Monday, June 28, 2010

Just Like Me..For Better or Worse...

Landon, though he may look just like his Daddy, unfortunately gets most of his personality traits from me.  The older he gets, the more I seem to notice it.  For example, he'd rather spend most of his time with a few close friends, rather than a large crowd.  If one of his closer friends is not at school or doesn't want to play, he'll settle with playing alone instead of venturing out and making new friends.  Another not-so-great characteristic he received from me is that he's very shy and unsure about himself when trying new things.  He'd much rather do things he used to doing and not try anything new.  Chris will push him to try new things, such as swimming without his floaties on, and he always loves's just getting over that fear of the unknown.  Despite all these traits, I love my oldest boy...he's got a lot of little quirks, just like his momma!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Baby Walters Update

I realized that I haven't done a baby update post yet.  Because of that, I'm updating on my two pre-natal visits in this one post.  My first appointment was on May 3rd.  We did the routine things..confirming my due date..December 10th..the bloodwork and of course the ultrasound!  Look at that little ball..I don't remember Nixon and Landon ever being that little on the ultrasound, but I'm sure they were.  I had gained 3 lbs in the first 8 weeks, which I was not at all surprised about.  I had been eating like crazy!!  It was really hard to keep it from everyone those first 4 weeks simply because I was so hungry ALL the TIME!!

On May 27th, I went for my second doctors appointment.  We got another ultrasound since we're doing the Early Screening Testing.  It still amazes me how the whole pregnancy process works and I get teary-eyed every time I see that little heart beating strong.  Luckily, at that appointment, I had gained zero weight, so I've only gained about 3 lbs in my first twelve weeks which I was excited about.  My whole eating frenzy hasn't really slowed down.  I still feel like I'm always hungry and I have headaches everyday.  Other than that, I haven't had any real problems which makes me feel really fortunate.  The only difference between this pregnancy and my other two is how exhausted I am.  I feel like I haven't slept for days pretty much everyday.  It makes it really hard to function at work, but Chris has been great, giving the boys baths, cooking supper, etc.  I'm hoping that's something that won't last too much longer!  Also, when I went to that second visit, I had to have my blood drawn again.  My platelet levels were 140 and they're supposed to be 150 from what the doctor said.  When those results came back, they were at 135.  Even though it was lower, Dr. Trollip said that we would just monitor those levels every trimester to make sure they don't drop to around the 100 range.  If that happens, I'll have to be put on steroids.  Since I've never had a problem before, she informed me that more than likely, it was just a gestational case of Thrombocytopenia (yeah, I had to look up the spelling of that!).