I know it's been a looooonnnnngggg time since I've blogged. I've been having to save what little mental capacity I have for the kids' homework. As far as Baby Johnson goes, everything is still going well (aside from the complete lack of energy). We had another appointment today with our specialist. I still have some blood in the uterus and although it is not currently causing any harm to the baby, there is some concern that the blood could cause the uterus to become irritated and start contracting. So for now, I am still on very limited activity. My doctor is taking me off the baby aspirin therapy and reducing the progesterone to only once a day! Praise the Lord! I will go in one more time next week to see him and then he will officially release me to my OB here in town. That will definitely be a bittersweet day. On the one hand, it means I'm "out of the woods" and we can actually breathe a sigh of relief and start really enjoying this blessing. On the other hand, it means no more weekly sonograms that provide reassurance that all is going well.
The kids are really getting excited about their future sibling. Brady has been praying for a boy, but Abbey says she is happy with either a brother or a sister. Secretly I think she is just selfish enough to know that if this baby is a boy then she will remain the "princess" of the family. And if the baby is a girl, then she will thrilled because that means she will have a brother AND a sister.
We did, however, have a minor meltdown last night with her. Is is possible to have sibling rivalry with a child who isn't even born yet??? The way the house is set up now, the baby's room will more than likely be what used to be our guest bedroom, which has a bathroom next to it. Abbey and Brady's room share a separate bathroom. According to Diva Abbey, it's not fair that the baby is going to have it's own bathroom. So she is proposing that since she is the oldest, she should have her own bathroom. BUT, she's not willing to give up her room. She'd rather walk out of her bedroom into the hallway through the family room into another hallway and then into the "3rd bathroom" just to have her "own" bathroom! Seriously, where does this kid come up with these things? So we had to have the "sense of entitlement...blah blah blah, ungrateful heart...blah blah blah" talk with her. And then we further explained that neither one of them was going to get their own bathroom until they prove they can keep one clean!
Brady has decided that he WILL change diapers if the baby is a boy but not if it's a girl. Brady is also addicted to the "Froggy" book series. And has decided that if we have a girl, then he wants to name her Pollywogilina. I have officially removed him and Matthew from the naming committee.
Please continue to pray that we will make it safely into the second trimester and that all will go well throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Our official due date is May 16, 2010. May is a very busy month for birthdays and anniversaries so I'm sure we will hit someone's important day.