Our Rainbow Baby- Isaac Benjamin

Our C-Section is scheduled for Tuesday June 28th!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

21 weeks and counting!

Hi All,

Its been a while since I did a baby update so here it goes!  Isaac is doing great! We had his 20 week anatomy scan last week and everything was perfect, just as it should be.  The anatomy scan is where they take measurements of all the limbs as well as the heart and head.  Checking for any kind of abnormalities in size or structure that would be cause for alarm.  So thankful that the appointment went beautifully!  He has all his fingers and toes and everything else in the right place.  He is looking to be another giant baby as well, he measure 20 weeks 4 days when he was only 20 weeks. 

We also got some neat pictures to share as well. One great head shot and even one of his very large feet, just like his big brother :)  He continues to grow and thrive each day and I am beginning to feel movement more and more, which I love! He doesn't have any regular patterns yet so it is hard to keep track yet by feeling but I can listen to him anytime I want on my at home pregnancy monitoring system, its so reassuring for mommies like us.  It is not a ultrasound machine, it is just a sensor that put on your belly and there are earplugs attached which allow you to literally hear your little one moving around inside. It works best in the 3rd trimester but I was never very good at waiting so I used it for the first time last week, it was amazing! Its too early yet to hear the heart beat on this type of monitor but I can hear the loud thumps when he moves around, so awesome!!

So our little Isaac is doing well and so is Mommy, no major health issues for me, thank goodness. I have been very blessed with all my pregnancies, no morning sickness at all. Just a general tiredness, especially in the first trimester.  Now that we have only 7 weeks left in our second trimester I am beginning to really allow myself to begin to hope and dream for our little Isaac.  My hubby and I both of course have our anxious moments/days but each day is a little less and every day I allow myself to hope a little more.  Thank you so much to everyone who I know has been praying for us, and supporting us on this rainbow baby journey. Keep up the good work and prayers. In just 18 more weeks Isaac will be here in our arms to love and adore for a lifetime!

                                     Here are the 20 week scan pictures!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

March for Babies!

Hello to all my family and friends,
Many of you know that I am the coordinator for my pregnancy and infant loss support group HAND. (Helping after Neonatal Death)

We in our local chapter here in the central valley are taking part in this year's March for Babies walk!

So I am asking you all to support us in honor of Ethan, Alexis and all the other angel babies in our group as well as in support of all the miracle babies like myself ( I was born at 27 weeks!) who made it!

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. The work done by March of Dimes for all babies both big and small is simply amazing! I'm walking in March for Babies because I want to do something to help. And I need yours as well.

Please support my walk. Making a secure donation is easy: just click the link on the bottom of this post. Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.