Friday, July 31, 2009

fun appointment

So i just wanted to share with family about my fun appointment today! i lost a pound since last visit. and the visit before that i hadn't gained anything, so that's exciting. hopefully i can maintain this weight until the end! another cool thing my blood pressure was back down to 120/70! that's exciting! and the most exciting thing is that baby boy has already dropped. i actually measured smaller this week because he is so far down! his head is down with his back on my right side. she said that normally second pregnancies don't drop at all until it's labor time. so she said it's very possible that he'll be in the 37/38 week like julietta. that might just be my body's time to do it! they won't schedule a c-section that early, however if i go into labor they will just do the c-section that day! if i don't go into labor early it looks like his birthday will be august 28th! so that's the update!!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

34 weekers!

Well here's my belly shot from this week. I took it today so at 34 weeks and 3 days! Not much has changed! I'm still going to the doc two times every week. The nonstress test are going well. Little boy is keeping us on our toes. Friday he was moving a lot and they only had to have me hooked up for about 15 minutes. Then Tuesday I think he was sleeping and so I was hooked up for about an hour! I'm feeling about the same. Very uncomfortable and ready to have him! I'm so hot too. I can't sleep with covers on at all or I will wake up almost like I'm in the tropics. Sunday at church I was visiblly sweating. Almost a little embarassing! His kicks have slowed down to me just really feeling him move around. I think he's a lot lower than Julietta ever was. I can feel movement a lot lower, and thankfully I'm not really feeling anything in the ribs (knock on wood!) My feet have been swelling this week like crazy!
Randy is still gone obviously! Julietta is bored out of her mind because I can't do that much. Her favorite thing to say is "when baby brother comes and your small again you can do it, right?!" Yes, that is true :)
I refuse to believe those women that love being pregnant. I mean I know there are some, but I can't imagine it! The kid at the end is totally worth it, but seriously if pregancy was only 9 weeks I would LOVE it!!!!!
Alright, enough complaining! Randy and I were talking the other night and it's funny because we both imagine Ender to have dark hair. I think it would be awesome if he was dark with my eyes! I just hope he doesn't get my short size :) I can't wait to hold him. Less than 5 weeks!!!!! If my blood pressure keeps going up they may take him at 37 weeks or 38 so maybe sooner. I would love it, and Randy would love to come home early too. We miss him like crazy! Julietta talks about daddy working in the ocean all the time. We just weren't ment to be in the military. I love having him home a little too much! I guess it could be worse. I could be excited he's gone and he could be having a blast and not missing us!
That's about all that's going on with us! I'm going to fayetteville this weekend to finally get my hair cut and hang out with mom. I've got to get a couple more things for the nursery and then I will post pics of that soon :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

not long!

So I realized that I don't have that much longer to go. I know that the last weeks always feel like another trimester in and of themselves, but..... we are getting so close! Randy and I both are getting so excited :) So we have 29 days until Randy gets home, and we most likely will have him sometime in the next week after he gets home, which leaves it at around 36 days until we will be holding him! CRAZY!!!!!! I'm not doing anything this weekend, but next weekend I'm going down to fayetteville friday after my nonstress test and then coming back up here on tuesday because of course i have another nonstress test! Then mom is coming up here probally thursday and we are going to maryland on friday! The Saavedra side of my family is having a big reuion for my grandpa's 80th birthday and since I haven't seen them since we got married (gasp!) I really need to get up there! Mom's coming with because it's probally best I don't do a lot of traveling by myself, and she'll get to visit some of her friends that are up there! Anyway, all this to say is the next two in half weeks are going to fly by with all this going on, which will bring us to like august 10th when I'll get back here. And then it'll be 13 days until Randy gets home! WOW :) Anyway, 5 1/2 weeks seems like forever, until I can have baby boy, but I think it'll go by faster than I'm thinking (at least I hope!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

julietta being funny!

so this is kinda gross but it was so hilarious that i have to share it! julietta talks about baby brother being in her belly and how big she's getting and she tries to hear his heartbeat in her belly. so yesterday she was pooping and she goes "ohhhh baby brother is coming out!" haha!!!!!! i mean seriously?! but kinda funny that she thought of pushing him out that way! i thought it was smart, gross, but just really funny!

33 weeks 2 days belly pic :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

33 weeks!

what's up with us:
well, again i don't have a picture to go up, but i thought i'd write about this past week while i was thinking about it! last week started the nonstress test. the one on tuesday went good. the one on friday however was a different story. i believe what happened was he moved and the monitor was picking up my heartbeat but they couldn't be sure, so it appeared that his heartbeat went down to 90 which would be really not good. so they sent me over to labor and delivery to be monitored for about 2 hours. i was going to take julietta because randy is out of town and i don't really have anyone up here, but they said if they had to do a c-section then they would call social services if no one was there with her. so, i called a friend and she was leaving town but she delayed her plans for me (thank God). so at the hospital everything looked fine with baby so they let me go after 2 hours. on my way to pick julietta up, i got rearended! talk about a bad day :) i'm okay, and the car isn't bad at all so it could have been a lot worse. however, friday made me worry about the rest of this pregnancy with not being near family and randy not being here. so i'm just praying that everything else goes smoothly.
other than that all is good. i'm so happy to have julietta back! she was so cute when she saw me, and then she's been very worried about me leaving ever since. but she doesn't really get that randy isn't coming home for a while so that's kinda sad. she keeps looking out the window watching for his car. he will be home in 34 days as long everything goes to plan and i don't have the baby before then. oh and then my blood pressure was 140/90 at the doctors office but when i was at the hospital it was lower. i don't know what the deal is with it! i wish it would make up it's mind :)
little boy is running out of room! he moves but not as much. if it's true about gaining half a pound a week then he's about at 5 1/2 pounds! crazy :) because of his heartbeat they didn't do a normal appointment and so i don't know how i measured or anything like that. i was going to ask them about steroid patches for the pelvic pain. it's getting to the point of extreme! the nursery is almost done, so i will post pictures of that soon! we still need some items before he arrives, but i'm taking it easy on buying anything else right now! we are getting close! 6 more weeks before they for sure take him, and i'm praying and thinking 5! we are so ready! it's crazy to think that our miscarriage would have been due over 4 weeks ago.
what's up with baby:
babycenter says : This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (mines more!) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

i will post a belly picture later ;)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

belly photo from 32 weeks and 2 days! GETTING BIG!

32 weeks

Well I don't have any pictures to upload right now, but I thought I'd go ahead and update the blog anyway. This past week was good. Randy was busy at work and getting ready to leave. We got to visit our good friends up here that just had their baby. Made me want ours even more! Holding him, I realized how ready I am. Not that I'm just ready to be done with pregnancy (I AM!) but I just want to hold him and see what he looks like! Randy feels the same way, we just can't wait to see his face and see if he looks like Julietta or like me! haha.
Randy left this morning bright and early. Super sad. This will be the longest we've ever been apart. His flight gets in August 23rd! They said they'll fly him back early if we need him too. Julietta flies into Raleigh tonight!!!!! I'm so stinking excited to see her :) It's been way too long! I'll stay with Al and Laura tonight and hopefully tomorrow night. I have to come back here on Thursday though because I have another nonstress test on friday morning. But since Thursday is my birthday I will be back here by myself!
We had our first nonstress test today. It went well. It was an hour long of sitting in a chair listening to his little heartbeat go up and down. It was a little low, but they weren't worried. My fluid level checked out fine too. My blood pressure was actually down a little bit more! Could be because it was bright and early and I was laying down, but we'll see! I have another nonstress test friday and a normal appointment.
Baby boy is moving around a lot. My stomach moves from side to side a lot! Still having braxton hicks, and they've started to cause some radiating back pain. Switching sides at night has become almost comidically funny, because it's so hard and so painful!
We did some baby shopping before Randy left. We bought a double stroller. We just got a combi twin. I like it! It's small enough to fit through doors but it's side by side which is what i like. It doesn't have the air pump tires which I really wanted but I really didn't want to spend 500 dollars on a stroller. Then we found a convertable car seat on clearance. I'm super picky about car seats and having the safest one. Julietta has a britax which is one of the top two safest car seats. The other is a recaro. They are super expensive, but I believe you can't put a price on that. So I went looking online at car seats because I don't feel the infant car seat is cushy enough and I found a recaro on closeout because of the color for more than 50% off. We were super stoked! The nursery is almost done. I ordered some star wars prints too, but they haven't come in and I need to buy some frames. I will post pics as soon as I'm done!
Okay, so now that I've rambled on and on! Oh and one last thing we have decieded to for sure not try for a VBAC. I've been thinking about it because well this will most likely be our last one, and I kinda wanted to try. But I did a lot of research on it, and it just wouldn't be a good idea for us. The likelyhood of a ruptured uterus (even though it's small), is just something that I don't want to risk. Also since my labor was so hard last time and I never dialetd it makes the likelyhood that the same thing will happen again which will just exhaust me! So anyhoo, that's that! I'll post pics of the belly, room, and julietta's room soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009

31 weeks

Here's the photo of my belly this week! Today someone at the grocery store was like oh wow your close to the end huh? When are you due? And I was like end of August/beginning September and she goes "Oh wow, doesn't look like you'll make it that far huh?!" Seriously? There needs to be a guide book of what you can say to pregnant women. We don't like to hear how big we are! haha.
What's up with us:
Well Julietta left on Wednesday. I cried for about 30 minutes and Randy was thinking we made a big mistake because he thought I'd be like that the whole time. Then when I talked to her on the phone that night I cried because I missed her little voice! But, since then I haven't really cried. I wanted to when she said she wanted to come see me tonight the other night, but I've been okay! Randy is leaving the 14th before she gets home, so he's super bummed because he won't see her until August 23rd. BUT..... we've had a great time together just the two of us! We went to see Transformers on IMAX the other night, and have been hanging out and shopping together! We bought couches the other day! They will be arrive in about 6 weeks, so I'll have to hold them off until Randy gets home! Other than that, nothing much is new with us. Julietta will get home Tuesday and I can't wait!!!!
What's up with baby boy:
He's super active. My doctors appointment went well. I had gained about 2.5 pounds since last visit. His heart rate was 150 which is great! My antibody has gone back up a little bit. They are still not worried and don't think it'll be a problem, but they have to keep an eye on it. I start my stress tests on Tuesday. My glucose test came back good too, as did my iron. Other than that nothing is to report. The midwife said he's big, and it might come into play later but we'll see. I'm praying for August 25th!!! I've been having a lot of pain and braxton hicks have started and some of them are painful. Other than that I'm okay!

That's about it for now :)