Friday, August 28, 2009

Belly Pic!

So I guess I decided to start taking belly pics with my cell phone again. So the only one I will miss is 25 weeks til I get a new cord.

I just thought to myself that I couldnt have such a big lapse in pics! Plus if I did them on my camera I would not be able to remember which week I was! LOL

You think it would be easy, but I have forgotten many times!

So here is my 26 week belly pic from today :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Double Digits!!!

OMG! Am I reading that count down thing right?!?!?! 99 days til our EDD?!?!?! OMG!

How exciting!!! I cant believe we are getting that much closer to our little man being here!

Oh and I have the funniest story! Last night at church I heard a name from the podium that I liked a lot...Judah. Now I have, believe it or not, already been thinking about names for future siblings to little mr. eli. For some reason, I have always thought we would have 2 boys. My DH is from 2 boys and BIL and SIL have 2 boys. I have also been on the look-out for a first name that sounds well with the middle name Isaac. Isaac is DH's middle name. It would have been Eli's middle name, but Elijah Isaac just didnt sound great to me. However, Judah Isaac sounds fantastic!

So anywho...I leaned over to DH and asked "Do you like the name Judah?" And his response was VERY quick! "Yeah, a lot!" haha! I said "I think Judah Isaac sounds great!"

When we got home DH sat on the sofa and looked at me and said "You know, I REALLY like the name Judah! It would be good for a girl too!" LOL I'm not sure if this was a hint that he wants to change Eli's name or not...but I just laughed and said "I like it too!"

So...I think it's pretty official if we have any other children, especially a boy, his name will be Judah Isaac. I think it goes great with Elijah Joel. Also, the nicknames Eli and Jude go well together too!

WOW what a random post! LOL So I dont think I have much to update with...I will be 26 weeks tomorrow! In my mind that is 6 1/2 that's what I'm telling people! I am still taking belly pics...but I cant post them because I have not gotten a new camera cord :( I'm very bummed. I may start taking them with my cell phone again so I can upload them through my email...but I dunno!

I guess I will update again if anything new happens or when my appointment gets here Sept 4th!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

U/S and Update :)

First dogs chewed up my camera I have no idea when I will be able to upload pics again! :(

So we went for the follow up U/S. I was really surprised that they couldnt even remember why exactly I had to have another U/S! The tech said "Well, you have diabetes so they probably just want me to check on growth." And DH and I both said "What?!" I was like "I dont have diabetes!" So she looked at my chart again and said "Oh, insulin resistance" and then I was like "At the anatomy scan she was not able to get enough good pictures of his heart or his mouth/lips." She said "Oh...ok" and went ahead and did the U/S. It was really odd!

So we got to see little man again! He is still very much a little man! We got the actual "money shot" with his little "member" in between his legs. You know, the "looking up from the toilet" shot. We also got a pic of his little face and one where he has his arms crossed like an X. We also got to have the whole thing added to our U/S DVD :)

The U/S took about 25-30 minutes. It was nice to not be rushed because my appointment was set for 10am and it was PACKED in the waiting room and we didnt get called back til about 10:45am-only to wait in another waiting room! haha

So I also found out that I have an anterior placenta. I wish they had told me this last time!!! I told DH I was getting to the point where I was concerned about baby movement because when the dr said 10 kicks every 2 hours...I thought "I only get about 10 kicks a day!" But he put my mind at ease when he told me "you know what you feel on a constant when you dont feel know to stop and pay attention." So now that I know I have that...that explains the lack of movement and I feel so much better!

Also, little bugger is 2 lbs! He's measuring about a week and 1/2 ahead. I was 24 weeks 5 days for the scan and he was measuring 26 weeks 1 day. She said "most people think this changes their due date, but it doesnt. some babies are just bigger!" LOL I asked if him being bigger presented a risk of going into labor earlier and she just said "nope!" So at least I know I dont need to worry about him being small! Although in our families...that really isnt an issue! LOL His daddy IS 6ft 3in! and his mommy is 5ft 10in!

After the U/S we met with the dr. It was the same dr I had at my last appointment. He started going over the whole contractions thing again. Then he said "Wait, didnt we go over this last time?" and I said "yes we did!" So he looked at my chart again and was like " what do I need to do with you?!" LOL Then he asked me why I had needed the other U/S...and then he said "Ok..we DO need to go ahead and give you the RH factor shot. So we'll do that...and then you can go!" Let me tell you...that shot HURT! The injection didnt hurt so was more the pressure and stinging from it going in the muscle...she had to put it in my hip! It kept itching all day and hurt when I sat down :( But that was all they had me do. He even was about to give me another appointment in 3 weeks and I was like "I have one coming up Sept 4th" so he just said "Ok...just keep that one." I guess I screwed everyone up having to come for the GD test and the extra U/S on separate days....I dunno!

I have also gained 2 pounds since my last appointment...which puts me at a total *GASP* 12 pounds. Ugh. I asked him about my weight gain and if it was too much for my pre pregnancy weight and he just told me I shouldnt worry about it. He said it would be best if I gained less than more...BUT I am not at the point where I need to watch it so closely. I also asked "Is it ok to still sleep on my back?" His response? "ABSOLUTELY it is okay to sleep on you back! It is ok to sleep on your back the whole pregnancy. Dont let those pregnancy books scare you. Yes, there is a little better cardio vascular blood flow on your side...but the main concern is getting you comfortable and if youre comfortable on your back...then stay there!" Hallelujah! :) I'm still sleeping on my back! Although I have noticed I have started shifting to my right side some. I hardly ever sleep on my left side because for some reason it brings on my heartburn and nausea. So that was great news to hear!

Oh I almost forgot! I got a call from my dr Tuesday to tell me that the flu I had last week was....THE SWINE FLU! I couldnt believe it! Apparently they only do this extensive test on the elderly and pregnant women. They sent out my flu test to the health department. Now...I went to the dr last this is a week and a day later that I find this out! I asked him if there was anything I needed to do and he said that the medication I took would have been no different...and basically nothing would have been different. So I should be okay! I just cannot believe it! This is something you hear about on TV and then when you get it yourself...and while your's just scary! But luckily I got to get an U/S and check up after I got better and I know for a fact my little man is doing great! :)

So my next appointment is Sept. 4th. And then I believe that I start every 2 weeks appointments from then on! OMG! Also...the other night I was updating my belly book with my pics and I went to put in my 24 week belly pic. I turned the page and there was no more room for belly I kept turning...and sure enough, the 25 week belly pic was under the 3rd trimester! I have read more often that the 3rd trimester starts at 28 weeks...but according to my belly starts THIS WEEK! Ive also seen a few things online say 25 weeks too...but my drs office says 28 weeks so I'm gonna stick with that. But STILL! THIRD TRIMESTER?!?! I cannot believe I'm even talking about it! WOW!

So I think that's all I have to update about! If I can get my camera cord to work I will update some U/S pics! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nursery Ideas

Well since I'm home bored with the flu...I figured I would take the time to show you guys the crib and bedding we're pretty sure we've decided on.

As I'm sure you guys already know...we want to do the nursery in Mickey Mouse. We originally wanted to do it with Disney Baby...but apparently that has not been made in forever and Pooh bear is about the only nursery line that Disney makes anymore :( We did NOT want to do Pooh bear...since it seems like everyone does Pooh bear. So we found a Mickey Mouse design at Babies R Us. We liked it was an older version of Mickey with a sports theme. We weren't too crazy about it...but it was Mickey. It was also $170! Just for the bedding set! This price did not include the mobile or decorations or anything. And we werent too crazy about it anyway! Well poo...

Well the other day a girl on my message board was thinking about me (yay!) and posted a Mickey Mouse bedding set online at Walmart. DH and I had looked at our local Walmart, but all they had was Pooh bear. But this is online! And we LOVE it! I was so thankful to this wonderful lady because this bedding set only costs $55! Plus we like it sooo much better than the other one at Babies R Us. So here are some pics...

I know that's alittle blurry...but you get the idea. Here's a pic of the comforter.

I LOVE that it just has Mickey and Pluto :) You all know how much I love my four just seems so much more "us" than sports stuff! lol The only down side is I didnt see a place to buy the mobile or the decorations. The bedding set only includes the comforter, bumper, sheet, and dust ruffle. I really like the mobile and I also like the decorations and the quilt. I'll have to do my research online and see if any other Walmarts carry it. I also like how they have "site to store" shipping so I can buy this at my Walmart even though they dont carry it. :)

Now here is the crib we want. DH and I found this crib at Babies R Us for only $250! I was really surprised by the price and thought that it must be really poorly made or not sturdy...but the whole thing is made of wood! The major selling point for DH and I is that the changing table attached to it does not require us to bend over too much...which is great! We are both very tall and with my back problems it will really be helpful. The only downside I see to this crib is that the changing table stays attached even when you convert it to a toddler bed. You can use it a night stand or something...but it may look a little awkward. I also really like that the only other things we will need in the room is a dresser and a rocking chair. The room we have is very this crib will take up one wall, the dresser will take up another, and we'll put the rocking chair in the corner. It will save a lot of space! DH and I also like all the little compartments and storage that the crib offers.

Now this is what it looks like converted to a toddler and a twin.

Another problem I have with it is that Delta does not make a matching dresser or chest of drawers or anything. So we will have to get one separately and just hope that it matches!

So that is our plan right now. I have already finished a cross stitch Mickey Mouse that I need to find a frame for. DH also wants to make our own decorations because we don't want to paint. We have tan walls everywhere in the house. Neither one of us like the idea of a bright solid color on the we just want to make a bunch of decorations and bedding and make it colorful that way.

Well I guess that's it! I am hoping I may have some family members get together and purchase the crib for us. My aunt is wanting to throw us a family oriented shower at her house where everyone comes, not just women. So hopefully if we register for it or someone asks...we can get it. But if not, that is really the only big expense we see. I won't have to buy clothes for years given the fact that we have 2 nephews close in age to Eli, plus my little brother...and having a shower where everyone LOVES to buy kid will be in hand-me-downs for a long time :) I can't wait to start talking details of the baby shower! I'm thinking of starting my registery online... :) yay!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The FLU :(

I have the flu :(

I had a student come in Monday at work and then the next morning her mom called to tell us she has the flu and to warn the other parents.


By Friday I did not have a single symptom, so I thought I was fine. But come Saturday I felt HORRIBLE and it was just all of a sudden. DH and I were shopping and I felt weak/numb/tingly all over and had to sit down. I thought it might have been my blood sugar. So we went to get me something to eat. I STILL felt bad. So we went home. On the way home, our car started messing up! It wouldnt shift out of 2nd gear! :( Ugh...

Anywho...we got home and I took my temp and it was 100.8 so I called my on call dr and all he said was to take Tylenol and drink lots of fluids. "What if I have the flu?" "Take Tylenol and drink lots of fluids." Well...ok then. My temp spiked that night at 101.3 and luckily the Tylenol brought it down. It spiked 3 more times Sunday but every time Tylenol brought it back down. I was supposed to be in training this week and I figured if I didnt go I better go to the dr at least. So I went to an urgent care clinic today that my mom took me to. We got there at 11:30am. I got called back at 12 and finally saw the dr at 12:45. Then we did a bunch of testing. Two strep tests. One they did in the office and one they send off. Also 2 flu tests. Again, one they did in the office and another that they send off with a blood sample.

I have the flu. It came back positive on the in office flu test. I asked "So it's just the regular flu?" He said "Well, we dont know that. We will know when we get the results back from the one we had to send off." Ok. So he gave me tamiflu. He said since my symptoms started Saturday he is hoping that we made it to the 48 hour window and that the tamiflu will help. If's Tylenol and lots of fluids for the rest of the week.

Apparently the flu is very scary right now. He told me he would suggest my husband come in and get some preventative meds. Since he doesnt have insurance we're not going to do that...but I WILL send him to this urgent care clinic if he gets it. These people were slow (I didnt get out til 2:30!) but they were helpful and nice. :)

So I have the flu :( Boo...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Gestational Diabetes Test and Monthly OB Appointment

Well...this was the first appointment I have had to go to by myself :(

DH luckily has been picking up some landscaping work through a family friend. Hooray! Down side is...even though he wasn't in training, he was he couldnt go with me! My mom was going to come, but when DH found out he didnt get into training we told her nevermind...he's coming with me. I still thought he was, but the night before (at like...11pm!) he tells me he cant go. Too late to call mom! Oh well...but I ended up texting her the whole time I was was a BORING hour to wait!

So...I passed! Hallelujah! I was soooo worried about getting GD since I have insulin resistance. But I'm good! :) The drink was carbonated (I HATE sodas). It tasted like orange soda but waaaaay too sugary. It wasnt really thick and I was expecting, but it definitely did not taste good! I just chugged it cuz I didnt want to wait any longer than I had to. It was only abouy 4-6 oz so not too bad. Then I had to wait an hour. That was awful! I was texting mom, playing a game on my phone...and did I mention? STARVING! For this test you have to fast from midnight on. This was hard for me because I keep this big thing of apple juice next to my bed to drink periodically through the night because I get a really dry throat. Water makes me gag. So I couldnt have my apple juice. I also keep a big thing of TUMS. One reason why I think still sleep on my back is because when I roll to my side it gives me heartburn and nausea. So I am popping TUMS and sipping apple juice just about every time I get up to pee. And that's about 2-4 times a night. I totally still took TUMS that night! Oops! But it was ok anyway! So anywho...the last 15 minutes of the waiting was the worst. I started to get really hot and sweaty and REALLY hungry. It felt like a lifetime! Finally it was 9:45 and I went back. They pricked my finger...I now have a bruise :( lol. I only noticed because when I turned on my turn signal in my car it hurt! haha Then she sent me to room 1. I met a new dr today. A male dr. I havent had a male dr yet! I LOVED him! He was very relaxed, very funny, and very to the point.

So he comes in and introduces himself. His first question is "are you feeling baby move?" I say "yes, but not kicks. Just little rolls." Then he asks if I'm having any contractions. Contractions?!?! I said "I dont think so...." He says "Do you ever get a really tight, hard feeling in your lower stomach?" "Yes..." "That's a contraction." "Oh!!!!" He said most women think it's the baby balling up tight (add me to that group!) but he said "But do you really think you would feel that?" And I was just like "Um...I guess not!" haha. So apparently I am having contractions! OMG! He then went on to tell me that if they become more frequent or painful (because right now they dont hurt AT ALL) that I need to lay down flat on my back and feel my stomach. I need to time how long it stays hard. Then I need to time it from when it gets soft to when it gets hard again. If they become very frequent or very painful...I need to call. If they are 5 minutes apart...I need to come in. I said "WOW I cant believe I'm already talking about this stuff!" and he laughed and said "Yup, youre having a baby!" haha

All the while he's telling me about this he is using the doppler to hear baby's heartbeat. I loved that he did this because I got to heart it for longer. He said he sounds good and even threw in a few kicks! Then he actually felt my stomach and explained to me what exactly I need to feel for for a contraction. Very helpful! Then he handed me some paper work and said I needed to fill it out and send it in to register with the hospital. He said that way if I ever come in to ER or go in to preterm labor they will already have all my information.

He also said we are entering a critical period. The time period where baby can survive outside the womb. O...M...G. Obviously, we want him to bake A LOT longer, but at 24 weeks he has an almost 50% chance of survival! OMG OMG OMG! How bizarre! That is when he continued to talk more in detail about signs of preterm labor. If I start feeling even the slightest bit odd...I need to lay down. And I need to focus on my belly and contractions and movement. WOW. That was a little overwhelming!

And finally he said "Now I'm going to give you a chart and then I'm going to tell you to not do anything with it." Um...ok! lol It was about kick counting. He said "The only reason why I say that is because you know your baby is moving, you know how often he's moving, etc etc. If you ever reach a day where you go 'huh, I havent felt him yet today' then find a quiet place and focus on your belly. If you feel him move a few times, great. If's time to start counting. You want to have around 10 kicks in 2 hours." Ok sounds good! He said if after focusing for awhile and not feeling's time to give them a call.

I also did my RH factor testing. Since I have O- blood I have to get a shot just in case my son has positive blood. I told him my DH has O- too. He said he wasnt going to take his word for it! lol Just to be on the safe side. He said if DH and I both have negative blood...then baby will have negative blood. But just in case DH is wrong...I need the shot. The shot gives me the antibodies to fight positive blood. He said it's not really a problem right now...but during delivery babies blood could get into my blood. Then my body would start producing antibodies against that blood. It wouldnt cause a problem for this baby...but it could cause problems is consecutive pregnancies or if I ever needed a transfusion. It could cause early miscarriage because my body would fight off another positive blood baby. So I'm good with going ahead and getting the shot just to be safe :)

All in all it was a fantastic appointment! It was very informative...but also very overwhelming with so much information! This is one appointment I really wish DH had been at. I think I would have been less overwhelmed. He asked me if I had any questions...I couldnt come up with any. But of course, as soon as I got home...I had some! Oh well!

So my next appointment is actually this coming Tuesday...the 11th. This is for my follow up U/S and hopefully we can get some better pics of his heart! Tuesday also happens to be mine and DHs 2 year anniversary! Hopefully we can do something fun! :)

After the U/S my next appointment is not until Sept 4th. I will be 27 weeks then! This is going by sooooo fast!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Belly Pics...

So I just realized that I have had a lapse in belly pics! LOL I went from showing you 19 weeks to 22 weeks! What happened to 20 and 21?! Well here they are! haha

20 weeks

21 weeks!

Weeks 22-23 of Pregnancy

Whew! Time is just flying by! I am truly having a hard time catching up! lol So let me see if I can cover everything exciting!

Ok first let me start off with my belly pic for week 22....

Oh my! It sure is growing! I have gotten to the point that my work shirt no longer covers my belly completely. You know the green shirt that I have some of my belly pics taken in? Yea...that one! I have reached a point where I have to wear a tank top underneath it to cover my belly. And this is the next size up from the size I was wearing pre pregnancy! I was wearing a large before pregnancy. I asked my boss for an XL and 2XL for later. I have been in my XL since about week 10...just cuz it was loose and comfy...but not anymore! I remember I time where I needed to pull my shirt tight in the back for my belly pics...and now I catch myself constantly pulling all the extra material to the front to try to cover my belly! haha

I have also reached the point where people can touch my belly and feel where the baby is. He really doesn't move a lot! I guess I may end up with a peaceful child! haha But really he only moves when he's being squished...or when I lay flat on my back I can feel him wiggle. The other day I was serving snack for my kids at work and leaned forward to hand a kid a pickle. My stomach hit the table when I leaned over it and I got the weirdest felling right next to my belly button! I honestly thought for a second that one of the children had reached over and tickled my belly! haha! I guess it was Eli letting me know I squished him!

In dr appointment updates...I have my GD test in the morning. I am somewhat nervous since I have insulin resistance that I will have GD too. So if I get it, I will not be surprised. I will just take care of myself the best I can! I also have my next U/S on Tuesday. This will be DH and mine's 2 year anniversary! :) And I'm pretty sure he's gonna be able to go! Also next week on Thursday is my breast feeding class. I am making my little sister go with me! lol I'm sure she's thrilled...and I think after that my appointments dwindle a little til Sept.

So Monday was DHs 27th bday! He didnt do ANYTHING for my birthday a few weeks I went ALL OUT for his! haha I got him 2 25 pound weights that he's been wanting...and a study Bible he mentioned he would like to have. I also got our family and friends together for a big birthday dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. He thought it would just be me and him and my sister...and it ended up being a lot more! :) He was VERY happy! I bought an ice cream cake with Mickey and Minnie on it :) And if you know us at all you know this is very appropriate! And his mom made his favorite pineapple upside down cake that she has not made in years! My aunt got him some more extra long t shirts that we found at Walmart that he LOVES and she got him some new jeans too. He was VERY happy! :)

So tomorrow I am 23 I went ahead and took a picture tonight! Today at work we had a "pie throwing at teachers" my hair was a MESS with whip cream all in it and I lost my contacts after wiping my I'm actually in my glasses for once! And FYI-my boss did NOT give us a heads up about this! So I had to call my hubby to bring me my glasses and a change of clothes! LOL It was so fun! So here's my 23 week pic!