Sunday, November 7, 2010

An update, FINALLY!

The last time I updated my blog, I was about 7 weeks pregnant and on summer break.  I'm now 26 weeks (!!!) and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Since my grandpa checks my blog every day hoping for an update, I think it's about time that I finally gave him something to read, and more importantly, some pictures of his great grandson:)

First of all, we found out at the beginning of October that Baby 2 is a GIRL!  Her name is Finley Blair, and we are so excited for Camden to have a little sister.  Finley is a Scotch-Irish name from Patrick's side of the family and Blair is an Irish name that has been really popular on my side.  In fact, when my family immigrated from Ireland, they settled in Blairs, Virginia.  
I felt Finley move for the first time at about 16 weeks and she is a wild woman.  I didn't feel Cam move until I was almost 24 weeks with him, so she definitely made her presence known early!  Camden points to my tummy and says "baby" all the time, but definitely doesn't know what he is in for with a little sister:)  

Things looked great at her 12 and 20 week ultrasounds and we go back in a few weeks for one more.  We are going to the same Maternal Fetal Specialists that we went to when they found the spot on Cam's heart for a more comprehensive ultrasound to just double check her growth.  They are just doing it as a precaution because of Cam's dwarfism.  There isn't any indication that she has Hypo and it would be really rare if she were to have it since neither Patrick and I are carriers, but since we opted out of the amnio we get to see her one more time.  
This is a picture of a distracted Cam and me at 25 weeks on Halloween.  She is getting so big!  I can't believe I am going to be in the 3rd trimester in a few weeks.  I am dying to get started on her nursery.  Patrick is using her room as an office so he can study for his CFP exam, but as soon as he is done (just a few more weeks!!!!!), I am going to be in a nesting frenzy.  

Camden is growing up so fast and we still can't believe he's ours.  He's running everywhere and is so sweet.  He's really into giving us kisses and hugs and loves to share his snacks and toys.  Let me just tell you, already chewed-up gold fish are super appetizing.  He's really into cars and blocks and anything he can push around.  Especially his little car he got from Aunt Jess and Uncle Joe last Christmas.  He runs over our cat and slams it into walls.  He's not getting his drivers license until he's 40.  

We stopped daycare a few weeks ago because Cam was sick constantly and now one of my student's moms (I taught his older brother too!) is keeping him for us.  I can't tell you what a blessing she has been to us.  He's doing great now and we have been ear infection-free for about a month!

Since I'm a bad blog-updater, here are some pictures from the last few months:



Bonnie O'Rourke said...

I cried when I was looking at your new fall pictures of Cam today. He's the best!

Jessica said...

I could really use an update everyday!!!

Love you guys.