Monday, January 6, 2014

36 Weeks

I finally feel like I'm really in the home stretch now.  This week we start our weekly OB appointments and to me that means there really could be a baby anytime.  Although, my gut tells me I will still be sitting here pregnant on my due date.  Again, nothing new to report.  Baby still feels like he is hanging out in my rib cage except for the occasional bump to my cervix which hurts like a little knife going through it.  All the physical symptoms are still the same as the previous weeks.

I've been super emotional lately.  I'm just overwhelmed with how grateful I am that my body has been able to carry this little boy.  I'm so grateful we were chosen to be his parents.  Sometimes when you are in the midst of getting ready for a baby and pregnant I think I have shoved my IF days in the back of my mind.  But I will never forget what it was like to go through that.  I will never forget thinking this day would never come.  So many days I had lost hope, but this pregnancy has shown me to keep having faith even when it's the size of a mustard seed.  I plan on really enjoying the next few weeks of pregnancy.  Really enjoying each little roll and nudge from my baby.  I don't want to forget what this feels like. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

35 Weeks

We made it through the holidays!  I was so exhausted just from hosting Christmas at my house, putting up and taking down decorations, and having guests.  It all went great and I'm glad it's over now.  I'm hoping I'll have the month of January to just relax before the baby gets here.

Here is our family on Christmas:

Also, me at 35 weeks.  Kind of hard to see...

Baby feels like he is up in my ribs all the time now.  Sometimes he kicks and squirms so much it starts to get painful.  E has gotten a lot less freaked out about the baby moving now and even plays little games with him where he will tap on my belly and wait for Langston to kick back.  It's so stinking cute!  Nothing new to report really except I noticed I have a little linea negra now.  Thank goodness that goes away after pregnancy.

I have my first weekly appointment on January 9th. We will get our last ultrasound to make sure baby is head down and get an estimate on how big he is.  I'm feeling ready for him to be here and terrified of him being here all at the same time. 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

33 Weeks

This past Thursday I had my regular OB appointment.  My ute is measuring just a little bit big, but nothing to even think twice about.  We talked about how she will most likely not be the doctor delivering Langston.  I knew this was a possibility since we are in a group practice, but I think I was in denial about it.  Because now I'm freaking out thinking about another doctor coming in and being pushy or not respecting my birth plan.  E said not to worry he will control the situation, but I guess we will just see when we get there.  Ugh.  Our next appointment is January 9th where we will also have an ultrasound to make sure he is head down and how big he is.  We will then start having weekly appointments!!  Ahh!! He is going to be here so soon!!

I have been doing a little organization, decorating and packing in the nursery everyday.  I swear I pack and repack his hospital bag a million times.  I still need to wash his clothes for the hospital, but besides that he is ready to go!  I've become a little obsessive with organizing his nursery over and over again too.  I will for sure post pics of his nursery as soon as his changing table comes in during Christmas.

I have looked at  a lot of lists, but I would love suggestions on what to pack for myself for the hospital too.  I don't want to over pack like I do for everything, but I don't want to be there needing something from home either.  What did you girls take?


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

32 Weeks and Nashville Baby Shower

32 Weeks

I don't have much to update on my pregnancy for this week.  Pretty much more of the same.  That ligament that runs down to my private area is still hurting and I'm thinking it probably will until after I have him.  Also lately my belly is hurting.  It's hard to describe the pain except that I can't tell if it's skin stretching or fine muscles and ligaments stretching right under the skin.  The pain is right above my belly button and does feel a little better if I massage it a bit. 
We see my OB on Thursday just for a regular check up.  I think the next time we see her around 36 weeks I will be getting another ultrasound to see how big the baby is.  I'm praying he is normal size and there will be no reason to schedule an induction.
So this weekend two of my best friends hosted an amazing baby shower for me!  It was exactly what I wanted being small, cozy, and thoughtful.  Here are a ton of pics!
Two of my friends.  The one on the left is due March 15th!




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

31 Weeks

Long time no blog!  I honestly have no clue why I haven't blogged in so long.  I'm so sorry ladies, and I'm going to try to catch up with all of you this week!

I am now 31 weeks!! What?!  Where has the time gone?  And I know the next two months are going to fly by.

Here is a pic of me from 30 weeks bare belly and all haha! 

Last time I was on here I was letting you all know I had found out I have gestational diabetes.  Well, it's really not as bad as I thought it would be.  I started out testing my blood sugar 6 times a day, but since it's doing well I only test 4 times a day now.  It's very easy to keep my levels controlled unless I splurge a little.  As long as my levels are controlled, I am no different from any other pregnant chica.  Thank goodness!  My diabetes doctor also wants me to work out regularly which wasn't a problem before, but the last few weeks I have been overly exhausted and having quite a lot of ligament pain in my lady bits area.  So I've just been taking it easy.

I guess the best part of being on this diet is that I've only gained 10lbs so far which I never in a million years thought I would be able to do during pregnancy.  I fully expected to gain like 50lbs lol.  And so far no stretch marks (knock on wood).

A month ago my mom hosted my Missouri baby shower which I'll do another post of pics of that.  It was great!  I have my Nashville shower this weekend and I'm super excited about that as well.

We finally named our kid.  His name is Langston Lee.  Lee is mine, my mom's, and my dad's middle name so I wanted to carry on something from my side of the family too.  Langston is just something E and I came up with and we love it!  Once the name was settled I was able to buy his coming home outfit:

I know it will be cold when he is coming home so I also bought little white leggings to go underneath this.

Sorry this post was all over the place, but I had so much to update y'all on!


Monday, October 28, 2013

26 Weeks and Gestational Diabetes Talk

Sorry it's been a little while since I've blogged, but I've been so busy/exhausted lately!  We are now 26 weeks.  I feel like this pregnancy is just flying by now. 

My first baby shower hosted by my mom in Missouri is this weekend!  Can you believe it?!  It's already time for a shower!!  I feel like I have so much to do before he gets here so this shower will help us start getting the things together we will need for him.  My second and last shower with my girlfriends here in Nashville is on December 7th.

Ok now for the bad news.......

I took my 1hr glucose test in week 24 and failed with a number of 145.  So just five over.  I thought for sure I would pass the 3hr since I read that happens all the time to girls.  I went in last week for the 3hr test.  It wasn't too bad just really boring sitting there for 3hrs.  After the test I went and had lunch with a friend.  As soon as lunch was over my doctor's office was calling me.  I had failed the 3hr test.  Not good news.  I'm scheduled to meet with a endocrinologist that specializes in gestational diabetes and then a dietitian this Wednesday.  So basically I'll have a lot more answers after that.

In the meantime, I've changed my diet to low carb and high protein.  I already work out a lot so that doesn't need to be changed.  There are so many things I'm having trouble making peace with at the moment:

1. Will the baby be too big or have any health issues?
2. I'm worried about the placenta deteriorating
3. I really really wanted a natural med-free birth and now it looks like I might not get that.
4. Why does it have to be one thing after the other?  I thought if I had all that struggle getting pregnant surely God would give me a smooth pregnancy.  Guess that's not happening.
5. I'm scared to prick my finger several times a day.

I know this is all such small things in the grand scheme of coming out of this with a beautiful baby.  And of course I will do anything and everything for him to be healthy, but this situation sucks.  It's not the end of the world, but it sucks. 

Hopefully after I meet with the specialist I can let y'all know what this means for me and baby the rest of the pregnancy.


Monday, October 7, 2013

23 Weeks!

I don't know how weeks have gone by so fast that I didn't update! Nothing super exciting has happened really. I'm lucky to have had a boring pregnancy so far.

Here I am yesterday at exactly 23 weeks:

We had our anatomy scan in the 20th week and everything looked perfect!  He is a pretty stubborn baby when it comes to ultrasounds so we go back next week to get better pictures of his heart. They said his heart looks perfect, but she couldn't get him to lay still enough for a good pic of all four chambers. This next u/s will apparently be our last time to see him before his birth!  Here is my little one from week 20:

I'm feeling pretty good these days.  I'm noticing its getting a lot harder to bend over though.  I have to maneuver myself just so to zip my boots or put socks on. Also, I'm very very nervous about my belly getting bigger. Two things I'm freaked out about is stretch marks and my belly button popping out. I feel like I will just wake up with a stretch mark one morning and that terrifies me. My belly button is already getting pretty shallow so I'm certain that will pop out at some point. And just as of last night I started having pain in/behind my belly button when I would turn over in bed or use my core muscles any.  For those of you farther along than me or who have already delivered, when did either of hose things happen to you or did they not happen at all?

Ok enough for now. Have a great week!