11 May 2009


Ok, so maybe I'm crazy but I could SWEAR he is saying Mama!! Maybe it's just wishful thinking though, I've been waiting to hear this! Rudy sent this to me today while I am in NY for work, he's been sending me photos and videos so I don't miss my little mini man too much. Oh, how I miss him though! So, Maddox can say Dada all day long and he does, that is pretty much all he says except for an occasional ba or la. So, when I heard this video, I thought, man this sounds like mama!!! If he isn't saying it, this is the closest he has come!!! I put the same short clip in this video three times - what do YOU think?

10 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I woke up at home this morning, but I'm going to sleep in New York City. I am spending my first night away from my little guy on mother's day. How nice! Let's just say it was a weepy day for mama. I will be here until Thursday for work, but am really looking forward to going home and seeing my guys on Thursday night. While I'm gone, Rudy has vowed to send me pics so I don't miss Maddox too much. Here is tonight's picture taken at dinnertime! Look at my toothy, messy haired little bub! Gosh, I love him and miss him so much!

01 May 2009

First trimester screening

We had an ultrasound at the maternal/fetal medicine specialists today to screen for Down's syndrome and Trisomy 13/18. They also took blood and do some hormone levels, then in conjunction with the ultrasound results tell us our risk for the baby having one of these chromosomal abnormalities. I am 36, so at my age, the risk of down's is 1 / 190 or so. Yikes, seems pretty high! The ultrasound showed completely normal - they measure the thickness of something in the baby's neck to determine part of the results and that part is fine. I am only doing this test to get some peace of mind, although I may end up with a higher risk and if that's the case, we probably won't do anything anyway. But, at least we can prepare ourselves a little. (And worry a lot!).

So, at 12 weeks, 5 days, I am still not looking pregnant. Some people say you show earlier, but I don't see how that is possible. I mean, the baby is only 6 cm long, so how could I possibly show yet? I think I started showing late last time - it was like 18 weeks before you could even tell in clothes that my belly stuck out a little bit. I can tell that my waist is thicker and I am growing out of my clothes, but nobody else can tell. I am starting to wear some maternity clothes, partly because they are so comfortable and partly because I got a huge pile of them from my friend Marcy. So, I have an entirely new wardrobe that I want to start wearing! I won't have to buy much this time hopefully. Although, I may need some nicer work pants for this summer and a couple more short sleeved tops. I wasn't pregnant in summer for very long last time, so don't have that many summer clothes, although Marcy hooked me up with some.

Well, I am going to go spend some time with my little buddy Maddox. I miss him so much during the week! More on Maddox soon!