Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anatomy Scan and OB Appointment

Yesterday I had my anatomy scan and an OB appointment.

Emily and Kyle really wanted to go see the baby. I'm not really sure what they were expecting, but because they really wanted to go (and my OB gave the okay for all three kiddos to watch the ultrasound), our whole family went to my appointment.

Kyle and Emily were interested for about the first two minutes of my ultrasound. Shortly after they heard the baby's heartbeat, they lost interest.

Everything looked great on the baby. All body parts and organs accounted for and normal. Measurements were a little on the small side, but they have been all along, so no concern!

The tech gave us some pictures of the baby's feet!

After several attempts to get a good look, she was finally able to see little BOY parts! He was doing a good job at keeping his legs closed, but finally showed us what we wanted to see!

I thought Kyle and Emily would react more when we found out if the baby was a boy or a girl, but they were were pretty much "yeah, we know" and didn't seem to care. They have both said from the beginning that the baby was a boy, so I guess it wasn't much of a surprise for them! They did get excited about it later when we starting calling grandparents and aunts to tell them and made a video to post of Facebook.

Here's some more pictures of the little guy!

We haven't officially decided on a name yet. We have it narrowed down to a few and will decide at some point! :)

Everything else went fine with my appointment. I've only gained 1 pound in the past four weeks, but a little gain is better than any loss! I'm still throwing up and not feeling good some days, but if the past repeats it self, that's not going to stop until after the baby is born. 

Two more four week appointments and then we got to every two weeks! Yay for being almost to the "half way" point!

Friday, August 22, 2014

No More Blue Arm!

We went back to the ortho yesterday to have Kyle's arm checked again.

The x-rays looked good. It's still broken, but there has been significant healing in the past two weeks. The doctor said enough healing has taken place that if he good to go with no cast and no brace!

Kyle was a little tentative at first and kind of funny about it, but not even 24 hours later and he's back to using his arm as normal like nothing was ever wrong!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Emily Finally Got to Ride a Horse!

Emily has been wanting to ride a horse for a long time. Gabby (one of our teens from church) rides and Emily has wanted to ride her horse Rascal. A few weeks ago, Emily sat on Rascal at the fair, but that wasn't enough for her. This morning, she finally got her wish!

Emily watched Gabby put the "seat" on Rascal

Kyle watched for a minute, but really wasn't interested.

Emily watched Gabby get all Rascal's "wiggles" out!

And finally, she got to ride!

Gabby showed Emily the correct way to sit and how to hold on with her legs.

Colby sat in the stroller and played iPad.

Kyle looked for rocks!

And then Colby got to ride with Emily!  (Kyle had no desire to!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No More Cast!

Kyle had his follow up appointment today. As soon as we got there, the doctor used the cast saw to cut the cast off Kyle's arm. He was a little scared and tried to get the doctor to wait for Grandpa (who was meeting us, but stuck behind a train). But he did a good job sitting still for the doctor to cut his cast off... and squeezing mommy's hand!

When it came off, it was very concerned because it smelled. And then he realized how icky his arm was got pretty upset about that. He was afraid to move his arm or let anyone touch it. But the time Grandpa got there and we walked over to x-ray, he was at least bending his elbow! 

Grandpa went in with Kyle to get his pictures taken, but mommy was told he did a very good job sitting still. His arm is still broken, but there has been "significant healing," so that doctor was happy with that. 

The doctor said that he would be comfortable with just a splint for Kyle due to the amount of healing. We were a little hesitant about a splint because if Kyle could take it off, he would. But the doctor showed it to me and explained how it locks! It's pretty much kid proof! He said that if it doesn't become an issue and Kyle figures out how to get it off (you have to have the special screw driver, so it's not very likely) that we can come back and he'll put a cast back on his arm. As soon as we got in the car, the silly boy started trying to figure out how to get his splint off, but quickly gave up when he realized he didn't have the "key!" :)

With the split, we can take it off for bath time! It can get wet though, so the doctor said we could go swimming and play in the water! Kyle's normally not a fan of swimming, but seemed excited about the idea.

Because Kyle did so well, we thought a treat was in order. We tried talking him into ice cream, but he wanted a donut... silly kid! Mommy and Grandpa got ice cream though! :)