Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Baby

Seeing as today is the last day of March, and we don't have a baby yet, it's official, Will is going to be an April baby! I don't know why this really matters, but seeing as I'm an April baby, it's kinda cool. I was hoping for a while that he might be a couple weeks early and be born on his Grandpa's birthday, but since that didn't happen, if he gets here two days early (April 4th), we'll share a birthday! At first I wasn't really excited about the idea of him sharing a birthday with me. I guess I didn't want to share the spotlight. Well, that's changed. It would be so cool for us to be able to celebrate together. So, be thinking about us on Saturday, we could have a really special day!

Our next doctor's visit is on Thursday. I wish it was tomorrow. I really want to know how things are progressing with him and Krissy. I'm feeling that when it happens, things are going to move very quickly. We'll have an update for you on Thursday afternoon.

I'll leave you with a picture of me with my first baby, Lulu. This was taken at our home, when we still lived in Asheville, NC. I needed to tighten the pipes on the sink, and Lulu was kind enough to lend a paw.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

38 Weeks and Counting

Well, today we went for our 38 week appointment, and William is not anywhere close to coming. I am 0 cm dilated and he is still sitting up high. I guess he's aiming to be a 10 pounder and waiting for the perfect moment to arrive. The great news is that he is still head down, so that's exciting. We can't wait to meet him!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Well, today we went for our 37 week appointment, and had an ultrasound to show that Little Bean has flipped and is now in the head down position! Woo Hoo! The doctor said he is not fully engaged yet, but is pretty close. What a relief! His heartbeat was at a solid 153 bpm. A little over 2 weeks until our little man's arrival. We can't wait!

Me feeling chunky, and loving every minute of it at 36 weeks.

Friday, March 13, 2009

There are not enough ways to say thank you!

I know it's cheesy, but I just wanted to give a huge thank you to our families for being so supportive of us over the past few months. As you all know, we have had a rough go of it between moving, the house not selling, and having to live without our first baby, Lulu. On the other hand, we are so excited to be going through our first pregnancy, which is the best thing in the world! Both mine and Ben's parents, along with our siblings have played a huge role in helping us get through this time in so many ways. Between the baby supplies, clothes, the free meals, and room and board when we go to Lafayette, we feel so appreciative. Even more important is the constant love and emotional support we get constantly from all of them. Our favorite thing about being closer to home is that we now get to witness first hand their excitement and anticipation of William and that means so much. My heart is just so overwhelmed right now with how blessed we feel to have such wonderful families to be there for us and I just wanted to share how wonderful they are with the world.

To our families, especially Lulu (ha!)... Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your love and support is endless and we will never be able to thank you enough for all you do for us.

We love you!
Kris and Ben

Flip Over Bean!

We went for our 36 week check up yesterday, and all is well in the baby department. The doctor estimates he is between 6 1/2 to 7 pounds already. From the abdominal exam, she said he was butt down, which means he is breeched right now. However, we are holding out hope that he will turn before delivery, which she said is very common and will probably happen.

We also were hooked up to the monitor for 20 minutes to monitor bean's activity as I hadn't been feeling him move quite as often. I have a great doctor because she doesn't leave anything to chance and hooked us up just to make sure he was okay. After 20 minutes of monitoring his heartbeat, all was well. She noted some irritability, but nothing concerning.

So, all systems are go as of now. From what she could tell, I am not dilated at all and am moving along smoothly. We are just praying for him to flip. If I have to stand on my head for the next 4 weeks, I will.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Pressure's Mounting

What once seemed so far away is quickly approaching! With just 5 weeks to go (Will's due April 6th), Krissy and I have been frantically trying to get everything together. We've been examining our lives as a couple and as potential parents. Yikes! I'm going to be a Dad. Krissy is going to be a Mom. Holy crap! I hope I don't break him, I hope he likes us, I hope he's a good soccer player, I hope he looks more like Krissy! These are the thoughts that fly through my head every second. I need a new word for stressed!

We've also been lucky to find new friends in Alexandria who are due just a couple weeks from now. It's been nice to share our stories, fears, and joys together. The real question now is, who's going to make it through the delivery? I know the ladies will be fine. The pressure is on us guys.

I thought we could take a trip down memory lane. Here are our ultrasound photos of our little guy, from Little Bean to William Joseph. The next photo we'll have of him will be in color! I can't wait!

Thanks again to everyone who has helped us on our journey.

5 1/2 weeks

7 weeks

20 weeks, sucking his thumb

32 weeks