Thursday, July 24, 2008

29 Weeks and going strong!!

So this picture is from Wednesday July 23rd. 29 Weeks!! This was right before the weekly dr. appt. which went well. Things are good still, if not a little better! I am very optomistic that I can make it. If not all the way then at least to 35 weeks. Thats only 6 weeks away now and I have already been on bedrest for over 7 weeks. That seems like a piece of cake now!! I asked the dr. if there came a point in the pregnancy that I will be able to start to get up and around again, maybe 36 or 37 weeks if I make it there and he was like "I would say more like 34 weeks!" So that is my goal now. Not that I will be able to move much but it would be nice to get out of the house a little.
Keith and I finally decided to break down and buy a shower chair for me, because having been in bed for 7 weeks, I have no muscle left and showers are extremely draining on me. I hate that we had to because it makes me feel even more like an invalid, but I know that the reality is that it only gets harder as I go along. Oh what a wonderful life, eh?
Keith had his interview in Kalamazoo and we are still waiting to hear an answer on that. I am not getting my hopes up but at the same time, if he does get the offer then I have so much more to worry about..... I just want to go home.....
Baby boy is great. Still looking good and kicking hard. I just can't wait to hold him in my arms. I have waited so long for him and wanted him so much that it is unbelievable. As much crap as I am going through for him, I would do it again and again just to have him healthy in my arms. Ok enough sentimental gush. Ta ta for now!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nursery and update!

So I am soo excited to have the crib put together and most of the nursery done!! I swear I may be biased but I think my nursery is the cutest I have ever seen! The pic on the left is the stroller and carseat combo that Keith put together.
We had an appointment yesterday and little boy seems to be growing right on schedule if not a little ahead. Yay! As for my cervix, I am still stable and seem to be right on track to keep him in there for a while yet. I am 28 weeks today!! I am so excited to make it this far! My little baby has such a higher chance of survival if something terrible happens now.
I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately, between all the things that are running through my head and the pains I feel every time I move (which is a lot, tossing and turning and getting up to pee) I can't seem to get a good nights sleep. So even though I do absolutely nothing all day every day I still feel exhausted all the time. Only 12 weeks left at most right?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Weekly Appointment

The pic is my 26 week shot taken last Wednesday on my way to my endo appointment. My face is all flushed and I look a little out of it but what can you expect.

So I am a little disappointed at this appointment. Apparently when they gave me my measurements last week they gave me the wrong number. The 2.35 they gave me is the FULL length of my cervix including what is already opening. So my length hasn't really changed at all. It is still about 1.4cm which is good because it is stable but still... Next week they will do a growth measurement ultrasound to make sure baby boy is still growing properly.

They did re-confirm that he is a boy again, because I mentioned that I was having dreams about going into labor and poof out comes a girl! Not that I would be upset, but it would still be quite shocking. In my dream I was even trying to come up with a little poem to put on the announcements to say it's a girl not a boy. But thanks to the ultrasound lady today I am 100% sure that we are having a boy. Phew! Makes me feel better to know for sure. I am not feeling so good today so I think I am going to go lay down. Toodles!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth Of July!!

Alrighty, So this morning Keith and I put together the stroller/carseat combo my grandparents got us (thanks guys!!) It was so cute watching him try to figure it out and realize what all the little contraptions were for. We can't wait to have a baby to put in it and take for walks. My mom got us a crib and mattress for our shower and Keith is going to pick it up from Wal-Mart this weekend. I hope he can put it together because the nursery is so close to being done, I just want to see it all together and take pictures. I am refusing to take any now because it is only half-done. When Mom was here she put up the border and stickers and put together the dresser. It is just too darn cute. If anyone didn't know, we are doing Baby Looney Tunes as a theme (because of Sylvester, yeah I know extremely corny and original but I like it!!)

The other night we were laying in bed and the baby was kicking up a storm. I put Keith's hand on my belly and he felt every little motion, including when he stretched out and kept his foot there. Keith said he could feel the shape of his little foot!! I think I saw a little tear glisten in his eye....

We have another appointment on Monday morning so I will update after that, hopefully everything is still going good. I am really disappointed that I am going to miss out on all the fun summer activities this year, like renaissance fairs, carnivals, swimming, amusement parks, and just being outside in general. I swear when I go in to deliver the nurses better not complain about being blinded by my whiteness..... but it's worth it for this little guy!

Happy Fourth of July All!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Once you start, you just can't stop!

Two posts in one day! I guess thats what you get from a bored pregnant lady stuck in bed. I did want to mention a few things before I forgot though, Keith had a phone interview with an Aerospace company in Kalamazoo yesterday. Nothing to get excited about, but he said they did sound interested. Hopefully we will hear back in a week or so.

Little Boy has been kicking and punching around in there for a few weeks now. I started to really tell the difference between the flutters and the kicks at about 20 wks. When I was in the hospital Keith was lucky enough to feel him send out a roundhouse kick(We still think he is training for ninja school!) My mom also felt him once when she was here helping us out.

As for names.... I keep getting asked what we are naming him, and this is the explaination you will get every time! We have a few names in consideration, but have decided that if or when we pick one, we are not announcing it until he is born. Why, you ask? Because I have this fear that we will announce a name and then when he gets here we will change our minds and either have to go through the trouble of explaining it or stick with the name we no longer like. So there.

The First Entry!

So Here I am, just shy of 26 weeks along, and just now starting one of these journal thingies. I am the worst at procrastinating but Oh well. My original plan was to do a video journal with my camera but I really don't have the motivation to get myself all dolled up everytime I want to make an entry.

The picture is 25wks5days. I am to self conscious to take a picture with my shirt up. So I am sticking with this until I feel comfortable...if I ever do. I have a full body shot but Keith took it and I look like an Amazon woman. So no posting that! I will try to take another when I get ready for my next appt. (I will take it myself in the mirror!!)

So now for the update on the pregnancy, sorry to everyone that has heard all this a million times! On Thursday June 5th, 2008 I went in for a routine ultrasound and the technician happened to check and noticed that my cervix was extremely short for 22wks(it was at 1.5cm, normal length is above 3cm). I was immediately sent to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY where I was monitored for the weekend. On Monday, it had not had actually gotten worse (1.1cm) They decided to keep me there and monitor it for another week. Wednesday it had stayed the same, then Friday it had stayed the same as well. They believed that I was stable and because I was not having any risk factors for pre-term labor(contractions, water breaking, bleeding) they decided it was safe to send me home, to continue complete bedrest.

Since then I have been home and have had weekly check-ups and seem to be doing better. The first check-up showed improvement (1.1 to 1.4) and the check up we had yesterday was fantastic (1.4 to 2.35!!!) I am still on bedrest and probably will be for a while.

Poor Keith, I feel so bad that I can't do ANYTHING! He works all day, has to come home for lunch and make me food. Then he has to do all the housework and yardwork. He says it doesn't matter, but I know he is exhausted. :(