Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
WOW..11th appt already. I feel like we've been living at the Dr's office! Everything went well. My gestational diabetes is under control. Baby is still growing a tad bit ahead of schedule and my weight has been slowly creeping up. I gained another 1/2 lb. It seems like it's been about a half a pound a week! Baby M decided to kick and move while the Dr was checking its heartbeat. Going from side to side on my stomach. It's kinda funny and scary at the same time whenever he/she does that. Suddenly my stomach will be uneven.
Dr. Phillips was impressed at the fact that I've done so well. I think I've done ok, but believe me...I have many aches and pains that I felt I couldn't handle. He assured me the Braxton Hicks contractions would be coming more frequently. He's happy I didn't swell in the hands or feet. He says I'm still considered "high risk" because of my blood pressure...but I've been a good high risk pregnant lady cause my blood pressure has been under control. YAY!
He also told us that he suggested to Kevin to start his leave anywhere between Feb 21st and Feb 27th to be safe. He said if it happens sooner, then it happens sooner. Oh my gosh..that was a reality check huh? The baby's position hasn't completely dropped.....but is lower than before. So Dr. Phillips said the baby is on its way down. He also measured and said he feels like the baby is still growing a little bit ahead of schedule. Our last ultrasound on Feb. 7th will confirm everything. *WHEW*
Thursday, January 26, 2006
The good thing is I've been able to update the website more often, finish the pregnancy journey scrapbook I started and start the baby scrapbook. The few things I know I won't have much time for after Baby M arrives.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
Kevin made a comment the other day and said, "Wow....5 weeks or less and we'll have a baby!" It's amazing just thinking about it!! We're scared, nervous and excited.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
We started off the morning with our monthly ultrasound. Bright and early, we went to the imaging center to get Baby's 32 week ultrasound. After 52 pictures and images of the Baby, we got to peek around at several closeup images of Baby M's face. Baby was bashful at times and decided to cover its face w/its feet and arms. The technician says I'm now measuring at 33 1/2 weeks rather than 32 weeks. And baby is weighing 4lbs 10oz. I'm predicting a February Baby!!!
Monday, January 9, 2006
Another Dr. appt with Dr. Phillips. I went for my routine check up. Measurements, weight, questions..etc. Everything was fine. I've gained another l lb and 1/2 an inch in my waist! YAY! Baby's heartbeat and measurements were great. With about 7 more weeks of the pregnancy to go I will have to start seeing my Dr every week. They will do stress tests on the baby and do some monitoring. Other than that, my blood pressure is great and the only concern is monitoring my blood sugar levels.
We're almost to the end!!!
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Lastnight was our first night of our "childbirth preparation class". This is no longer called, "Lamaze class". It was an interesting 2 hours. There were at least 15 other couples all within 29 wks - 37 wks. We did everything from watching a birth movie, practiced breathing exercises, talked about what changes our bodies are going through...etc. Kevin (along with the other men in the class) didn't seem to take the childbirth movie too well. I agree it was pretty gruesome seeing it. I guess that's the good thing with women is they're doing it, not seeing it. 3 more weeks of this class...hopefully Kevin will be a bit more relaxed about labor and delivery by the time our baby comes!
Monday, January 2, 2006
Thanks to Nick and Noemi for putting up with us for the weekend!