Tuesday, September 30, 2008

September 30th - Test Results Update

I just got a call from the nurse - apparently my red blood cells are WAY low, so I will start a heavy dose of iron. I also failed my 1 hour, so now onto the 3 hour GTT. I go in next Wednesday at 8:00. I am really not looking forward to that trip to the lab. BLAH...

I am really not looking forward to the nasty orange drink again, but mostly to fasting for 12 hours.

September 30 Appointment Update...

Unless noted otherwise they are regular OB appointments.

May 12 - Meet with Nurse to go over family history
May 29 @ 8:45June 2 @ 2:30 - NT Scan
June 26 @ 11:15 - Updated - June 27 @ 8:45
July 24 @8:45
July 24 @ 10:00 - Complete OB ultrasound
August 26 @ 9:15
September 25 @ 8:45 - Glucose Screening
---> October 8 @ 8:00 - 3 Hour GTT Screening <---
October 14 @ 9:30
November 4 @ 8:45
November 20 @ 9:15

I think that brings us up to date on the rest of our appointments...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Just some fun things...

Dates and numbers:
There are 76 days until your due date on December 15, 2008.
You are 204 days pregnant.
You are 6.7 months pregnant.
You are in your 7th month of pregnancy.
Your 3rd trimester: September 22, 2008 to December 15, 2008. (28 - 40 weeks)

I am super excited about the ideas Krystin, Nicole and Beth have come up with for the shower. Our shower is scheduled for October 26.

We will be scheduling our classes tomorrow. We are taking - The Birth of Your Baby and Caring for Your Newborn. The birth class is a full 8 hours on a Saturday. Really we are only taking the class for the hospital tour and so Brian can understand the progression of birth. I could go into the "different" beliefs I have on childbirth, but will keep that for another post. I am doing a home study course on Hypnobirthing and LOVE it!! We are looking forward to Caring for Your Baby just for the simple ideas behind it.

We have our professional pregnancy pictures scheduled for November 9th, and I am super excited about those. We haven't seen Tara in what seems to be ages, and we are super excited about getting together with her and hopefully Derrick. Not only do we love them, but they seem to capture us as well us. If you haven't seen her work - www.taralokey.com . The only thing that is pressing for pictures will be to have TweedleBug's room complete.

Our bedding is scheduled to ship on October 10th and I am SUPER pumped to see it!!!

There are a few more things that I want to research before time gets away from us, but things are coming along nicely now.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to the 3rd Trimester!!!

Woohoo - we are in the home stretch. Literally - stretch. At my doctor's appointment Thursday she seemed very pleased with everything going on. In fact Dr. Huff was pleased that I was still smiling even though everything right now is difficult. I told her if I couldn't smile through it and joke then it would only be that much worse. Right now I get about an hour and a half of sleep before waking up to either go to the bathroom, or need to move around and adjust ALL the pillows that I sleep with. Sometimes it seems that I readjust more than I actually sleep.

Not much is new since my last post so I am thinking this will be pretty short and sweet...

Brian and I do "kick counts" every night, and we really enjoy seeing when TweedleBug will be the most active. Her kicks, punches and who knows what else are very strong now. I did have to ask Dr. Huff about the horrible pelvic pain I have been having and she described it as the "ice pick" pain, and that is EXACTLY what it feels like. At night I do normally have about 2-3 contractions an hour for a couple of hours, but Dr. Huff doesn't seem worried about those at this point because they do go away after a while. She did kind of tell me that I need to lighten up on my schedule some or the risks of a premature baby are significantly higher.

I think that is about it... My next appointment will start the 3 week appointment.

Just some things to think about -
A baby is considered full term at 37 weeks.
If Dr. Huff only lets us go to term TweedleBug will arrive in about 9 weeks!!! Insert crazy busy smilies here!!!

Appointment Updates

Unless noted otherwise they are regular OB appointments.

May 12 - Meet with Nurse to go over family history
May 29 @ 8:45June 2 @ 2:30 - NT Scan
June 26 @ 11:15 - Updated - June 27 @ 8:45
July 24 @8:45
July 24 @ 10:00 - Complete OB ultrasound
August 26 @ 9:15
September 25 @ 8:45 - Glucose Screening
October 14 @ 9:30
November 4 @ 8:45
November 20 @ 9:15

I think that brings us up to date on the rest of our appointments...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pregnancy Progression Pictures

I haven't been very good with consistently taking pictures, but you can see some progression in these. Please excuse some of the green looks - remember it has been rough at times!! :) I will update some more when I upload them!

Week 5

Week 9

Week 13

Week 14

Week 17

Also, week 17

Week 18

Week 20 (1/2 way mark)

Week 23 (Wriglee wanted to be in the picture)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Profile Picture

Here is our little photogenic girl... (taken on Friday when she was finally snoozing!)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We're Having a What?!?

Oh yes, a baby. Our house (or at least one room) is starting to look like we are having a baby. TweedleBug's room is actually kind of looking like a little human could live in there soon - and we are getting excited.

So, let's see what all comes with a baby?

A crib (remember I said it is STARTING to look like a baby could live in our house) -

A place to store a little girl's wardrobe -

And of course bedding for a princess (well at least the fabrics) -

We registered at Babies R' Us, registry number 77594341, and we plan to register at Target for the essential items.

On top of getting TweedleBug's room ready for her we are also preparing the rest of our house for a baby's arrival. No we aren't baby proofing yet, but we are getting everything else organized. Brian and I are hoping if things are organized before she gets here they will stay organized (or at least take less time to put up if things have a definite place). So, in getting organized that also means a lot of purging. I think we probably have enough stuff to take 3 truck loads to Good Will. I have cleaned out my closet anticipating never wearing a size 0 ever again. (Let's be honest - I haven't worn a 0 for a few years!)

So that's the update on preparing our house for a baby...

TweedleBug's Stats (26 Weeks) -
There are 93 days until your due date on December 16, 2008.
You are 187 days pregnant.
You are 6.1 months pregnant.
You are in your 7th month of pregnancy.
Your 2nd trimester: June 11, 2008 to September 23, 2008. (13 - 27 weeks)
Your 3rd trimester: September 24, 2008 to December 16, 2008. (28 - 40 weeks)

She is about 9.3 inches long from crown to rump, or about 12" long and she weighs about 2 pounds. This week the air sacs in her lungs are developing, and TweedleBug will begin to open her eyes. (Yes, we will have fun with a flashlight!)

TweedleBug is a mover and shaker. She is laying with her head on my right side down low, and you can see her movements most of the time now. I think she likes to sleep with her hands up by her head, and continually stretches out. Brian tends to get upset with me for poking back at her when you can see some sort of body part pushing in my midsection.

My stats -
I can still wear a lot of my non-maternity clothes, but prefer the elastic waist pants that get to come along with being pregnant. Nausea wise - it seems that over the past week things have been a bit worse, but nothing that is unbearable. I try to snack a lot, and really try to do my best to drink plenty of water. I am sure I could always drink more water though. Of course I could go on and explain everything that is normal for pregnancy aches and pains (i.e. backache, visiting the bathroom all the time), but I think I will spare those details.

I did get to visit Labor and Delivery yesterday (again), but not for dehydration. I was having some cramping/contracting yesterday and just to be safe Dr. Huff had me go in for monitoring. 5 hours later and plenty of monitoring I got to come home. Not by choice I got to see TweedleBug again, and of course she was just as photogenic as normal. Maybe I am biased, but she has a beautiful profile. Dr. Huff ordered an ultrasound just to double check my cervix. It was fine according to the u/s tech and the nurse let me come home with instructions to drink plenty of fluids and take it easy. I was glad they were proactive and even more so that something wasn't horribly wrong.

Just because it seems that my blogs could be perceived as negative and I don't want that here are some very cool things about my pregnancy:
- I really have enjoyed being pregnant
- I am enjoying getting to know my little girl in a way no one else will EVER get to experience
- I will be able to recognize the things she does after being born that no one else will "get"
- I know what kind of noises she likes and what makes her timid
- I know when she is awake, when she is sleeping, and when she doesn't like something going on
- I will be very sad when I am not pregnant any more, but oh so happy to meet my little mini
- I love the ultrasound tech that has done most of my ultrasounds, and she loves our little photogenic baby girl. They have gotten 3d machines and Sarah told me to request her when we have to go back in October and she will "play" for us! It is amazing that some people will go above and beyond. (She is the same tech who had to be called in for us to know JuneBug was gone.)
- I love to watch Brian's face when she does crazy things and responds to him.

So, we will be meeting this little miracle sooner than later. We are in the double digits for our true due date, but I believe we will be meeting her before her due date!