Monday, March 21, 2011

Profile and Toes

We had a good visit with our doctor and ultrasound tech today. Everything looks wonderful with our little one! Our doctor almost started crying and I did, as she remarked about how happy she was for us. Her basic comment was, "When I think about all you have done to build your family, it really thrills me to see that everything about your babies has turned out so well. It's amazing! I'm so glad you haven't had to put up with a bunch a 'crap' (i.e. complications) after all you've already been through." Our doctor doesn't mince words. :)

Karis was somewhat cooperative for the ultrasound. She was in a weird position and had the umbilical cord right in her face. So, we were only able to get a profile. But, what a side view! We love, love, love her chubby cheeks and adorable nose.

We also got a good look at her feet. They're too cute!

We discovered that although Karis is not genetically related to her big sister, apparently she is following in her sister's footsteps. Today, her weight measured 3 pounds, 11 ounces!! She's in the 79th percentile for weight and the doctor said to expect her to weigh around 9 pounds at birth. Gracie weighed 10 pounds 5 ounces! God knows I love big newborns. I was so glad Gracie was as big as she was. Having never really been around babies before, I felt much more comfortable with having a baby that wasn't quite as small and fragile as others.

With her size in mind, and other reasons...I officially scheduled a C-Section for May 31st. (Gracie was born by c-section). My only disappointment is that my doctor is on vacation during the week of Memorial Day and won't be able to deliver Karis. She could still deliver her, if I go into labor prior to the 28th of May. I didn't labor at all with Gracie. So, I have no idea what might happen this time around. I just know, that it's getting closer and closer!

As of today, I'll be going for prenatal visits every two weeks until my 36 week point. Then, I go in every week. As my mother in law is fond of saying, "It's pretty exciting!"


  1. It's amazing that modern technology lets us have such a clear window into the womb! Beautiful pictures!

  2. WOW!!!! SO exciting:) May 31st is an awesome day to have a baby- it's my birthday:) So happy that things are going well. Love the ultrasound picts, looking forward to our next one!

  3. Wow to have a birth date scheduled! How exciting! I love the pics and her little baby feet!

  4. Amazing pictures! LOVE the feet!

  5. exciting indeed! she truly is a little angel in there! wow -- she'll come a whole week before sienna!

  6. What a great profile shot!! She is adorable!! I know you can't wait for May 31st. It has to be so much fun to already have the date scheduled. Woo hoo! And I had no idea Gracie was such a big baby! I pray Keller isn't that big - I don't think I would be pushing her out naturally. Ha!!