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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The nursery

The nursery is nearly done. We'd still like to hang more pictures on the walls, but I thought I'd go ahead and share what we've got so far.




Thursday, February 23, 2012

Perks of pregnancy ending

So I've been starting to get a little sad that my pregnancy may be coming to a close in 2-4 weeks. I mean, don't get me wrong -- I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to meet our baby girl. And be a mommy. And spend time with her, care for her, feed her, etc. That is all a given. But I'm one of those women who has really loved being pregnant. Despite the aches and pains and sickness and ribs popping out and tiredness etc. It's just been amazing to grow a little person inside my body. And to feel her moving around. And to talk to her and sing to her and bond with her. It's such an incredible process.

but today it hit me. There will be some perks to not being pregnant anymore:
1. I'll get to eat sushi again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap I forgot about sushi. It's going to be awesome.
2. I'll get to eat sushi again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because seriously I love sushi
3. I'll get to have caffeine and tiny drinks of alcohol without feeling guilty (not that I drink alc now bc I don't. but I do have the occasional caffeinated beverage and feel irrationally guilty).
4. I'll be able to eat tomatoes again (the currently give me reflux).
5. No more reflux (I've started waking in the night after spitting up. Gross).
6. When I have the time/energy while caring for a newborn -- I can exercise again. I had to give it up ~ 1/2 through 2nd trimester bc of reflux and depleted lung capacity. And I miss it.

Any others?

Hopefully I still have another few weeks to enjoy my pregnancy. And then I get to meet my baby girl! After so many years of battling IF, it's just amazing to me that I have so many amazing, happy, wonderful things to look forward to.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let the beat, I mean baby, drop

The baby dropped this weekend. I had lots of pelvic pain--sometimes when sitting still (which I did a lot of this weekend) and definitely when I walked. Walking resulted in shooting pains. Shooting pains + pregnancy = scary. So I took it easy this weekend and I went to the midwife this AM to make sure that my baby's not on track to be a premie. Everything looks OK. The baby did drop and my cervix is thinning in prep for the baby to come. And my hip joints are achy bc the hormones are relaxing them to make room for the delivery. But no dilation so she's not planning on coming any time soon. Midwife estimates 2-3 weeks which would put me at 36.5-38 weeks. Which would be fine with me, esp since this is a bigger baby. DH and I are getting so excited to meet her!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

33.5 week ultrasound

We had our first u/s since the 20 week scan/gender u/s. The baby is looking good. The one glitch -- she's big. She weighed in at 6lbs 6 0z (normal at this point is ~ 4.5 lbs). She's measuring long in the limbs so it's not that she's fat (I was worried I've been eating too much King Cake!) but that she's probably going to be big. So we'll continue to monitor her measurements and decide what to do as we get more info. I was 9.5 lbs and my brothers were ~ 11.5 lbs when born, so I was prepared to hear I was having a big baby. I'm just so happy she' healthy. And she's head down, which is also good news at this point. Here's her u/s pic from this AM:

Monday, February 6, 2012

32 week update

By request, here's an update. The good news is not much has happened (which is why I haven't posted -- we've been pretty boring!). The baby and I continue to do well. We're seeing the midwife every 2 weeks now. Most recent appt was last Tuesday. All looking good. Baby kicks regularly, esp in the evening after dinner. She also puts on a show intermittently, less predictably during the day. Her heart rate is good (was ~ 165 on Tuesday) and seems to be growing at an appropriate rate. She's currently head down and will (fingers crossed) most likely stay that way at this point. It's pretty wonderful to be having such a normal pregnancy!

Here's a pic of the bump at 32 weeks:

We also had our shower this weekend. It was a lot of fun! My mom, brother, and SIL came to town to help us celebrate with our local friends. Here's a pic I love of my brother feeling the baby kick:

Next ultrasound will be at my next appt Tuesday after next. I haven't seen the baby since the 20 week u/s so looking forward to that one. I'll be sure to post pics.