Wednesday, August 5, 2009

 From "high risk" to "text book"

This is baby Malachi. He will most likely be "Kai" most of the time, because we do that to names. *smile* He is 27 weeks and 6 days. Malachi is 2 lbs. 3 oz. right now! He is very healthy Has a perfect heart rate Has just the right amount of fluid surrounding him Is finally in a head down position rather than breach And has aided in the addition of 21 lbs to this mama. The doctor I saw yesterday (didn't see mine because she was not available, but all the doctors in this practice are wonderful!!) declared this a textbook pregnancy that looked absolutely beautiful. Despite alot of contractions in the past month my cervix remains unchanged, and just as it should be. No cautions, no risks. All is well. Wow is that good to hear to this mama who has had her fair share of risk... And now they are saying they think I may actually go all the way. Forty weeks. I'm guessing not. The longest I have ever gone was 38 - so we'll see. :) True to his genetic make up, Malachi stuck his tongue out at us as we were in the process of getting all of the measurements. I know these ultra sound pics are not the easiest to see and really "get", but this is a head on shot of his face - his two eyes are dark spots on the right, then you can kind of make out his nose. The white spot in his mouth - yeah, that's his tongue and he kept sticking it out at us. He was also very uncooperative for the ultra sound technician as she tried to get all of the measurements and info she needed. Every time she needed to get to a certain spot he would turn and curl up - completely blocking what she needed to see. Yep - that's my boy!

17 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

What a cute little guy already! Love his name, and love that you are now "textbook" YAY!

Heather said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad it's going well for you. I like his name!

Little Candle said...

Wonderful! I love, love, love the name! I adore how you can already tell a little bit about the little one even at this stage. He is going to be a doll!

Chelle said...

Oh this post is so, so precious. As is he, with his precious name. Love the gimpses of him through his beautiful Mommy's eyes, as you bond with his heart, before you even meet.

Cottage Mommy said...

Love the name Malachi and love the pictures of your little boy! Ultrasounds are so special - I always loved seeing these glimpses of my babes! So happy for you that this is "textbook"!

"Rachel" said...

He is beautiful!!! I'm so glad to hear you are textbook - it's a wonderful thing to be!

Leslie said...

Oh how I love love love this post...

his name, his picture, his mamma's thoughts toward him.

Btw we have a Makai in our family, and we all call him Kai.. he is about the cutest happiest thing...and I have no doubt this Kai will be too.. .tongue sticking out and all.

BaronessBlack said...

Yay! Well done everyone!
Wow! The last 27 weeks seem to have gone REALLY quickly!
Okay - probably not to you!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Here's to TEXTBOOK!!!!!!
I had so many ultrasounds I should be doing them for a living! They are beautiful pictures Wendy.
Love that Kai likes protecting his privacy!

Stacey said...

Congratulations!! Yea for boring old textbook!!!

Lois Lane II said...

YEA!!! I am so excited for you!

Amanda said...

love the name...

love that it has become just a "routine" pregnancy...

love the tongue sticking out....

love, love, love it all...

Mel said...

Hooray for text book babies!!!

Lindsay said...

God is so good!! :)

Malachi ... we're waiting for you ... and praying for you ... and can't wait for you to arrive!!

Lisa said...

Congrats, sweet girl - that is wonderful news!!!

oh, and that name, I adore the name!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Great name, great news! Malachi is going to have such a good home! Lucky little fellow!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh lady, I love hearing "textbook," I'm sure it's relief for you. I'm so glad he's so healthy. I love the u/s pics, they are always my favorite!