Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No Christmas Baby

Well blog followers....here is my Christmas baby to the left. It looks like Harley and Jake get to be the Christmas babies around here once again. I've got another two week check up on Tuesday, Dec. 29th. I had a sono today and everything checks out well and stable so there is no rush to get her outta there without a good enough reason. Her vents stayed stable since two weeks ago (and for many weeks before that too) and her head is measuring right along track. She is at the 54% for head circumference and growth which is right in the middle, not too big and not too small. Her est. weight today was about 6 pounds 13 ounces. I do know she is feeling heavy in there esp. when she squirms around. She takes up every available spot in my torso. Thank goodness I'm a little on the taller side and have a longer torso that can stretch. If not, she would be really cramped and me too! Although some days I would love for her to be out, I think it's best she stay in and bake some more and give me some more time to deal with the impending labor that I have to go through. I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow so my next check up is right before 39 weeks. I never imagined we'd make it to 37 weeks or even 39 weeks! I thought for sure back a couple months ago she'd be here already and probably in the NICU for a little bit. Thank goodness things have remained stable and she is doing well. At this point, I'm not even sure if surgery would take place right after birth or what. I would like to ask that question but as I mentioned before, I'm staying off the neurosurg's radar for the time being. Every time we have an OB/sono appt. I think it's that time and it turns out to be not "that" time. I still haven't packed that hospital bag but I think I need to tomorrow or Thursday. I just want to be prepared since I'm getting down to the wire.
I told the doc today that although it would be great to have baby before Christmas I also don't mind returning the a couple outfits if that means labor is pushed off another week or so. As you can see, it's not something I'm looking forward to. =)
We got some good deals with Babies R Us coupons on our stroller and infant seat so while Jay put it together in the living room tonight I couldn't help but put Jake in for a ride and picture. He was such a good boy sitting there. He didn't even move. If I could mix Harley and Jake together to make 1 dog, it would be the perfect dog however apart they are bad! =) Sorry boys.
As for us... we are just waiting. Things are ready for baby and almost ready for Christmas. I can't believe it's next week already. Crazy how time flies. I was waiting for her arrival for Christmas cards but it seems I should get my Christmas cards out very soon since she probably won't be here. Thanks for reading and I think I covered everything. Have a very Merry Christmas since I probably won't be updating before Christmas unless she makes her entrance into the world before then.


  1. I am so pleased to hear about the sweet baby girl's head is remaining so stable. Oh that has to count for something positive I would say! It's encouraging to know that that fluid is not just building and building as it puts more pressure on the brain.

    I look forward to your updates after Christmas.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Sounds like prayers are being answered. This extra time for her to grow is wonderful and I can't wait to meet her. I sure wish I knew her name. Sent her a Christmas present and couldn't even put her name on it....
    I love you, keep up the good work with our baby girl.

  3. I am soooo happy that she is going to make it to term!! All this time we were all worried that she would be a premie, and look at her now! Almost fully grown in there. Why do I have this nagging suspicion that you will either go into labor on Xmas or be that mom on tv that has the first baby of the new year? LOL

  4. LOL...isnt the first baby of the new year free or something?? Im going to go with Casey Blankeship/Cox is having the free one Georgia!! LOL hahaha, dont ask where I heard that
    Jennifer Lynn

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  7. Oh PS: Does NOT ONE PERSON think Jake is just the cutest thing in the stroller? LOL Umm HELLO! haha

    It would be me who has a free baby as everyone knows I love a bargin. Since I don't have a coupon... free is even better! LOL

  8. My Jake is absolutely adorable. You could have gotten an action shot of Harley as he lept out! I had this feeling you would go during the snow but I guess we can shoot for the first baby of the New Year.\\Love you all!

    Mom T

  9. Does anyone know if Baby Girl Cox has been born yet?

    Amy Hendrix
    (Turtlemom from the VM board)