On the other hand, Charlotte's blood pressure isn't fairing quite so well. For about the 3rd time in the past 1-2 months, we have increased her medication. Her body somehow finds a way to raise her blood pressure every time. So, the Dr. has assured me that this is the final time we are going to raise her on this medication, and our next step is to put her in the hospital (probably before the end of this month) to stop one of her medications and start another. So, she is on 2 right now, and will remain on 2. They are just going to try a different combo. We should know for sure by the end of this week what the plan is going to be. It is sad, but at the Dr. today, my blood pressure was lower than my daughters.... :(
We had a normal check-up for our baby today. Good sounding heartbeat, and we discussed when my next ultrasounds will be. My Dr. wants to do the first one around 18 weeks so that we will see the brain anatomy very well.
Enjoy the pictures from this past week/weekend.
Making tracks... I love that grin.
It was a very special ocassion when we got to watch Ian for the first time as Sara went to her Dr. appointment. I snapped some pictures while he spent his first afternoon at Aunt Jenny's house.
Ian and his Mom & Dad
I have the honor of being one of Ian's sponsors/Godparents. Since I am not Catholic, I am not technically a God Parent, however, I am representing the Methodist faith, as my sister and I are Methodist. Ian will be raised Catholic, but also attend the Methodist church as my sister and Nathan go to both churches every weekend.
Tom Childs is Ian's God Father, the two of us holding Ian.
I also wanted to put out a few prayer requests for some friends of ours. One couple recently lost a baby due to genetic complications, and another couple had their baby at 33 weeks gestation, very unexpectadly. Please keep them in your thoughts as they go through the challenges of coping with their situations and trusting in God.