Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Slow Update....again

Hi again! Sorry it's been awhile. I think about updating this all the time, then don't get around to it. Today I am 25 weeks....15 to go (or less hopefully!!) :) My last dr. appointment was 3/2, when I was 23 weeks, 1 day. I had gained 2 pounds so far. Baby girl Newsome's heartrate was a healthy 142. I was 26 cm (that measurement thing the dr. does, not dilated!!! haha). I go back on 4/4 to do the nasty sugar drink and blood tests. Since the surgery, it has been a pretty pleasant pregnancy. I was never sick during the 1st trimester (physically sick). Things would smell bad, and I didn't want to go out to eat, but I never got sick. At about 20 weeks I started feeling the baby kick, and she hasn't stopped since! Eric and I sit and watch her at night, it's entertaining (or we're just boring!).

Update about the tier 2 ultrasound we did, we got there and sure enough, the doctors office had sent in the blood work with the wrong due date, so were worried for a month for nothing. They said they sent it in with the right due date and we had no increased chance for a baby with down syndrome, so that's a blessing. We still got to do the ultrasound, which was about 35 minutes of just watching our baby move around (and be wound up in a ball so we kept having to move her to get some measurements). We LOVE ultrasounds, but now since everything's been going so good, I don't know if we'll get another one. My March 2nd appt was my first ever appointment without an ultrasound, and it was kinda sad because I like watching her move around (and it's even better without a large tumor to look at!). Oh yeah, the 10cm cyst turned out to be a benign tumor. The name of it has 3 long words (not a fybroid, something else). The doctor said they are never cancerous, but have a 10% chance of coming back on either ovary, so I'll probably have an ultrasound at every yearly exam from now on to make sure it doesn't.

Last week was Eric's spring break. We started out last Sunday/Monday by painting the baby's room. It has a pale green on top and one shade darker green on bottom, with a chairrail in the middle. It looks awesome; I will have to post pictures soon. My mom, being surrounded by teachers, has brought up 3 boxes of clothes (mostly 0-6 months, I don't think we'll need any more of those!) from friends at work. We ended up going and buying our changing table so that we had a place to put them all, and it's full already. If you add the few things we've bought and what the Newsome's have bought, the closet is almost full too! We are so excited for this little girl. On the one hand, I can't believe how fast it has gone so far, but on the other hand, I can't believe I still have 3 months to go!!!

We've been to the rodeo twice so far this year. Once to see George Strait and once for my committee final party--I volunteered on the Carnival Ticket Sales Committee this year, and had a blast. I sold so many tickets I got my gold badge and a big 'ol Texas size belt buckle! We had a great time walking around looking at all the vendors and animals. Eric and I got new cowboy boots, they are too cute :) We also found a great vendor that sells collegiate kids wear, and now Baylor is even letting them sell. The website (for Jen Barnes) is We bought the little onsie, and then my mom came up Sunday for lunch and she had gotten us the overalls and socks and bib and blanket. They are all too cute.

Keep in touch, we enjoy reading everyone else's blogs!


jen barnes said...


I didn't mind the orange carbonated drink that much (it was ice cold which helped) but I advise drinking it as quickly as you can because if you let it get warm (towards the end of the time I had to drink it) it gets pretty gag-inducing.

Are you taking advice from those of us who have been there, done that? If so, my advice is to get a 20 pound bag of something (potatoes? rocks? steal someone else's 8 month old?) and push around the weight in the strollers at Babies R Us (BRU) for about 20 minutes before switching strollers. We only pushed around an empty stroller and now that it has a 22+ pound baby in it, we HATE it, so we have just tonight gone out and bought another stroller! Can you tell I was really ticked off at spending $300 on a piece-of-crap stroller?! We ended up buying the Jeep Liberty three wheel stroller tonight after pushing James around the entire BRU for half an hour in it. (Don't be afraid to take that thing for a long walk all over the store - go through the clothing aisles! fit it in all kinds of tight spaces! - it doesn't have to stay in the stroller aisle!) :-)

Feel free to email me about any questions you may have... I also have an "unsolicited advice" page where I am trying to put all my thoughts for the next baby Barnes to come along, since my mommy brain forgets everything these days.

Shannon said...

The orange drink is not that bad. I did not even have to drink very much of it. It is very sweet.

Let me know if you need anything. Every baby is different, so what works for one does not always work for another.

Feel free to call at that point in time when you feel like you can't do anything right for your own baby, and you begin to understand those crazy people that shake their baby. We would never do that, but sometimes you can begin to understand the psycho people who let themselves come to that.

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