16 week check up for baby Johnson

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So last week (on Tuesday 8/15/17 to be exact), I had my 16 week well check with my OB to check up on baby Johnson!

I had to take my two boys with me (my 6 yr old and my 3 yr old foster sons) which surprisingly they did better than I anticipated, knowing that most appointments take me 1-2 hours to complete.

I hate weighing in each appointment, but this week I actually lost 2 pounds (which did not bring up any concern), and knowing that my heart rate and Blood pressure are within normal limits, and all my labs are looking great definitely made me feel good.

I saw my doctor first this time, and we talked about not revealing the gender until birth, which hospital we were still going to deliver at (since I have to register at 20 weeks gestation), and basically just if I had any concerns (which I did not at this time). I then went to go get my ultrasound done (which was awesome because my boys got to see the baby on the screen for the first time and were truly AMAZED by it!

The heart rate for the baby was 147 BPM which was great, and then we got to see him/her kicking and moving around so much and it just melted my heart.  I love knowing that their is a little precious life growing inside of me, but since I can’t feel him/her that often yet, knowing that the baby is ok is just so reassuring. Everything turned out great and there were no concerns at this time.

At my office during the ultrasounds, they offer one complimentary session of having all of the baby’s workup (heartbeat, measurements, etc) sent directly to your cell phone through a link, and you can save all that information to your phone.  It was so amazing!!  They said next time they will start billing the insurance if you want to continue using that route.

You guys, I am so excited and happy for our precious baby, and I can’t wait to see what these next 24 weeks hold!

I wanted to leave you with a couple of pictures as always:

Psalms 127: 3-5 describes how truly honored and blessed I am that God gave me and Shane another chance at having a baby (and a completely healthy one at that)!

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3 months old!

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So our foster baby girl is growing SO fast, and is already 3 months old! You know how people say “I can’t remember life without them”, that definitely is the truth when it comes to her! Our family is so extremely blessed to have such an amazing, easy-going child join our clan!

Height: N/a Will be determined next month at doc appt. for her 4 month well check

Weight: 12 pounds taken on home scale.

Likes:

-To be talked to, she coos in all different sounds and it’s utterly adorable!!
-To MOVE! This month she has learned that she loves to be moving ALL the time, if she is awake!
-To eat, I swear she is going through a growth spurt, because this girl can eat a lot! She is up to 4 oz. every 2-3 hours (sometimes every 1-2)
-To sleep in her OWN crib at night! Thank the Lord that she sleeps all throughout the night already! She has been for a while now! YAY!
-Her play mat! It is so adorable to watch her try to roll over, grab at toys, and play for up to an hour by herself!
-To see everyone in our family (including my parents). I swear she already knows the difference between each child (and adult) and reacts to everyone differently. It’s so cute to see her grow so much!

Dislikes:
– Cold water touching her body.  Only a fan of the “perfect temperature” bath.
– When she has a booger in one of her nostrils.  This baby has got the tiniest nostrils and we are still plunging them out (Thank goodness for nose frida) at least 1 time a day!

Teeth: No teeth! Even though she has definitely become the drooliest(made up word? lol) baby, I am assuming one might be coming earlier than expected!

Language:
She is cooing and interacting so much lately, it is adorable!

Milestones: She is SO close to rolling over, that I am sure she will accomplish this any day now!

Upcoming:

Family visit (1 hour every week on Tuesdays)

MD appt: 4 month appt/shots next month

monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

Of course, I couldn’t end this blog post without some pictures of her! (Of course they will have blurred faces due to the privacy and protection of our foster child)

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Our foster baby turns 2 months old!

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Height: N/a Will be determined next week at doc appt. for her 2 month well check

Weight: 10 pounds taken on home scale.

Likes:

-To be talked to (she smiles SO BIG if she knows who you are)
-To kick off her blankets when she is awake
-To eat, she loves her bottle! This month we have had to find the perfect formula that worked for her (Organic earths best formula) since she appears to have a corn sensitivity.
-To be held.  Hates to be put in her playpen/crib until she is in deep sleep.
-Her bath.. only when it’s the right temperature and the A/C is off.
-To meet new and exciting milestones each week!

Dislikes:
– Cold water touching her body..ever.
– When she has a booger in one of her nostrils.  This baby has got the tiniest nostrils I have ever seen, and we have to plunge her nose at least 2X/Day to make sure it is clear enough for her to breathe effectively.

Teeth: No teeth! She literally has the cutest gummy smile!

Language:
She is cooing and interacting so much lately, it is adorable!

Milestones: She celebrated her first holiday (Independence Day)

Upcoming:

Family visit (2 hours next week on Tuesday and then 1 hour every week after that)

MD appt: 2 month appt/shots next week

monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

I wanted to leave you here with a couple of cute pictures!!

 

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Baby girl turns ONE!

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So our foster baby has officially turned 1!! This will be the last monthly update, and it is kind of bittersweet, because she is the baby in our crazy household!

Height: 26 in.

Weight: 17 pounds 12 oz. (she gained another pound in a month! YAY!)

Likes:
-To be held–especially from mama or nana
-She has still been teething and loving to try different textures in her mouth
-To stand.  Literally baby girl won’t crawl, or walk, but wants you to walk her around all day, lol!
-To be around Brielle.  Seriously the cutest relationship ever!
-To cuddle!
-To do what she wants, without you taking it away from her (even for her own safety).

Dislikes:
– Her hip helpers.  They allow her to sit straighter and work on being in the 4 point crawling position, but she does not see the benefit in wearing them at all.
–To be left alone.

Teeth: No teeth! I am amazed that she still doesn’t have any!

Language:
Spits bubbles now, says hi (still working on the wave), dada and trying to do more sign language!

Milestones: She celebrated her first birthday, and first St. Patrick’s Day!

Upcoming:

Family visit (2 hours every week, on Tuesdays)

MD appts: All of her specialist are complete for another 6 mo. and finally finished her last MD appt. this morning with her 1 year well check! Such a busy month!

Bi-monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

Now I will leave you with some adorable pictures of the party! (the faces are blurred due to them being my foster children and it’s against policy to show their faces)

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She loved trying cake for the first time at her party! It was so cute to see her lick her fingers!

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I loved that we got to celebrate this amazing “First” with her, and LOVED all of our family/friends that got to attend (over 40+ people!) and come and meet all of our children for the first time!!

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