Wednesday, March 30, 2011

18 weeks, 4 days Doctors Appointment

My doctors appointment today went very well!  
My blood pressure was good, I've still managed to not gain any weight, and Tabby's heart rate was 148 bpm.

I was given a consent form to read over on VBAC's - which is what I would optimally like to do, and is my plan A.  We'll just have to wait and see what happens as the months go on to see if that plan will come through.  
(With Leah I learned that you can plan and plan - and nothing, and I mean nothing; will turn out the way you planned).   
Men plan, God laughs.  

My next appointment will also be my glucose screening.  And unlike the OB I had when I was pregnant with Leah, I won't have to go to the office, sit in the waiting room, then drink, and then sit there waiting for an hour for the blood draw.  I was given my 'juice' today, with instructions printed on it to drink it about an hour before getting to the office, then when I arrive I just tell the receptionist that I'll need my blood drawn in X minutes when the hour is up.  How convenient!

No pictures to share from today though ..... but on Monday we'll be going for our level 2 ultrasound and so I'll gladly trade your prayers and good thoughts for some new pictures on Monday.  : )

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Baby-doll for the New Baby

Leah never got to play with her Baby Be Blessed doll .........

with it's scripture patch her Nana picked out just for her: 

It arrived after Leah had departed.  She now sits next to Leah's teddy bear urn on the mantle.  

And now; her little sister's doll is being made by the lovely ladies over at Baby Be Blessed.  I ordered it last Friday.

I picked out the scripture since at the time, only Jeff and I knew her name!  But here it is, along with the scripture:

My hope and prayer is that Tabby not only gets to enjoy playing with her doll baby for many years to come - but that she also learns the importance of the scripture I chose for her and that she comes to understand how lucky she is to have her big sister Leah as her guardian angel.  

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Some news ......

Jeff and I have some exciting news to share but we wanted to let Leah do the honors:

Yes, Baby Turnquist #2 is due in late August (8/27 to be exact - and Jeff's birthday is 8/26!)
We have known since mid-December; we had the CVS testing done on 2/10 (Leah's 2nd birthday) and just got the results on Friday.  Baby #2 will not be affected with EB, but will be a carrier.  
(Each pregnancy has a 25% chance of no EB gene being inherited, two 25% chances of getting the EB gene from just 1 parent (carrier), and 25% chance EB genes from both parents and thus, affected).  

And ..................


Needless to say, we are beyond ecstatic!!!  Not to mention relieved, shocked, exhausted from the wait, a wee bit nervous, and of course: THANKFUL!

Here she is waving hello to everyone:

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him.
1 Samuel 1:27

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