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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Check Up On Our Little Monkey

This morning we had an appointment with our perinatologist (who I LOVE) and the cardiologist for a check up. We started with an ultrasound to measure his growth. He now weighs one pound and is measuring right on track. The doctor looked for a cleft palate (because of Gavin's small mouth deformity) and they didn't see any problems there. YAY! We also were able to watch him rapidly open and close his mouth . . . which is a HUGE deal to us since Gavin never moved his face. I wanted to burst into tears as I watched this little guy tumble and kick all over the place. He was so active and responsive! The cardiologist came in and checked his heart and everything seems to be perfect from what he can see. There was one small part of the heart that the cardiologist was unable to see because of the baby's position. He doesn't assume there is anything wrong, but he wants to make sure he gets a good look at it, so we are scheduled for a four week follow up with him.
We are so excited that he is checking out so well so far. I couldn't believe how much he was moving! He was like a little monkey climbing all over the place! HA!
Even with all the good news we receive it is still hard to picture myself as a "normal" mom and I most certainly can't imagine having a baby to bring home. I was a NICU mom. I did the best mothering I could from the sidelines, and it is hard to imagine being a normal mother. We still worry and pray that this little guy will be healthy and happy. I still worry about all of the unknowns that we had with Gavin - but the one thing I do know it that I love this little monkey. I love him just as much as I love my sweet Gavin. I mean, how could you not love this little face? . . . or this little hand? . . .

And on a funny note . . . this is what Jason asked the ultrasound tech yesterday when we were measuring the baby, "Now, he is supposed to look like a human baby now, right?" Apparently he was having a difficult time seeing what we were talking about on the ultrasound. HEH HEH HEH My funny hubby.

7 comments:

Malia said...

I love that your docs are so thorough. They sound awesome. I'm so glad to see your little guy is looking great. I can't wait to meet him in a few months. Hang in there. We're all praying for his health and there's not a doubt in my mind he'll be happy. :)

LuDLoW LiFe said...

We are so glad to hear that things look great with the little guy!

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

Oh how sweet. I love that he is moving around a lot and opening his mouth an checking out great. I love that your Doctor's are being very thorough. How much longer do you have?

AJ and Jessica said...

Linz! His little profile is so cute! I'm so excited for you and your little monkey. You're a great mom.

Scott, Amber, and Landon said...

I'm so happy for you that everything seems to be going good. He looks beautiful in there and I'm amazed at how perfectly formed he already looks. It never ceases to amaze me the miracle of life. How sweet that you have something so precious growing inside you that you created. It doesn't get any better than that!!

Teresa, Brandon & Xander said...

Wow. I am so excited for you guys. You guys MORE than deserve to go running out of the hospital doors with a baby in your arms. I wish you the VERY best.

The Strand Family said...

VERY COOL!!