Monday, April 5, 2010

Were having a baby!

This is the best day ever. We had an ultrasound this morning. Dr. Allbert was happy to report that the baby's head is measuring right on target. Baby Grayson's head completely stopped growing between 27-28 weeks. This baby's head is 28 weeks/4 days. PERFECT. Her whole body is growing perfectly! Her belly is even measuring 30 wks/1 day. Both Addie and Grayson were so tiny, this one might be a chubby one! How awesome is that?

The doctor also said that she has a 99% chance of survival with NO long term disabilites!

We're having a baby! Were actually going to take home a screaming, tiny eating machine with kissable cheeks and pinchable thighs. I think in the back of my head I have always thought that we were going to cross a road where someone was going to tell us that there is something wrong and it just wasnt meant to be. I am finally allowing myself to dream about feeling my baby in my arms, snuggling up to my neck, and smelling her baby soft skin. I picture her cooing, her legs and arms uncontrollably kicking away. Her first smiles, soon turning into belly laughs, and watching Addie play.

I'm over come with emotion today. Today is the day that a long awaited dream is starting to become a reality. I am so thankful.

Let the shopping begin!

27 comments:

  1. congrats, amy! that is wonderful news :)

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  2. Amazing! You make me cry just thinking about your joy. Congrats!

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  3. Fabulous news!!

    Georgia

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  4. Yay!! Congratulations to you, Matt and Addison!

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  5. That is wonderful news!

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  6. Ty and Nathalie VanFossenApril 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Amy,
    Ty and I are so happy for you guys. We've been praying for you and your baby girl and thinking about you. Ty had a great time with Matt the other night. Hopefully we will get the kids together soon. Let us know if you need anything. Hang in there, your almost there!
    Nathalie (tvanfossen@carolina.rr.com)

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  7. What wonderful news. I will continue to pray for you and your baby girl.

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  8. woop woop!!! Yay!!! I remember when matt came on the air after...I cried like a baby. I am sooo happy for you guys!

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  9. Amy, I am so happy to hear such great news! You're excitement is thrilling to see. Hugs to all three of you and your new little one.

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  10. Amy,

    I got chills, and all choked up reading this. I am soooooooo happy for you and your family!!!! We cannot wait for your arrival either. May your beautiful family have many, many years of happiness and joy. Post lots of pictures for your extended "radio family"!

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  11. Oh, Amy. I have tears in my eyes as I read this because I am SO THANKFUL with you. With every day of progress, I get more excited about meeting that sweet baby girl!

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  12. Amy,
    Your blog today was beautiful and wonderful. I got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Congratulations and may all news about the new baby continue to be this wonderful. Prayers are still continuing. Oh and by the way my Grayson rose is doing well.


    Jill-Beaufort SC

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  13. Amy, I have been praying for you and your family from the beginning. You all have been through so much and though we don't know each other personally I feel like you are a member of my family. These things show us how strong we are and even when we don't feel like being strong or feel like "thanks God, I'm good, I don't need for you to prove to me how strong I am". :) I am one of many people who are continuing to pray for your new little girl and am thrilled for when she is finally able to join your family. Will she ever know how many people "out there" have prayed for her? May you continue to feel the arms of "friends" near and far hold you and lift you up. Congratulations and... YAY!!! :)

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  14. online shopping ONLY!!!
    your blog moves to to tears. so much better than getting my baby news from Matt who only tells me that "its cool"

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  15. Amazing, absolutely amazing!! Overjoyed for you, to hear that your newest one is developing just fine! :)

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  16. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. We will continue to pray for you all. What an amazing day!

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  17. Amy that is AWESOME! I am so glad things are looking good and that the baby is staying put for now! Hooray!

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  18. Amy,
    I listen to Matt on the radio (though not often because most of the time my kids are in the car!). When I heard about your loss and it broke my heart. We too suffered a loss last year in May (he had a neural tube defect known as anencephaly). We learned of his defect at 19 weeks and I carried him to term. He was born on Mother's day (his due date) and lived for 19 hours.

    I am currently pregnant again and just learned at my 17 week ultrasound that I too have placenta previa as well as possibly placenta accreta. I too am on bed rest and am scared to death of the possibilities.

    Thank you for sharing your blog and your life. Congratulations on your wonderful news. I will by praying for you all....that you can last as long as possible before having to deliver your new beautiful baby girl.

    Celia Barnes

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  19. I have been reading your posts and am a long time listener to Matt & Ramona. Your stories make me smile and laugh right along with you. With this one, I shed a tear of joy for you. I am so happy for you and your family! There are really no words...
    Thank you for sharing.
    Tyra

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  20. That is aweasome news! So glad everything is looking good for you and the baby! There is nothing like a mother's love, it is truely amazing and beautiful! Good luck with everything, and I really enjoy reading your blogs!

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  21. Hi Amy - I've been folowing your journey since I heard Matt say you were pregnant and he spoke about your high risk doc who's my doc too. Congrats on the great news and the milestone! I know I breathed a sigh of relief when I was told we'd passed the milestone ourselves. I'm now 32 weeks almost 33 with twins and am starting to plan the delivery! Keep up the good gestating and shop away! Enjoy it! You all deserve it!

    Erin W.

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  22. I had tears of joy for you and Matt when I read this...I am so happy. Bless you and your beautiful family! (Beth in Charlotte)

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  23. I am so happy for you and Matt! Please know that you,Matt, Addison and your little angel are in my prayers. Praying that your dream does come true! :)

    Kelly( A mom to two wonderful boys)

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  24. That is wonderful news....so happy for you! After all that you have been through, this is truly a blessing! Best wishes!

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  25. Hi Amy, I'm from Lima, OH and have been a fan of M&R for a few years. I have 2 Grayson roses that I hope to see bloom this year.I can't imagine having to be in bed for months but I am so very glad this baby is doing well! May the coming weeks pass quickly for you and Matt and Addison! Gai

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  26. I love being in your family. I love that this baby will belong to me, too. I have never read more beautiful words, Amy. I am overcome, right alongside you.

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  27. I am so happy for you, Matt & Addison! You will be holding that beautiful baby girl in your arms in just awhile! Tell Matt he'd better post pictures as soon as possible after her arrival. I'll be praying for you & your soon-to-be daughter! Lori B.

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