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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pregnancy Update!

So I figured I better do a little updating on my pregnancy. Most of you are up to date, thanks to Facebook, but some might not be.

I will be 20 weeks this coming Tuesday (January 27th). We found out at our ultrasound, this past Wednesday, that we will be awaiting baby girl #2. We are thrilled and Caitlyn is SUPER exited about having a little sister. All along she's been saying she wants a sister, not a brother. During the ultrasound, she announced that she "hopes it's not a boy!" She got her wish. Having a second girl will make life for us somewhat easier, at least financially, since we have literally a TON of clothes. My parents are housing about 6-8 HUGE plastic storage tubes for us, that are filled with clothes that Caitlyn has been through. These are the ones that we never had to alter - those altered ones get passed onto the Mallinsons. We're set on clothes until the child is 2! Then once she is wearing clothes bigger in size than Caty, Caty will become to recipient of hand-me-downs. It all works out! And we've got the toy department covered as well! Although Caitlyn has decided that 2 of her most special dolls are just for her and that she'll share the other ones with the baby. Sounds like a plan to me.

We're planning on having the ultrasound done through the genetics department during the first week of March, which will be my 25th week. After week 24, it would be visible if the limbs were not growing as they should be. The chances of us having another child with dwarfism is slim, but still slightly higher than before. The odds are 1 in about 25,000 births, but with a second pregnancy following one dwarf child, the odds are .02% higher. We'll let everyone know the results of that ultrasound.

I'm finally starting to look a little pregnant now, although my maternity clothes (at least my shirts) are still a little too big to wear. I'm feeling good, but REALLY tired. I can thank Caty for that! :) So not much more news here, all's well in pregnancy land!

Sucking her thumb already - Maybe Caty can teach her how to suck on her arm
Cool picture of her legs
It's a girl!

18 comments:

How Life Is Measured said...

So glad everything looks good! I think you announced your pregnancy on my "blog-break" so I never officially said congratulations! I'm sure Caitlyn will be an awesome big sis!
Cat

The Wymer Clan said...

Congrats on the news! The pic proving she's a girl was cool - my girls were always a little too modest for that angle!

Emily said...

How exciting! I love seeing ultrasound pics...they never fail to amaze me. Two girls will be so much fun, with a bonus of getting to pull out all the adorable clothes that Caty wore! I was always so sad packing away the baby clothes, so I hope it is fun for you to see them all again.

Stiber Family said...

Congrats! Maybe Caty will want a brother, too, someday. I love that we have both. Its a good variety and they all are so different.

Melissa Swartley said...

I'm so glad things are going well in pregnancy land! How sweet Caty is willing to share her toys! What a great big sister she is going to be! I have to say as a mom of three girls, the passing down of the clothes is the best money saver ever! Love the pics! Isn't it so cool how they know how to suck their thumbs so early?!

Sarah said...

Congrats again on the new baby girl. We are so excited for you!! I love the ultra sound pics. They look so much clearer then any pics I've ever seen or had done!! Yes you will save money on the clothes and toys!! Too bad for me I've had to buy all new sweet, cute girly clothes when Kaela was born, it was just horrible :) (yeah right!! :) ) Congrats again. And hope the apt. in March goes well too.

AshleyMom said...

Yaay, another girl, I just love dressing little girls up! That's so cool, she can have Caty's hand me downs. They will have so much fun together! my oldest just love their little sis! We look forward to hearing more as you move along.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! So happy for another darling Murphy Girl! If she looks anything like her big sister she'll be a knockout!

Kim said...

I love how Caty told the technician she hoped it was not a boy! Yes you do have it all worked out on clothes and toys! The ultrasound pictures are beautiful! They are of great resolution too-they look like they came out of a textbook. Glad you are feeling well!

Mandy said...

I was just thinking about you and your ultrasound today! I knew the date was fast approaching.
I am so glad that Caty got her wish and she will have a little sister. I am sure she will be a great big sis!

Tell the hubby to start shining the guns now. LOL

Alex said...

that is how Sam was. When I was pregnant with Anaïs she was like "mom NO BOY!!!" LOL
She got what she wanted. :)
I am so glad everything is going well...I can't wait for you to have the ultrasound with the genetics department.

Ever Changing said...

Congratulations to you all!!!! We're so excited for you guys!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the baby girl!! YAY!!How exciting. Keep us posted, of course, on the ultrasounds and pregnancy journey!!

mejane said...

How exciting! Congrats on the little girl! Having same sex siblings IS financially easier. It is also so much fun watching them grown up together and develop a bond at such a young age. Congrats again!

Bobbi said...

Congrats again (I think I told you on FB, too)!!! Having 2 girls is great and is so 'green' since you can recycle your own clothes!!! HA Caty will be a great help to you and a wonderful bib sister!!!

Greene Family said...

So exciting - love the ultrasound photos! Too cute . . . I'm glad that Caty got her wish of a baby sister! She is going to be a great big sister! I'm glad to hear how well your pregnancy is going! Congrats again!!

Caden and Mommy said...

Jamie!
I'm so happy to hear things are going well ... a girl - yeah! Your poor hubby, 2 girls - he better get ready to hold on tight, the boys will be knocking on the door:0)
Trisha

TheFiveDays said...

Wonderful news, Jaime! Caty's getting a sister!! Sounds like she's thrilled. It's cute that she has the toy-sharing situation all worked out! ;)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

~Tamie & Natalie

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