Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby #2 Update

Just a cute picture of Hali'a (that I stole from Hilarie's blog;thanks, Lala!)

Well, I'm about 25 weeks along and according to my check up last Friday everything is completely normal!! The baby's heart beat was pacing at a normal rate and working properly.

In the first trimester of pregnancy I lost 25 pounds but since my 2nd trimester I've gained 9 of those pounds back! I'm also feeling a lot better and have way more energy than before!

This baby girl moves a lot and I love feeling her. It is my favorite part of pregnancy! It's amazing to actually feel her move inside me like she's ready to run and play! Hali'a thinks it's funny to feel the baby kick her hand as well! I have a habit of pulling my shirt up and rubbing my belly anytime we are at home and I'm lying down. Now Hali'a has decided to do the same but she does it wherever we are and even when she's standing so now I'm trying to teach her not to do that. She's going to be a great big sister; we can tell she is ready to have a playmate:) In her prayers she thanks Heavenly Father for her "baby sister in mommy's belly"'s really the cutest thing to hear:)

Jon and I are excited but haven't been able to put a name list together yet. We have the 2nd and 3rd runner-up names from when I was pregnant with Hali'a but those aren't grabbing us like they use to. I'm sure we'll figure it out though. Anyone have any suggestions?

Tomorrow is my appointment to see the Cardiologist for a fetal echo. It's like an ultrasound but it's an advanced one that allows the cardiologist to see the inner workings of the baby's body--especially the heart functions. He can check the blood flow and see if there are any holes in the baby's heart and also monitor the communication between each heart chamber. It's pretty amazing to see what he sees on the screen. What a blessing it is to be living in a time when all these technologies are available to help me and the baby!

Mahalo to all of our wonderful friends and family who've said countless prayers and have fasted on our baby girl's behalf. We love all of you and are so thankful to have you in our lives!
We'll keep you posted throughout the pregnancy!!