Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby update

Nothing really too new to inform those who are interested (I am sure all of my "dedicated" readers are just dying to know any and all information...). My last appointment was 2 weeks ago and I had another ultrasound to check those spots in his brain that hadn't filled in all the way. (Too lazy to scan pics at the moment) I wasn't really worried about it because they said they always fill in, but there was still that unsettled feeling. I don't even know what the spots were called, nor do I have any clue what happens if they don't fill in, but I am happy to report baby is perfectly normal and his brain is completely formed. WHEW! Of course he is growing and is measuring 9 days early on the ultrasound (big surprise). As of 2 weeks ago he weighed 2 lbs 1 oz and as Amy put it...."Only 10 more to go!" Very funny. We're still trying to avoid having another 12 pounder! The ultrasound tech said that he is still within the normal range for weight. I had to do my glucose test 4 weeks early since they are watching his size closely, but they haven't called me, so I'm assuming so far no gestational diabetes. Fortunately they are concerned...unfortunately this probably means I will have to do more than one glucose test with the nasty drink!

Oh what's in a name? Gavin was so easy to name because I've known since I was in 8th grade and in love with Gavin Rossdale from Bush that I would one day have a son named after him :) I'm tempted to name this one after some other singer, but I really don't get into "theme" naming. Keith really wants a 5 letter name because he and Gavin both have 5 letters in their first, middle and last name. Apparently I fit into this as well because all 3 of my names total 15 letters. The middle name for this baby will definitely be Glade after my grandpa and my dad's middle name, and that happens to be 5 letters, but again, I don't get into "theme" naming. We made a huge list of names on our way home from Yellowstone and have whittled it down, and compromised, and crossed off and added to it until I got my way....I'm mean, until we came to an agreement! As of today and the past few weeks we will be naming him Max (yep, that's right, it's only 3 letters!) I think we'll probably have to stick with Max any way you look at it because if a baby comes out of mommy's tummy and is not named Max, Gavin is sure to be confused! Now that I'm actually showing and not just fat (meaning I am showing and fat), he seems to understand that not EVERYONE has a baby Max in their tummy.

Still super excited for the little guy to get here. I can't wait to see what he's like, and to see if he's anything like Gavin. I'm so blessed to be a mother and to experience these things. I can't wait to snuggle with all 3 of my guys!


I do like the symmetry....

4 comments:

Soren and Sandy said...

Lol, you are so cute!!

The Mighty Murray's said...

I'm so glad everything it looking good! Always a relief. The kids seem to get switching names at birth. Karly was going to be Ellie and that is the only thing Brin would call her, and she would become very upset at anyone mentioning anything else. But when she came to the hospital the first time, and we told her it was baby Karly, she said, "Yeah, she is baby Karly." Never once did she ask where baby Ellie was...go figure. We love the name Max around here and 3 letter named boys are strong and confident (or something like that).:)

Tori and Steve said...

I love the dice name! Very Cute! By the way, my husband would have loved to name one of our boys Max! Of course, it would have been short for Maximius from Gladiator.

tamster17 said...

Always fun to read your posts Janelle! You are so funny! And it's always good when you come upon a name that you both agree on -- naming babies is hard stuff!