Wednesday, June 30, 2010

28 weeks!

Well, actually tomorrow I'll be 28 weeks, but I had my appointment today. And YAY! Everything looks great! Baby boy is growing, and I gained 7 pounds since last visit (4 weeks ago) for a grand total of......... 23 pounds gained. Holy moly. I freaked just a little bit. The doctor said she wasn't concerned, and she was actually happy with my weight (I started the pregnancy at 115), so..... I'll try to chill :)

We had the 4D pictures taken too. Amazing. What a miracle from God. There are truly no words.
Our little man was sleeping, but then decided to put his foot up by his head... it looked like he was poking himself in the eye with his toes! haha He gave us a big yawn too. What a sweet boy! Oh and the funnest thing: the ultrasound tech said she wanted to give us a good 4D shot of his "boy parts". But he wasn't cooperating so she couldn't get a good picture, BUT she did see his hand. Then she yelled, "He's holding his junk!" hahahaha I about died! First of all "his junk" haha, this lady had to be in her 50's, it shocked me that those were her words! Second, what a BOY! haha

Anyway, I am getting over a cold (hopefully) so I have been taking it easy the past few days. I am just so relieved to get a good report, and be in THIRD trimester! Wow!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


(first of all - everything is fine!!)

So the nurse called back...
Here is our conversation:
Nurse: "well I spoke with the doctor and she wants you to just head on over to Labor & Delivery"
Me: "seriously?! um... why... really..."
Nurse: "this is normal procedure since you are so far along"
Me: "okay... I don't even know where to go..."
Nurse: "it's okay, this is normal. Just go to blah blah blah..."

Yes, that's right. I went to the hospital to L & D. I called the Mr. to meet me there AFTER I reassured him that this was "normal". I was really nervous though.

They took me to a delivery room (which was super nice, by the way!) and hooked up our little man to the Doppler, and monitored me to make sure I wasn't having contractions. (which I wasn't). I was there for around 45 min I think. Then they checked my cervix just to make sure I wasn't dilated. And then I was okay to go.

She said it sounds like round ligament pain. Since I wasn't dilated, wasn't having contractions, and the pain wasn't constant or accompanied by any other symptoms... it seems my belly/uterus is just stretching.

Thank you God that everything is still looking right! Though that made me nervous to be walking into the hospital... 3 more months to go!


No, let's make that exhausted!

Yesterday it hit me - I had been going and going for over a week... and I was just worn out! I got home from work and laid on the couch. Then decided I better shower or else I won't have the energy! After I got out, I started having some lower abdomen cramps. Nothing too bad, but still... they were there. I was also really shaky. Does anyone else get this? I get it mainly when I need to eat...

Anyway, I ate dinner and then we and laid back on the couch. Still having off and on cramps. But my boy was kicking like crazy, so that reassured me that he is still doing well in there! At about 8 (yes, eight p.m.) I went to bed. I am telling you I was exhausted!

This morning, I figured I would feel better... but I am still so tired! Maybe I got too much sleep... maybe it's just because I am pregnant. I still was having some cramps so I made the decision to call the doctor. Rather be safe than sorry, right.

Of course, now I am not having cramps anymore... but I am still so tired! I would just feel better having my doctor say, it's nothing to worry about! Little man is still kicking me, so that's good :) (this is about to be tmi! just to warn you) I also have been having more discharge than normal. It isn't a crazy amount, but anytime there is anything a little different, I feel the need to question it!

So, I'm just waiting on the return call from the nurse now.

Oh- and I got a pediatrician set up! They called this morning to confirm that the Dr I wanted will accept our boy! Yay! Cross that off the list!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The weekend

My parents came to visit this weekend! It was sooo good to see them! I hadn't seen them since March - when I was about 14 weeks pregnant. Even though I felt like I had a baby bump at the time... looking back I wasn't showing hardly at all! So, now they got to actually see me with a big bump! (I'm sure when I'm 36 weeks, this bump will look small - but for now, it is big to me!

It was so nice to have them here! My mom couldn't keep her hands off my belly!
**I know some people are sensitive about their belly being touched - I don't mind the Mr., my mom and close friends, but strangers - back off!**
Our sweet boy gave them quite the show last night! He must have known it was their last night with us because he was moving and kicking all over!

We got our crib too! My dad and hubby set that up Saturday. Now I have no clue how I want to arrange the room! I wish I had a sliver of interior designer in me... but alas, I do not. I thought I had a plan with how I wanted the crib and dressers, but the crib ended up being bigger than I was remembering, so now, I am clueless. BUT the crib looks GREAT! And how surreal to have a crib in our house!

Mom and I went to look around for stuff for the nursery, but came back empty handed. My bedding is green, blue and white. My idea was to get some of those whicker (sp?) baskets for the laundry, and to put on the changing table (to hold stuff), and maybe to put somewhere else around the room. Just to give another color... but I couldn't find what I had in mind. I wish I could just find a room that I love online, and then copy it! :)

All in all, it was a great weekend! I am definitely in the mood to get this nursery more complete though!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


So, I am seriously considering cloth diapering.

I have been thinking about it for a while, but just recently started researching it. And honestly, it doesn't seem like it would be too bad. I have a girlfriend here that uses Bum Genius All in One's and loves them. After talking with her and then researching it, I figured I would go with those. Then I talked to another girlfriend from back home (8 hours away, so sad.) and she uses Flips All in one System. So I started researching those, and they seem like a better fit for me. I like the idea of having to just change the inserts versus having to change the entire diaper each time.

Do any of you have any input on cloth?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Double Digits!

WOW! I have 99 days to go until my due date! What a blessing that we have gotten here! I am truly thankful! And even more thankful that it has been a pretty uneventful pregnancy.

The baby is moving all the time! Which I love! I haven't had any major side effects. Except leg cramps, which turns into throbbing! Last night my leg was hurting and I thought I could sleep it off, but this morning it was hurting just as bad. Oh well :) I think I can deal with that!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My hubby

So Father's Day is coming up... I really want to get the Mr. something. He did such a good job and got me earrings for Mother's Day. When I google "gifts for expectant fathers" the things that come up are: books, shirts, and baby carriers. Oh and a diaper bag for guys. um... no.

I did get him a book. I don't remember the name of it, but it is about parenting - but it is humorous. And it was like $10. The Mr. doesn't like to wear shirts that have writing on the front, and (no offense anyone!) but some of the parent shirts are cheesy. We already have a baby carrier (actually two that were given to us). And a diaper bag - he wouldn't like that. What in the world should I get him?

I thought about maybe getting him a toy or something that he can play with our son after he is born. hmm... just thought I'd see if anyone else had any ideas... I'm running out of time!

Friday, June 11, 2010


So, my job is really inconviencing me...
does anyone else have this problem?
I really feel like I have so many other things I NEED (okay... maybe it's more of a want than a need) to be doing. I am really not happy with my job right now anyway, and that makes it soooo much harder to be motivated! While I'm here I think of all the stuff that I could be doing if I wasn't here. But then when I get off, I wonder around lost because I can't figure out what I really need to do.

I sound like a crazy person, right?! :) I really want to finish the nursery, but I should wait until the showers to see what I get first. In my mind, the Mr. and I have budgeted for everything we need, so I really could just go out and get it... but I'm trying to be patient!

My boss keeps asking me if I have inquired about short-term disablity. I have no idea why she is so obsessed with me finding out about this. Where I work is small (only 8 employees) and I don't know recently of anyone having to take maternity leave or anything, so maybe she is just curious. She also crosses lines... (this may turn into a vent, I apoligize in advance!) when I first told her I was pregnant she asked, "so what do you think you'll do? Do you think you'll come back?" Is that even a legal question to ask??? I anticipate her pulling me in her office when the time gets closer and asking me again what I am doing. I really don't know. If I left, how do I go about that?? Anyone have experience? I figured it would just be not coming back from maternity leave...

Anyway, I guess I should get motivated and get some work done! Just needed to get that off my mind!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pray like you mean it!

A few weeks ago in Sunday school we were going over that movie Fireproof. (If you haven't seen it - it is a really good movie!) There was a scene where the coach was talking to another older man, and the coach was really frustrated. The older man asked him, "When you pray, do you prepare to have that prayer answered?"

So many times I feel like I do pray and I ask for things but in the back of my mind I really don't think they will happen, or that I will get what I prayed for. The same goes for the saying "Be careful what you wish for..."

When the Mr. and I were dealing with infertility we started praying like we meant it - meaning we would pray for a baby and then expect to get one. When I first found out we were pregnant, the fears of something bad happening could have easily taken over my mind - but instead I prayed that this baby would be safe, healthy and make it to full term and then I went on KNOWING that he would.

Sometimes it is so hard to do this... but our God can do ANYTHING. He has proved that He makes miracles happen!

Monday, June 7, 2010



Woo Hoo! I don't have gestational diabetes! I actually had really good numbers. Weird.
The nurse that called said that I should still try to eat healthy (duh!) so I will try, but at least I don't feel the pressure anymore :)

Thanks for the prayers!

Done with the test.

Well I went ahead and got the 3 hour test over with on Saturday morning. The Mr. was so super sweet. He insisted that he go with me ("I want to be there through everything" he said. aww) He had the bright idea of bringing our laptop, earphones, and a movie. So in between getting stuck, we watched Sherlock Holmes. It REALLY helped pass the time! And the drink this go around was way worse! But at least I'm done. Now I'm just waiting to hear the results...
Say a quick prayer! Thanks :)

I guess I really didn't go into much else of my appointment last week. I was just so bummed (and surprised) at the glucose test. My belly was measuring 24 1/2 inches (I was exactly 24 weeks), I have gained 16 pounds... they said that was good. Kinda freaks me out though. And to think I haven't even gained the bulk of it! It's okay though, as long as the baby is healthy and happy! The heartrate was 160, the nurse said he was moving around a lot and that can increase the heartrate. Oh, and next visit we are doing the 4D pictures!! I can't wait! I know some people don't like to see their baby until he/she is born, but I don't care!!! I am sooo excited! It will be on the 30th.

I tend to stress when things aren't going according to my plan (yeah, I know I can hear God laughing too... "my" plan, riiight). So when the dr. said I may have gestational diabetes, I kinda freaked. I went straight to the store to look for "good" foods. I honestly have no idea what I would even have to change, I just knew that I would need to stay away from sugars and sat. fats. So... among other things, I found Triskets. I have had them before, but the rosemary/olive oil... wow! SOOO good! I seriously am almost done with the first box!

So, now I just wait... hopefully they will call with my results soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dangit PCOS!!!

I failed my glucose test.
I am good on iron, but my sugar level was supposed to be under 140, and mine was 187. So.... now I have to go in for a 3 hour test. My doctor was telling me how unusual it was since I am lean and gaining the appropriate amount of weight. I said, could it be the PCOS? She said, yep that's exactly what it is.

How annoying! I really don't feel like I eat bad either! I haven't used the pregnancy to get away with eating bad. Although I do love my carbs (hello bread, I love you) Now I am going to research ways of eating better I guess.

I just really want to pass this test! I can't imagine having to prick my finger 4 times a day and see a dietitian. But, whatever it takes to bring our healthy boy into this world, I'll do it!

Dangit PCOS! I wish you would leave me alone!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Doctor tomorrow

So I go in for my scheduled appointment tomorrow! Yay! I will be 24 weeks! Yay! And they have me doing the glucose test. Is that weird to be doing it this early? When I was there last (4 weeks ago) I didn't even question it, but now I've noticed that everyone else gets the test done at 28 weeks.

Wonder if it's because I have PCOS, and I know gestational diabetes can be associated with that. Or maybe it's just the way my doctor does it. Who knows. Guess I'll find out tomorrow! I just hope that it isn't too early... as in I would have to do it again!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Weekend

The Mr and I had a wonderful get away!! It was so nice just getting out of town. Nothing fancy. Just the two of us (and our dog). We didn't even have a budget (which is a BIG deal for me!) We just went and enjoyed being away. It was perfect!

At dinner one night we got to talking about how important it is that after the baby gets here, we still make each other a priority. Date nights, etc. I must admit that when we got our dog (almost 5 years ago) she became number one. I LOVE that dog! But it took the Mr. to point out how much attention she was getting versus him for me to realize it. I can only imagine how much worse I will be with our sweet baby! I am glad that we are talking about this now. I told him, that it will take a while to establish some sort of schedule before we will be able to just go out. I think it is really hitting him how this is LIFE CHANGING! (In a good way!)

We were only about 2 hours away, so we managed to be back at home by around 10 yesterday morning. We went and picked out paint colors and the Mr. spent ALL afternoon/evening painting the baby's room! It looks SOO good! It is definitely brighter than what I had pictured in my head, but I love it! It will look so fresh next to the white furniture! And the blue accents!
Yay! Can't wait to get home and pull off all the tape! :)