Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baby Shower and pregnancy update

My wonderful church friends gave a baby shower for me on November 14.  One of the ladies made an awesome Italian creme cake with a Texas Longhorns theme.  She did an awesome job and it tasted so yummy.  I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends in my church who have supported Thomas and I with our girls and now Brandon.

Yummy Italian Creme cake

Yummy food for the shower

Picture of me at 32 weeks and on the day of my baby shower:

32 weeks (11/14/15)

Below is a picture of me at 33 weeks.  I sure am getting big!!!

33 weeks (11/20/15)

I haven't taken the 34 week picture yet, but I am finally 34 weeks!!!  I'm so glad to be at 34 weeks and knowing that Brandon will be ok if he were to be born soon.  In fact my doctor doesn't think I will go much longer since Brandon is already 7 pounds!  He is going to be a big boy!  I had an ultrasound done a couple of days ago and he is looking good despite the spina bifida.  He is definitely growing and moving.  We even saw him move his ankles which is a very good sign.  The sonographer said the spina bifida defect was at L5.  We were told it was at L3-4 in past ultrasounds from a different doctor so hopefully it is at L5 which is lower and better.  We will just have to wait and see when he is born to find out exactly where it is at.  So we are just waiting for Brandon to be born.  I hope to go one more week and make it to 35 weeks....


  1. I heard the LDS church is supportive financially as well, and I hope they are to you, too. Having so many special needs kids is going to drain you. I hope they are there for emotional support as well.

  2. Hope you had a lovely baby shower - and not long now before you meet Brandon xx hope all goes well

  3. Amanda you are looking so beautiful! Can't wait to see Brandon. I'm sure he will be just fine. Lucky baby to be born to parents like you.


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