Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As 2009 draws closer and closer, I have found myself reflecting more and more on the the many blessings we have been given in 2008. It was both a difficult and joyous 365 days. At this time last year, Lucas was still a just a dream. I remember being so disappointed last Christmas that we couldn't surprise all our family and friends with the news of a pregnancy... but, that is all a distant memory now as we got to share our baby, not a pregnancy, this year! I would never wish the health concerns and scares that we had this year with our pregnancy on my worst enemy; it was agony at times..... but, it also was the most amazing and wonderful time that I had ever experienced in my life. Of course, the highlight of the year was November 26th when Lucas was finally welcomed into our arms. I know why I am here on this Earth now.. to be a mommy to my precious boy. It truly was a wonderful year for us. It is not everyday or every year that honest to goodness dreams come true! I look forward to the new year and everything it has in store for us. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our First Christmas As A Family

We had such a wonderful Christmas this year.. full of love and surprises! Santa left lots of goodies for for all 3 of us!

Christmas Eve at Mom & Papa's

Every year on Christmas Eve, the Bray family always gathers at my Mom and Papa's house for a night of opening presents and playing bingo. It is always so much fun! I look forward to it all year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I am feeling a bit sentimental today... this was Lucas' original due date! To think about how we longed for this day to come, and now, to be able to hold our 4 week old(!) in my arms as I write this.. it's just too wonderful to put into words. Instead of spending Christmas in the hospital, we get to share our first one as a family in our home. This is the greatest Christmas ever, and the exciting part is that I know the very best ones are yet to come!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Fun with the Fitch's

We had lots of fun with the Fitch's last night! We all got lots of great presents, but the best gift of all was spending time with family!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Christmas Card You Would've Gotten...

This year I was so excited to create a photo Christmas card to send out to our family and friends, but unfortunately it doesn't look like I will be able to. Our shipment was lost in the mail somewhere between Atlanta and LaGrange. :o( (whimper, whimper!) We took our pictures and ordered our cards within just a few days of being home from the hospital, and the company we ordered them from shipped them out on the 8th of December... but they have never arrived at our home. David has talked with the postal service and they are "investigating." They apologized and said that ours is one of several packages seem to have gotten "lost" that day. So, these are the pictures that you would have gotten... isn't Lucas cute in his Santa outfit!

All Tuckered Out

Lucas had a big morning of fun playing with some of his toys! He is beginning to "swat" and touch things in front of him. It is so cute to watch how he is developing. I snapped this of him just as he was drifting off to sleep (and fighting it hard, I must add).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Lucas wants to thank his cousins Taylor and Anna Grace for letting him borrow their baby swing! He is loving it! It is the kind that rocks back and forth and plays music. It is very soothing to him. Mommy and Daddy are thankful too... they actually ate a meal together last night and Mommy took a whole shower and put on makeup today.. :o) lol!


Lucas and I wanted everyone to know how much we appreciate and love Nana!... David came down with the sniffles on Sunday, so my mama came over to help me with Lucas while David was banished to the back room. lol She was a HUGE help!!!! From feeding Lucas.. to folding laundry.. wrapping Christmas presents.. and warming bottles at all hours during the night- we don't know what we would have done without her!! She went back home (sadly) last night when David was given the all clear by the doctor that he could be around Lucas again. Lucas and I both were so glad to have daddy back... but, Nana, you can come back anytime!! :o)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Update and First Bath

Lucas had his first bath this afternoon. I thought he just might enjoy it after he did so well with washing his hair last week, but nope.. he didn't like it one bit! lol He was glad to have it over with though!
Also, an update on the colic... David found something called "Gripe Water" made by Little Tummy's at CVS that is safe for newborns to take for gas and colic. It seems to have made a big difference... I hope I am not jinxing us! Lucas still has his fits, but they are more predictable and consolable... much easier to deal with!! Thanks to everyone that sent suggestions.. keep them coming, we appreciate tips and ideas that we might not have tried yet!
I am off to eat a quick bite of supper and then David is taking Lucas and I riding to look at Christmas lights... FUN!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Calling all other mommy's...

Lucas seems to have developed colic. From everything I've read, he has the classic symptoms... inconsolable crying for 1-4 hours a couple times a day, gassy (we've been trying the Mylicon drops, but they don't seem to be helping much), abdominal discomfort (not constipated.. bowels are definitely still moving!), etc. Has anyone else had any experience with it, or know of anything that will soothe him during an episode? It is so hard to see him so upset and not be able to make him better... especially when I am here by myself. Rocking and holding him close seems to comfort him some, but not completely... it is really taking a toll on my emotions to see him so upset for so much of the day (and night).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our Little Tiger... For Nana and Big Daddy Pop Pop!

Tommy Tuberville's Replacement... :o)
Lucas loves his Auburn outfit that his Nana and Big Daddy Pop Pop got him! As you can see, he still has some "filling out" to do before it fits him just right, but that's a good thing... that means we get to show our Auburn pride longer!

Happy 2 Week Birthday Lucas!

Uh-oh... I am home alone with Mama and she's got that camera out again....

He's not too sure about this Santa thing yet...

How Sweet!

I can wear my daddy's ring!

WOW! I can't believe it's been 2 whole weeks!! Time really flies with a new baby! Lucas is still doing just wonderful. He had his 2nd pediatrician appointment yesterday and he is already a little over 8 pounds! He is growing like a weed!! We are so proud of him. Even though we are sleep deprived, hungry (he always wakes up just as we sit down to eat), tired, BUSY, and most of the time a bit overwhelmed... we wouldn't have it any other way! We are loving life with our sweet angel!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

All Clean!

Lucas had his hair washed for the first time last night. David and I were both hesitant about it... Lucas doesn't like anything disturbing the warmth of his snuggly blankets, but to our surprise.. he loved it. He couldn't get enough! It was just precious!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Just thought I'd share a couple of pictures that we took this weekend. The top one is Lucas making one of his many "faces." It seems that he makes a new one everyday! :o)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Life Is Good!

Lucas loves to look at the Christmas Tree

Notice the pose... :o)

Life just doesn't get any better... we are loving every minute of being parents!.. even all the yucky diapers and frequent feedings! :o) Lucas is doing wonderful! We bundled up and went to his first pediatrician appointment this morning. He is up to 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Dr. Lisa was pleased with his weight gain and wants to see him back in one more week to make sure things are still going well. We were so glad to get all good news!! We just sit and watch him in amazement sometimes... okay, all the time! He is just such a precious gift to us. We love all of the cute faces that he makes, the noises, the sighs... it is all so great. God has blessed our family beyond words. Life is Good!


A Gift from Heaven
Ready to Leave the Hospital
Finally Home from the Hospital... and EXHAUSTED
Lucas and Mommy

Lucas and Daddy

Friday, November 28, 2008

We are home!

We were able to come home from the hospital today! Yay!! Lucas is still a little bit jaundice, but the pediatrician said that it would hopefully be out of his system by the end of the weekend and he could come home today! We are soaking up every second! It is the most wonderful feeling in the whole world to cuddle with him... He loves all of his new surroundings and has been bright eyed since he discovered the Christmas tree. lol I am doing good, too. My blood pressure looked a little better today and we are still having to watch my blood sugar, but I am optimistic things will improve as my body heals.

I will post some new pictures soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lucas Cameron Fitch

Here he is, our sweet boy! Ten fingers, and ten toes... he's as perfect as can be!
As I told everyone in the previous post, he was delivered by Dr. Bowie early Wednesday morning at 12:05a.m. I was able to have him vaginally which was quite the experience! lol In total, I pushed for a little over an hour and a half. At the very end, Dr. Bowie gave me a little help with the "kiwi vacuum." I pushed, he pulled and out Lucas came! It was such a surreal moment... The nurses whisked Lucas away to their table and began to access him. He was put on oxygen for less than one minute to help him "pink up," but his lungs were mature and ready to breathe!! I was so relieved to hear those cries!!!
Lucas has been staying in our room with us as much as possible. His billirubin levels were high last night, so they brought him a "glow worm" jacket to wear. He was a bit fussy until around 2 or so, but then he settled down with a full tummy and would sleep for about 2 hours at a time. The pediatrician checked him out this morning and ran more bloodwork. His billirubin levels actually went even higher, despite the jacket.... so sadly they have had to keep him in the nursery today with the jacket on and under the lights. We miss having him with us like crazy... it has been a very emotional day for me. But, I know that we have got to get those numbers down and then he will be all ours again. I ventured down the hall to the nursery earlier today to visit with him... they had him all fixed up and he was content. It was nice for me to get out of the room for a few minutes, but also exhausting! My legs are like jello.... and man are they swollen!... but, it was still good to get out of the room for a few minutes. Hopefully, if his levels come down and my blood pressures and sugars return to normal, we will get to come home tomorrow! Yay!
I hope everyone is having as good of a "Thanks"giving as us! David and I have been blessed beyond comprehension and we are so thankful for a healthy baby boy, the support of each other, a loving family, and wonderful friends. We thank you all so much for your outpouring of thoughts, prayers, cards, and goodies! We count each one of you as a one of our special blessings this thanksgiving! Love to you all!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our little angel has arrived!!

We are very relieved and excited to let everyone know that we welcomed our baby boy into the world at 12:05 a.m. on November 26, 2008! He was 7lbs. 3oz. and an even 20 inches long. We have been in our regular room now for about 2 hours and we are going to try to get a little rest.... to say we are exhausted does not even come close to describing it. We will hopefully feel much better as the day goes on... we promise to get a few pics up soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Still Here...

We are still waiting it out... we have been having regular contractions since 7:30 this morning, but because we are premature, dilation has been a slow go. However, we did dilate to a 5 in the last 2 1/2 hours... and Lucas' head has moved way down from where it was! Yay! Thank God for epidurals!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I forgot to mention that we will be taking the laptop to the hospital tomorrow... so, as soon as David or I feel up to it, we will post pictures of our Lucas!

Big News!

Well, as you all know we went for our amnio this morning. The nurse started off by doing an ultrasound and measuring the fluid pockets... she got around 11.. or so we thought. Dr. Matsumoto came in to do the amnio... he found a pocket and inserted the (long!) needle (only a little discomfort). As soon as he got the needle in the pocket, the fluid went away (like the baby moved and redistributed the fluid). So, we had to do it all over again. This time the needle hurt like heck going through the uterus! And again, no fluid. So, yes, we had to then do it a third time... I came very close to passing out this time, and again not enough fluid. At this point, Dr. Matsumoto was apologizing profusely and becoming very frustrated as to why this was happening. He told us that very, very rarely does anyone have to be stuck more than once. In fact, he said I was his first in the past 800 that he has done. At this point, he decides to recheck the nurse's fluid measurements.... bingo..... he only measured a 4.9. Not good.. Anything under 5 is in the "danger zone." He got us all cleaned up and then had us hooked up to the NST for a little while to make sure Lucas and I were both okay. While I was on the machine, he personally called Dr. Miller and explained to him the urgency of our situation. We were instructed to go directly to Dr. Miller's office after leaving Northside. Dr. Miller rescheduled our induction for TOMORROW morning! He also checked my cervix to see if I was dilated any.... I am at a 3! That means we get to skip the whole "ripening" part and go straight for the pitocin and breaking of the water in the morning. One step closer!!! Of course, Dr. Miller explained that the baby may not tolerate labor as well due to the extremely low fluid, and if that is the case he will do a c-section if needed. We are fine with either, but really are hoping for a vaginal delivery so recovery will be easier for me. As for this afternoon, I am going to try to rest some. I slept about 2 hours last night, and I figure tonight and all nights in the near future will be the same. I am very crampy and uncomfortable from the amnios today. It was a rough day. We are nervous about how Lucas' lungs will respond and how things will go tomorrow.... nervous, but very excited!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Morning's Appointment

This morning's appointment with Dr. Miller went well! Yay! My blood pressure is still running pretty high, but the baby's heartbeat looked good! The NST showed several accelerations so that was a positive sign. It also recorded several of the (stronger) contractions that I have been having, but they are still nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Miller upped my high blood pressure medicine to hopefully keep it lower over the weekend. He also ordered another round of labwork to check for preeclampsia. We discussed next week in hopes that our amniocentesis will show lung maturity on Monday..... if the results show maturity, we will begin our induction EARLY Wednesday morning!! Looks like this will be a Thanksgiving baby indeed!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I can't believe I am posting this...

This is probably the last pregnant picture you will see of me. I am quite sensitive about them, but I know that alot of you have asked for one... here it is!

Whew! What A Day!

Yesterday was quite a day! I started having severe nosebleeds at 6am Tuesday morning and my blood pressure was really high. I was in pretty awful shape. Luckily, Mama could come over and stay with me. She took great care of me. She did everything I needed her to and more! I was in contact with Dr. Miller's office off and on all day, and finally at around 3:30... Lisa told me to come up to Labor and Delivery to be monitored because my blood pressure just refused to come down. They watched us for about an hour and luckily we were able to come back home. My blood pressures were still high, but the baby was not showing any signs of distress. Whew! Dr. Bowie was on call at the hospital and he came in to see us before we were discharged. He said that the nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, even though these were severe and he also told me that I am now on complete and total bedrest until Lucas comes.. with the only exception being the 2 doctor's appointments that we have scheduled. As everyone knows, I have been on partial bedrest since early August and pretty much self-induced complete rest for the last several weeks... so this isn't too much of an adjustment for us. I have learned to really appreciate my quiet time.... :o).... we know that it is the calm before the storm! Just wanted to give everyone a little update!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanks for all the PRAYERS sent up!!!

Okay, I will be updating the blog today, Kim is having some issues with a nose bleed so bear with me and we will get thru this just fine....

Our visit with Dr. Matsumoto went very well yesterday, we had to travel a little farther he was at a different office yesterday, he was at the Northside Forsyth Hospital rather than our usual Northside Atlanta it was about an extra 24 mile north up GA 400 but the building was just beautiful.

We had to wait quite a while but it was all worth it to hear the good news from the doctor that everything looked fine, Kim's fluid was at 14.8, Lucas's weigh was estimated at 6' 14 which means that his growth spurt has likely stopped which is good for us and him, if we were to go full term he would probably make it to 10lbs but we think he will be somewhere in the 7 1/2 -8 lb range. Probably our biggest surprise was when the Dr. was measuring the Femur Length he told us that there is a bone in the knee area that starts to ossify (harden and turn white) when the lungs are nearing maturity, well he found that little bone yesterday and it stuck out like a little white star he was very excited and stated that even in a normal (non-diabetic) pregnancy he doesn't see that until the 36-37 week area...

So with all that said we are still on for our Amniocentesis on Monday the 24th, pending the outcome of that test, and Dr. Millers scheduling we could possibly be proud parents next week as early as Tuesday or Wednesday.

Once again thank you all for the prayers that were sent up over the past week, all I can say is keep them coming!!!

Kim reserves the right to change any information in this post because I may or may not have gotten the measurements right....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Update

Just wanted to give everyone a little update after our scare this week.... we are still very anxious for our Dr. Matsumoto appointment on Monday, but the kick counts are looking good. I tend to get a few more in the mornings (18-20) than the afternoons (9-15). It takes him a few minutes to get moving, which makes me nervous... but once he starts I feel so much relief! We are just so hopeful that the fluid looks better on Monday... I am trying not to focus on it so I can keep my blood pressure down, but keeping it off my mind completely is impossible.

Thank you so much for all of the prayers! We have heard from so many of you and it is indescribable how comforted it makes us feel to know how many people love Lucas and us. Continue to lift Lucas up... Prayer is POWERFUL!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Not the best news today...

First of all, Lucas is okay, but our doctor's appointment didn't go that well this morning.

Everything started out as usual. The NST was considered reactive and I am definitely having stronger and more frequent contractions, but those are still normal and irregular enough to not be actual "labor." No reason for alarm there, but after we got into the ultrasound room... things changed. Our amniotic fluid level has once again fallen. It was a 20.8 last week and it was only an 11.5 today. Dr. Miller was very concerned that it had decreased by half in just a week. We were not scheduled to go back to Atlanta until our amnio on the 24th, but he insisted with Northside that we come back no later than Monday for a level 2 ultrasound and consult. He said that at this point the risk to the baby may be greater in-utero than it would be to go ahead and deliver him. Dr. Matsumoto will make the call on Monday. He will not be at the regular Northside hospital we are used to... we will have to meet him at Forsythe Hospital (still a part of Northside hospital) which is a little further than we are used to traveling.. but, at least we will get to see our doctor and not someone new and unfamilar with our complications. I am also supposed to start doing kick counts twice a day because of decreased fetal movement (could be related to his large size or a product of the low fluid). If I get less than 3-5 movements in a 30 min. segment after eating, I am supposed to report directly to the hospital. Dr. Miller reminded me that even though we have done better than expected up until this point, we are not out of danger yet. Stillbirth is still a major concern with our complications. Needless to say, it was a very difficult morning. Knowing it in the back of my mind is one thing, but "hearing" it again from Dr. Miller is hard.

Please continue to pray for Lucas. He has proven that he is a fighter, but he is still fragile. Please also continue to pray for David and I. Days like this really take a toll on us. It is so painful to know that our baby is in danger and we can't really do anything to fix it (except keep doing what we've been doing all along). We know that God's plan will prevail, but it is difficult to accept that God's plan doesn't always promise a "happy" ending. For now, we will trust the path He is leading us down and wait to see what unfolds on Monday.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Another Day Closer...

Our NST and AFI both looked good this morning. Dr. Miller actually measured 20.8 mL of fluid! That's way up! We discussed our amnio scheduled for the 24th, as I have been very curious/worried about his Thanksgiving plans... He is not 100% sure he will be in town, but he said that more than likely he would be. He is still waiting to hear from one of his children about her plans... He did say that if he and his wife could help it, they were staying home. That, and judging by a few other reasons he named, I have a good feeling he will stay in LaGrange. My fingers and toes are crossed anyway. He said that more than likely we should be good to go if we have Lucas on that Tuesday or Wednesday and that Dr. Bakarich would probably assist in the operating room. Sometimes I think, 'Wow! It's finnnnnalllllly here!' and other times I wonder where all the time has gone. I am definitely more emotional and nervous and EXCITED these days...

We also met with our Pediatrician, Dr. Lisa (Allardice), last night. We felt it was important that we open the lines of communication and discuss with her some of the issues Lucas may have when he is born. We were pleased to find out that she encourages the prenatal appointments and was very open and friendly with us. We talked with her for over an hour! She prepared us for some of the tests the hospital would be running after birth, due to the likelihood of him being hypoglycemic (low blood sugar resulting from my diabetes) and she said that even if the amnio comes back positive for lung development there is naturally still a possibility of some breathing problems (since technically 36 week babies are still considered premature). Overall, we liked her alot and most importantly we feel confident she will take good care of Lucas.

We are one day closer to meeting our miracle...

Monday, November 3, 2008

3 More Weeks and Counting! (Maybe!)

David and I went for Childbirth class at the hospital on Saturday. Even though we already knew most of what was discussed, it was still very beneficial and we did learn a few new things. :o) We had a large class.. about 10 couples in all. I ran into a friend from high school/ college that is expecting her second baby. Even though the class was bigger than we thought, there were still plenty of opportunities for asking questions and such. We had several guest speakers throughout the day and we got to see and touch many of the "gadgets" we have been reading so much about. It was a long, but good day!

My feet continue to swell pretty much daily, but they haven't really gotten huge yet.. thank goodness! And, I haven't had any more swelling in my hands.. yay!

The NST went good this morning. I think Lucas has figured out my schedule..... he kicked up a storm all the way to the doctor's office and once we got hooked up to the machine, he fell asleep. He does that every time we have an NST it seems. I would like to blame his stubbornness on his daddy, but that probably wouldn't be true... he might just get that from me. :o)

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween and a good weekend!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yesterday was a Whirlwind!

We had our 2 doctor's appointments yesterday.

The first, with Dr. Miller in LaGrange. We started out as usual with the NST. I was glad that David was able to go with me this time; it really hasn't been necessary for him to take off work and go with me for those yet, but since he was already off for our afternoon Northside appointment, he got to have the full experience! I am so thankful when he is able to go to the appointments with me.. his work has been wonderful to both of us! I stayed on the machine for only about 30 minutes this time and Lucas looked great... the machine also recorded some mild contractions (Braxton Hicks) that I started having... I had 2 in the 30 minutes and when Lisa unhooked the machine, another was beginning. I felt them all day yesterday, but they were irregular and mild... nothing to worry about. Dr. Miller looked over my blood pressure and sugar readings and then sent us on our way to Atlanta.

Our second appointment was with Dr. Matsumoto at Northside. We look forward to these appointments because we get a "targeted" Level 2 ultrasound each time... although, I must admit I also get a little nervous before them too. But, we got good news.. the amniotic fluid levels are holding strong at 14.2 mL! WooHoo! And, Lucas weighs about 6 pounds... a whole 2 pounds bigger than the average baby at 32 weeks. Dr. Matsumoto still said his ratios looked normal, so his weight is genetic (imagine that! lol) and not due to my diabetes (that is a big relief for me each time I hear it; I have worked so hard to maintain good control since before pregnancy). We also discussed delivery scenarios again. Because Lucas is growing so fast, instead of waiting until the 37 week mark, Dr. Matsumoto wants to do the amniocentesis at 36 weeks. He said if the test results come back positive for lung maturity, there would be no reason to allow Lucas to grow one day bigger... so.... We will go back to Northside for the amnio on November 24. If it is positive, we will have Lucas before Thanksgiving! And, if the test is negative, that is still okay.. the results will indicate about how much longer Lucas will need in the womb to fully mature (maybe a few days, maybe a week). Either way, he is going to be here so soon!!

Dr. Matsumoto also recommended that Dr. Miller start doing the NSTs twice a week as well as an amniotic fluid measurement once a week from this point on. This drastically reduces our chances of stillbirth, which is still a concern with our complications.

All in all, we got good reports. We are just still in a little shock that we might have a Thanksgiving baby instead of a Christmas baby! :o)

Monday, October 27, 2008

This Is Just "Swell"

I have started noticing that my feet and ankles swell slightly when I am on them for even short periods of time... so that along with the blood pressure scare last week was enough to keep me off my feet almost completely all weekend long. But, this morning my right hand looked like I had little mini-marshmallows in each finger. I have had slight swelling in my hands off and on for a few weeks now from the carpel tunnel syndrome I recently developed (fairly common in the second half of pregnancy), but not quite as bad as today. I expected it to go down with rest, but here we are at 4:00 and it is still swollen (it has gone down some in my fingers, but the top of my hand is still really puffy). I am trying a cold compress now; maybe that will help!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Today's Appointment

Dr. Miller is out of the office this week, so I saw Dr. Bakarich this morning. He was very nice and the appointment went well. I had to stay on the NST machine a good while again to get all the data they needed, but in the end it looked good. Lucas got the hiccups again. :o) Yesterday, I had a scare with my blood pressure.. I got the highest (home) readings I've gotten during the whole pregnancy... 150s-160s/90s. It was MUCH better this morning, but it still had me worried. Dr. Bakarich said that if it happens again, I am to stop whatever I am doing and lay on my left side for a good while and only get up if it has returned (and stays) at a normal level. I am also supposed to let them know about any more episodes. I am just so thankful I didn't have to go to the hospital!

Lucas continues to grow at his own FAST pace... even though I didn't gain any weight this week, my uterus measured a whole 2 inches bigger! I am actually measuring like I am 38 weeks pregnant and we are only 31 1/2. Dr. Bakarich's eyes got wide and he stammered out something about this is a really big baby. lol He asked if Dr. Miller had discussed the likelyhood of us needing a c-section.. I think he was relieved when I told him yes.. I don't think he wanted to have to be the one to break that news to me! It was a little bit funny.

I will go back next Wednesday morning for our NST and visit with Dr. Miller... we will leave that appointment and head to Northside for our Dr. Matsumoto appointment. That is sure to be a FULL day!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Look At Those Chubby Cheeks!

We had our second 4D ultrasound yesterday. It was amazing! They can be a little pricey, but I highly recommend it!! We got some really good pictures. Lucas was awake the whole time, but we couldn't get him to turn his head long enough to get a picture of him looking straight at the camera. The technician kept poking him in the back, and everytime he would respond by turning and moving, but he would just go back to his same little comfy spot faster than we could get the picture. :o) We did manage to get a few smiles from him and we saw that he still likes to rest on his arm the exact same way that David sleeps. It was adorable!

He still measured really big. His head is all the way down behind the top of my pelvic bone and his bottom is all the way up to my chest. He is going to be long, and chubby! The technician estimated his weight at 5lb. 6oz., but we think this might be a little on the heavy side. We will get a more "medical" estimate when we go back to Atlanta next week.

After our ultrasound, we went to Babies-R-Us and used our gift cards from our showers. It was so much fun!!! We had a buggy full of goodies to bring home! Now, all we need is Lucas to be here!

It was a wonderful day!!!