Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My little Artists

The boys got these painting kits for Christmas and got their little hands on them a few weeks ago. They had a blast. Thanks Ellie!!! (and Lynsey and Nate)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My little Bro

My little brother, Dallis, got his mission call toady. He will be going to St. Louis, Missouri!! We are all so excited for him. He leaves in march, and we sure will miss him.

Here's a look at where he'll be for the next 2 years. He'll have 2 new nieces to meet when he gets back. That will be fun and exciting! :o)


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"What are we doing today?"

Every night Carson asks, "Mom, what's tomorrow?" I say, "Monday." Then he replies with a VERY interested, "What do we do on Monday's (or whatever day it is in the week.)" Well, One morning we woke up and Carson asked, "Mom, what are we doing today?" My house was a DISASTER, so I said, "Nothing until this house gets cleaned up!"
About 5 minutes later Carson is walking around with the broom, pushing the dirt and crumbs all over making an even bigger mess. I told him to put the broom away. That's when Dorian piped in and said, "Melissa, he's cleaning up so we can go and do something." Silly guy! I just had to get a picture.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dreams about Bedding

okay. I kept dreaming about what bedding I was going to choose for the baby, and I was stressing out about the 2 choices I put in the last post. I might have found a couple more designs that I like. So, what do you think about these?






One (1) crib quilt: 45 inches long x 36 inches wide
Two (2) valances: 84 inches long with a 15-inch drop
One (1) bed skirt: 52 inches long x 28 inches wide with a 12 inch drop
Two (2) fitted crib sheets: 52 inches long x 28 inches wide with an 8-inch pocket
One (1) bumper: 158 inches long x 10 inches wide
One (1) diaper stacker: 15 inches long x 6 inches wide
One (1) toy bag: 14 inches x 20 inches wide
One (1) pillow: 10 inches square

Are any of these worth being in the running???

Friday, January 9, 2009

What's your Vote?

Which one do you like best. I think I know but I'd like to hear what you think.


bedding #1

sheet #1


Bedding #2

up close #2 (bed skirt)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

News from the baby Doctor.

My doctor called me yesterday to talk to me about my ultrasound. It was a little alarming considering I've never had a doctor do this before. He informed me that the baby looked great, BUT, on the ultrasound it showed that I had Marginal Placenta Previa. He told me not to worry yet, and that I would have another ultrasound at 32 weeks to see if it's moved farther away from the cervix. You can read all about it below:

What is placenta previa?

If you have placenta previa, it means that your placenta is lying unusually low in your uterus, next to or covering your cervix. The placenta is the pancake-shaped organ — normally located near the top of the uterus — that supplies your baby with nutrients through the umbilical cord.

Placenta previa is not usually a problem early in pregnancy. But if it persists into later pregnancy, it can cause bleeding, which may require you to deliver early and can lead to other complications. If you have placenta previa when it's time to deliver your baby, you'll need to have a c-section.

If the placenta covers the cervix completely, it's called a complete or total previa. If it's right on the border of the cervix, it's called a marginal previa. (You may also hear the term "partial previa," which refers to a placenta that covers part of the cervical opening once the cervix starts to dilate.) If the edge of the placenta is within 2 centimeters of the cervix but not bordering it, it's called a low-lying placenta. The location of your placenta will be checked during your midpregnancy ultrasound exam.

placenta previa

What happens if I'm diagnosed with placenta previa?

It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy. Don't panic if your second trimester ultrasound shows that you have placenta previa. As your pregnancy progresses, your placenta is likely to "migrate" farther from your cervix and no longer be a problem. (Since the placenta is implanted in the uterus, it doesn't actually move, but it can end up farther from your cervix as your uterus expands. Also, as the placenta itself grows, it's likely to grow toward the richer blood supply in the upper part of the uterus.)

Only about 10 percent of women who have placenta previa noted on ultrasound at midpregnancy still have it when they deliver their baby. A placenta that completely covers the cervix is more likely to stay that way than one that's bordering it (marginal) or nearby (low-lying).

Even if previa is discovered later in pregnancy, the placenta may still move away from the cervix (although the later it's found, the less likely this is to happen). You'll have a follow-up ultrasound early in your third trimester to check on the location of your placenta. If you have any vaginal bleeding in the meantime, an ultrasound will be done then to find out what's going on.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What the Heck!?!?!

I made a VERY IMPORTANT post and it's not showing that I've updated my posts on my friends' blogs for over a week!! What's up with that? I want lots of comments!! Now maybe you'll all come by and look at my baby below! :o) Don't even ask me why blogger is being weird.
Have fun and leave me comments!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ultrasound Pics 12.31.08

We had our ultrasound done on New Year's Eve. We took the kids so they could see the little baby moving, and see the heartbeat and get excited about it all. Well, they were excited for about 2 minutes of the entire ultrasound. (I think it was the longest ultrasound I've ever had done.) Here are the pictures that they gave us. I thought you might all enjoy looking at them too!




This next picture you might wonder what the heck you're looking at. Well, long story short, I CAVED!

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