Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Couldn't be happier

Dana: We had our 35-week ultrasound this morning. You are not going to believe how big they are!! 6 1/2 and 6 3/4 pounds! All the measurements looked great and their heartbeats are strong. Afterwards I caught Walker reviewing the report with the pride of a father reading his son's first report card.

With 13 lbs of baby inside me, needless to say, I'm getting a bit anxious to deliver. It's strange...the last month has been dedicated to keeping my labor at bay, trying to think about anything BUT delivering. But today something has changed. I'm feeling very positive about my pregnancy again. I've regained faith in my body to carry these two to as far as they need in order to arrive healthy.

The bed rest is still enforced for the next week, but the doctor said I could start to 'slightly increase my activity'. Considering the fact that moving is not entirely easy or painless, it probably won't be hard to keep me sedentary at this point. Next Wed. is when we'll really start the gentle encouragement, welcoming the boys to come join us in this crazy world.

My list of things to keep me occupied until then has diminished to only a few tedious tasks (even with all the time in the world, who really wants to review and compare their family's dental plan?) and my mind is now consumed with the excitement of motherhood. While there was a time when I couldn't bare to hear this advice from one more person, I finally feel that I can take those folks up on the suggestion to "enjoy the quite moments of bed rest while you still can."

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 6:11 PM

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Hi guys- best wishes to you all in these last few weeks/days. We know you will be wonderful parents. Our little guy can't wait to meet the boys when they return home to Indy some day! Wishing you lots of rest and peace,
Maggie, Clay and Jackson

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Wednesday, January 10, 2007 6:55:00 PM #

Whoa! That's a Whole Lotta Baby. We wish you all the best for the post-ante-partum phase!

-Dean & Lisa

Posted by Blogger dgf @ Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:30:00 AM #
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