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We didn't have an appointment for some unheard of Star Trek or Star Wars creature; we had our first pre-natal appointment for Baby Goodwin 2!! This morning, the Goodwin family headed over to Dr. Harrison's office to get this pregnancy officially started. We have an official due date, now! BG2 should be arriving sometime around November 21, 2008. That means I'm about eight and a half weeks pregnant.
We had mostly good news today. My body is growing the way it is supposed to be growing, and things are looking good. I got a lot of bloodwork and other tests taken, and we'll have the results of those sometime this week. Chances are that I'm slightly anemic again (like I was last pregnancy), but that is easily fixed with an iron supplement. We also learned that, because of my history of miscarriages, we'll be getting another ultrasound at our next appointment in a month. How exciting! Another chance to see our little one and make sure that s/he is doing alright.
We also got a little bit of not-so-good news. Most of you know that Ruby, our first daughter, was born six weeks premature and that her amniotic sac broke eight weeks early. These two conditions are called PROM (premature rupture of membranes) and Premature Labor. The PROM has a recurrence rate of 25%-50%, and the Premature Labor has a recurrence rate of 50%-75%. When I had Ruby, Dr. Harrison had said that I would have about a 25% chance of all of that happening again. Today, she said the chance is more likely to be at least 50%. I was very shocked. I asked her why her opinion had changed since Ruby's birth. She said that, due to my entire obstetric history, the fact that I had completely spontaneous PROM, and the fact that my body naturally went into labor so early, she felt I was probably on the higher end of the range.
I am a little sad to know that we're facing such a high probability, but I'm also thankful to know the facts. I had already decided that we would be totally ready for this one before 30 weeks this time, because I learned my lesson with Ruby. When I was admitted to the hospital for Ruby, we had exactly one umbrella stroller, one pacifier, two baby outfits (one boy and one girl), and a crib with no mattress. I don't want that to happen again. :) This is going to be a busy summer of preparation! :)
We'll be keeping BG2's information a secret, just like we did for Ruby, so you all have several months of guessing to look forward to! (I just ended my sentence with a preposition...sue me.) :) After our appointment next month, when we know everything is okay, I'll probably open up a pool like we did for Ruby. :)
We love you all, and we appreciate your continued prayers for a healthy, safe, pregnancy with a healthy little baby at the end of God's pre-ordained gestating time!
On an unrelated note, Kyle has been in Rio de Janeiro on a mission trip for the past week and a half. He was called to preach and do some outreach home visits. His updates have been infrequent, but things sound like they have gone well. He was supposed to fly out of Brazil this evening around 8:00, and he is expected to land in Indy around 2:15 tomorrow afternoon. Their trip *to* Rio de Janeiro was full of obstacles and delays. Please pray for a seamless, safe trip home. Ruby and I miss our lunch partner, and we can't wait to have him back! He'll be writing a report of his trip when he gets back, so I'll make sure to copy and post it here!
Well, we spilled the beans tonight. Ruby got a cool new shirt for easter:
In case you can't read it, here's the close up:
We love you all dearly, and we would appreciate LOTS of prayers for a very healthy and safe pregnancy that goes to FULL TERM! Mike is talking to Dr. Cooks tomorrow about his educational future. Please keep him in your prayers!
Today is the one-week mark since I was admitted to the hospital. Praise God for the following:
- Baby G is still cooking!
- I am negative for the Strep-B infection. This is very good news for both baby and me!
- I have no signs of infection, swelling, or any other complications.
- Mike has been able to return to work without too much worry.
- The nurses and staff of Home Hospital have been absolutely amazing.
I have started having some weak, intermittent contractions. This is not “real” labor. It’s just a sign that the hormone levels released by the rupture of my amniotic sac are building up in concentrations strong enough to start labor. We’re going to try to keep Baby G in the womb for at least another week. Part of me would love to have the baby today and go home, but it’s absolutely critical for the baby to stay in the womb a little longer (in order to avoid the need for NICU.)
Truly, that’s about all that’s happening around here. Peyton is at a great kennel, so hopefully he’s not too lonely. We’re getting excited about the baby’s arrival. My church family threw an amazing baby shower on Sunday, so we are *much* more prepared to take a baby home. We have a few outfits and some bottles and all those other necessities, so I’m feeling a little better. ( :
Thank you so much for all of your prayers! We’ll keep you updated if anything changes, I promise!
We love you!
Hey everyone! Sorry this is so delayed. We had a little trouble with the new IE7 and our scanning software. (Grrr! Microsoft, you suck sometimes!)
In spite of that, we have the newest pictures of Baby Goodwin to share with you! ( : We had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday, and B.G. is very healthy and also pretty big. LOL! He/She was only 19 weeks and 3 days old on Friday, but he/she was measuring 20 weeks and 4 days. A whole week and a day ahead! ( : His/her heart is beating strong and healthy at 145 bpm. He/She also has quite a definite profile. You can clearly see the nose and lips! ( :
Without further ado, here’s the little one:
And, for those of you who don’t see us regularly, here is a picture of the every growing belly:
That’s about all for now! We hope you all are doing well! Remember to vote on your predictions for Baby G at http://www.expectnet.com Just enter “BabyGoodwin1″ where it says “Invited Guests,” and you can enter your guesses! ( ;
We love you!
Mike, Lindsay, and Baby G
So, today is my birthday. My wonderful husband took me to my choice of restaurant for dinner. Of course, I chose Cracker Barrel (my favorite!) Dinner was really good, and we browsed the store a little before dinner. While we were paying our bill, I saw a display that I wanted to see closer.
I really thought about buying the apple-themed cup and saucer set. It came with four mugs, four saucers, and a little rack. It was displayed on the rack. I wanted to see how much it cost, so I went to pull it off the shelf.
Now, my pregnancy book said I might be more prone to forget what I was doing, be clumsy, or drop things during the second trimester. It also said that I would probably be more emotional this trimester. However, I honestly didn’t think that something like the following would happen:
I dropped the entire set on the floor, and it shattered. I immediately began apologizing profusely, and then my hormones kicked in. I started bawling. LOL! I don’t mean a little tear. I mean I lost it. Tears were streaming down my face, and I was doing the heaving thing. The floor associate (who is probably an AMAZING and WONDERFUL grandmother to some lucky little children) just wrapped me up in a big ol’ hug and kept telling me that it was fine and not to worry about it. Then the girl at the register wouldn’t let me pay for the product and kept trying to tell me it was fine. “Kids do it ALL the time.”
Needless to say, I came straight home, since I was an emotional wreck. (It didn’t help that I looked like a big ol’ whale in ALL of my outfits, and I didn’t get to wear the dress that I had planned on wearing.) I wrote the manager a card commending the two associates, and included a check for the price of the set plus tax as well as a note saying that I insisted upon his/her acceptance of the payment. When I was growing up, if you broke it, you bought it. Things shouldn’t be so different now. I should have been more careful.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my first horribly embarrassing pregnancy moment with you all and give the great people at Cracker Barrel a huge shout-out! ( : Have a good night!
Baby G, you better be worth all this. Hee hee hee…