Grow, baby, Grow.

Tomorrow I’m scheduled for another ultrasound.

That’s two in one week. I have never had so many ultrasounds with one pregnancy before.

Can you please pray that baby has gained some weight? Apparently, it’s growing at a sluggish rate and is measuring quite a few weeks behind. My doctor is a bit concerned and has instructed me to slow down and gain some weight! Now to many of you who know me, you know that I have small babies – so far, the girls have weighed in at 4.11, 5.12, and 5,4 – so small babies are nothing new to me … but this baby is measuring a bit smaller (poor little thing!) and so the doctors want me and baby to fatten up over the next few weeks. The ultrasounds are booked to see if baby is growing and fattening up as it should. I don’t know what happens if baby doesn’t fatten up – but let’s just hope he or she does!

I guess it is to be expected – I have a high metabolism that burns off whatever I eat fairly quickly and I’m also chasing after three other kids and running a photography business alongside a hubby who is very, very busy at work and quite often burning the midnight oil right alongside of me… there are very few moments of ‘down time’ in our life. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining, but I am admitting that is IS indeed very, very busy right now – from the photography to the house life to homeschooling. I’m sure I’m not alone, right moms?

But just pray that baby fattens up and grows –  soon. I also gave birth to two of out of my three babies two weeks early … um, so that means anytime at the beginning of October/end of September if this baby decided to be like his/her big sisters! *help*

Oh, and I think I’ve given up on the whole “being ready” thing. I had the baby room halfway cleaned out, then stopped and cleaned out the other girls’ rooms only to put all the weird, unused, where-the-heck-does-this-go kinda things back in the nursery … maybe I’ll tackle that again on Monday. I did manage to pack a wee baby bag with a few sleepers (pink AND blue!) and some diapers. Just in case.
{just some quick photos that Lacey –gosh, that girl rocks – shot for us while we were out as a family this week}

Thanks for your prayers. xo

September 27, 2010 - 9:36 am

Jennifer Heemskerk I have been visiting and noticed your baby bump looked rather small for how far along you were,, but I didn’t want to comment because we all carry our babies differently. AS a mother of 4 many small children (under 5) and our last baby coming at 32 weeks weighing 3 1/2pounds, I pray and hope that your little one stays in as long as possible and gets nice and fat! It is difficult to have a baby in the N.I.C.U and have 3 little ones at home as well. Our baby was in hospital for just over a month and I would never wish that experience on anyone. You just don’t feel complete until the baby comes home. So take it easy and EAT EAT EAT!;-)
Here’s a little something to bring encouragement at this time. It’s something that brought me such peace during our experience; Isaiah 41:10

September 26, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Nancy Spiteri Gillian:
May God watch over you and your lil bundle! Plump up lil one…take care and make sure you listen to the advice of others…SLOW DOWN!!!!


September 26, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Carry sending lots of good thoughts and wishes to your newest addition!

September 26, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Jenn of the Roof It looks like you have a budding assistant on your hands! Too bad you can’t just send her out to shoot…while you sit at home and rest! Thinking good thoughts for that little baby…maybe I’ll have to bring you some cake!

September 25, 2010 - 1:25 pm

Michele Perry I happened upon your blog through a Facebook friend (Chris McCoy) whom I also know through school council — sounds
like you might need a little help when this babe is born (or even before if you are on bedrest). Consider giving me a call or at least visit my site– I’m a Certified Postpartum Doula working out the Orangeville area. I have great professional references and can work around a variety of schedules to meet client’s needs.

Michele Perry, CPD
Motherjoy, 519-217-8886

September 24, 2010 - 11:23 pm

Lori G Praying that you sweet baby bump gets a little plumper…before making the grand entrance! Take time 4 you & the precious cargo you carry!

September 24, 2010 - 10:58 pm

Tabitha What an awesome example you and Abby set for your girls 🙂 So in love, and they get to see it – you rock! Praying for Baby G to fatten up – given the gravity of the situation, I shall do my best to help!! And lastly….how on earth have you managed this many ultrasounds and not manage to see a doodle or lack there of??? LOL – that’s just will power I don’t understand 😉

September 24, 2010 - 10:55 pm

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) YES, grow baby grow!! Gramma is praying for you little one! Gillian, listen to all your friends who are saying SLOW DOWN and RELAX! And let people bring you food ….
Everything will be ok ,,,,, God is watching over both of you! xo

September 24, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Heidi Siegel Auntie G, you and your precious wee one are being covered with our prayers!!

September 24, 2010 - 10:01 pm

pammelah We all love and squeezes.. Gigi, slow down. Take this time, these few precious days to give that wee life what it really needs. which is not a coat of paint, or another job. and who cares if the laundry piles up?? it’ll still be there. People can be put out, let them pout, this little life is all that matters. and on that note, what can I do?? let us know. what about a play date with the girls over here for an afternoon/evening?? we’re all here, and we all love you!

September 24, 2010 - 9:44 pm

Mich Gillian, I will be praying for you and the baby. I just know everything will be fine. I love the pics, wow, Lacey is doing a great job capturing the pics that you are obviously not able to. So nice to get a few with you in them…something I lack on my end since I am the “freddy flash bulb” in the house 🙂 Love you and thinking of you. xo

September 24, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Sam Wow! Amazing Photos Lacey! Just like your momma!! I will be praying that you and your beautiful new little bundle gain some weight!! 😀

September 24, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Anne Hey Gillian,
Thinking of you! Take care of yourself and your little ones. I have a friend that went through the same thing that you are going through and her little darling still was born small but scored a 10 out of 10 on her health chart 🙂 I’m positive that so will yours 🙂

September 24, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Rachel would you like me to stop by next week with burgers, fries, cupcakes, pizza and anything else fattening i can think of? come on baby, grow

September 24, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Grandma Gerr Wonderful photos! Lacey is an awesome photographer! xxx

September 24, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Lita Lacy is rocking your camera you must be so proud 🙂 Keep your positive attitude baby will grow it is amazing how fast it can happen!! xo

September 24, 2010 - 8:22 pm

love will be with you in prayer for sure.

you really are so cute….so stunning. i long for a baby bump!

i have those boots. will make the colder weather that’s coming easier to endure! =)

September 24, 2010 - 8:07 pm

Catherine You and baby are in my prayers, Gillian. *Try* to slow down, I know it’s hard, but really, this baby *is SO worth it* and he or she is telling you to slow down, to rest more and to try to gain a bit of weight. PLEASE listen…baby knows best!

This is coming from someone who *was* on bed rest with my baby (yes, believe me it nearly killed me – I am a busy gal too) So, if I was able to do that, YOU can rest more :o) Deal??? ;o)

You’re both gonna be just fine! xo

September 24, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Ashley Isaac Oh my goodness! You are soooooo stinkin’ cute! Love these. Will definitely pray on your behalf.

September 24, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Tanzyn Beautiful photos and beautiful belly:) xoxox