It’s already the first week of December. We got the first Christmas spirit snow this week, sadly we have the cold temperatures to match! The roads are so slick and awful to drive on. I truly hate that part of Idaho winters. Yesterday, the power went out at 6:45 a.m. and stayed off until 10:00 a.m., it was -9 degrees! The kids had no school and you’d thought the world had come to end with no internet, no TV no powered devices! But we did have our gas fireplace to keep us from freezing.
I’m finding a little more energy these days, and managed to get the Christmas decorations up. We made a feeble attempt at some outside lights, trying to use what we could find of Grandma’s old stash and putting them on the big willow tree. It has the start of something wonderful but will require many more lights to reach anything near the picture in my head! In a perfect world, it would have a beautiful blue trunk with hanging white lights on branches – a true winter weeping willow. However, with recent months of unexpected medical bills I’m thinking it may take a few years of budget building to buy sufficient lights!
So, winter is here. Everyone is healthy and we’re settling in for a wonderful holiday season.
Dearest Little One,
Yesterday we had another doctor’s visit. Can you believe how long we had to sit in that COLD room? I’ve never been so happy for car seat warmers in my life!
You continue to amaze me. You were so active on the ultra sound screen, it was almost impossible to believe I couldn’t feel all your dancing and moving around. Whatever you were dancing to it was truly awesome! I’m in awe that in only a few weeks you can make such strides of growth!
The first image is of you at 6 weeks, the second at 8 and the third at 11. You’ve grown from a jelly bean to a gummy to a peanut in that short time!
These pictures will give you a better idea of how active you were. The middle one is the only one we captured with you being still, the other two show you coming back down after some serious disco moves – and that end on the right is your body and little legs, which we couldn’t get a good picture of because you were busy dancing. ;) Your little head is on the left and although you can’t see it, your little heart is amazing and working like mad to help you grow.
The only part of our checkup that wasn’t the best was mommy’s blood pressure. It was up from last time. This afternoon I took some readings at home and found that I much prefer those from my left arm! They are consistently in the neighborhood of 10 points lower on both numbers than readings on my right arm. The doctor said it’s pretty normal for differences to occur like that per circulation, etc. so I’ll be asking them to take readings on my left arm from now on! So far, this is the only yellow flag for us. It’s something they’ll be watching closely.
Daddy and I decided not to do the extra testing they offer at this stage to detect chromosomal abnormalities. We are at peace that everything happening with you is as it should be and as it is meant to be. Our next visit will be on January 2nd. I look forward to the changes we’ll see in that time, as the changes between visits already is truly astounding.
We love you. Everyone is anxious for your safe development and arrival. You continue to be my daily miracle.