Thursday, April 8, 2010

Second Ultrasound

On Tuesday I had my second ultrasound to determine if my placenta had moved away from my cervix, or was still too close. It hadn't moved very much, but it did move enough to give us hope that I could still avoid a C-section. However, the baby is currently presenting breach. It's cute little bottom is resting right smack dab on my cervix. There is still enough time for the baby to move into the head down position, but if at 36 weeks, when I go back for my final ultrasound the baby hasn't moved, or the placenta hasn't moved enough either, it will be a C-section for sure. The good news is, that the baby looked good. We were able to see hair floating around it's head---that will be interesting. Emma was born with thick, jet black hair that fell out within a month, but the boys were both born with short hair and looked more bald than anything. The baby currently weighs around 3 pounds and 4 ounces which puts it in the 47th percentile for this stage of it's development. Hopefully the baby will be around 7+ pounds like the others.

Only 8 more weeks, give or take. I am definitely ready to be done with this pregnancy. Although, compared to Parker's pregnancy, I really can't complain much. I can still walk and get some sleep at night--here's hoping that continues :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Desert Fun

A few weeks ago, some of the Carpenters' got together for some desert fun. We rode horses, ate dutch oven meals and smores, (thank you Matthew for the unflattering pictures of me stuffing my face) played horse shoes, shot guns, and sat around the fire talking and being a family. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast playing in the dirt. There was at least a pound of sand in the tub that night. My favorite pictures of the day were of Parker pulling uncle Benjamin's hair and his subsequent expression. Thanks for being such a good sport Benjamin!!!

And please feel free to continue to leave name ideas--we have a boys name, we just need help with the girls names!