Friday, December 24, 2010
Here are the stats from our latest doctor's appt:
Weight gain - up to 18 lbs now!
Blood pressure - great
Heart rate - 140's
Fundal measurement - now it's 38-39 cm. So much for things slowing down since the last measurement. When my mouth dropped open he felt around and said it's not extra fluid, just a big ol' boy!
We have an ultrasound on the 4th to check sizing and then see the doc right after to discuss the findings and what our plans will be.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Oh my goodness, this week has just gotten away from me! Last week of school before Christmas break, expecting our first big winter storm that didn't come when we thought, work, Christmas prep, all on top of being 8 1/2 months pregnant! Craziness.
Our storm that we expected to wake up to Thursday morning ended up coming in around noon on Friday. The boys had a half day on Friday so I just decided to take the day off and work on Saturday. This was a blessing because I had a few hours at home alone to wrap gifts, work on our never ending laundry piles, pay bills and handle email situations. Thought I would get this post done also but I'm doing it now from work on a Saturday, see?
My maternity photo shoot went really well Tuesday! Well, until the very end of it I guess. The "fainting bug" almost got me again! After about an hour and twenty minutes of being on my feet and taking directions for poses I had to ask for a break because I was about to faint. I felt it coming for a good 5 minutes or so but could not get the words out. It's weird because I can hear myself telling myself to sit down but I don't know if I'm embarrassed or if really I can't say it. Anyway, the photographer was great and Josh was even greater. He got me seated and ran off to a gas station to grab some water and a candy bar. A few minutes later I was fine although I was a little nauseous and after looking at what we had taken on her camera we decided we were basically done anyway. Then the reality that I'm sitting on a stool naked with a gold wrap around my waist hits me!!!! It makes me laugh even now.
Josh thinks the pictures will be beautiful and from what I saw on her camera I agree. He's now talking about putting one or two on the wall, it's not what I had in mind I promise! We get to choose the ones we want on the 6th of Jan. I think I'll go back to have his first pictures taken there even though it's really expensive. Her newborn shots are awesome! Oh, and our poses were Josh and I together, my bare belly with our hands on the sides, us with a bare belly and the ultrasound picture held in front of my belly, me wrapped in the gold material and it flowing out behind me, then I'm wrapped in a gold material around my waist and my arms are covering up top. I'll share them once I can!
These aren't the best quality pictures but when I saw myself I laughed. Is that a basketball under my sweatshirt?
Friday, December 10, 2010
Blood pressure - 112/60 a little higher but still normal!
Weight - up to 15 lbs now.
Fundus Height - He said I was measuring at 36!!!! No joke, I'm 32 weeks measuring 36. My doctor's exact words, "you've exploded!" Not something an 8 month pregnant woman wants to hear.
I'm not stressing anymore about it though. I have another appt in two weeks and I hope to not see that much of a difference in the measurement, maybe it'll even out? We have an ultrasound scheduled after New Year's to check the baby's size and I guess I'll find out then what he suggests to do if anything at all.
It has really given me some incentive to get things ready for the baby around the house though. I'm washing everything, starting to get things out of boxes and put up. I may not really have 50 days left before he's here!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Almost time to open the gifts! See my belly?
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Preparing our plates. I was a very proud chef! Not much of a photographer for the big day though. I was busy hostessing as we also had our friends The Thompson's over. Their dad had just returned from Afghanistan the day before so it was definitely a day of thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Heartrate - 143 and he was moving all around
Blood pressure - 92/60 a surprise again! I've had a lot going on to get ready for Thanksgiving and yesterday was a rough day for me.
Weight - 0 gain since two weeks ago. Holding steady at 13 pounds. (The boys and I were going through their baby books and I wrote that I gained 18 pounds with Aidan.)
We chatted a little about Meralgia Paresthetica which is something that I have noticed for the past two weeks. It's basically a nerve that is compressed around my pelvis or spine from the weight of the pregnancy or sometimes the baby's position that causes tingling in my left thigh and sometime the lower leg aches. It's not too bad right now though and once I deliver it should be resolved.
Also chatted about my prolapsed bladder and the discomfort that I had all day yesterday. If that continues or increases in frequencies they might be able to put in a pessary (supportive device)but I have to chat with the doctor about it.
Other than that, all is well! The Brown family will all be here in Colorado tonight so lots to do! I'll update with pics after the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Game time, everyone's jotting down their answers. Left to right: Lisa, Bendu, Sharon, Shelly, Tasha. Not pictured: Karol, Cathy, Josh and me! We had a lot of fun!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Aidan's pumpkin! He drew his design on by hand and did a great job!