Only 18 weeks to go until her due date. Or, rather, only 17 weeks and 3 days to go until her birthday.
Today's bi-weekly ultrasound revealed that not a lot has changed. She's still growing ahead of schedule, she still prefers to sleep than move around for the tech, the placenta is still anterior and covering a portion of the cervix and the cervix is still measuring about 3.5 cm.
As far as pregnancy goes, aside from the constant, nothing can take it away heartburn and exhaustion, I feel pretty ok. I'll feel a heckuva lot better once we can get rid of all this yucky heat!! But, only another month or so, right?
The family has been staying busy. Kaitlyn is loving school and we're waiting for the results of her STAR testing last year. Her teacher from last year pulled her aside today and told her she tested advanced in all subjects. She was very proud. She's been practicing cheers non-stop the last couple of weeks. She has jamboree this weekend and then games every Saturday through October starting Sept 1.
Samantha is growing. She is talking more and more and becoming incredibly demanding. She knows more and more of what she wants and she rarely has the patience to wait for it. She loves cakes and cookies and hates anything green. If you want to convince her to try something just tell her it's a cupcake or candy. She still buys it about half the time. Her cutest thing right now is telling you "I dunno" while doing a cute face and putting her hands up like she's catching rain.
Our family has been honored and humbled to be chosen as 2013's Ambassador Family for the Greater Capital Division March of Dimes. We're so excited to be able to help bring more awareness to prematurity and infant death. We're also incredibly proud to be able to make a difference in the community. I'm also incredibly nervous about the idea of speaking in front of thousands of people at the March...
And, our littlest Miss has a name: Charlotte Grace. Kaitlyn is excited to be able to call her Charlie, and we're glad she finally has a name.
Once upon a time a girl met a boy, fell in love and lived happily ever after.
Unfortunately "happily ever after" isn't always as easy or as blissful as it sounds. I am a wife and mother. In 2004 we had a beautiful little girl, Kaitlyn, adventurous, funny and incredibly outgoing! She certainly keeps us busy!
In 2007 our happily ever after continued with the birth of our son, Matthew, 7 weeks early after 10 weeks of hospital bed rest. That happily ever after came crashing down when Matthew lost his life to SIDS and we said good-bye to our baby boy. Nothing can test your faith, your marriage or you family more than losing a child.
After 3 miscarriages in 2009, we proudly welcomed Samantha Anne into the world.
This is our happily ever after, complete with more reality than the fairy tales ever told me about...