Monday, February 1, 2010

Spoiler Alert

Isn't she lovely
( her foot is touching her nose, I think we have a future gymnast )

Isn't she wonderful
( the tech used this funny noise making tool to get her to start using her diaphragm. That is one of the things they wanted to watch was her breathing )

Isn't she precious
( she is head down and her spine is on the left side of my belly, no wonder all her kicks and punches are to the right and her little rump is on my left )

We could not ask for more!
( her heart beat was somewhere around 168 beats per minute )


At the ultrasound today we found out that this little one causing so much trouble ( from the very start, remember the bleeding ) is a little girl! My husband is going to be outnumbered!!

Now it is time to pick out a name!
( I believe we are still set on the middle name being Maxine after Chads grandma )


any other names you may suggest.

I am so excited to know what we are having. I feel much more prepared because it is a little girl. Our neighborhood is going to be so FULL of little girls it is going to be insane. The men are for sure going to be outnumbered!!

It's so easy to be excited about this and to loose track of how serious this issue is that we are dealing with. I need this excitement because I have almost lost it a few times today and this weekend.

I am still scared, worried, wont get much sleep and will be sick of going to the Dr by the end of this 3 or 4 week stretch.

We will meet with a Parnatologist on Wed morning and will have answers to our questions. We will also have another ultra sound done that day that will be more in depth. They will use the Doppler and that will show the blood flow from the placenta to the baby.

I will then meet with my OBGYN on Friday I believe ( possibly Thursday ) to talk to her and go over things with her and hopefully know more about being induced at 36 weeks.

From here on out I will be having 2 ultra sounds a week ( 1 at my actual dr. office and another at the parenteral center ), blood work weekly and meeting with my OBGYN weekly.

I got very over whelmed today because I had talked with a nurse and my ob and then scheduling people and it was all a lot to take in and a lot of appointments to make.

I am so excited to know its a baby girl, it makes it that much more real for me. At the same time I don't want to look past it all and we still need all your thoughts and prayers that you are willing to give. Just because we know the sex doesn't mean we are in the clear of still birth or complications.

I still have lots of questions and we now have to wait until Wed to get answers. I will talk with my OB tomorrow and hopefully she will answer some of my questions over the phone.

Thank you all again for your support and love. It is needed and very much appreciated.


Tina Fisher said...

Congratulations on another baby girl! You will love having sisters!

Just take everything one day at a time and listen to your body and your baby.

I am sure it was very exciting to find out you were having a girl.

I like all the names you have. Is Maxine the first name & the other names middle names? Maxine Adylin?

Alex & Maxi.
Alex & Max.


Good luck with names. It will be fun!

Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can sweet Erin!


Mary said...

Congratulations on your baby girl! That's so exciting.

I am bad at names just because everyone is so different. So I don't have any for you. :)

Rest up and have fun thinking pink again!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Two little girls...I love it!

Carrie said...

By the time you read this, you can say your appointment is tomorrow.

Saying a prayer for you as I shut down my computer for the night!

Justin and Heather Huskey said...

Congrats on baby girl! That is such exciting news...and probably a BIG relief to know! I LOVE the name Ella!

And the burp clothes...yes, they are just the white ones. You can buy packages of them just about anywhere, but Babies R Us has them in colors. And then you need about a 1/4 of fabric to do one clothe...once you decide on a name, I will make you one and have it monogrammed...then you can see them in person! :)

Stephanie said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! I'll try and not be upset since the little girl clothes aren't going to be for sale :) JK I love love love your news and am soooo happy for you!!!!!!!

You're still in my prayers as always and on my mind alot lately!

By the way I love Eliza!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! What a blessing...I love sweet girls. I like the name Ella, but any name you pick will be lovely. It is so nice that you can utilize all your cute girl clothes and things again. And as excited as I am to have a sweet boy I do just love pink! Congrats!

Meant to be a mom said...

AH GIRL!!! Yay, Congrats. Thats so exciting.
I know things are still really scary, My prayers are most definitely still with you guys. But I just want you to know I'm happy for you guys. I'm sure she will be just beautiful.

dawn said...

congratulations on another sweet baby girl! so much fun!!! i heart having two girls!!!

i love the name ella! i also love the other names on your list!! here are a few i like addyson, madeline, kaylynn & leigha. names are such a personal choice, i know you will pick a perfect one for your sweet baby girl!

i am praying for you and sending lots of hugs your way!!!

Candi said...


MamaBear said...

Was thinking of you yesterday and the name Eden popped into my head. I think it flows well with Maxine because of the n's and sounds cute with Alex because of the Vowel's....just my random thoughts for the day :)

Hang in there!!!! We're all praying for you!

Raechel said...

Hey girl! Just checking in to see how things are going and I was so happy to see that you are having a baby girl! What a treat!

I know everything else is still COMPLETELY overwhelming, but I want to encourage you that this sweet babe has been in the Father's hands from the very beginning. I find myself so tempted to depend on medicine and tests to sustain our own sweet girl (and thank the Lord for the blessing of modern medicine!), but I am reminded daily that her life is from Him and is in His hands.

Rest in His provision.
Trust in His providence.
Walk in His mercy.
Remain in His love.
Rely on His strength.