Collen - 30 Weeks....a little peek


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We got a little sneak peek of Collen today.....





Thank you, God, for this beautiful boy.....

He looks so peaceful here right? Looks can be deceiving! He moved and jumped around the whole time we were doing the ultrasound. He definitely proved us right....he's an active boy!



BIG feet....2 1/2 inches to be exact....and he still has 8-10 weeks of growth left! Ayden had big feet too. They're definitely brothers!


His hands look just like his daddy's and his brother's.




I thought this was a neat shot. We caught him yawning, so we got a good look at his mouth, lips, and cute little nose.


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4d of his face




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More of his face



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I asked the ultrasound tech. to get some measurements of him because at this point in my pregnancy with Ayden, I noticed that he was measuring about a week ahead in development. So, she measured Collen's head, abdomen, and leg. According to his head measurements, he measured at 32 weeks 2 days. So, basic math = 2 weeks ahead. When we measured Ayden's head, he measured ahead as well, and the measurements gave an expected due date of April 26th (1 week earlier than his due date on May 4th). Ayden was born on April 27th. So, if Collen follows his brother's lead, he'll be 2 weeks early, since his head is measuring even bigger than Ayden's. In case you're wondering which of the two of us is responsible for the big noggins.....that would be Jeremy. :) Collen's abdomen and leg were measuring about a week or so ahead. His legs measured smallest, just like his brother. As far as weight goes, are you ready for this? He's coming in at a whopping 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Now, the ultrasound tech. said that the computer often overestimates, so her guess is 3 pounds 3 ounces. I like her guess much better than the computer's! Collen's heart rate clocked in at around 160....hence all the jumping around! We even caught a very rare glimpse of Collen peeing. That may sound kind of gross to you, but it's beautiful to me because it means his bladder and kidneys are working, and it also means he's "eating", which means everything is working as it should be. He is even practicing breathing, which was awesome to see...as well as comforting. He's got it all figured out....smart boy!


As far as similarities, there definitely are some. Ayden and Collen both appear to have similar feet and hands (which I just love because I LOVED Ayden's giant baby feet and hands), and their growth track is similar. In the face, they do look a little different. They both have the chubby cheeks (so great for Mommy kisses!), and their heads are shaped similarly. But, Collen has his own distinct characteristics as well, which I think is wonderful. :) I'm glad they share some traits, but I'm also glad that there are differences as well. Collen is going to be a rounder! He moves all the time, and I can't wait to be the one trying to keep up with him!

These are pictures of Ayden at our 4d scan with him. I was at 31 weeks here, so these are from around the same point in time as the pictures of Collen. Ayden was not as cooperative as Collen, but we still managed to get some pretty good pictures of him.

Sweet little face. I'll never, ever forget seeing these for the first time. I was so in love....

Cute boy


Not a great shot of his face, but I wanted you guys to see those hands!



Thank you, Lord, for both of these beautiful boys.


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5 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
    He is so handsome. I can't wait to meet him. Take care & God Bless.

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  2. Wow - technology is so awesome! Thank you for sharing such special moments in your pregnancy with all of us. Cannot WAIT to meet him, but I guess I'll have to since we have all summer to go. :) Love and miss you!

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  3. Oh, their hands ARE the same!!! I LOVE all the pictures--they just make me smile!!!!! The first thing I thought when I saw the pictures of Collen's was that he looked like he had his brothers sweet cheeks!!

    Matthew had big feet too, so I am biased on how perfect and precious they are!

    So grateful for a good appointment for you and so thankful that you have such joy to come in meeting that precious baby brother!!!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Little Collen is stealing hearts already, just like Im sure Ayden did <3.

    Thank you for sharing these awesome shots with us!

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  5. how neat it is to be able to compare. You two make some cute kiddos! =)

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