Monday, April 6, 2009

Creating Memories

34 weeks, 0 days

We were able to get a 3D shot of our little girl at our OB appointment this last week. Will you just look at those cheeks!! I just want to eat her up!

We had a whole lot of drama at the OB/ultrasound appt. But, I'm waiting until tomorrow to give you the full update. We'll be seeing her specialists again and will have more information to report. Her kidney problem looks like it may have progressed a little. And, there was talk of delivering her as early as the last week of this month! All to say, our heads have been spinning.

SG and I have been talking a lot about how we need to savor these last few days. Though we are going to love having a baby in our lives, we also realize that what we have today will be gone
forever. For the last few years its been just he and I, and our dog. Lots of quiet times and last minute jaunts to wherever the wind blows us. It is going to be a while before we can be so carefree again. We can't afford a real Babymoon, so we've been trying to do things that don't cost a lot. Today we took a day trip up to the Antelope Valley to see the California Poppies in bloom. They are literally at their peak. It was a gorgeous day. We took a lot of pictures, had some good laughs, and went on a relaxing drive. I don't think either one of us will ever forget this gorgeous day!

It looks like I'm already carrying two gallons of whole milk in my chest. Geez!

Here are some roadside beauties! I just love California Poppies...

Here is SG howling at our golden retriever, Harper (who is directly in back of him). Someone decided to take a dump. And, someone realized he didn't have a bag to pick it up!

On Saturday, my sweet neighbors gave me a baby shower! We had a great time, great food, fun games and oooooo, delicious CAKE! I'm a big fan of cake. Everyone was so incredibly generous. And, we got some great gifts.....blankets, bath supplies, clothes, clothes, clothes, a beautiful Moses basket, gift cards and little toys! It was the first of two showers that I've been blessed with. And, it was tons of fun. My next shower is coming up this Saturday.
Stay tuned. We'll have more to report in the next few days!


Land family said...

Gorgeous pictures! It looks like you had a blast. I hope the baby's problem isn't too serious, it sounds scary! And yeah you are sooo right about things changing. Nothing prepared me for that! Sometimes I think men are more nostalgic for the pre-baby days when it was all about you and him (and a dog). I have a hard time remembering my life before my girls came because it feels, well, insignificant. I know that would crush my husband, but I don't mean it as a burn. Our lives are meant to be what they are with our girls in them for sure. Definitely enjoy these days! :) And PVs to your little girl and her kidneys.

Janelle said...

beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a beautiful day. Here the wild flowers are all about the bluebonnets, which are beautiful an in full bloom. We have to drive a ways to see them too.. we are going sometime this week.

JoyM said...

I'm so glad you were able to get away. It sounds like you had a lovely time and the pictures are beautiful!

ylhoward1 said...


LoreLai is a beautiful baby girl. I am writing because I have a 10 mos old baby girl name Leah Morgan. I have an 11 year old son and me and my husband are were happy at 40 years old to be having a baby girl. When I was 20 weeks pregnant they told me she has a duplex collecting system. She has 2 ureters on her right kidney. Her left kidney appears to be normal. Her last ultrasound indicated that she has level 3 fluid so they recommended the mag 3. She had the mag 3 done and the results are that her right kidney is only functioning at 11% and her left at 89%. She is scheduled tomorrow for surgery. She is having a cystocopy retropylegram with uretral stents. The stents will stay in place for 4 weeks. In hopes that it will improve function. If so they will repair the blockage and if not they will remove her right kidney. Please call me at 615-485-1026 or email me at ylhoward1@yahoo. com. Although I know that the Lord will take care of my baby. I am so nervous and scared. Just wanted to hear from someone who has gone through the same thing.

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