Wednesday, October 22, 2014

30 Week Update!

Here's the weekly update! 

How far along:  30 weeks.

Due Date: December 31st, but he will come when he is darn good and ready.

How Big is Baby? According to the Bump, Beanie is the size of a cucumber. 

 

or this big....




Total weight gain? Well according to the doctor's scale last week weight was essentially the same. This mornings weight was up about 2 pounds from that weight. Who knows. Every scale is different, So I guess we will continue to go by what the doctors office says. 

Maternity clothes? Yep, Those, yoga pants and tee shirts, and scrubs are what I live in. 

Stretch marks? Yep, but who cares! He is growing and I'm good with that. 

Sleep: What sleep? :)  When I do sleep I wake up and have to move positions which is getting harder and harder. I think he is having a growth spurt and that's making me sore. 

Best moment this week:  Last Saturday we went to Miracles in Motion and had a 4D Ultrasound done. They have a viewing room so my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and my grandmother were able to come and see the little man. It was so neat to be able to see his chubby cheeks and watch him move. He was all tucked in on my left side with his head down. Halfway through I drank some orange juice to see if we could get him to move some more. Well all he did was put his feet above his head.  We got a disk with all of the pictures on it and a DVD of the session. Here are some pictures from the session. Sorry they are so blurry, they are pictures of pictures.



Miss anything? Sleep and Energy. 

Movement: All the time. He tends to take a nap in the afternoon, exactly when I would like to take one. He's most active right after dinner. 

Food cravings: Not really. Just enjoying the fact that I've been able to eat :)

Anything making you queasy or sick? Well, I was extremely queasy when I had to do my 3 hour glucose tolerance test yesterday. More on that later. 

Gender: BOY!

Labor signs: None. 

Symptoms: 
  • A bump :)
  • Sore breasts: they are bigger and sometimes hurt to touch
  • Exhausted: I want to sleep all the time
  • Back pain/round ligament pain: I feel it most when I get up too fast. 
  • Sciatic pain
  • Braxton Hicks contractions mainly when I am at work or doing too much. 
Belly Button in or out? In, but flattening out.

Wedding rings on or off? On when I remember to put it on, It's still pretty loose.

Looking forward to: My Chiropractor appointment on Monday. I can tell I am getting pretty tight and out of wack lately

My shoulder is getting better. I've been going to physical therapy two times a week and actually doing my exercises at home. I have an appointment next week for a checkup and hopefully I will be discharged from physical therapy.

The newest ailment is not as much fun. I mentioned that I had to have my glucose tolerance test last week. Well, I failed the first one. The 1 hour glucose is supposed to be less than 140. Mine was 191. This meant that I had to have a 3 hour test. I did my 3 hour test yesterday. To fail this test two of the values (out of the 4) have to be above the levels that they want. Well I nailed that one. My fasting level and the 3 hour level were ok, but not the 1 hour and the 2 hour. So this means that I am now a gestational diabetic. I get to go to the diabetes treatment center to get education on what I should and shouldn't be eating. I also get to start going to an endocrinologist so that they can follow my blood sugars. I have to keep my blood sugars under control or they will affect beanie. There are so many things that could happen that I am not going there unless they happen. Overall, this pregnancy has been wonderful and I wouldn't change anything for the world!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Third Trimester... YEAH!

Here's the weekly update! 

How far along:  28 weeks!  We are officially into the 3rd trimester. I can't believe it. I am so grateful that I've been able to experience all of this so far. Only 12 weeks to go!

Due Date: December 31st

How Big is Baby? According to the Bump, Beanie is the size of an eggplant! 

 

or this big....


Total weight gain? I got on our home scale this morning and entered it into an app that I have that keeps track of my weight from the beginning and according to it, I have lost another almost 2 pounds in the last month. We have a doctor's appointment next Tuesday so we will see what their scale says. 

Maternity clothes? Absolutely. We attended a function last night and I had to go and buy some more clothes. What girl doesn't like that?! 

Stretch marks? Yep, but who cares! He is growing and I'm good with that. 

Sleep: I could sleep all the time. When I do get sleep its in spurts. I have had the last 3 days off and have enjoyed getting to sleep in. 

Best moment this week:  Like I said, we attended a function last night. It was for the March of Dimes, a wonderful group who raises money to help prevent prematurity. The event we went to was called the Signature Chef's Auction. It was so much fun!  There was great food, a silent auction, and a live auction. There were so many neat things to bid on. We bid on three things and actually won one!  It was the one we really wanted. We couldn't believe it. 



It's a Peg Perego GT 3 for two stroller. It comes with a rain cover and a warm cover. I can also attach any car seat to it. I'm hoping it will inspire me to take Beanie for many walks when he's born! We were so happy to put money toward such a good cause.

Miss anything? Sleep and Energy. 

Movement: All the time. I love the times when I get a kick and a punch. I know he needs to sleep too, but I get anxious when hes quiet for a period of time. 

Food cravings: Not really. Just enjoying the fact that I've been able to eat :)

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope, I was a little queasy last night when we inadvertently turned to heat on too high in the car. 

Gender: BOY!

Labor signs: None. 

Symptoms: 
  • A bump :)
  • Sore breasts: they are bigger and sometimes hurt to touch
  • Exhausted: I want to sleep all the time
  • Back pain/round ligament pain: I feel it most when I get up too fast. 
  • Sciatic pain
  • Braxton Hicks contractions mainly when I am at work or doing too much. 
Belly Button in or out? In, but flattening out.

Wedding rings on or off? On when I remember to put it on, It's still pretty loose.

Looking forward to: Next week for our next OB appointment. I have to do my 28 week labs on Tuesday, also known as the lovely glucose tolerance test. Here's praying I pass! Another thing I'm looking forward to is the delivery of our new washer and dryer tomorrow morning. The ones that we have are approximately 14 years old. It's amazing they lasted this long! 

On another note, I mentioned last week that I was going to physical therapy for my shoulder. Well I went last Friday and sure enough, they are pretty sure it's my rotator cuff and that I probably have some micro-tears. They are hoping that with just the therapy I will get relief and we won't have to go any further. They gave me some medicine through a patch to help with inflammation and I've started to do some exercises. I went again today and got a few more exercises and did some stretching while I was there. I haven't had anymore pain and that's a good thing.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

27 Week Update

Here's the weekly update! I figured that I would wait a couple of weeks since not much is changing right now. Didn't want to bore anyone. :)

How far along:  27 weeks! 

Due Date: December 31st

How Big is Baby? According to the Bump, Beanie is the size of a Rutabaga! 


Total weight gain? Went to our family doctor yesterday to have him look at my shoulder and I was up about 1 1/2 pounds from the last time I was weighed. 

Maternity clothes? All the time now. 

Stretch marks? Yep, but who cares! He is growing and I'm good with that. 

Sleep: I am exhausted. I don't sleep well at night due to the fact that beanie likes to make me pee all the time. When I'm not working I usually take a nap in the middle of the afternoon. 

Best moment this week:  I absolutely love getting to feel the little one moving around inside of me! I will never get tired of that!

Miss anything? Sleep and Energy. 

Movement: Yes and Yes!!!  Beanie moves a lot especially after I eat. He really likes evening too. 

Food cravings: Just the water. I've been eating a lot of string cheese here lately too. 

Anything making you queasy or sick? No food, but sometimes when Beanie really gets moving I get queasy.

Gender: BOY!

Labor signs: None. 

Symptoms: 
  • A bump :)
  • Sore breasts: they are bigger and sometimes hurt to touch
  • Exhausted: I want to sleep all the time
  • Back pain/round ligament pain: I feel it most when I get up too fast. 
  • Sciatic pain
  • Braxton Hicks contractions mainly when I am at work or doing too much. 
Belly Button in or out? In, but flattening out.

Wedding rings on or off? On when I remember to put it on, It's still pretty loose.

Looking forward to: Going to physical therapy on Friday for my shoulder and seeing if they can get rid of the pain that I've been having. Last week was really bad with shooting pain. Hopefully this will help or I think I'm looking at having to go to an orthopedic doctor later. Yuck!