Wednesday, November 25, 2009

He's a Whopper!

Today Jeremy and I traveled to Nashville to see our wonderful doctor at Baptist. They did another ultrasound on the baby (their equipment is amazing! So detailed!) and everything looks wonderful! He actually weighs 4 pounds and 5 ounces!!! As most of you know, our sweet Colby was born at 2 pounds 15 ounces, so needless to say Jeremy and I both shed a few tears when we heard this great news! We also found out that he has finally decided to position himself correctly. Hopefully no more breech baby!

Today they did a biophysical profile of the baby. During this test they use their ultrasound equipment not only to measure for growth, but to test for fine motor movement and simulated breathing. This is what they will be testing for twice weekly beginning next week in Bowling Green. When I asked the doctor to just "point blank" tell me what this test was REALLY for, we were told that it was "imperative to monitor him in this way because my complications put me at an increased risk for still birth." The doctor said to not panic, the twice weekly testing and daily kick counts would definitely keep us on top of things! I have to admit that this does scare me a bit, but I have faith that things will work out. We have been through so much on our journey to be a family of four that I have the faith that the Lord will see us through this obstacle also. Please continue to pray for all of us! We go back to Baptist on December 18th to decide when we are going to have this baby!! Yay!!

And on an exciting note, we have FINALLY chosen a name for baby #2. We are going to name him Cooper Charles Vincent! This has been such a toughie for us, but we made a pact that we were not coming home today until we had named him. Just about the time that we crossed the KY state line Jeremy and I both called out our favorite name from our list and magically we said the same one. We sealed it with a handshake and a kiss and now our baby has a name!

We truly have so much to be thankful for this year. We have an incredible son whom is our world, we are married to our best friend (through the good and bad for sure!) and we are finally becoming a family of four! We don't have fancy things, but we have the essentials and we have each other and our faith in God and that is more than enough for us!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


Nan said...

So glad to hear Baby Cooper is growing wonderfully! We all have so much to be thankful for this holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather said...

I'll have to put a stop on that gift I had fixed that said "Baby #2" now:o) Just kidding! I love the name!! I am so happy that everything seems to be going good. Happy Thanksgiving!!