Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 17 :)

What has happened to us this week: Well, this week wasn't that busy. We had storms down here so Julietta and I stayed in the house most of the week. I did school work, and Julietta either played with play dough or watched some movies. I've been feeling pretty good. Not even really needed naps everyday. I take a nap about every other day! I have felt the baby move a lot more. Julietta has had some issues falling asleep at night. Not really sure what the problem is. Maybe needing to cut down her afternoon nap, not sure?! This past weekend though we took Julietta to her first airshow! She had fun at first but after she saw the first airplane and then the helicopters (which she LOVES helicopters) she was not very interested! She did like to touch the ones that were on display on the ground however. Randy and I are still debating about what sex the baby is. I really think it's a boy. That just doesn't change. But we'll see! Hopefully on April 7th!

What's going on with the baby this week: Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about the size of a turnip) , and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

Pictures from this week :

My belly picture for this week :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

16 weeks

What's up with us:
Well, not much is happening this week with us. Julietta is completely potty trained. We went to the beach this weekend and we were there so long that eventually she let me just hold her over the public potty and went so I think that's done! It took 3 days and she only had 3 accidents. One of those was my fault. I told her it was play time and to go play in her room. We've had issues with her playing by herself so we often have to force her to stay in her room. Once she's there she's fine but I think she thought she couldn't come out to tell me she had to peepee so we had an accident. But other than that she's been awesome. Randy got to go diving this weekend, and I just sat on the beach for about 5 hours. I'm a little red! Julietta loved it though, and had a blast. She didn't want to go in the water still. I don't know what to do about that. If we get Hawaii hopefully she'll get over that. I guess Randy talked to his boss today and there are slots for Hawaii. So it is a real possibility. I'm just praying that God will put us where He wants us. I have pros and cons for both. The one BIG pro about VA is being close to family. Other than that Hawaii sounds awesome. Who knows? Like I said I'm leaving it up to God. We had people over and BBQed after the beach and that was really fun. We'd really like to find a place where we have a lot of Christian friends. My brother and sister do and I'm kinda jealous of their group of friends. So that's another big prayer.

What's up with the baby:

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Passing out!

So, today was interesting! I went to get more blood work done. Of course since they are going to take all I've got this time. But as I was sitting in the weighting room there was a little kid getting his blood drawn and he was freaking out (of course, and rightfully so) and I was feeling a little weird. I don't know I guess it just got my nerves going or something. Anyway she went to take my blood and it hurt more than normal, but it was okay. I really don't like getting my blood taken but as long as I don't look then it's always been okay. But then I started sweating and getting really light headed and kinda queasy. And then she goes, okay I know you have more in there but you just stopped bleeding. And then she looks at me and goes " WOAH..... you just turned a weird shade of palish white..." "Are you okay". All of this I'm trying to be cool and I'm like "Yeah, I'm fine!" Well then I passed out! HAHA. That's never happened before. So she waved alcohol in front of my face and woke up me, or whatever they do. And then I had to sit there for about 30 minutes. And all she kept saying was you really turned white on me.

So, the whole point was I got my blood work done, and they called this week and my appointment with the perinatal doctor is April 7th. He will look over my blood and I believe he will do an ultrasound then too. So I'm hoping they'll tell us if it's a boy or girl then. But I don't know!

BIG other news is Julietta is about 98% potty trained!!!! It took all week and we've just been working on it :) But she's had about 3 accidents and other than that has been great! It started out as a naked house (just her!) with the potty in the living room, and then it slowly has migrated into big girl undies while we are at home (pullups at nighttime and when we go out) and her little potty in our bathroom. So pretty much she's doing awesome and it's safe to say she's potty trained. We just have issues going out because she doesn't like to sit on a normal potty without her little seat. She says "It's too big, and I'm too small!" So I'm going to have to come up with something so we can leave the house :)

Other news, we found out that there's a possibility that we might go to Hawaii instead of Virginia. I don't really know how I feel about it! I have moments where I'm really excited about it but then when I realize I won't be close to anyone I go... I don't know! Just leaving it in God's hands and praying that He will put us where we are supposed to be!

Well, that's it for now. Randy and I are both trying to get as much school done before the baby as possible. I am really trying to graduate in December but my last class is an internship and I don't know if I'll get that done before then. So we'll see!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So this is my belly at 15 weeks. I'm for sure starting to poke out. But still no more weight gain so that makes me super happy! I have definitely felt little flutters and pops from inside :) I'm getting excited about finding out what the baby is. I really think it's a boy. I actually am really wishing for a boy. I'm kinda scared we'll have a girl and she'll be difficult and then it'll be hard because Julietta is so awesome. I mean I'll expect a boy to be more of a handful and I think they wouldn't be in the same category but I don't know about having a girl and then being nothing like Julietta. That's really all that's going on this week. I haven't really had any cravings which is good. The only thing I really enjoy eating is bleu cheese dressing on salads. And I love beets with ranch dressing. haha. Hey, it's better than Ben and Jerrys or McDonalds like last time!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

doctors visit this week

Well, I just got home from the doctor and I don't really feel that much better! The baby's heart rate was about 157 which is great. My blood pressure was good and I've only gained 2 pounds. So, all that was good. I was hoping to lose some before the big weight started to come on, but I'll take the 2 pound gain since at this point with Julietta I think I had already gained like 10-15. Yeah I was a pig then :) But then he came in and started talking to me about my blood. I'm going to a super specialist pregnancy doctor. I can't remember the name they called him in about 4 weeks. They have to run a tighter on my blood to check the number for sure. The antibody I have is moderate to extreme in the likely hood it will hurt the baby. So best case scenario it comes back and the number never grows and it never poses a problem. Two worse case scenarios are the number will go up slowly but it will eventually be a problem but I'll be far enough along that they will do a C-Section early and give the baby a blood transfusion out of my belly. Worst WORST case scenario is they will do an inutero blood transfusion that is pretty dangerous. They go in and give the baby blood through the umbilical cord while taking it's out. Soooo... I'm praying pretty hard. I will feel better once I'm hooked up with this specialist. But it just stinks because we aren't going to be here the whole time. These doctors are really taking care of me, and they are going to know me so well, and then this specialist I'm supposed to see the entire time. So it stinks that I'm going to have to switch doctors all up. But I'm just praying when the tighter comes back that it's not going to be a problem. The speicalist is also going to do an ultrasound there to double check that everything else is fine. So I feel good that I'm being looked at really closely it just sucks that there's still 4 more weeks till I know more.
Other than that that's all! Julietta told the doctor that there will be no brother or sister just my name is Julietta :) Then she heard the baby's heart beat and said that she could hear the baby in my belly through the lollipop! I guess the little heart machine looked kinda like a lollipop!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

This is the belly shot at 14 weeks!

Monday, March 9, 2009

14 weeks

Well Julietta and I were gone for the past 3 weeks up in North Carolina which was quite fun. Needless to say though, Randy was shocked at my belly! I really popped out this week. I don't have picture from Julietta so I can't really remember what I looked like at this point. However, I do remember that we had an ultrasound at 13 weeks and the guy thought I might be having twins because I was big. So I guess since I'm short I just pop out :) I've only gained about 2 pounds so that's good. I've been watching it big time. I refuse to gain like I did before. But, I ate a lot up in NC so that might be where it's from! I remember that I didn't feel the tiny butterflies with Julietta until around 16 weeks, but I swear I've already felt somethings. I don't know if that's me being crazy, or if it just happens earlier for your second?! It was nice to get home because it's so warm here. It's so much nicer to be here in warm weather than in cold! The beach just comes alive. I got a new car! We've been dealing with only one for about 6 months or so. And it was okay, just getting old. And since we only had Randy's GTI it was going to get hard for me to get Julietta in and out when I got bigger, so we decided to go ahead and look for one. We found an awesome deal on an '06 Passat. It's brown with tan leather and a sunroof! I love it. The awesome thing is it only had 12000 miles on it! Sweet :)