Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great News!

The first 3 pictures are of Boone; the last 3 are of Carly.
We had a great appointment yesterday with our Perinatologist at Northside. The babies continue to look perfect!! Boone is an estimated 4lbs. 13oz. and Carly is 4lbs. 5oz. They each measure a good 2 weeks ahead of schedule, but the doctor insists it is due to genetics.. not my diabetes. He was also really surprised to find a certain bone in each baby that "ossifies" (turns a bright white color on ultrasound) as lung maturity advances. He said that he only sees it in about 2% of babies this early on (31 weeks)... a definite plus for our babies since it seems they will most likely be born sooner rather than later. I have been having alot of stronger contractions lately, mostly at night... so until delivery, I am officially on bedrest now, with only a very few exceptions (Dr. appointments and such). He said I should expect to go into labor or have a scheduled c-section in the next 3-4 weeks. Wow!

My Pumpkin

Shower for Boone and Carly

It was a rainy day outside, but it was all sunshine inside the Fitch home on Sunday! Family and friends gathered around as we celebrated the upcoming births of Boone and Carly.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Russ & Blair Tie the Knot

My uncle Russ and his sweet girlfriend tied the knot on Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple! Lucas served as ring bearer during the ceremony. He did a great (and funny) job... as he started down the aisle, he was so upset about the rose petals that the flower girls had "spilled"... he said "OH NO, OH NO" as he walked down the aisle.. lol. Then, during the ceremony, I'm pretty sure the guests heard more about "Daddy's car and Big's car" than they did of Russ and Blair's vows. :o/ Congratulations, Russ and Blair!
Hands off DaniLynn, he only has eyes for his mommy!
By this point, he was DONE taking pictures and ready to get out of that jacket!
Serenading us with "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".. at the top of his lungs, of course!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

At Work with Big

We dropped by to play... I mean work... at Big's office on Friday. Lucas had a ball! He played in Big's car, sat at his desk, RAN around the office, and was fasinated by the forklifts in the warehouse... he even drank Dr. Pepper and ate chocolate with his Big (thanks for that by the way). :o/ lol
No, I want "THAT!"
Let's ride!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Growing, Growing...

We had a Northside appointment last Thursday. The babies looked perfect! They are growing.. each has gained an entire pound since our last visit. They both weigh 2 1/2 pounds each. Carly measured right on track at 27 weeks 5 days and Boone measured 29 weeks 5 days (Boone measures bigger because his head is reallllly large.. yikes!). Our doctor is very good to us.. he even gave us a sneak peak at them with the 3D monitor.. we weren't expecting to get to see their little faces... Boone has little chipmunk cheeks and Carly looks so feminine. Hate that we didn't get any of those to share, but thankful we got these...
The first 5 are of Carly.. she was looking directly at the ultrasound probe.
The last 5 (one from above) are of Boone.. you can see his little nose if you look carefully.
Please continue to pray for our tiny ones.. we are soooo thankful that they both look so good, but my insulin resistance isn't making things easy. I am up to about 200 units of insulin each day (all shots, long acting and fast acting combined). Our Perinatologist basically told us there isn't a whole lot more that we can do besides keep pumping it in... there was a nontraditional method that he wanted to try this last visit, but because of my sulfa allergy, we couldn't even give it a try. On a somewhat brighter note, my blood pressure continues to hold its own. As long as I stay calm and don't do anything too stressful, it is overall much better than it was at this point in Lucas' pregnancy. It has crept up somewhat, and I am having to take things more slowly and adjust, but nothing really alarming and not enough that I must stay in bed all day.. :o) It is what it is.. I am doing all I can in this body.. the rest is in the Lord's hands.
Not much longer to go! Dr. Miller says we will celebrate Thanksgiving early if we are able to hold off delivering until the end of October (one month early). That is the goal!!