I just got back from watching the Texans game with my family.
It was big fun and not just because we won 😉
My husband’s voice is now hoarse from excited yelling and I am stuffed full of football party foods. I ate a bunch of cornbread with honey hoping the sugar would get baby moving around, but he wouldn’t cooperate as usual (he started moving after we left!). haha My mom and meme sat on the floor with me rubbing my tummy trying to feel him. He was shy but gave a few little kicks.
We chatted about, well, just stuff. Then we spent the rest of the time talking about DS and our excitement to meet baby (thank you to my new friends who sent me some awesome resources…I have already begun a very big list of questions!).
What I want to say at this point is that I am simply blown away by the number of people who have reached out to us. Not just personally or even on my FB…but the out-pouring of love from people I don’t even know. My blog has had more activity than almost ever because of the complete strangers who have reached out to love on us.
We certainly are not alone. God is showing us His unconditional love through the support of everyone our unborn son has already touched.
Some new questions:
-What is the risk of stillbirth?? I’ve suddenly been seeing this word in my DS research and it scares me!
-Any suggestions for online groups? 🙂
-Mild swelling in hands and feet when standing too long
-Map of blue veins now appears on the sides of my tummy!
-Sore ab muscles and belly button (and he’s going to grow more!!)
I’m pretty sure we have decided on his name!! (And his siblings yet to come haha) But I don’t know if I am ready to reveal it yet. Barry feels 100% about the name. It hasn’t been on many of our lists, but we went a different direction once we found out his diagnosis. I don’t know if I just anticipated the name we liked best for a different child or if I feel that because of his diagnosis he deserves a different name. So I think I need to work through that part emotionally before I am ready to spill the beans.