and yet my OB says that having 5 kids must not be so bad because my BP was great today :)
Ok, so check out the face Micah is making... goodness, couldn't re-capture that goofball face if I tried!
All the kids are facing forward now... The youngest being Micah at 2 1/2 years and 27 lbs... I would have left him and Brianna, 3 years, 24 lbs, facing backward, but there was just no way to fit everyone in that way. Backward facing seats behind the driver don't let Mike put the seat at a comfortable distance. Both are well over the weight and age requirements for forward facing seats, though, so I'm confident that they are still safe :)
Kristopher is enjoying being in the third row- his first time back there! He also begged to sit next to Brianna since he's had a turn by Micah and most recently by Emma in this van. Of course the first thing they did was fight... but what are siblings for?
Today I had my 20 week OB appointment and all is well. I should get a call in the next week-2 weeks scheduling my ultrasound with the perinatologist which will include a fetal echo just for good measure. Baby's measuring right on, I'm back up to the weight I was at the beginning of the pregnancy, and things generally look good.
I brought my little visitor to the appointment today and he did great. I brought in a stroller :) He sat with me, played patty cake, and did HUGE high fives while we waited. He wasn't so sure about the nurse taking my BP but he just covered his face then played with her a little later. I haven't brought any of the kids with me to appointments except the ultrasound that the dr wasn't present for. I don't know how many kids w/ Ds our doctor has contact with, but he was quite taken by my little visitor. I told him, briefly, the little guy's story and some of what he'd endured in the early years of his life- much like my adopted children. During the summer visits when the kids aren't in school I think I'll have them take turns coming to the dr with me so he can meet all of the crew. I think it says something for a dr that's giving a prenatal diagnosis to KNOW some of the kids that have Ds and what a wide range of abilities they have as well. You sure can't put all 3 of my kids in the same 'shoe box' of what Ds looks like!