Baby is the size of: Butternut squash-perfect for Thanksgiving (17 in. 3.4 lbs.)
Symptoms: Hot flashes! Oh my goodness! I didn't think those things were actually possible.
Sleep: Not too hot. Having some pretty weirdo dreams though. Have to switch sides about 4 times during the night.
Fun moment this past week: The Thanksgiving program at my school. Love watching the kids get up there and say what they are thankful for. I am so thankful for each of them.
Movement: It is crazy how much he moves. It is not at just one time of day- its all day! I love it though. He loves to kick my ribs, this is a new thing for him. The Doctor said his feet are definitely up towards my ribs so it explains all the jabs. What a little soccer player.
What I am looking forward to this week: This week I am looking forward to being with family for Thanksgiving. I am really looking forward to all the yummy food and thinking about all of the blessings we have been given as a couple.
Reflections over this past week: I was brought back to reality at a Doctors appointment two days ago. I will start to be checked every 4 days starting in my 32nd week to try and prevent the chance of a stillbirth. I guess I had put it all out of my mind but because chromosomal defect babies are known for this, the Doctor wants to take all precautions. It brought me back in a sense that we have to truly put this all in God's hands and follow his plan, not try to create our own. Also, this week we have been so thankful for the inspiring work Dalton has done. I posted this blog on Facebook so that people could read his story and begin to count their blessings and be inspired by His strength and assurance that it will all be okay. The outpouring of love and support from people we have not spoken to in years was amazing and showed us just how powerful our little boy is.
Prayer requests: This week we ask for prayers that Dalton's ventricles in his brain stop growing. They are measuring large at this point and the bigger they get the worse the prognosis. We also ask for safe travels for anyone and everyone who is traveling this Thanksgiving. We also pray for all of the prayers for Dalton from all over to be heard by the Lord God. As always I am asking for prayers for my friend Katie and her little girl Hallie, as her induction date gets closer and my friend Kalee for peace in her strong heart.
My friend Emily sent me this song and it is so what I hope for Dalton, crazy how close a song can hit to home. Thanks again Emily!