Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update

We have been in our new house 2 months now, and we love it! I had Jeremy take me around town today to some of the other areas we were considering before deciding on this house. It just confirmed how much we love this house and this neighborhood. We both feel so lucky to have made such a wise choice with really no help from anyone but my mommy and daddy of course =) Our realtor was absolutely no help, she acted like every house we were at was the best thing in this world. We were very lucky to pick such a great part of town.

Jeremy is officially working days, which is great! But.... he does work about 14 hour days. It is tough but atleast he gets quite a few days off. We are very thankful for his job and that he doesn't have to worry about pay decreases or being laid off. Not to mention the fact that we have yet to pay $1.00 for this pregnancy. In fact we did recieve a bill for $80.00 for the Gestational Diabetes test today, Jeremy called and it's already taken care of. He has also already confirmed that he is able to take paternity leave (10 days) when Jayden gets here.

Speaking of Jayden getting here, it is soooo soon! I am 35 weeks and 3 days today, making it only 4 1/2 more weeks at the most. Our doctor doesn't like to let you go past your due date because of the elevation. I have no idea what that has to do with anything but I don't care, at that point I will be just so excited to have an outside baby. At this point I am definately getting scared. I'm not scared to be a mom, I'm not worried for her health, but I'm not going to lie, I am terrified of giving birth! I know I can do it, but I also know it's going to hurt like hell and there is no way around that. Right now I am enjoying this time I get to spend with my daughter, getting to know her and bond with her while she kicks the crap out of me. Sometimes Jeremy and I just lay there with our hands on my belly trying to make out every kick and every push. Enjoying the last few weeks of just the three of us. It feels like our sweet little secret, instead of something the entire world can see.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

35/35

How far along? 35 Weeks, and 35 days to go.
Total weight gain/loss: 39 whopping pounds as of last week, but probably more by now.
Maternity clothes? yep, duh! I am running out of things that fit, but refuse to buy more since I'm almost done.
Sleep: Ha ha, what's that? Now I have a hard time getting back to sleep after getting up to pee, which is still around 5-6 times a night =(
Best moment this week: Getting in some baby and daddy time. He got to feel her moving for almost an hour!
Movement: I feel a lot of pushing and rolling, not a lot of kicks or punches.
Food cravings: same as pre-pregnancy, everything bad, esp. ice cream
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: I have been having some mild contractions, but nothing time-able.
Belly Button in or out? I think it's officially out.....although not enough to show through my shirts.
What I miss: sleeping all night, this will probably be my permanent answer...and a normal bladder, after reading pregnancy boards I realize I have it much worse than most pregnant women. These girls complain about having to get up twice a night.... I wish.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting my little one!!! I can't believe she's almost here!
Weekly Wisdom: I have no wisdom. I'm no expert
Milestones: All of her organs are complete and being finalized.

Monday, August 17, 2009

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: 39 whopping pounds! I am very ashamed to say.
Maternity clothes? yep, duh! I am running out of things that fit, but refuse to buy more since I'm almost done.
Sleep: Ha ha, what's that?
Best moment this week: Although it was painful she turned! No more breech baby!
Movement: I feel a lot of pushing and rolling, not a lot of kicks or punches.
Food cravings: same as pre-pregnancy, everything bad, esp. ice cream
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: None, thank goodness, it's not time yet!
Belly Button in or out? I think it's officially out.....although not enough to show through my shirts.
What I miss: sleeping all night, this will probably be my permanent answer...
What I am looking forward to: My future doctors appointments where we get down to business.
Weekly Wisdom: I have no wisdom. I'm no expert
Milestones: Her liver is done developing, and she's now finishing up development on her lungs.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Nursery Pictures!








Dear bladder

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot. Bladder, thanks for making me get up a total of 7 times last night to pee. Yeah...thanks for nothing!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

33 Weeks

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Not really sure, over 30 pounds as of my last appointment =/
Maternity clothes? yep, duh!
Sleep: Still tired, I don't think that will get better any time soon.It seems physically impossible to get a full pee in as often as I do.
Best moment this week: Pushing on my belly and feeling Jayden push back.
Movement: Much better. Although I do notice I only feel her up high or very low. I think the week i didn't feel her, she was in the middle kicking the placenta.
Food cravings: same as pre-pregnancy, everything bad, esp. ice cream
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: None, thank goodness, it's not time yet!
Belly Button in or out? Kinda both, if I'm full it sticks out a tiny bit, or when i cough.
What I miss: sleeping all night, this will probably be my permanent answer...
What I am looking forward to: My future doctors appointments where we get down to business.
Weekly Wisdom: Should have kept up on working out, it's too late now, and I'm struggling.
Milestones: Her skin turned from red to pink, she's almost done growing "up", now it's time to grow "out"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Join my pitty party, wont you?

Well i know it's normal to feel a little anxious towards the end...but...it's not the end yet. Tomorrow I will be 33 weeks, still leaving 7 more weeks till due date. I am officially uncomfortable. Today Jeremy and I went to see The Ugly Truth, yes I know I'm lucky he will watch these movies with me. Well just as I sat down Jayden decided to wedge her little arm or leg right under my ribs! stretching and walking around didn't help, so I had a hard time enjoying the movie. Yeah I know, waa waa that's life. I feel I have done pretty well this whole time, but now I would like to fast forward 7 weeks and get this little one out of me. Besides i want to meet her already! I'm ready to be able to pick up something off the floor again, and walk more than 20 minutes without a break. Oh and It will be nice to not have to pee atleast twice an hour.... Ok pitty party over. On a brighter note, we put the finishing touches on the nursery today and it's officially done!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My next purchase

I am so getting these!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Anterior Placenta

Well as some of you know, I went into the doctor last Monday for a NST (non-stress test)to check on Jayden. I had noticed pretty significant decreased movement starting Monday. The heartbeat was great so they sent me home. Well her movement didn't pick up for the rest of the week. I went and bought a dopler and checked her heartbeat throughout the week. It was always fine so I waited until my normal appointment today to address this with the doctor. At our 32 week appointment today I told the nurse I was concerned. The doctor hooked me to the machine for another NST, which was fine. After that she wanted to check the amount of fluid I had so we got another ultrasound!!! Have I mentioned I love this doctor. Well she was able to confirm that our little one is still a girl, she is breach =(, about 4 1/2 lbs already, and I have Anterior Placenta, I copied the definition below. It's no big deal, it just explains why I can't feel her sometimes. During the ultrasound she was moving around a lot, I just couldn't feel it. It also explains why it took me so long to start feeling her in the first place, and why the doctors used to have a hard time finding her heartbeat. Overall Jayden is very healthy, moving around plenty, and already 4 1/2 lbs! Right on target!

Anterior Placenta: It means your baby is taking a backseat to the placenta. The term "anterior placenta" refers to the location of the placenta within your uterus. Most of the time, a fertilized egg will situate itself in the posterior uterus — the part closest to your spine, which is where the placenta eventually develops, too. Sometimes, though, the egg implants on the opposite side of the uterus, closest to your abdomen. When the placenta develops, it grows on the front (or anterior) side of your uterus, with the baby behind it.

Does the location of your placenta make any difference? Not to your baby, who doesn't care which side of the uterus he or she is lying on, and it certainly makes no difference to him or her where the placenta lies. And what about to you — or your practitioner? You might be less able to feel your baby's early kicks and punches because the placenta will serve as a cushion between your baby and your tummy. For the same reason, your doctor or midwife may find it a bit harder to hear fetal heart sounds (and it could make amniocentesis slightly more challenging). These situations will resolve if the placenta moves into a more posterior position later on (as anterior placentas commonly do). But the good news here is that, despite those slight inconveniencies, an anterior placenta in and of itself poses no risk to your health.

32 Weeks

How far along? 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up about 3 lbs since my 30 week appointment, a pound and a half a week isn't that bad I guess.
Maternity clothes? yep.
Sleep: Still tired, I don't think that will get better any time soon.
Best moment this week: Getting to see our little sunshine, we had another ultrasound!
Movement: Went about Mon-Fri with hardly anything, picked up yesterday.... check for another post all about that.
Food cravings: same as pre-pregnancy, everything bad
Gender: Still GIRL, thank goodness or his favorite color would have been pink.
Labor Signs: None. BH contrax are starting to give me hell.
Belly Button in or out? In, but strongly threatening to come out
What I miss: sleeping all night, this will probably be my permanent answer...
What I am looking forward to: Getting this baby out of me, I think I'm over this whole pregnancy thing
Weekly Wisdom: If you are paranoid like me, buy a doppler, we got one at our local second hand kid store, best $15 I've spent!
Milestones: Jayden is 4 1/2 pounds and is about 19 inches!