Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby Sadie - Getting BIG!!

Went to the doctor today for a check up. Her heartbeat was 154 today. Got my Rogam shot today, I'm O- and Craig is B+, so this will make sure that our blood will not make her blood act up. We wanted to know when our next sonogram would of right now, she's very healthy, so Dr. Finke said unless there are complications, we won't have one. And we really can't afford a 3D or 4D sonogram. So I guess we'll just see her when she comes out. I guess we could take a 30 week picture tonight... Some clothes make me look bigger/smaller than others. Who knows how I look comments, maybe everyone is getting bored with it. I'm not bored yet, just ready to see her!!! :)

Your pregnancy: 30 weeks
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How your baby's growing:Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)See what your baby looks like this week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

29 weeks - BIG baby Sadie!!

Baby Sadie is beginning to resemble an alien daily as she moves across my tummy. She's making it hard to sing and walk and get out of bed and walk and move...and walk... :)
We finally finished the border in the baby room, and Craig and I went to get our S-A-D-I-E letters and I've started painting them. We also found 3 piggy banks that match the room perfectly, 1 cow, 1 sheep, and 1 chicken! Isn't that random? Thought it was too good to be true. Her first banks! Car FUND!!! College FUND!!! and Wedding FUND!!! Oh MY!
I don't feel any bigger than I did last week, but I can tell by the sharp pains in my lower abdomen that I'm definitely stretching. I'm having a hard time thinking that in 11 or (hopefully less) weeks we will have a new baby in this house. So surreal and strange to think about it. We are so excited!!!

Your pregnancy: 29 weeks
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How your baby's growing:Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Baby far...

So here's a sneak peek of the baby room. We still need the glider rocker and changing table in there, but this is the gist of the theme. Barn animals... we thought it was so cute. Mom bought all of our baby room decor for us... THANKS MOM!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

28 weeks along Picture

Okay, okay, so I tried on my coral go... I would have to cut it off if I tried to put it on. it is... 28 weeks along. So far I've heard several totally different statements... "Oh my, are you having twins?" or "Has your doctor really looked to see if there's just one baby?" My answer to that one is - no, my doctor doesn't believe in listening for 2 heart beats or looking on the sonogram for 2 bodies. And here's my favorite, "I think your doctor got the date wrong." Yes, she's an idiot. I'm due tomorrow. As for the positive one, "You're not that big, but you do look like you're carrying a boy." Thank you to those, and I think the "looking" like you're carrying a boy or girl is dumb. It looks like I'm carrying a BABY. :) As you can tell, the comments are laughable at most. I'm not letting it get to me... some people are just really dumb sometimes. Gotta love 'em.

Monday, September 15, 2008

BABY SADIE - 12 weeks away!!!!!

Well, here we are, third trimester. Time is truly flying. Thanks to Hurricane Ike, no Houston shower was had...I'm sad about it. But I'm so glad everyone we know and love is safe and was not hurt. Their physical things may have been, but family wasn't.
I went to the doctor last Thursday for my glucose screening. They didn't tell me how to eat that day, so I went about my business and ate like normal. They called Friday and said my sugar was a little elevated and my iron was low. So, now I'm taking iron supplements, and NOW they are having me come back this Wednesday for the 3 hour glucose test. I have a feeling everything will come back normal, once I fast for 12 hours. I'm thinking positively.
She moves all over the place, more than usual. This morning, I woke up to her rhythmically punching my bladder and both sides of my stomach. She must have had some big time hiccups! As soon as I got up, she quit. Maybe she just didn't like how I was laying. :)
My back is still giving me fits, but once I get up and moving, it seems to get better. Some days are unbearable, some I'm just fine. I can really feel some strange movements, like parts of her moving across my belly and getting to watch them is fascinating!!! This is such a cool time in my pregnancy. I'm savoring every moment of it b/c I know it will go by so fast. Craig will take a picture of me tonight. I'll try on my coral shirt, but I don't know if it will fit. :)

Your pregnancy: 28 weeks
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How your baby's growing:By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.
How your life's changing:You're in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. If you're like most women, you'll gain about 11 pounds this trimester.At this point, you'll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you'll switch to weekly visits. Depending on your risk factors, your practitioner may recommend repeating blood tests for HIV and syphilis now, as well as doing cultures for chlamydia and gonorrhea, to be certain of your status before delivery. Also, if your glucose screening test result was high and you haven't yet had follow-up testing, you'll soon be given the 3-hour glucose tolerance test. And if the blood work done at your first prenatal visit showed that you're Rh negative, you'll get an injection of Rh immunoglobulin to prevent your body from developing antibodies that could attack your baby's blood. (If your baby is Rh positive, you'll receive another shot of Rh immunoglobulin after you give birth.)Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant "creepy-crawly" sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what's known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it's relatively common among expectant mothers. Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Miss Sadie - 90 days to go!!!!! Home Stretch!

Sadly, we may not get to go to Houston this weekend for our first Baby Shower. Hurricane Ike could wait a few more days or just stop altogether...which would be great!!! We really don't want to miss our shower, nor can we postpone, b/c after October, I won't be able to travel long distances anymore. :(
As for the information below, I've added a few red comments to AGREE with what it's saying. Glad I'm a textbook pregnancy! :)
90 days to go...holy cow.

Your pregnancy: 27 weeks
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How your baby's growing:This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups (EVERYDAY!!!), which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.See what your baby looks like this week.Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.
How your life's changing:The second trimester is drawing to a close, but as your body gears up for the final lap, you may start noticing some new symptoms. Along with an aching back (NO DOUBT!!!), for example, you may find that your leg muscles cramp up now and then (YES!!!). They're carrying extra weight, after all, and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs. Unfortunately, the cramps may get worse as your pregnancy progresses. Leg cramps are more common at night but can also happen during the day. When a cramp strikes, stretching the calf muscle should give you some relief. Straighten your leg and then gently flex your toes back toward your shin. Walking for a few minutes or massaging your calf sometimes helps, too.It may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, but it's not too soon to think about family planning. You'll want to have made some decisions about postpartum birth control before your baby arrives. If you're considering a tubal ligation, be aware that most states require you to sign a consent form at least 30 days beforehand. So if you'd like the option of having the surgery during your postpartum hospital stay, don't wait too much longer to discuss it with your caregiver. (You can still change your mind later.)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sadie - 26 weeks down, 14 to go...

Had a good weekend! We got her baby book, so cute. And a new book called "Baby Wise". We got some cute thank you notes, and some scrapbooking stuff for the baby book. She moved all day yesterday. Especially in church. She loves the music. Craig finally got to see her move in my tummy without touching it. It's a weird feeling to watch her move, not just feel her move. But just a really cool way for God to tell me that He's doing great things with her! We'll take another picture soon, it seems like I grow every single day now.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks
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How your baby's growing: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 (an English hothouse cucumber) 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.See what your baby looks like this week.