Monday, November 06, 2006


My not-yet-born second son does not like to be disturbed from his curled-up nap. In fact, he will kick and push off my uterine wall in protest, shaking his fist at the ultrasound technician.

MH is glad to hear that she will retain her place of honor as the only daughter, and Liam knew all along that he was going to have a baby brother because, "The baby told him so."

Everything looked great at the level II ultrasound today, except for his stomach which appeared to be on the small side. The techniciam had a difficult time getting a good look since he was so active, and then she waited to see if he would swallow and fill up his stomach to no avail. We'll be back on Thursday for a follow-up ultrasound. I'm trying no to worry, but, you know . . .


Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Amazing clarity with these anymore!! Looks like he can handle whatever they throw at him. Be thinking about ya'll on Thursday.

6:39 PM, November 06, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Pat - it IS amazing how clear and detailed ultrasounds are now. This was a level II ultrasound at Duke instead of at my Ob since I was diagnosed with a mild heart condition a couple years back (a very small hole), so the quality is much better than with my other two children. They also measured EVERYTHING.

He does look like a fighter - doesn't he? And we are hopeful since everything else checked out in the normal range, including the fluid all around him.

Thanks for the positive thoughts!

7:17 PM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Grandma Nancy said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Seems to know that he has terrific people waiting for him - so he is doing whatever it takes to forge ahead. Please keep us posted. Love, thoughts, and prayers with you all.

9:21 AM, November 07, 2006  
Blogger Anna Greene said...

Though we're strangers to each other, your new son's photo touched me so much it suprised me. You are both in this stranger's thoughts and prayers.

1:19 PM, November 07, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thank you Nancy - he has a great grandma waiting for him too! We will of course keep you posted. My mom says not to worry until/unless there is something to worry about - but I have a tough time with that. Isn't it easier to worry about the unknown?

Nice to hear from you again Anna - I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

5:27 PM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous grandma Nancy said...

How's this -you concentrate on growing that wonderful son of yours and I will do the worrying for you? Your mom is right about not borrowing trouble that doesn't exist, but I completely understand how hard that can be. Look forward to hearing from you Thursday. Take care of you - lots of people are surrounding you with their love!

1:52 AM, November 08, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

No worrying for you either Nancy!

6:34 AM, November 08, 2006  
Blogger 32poems said...

Yeah, these USs are amazing. We also got the 4-d u/s and could see the FACE of our baby before she was born. Even now, I look at her face and can see how the structure looks the same. What's cool is you can see the baby before they get all the fat on them, so you can really see what they'll look like in a few years even though they are in the womb.

11:14 AM, November 09, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi Deb - I haven't even heard of a 4-D. Interesting how you can see what they really look like, instead of the old "skull face" ultrasounds!

11:59 PM, November 09, 2006  

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