I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


A Soccer Ball in My Belly

Yes. It looks like there's a ball sticking out of my shirt. But still, people are a little worried to assume I'm pregnant. I was talking to a new neighbor (who moved here from Lexington, KY)... And I had to mention our next child when he said -- Oh I was afraid to say something... Probably because I wasn't wearing official pregnancy clothing -- Just a big t-shirt.

Jordan continues to wiggle and kick. Yesterday she was really calm. The kicks weren't very strong. I think it's because we were up late the night before at a concert... So I'm guessing Jordan didn't get the same amount of sleep that she's used to. Anyway. Today it all went back to normal. She's kicking with force again.

It will be interesting to see how it all works out next week. We're going to a three day music festival. She will be OVERstimulated.


Another doctor's visit

I got to go to this month's doctor's appointment. It was kind of cool. In the last month, my doctor and I started participating in a program that is designed for new faculty members. It was kind of a fluke that we were both picked to be a part of the program. Since the first meeting of this group, she was so much more friendly with me... We have a relationship that goes beyond the examination room. As Randy says -- She may actually answer my page when it's time for Jordan to arrive.

Anyway. All seems well. I'm measuring exactly where I should at this point in the pregnancy... Even though I feel much bigger. I was cleared to go on a business trip next month. And I got some tips on how to work on donating the baby's umbillical cord. I was sad when I didn't with Cameron's... I want to make sure that happens with Jordan's birth.

By the way... When I lay on my back, I can watch Jordan dance along my belly. Her kicks and punches are picking up speed. It's a great feeling knowing she's growing.


How low can you go?

I carry babies low. I couldn't say that with Cameron since he was my first. But Jordan is proving it. I carry babies low.

All of Jordans kicks or punches come very low... I can feel my pelvic bone expand. I'm going to the bathroom all the time because there just isn't a lot of room in there.

And I have 4 more months to go!!

Astonishing. I didn't truly document my pregnancy with Cam, so I can't be sure exactly what point I was at when he started to feel uncomfortable.

My mom keeps recommending I stand on my head for a little while... Maybe she'll move up a bit. I can't decide which is better -- a baby who is so high, you can't breathe or a baby who's so low, you can't walk right. I think I'll just deal with the cards that are handed to me.