Thursday, January 22, 2009

18 Weeks and 15 Months

Well I will be 18 weeks this Saturday. So I thought I would post a few pictures at 17 weeks. My belly is growing and definitely popped out sooner than with Brayden. I guess they say that happens though. We went to the doctor yesterday. The heartbeat was in the 150's again and so far everything seems fine. We go for our 18 week ultrasound on Monday at the UNC office at Rex. This is the first appointment that they will measure the baby's bones and see if they look like they are growing at the appropriate rate and will let us know if they see anything abnormal. So please say some prayers that everything will look great. We should also be able to find out on Monday if Brayden will be having a baby brother or sister. Of course a girl would be fun but we will be excited either way. With the Smith genes I bet we are having another sweet boy! :) Either way a healthy baby is the prayer. I know if it is another boy I will worry more about him having OI than I would if it is a girl. They both would have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene from me but having one boy with OI and one without worries me more for some reason.
So please pray for our emotions with that.
I am sure I will send out another update on Monday with our news!

Update on Brayden - we went for his 15 month appt. last week. He weighs 23 lbs and 5 oz and is still only in the 30%ile for weight. He is 33 inches tall and is in the 93%ile for height. So we still have a very tall skinny little boy. He got to experience snow for the first time a few days ago and was a little apprehensive about it at first. He is so much fun at this stage. He is learning new things all the time and you can tell he is understanding more and more what we say. He is exploring cause and effect, loves throwing things down the steps, enjoys playing basketball, loves to dance, and gives great kisses! He can say lots of words like - ball, please, more, milk, blanket, dog, "moo" for cow, 'woof, woof" for dog, book, baby etc. He is at the stage where he really enjoys playing with his buddy Palmer and gets so excited when he sees him! I have enjoyed being home with him the last 5 weeks and will miss him when I track back into school
on the 28th. I feel truly blessed to have been home with him this long though!
Of course we have lots more pictures on our flickr site so go check them out if you want!


Dana E. said...

so cute mandy! Even though I see Brayden more than some others might, I still am amazed to hear about all the things he is learning. We're praying for you guys and the new baby on the way. love you girl.

Tyler and Rachael said...

great pictures!! it was fun to read an update on your lives. best wishes for your appointment this next week--our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

kerry said...

I enjoyed reading your updates! I hope that your appointment goes well. It's so fun to hear about Braydon's milestones, and I loved the photos!