Justin and I met at Arlington High School in 9th grade. We had a few classes together but never really took too much interest in each other until sophomore year in Mr. Collins class. That’s when it all began. Justin sat behind me and bothered me to no end. He would kick and shake my chair and make cow noises at me then call me moochelle. I guess that was his way of flirting. Don’t ask me how it worked but it did. Justin and I dated all through high school and continued after we graduated. We got married after 8 LONG years on July 26th 2008.
Is miss Brooklyn still breech?! Well we went to our 36 week appointment and the sono room was in use. so we sat in the regular exam room until the sono room was free. Dr Daum said he would feel with his intelligent hands to see if she was breech or not, take tummy measurements and listen to her heartbeat. Well he felt around on my belly for a while and said yeah she is still breech! lets go to the sono room and just make sure. We got into the room and he put the thing on my belly and guess what we saw.... A HEAD that was down!!!!!! He said his hands must not have been very intelligent that day. He said the reason he thought she was still breech was because she has dropped so low that he was feeling her shoulder bones and not her head. I told him that I had been having cramps like period cramps pretty bad the day before. he told me that since she was so low already and I have had contractions that she would probably come early. that was exciting news but scary as well. I asked him how he thought the labor would go he said I SHOULD have a easy labor. he said I have lots of room in my pelvic bone area and she should just come right on out! That made me feel better still scared but not as much. He took all the measurements on the sono machine and said that everything was normal but she had tiny little leg bones... Justin laughed and pulled his legs up and said... look at these little legs doc. Dr Daum laughed and said.. lets try to stretch out the bone on the machine to see if we can get a longer pic. he stretched it out and the baby went from weighing 5.5 pounds w/little legs to 6 pounds! HA HA. so yes she is going to be a short little thing but we still love every little piece of her! cant wait to meet her in just a few SHORT weeks. I better wash some clothes and pack our bags. it is going to be here before we know it. Here is the most recent belly picture we have taken. it is 36 weeks and 2 days. enjoy!
I went in for my "last sono" appointment to measure everything and make sure she was on track. The first thing he told me was well.. looks like we have a breech baby. he said I had plenty of time for her to flip he was not worried about it. we made my next four week appointment (32 weeks) and she was still breech. He told me in two weeks we were going to do another sono to see if she is breech or not. If she is still breech we need to try to move her by week 37. I had read in my book how they move the baby and it did not look fun. The Dr actually puts his hands on your belly and turns her manually... they do this procedure in the labor and delivery just in case the baby's heartbeat drops or u lose amonic fluid they will do a c section that day. The thought of being in labor and delivery that early was kinda scary to me. I was in between letting him try to turn her or just requesting a c section anyway. We will find out in two weeks if she is in fact still breech and what we will need to do....
today was amazing! We got to go see Brooklyn in 3D/4D. it was so cool to be able to see her face and not just see a profile. She definitely has a personality. The tech would push on her to get her to move and she would just give the meanest face like "I am comfortable don't touch me". it was very entertaining. She would not move her hands from her face so the few pictures we did get we also have HANDS! she was frank breech at the appointment which means not only does she have her hands by her head she also has her feet flipped up by her head.. does not seem very comfortable to me but she must like it. The tech says she looks like Justin.. we really cant tell who she looks like we just know she has some chubby cheeks. We cant wait for her to get her so we can see her in person and love all over her and her chubby little cheeks!
Our rooms are a little small in our house and so are the closets... I have always heard that babies come with a a lot of stuff but my lanta Brooklyn has a A LOT of stuff! We did not have enough room in her closet for hardly anything. Justin and his father made shelves to put in her closet and the turned out amazing! It was not that hard to make either... ( I don't think) :) I got to help a little I was a tad bit scared of the staple gun at first but.... i got over it after it was so late i was ready to go home! After they were built we had to sand them down and paint them of course that was my job. We hung them in her closet after they were dry and they are the best thing I could ever ask for. they are also VERY full of baby gear! Thanks papa for helping we would have never figured it out without your help!