we've made it to the 30's!!!
I'm 30 weeks today!! Praise the Lord!!!
This marks four weeks in the bed, and hopefully we'll get to at least six more! Ahhh!!
I'd say the first interesting thing about the Mayfly is that, in all likelihood,
he will NOT be a Mayfly.
I'm not saying that it's out of the realm of possibility, because there's a bajillion people praying (thank you!!!) and I've had a really good past few days, with no regular/patterned contractions, and, according to yesterday's ultrasound, everything is in tact and in it's rightful place/length/spot etc.
I could go into more detail, but I um, won't.
I'm just thinking May 12 seems a little unlikely. It could happen. But I'm thinking not.
And it's really too bad that it looks like he won't be a Mayfly, because I can't seem to think of any cute "april bugs" or "march flies" to go with his Junebug brother, so maybe the bug theme's gotta go.
That's a shame really, because I like a theme.
And I'm a mama of two boys. (Well, almost two boys)
Another interesting fact about the not-so-MAY-fly, is that, apparently, at 29 weeks old and in utero,
he has HAIR.
What? You can't see it?
Well, honestly, I kinda had a hard time making it out myself, but the ultrasound tech INSISTED he has hair and she could see it! She even snapped this picture with his ear and little (what appears to be mullet) hair sticking out. Not the greatest pics ever, but still. The child has hair.
This might be normal for other families, but neither I nor Benjamin had hair until we were two.
And in this picture, taken June of 2009, Benson IS two.
is a picture of the Mayfly's foot. (in case you couldn't tell by the little note on the screen)
What you CAN'T tell, is that this FOOT is OVER his head.
He had one arm over is head and the opposite foot OVER HIS HEAD.
He didn't get that flexibility from us either.Who is this child?!
When Benson was born, he was kinda squished.
I think all babies are. But he espeically was. I remember looking at him and thinking he looked like a little pig with this nose squished the way it was. A cute little pig. But a pig, nonetheless.
Here's the best shot we got of the Mayfly's face. He was looking backward the whole time, so it took talent to get even this good of a shot.
(should have drank some caffiene before going in for the ultrasound!)
But when I saw him, I said,
"aw! he looks just like benson did when he was born- like a little piglet!"
Benjamin doesn't think it's nice to call our boys piglets, but I'm just sayin'...
That looks like a lil snout! :) And I can say that, because I'm their mama. But I better not ever hear anybody ELSE say my babies look like pigs, because then I think the mama BEAR in me might come out. I'm pregnant and hormonal, cut me a break :)
Other intersting tid-bits:
The lil one's head is down, which was music to his mother's ears.
They didn't measure how much he weighed, but I'm thinking it's about three pounds according to the last ultrasound and how he should be growing.
Benjamin said, "what did you possibily see on the ultrasound to give you any indication that he was "cute?" COULD you have seen anything that you DIDN'T think was cute?"
And all I know is... He's cute.
And I'm pregnant and hormonal, cut me a break :)