Silas Update

A couple of weeks ago, we had our final ultrasound. Silas was measuring 6 lbs. 11 oz. which means he probably will be around 8 lbs. at birth. He was ready, in position, head down. She looked at all of his anatomy and said everything looked great. The minute she moved the ultrasound to his head, I questioned the size of it b/c it looked huge. She said, it’s definitely big, but everything looks normal. Knowing about the largeness of his head, I am thankful to be having a scheduled c-section this time. She said she could see some hair on the ultrasound too – different than Davis who had no hair, not even eyebrows. It’s going to be interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two. Unless anything changes, we’ll get to officially meet Silas around 8 am on Tues., Jan. 4th!

This Christmas – Random Thoughts

What mixed emotions this Christmas…

It’s Davis’s last Christmas as an only child which makes me not want to miss a moment with him. Yesterday we put together a gum drop tree – he ate a lot of gum drops! Don’t know if you have tasted gum drops, but they are gross.

Last night, the Grannies and Papa Brant came over. Davis was so excited he couldn’t sit still or be quiet or even eat dinner. All he wanted to do was open his gifts, so finally, after dessert, it was time. He opened his first gift, a book, and sat there and looked at the entire thing even though there were other presents waiting. I think he would have been perfectly content with his one book. He then helped us open our presents including a present for Silas before opening more of his own presents. He was just as excited to help us open our as his was about opening his. So, at 4, it’s still about the opening. I am not really sure it even mattered what was actually in the packages. After presents, Davis blasted the Christmas music and made everyone dance in the middle of the living room floor. What good times.

Even at 11 pm, with heavy, tear-filled, exhausted eyes, Davis protested going to sleep. It took about 3 minutes of story telling for him to finally give in.

I am at the end of my pregnancy and I want nothing more than to have this baby soon, but at the same time, I realize it will be the last time I will ever be pregnant. I won’t get to have this life growing inside of me again, and it makes me a little sad. I want to enjoy and just appreciate the final moments of this pregnancy despite all the uncomfortableness. Next year at this time, I’ll have an almost one year old – amazing.

Silas – December Update

5 more weeks until the arrival of Silas…

I am now sleeping upright on the couch b/c I am so uncomfortable. When I lay down at night, my hands tingle and hurt and it keeps me awake. Apparently, the fluid that accumulates in the legs and feet during the day, redistributes at night and can pinch the carpal tunnel nerve causing pregnancy induced carpel tunnel syndrome. It is miserable. I didn’t have these strange symptoms with Davis – alas, that’s the difference between being pregnant at 30 and being pregnant at 34.

It’s interesting to notice Silas’s awake/sleeping patterns. He sleeps all morning at school while I am working, but as soon as lunch time comes, he is wide awake – doing somersaults it seems. He then goes back to sleep and is totally awake at night, especially while I am laying down.

At this point, I can really feel him in the lower part of my uterus. It feels like he’s pounding away. Tracy says he’s looking for an exit. I’d be happy for him to find it anytime now, b/c I cannot imagine being this miserable for 5 more weeks.