Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ultrasound and Mindfulness

Today, we had our ultrasound to make sure the baby is ok. AND HE'S SO FINE!! I'm so excited. He was measuring big (67%) and intrauterine growth retardation is one of the main things of concern. His lungs and stomach looked great which are also of concern. So, hopefully, things will be just fine. The doctor says he will induce at 39 weeks if we wanted (which would be nice to know the day of delivery!) We got to see a 3D ultrasound (LOVED IT!) Little Baby #2 is so adorable. He has a lot of hair, big chubby cheeks, and a perfect little button nose (seriously, I could tell by the very high tech ultrasound:) I love him already. Thanks to everyone who expressed concern for us! We appreciate your friendship!


Speaking of love; can I just say I love Sean so much too. I know most people who see me probably think I'm a nut case (which I am) but I appear to be stressed out 100 percent of the time (usually the case) but I still find time to enjoy my little fussy bugger! One of the greatest things I can say about being a mom is that I can never ever second guess that child's devotion and love for me. He loves me! I hope that I reciprocate those feelings. I get so caught up in trying to "fix" everything that I forget just to let him be a baby. He does not have to give up his bottle, pacifier, and say 100 words before the next baby is here. It will be just fine. I actually didn't really understand what "mindfulness" was until Mike gave me a seminar about it last night:) Just kidding. he does like to reiterate all of his amazing intellectual findings and I mostly just snore away. But this time, I actually listened. I've always thought of it as just thinking about something (like Heavenly Father) or acknowledging it but if you really are aware of the present moment then you will not dwell on the past or worry about the future- you will just feel hope that you can accomplish whatever it is you need to do at that moment. So, when Sean cries instead of going to bed right away it's not the end of the world, he will not get off of his schedule so much that he'll revert back to newborn stage and never sleep again. It will....be ....ok! IF I could really just be mindful more often, I think I would be a more peaceful person.

ANYWAY.....

I think I will straighten my house, watch Planet Earth, and go to bed!

11 comments:

The De Souzas said...

Yay for an ultrasound with happy news! And thanks for the mindfulness tidbits. I so needed to hear that. Love ya Lori!

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

I'm glad everything was ok! It's scary when they tell you there could be something wrong! They did that to me with Tayvree....thought she had a polycystic kidney so I saw a specialist. She ended up being just fine!! But it was SCARY!!
Hey that mindfulness thing is something I need to practice!!! You take care!

Alisha said...

I can not believe that ultasound pic, you can totally seewhat the "parts" are without the Doctor telling you, this is an arm, here are his feet, AMAZING! I can't wait to meet him!! You are a fantastic mom to Sean and will be to baby #2 as well!! Love ya!

sachiko and mark said...

Yay! for good news. And I hear you about the "seminars." I found out that I always have to prove how right I am when I feel threatened... now Mark tells me all about it when I do it. Thanks for rubbing my nose in it! Gotta love marriage :)

Kristy said...

One thing I learned about the pacifier is when he is ready it will be just fine. We tried to force Myles out of the pacifier because so many people... humhum Family... thought he was too old. It didn't work. He was hysterical. Then like 7 months later he just decided it was a toy and not a pacifer and was fine to let it go. Don't worry about things like that. His teeth will be just fine and he isn't going to have emotional problems. You are a fantastic mom and everything will work out.

And I LOVE the ultrasound pictures! So cute!

EBeauty03 said...

Picutres are cute. I'm glad everything is ok. You can always let me know if you need anything. We'll watch Sean anytime since Jerimiah and him love eachother.

Camila said...

I'm glad everything is fine with baby #2. We're excited to meet this new little guy!

Samantha said...

Wow!!! Those ultrasound pictuers were just awesome!! You can really see his cute little nose,I just know you are soo excited I can't wait to meet him. I bet Sean is going to be a great big brother!
Lori you have such a beautiful family don't you worry about a thing everything is going to be just fine!!! I LOVE YOU, Samantha
P.S Yeah thanks for the mindfulness input (Got to love em')

Adam and Cassie Webster said...

I'm so glad he's okay. That's really scary.

Robyn said...

I'm glad to hear everything is good with Baby #2 :) You are a great mom!

PS: Why haven't I added your blog to my list yet? I am going to do that right now :)

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