Sunday, April 21, 2013

36 Weeks

Rosalie's Cute Little Foot!

Massive 36 Week Bump!

General Update:
Sorry for the delay in posting an update!  Caleb and I are pretty much settled into our new place!  :) I have been quite busy washing baby clothes and unpacking, but that should start slowing down soon.  Caleb hasn't had much of a life because he has been extremely busy studying for his board exam.  Studying from dawn until well past dusk everyday is starting to take it's toll on him.  He has a full blown case of what I like to call the "study crazies".  It's causing him to be restless, have a hard time holding a conversation about anything that is not medical, etc.  Haha.  It's pretty entertaining!  Thankfully, for his sanity, his boards are tomorrow!!  I'm so excited to have him all to myself for a couple weeks before he starts his third year of medical school at Maine Medical Center.  And who knows, maybe our little Rosalie will decide that she wants to join us and have some quality time as a family before dad goes back to school!  Friday of this week I will be 37 weeks, which is technically full term.  I plan on doing everything possible from that point forward to get her to come out ASAP!  :)

Last week, we met with a neonatologist at Maine Med and he was WONDERFUL!  He assured us that since Rosie was prenatally diagnosed and since, to our knowledge, she doesn't have a heart condition, there is should be no reason that she would have to be taken out of the delivery room right after she is born.  That means we can keep her in there with us right after she is born for some family bonding.  This was such great news!  He also talked to us about babies with Down syndrome sometimes having difficulty feeding.  If this is the case, she may need a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or continuing care unit (CCU) for a while.  This is something we won't know until she gets here, though, so there is no point in stressing about it.


36 Week Baby

Baby Update:
-Her liver and kidneys are good to go!-
-Circulation and immune system all systems go!-
-Skin is getting smooth and soft-
-Gums are getting rigid-
-Hearing is fully developed-

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    1. You are absolutely glowing!!!
      and i love the new back ground.
      Love you baby girl.

      GOOD LUCK CALEB!!!!
      you will do great.

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  2. Wow! T'es super belle! Mlle Rosalie se prepart a venir c'est certain......
    Go!Go! Caleb!!!!
    Bonne journee!XOXOXOX.....

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  3. Dear Melissa, Caleb and this new little student,
    It was so very special to have a visit with the three of you on Saturday. I am so very happy for you all. With my most sincere blessing for the future.
    Ken Atcheson

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  4. Hi Melissa,
    Good to see you and Caleb are doing well. Almost done with pregnancy! I recently picked up a friend from the hospital who had twins. That one day seemed like one big adventure! Good luck with everything!
    Cecylia

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