Sunday, May 6, 2007

Baby Girl Number 4


Yes, this is our fourth girl! I know, the profile isn't great, but I guess that's just about what you can get when you're still in the womb (: . I had to ask again to make sure she was really a girl, and yes she definitely is.

Wednesday was my second ultrasound. The doctor wanted to make sure that she wasn't too big, considering that each of my girls have been a pound bigger (Tera 7 pounds 2 ounces, Shay 8 pounds 3 ounces, and Ashtyn 9 pounds 2 ounces).

I didn't know this but I guess Ashtyn got her shoulder stuck coming out. That can be quite dangerous and could cause brain damage. I was a little nervous to find out how much this one would weigh, because the bigger the baby, the more likely there would be another shoulder caught in the birth canal. Well, it turns out right now that she weighs (or so they say) about 7 pounds 13 ounces. Which isn't too small considering I have two more weeks to go, but isn't enough for a c-section. I am quite relieved since I hear the recovery is much more difficult.

Well, all is well and now we are on the clear! I am feeling really big lately and can't seem to find a shirt which doesn't show my belly button about ready to pop. I am actually hoping she comes next week when I am 38 weeks along and my mom will be here. I'm just hoping my ankles make it that long.

As far as pregnancy goes, it has been my easiest, I'm happy to say. So far the varicose veins and the swollen ankles are usually my only complaint. If you want you can talk to my husband about the other groans I have. I will leave that for him though.


I had to swallow my pride and get a picture of my belly.... proof for future generations.

11 comments:

Jann said...

You look great. Such good news that everything is going well. Four girls is perfect. Of course I am biased.

Corinne said...

You're darling!! Preston's shoulder was stuck too - that's why his poor collarbone broke on the way out. Sweet baby. He's tough now though :) I hope she arrives soon!

The Tidwell Family said...

You are so beautiful pregnant. =) I love your face int the picture...you looks SO happy to be there!

I will cross my fingers that she comes a little early for you.

Kellie said...

You look wonderful. I'll sure be thinking of you and praying for you. And yep, Sara loves to babysit. She's had lots of experience with her baby cousins.

Jenni said...

What a great pregers shot!! You look great Brenda!! Can't wait to meet your new little one - what a lucky girl she is to have such a wonderful mommy and family!! :)

Cami said...

Oh man, did you forget about the morning sickness??? ugh. I'm glad you've been having a nice pregnancy. You still look so cute! Good luck with that big little girlie!

Joni said...

The photo hadn't loaded yet and I saw your title and I called out to Jeff, "She did! She had the baby while we were in Cornwall!" Guess you have a few more weeks to go though:) So nice that we'll finally have kids that overlap! Hopefully we'll be back in Maryland for these two latest babies to enjoy each other.

Ashlee said...

I think you look darling--you're all baby! Hmmm, yes, i hope she's not 10#2 either! No doubt things will go smoothly. Best of luck!

Mendy said...

I'm so excited for you, Brenda, to have #4! You are just a beautiful prenant woman. I'll be waiting for my phone to ring in the middle of the night!

The Tidwell Family said...

I wanted to mention...I love the new look of your blog. That family picture is just darling! =)

Julia said...

I'm so glad things are going so well for you this time! Good luck with delivery and everything!