Monday, April 7, 2008

Last weeks happenings

We went to see the perinatologist in Lincoln for an appointment and ultrasound. At this point our doctor in Omaha wants us to go to every other appointment in Lincoln to save us gas :) . The baby was very active this week andwe were unable to get really good 3-D pics of him. He kept just wanting to show us the back of his head. His head circumference is measuring 36 weeks (still 4 weeks ahead) and for those of you interested in ventricle size, his ventricles measured 31 mm (up from 26-28mm's 4 weeks ago). I do know this is the time in development when baby's brains grow the most, so we may see some bigger changes in his head circumference now; although I'm not sure on that. My amniotic fluid level is up, too, to 34. That's enough fluid for atleast 2 babies!! Oh, the joys of pregnancy. They say the baby weighs approximately 4 lbs 5 oz.

Thursday night, Mason then decided to make a trampoline out of my very pregnant belly. After jumping on the couch where I was laying, planted his bottom very hard on to my abdomen with all his weight. That was a very painful experience, to say the least. Well, it also bought me a trip to the hospital, because I was worried about our little man, especially since he wasn't wiggling around inside anymore. The protocol at the hospital is 6 hours of monitoring, so I ended staying till around 1 am making sure he was okay. The doctor came in and said it is probably good that I have so much fluid, that it acted like a cushion for the baby. He said the baby looked good on the monitor and all was well.

This weekend we also made a quick trip up to my parents for a piano concert. This was an amazing woman who plays piano with disabilities. Here is a shot of her playing a song that I found on youtube.
She was veryinspiring. It was fun for my kids to see. We returned on Sunday, so very quick trip.

Many have asked us if we have names picked out for our baby. We are having a VERY hard time picking. So I'll start a little informal poll. You can vote if you want under comments. Here are our choices. His middle name will almost definately be Owen.

Matthew (Steve's and Megan's favorite)
Malek or Malik (Jill's)
Malachi (pronounced mal-a-ki) -Jill's also
Moses (this is Mason's, not in the running though ) Mason also said if it's a girl we could name him Mike-lol !
Miles (Micah's favorite, although really isn't in the running; it's a cute name, but we know too many Miles)

So it's most likely going to be Matthew Owen, Malik Owen or Malachi Owen. I think they all sound good. Micah says we have to have a 5 letter "M" name because all the other kids have 5 letters in there name. I don't know if we'll be able to do that though!

Not much exciting going on otherwise; I've lost my digital card memory stick, so I haven't been able to take any pics. I may have to break down and go buy another one; especially since the baby will be here before we know it!


Donald, Lisa, and Co. said...

My favorite thing about having children is naming them. Well, ok, that's probably not really my favorite thing, but it's fun! I love Matthew, I am one for traditional names (I went out on a limb when I named my second Lorelai). I also thing Malachi is neat because it matches up well with Micah (same letters). Can't wait to see what you pick!

Donald, Lisa, and Co. said...

think....not thing

Connie said...

Hi, there glad things are going well and that you survived the belly jump. I like Matthew. Matt or Matty could be cute nicknames too. We did a pole of family when Kim was born too, and it was fun to see how we all ended up liking the same one! Who would have thought it!? Good luck.

Sherri said...

Glad to hear things are going well and that baby is safe! I'm partial to the name Miles :) You know, it means "soldier"! I really like Malachi.
Thanks for the update.

Maria LaPorta said...

I like all the names, but I am going to have to vote for Malachi. Happy to hear things are going well. Keeping you in our prayers.