Friday, August 7, 2009

Different Ultrasound, Same Results

If the early signs of stubbornness that we have seen from Kylar thus far continue well after her birth, Mal and I have much to look forward to. Another ultrasound was performed this morning to get a better look at her facial features and her diaphragm to make sure everything looks normal. Unfortunately, Kylar decided to play the same games she has been playing since before we found out she was going to be a girl. In fact, this time, not only was she in her normal breech position, her hands and arms appeared as though they hadn't moved from a month ago. They were still crossed over her face so nearly nothing could be seen. And yet again the ultrasound technician gave up. Her words sounded as if "I remember seeing this baby before...I might as well stop now and not waste my time!" Of course Mal and I laughed in frustration at the end of the ultrasound appointment. But in all seriousness, there has got to be something we can do to get her to cooperate, right?

Just the other night, after reading Kylar a baby book before bed, I placed my ear to the bottom of Mal's tummy and talked to my unborn baby girl to see if I could get her to kick. And wouldn't you know it, she booted me in the head about a half-dozen times within about five minutes! My point is, if I can get her to do the things I want by just relaxing her with reading followed by talking to her, shouldn't this technique work all of the time? Oh well, who knows. Perhaps Kylar is acting the way she does because she can actually differentiate her environment from being at home versus being at the doctor's office :)

On a positive note, all of Mal's other checkups (27 weeks and 3 days along) went well. Despite a giant sized needle being shoved into her backside for the rogram shot. Yeeeeeeeeoouuuch!! Our doctor answered all of our questions and our next appointment is scheduled for two weeks from today on August 21st.

If Kylar is still in her breech position at week 36, even after the doctor performs a version attempt of trying to flip her upside down from the outside at week 34, Mal will be required to undergo a C-Section. This is something we both DO NOT want. If that's the way things turn out, then so be it. But we'd rather not have to deal with surgery and the after effects and would prefer to get into our routine once Kylar is at home with us.

So listen up Kylar! Listen closely to your Daddy! You may never hear these words ever again so pay very close attention and take full advantage of what I'm about to say: "IT'S TIME TO FLIP OUT!!!!!!"

We'll keep everyone posted.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Randy's 29th Birthday!!

I am extremely late on posting this. But on Saturday, June 20th (a day early) we celebrated Randy's 29th birthday.

Randy decided this year, instead of his typical Ultimate Feast from Red Lobster, he just wanted to go to the Louisville Bats game. Mandy was able to get the suite for the game from her boss. So that is where we headed

It was super hot this year. And me being the brainiac that I am, decided to get Randy a Reese's Blizzard Ice Cream cake from DQ. Randy's friends were nice enough to pick the cake up for me so Randy did not see that he got an ice cream cake. The sucky part was, it was so hot and the guys were stuck outside for a little while because we were unable to get into the suite since Mandy was not there yet. But thankfully, there was a fridge upstairs so the cake didn't get too mushy.

Randy and I had found out a week before his birthday that we were having a little girl. We decided we would tell his family the big news during his birthday. We were keeping it a surprise from all his family. We decided to have, "Happy Birthday Daddy Love Kylar" in pink icing on his cake. So when we finished singing, "Happy Birthday" everyone would see the pink writing and know that we were having a girl. Well, that did not go as well as I would have liked. First, I spilled the beans before the big reveal. Not once, but TWICE!! Secondly, everyone thought we were not finding out the sex of the baby until July 10th, so they were all a little confused as to HOW we knew we were having a girl. But oh well. It was still fun!

The next day we went to Randy's parents house for a birthday/father's day dinner. And Randy got to celebrate his birthday a second time. His BIG present from me was a gift he had been dropping "subtle" hints about for a few months! I was originally going to get him something completely different, but all I heard was, "I really want a camcorder for my birthday"!! I decided to be the loving wife that I am and get him his camcorder!! And as many people know, me and electronics are not on an even playing field. I do not understand them! Nor do I know what to look for! All I knew is the print out that Randy so subtly gave me of the camera he wanted was no longer available! So I was on my own! Being the resourceful lady that I am, I turned to my "online friends" and they helped point me in the right direction.

I ended up getting him a Sony Mini DV camcorder. And his parents got him the tapes for it. I am getting used to seeing my husband with the camera in his hand! He loves to "document" what he is doing with Kylar's room and just recording random things. Like me cooking dinner!! But like I said, I am getting used to it. And it will be really nice for him to be able to document our daughter as she is growing up. Especially since so many people live so far away and won't see her often.

All in all, I think Randy had a great birthday! He got the gift he wanted and he got to spend time with friends and family! Heck!! He better have had a good birthday, he got to celebrate his birthday 2 days in a row!!!

On a side note, here is the most recent belly pic! This was taken today, 8/4/09. At 27 weeks!! 13 weeks to go. I cannot believe that I am in the 3rd trimester already! It seems like time is going by so fast, but at the same time so slow!!