Sunday, October 24, 2010


October 24th, 2010

Maybe we should just call this baby Stubborn. Stubborn Hermanson...what do you think, does it have a nice ring to it? Or how about Let's Scare Mommy Hermanson? No, too long? Okay, okay I won't be naming our baby any of these...but they sure seem to fit nicely!

Yes that's right, baby gave mommy a little fright on Friday. I went in for my NST and the strip wasn't reactive. What the non stress test does is it measures baby's heart rate. When baby moves, the heart rate is supposed to speed up which makes sense. Anyway, baby decided to be sleepy during the test and so the strip didn't turn out great. So, I was sent to have another biophysical profile ultrasound. During the ultrasound they look for things like movement, heart rate, fluid measurements, and breathing movements and the baby has to pass all of these things in 30 minutes. Well, baby passed everything but the breathing movements. The little stinker just did not want to cooperate. We watched and watched and watched and baby just wouldn't do it. With two imperfect tests on Friday, the doctor wanted to me come back on Saturday to recheck everything. No big deal right.....except that I'm an emotional freak right now and every little thing worries me!

On Saturday, Danny and I headed to the birth center to repeat the tests. I was hooked up to the monitor and the NST strip looked great. Then, it was time for the ultrasound. Baby passed everything, including breathing, in less than 10 minutes! It was great to know that everything was back to looking great and I'm so so happy! But my gosh is it frustrating that baby couldn't have just showed us how wonderfully cooperative it can be on Friday. I guess baby is just keeping us on our toes.

I can't explain how happy I am that everything is going well with this pregnancy and that my doctor is so pro-active! ~Praise the Lord~

Here are a couple more pictures of Stubborn...errrr I mean, baby Hermanson ;)

Yesterday also marked the 5 year anniversary of the day that Danny's brother Mitchell passed away. Mitchell Ryan Hermanson was an amazing person and I'm lucky to have known him. He had a way of making everyone smile. We miss him dearly! We love you are never far from our minds and are always in our hearts!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15th , 2010

Today, October 15th, is national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Today is a day to remember all of the little ones who never got a chance at life. You may not realize it, but you probably know many women who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths, or neonatal losses. Many women do not talk about these losses because the subject is somewhat taboo. But the loss of a child, no matter how small, is a devastating event and these precious little people need to be remembered.

At 7:00 p.m. you are encouraged to light a candle in memory of the babies that have been lost. Remember to keep their families in your prayers as well. As a mother who lost my first born son, Gabriel, I know the pain that is felt around the world as parents "let go" of their children. It happens every day. The heartbreak, the suffering. I know from personal experience that is a very lonely place to be in those first painful moments and the time of "healing" for years to come.

So rest in peace little you are remembered around the world! You are loved and you are missed!

For more information about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, go here:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Good things!

October 4th, 2010

So, my last post was a bit of a "poor me" rant. Well, on a happier note, we have entered the third trimester, YAY! I had an appointment today and the doctor said everything is going great! My last few bio physical profile ultrasounds were "perfect" he said. The baby passed everything and is looking good. My blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight are all intact so he was very happy about how this pregnancy is progressing so far. I am too! I'm excited and happy that everything is going so well. I just pray that things continue to go smoothly.

Next week starts my hectic schedule of Non-Stress tests. I go in twice a week now for the rest of October. Not sure what will go on after this month.

We got some great u/s pictures so I thought I would share a
few more! I love seeing baby's beautiful never gets
old! Enjoy :)

I love our little hunny....can't wait to meet this baby in a few months!


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