Monday, March 31, 2008

The things that get through my mind these days...

I know I have been MIA lately, if you haven’t read the 2 posts from last Friday, go ahead and read them, those will give you a little recap.

Things haven been busy but we are all fine. I can’t really complain. These last few weeks have been sad. I am so touched by Kathy’s news and the news of the daughter of my OB/GYN. It really keeps me wondering about how “unfair” things are sometimes….

… And while I feel so happy that everything seems to be going OK with our little girl, and us, there are moments where I have mixed feelings about it and feel bad. I feel bad because I know about the struggles some of you have been experiencing and a lot of questions start to wonder around me, ….

Who I am to deserve this???…

….And then I really don’t feel like posting because I don’t want to hurt any of you going through difficult times.

I am a truly believer that when one door closes another one opens, I’ve been through difficult times also and that is what keeps me going when everything seems to be upside down.

I am sure that if God created shadows, it was because He wanted us to appreciate the beauty of light…. His desires most of the times can’t be understood, they just need to be accepted.

Friday, March 28, 2008

4d u/s

Hey, I am so happy that my format bar is back!!!... Somehow I had lost it and I hadn't been able to add links or pics because I am bad with the code thing!

Well, I will take advantage and post a few pics of the 4d u/s we had. They are 3d pictures and we got a video where you can see her move in 3d. Movement is supposed to be the fourth dimension.

It was done on March 3rd....
On that day our little girl was 28 weeks and 2 days...
Her heart rate was 152 bpm...
Her estimated weight was 1255 gr...

Here is a picture of the report:

Here are a few pics of her face:

And here is a pic from her torso viewed from the back, you can see her belly, a part of her left arm and cheek...

Our doctor was very happy with the definition we were able to get in this pictures. I don't have anything to compare them but I was very pleased with the results!

Still Here!

I’ve been MIA for a while....

Lot’s of things going on around this corner of the planet!

The city where I live is totally surrounded by mountains, so when we get hurricanes usually they do debilitate a lot because of the mountains and what we experience is just something like a thunderstorm. Well, last Tuesday several factors got together at the same time and we got what was rated like a category 3 hurricane winds. The city is not prepared for it and as you can imagine it was chaotic.

Thankfully our house didn’t have any damage, but 2 of the stores did have broken windows and damage on the front. Everything is getting fixed but it was really scary. The T was still out of town and he was very concerned about it because apparently we were on the news everywhere and by coincidence he did manage to see part of the damage in one of the stores in a picture posted online in one of our local newspapers. He called me, I was at home at that time with my MIL as my FIL instructed us to stay there and don’t go anywhere because the streets were not safe, there were flying objects all over.

Then, this past Sunday, Easter Sunday, my OB/GYN and his wife lost one of their daughters. She was a 12-year-old twin who had Down syndrome with congenital heart failure. She was a fighter and changed the life of many people touching hearts. May she RIP and gave strength to her family to keep on working for families experiencing Down syndrome closely, as they have been doing. Their job in this manner is really remarkable.

I did manage to keep an eye on you blogs and I must say that my heart is broken for Kathy Kand her family. Kathy, you are an outstanding woman, I really admire you!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. I've just realized that my format buttons are back!!!... I will try to post pics from the 4d u/s.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Santiago!

Last night one of my closest friends gave birth to her 3rd. child, a beautiful boy whose name will be Santiago.

Her actual due date was March 27 and then as the pregnancy progressed the doctor changed the due date to March 21. I talked to her yesterday and she was as happy as can be, doing shopping with her mom. She told me that her doctor had told her on Monday that the baby was still way up and that most likely they will need to induce her labor because the baby was not showing any improvements in dropping.

Well, last night the T sent me a message to my cel, with a baby picture saying it was the baby of my friend ans that he has just gotten that pic from my friend's husband.

Off course I thought it was a joke. It couldn't be true as I had just talked to her a few hours ago, she was doing shopping and she had told me how were things going. Well, it was true and it really happened fast. I haven't been able to talk to her, but I spoke to her mom. As I understood, after shopping she started to feel a little unconfortable as she was having more contractions than usual.... and this time they were the real thing and labor was starting!... I don't know all the details yet, but even though her 2 previous deliveries had been vaginally and this baby was head down, it ended up being a c-section delivery. Both mommy and baby are doing fine!

Happy Birthday Santiago!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In my 3rd trimester already, how did it happen???

I just can't believe I am starting the third trimester, I feel happy yes, but besides happy I feel very grateful for each day that goes by.

I haven’t been able to have the format buttons back, and I know nothing about doing it with the codes!!!…. I hope I can get it fixed so I can post the pics and the video from the 4D ultrasound. The doctor was very pleased with everything and told us that we were lucky because usually it is very difficult to get that kind of definition. Actually we joked and we gave him permission to use the pics and the video for marketing purposes if he wanted.

The T is traveling again. He left last Saturday and won’t be back until the end of the month. He really didn’t want to go this time but it was a business trip and there was no way he could postpone it, so off he went. When he is packing we joke and I always ask where is my spot on the suitcase, well this time he told me to please don’t joke because he really was feeling bad about leaving.

This weekend was clean-up weekend!!!… We have a second bedroom in our house that we use a guest bedroom. It is fully furnished and has a walk-in closet. One side of the closet and the drawers of the bases of the 2 twin beds were full of stuff. So I went through it and separate what we are getting rid of and organize the rest. Now I need to do the same thing in a closet we have on the third floor to make some room and finally leave the guest bedroom clean because it will be the nursery. My M.I.L. is helping me to work on the “transformation” of the room. Let’s see how everything turns out!!…

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Posting troubles!

I am having trouble posting lately!!!...

I can post all the wording but I can't post pictures or insert links to other pages. Usually in my posting page was like a task bar on top with the icons to insert pages, add pictures, etc. but now it is gone!!!... I've been trying to figure how to have it back but I haven't been able to do so.

If you know how to do it please let me know!!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Let the fun begin!!!

Our weekend was very fun and busy…. We finally started to do all the shopping for our girl!!!…

It really was an experience…. I had a list that a good friend had sent me, so we used it as a guide and marked what we really needed and left out those things that are more on the “extra stuff” side.

I love a store that you guys have in the US and they have also outlet stores, so we usually go to the outlet and sometimes we have found good affordable deals… The regular prices at their store are just too high IMHO!!!…. So this time was no exception, we went to the outlet and much to our surprise we found the crib, window treatments and the bedding 50% off the outlet price, so we are all set with that!

We also bought most of the “little things”, so sure got a lot of the shopping done. There is still more shopping to do but I believe this was a very good start. We are having trouble deciding on the stroller and the car seat, because I like the modern, more “sporty” models but they are very expensive and I am not sure it is worth it….

I hope you all had a great weekend!