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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

24 week appt..update of JJ

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Paige was kind enough to take the picture for me yesterday.  Every Monday marks the new week of pregnancy, and I wanted to capture 24 weeks.  I took a quick look at the 20 week picture, and I was shocked at how much..rounder..I had become.  Well, today, I went for my 24 week appt and found out that had something to do with the 9 pounds I gained this month!  I guess laying around and not working does help you gain weight!  My doctor was happy with the weight gain, this puts me at 13 total pounds over pre pregnancy weight.  My cervical length ultrasound was extremely encouraging, and my doctor had plenty of positive things to say.  The baby’s heart rate was great, and she is measuring the exact size she should be.  I am going to start going in for check ups every two weeks now, my doctor wants to continue to monitor my cervical lengths closely, as well as perform a test called a fetal fibrinectin every two week.  This test, when it is negative, gives a 99 % chance that labor WON’T begin for the next two weeks.  If I were to have a positive chance, there aren’t such good odds.  In the event that this test comes up positive, I will get a round of injected steroids (more needles, yuck) to hurry up lung development in the baby.  But right now, everything looks great and she shows no signs of trying to escape!  The sonographer took a quick look after the cervical ultrasound today, and JJ was giving us a great view to reaffirm that she is, indeed, a girl.  James sighed, and resigned himself to again looking at pink bedding at Target.  (Don’t let him fool you, he was picking out baby girl clothes left and right when we went rummage saling last weekend!)

Oh, and one last thing, this girl needs an official name..but our family can’t agree on one too well.  James made a list of names from the baby name book that I bought.  Each girl has a favorite from the list, and can’t stand the other girls favorite.  I told them that I named them, and they would get to name their own kids, so maybe James should just name her on his own!   He just smiled and raised an eyebrow at me.  Peyton’s favorite is Makayla.  Paige’s favorite is Abigail, and James is leaning toward Reese. (as a side note, Reese is my maiden name, and both girls think it is only a good boy name.)  I honestly don’t know, but we need a good middle name that goes well with them.  Suggestions????

18 comments:

Fran R. said...

Uh... the picture does show some enlargement in the abdominal region, Mrs. Snyder.......ha ha. And, I TOLD you weeks ago that Aunt Linda and I would be happy to take over this name the baby job, as I know you and James have a lot to do to get ready for her!! I am so glad for the good report. Best you've ever had! Gives one peace of mind. Thank you, Lord.

Jamie said...

whatever you do, do NOT let mom name the baby! Have you seen her list???!!! If you were having an 80 yr old instead of a baby they'd be fine

Fran R. said...

What's wrong with my list? I think I've done a fine job of choosing a name for my new granddaughter. Jamie, remember I came up with Cubbie's middle name. Aha, did I do good, or what?

Jamie said...

cubbie is a DOG, not a child to be saddled with a wacky name.....

Brittany said...

Ok, ok. Fran and Jamie, go to your rooms until you can get along. (HEHE!!!!!)

I VOTE FOR REESE!!!! I LOVE that name.

Jim And said...
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....t said...

i LOVE Reese. Remember Reese Witherspoon is a girl.....

Jamie said...

I like Reese. But, what if she can't say her r's or s's like her mama?? Then you're in a pickle. I like Ava, which happens to be Reese Witherspoons daughters name. and Abigail (Abby) and Erica and Snazzy. Just seeing if you're paying attention ;)

Jamie said...

in your head say "Weeth Thnyder"
pretty funny Thandy

sorry, it's late. I need to go to bed. Alright, so I just looked at the clock and it's not late. I'm just in a goofy mood

Fran R. said...

I like Ava too. But, I don't think that was part of James' short list. What's with the Snazzy thing? I vote NO to that.

Jamie said...

oh for pity sake mom it's a joke. Can you imagine Snazzy Snyder??!! I was just seeing if Sandy READ all the way thru the comments or if she just scanned them. It's 90 degrees outside and obviously my brain is cooked

Fran R. said...

I just hope this baby gets a name some time, poor little girl.

Julie said...

I like Reese. How about Reese Kupp or Kandy. They're my favorite. LOL

Malissa816 said...

How about Abigail Makayla Reese Snyder...then everyone wins

Steph said...

Jamie -
Glad you like Ava - I hope to get the chance to use it! :)

Fran R. said...

You know that Abbigail Makayla Reese Snyder is very good. Lots of people have 4 names. That way, both Peyton and Paige win, and you can call her Reese. I knew I'd find the solution to the problem. That leaves Ava for Steph. Oh, I am good......

Sandy said...

Mom..this coming from a woman who has always been called by her middle name, you know what a pain that is!

Fran R. said...

OK. How about Reese Abigail Makayla Snyder??