitter. Thanks Mom & Dad for funding an anniversary date night yet again!

In other news, I visited my OB this morning for a routine check up and glucose test (which tests for gestational diabetes) and all went well. My blood sugar levels were great, and my iron level was rather good, even for a non-pregnant person. (It must be all that yummy broccoli and spinach I've been eating!) I fortunately only gained another couple pounds, making the grand total 9 pounds at 24 weeks, even though my appetite has increased a bit since last month. The most shocking thing for me and my OB both was my fundal (tummy or uterine) measurement though! The average pregnant women is typically 1 cm per week of pregnancy - meaning that at 24 weeks an average measurement for me today would have been 24 cm... well, I measured 31 cm!!! Dr. Callison just looked at me with wide eyes and said "oh man, you're going to have a big baby!" So, we'll see. The good news from all this is that she stated she might like to get me in for another ultrasound toward the end to measure this not-so-little one's growth - which would be another fun opportunity to see our little girl again! The concern here is what my OB is going to say if she ends up being over 9 lbs. In fact, the nurse mentioned to me that I could just schedule a c-section since it looks like this baby is going to be big. I thanked her but said I'd rather try to do it naturally before resorting to surgery. My body has proven that it can push out an almost 9 pounder, I'm just starting to fret a teeny bit about what will happen if the bun is much larger than that. (Perhaps we should change her nickname to the loaf, instead of the bun?!) So, prayers over this developing issue would be very much appreciated!

Finally, I thought I'd take a moment to show off my newest work of art! ;-) Here is the baby blanket intended for little Nora, my dear friend Leslie's firstborn. I just finished it this last weekend, and need to get it in the mail before any more time passes! I'm just so smitten with this particular pattern, that I foresee a possible remaking of this one for our little girl. There are several other baby knitting projects in the works too, so I'll be sure to post some on those as they come along.

Well, that's about all for now. Thanks for popping by!


Bruce Judisch said...

Hang in there, kiddo! We're looking forward to being there.

Oh, and I didn't know this was possible, but you keep getting better at the needlwork. ;-)

Love, Dad

E said...

Great job on your weight maintenance & it's so great to read that everything is clicking along and all the tests are coming out so well! That's such a blessing! And, I'll be praying about baby size. Yikes!

That blanket is gorgeous! I love pink & brown and the pattern is simply lovely!


DW Hobbs said...

My SIL had a 10lb 9oz'r without a c-section so there's definitely hope!!! Now if your babe is bigger than that than, honey, I'll pray even harder for you! ;-)

Thanks for the update, I will certainly continue with my prayers for the baby and for always, the general health and welfare of your wonderful family!


Katie said...

You'll be in my prayers Janelle! Maybe they can induce you early! :) Beautiful job on the blanket! That's a talent that I wish I had but I'll just leave it to the experts like you!


Anonymous said...

Wow! The baby blanket looks awesome!! Have you ever considered saling some of your work? If so, I would love to purchase one from you!

When I was pregnant with Elijah there was a lady who walked into the OB clinic with her little girl. Turned out she delivered at 11 lbs. My jaw dropped hearing that, and the lady delivered her naturally. So there's testament to the fact it can be done. :) Our prayers are with you and your newest little one.

Kim said...

Hey there! Loved the update! And Happy Anniversary, by the way!!!! So, the "loaf", huh? I had to LOL at that one! :) Don't fret! She could've been stretching - seriously! Don't be surprised if you go back next month and she's measuring the same or less even. It's definitely not an exact science. And it's certainly too soon to even be thinking about the "C" word!!! Sometimes I think we get too much info ahead of time - that has really so much room for error.... I love you and I CAN'T WAIT to meet this sweet little loaf!

The Wilhite Family said...

Great job on the blanket! Hang in there girl! June will be here before you know it! *Hugs*