Sunday, January 27, 2008

He's Here!

Brody Layne Palermo was born on January 19th at 6:44pm. He weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. He is perfect! He has a little bit of jaundice but is getting over it. We have had the most exciting and tiring week, all at the same time. We love this little guy and can't imagine our lives without him. This is going to be a short post but we wanted to get a quick picture up. I'm working on a slideshow to put up as well.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trying Not to Get Our Hopes Up....

So today, we're having a normal doctor's visit, doing the routine things...listening to the heartbeat, dr checking the cervix, etc. Dr. B is all calm, as normal. Talking in her soft voice, she tells me how much I've "progressed" and says that his head is WAY DOWN THERE. And then, just like its no big deal, says:

"Well, I doubt you'll make it to your next appointment." (which is next week!)

We were like what! holy cow! We could be having a baby any day now? We mean like, it could be this weekend or something? She says yep, anytime now.

And then of course says "I could be wrong, but I doubt it."

So we don't know what to think! I will say that I've had stronger and more consistent contractions all day. But this could go on forever I feel like.

So Baby Brody could be making his entrance very soon! I'm getting so excited..but trying not to. I feel like even a week from now seems so far.

WOW! That's all I can say! We'll definitely keep you posted!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Well, I've made it this far!

This is my most recent belly pic..taken last night at 35 weeks.

I'm honestly shocked that there's still a baby in there. The way the last 5 weeks have gone, we thought for sure that Baby Brody would be here by now. But thankfully, he has stayed tucked away in my belly and is still growing and getting stronger. Now, I'm actually getting impatient haha! I was already mentally prepared for him to be now that he's not, I'm like hey..I want my baby to come out now! But I know that every week he is in the better. And the good news is..I know that no matter what, I will have a baby in less than 5 weeks. Thats crazy to think about!

Nothing much else...just wanted to please Brody's fans and put up a recent belly pic.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

We've got a Melon Head!

We had a very informative dr appt today! We did an ultrasound to see how big Brody is. He weighs 5 lbs 1 oz. So he's doing great on weight. However...his head is measuring the size of a 38 week baby!! And did I mention that I'm 34.5 weeks! When Matt asked her if he was reading that right..she actually LAUGHED and said "umm..yea."

So as of now, his head is stinking big! That makes me a little nervous. That doesn't sound very fun to deliver! However, that's actually a very good thing that his head is big..that means it is developed and his brain is mature. It's not going to just keep growing and be like enormous if I made it full term. Which the doctor doesn't think I will do. Well, she doesn't think I'll make it to 40 of today....


I'm so excited. She said I can do things around the house and feel like a normal person again. I can't return to work or go out of town, but as far as normal activity, I should be good to go. However, resuming activity will probably bring on more contractions..and more intense ones that will lead to labor. But she feels perfectly comfortable with the way things are looking and if I went in to labor in the next week or so, everything would be fine. And Matt and I are comfortable with that too. We know that he is doing great and is developing as he should be so if he decides to come at 36 weeks...we know the Lord has His hand on him and everything will be ok. Things have "progressed" with me...I don't know how graphic I should be on a blog. Do words like dilating and effacing weird people out? Anyways...because of the "progression" and possibility of contractions now that I'm able to be mobile again, there's a good chance of him being born very soon. Not likely in the next day or two but in the coming few weeks. Or who knows..maybe he'll surprise us and stay in for a whole 5.5 more weeks until his due date. Who knows!

What a great day!

Yesterday was my birthday..the big 24! It was a really great day! To start the day off, I got lots of phone calls and emails from my family and friends wishing me a happy birthday. My sweet husband let me violate my house arrest..ahem..I mean, bedrest...and go to lunch with a few friends at my favorite place..Buffalo Wild Wings! I think lunch lasted like 2 was great! The service was really slow but it didn't bother me any because that was time I didn't have to be at home on the couch!

Then, last night, Matt took me to eat at Abuelo's...they have the best hot sauce and queso. It's so yummy. After, we sat at It's A Grind and had DECAF coffee and just talked for a while before we went to the movie. By the way..that's one of my favorite things to do...get coffee and sit at a cute place or walk around in a unique town or area. Like Market Street in the Woodlands..that place is so cool. We went in November and sipped Starbucks as we walked around and looked at the shops and Christmas lights. I love it!

Anyways, we had coffee and then went to see National Treasure 2. It was really cute...and PG. We really enjoyed it. Plus Dena gave us coupons to get in FREE. That was even better!

It was a great last birthday before Brody comes. Thank you to everyone who made it so special.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Quick Update

We had our appointment this morning. I have to stay on bedrest one more week, until my appointment next Thursday. However, I get to stop taking the contraction medicine on Monday when I turn 34 weeks. Basically, after 34 weeks, I would be clear to have him if I went into labor. Next week she will do an ultrasound and check other things and make sure we're bothing doing fine. She didn't really tell us much today except that he is head done, which is good. He could always move out of this position, but the chances are small. He doesn't have a whole lot of room in there now so he'll probably stay this way. That's pretty much it. One more week on the couch and then I should be clear to do things around the house. I can't return to work or leave town, of course. But we're getting to the point that things are looking better! Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement! I'll keep you posted!