Isabella Danielle, born at 24 weeks and 1 day, 1lb 11oz, 12.5in

Zachary Michael, born at 36 weeks, 5lb 13oz, 18.5in

Alexander Charles, FULL TERM, 7lb 1oz, 20in

Monday, March 29, 2010

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Some of you have just been waiting to see the pictures...and others have no idea what I am talking about...

Surprise, surprise, Bella's going to be a Big Sister...you can tell what we are having without a doubt...




I had a cerclage done last Wednesday. For those of you that don't know, a cerclage is a set of 4 stitches strung through the cervix to help keep the cervix tight and in place (they say it is similar to a belt). The goal is to keep my cervix from thinning, like it did with Bella, and help keep little man in the womb longer than big sister was. He is roughly 16 weeks along, measures to be 5 oz., and developing appropriately. This pregnancy has been much different than Bella's, in a positive way, which I am blessed to feel is a sign of a healthier/longer pregnancy. No official bed rest or contraction monitors yet. I will continue to pray that no monitors or pumps will be needed. My activities are now limited as to the level of strain/stress I put on my body and I will do any necessary bed rest as I feel my body needs it, anything to make sure we make it as far along as possible.

And how does Bella feel about being a big sister...she fell asleep at the ultrasound this morning, if that gives you a small indication of what is to come!!! We expect there to be some jealousy, but hopefully little man will be a mama's boy and there won't be too much competition for attention or affection.

As I mentioned the other day, Bella was getting a super dose of grandma time. Grandmommy and Nana were a HUGE help to Bella and me last week. Granmommy being here to assist care for the baby girl while daddy was having a much needed vacation. And Nana loving all over Bella while Chris nursed me after the cerclage surgery (I don't do well with anesthesia). Thank you both for being FABULOUS grandmas!!!

On a WALKING note, Bella is getting really close. Last night she took steps toward me with one hand being held. And today, while eating a snack, she stood by herself (with no prompting from me) several times for a few seconds. Its looking promising!!!

Peace & God Bless to you all!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

Yay! (again) Congratulations!! I’ve been bubbling over with excitement! And a boy!! Yay!! I am so excited for you and praying for you all every single day!!!

♥Jodi said...

Congratulations on a sweet baby boy! I am so excited & happy for your family! We will keep you in our prayers :)

lauren said...

Yippee!!! I am SO incredibly happy and excited for you guys ... and especially thrilled for Bella!!! Congratulations!!

KCWoodhead said...

Congratulations!! That is so very exciting!! I'm glad to hear all is going well.

Candice said...

Awesome, congrats you guys! I heard a while back from a little bird :) so I am glad all is well enough for you to announce it. Keep an eye on your mailbox. Ms. Bella has a package on the way. So sorry it's taken me so long to get it on the mail. You're much more on top of things than I have been. :)

ellen marie said...

Mrs.Delange! I'm so excited for you guys!! How fun, a BOY! I'll continue to pray things go smoothly for you! Excited to hear about Bella as well, I can't wait to see her walk when I get back :) Love and miss you guys! Give bella a hug for me:)

Ellie said...

Congratulations to you all! Bella looks great and I'm sure she will love her baby brother!