Wednesday, January 25, 2012

baby brother has a name!

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Introducing, Elliot's little brother: Sullivan Grey! :)


I had my anatomy scan today. After they examined every tiny part of his organs and extremities, they declared Sully "superbly healthy." There were no defects that they could see, and he was still measuring 1-2 weeks ahead, weighing in at exactly one pound (16 oz). SUCH a relief! <3

Sullivan was, what the doctor described as "outrageously active." During the scan, he flipped himself into the transverse, breech, AND head-down positions, before finally settling back into the breech presentation {just like his big brother} and curling up with his little hands by his face. He also waved, mooned us, grabbed his toes, and insisted on smashing his feet flat against my uterus while they were trying to get pictures of his feet, making it nearly impossible. He's a wild one!


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They did notice right away that my cervix was already quite thin- alarming but not too surprising, since the same thing happened with Elliot, although it was a few weeks later than now. For now, they told me to try not to worry too much, to relax and keep an eye on my braxton hicks, and that they would reevaluate the "situation" in 4 weeks to see if it has changed. I pray that little Sully isn't planning a super early arrival- I can't go on bedrest this time, not when I have to take care of Elliot!


I'm so happy that my little man is healthy and active! Such a relief!
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17 comments:

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  2. Yay!! That was my fav name out of your top picks!!!! Adorable!!!!!!!

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  3. awww...i love his name. :) does sully have a middle name yet?

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  4. I love the name! I'm so happy to hear that your a/s went well and that Sully is healthy. He looks like he's going to be a cutie too. Your cervix thinning is scary. Take care of yourself and keep us posted. I'm praying for you.

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  5. So glad he's superbly healthy! Cute name!

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  6. Wonderful news! Very exciting. . .loved your name announcement and photos!

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  7. Yay!! What a wonderful name. And try to take it easy for a while, I know it's hard with the toddler - but you need to keep that little baby of yours in your tummy as long as possible!

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  8. Awww, that's so lovely. And I love the name. Fingers crossed everything continues to go along nicely. X

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  9. I love the name! prayers to you that baby S stays put !

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  10. I love the name. We just finalized our baby girls name: Caroline Gray! I think you and I are due pretty close together. I'm June 6. Prayers for you that Sully stays put!

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  11. Great name - congrats again!

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  12. I love that name!!! Congrats you guys!!!

    {I have you tagged in a post for tomorrow!}

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  13. PTL for a healthy little boy! So exciting. Our anatomy scan is on Monday and as always I am on PINS AND NEEDLES! What a sweet name- I adore the name Sullivan and didn't realize just HOW much I loved it until AFTER we used it on the DOG! I was always "against" people choosing human names for dogs like "hank!" or "bianca!" and figured we were in safe territory with "Sullivan" whom we lovingly refer to as Sully and Sheepie, thanks to my readers.. but i LOVE THE NAME and kind of wish we hadn't used it on the dog? LOL... You look great, Mama!

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  14. what a beautiful name!!! I love your tattoo! <3

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