Thursday, February 2, 2012

Family Update - Our Girls (February 2, 2012)

Dear Family & Friends,


Alexis passed her Biophysical Profile Sonogram with flying colors again and in record time! She had a strong healthy heartbeat of 158bpm and was anything except still again! She is getting crowded in there.  It's hard to believe we're at 30 weeks tomorrow and just have a few short weeks left until her arrival.  Today she started out on her side and her Daddy said it was because she knew where he was standing (yes, she was facing him).  It was precious.  She is so amazing and has stolen our hearts already.  Ryan got to feel her kick for the fist time this week - it was a special moment in time.  The look on his face was priceless.  The picture attached is from today and you can tell they're getting harder to see.  This picture is of her little face and her mouth wide open. 


Our other beautiful baby girl, Bridgette, was so small and petite and looked so peaceful.  It was as if she was simply sleeping.  At least that's how we are choosing to cope with it in the interim.  We know that the day of delivery will be much different but for now that's our way of dealing with it day-to-day.


I also received the results back from the my blood work where they had concerns regarding toxins in my blood and Praise God it came back normal (that may be the only time in my life I hear "you're normal"... lol).  My glucose test also came back normal.  Overall, I'd say its been a great week and it just goes to prove that our God is taking care of us yet again! 


Next week we go back to see the fetal specialist and we'll receive actual measurements to see how much Alexis has grown.  To the naked eye she certainly looks bigger and much more crowded than before but we'll have more to report next week.  Today she was still sitting in the same way (rump down) so we're hoping she turns soon but knowing we're having a c-section guess it really doesn't matter.


Our baby shower is Saturday and we are so excited to see our family and friends.  Another day closer to the arrival of our girls and we're so thankful that you're sharing in this journey with us.  


As always, we'll continue to keep you updated as we know more, and all we ask is that you please continue to keep us in your prayers.


"We prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of Him" (1 Samuel 1:27)


Ryan, Candye, Alexis & (Bridgette - RIP 1/4/12)