We went to the doctor today to check on mama and Ian. The good news, both
are doing great. I have attached two more ultrasound photos of Ian that I don't
find to be anything short of miraculous. The still shot of him sticking his
tongue out is a snapshot of a live show we were fortunate to witness. It was
like he was staring at us and as our hearts and eyes filled with joy, he quickly
stuck that tongue out just to let us know not to get too excited; his intentions
were to arrive a bundle of trouble, not a bundle of joy. The other photo is an
amazing shot of his ear. I know, ears generally aren't great photo subjects,
but given the circumstances, given the studio, this one is amazing.
And now for the big news, Ian is big. He is up to 4 1/2 pounds, double his
weight of a month ago. He is in the 78th percentile for his age, numbers that
require a calculator following Elliott's rather humble travels up the growth
scale. When Dr. Love was discussing a timeframe for his next visit with Katie,
he said he was less worried about a repeat of the complications she dealt with
during the last delivery. He said there was a greater likelihood of dealing
with the same issues if she had a small baby, but in his words, "you're having
Sasquatch Johnson", so that won't be a worry.
We thank God that everything continues to look great. 6 weeks from today
this beautiful baby boy is going to join our family. We've been talking with
Elliott more about Ian. I asked him the other night if it was OK for Ian to
come live with us. He gave me an enthusiastic yes! I hope he retains his
enthusiasm when we "go to pick him up" and Elliott discovers that one of the
perks Ian will have living with us is unrestricted access to Elliott's toys.
Should be fun.