Saturday, December 11, 2010

One Year Ago...

We had our transfer that brought us our beautiful daughter.
I'm sorry for not updating but I got lazy and then busy w/ my
darling daughter.
Birth Story
DD was breach at our 38 week appointment and I wasn't a good
candidate for a version so a c-section was scheduled.
We get to the hospital at 5 am on delivery day and baby
had flipped head down. I'm 2 cm and having a few contractions
So an induction is started. Things go smoothly except for a few
decels on the fetal monitor and by early afternoon I'm 10 cm and
ready to go. Unfortunately sweetpea does not handle pushing
well and gets stuck.
We're taken for a c-section and our beautiful baby girl is born.
It was an amazing day. She is the light of my life and I
Couldn't be happier!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

30 weeks! Frustration and a little vent

I had my 30 wk appt and it went really well. Baby and I are doing great and right on track. I go back in 2 weeks and the only kinda bad thing is he strongly recommends/prefers continuous fetal monitoring which I wanted to avoid but I'll trust his judgment and go w/ it. He also said to bring in my birth plan and we'd discuss it so we're on the same page.

Since I want to go med free there are some things I'd prefer that should make it easier, at least based on what I've learned/read. Of course the only thing that matters is the baby is born safe and healthy. Once I've hashed it out I'll post my final birth plan and any changes the Dr. recommends.

My frustration comes from the fact that we still don't have the nursery set up or even started. FIL is supposed to help Banks paint the nursery but he keeps putting off coming over. I can't convince DH to just do it already. It wouldn't be as big a deal if we didn't have a ton of gifts and nursery items stuck in the guest room. Everyone was very generous at our first shower and I have nowhere to put the baby items and it's driving me crazy. I might could deal if my Mom and BFF weren't coming out for my 2nd shower but the guestroom HAS to be ready by the time they come out which is ~ 2.5 weeks from now.

I keep telling DH that the EDD is a guess and the baby can come anytime from 38 wks to 41+ weeks but he seems to think that the baby won't be here until Aug. 31st and we have all the time in the world. I'd love to have things settled and set up by 35 wks so that whenever that baby comes we're ready. Not to mention I know I'm only gong to get more tired as time passes.

Anyway, that's what's up w/ us!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

24 weeks

Sorry for the delay but I couldn't find my camera and I wanted to post a belly pic.

I'm doing great. I quit my job and my last day is next week! I can't wait I've hated every single day at the job. I'm so excited to be a sahw and mom. Banks is less thrilled but agreed the stress wasn't good for me or sweetpea and is ok with it.
I'm hoping that now that I'll be home I'll have more time to blog and will do better w/ updates

We're taking our babymoon this weekend and I can't wait. I'll post all about it once we get back.

Friday, April 30, 2010

First trip to L&D but we're fine.

We had the joy of spending most of last week in L&D. I got a bug I couldn't shake and got extremely dehydrated and couldn't keep anything (including ice chips) down.

The previous saturday afternoon I got extremely sick and had to call Banks to come home from playing tennis. I hoped it was a bug that would pass quickly but on Sunday I couldn't keep down water, or ice chips. They admitted me to L&D for fluids and gave me zofran before I was d/ced, and I was feeling better. Unfortunately it didn't last, I was scheduled to follow up w/ the OB on Tuesday and I was as bad or worse so they admitted me again and kept me this time. I spent the rest of the week there getting meds and fluids and feeling like crap. Finally on Friday I started feeling better and I was d/ced again on Saturday.

I'm still a little weak and getting back to normal but all in all I'm better now. I saw the dr. again on Weds for what's being treated as my 24 week aptment and Sweetpea and I are good.

So that's what we're up to. I'll be updating w/ a belly pic in the next couple days!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

20 week update

I'm horrible for going silent for so long. Between being miserable in the 1st tri and work chaos I just didn't have the energy to do much of anything.

We had a great u/s and appointment. Baby is measuring 12 oz and is right on track. We decided to not find out the sex so it's still a surprise. We couldn't get any good profile shots b/c the baby kept putting it's hands in front of it's face.

I was just so relieved that sweetpea was healthy and perfect. I can't believe I'm half way through this pregnancy, time is flying by.

We're starting our Bradley Method classes this weekend and I'm excited. I really want to go natural and am hoping to avoid a c-section. I'm looking forward to this and can't wait to start the class this weekend.

Again many apologies for dissapearing. I plan to keep updating more now that work has calmed down and I'm not exhausted and sick. Catch ya soon!

Friday, January 22, 2010

8 week OB appointment and 1st Belly Pic

Sorry it took so long for me to update about the appointment. It went great. Dr. W was so thrilled for us. I really love him as my dr. I know he may or may not be the one to deliver me but he's awesome and he's so calm and reassuring it reassures me. The appointment was really good. I didn't get a u/s b/c they only do them at the main office :( But I will get one at my 12 week appointment which will be awesome.

Dr. said things looked great they did adjust my edd to August 31, 2010 depending on how the baby measures at the u/s. I'm guessing that's going to be accurate or close enough they won't change it, I've measured right at or one day off that edd at the other 2 u/s.

I took my first Belly pic the day of the appointment and thought I'd add it here! I can't believe how much of a belly I already have, I'm still crazy bloated.

I'm starting pregnancy yoga tomorrow morning and I can't wait! I'm hoping it'll help w/ my worrying, and help me be healthy and loose for delivery.

Monday, January 18, 2010

week 8

How your baby's growing:
New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

Things are good, I'm really excited about our first ob appointment on Weds.
My mom has started looking at baby bedding which is cool.
Morning Sickness and just plan tiredness are still hanging around but it's actually reassuring me that everything is fine.
I started using a pregnancy organizer/journal this week and it felt a little weird but I keep thinking at some point I just have to have faith that everything is going to be fine and quit worrying about what might go wrong.
So that's the update for this week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

U/S 2

7 weeks 1 day
I'm finally getting this up. Here's the u/s from Weds. I'll add last weeks tonight.
I'm so glad we get a long weekend this weekend. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2nd U/S :)

Was great. Baby is measuring 7 weeks 1 day and the heart was beating away. I'm being released to the OB and have my first appointment next Weds. It's amazing how much the baby had grown in just 1 week.

It's starting to seem like this is really going to happen.

The best part was that JK had her baby Monday and I was able to be 100% happy for her. There wasn't even a little part of me that was sad or less than thrilled. It was so wonderful to be able to fully enjoy that w/ no IF crap spoiling it.

I'll try to actually put up the u/s pics tonight. Sorry I failed last week but I'll try to get one of those up too.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Week 7

How your baby's growing:
The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.

As for symptoms morning sickness has hit. It's mainly in the evening though so it's all right. It's actually reassuring. I can't wait to go back for our next u/s.

I switched to PEO this week and OMG it's so awesome. It's so thin it doesn't sting and I get to use a much thinner needle. I love it. That's it for now!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We have a Heartbeat!

U/S went great, we saw a nice heartbeat, we didn't get bpm but it was flickering away.

Baby was measuring at 6 weeks, had a nice yolk sac, and gestational sac looked good according to the Nurse Practitioner.

I can actually breath now. It finally feels like this is really happening!

I think I've been waiting for this to get REALLY excited. Anyway, off to try and focus at work, don't see it happening but I'm going to try!

ETA: I scanned the us pics at work but they're in pdf and won't upload so I can't put them up. I'll take a pic or something and add them later today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

U/S tomorrow!

Since we’re supposed to get snow and ice Friday and I panicked at the possibility of the clinic being closed Friday and us not getting our U/S (not to mention just being impatient) and I moved it up to tomorrow.

I’m really scared, excited, and everything else. On the one hand if we see the heartbeat it’ll be a huge relief, but if not…

I’m thinking positive that we’ll see the heartbeat and I’ll be able to relax and enjoy the National Championship Thursday night w/o worrying which will be great. I keep telling myself that everything’s going to be fine and I’ll just get to relax a couple days early.

Anyway, good thoughts/prayers/ppv for a healthy heartbeat appreciated!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

Things are fine here, at least as far as I know. I’m antsy and nervous about Friday of course. I have no reason to worry but I’m SOOO scared we won’t see a heartbeat Friday. I think part of it is I’m just so tired, We went non-stop from the weekend before Christmas to this past Sunday.

I finally got a day at home to just relax yesterday which was nice but not enough. I’m trying not to think about it too much b/c worrying is pointless but I can’t help it.

I really wish I could just fast forward to Friday already and know. I’ll breath so much easier once we see the heartbeat. I really hate the 2ww, remind me that waiting till Friday when I’m 6weeks 6 days is the smart thing to do, cause right now I’m dying to move it up to Weds since the clinic just said someitme this week and sent an undated lab slip.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Week 6

How your baby's growing:
This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.