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Michlow
12-15-2010, 12:47 PM
I had an appointment with a specialist this morning (I'm considered high risk because of my age, 36). Everything looked normal and their were no markers for down's syndrome.

I was really surprised that they were willing to venture a gender, as I am only 14 weeks along. The tech was about 75% confident, but the Dr. was even more so!

I can safely start shopping for girlie things!

Besides, I am pragmatic...I have another ultrasound in 6 weeks, so if they change their minds by then I can take all the girl stuff back, LOL

Digging4Truth
12-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Wow.... A Michlet is on the way. :)

whoami
12-15-2010, 01:14 PM
Awesome!

ILG
12-15-2010, 01:16 PM
Wow, and just when you thought you were starting to get life figured out! LOL! I am happy for you. It is a new adventure.

Margies3
12-15-2010, 01:22 PM
What a happy bit of news today, Mich!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Want us to start picking out names now?

missourimary
12-15-2010, 02:30 PM
yeah!! Happy shopping!

Michlow
12-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Wow, and just when you thought you were starting to get life figured out! LOL! I am happy for you. It is a new adventure.

Adventure is not the word! LOL

What a happy bit of news today, Mich!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Want us to start picking out names now?

We already had decided on both a boy and a girl name, but I am always open to suggestions ;)

(My mother is always insisting that you need a backup, because when my older sister was born, she didn't "look" like the name they had picked out)

Cindy
12-15-2010, 02:57 PM
You could name her after me. :)

rgcraig
12-15-2010, 02:58 PM
Whooohoo! Little girlies are fun! (and you don't have to worry about the circumcising thing)

Yep, I think names need to "match" the baby!

Michlow
12-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Whooohoo! Little girlies are fun! (and you don't have to worry about the circumcising thing)

Yep, I think names need to "match" the baby!

That's true about the circumcision! Though I tried to explain to my husband, as excited as I was about the girl we were having, I was still sad about the little boy that we weren't.

He thought that was crazy, because how could you miss what didn't exist? And I tried to explain that before you know there is a possibility of both, and I think as women we think about those possibilities a lot more. Or is that just me??

At any rate, he said "too bad, this is the only one you get" LOL

mizpeh
12-15-2010, 03:11 PM
Congratulations!

Margies3
12-15-2010, 08:41 PM
Adventure is not the word! LOL



We already had decided on both a boy and a girl name, but I am always open to suggestions ;)

(My mother is always insisting that you need a backup, because when my older sister was born, she didn't "look" like the name they had picked out)

Prudence. Somehow that just seems appropriate to me. LOL!! Really, Mich, love ya!

TGBTG
12-15-2010, 09:16 PM
Adventure is not the word! LOL



We already had decided on both a boy and a girl name, but I am always open to suggestions ;)

(My mother is always insisting that you need a backup, because when my older sister was born, she didn't "look" like the name they had picked out)

:jolly

Pragmatist
12-15-2010, 09:34 PM
Congratulations! Little girls are so much fun!

I've actually heard that it's easier to tell gender at this point, but the other important developmental stuff needs to wait until closer to 20 weeks so that's when they do the ultrasound.

James Griffin
12-15-2010, 09:38 PM
Oh thank goodness! When I first saw the title I was afraid it was another confused gender thread.

J/K

Congrats !!

Ladies I will now leave you to your lady talk.

Be blessed.

commonsense
12-15-2010, 10:40 PM
:christmooseCongratulations


:christmasfire

Michlow
12-16-2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks Everyone!

MissBrattified
12-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Adventure is not the word! LOL



We already had decided on both a boy and a girl name, but I am always open to suggestions ;)

(My mother is always insisting that you need a backup, because when my older sister was born, she didn't "look" like the name they had picked out)

Mich - we did that with Sarah (the 2nd daughter). We had picked out "Priscilla", and it didn't seem to fit, so we changed it. Not a bad idea to keep a list of favorite names handy just in case.

Cindy
12-16-2010, 05:41 PM
Mich - we did that with Sarah (the 2nd daughter). We had picked out "Priscilla", and it didn't seem to fit, so we changed it. Not a bad idea to keep a list of favorite names handy just in case.

And is Sarah grateful for that?

tamor
12-16-2010, 06:36 PM
(My mother is always insisting that you need a backup, because when my older sister was born, she didn't "look" like the name they had picked out)

Mich - we did that with Sarah (the 2nd daughter). We had picked out "Priscilla", and it didn't seem to fit, so we changed it. Not a bad idea to keep a list of favorite names handy just in case.

My youngest daughter was delivered by c-section, so my hospital stay was longer than with my oldest. I had two names (Tabitha and Kortney) picked out for her and she was three days old before we named her. I had to hold her, play with her, and decide which one fit.

Her name is Tabitha. She was dubbed Tabo as soon as she came home from the hospital 22 years ago and that's all she's known by even today.

Falla39
12-17-2010, 12:59 PM
Congratulations, Mich!
May God be with you all through your pregnancy and through a safe and easy
delivery, in Jesus Name!
Hugs,
Falla39

Michlow
12-21-2010, 01:56 PM
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8833/babypic2.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/babypic2.jpg/)

aegsm76
12-21-2010, 03:55 PM
Congratulations Michlow!

RandyWayne
12-22-2010, 10:52 PM
Oooooooooooo I think I see two of them in thar!

Michlow
12-23-2010, 08:22 AM
Oooooooooooo I think I see two of them in thar!

LOL, 2 pictures, but just 1 baby!

Bella1
12-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Congratulations! What is her name (or do you want to keep it a secret? Which I do understand!)

Michlow
12-30-2010, 08:19 AM
Congratulations! What is her name (or do you want to keep it a secret? Which I do understand!)

I was planning on keeping it a secret, but my husband announced it on facebook for all the world to see! LOL

She will be Avery Lilith Wade :bigbaby

CC1
01-23-2011, 09:27 AM
Congratulations!

Michlow
01-24-2011, 08:44 AM
Congratulations!

Thanks!

I'm 4 days shy of the half way point, and in the past few weeks or so I've gotten to start enjoying the feeling of the occasional movement. On Saturday, I felt my first big strong kick, and she was very active. But then yesterday, she was quiet and sedate.

I have my anatomy ultrasound on Thursday. Where they will look and make sure that everything is developing properly, and confirm that my baby girl is still a baby girl! LOL (They were pretty confident, but I remember Hoovie's surprise!)

Timmy
01-24-2011, 08:48 AM
:clap:yahoo:rooting:bliss

Blubayou
01-26-2011, 09:57 PM
Mich- so exciting! Love the name- Keep us informed on the progress and you know we love pictures!

Cindy
01-26-2011, 10:49 PM
Love the name, Mich. Can't wait for her to arrive.

Michlow
01-27-2011, 09:49 AM
Keep me in your thoughts today!

I got in at 2:45 for the 20 week anatomy ultrasound and I'm a bit nervous. I so want everything to be perfect and my little girl to be healthy!

Michlow
01-28-2011, 12:15 PM
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4166/avery20w3.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/avery20w3.jpg/)

Everything went well at the ultrasound. The tech said and the Dr. agreed that everything looked perfect!

Digging4Truth
01-28-2011, 12:26 PM
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4166/avery20w3.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/avery20w3.jpg/)

Everything went well at the ultrasound. The tech said and the Dr. agreed that everything looked perfect!

A true miracle... every healthy birth is an amazing miracle.

Blubayou
01-28-2011, 12:30 PM
She is already a cutie!

Michlow
01-28-2011, 12:46 PM
A true miracle... every healthy birth is an amazing miracle.

I'm waiting to hear my husband reaction to what you posted on facebook! He gets irritated when people call it the miracle of life, or credit God for babies. He likes to think it's just plain simple biology. I can't wait until the first time he holds her, I bet he'll see the miracle then! LOL

Michlow
01-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Here is my first belly picture :

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7463/belly20weeks.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/belly20weeks.jpg/)

Digging4Truth
01-28-2011, 12:51 PM
I'm waiting to hear my husband reaction to what you posted on facebook! He gets irritated when people call it the miracle of life, or credit God for babies. He likes to think it's just plain simple biology. I can't wait until the first time he holds her, I bet he'll see the miracle then! LOL

Yeah... holding a new baby changes us. :)

It is biology. That's for sure. But there is nothing plain or simple about it. It is an amazing think to think that another human being is being created that will have it's own personality, voice, look etc. A brand new unique human being.

Man... it just blows my mind. :)

Is he going to come into the delivery room for the delivery? I never thought it would affect me like it did. It is an unfathomable event IMO. Beyond our comprehension.

Yes... we can track it down and show what happens along the stages... but the why's and the how's and those amazing little feet. :) I had better shut up. :)

Digging4Truth
01-28-2011, 12:52 PM
Here is my first belly picture :

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7463/belly20weeks.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/belly20weeks.jpg/)

I can take a belly picture too... and I'm not even pregnant. :) Oh... that's not a good thing. Never mind. :)

Michlow
01-28-2011, 12:53 PM
I can take a belly picture too... and I'm not even pregnant. :) Oh... that's not a good thing. Never mind. :)

LOL!

Oh, I just realized that I should change the name of this thread! One of the things they confirmed yesterday is that she is definitely a girl!

Timmy
01-28-2011, 01:07 PM
I can take a belly picture too... and I'm not even pregnant. :) Oh... that's not a good thing. Never mind. :)

Oh, me too! :lol

Miiiiich! She looks AWESOME! :thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup

Tina
04-05-2011, 01:11 PM
It's been a while since I've taken a day to read and catch up on things.

Sorry I'm so late... but CONGRATS!!!!!

I am very happy for you! :)

MawMaw
04-05-2011, 05:18 PM
I was planning on keeping it a secret, but my husband announced it on facebook for all the world to see! LOL

She will be Avery Lilith Wade :bigbaby

Beautiful name! And, congratulations! :)

Michlow
04-06-2011, 10:30 AM
Thank you!

Things are still going well. I'm currently about 30 weeks along, and so the time is growing near! Josh and I took our first childbirth class last week, so I am having to think more about that, ouch!

Recently, I failed my 1 hour gestational diabetes test. I was then scheduled to take the 3 hour test, but I was "disqualified" by throwing up in the middle! I took it again yesterday, and with the help of an anti-nausea pill managed to make it through. Now I have to wait a week to find out if I passed. If so, no more :icecream

Things are pretty stressful right now, and not just being 7 months pregnant!

I recently found out that my job might be going away fairly soon. I drive a company car, so if I lose my job, I will also lose my car. Not to mention how will i look for work this pregnant??

And of course, there is still the continuing saga of my Mom's health. She was diagnosed with Cancer of the Bile duct last summer and given only 4 months to live. We were lucky in that she qualified for an experimental treatment where they remove the cancerous portions as well as the liver and do a transplant. After 6 months of chemo and radiation, and one false alarm on New Year's Eve, she finally got her transplant on her 62nd birthday, March 11th.

Thus far everything with the liver has been fine, though she had some other problems and needed 2 additional surgeries, so she is still in the hospital, though will hopefully getting home soon.

My sister has been down here for the past 2 weeks helping out, but my aunt who was supposed to come next decided to "leave Michelle to deal with it", so we are trying to figure out how to care for my Mom (the rest of my family lives 900 miles away), not overdue it during my pregnancy, and not miss to much work while I actually have a job (in my husbands case, so he can take some time when the baby is born).

Needless to say, my life is crazy!

Dedicated Mind
04-06-2011, 11:28 AM
wishing you the best Michlow.

Michlow
04-15-2011, 03:11 PM
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4476/babybump31weeks.th.jpg (http://img855.imageshack.us/i/babybump31weeks.jpg/)

31 Weeks down...9 more to go!

rgcraig
06-12-2011, 09:53 PM
Posted on FB!

Avery Lilith Wade, 7 lbs 4 oz, born at 4:32 PM

MissBrattified
06-12-2011, 10:13 PM
Posted on FB!

Avery Lilith Wade, 7 lbs 4 oz, born at 4:32 PM

:thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup

ILG
06-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Congrats Mich and hubby!

Timmy
06-13-2011, 01:18 PM
:bdayparty :stars :congrats


For Avery: :welcome2

Pressing-On
06-13-2011, 02:10 PM
Congratulations, Mich!

:congrats

Margies3
06-13-2011, 03:26 PM
Can't wait to see your beautiful little face, Avery.

Congratulations, Mich! Way to go!!

Trouvere
06-13-2011, 07:59 PM
Congratulations!!

commonsense
06-14-2011, 08:17 PM
:congrats

Michlow
06-30-2011, 09:34 AM
Sorry for the delayed response, but I'm sure you can imagine how busy my life has become!

Here are some pictures:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5445/avery007.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/avery007.jpg/)

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4254/avery013.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/avery013.jpg/)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3885/avery019.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/avery019.jpg/)

Cindy
06-30-2011, 09:43 AM
Awesome photos, she's beautiful.

Falla39
07-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Mich,
CONGRATULATIONS!
I am just now seeing that you have had your precious baby! She is GORGEOUS! Nothing,
I mean nothing like having your very own child. I love the photo of you holding and kissing
your little one's head.
Best Wishes to you, your hubby and your little one!
Hugs,

Falla39