Fourth Month

Well, I am into the fourth month now and feeling a million times better then just a couple of weeks ago. I had another quick OB checkup last week. They took blood for the quad screen test which tests for down syndrome, spina bifada, and other neural tube defects. I don’t put too much thought into this test since Syd’s came out with a high chance of down syndrome. She did turn out a little goofy but not too bad. The test is extremely sensitive so if your due date is not exact you can come out with a false positive. Haven’t heard anything yet. The heartrate is still in the high 160’s. The babies size measured about a week bigger then my due date. So maybe this means its gonna be another big kid, oh great.
My belly is starting to stick out more though I don’t think others can totally tell yet unless I am wearing a tight shirt. I am carrying really high again so it kinda just sits on top of my belt line. I have also started feeling the kid move around a bit but it is still very faint. It did flip out big time once after eating Mexican food. It was so hard it made me stop, bend over and grab my stomach in amazement. Felt like someone gave me a quick hard jab. About an hour later I vomited up my entire dinner so it must have been a warning flip telling me it didn’t like that hot sauce.
We are leaving Thursday for Michagan to visit the Burkes and then turn right around a few days later for Mexico. The day after getting home from Mexico is the big ultrasound. Look for photos of the hamburger or turtle then. If we’re lucky we will also have one of those new digital photos of the actual face. Too cool.

  • Charlee Hakes

    OK — I’ve left several messages that don’t seem to be making it to be big screen. I’ll try just one more time. They say Ron’s email address is wrong – so I put this one under my work email address. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!! Loved the picture Brandon had on Syd’s page today. It’s my favorite. Grandpa Coburn teased you into giving your “Jimmy Carter Smile” when we lived in Georgia — and here’s what he got. You can see Syd’s personality in the smile of course. Very special birthday — beautiful little girl, carrying new baby, and a husband who still adores you. You’re a very special daughter yourself, and a special sister to Steph, Tom, Ben, Jamie and Sara. Love you honey and call if you get home earlier enough tonight. Assuming you’re out celebrating – couldn’t catch you by phone. THANK YOU Brandon, for making my little girl’s life so exciting and special. Love you all — Mom in New Haven. P.S. — Ben called and said to wish you a Happy Birthday.