Monday, June 29, 2009

holy huge baby

Well today was our ultrasound. Randy could not make it and it's good that he didn't. She did it so fast and was really just measuring little man to make sure he was on track. OH BOY IS HE!!!! He weighs 4 pounds already! This is after mom and I went shopping today and bought 4 newborn outfits. haha! They will accept them for return as long as I don't take the tags off, so I will not be washing everything before this time. And I guess since he could still come early, he might need them! The normal is about 1/2 a pound a week from here out (he gained more than normal so I don't know if that means that he'll gain more than 1/2 a pound.) But even still, if he's in there for 9 more weeks and gains 1/2 a pound a week he'll be over 8 pounds! The ultrasound lady was like yeah, but that's normal size baby. She said this after I was like holy huge baby, and then I told her what Julietta weighed and she was like oh yeah... he'll be A LOT bigger! Other than that everything was good. His head is down, with his face facing my back so we couldn't even see his face. I took the glucose test today and got another tighter run on my antibody. So we'll see how that goes.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

30 weeks

Here is a 30 week picture! I don't like it so I might change it out later in the week :)
Well, my mom is coming today! Then because the doctor isn't going to allow me to travel at all I can not go to Michigan with mom. So, mom is actually going to take Julietta with her. So Julietta is going to go to Michigan without me for 2 weeks! I'm kinda sad, and a little nervous. After a night of being emotional and crying about it, I've gotten some peace and I think it'll be great. I will miss her like crazy and not sure how I'll handle it but some good things will come of it. Julietta will get to have a great two weeks! She gets to meet cousins and see Bethany Beach which was my main goal. She won't have to deal with me being laid up and not having fun! Also, I get two weeks of rest! I'm going to spoil myself a little with stuff I never get to do. Also Randy and I will get to have some date time by ourselves without kids (it'll be a long time before that happens!) Also, I get to go to some of my appointments by myself and take it easy which will be good for my blood pressure.
Other than that, Randy leaves on the 18thish for Florida. He will be coming back on the 23rd of August. Not to say that it'll happen like last time, but Julietta was two weeks early, and that will be 38 weeks. So, I'm praying that he'll be able to be here!
I'm feeling okay. I'm ready to pop! I feel HUGE! I'm starting to waddle a little bit. The pelvic pain is pretty bad, but I'm trying to deal with it. Little boy moves a lot, it's quite fun to watch my stomach move all around!
Baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and he weighs almost 3 pounds. A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds him, but that volume will decrease as he gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. His eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after he's born, he'll keep his eyes closed for a good part of the day. When he does open them, he'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means he can only make out objects a few inches from his face. This is a picture of what he looks like in my belly :)
We have an ultrasound tomorrow, so if I get pictures I will post them :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

29 week pic

The one in the black dress is from week 28 but I had to post it because Julietta is sooo dag on cute in it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

doctors visit....

So, I don't have a picture yet but I thought I'd at least write about the doctors appointment this past Friday. On good news I gained about 4 pounds in 7 weeks so thankful that that slowed down some! On other kinda not so good news my blood pressure was up some more. It was at 130/84. They didn't freak out, but said well we'll worry about it once it hits 140/90. So, I'm thinking that's getting pretty close especially with how it went up with Julietta and how it was 110 or something when this pregnancy started. On other news, they referred me to a perinatal doctor up here. They should be calling me this week to schedule another ultrasound to check the blood flow and everything again. Also on another note, they are going to start scheduling nonstress tests at 32 weeks. They are once a week and two different places. I'm not sure if that means I have to go twice a week or if it's going to be a long day every week! The thing that stinks is Randy is leaving soon after that, and actually even if he were here, Julietta is going to have to come with me. We'll have to figure out something for her to do fun. My appointments are now every two weeks. So I'm just trying to figure out if I can go to Michigan and how long I can stay. I might have to fly back becuase mom's mom isn't doing so well so she wants to stay longer. Not sure if you can fly with high blood pressure or what they want. Hopefully I'll get an answer about that soon. Randy and I are going to do a tour of both hopsitals so we can deciede on which one we want to deliver at.
On other news, we found a church we loved! It's a church of probally about 500 members. It has a big church feel, but isn't that big. The music was great, upbeat but not charasmatic. But the great thing was the pastor. He graduated from Dallas, so oviousbly he was great! I really enjoyed it, and it was the first time I've been to church in a long time that I got something out of it! Everyone was super super friendly, and Juleitta LOVED the sunday school. We actually had to stay longer because she wasn't done playing and doing her crafts! The stinky thing is they don't have anything to do during the week for me or Julietta but that's okay. There's a HUGE baptist church that does MOPS and AWANA. I think I'm going to do both in the fall.
Anyway, other than that nothing much is up. Randy goes back to work tomorrow :( We're sad about that, but it had to end at some point! haha.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

28 weeks

This week marks the last week that Randy has off of work. Julietta and I are going to miss him when he goes back to real life! We found out that he is leaving on the 21st for Florida. They will send him back sometime for the baby. Our first doctors appointment is on Friday, so we'll find out more of what they'll say about c-section and all that! Then Randy found out he is going somewhere for 3 months in January. Will help me get baby weight off! My goal is to be back to what I was before pregnancy by Christmas, and then back to my ideal weight when he gets back from that mission. Luckily, I have a friend here who is pregnant and she'll keep me on track because she wants to get really skinny too! Julietta and I went to the zoo this past week in Norfolk. We went with my friend and her two girls and it was great. It's not that big, so it's a great day trip! I plan to take the kids there a lot ;) Randy started school this week. He is very excited to get this degree underway! I bought a few clothing items for little boy. We still need to get more stuff for the nursery, and lots of miscellaneous items. I can tell that my blood pressure is already becoming an issue again. I've had a couple of "blackout" moments. I'm looking forward to talking to the doctor about that. But because of that, I'm pretty sure that I'll have the c-section by 38 weeks. That is my bet! Just hopefully not on the 21st, I'd really like them to not have the same birthday :) If that's the case though, we have less than 10 weeks! CRAZY :)

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
This week has been a fun one for me pregnant, because I not only feel the kicks and other movements, you can see like body parts and I can feel him more around. You can see the big movements too!

Monday, June 8, 2009

27 weekers

Well we are almost all settled in. No boxes left in the house!!! a whoo hoo :) We got my doctor sorted out after A LOT of talks with tricare and I have an appointment on the 19th. I ended up switching our coverage to the kind that allows me to pick my doctors but I have to pay small co-pays. We went with it because we were having so much trouble with the full coverage one. Then on full coverage I had to get permission to have a c-section. So... needless to say we're okay paying about 15 dollars a night for the hospital :)
Baby boy is growing like a weed. As am I! I didn't gain much in the past 5 weeks though which is nice. I'm at about 17 pounds. But I really don't want to gain much more. Hopefully the doctor here will schedule the c-section by 39 weeks which would be less than 12 weeks from now so that's exciting! I just want to hold the little boy, and see what he looks like ;) I definitely don't love pregnancy like some women do. I'm trying hard to be normal and not let it affect me because I want us to enjoy this time, and we are a lot more than Julietta but it does affect me. Randy was joking the other night and said it's like living with a handicap person. I went ahead and bought the bedding for the crib. I doubt we'll have a shower so I'm trying to get stuff here and there so it's not so much in the end. I looked up activities for Julietta in the area and I want to put her in ballerina lessons or gymnastics because she would love it so much, but it's so dag on expensive. We might do it later but we just can't afford another bill right now. However, come September there are several church's that offer AWANA and so I think we'll put her in that. She will love it! She does really good in sunday school now. She just walks right in and says hi to the other kids and has fun. This morning she asked if she could go to church. So I know I need to get her involved in some things. I've also thought about doing a MOPS here too.
We have made some dear friends here. The wife is a "friend" from high school. I say friend like that because we never really hung out or did anything, but we knew eachother. They have two little girls with Julietta right in the middle and she is pregnant ready to pop with a boy! But it has been an answer to prayer to have them here!
There is a zoo and an aquirium all within an hour from here. They offer year passes for the family that would pay itself off within 2 visit. I'm excited to do that, because it will be a great thing to do with the kids on the weekends, and even weekdays if I'm going crazy! Okay lots of babbeling, but here's the pictures :
This is the bedding:
Here's the belly shot at 27 weeks!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

26 weeks

So, I don't have a picture to put up with this post but I just wanted to post what was going on with us since it's been about a month! We are all moved in up in Newport News. We got a house literally two blocks from some friends! God really worked it out. The sign went up in the yard the day we drove in. We happened to miss the turn for their house and drove by it! They graciously let us crash at their house while we looked for a place. The house is in an older neighborhood as much of everything is up here. But we've got 3 bedrooms with an extra living room which is now really the man cave! The only major complaint I have is the bedrooms are crazy small and we only have 1 1/2 bath, but it's all hardwood and the kitchen has been redone. I will get pictures up of the house too! Randy is off work until the 19th or something like that, so we are very happy about that. Right now, we don't have a doctor up here yet waiting for Tricare to switch us up here. Then I have to go see a doctor on the airforce base and see if they will let me go off base. If not, then I'm going to switch our insurance to something that we would have to pay a tiny co-pay but I'd be able to pick my doctor. As of right now, they are saying that Julietta HAS to go on base so I'll worry about that when I get my OB worked out. As this rate I most likely won't see a doctor until about 30 weeks! Yikes :) With moving and the baby I am going to not push myself and stress about graduating in December. I'm going to finish the two classes I'm taking now and then take the rest of the summer off. At that point I'll have 4 classes left so I will take one at a time until graduation next May. That will be a really simple load for when we have baby boy, and will take a lot of stress off right now! I wanna keep my GPA up and not just take classes to get them over with.
Baby boy is growing great! I only gained about a pound to 2 pounds last month so that makes me REALLY happy! I think I am at about 16 to 17 pounds for the pregnancy so far. My belly has officially gotten to the point where it is in the way. We can watch him move now. That's kinda fun. He moves all day, but he sometimes will only do it once or twice so it's hard to catch it! The nursery is the only part that isn't all moved in, and I'll be working on that sometime this week.
That's a picture of what he's supposed to look like this week!
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.