Saturday, November 6, 2010

Almost 19 weeks!

Good news!  I'm officially off my progesterone in oil shots!  (Which is really great because I only had like 1 more dose left before I would have had to refill it- another $75!).  Dr. C emailed me that my last progesterone draw showed levels at 58.6 at 18 weeks and 2 days.  I will recheck my levels in one month just to make sure they are still hanging in there!  But no more needles!  Hooray!

We hit another milestone which was Rob getting to feel baby boy Holmes kick for the first time (18 weeks 4 days).  The kicks and pokes are definitely getting fact I remember thinking this with Isabel too that the kicks would gradually get strong, but no, it's just been a huge jump from weak movements to pretty significant ones!  Which makes everything so much more real.  I'm LOVE, LOVE, LOVING it!!!

I can tell Rob is very excited about having a boy, and he has started acting even more loving (as if that were possible ;) ) since finding out the gender of this little baby.  I'm getting the "you're just radiant today" and an increased number of random "I love you" comments and some belly rubbing too :)  It's quite adorable and I have to say that I don't mind all the extra attention. 

We are very slowly talking over some names....and I mean slowly.  Poor Rob...he has to deal with my Type A-need to make a list-need to have the name picked out 6 months in advance- personality!  He is very laid back and would not mind showing up to the hospital without a name, waiting to see what this baby looks like when he pops out and deciding on a name then.

The thought of it leaves me totally stressed out! 

I did compromise with him though.  If we had a list of names, I agreed we could take that list and out of those pre-chosen names we could select the official one once the baby is here.  I would definitely be able to do that, but not arrive to the hospital with nothing to go on!

In fact, I kind of prefer that idea...having a list of names which I'm all for not sharing!  It's funny with Isabel we picked her name out way in advance and we were not shy about letting others know!  But with this baby, I think it may have to do with that uncertainty that lingers about whether or not he will actually arrive.   So the name may be a secret until he gets here....I guess we will all just have to wait and see!

Tomorrow I will be 19 weeks!  Can't believe I'll be just a week away from the halfway point!  Thank you God!


Catherine Anne said...

Blessed kicks of a boy on the way!

My Heart Exults... said...

Kick on! I am soo excited for you!

mrsblondies said...

How great that your husband got to feel your little boy kick!

Megan said...

Grow baby boy, grow!! :) Also, I was reading Shower of Roses, and she had a link to this blog:
She just delivered a little boy with Trisomy 13, and I know it isn't what Mary Grace had, but I just thought you might be able to offer some words of support in case you hadn't already seen this.
Praying for you! :)

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

So very exciting!! I am so very happy to be able to share in your joy!

My Chocolate Heart said...

I am just so very thrilled for you guys! Jesus, bless this little one with vibrant life and bless mom with Your peace.

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Glad you are off the PIO! That is good news.

Second Chances said...

Yay! No more shots is a beautiful thing and so is a healthy, growing baby! So excited for you :)

Hil323 said...

Glad for everything! Happy for my sweet friend who will probably drive me batty by not letting me know this little one's name! How am I supposed to get anything embrodiered b/c he gets here? If I guess will you tell me? :)
Love you all so much. Give baby a pat for me, Rob a hug and Isabel a big kiss

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

How WONDERFUL!!!!! Your family is so beautiful!!! I loved the tradition you shared about the Christmas tree!!! We'll have to steal that from you!!!

Sarah said...

Feeling those first hard kicks is such joy! I found your blog via Leila's blogroll, and I just wanted to say how happy I am for you and your family and this newest miracle.

I am 33 weeks pregnant right now, after losing our first at 8 weeks. It also took us about 13 months to conceive this little one. I know it can be hard, but God is so good! I'm glad I found your blog! :)