Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our big boy!

   At the specialist yesterday, we found out that sweet Canon weighs an estimated 3 pounds 15 ounces.  His body is in the 71st percentile and his big ole head is in the 90th percentile.  We saw the same specialist yesterday that we saw every time with the twins.  It was the first time that we saw Dr. S this time and it was a little sad for us but I was glad to see him again.  He was able to talk to us a little about what happened with the twins and also did an in depth ultrasound to check Canon's organs because he knew that would help us a little with our worrying.  We don't worry constantly and actually we haven't been given any reason to worry about his health throughout this pregnancy but when they told me that his head measured three weeks ahead yesterday that kind of worried me.  After voicing my concerns he scanned Canon's head again and showed us his brain and let us know that the amount of fluid was normal and that we shouldn't be concerned.  He says that someone in my family just has a big head and so does our sweet boy.  I can deal with a big head as long as he's healthy. 
  We also discussed at what point I would most likely go into labor.  Although Dr. S is only human and can't know for sure, he feels like when I quit the Procardia at 37 weeks that I will have him within days.  This only gives me around 7 more weeks with him in my belly if this is the case and so that's a little nerve racking.  He also said he thinks I will labor quickly because of the amount of contractions that I will have when I stop the meds.  This would be the best case scenario for me because I have read alot on inducing and I do not want to be given Pitocin.  I know many doctors use it but I have talked to many people who's babies have ended up in the NICU because of their heart rate dropping after the mother was given this drug.  Last week Trent's cousin had her first baby and even though he weighed 9 1/2 pounds he has been in the NICU over a week due to him getting in distress during birth.  Supposedly it was because of pitocin and his size and this scared me even more.  So hopefully things will work out and I can go into the hospital and be in labor and have this sweet boy.  I am terrified of how exactly things will go b/c I admit I am a bit of a control freak, but this is obviously not in my hands and I know that God will protect us.  I just DO NOT want my water to break at home or be anything like last time because it traumatized me to say the least.  Please keep us in your prayers as we go through the next few weeks, waiting to meet Canon.  I can hardly contain my excitement and I catch my self standing in his nursery door dreaming of the day he is laying in his crib.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and 30 weeks!

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Trent and I have so very much to be thankful for this year and every year.  Our parents and Trent's brother and our sister in law came and stayed the night before Thanksgiving and my mom and her boyfriend came Thanksgiving morning for us all to have lunch together.  Did I mention that it is a 3 1/2 hour drive from our hometown to where we live now, so we so appreciate them all making the long drive. Our lunch was amazing and I have now eaten Thanksgiving leftovers twice.  I am kind of wondering what my weight gain will be Monday at the Dr.  Oh well I enjoyed my food and all the pie, peanut butter balls, and pumpkin bars (yummy).  My mom left to go back home this morning and Trent and I went to see Breaking Dawn when he got off work.  I thought it was pretty good but am pretty sure they could have combined it with the next movie.
  Tomorrow will mark 30 weeks that Canon has been in my tummy.  Where has the time gone?  Some days seem to fly and others seem to crawl. My baby shower is next weekend the 3rd and I can't wait.  I never had a shower with the twins since I had them so early and so I am extra ready for this day.  Oh, I forgot to mention that Canon's baby room is finished.  I am sooo happy and it takes my breathe when I walk by and think about my sweet boy laying in his bed in the next two months.  Here are a few pics!

My mom made Canon's wreath for us.  The bear was on Trent's baby wreath when he was a baby and the tin cup and rattle were mine when I was a baby.  The little shoes were the first thing I bought when I found out we were expecting baby number 3.  I wanted to surprise Trent with them.  This will definitely be something we will keep forever.
Sweet froggy lamp

His antique dresser.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Maternity pictures

My mother in law took my maternity pictures for me a few days ago and I think they turned out great!  I was so thankful and can't wait to have a few of these blown up for Canon's nursery....Hope you like them!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Easton and Parker!

Has it really been a year? Where has the time gone?  Last November the 20th was the most memorable day of my life and also the most devastating.  When I look back on my life I never would have imagined that I would find out I was having twins, much less identicals.  We were ready to meet our baby boys but not ready for the complications and heart break to come.  Our entire family was deeply hurt by the loss of our sweet boys and all of our hearts are still weaving our way through the process of mending.  Seeing Easton and Parker for the first times was amazing to say the least and we yearned to see the rise and fall of their little chest's as they took their first few breathes.  There was nothing though, no rising and falling, just two tiny, beautiful, lifeless little boys. They were perfect!  Their little hands and feet and tiny noses and lips.  It is true a mom does always think her children are the most beautiful and special.  As I sit here and write this, their little brother Canon, is kicking and letting me know that he is so very healthy and growing as he should be.  I always prayed that Trent and I would have another baby on the way by the time this November came around.  I wanted something to be thankful for and something to brighten this sad day.  We sure got the answer to our prayers because in two short months, if not before, we will welcome sweet baby Canon.  I can't wait to hold him and kiss him and let him know how very loved he is.  We are so blessed!  Praise be to God.  Happy birthday mama's sweet baby boys. 

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We Passed!

I got my results from the 3 hour glucose test today and we passed! Thank goodness!  Thanks for all of the prayers!  We know God has his hand on sweet baby Canon. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3 hour glucose test! Yummy...

  Today, I had the wonderful opportunity of taking the 3 hour glucose test.  The drink didn't bother me because I was dying of thirst from having to fast the night before.  The part that I found the worst was having blood drawn four times in one day.  You would think they would leave a needle in your arm and keep drawing from the same place but nope, I had it drawn at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00.  My arms have had enough needles for a while.  I'm not trying to complain though because there are way worse things than sitting in a doctor's office for three hours and drinking a nasty drink.  We really are blessed and I am pretty sure that I will pass the 3 hour test.  Saturday we will be 29 weeks and are THRILLED.  Baby Canon is making his presence known and is hardly ever still.  If I wake up in the night and don't feel him moving, I find myself poking my tummy a little to make him move.  I'm sure I'm not the only mom who's done this.  I just want to know that all is ok with him.  I still can't believe that I am going to be a mom.  I find myself wondering what I have done to deserve this sweet boy.  My heart is bursting with love!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Glucose Test. 28 weeks, 2 days

  I got to drink that lovely orange drink today and sit an hour while my child had a dance party in my tummy.  He obviously enjoyed it way more than his mommy.  I'm sure people stared at me as I held my side because of his constant kick boxing. I am guessing that I will get my results tomorrow when I see Dr. G.  We are praying and hoping that we passed with flying colors.
  This past weekend Trent went back to North La. to hunt and visit his parents and my mom, grandma, and aunt came to visit.  We spent the weekend talking, laughing and cooking yummy food.  My mom and aunt washed all of Canon's little clothes and hung them in his closet.  Is it bad that he has more clothes than Trent and I put together?  I love all of the blue.  I guess it's good that I am having a boy because pink is not a favorite color of mine.  I was telling my mom that if we ever have a girl, that her room will have to be painted yellow, green, or purple but not pink.  Maybe this is a sign...That and the fact that I have had three boys already.  I may just be made to have boys.  I know that God has a plan and he knows the number and gender of all of our future babies.  To be honest, I'd be happy with three boys if that's the plan.  What is hard to imagine is that if Trent and I have two more babies, and they are also boy's, that including Easton and Parker, we will have had five boys.  What are the chances? LOL! How amazing that would be!
  We see the Peri again on November 28th and I can't wait to see how big Canon is getting.  It feels like he weighs ten pounds already instead of three.
  This coming Sunday, the 20th will be a year since I had Easton and Parker.  I have to say that day has scarred me forever and I pray that this child birth will be different in every way.  When I hear a person say that they hope their water just breaks and they go into labor, I cringe.  This is my biggest fear.  When my water broke last time, I was in full blown labor and had birthed two babies within an hour.   I don't want my water to break.  I want to make it to the hospital and have perfectly normal labor and if the Dr. has to break my water to start labor, then so be it.  The fear overwhelms my husband and I.  It is heartbreaking that when he leaves me for even a day that he is terrified that I will go into labor and he won't be here to get me to the hospital.  He reminds me before every appt. to ask my doctor should we call an ambulance or rush to the hospital if something happens.  I hurt for him...We hurt for each other.  Being pregnant will never again be innocent and without constant worry for us both.  I pray that after this pregnancy and a healthy baby to hold at the end, that we will view our next one in a different way and be less scared and obsessive about every small pain.  Great days are ahead and we can't wait to look sweet Canon in the eyes. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi Friends!

  How are you guy's?  Things around the McCoy house are going pretty well.  This Saturday marks 28 weeks, another goal met.  Our first goal was obviously twelve weeks, then twenty, then twenty five, and now twenty eight.  Although, we still have a ways to go, Dr. G has said since day one, "you must make it to twenty eight weeks and he will survive", so this is another very important day for us.  Our next goal is thirty two weeks, then thirty four.  At this point, every day counts and Canon gets stronger and stronger.  My mom is off work for Veteran's day tomorrow and she and my grandmother and aunt are coming in for the weekend.  It has been a few months since I have seen my grandma, due to her living so far away and me not being able to come home.  She decided she was waiting no longer and that she must come this weekend.  I must say, I am excited to see her and my aunt, as they are like mother's to me.  I'm sure I will have lots of good food to eat since she is already calling wanting to know what she should cook me. 
  Speaking of eating and food, I have my glucose test Monday.  This should be interesting because I am quite worried of what the results could say.  I know I am at the top of my weight gain, as my Dr. has already told me but I also have some of the other symptoms, so we shall see.  I can't imagine have gestational diabetes right in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  What in the world would I do?  So, I am praying and hoping for a negative.  Our prayers are definitely working, as we received our third negative FFN test yesterday.  Every time I brace myself for bad news and it comes bad good!  Our God is amazing! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

27 Weeks

This weekend I got registered...Woohoo!  My mom and mother in law were great, and wheeled me around the mall and followed me in the scooter around Target! I picked out the sweetest most cuddly little clothes and a high chair, swing, and lots more.  I will have to say that the scooter killed my back but overall we had a blast.  We go back to see the Peri tomorrow and can't wait to see how big our boy has gotten.  Here is a picture from my weekend...  I almost forgot the most important part... Mom and Bren (my mother in law) got my baby bedding put on the bed.  I love it!

27 weeks

Here's his bedding.  You can't quite see it in this pic but it's blue and cream toile.  We love it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Negative FFN... Praise Jesus

  We got our second negative FFN yesterday.  We were thrilled.  It is safe to say, Canon shouldn't be here for at least three more weeks, which will put us at 30 weeks.  This weekend my mom and mother in law are coming to visit me and take me to register.  I am very excited but also very nervous about going into the third trimester.  This baby is coming, ready or not.  I am very nervous for some reason to be a mom. Even though I already had Easton and Parker, it's not the child birth that scares me, but the fact that
I will raise this child forever.  I wonder if it is normal to get so nervous.  Anyway, we see the specialist again on Monday and I will hopefully have a new picture of him and some new information.  Still praying for a healthy, full term baby...