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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Hi everyone,

Just wanted to touch base with you all. Mostly I wanted to enclose our latest picture of Ethan. So here is our cute little boy!

The tech who did the ultrasound said he had my nose. What does that mean?! He is cute, though. I can't wait to see him in person. Anyway, I am doing fine. I'm getting bigger every day it seems. But I am feeling pretty good now.

We have started our home improvement projects. We will be really busy for the next couple of months so if I don't write very often, that's why. Our kitchen has been gutted and our basement has too. We have stuff stored in every room of the house and garage. It is a huge mess and I can't wait until it is finished. It is going to look so great when it is finished! After the basement is done then I will start on Ethan's room. Not much time and so much to do. Mostly it will involve painting for both of us.

Well, I know this is short but I must get ready to leave for work. So I will try to write again soon.

Hope you are all well, Love you,

Kelley & Dwaine

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Here's the rest of the scoop.

OK so here is the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey says. I am so excited! Like I told you all, we are having a little boy. The ultrasound took at least an hour but the tech was very knowledgeable and very nice and explained everything she was looking at. She took several measurements of the head, chest and different parts of the baby's brain. We saw his cute little arms and legs and hands and feet. He has 5 fingers and 5 toes. His head circumference is normal and so is everything else she checked out. The only thing that she thought could be slightly questionable was part of his kidneys. Not to worry, they are within normal limits, just at the upper end of normal and she said that it is common for male babies to have this type of thing and it is fine. We saw his cute little face and she said that he has my nose. It looks like a ski slope. She got the greatest picture of his face from the front. She was measuring his nose and upper lip (to check for Downs syndrome) and we could actually see his sweet little face. Dr. Moreton said that he weighs about 11 oz. now. He is about the length of a banana.

Next we talked about the due date. Since I am OLD, he wants me to go before my due date. So I of course say, "how about a c-section?" He says, "That would be fine with me" YEAH!! That's how I want to do it. So we will probably schedule a c-section for a little before my due date. He said he could induce me but because of my size, there is a chance the baby may not fit through my pelvis really well and he also would not let me labor for too long. If I labor too long, he would do a c-section anyway. I guess I am delicate for my old age. C-section is fine with me. I am not too good with pain tolerance so the idea of laboring for hours and pushing and all that stuff does not appeal to me at all. I love to have the experience of being pregnant but not so thrilled about the experience of giving birth the normal way. Hopefully you all won't think I am a big sissy. But really I am. So that is the story.

I have scanned a really great picture but I'm not at my home computer right now so I will enclose it later on. Also, his name will be Ethan Robert Gelnar. We liked Ethan or at least I did. Dwaine would rather have Andrew but he is ok with Ethan too. His middle name is my dad's first name. We are using it in honor of my dad. I know that if he were here he would be so excited to have a grandson. He was great with little kids and they loved him too. Hopefully sometime soon after Ethan arrives, we will be making plans to get Ryleigh. I can't wait until they are together. Life is so exciting now!

Well, that is the whole story. I am looking forward to getting his room ready now. There is a lot of work to do between now and then!

Take care, everyone,


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The moment you've all been waiting for....

Well, we went to have the ultrasound today and.............

It is......



Pictures will follow at a later date! Soon - I just need to scan them.

Kelley & Dwaine