Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Corn to Rutabega

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According to babycenter.com, last week the baby went from corn-size to rutabega-size. In my mind, those aren't even remotely similar in size or shape to each other...poor baby!

"Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture."

Friday, October 23, 2009

25 weeks

How far along? 25w
Total Weight gain/loss: Total about 20 lbs since beginning of pregnancy (ugh!)
Maternity clothes? Oh yes--rarely can I get by w/non maternity clothes since I can't button any up anymore. My lounge wear is still non-maternity. Gotta love elastic pants and old 90's style L t-shirts!
Sleep: Pretty good--still like a 20-30 mn nap once a day.
Best moment this week(s): Having my mom see my belly move/jump
Movement: Oh yes--LO is VERY active!
Food cravings: I'm craving the things I can't have--Jimmy John's and salami rolls. Other than that, my cravings are either fruit/healthy or salty snacks.
Gender: Don't want to know.
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but starting to work it's way out
What I miss: Taking for granted an easy pregnancy and not worrying.
What I am looking forward to: My next u/s in a few weeks.
Milestones: Viability!!!
Also, the glucose test came back negative, so that's good too! As read in another post, the heart and organs looked great in my high level u/s a few weeks ago, so that was a big relief.

I've been having some minor complications, cramping, lightheadedness/dizziness and spotting and bleeding for the past 2 weeks. I'm told not to exercise at all (not even prenatal yoga), which is killing me, esp. with my weight gain. I can feel my muscles atrophying. I've been told to rest as much as possible, which after this week, I'm trying to take more seriously.
The dr can't find anything wrong, and LO's hb is still strong and still kicking/moving around a lot, so that's a good sign! I just hope that things even out before I leave for Phx for Thanksgiving for 2 weeks!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"rest"

So, for the past few days, I've had some minor scares each day, whether it be spotting, lightheadedness or weird cramping. Nonetheless, it's a bit worrisome. I went in for a last-minute appointment and everything checked out ok. They're doing some tests that I'll get results back in a few days, but the doc didn't seem too concerned.
[Side note: I saw a new doc for our practice and she's fantastic--so much better than my last experience there!]
She told me that I need to "rest" for the next week or so due to all my varied symptoms. All I've done this past week is 1 hour of prenatal yoga (in which we took it easy since I'm the only person in the class and the instructor has been tailoring it for me). Bummer--with all of the weight I'm gaining, I was hoping at least to do some minor walking, but oh well. It's all for the baby and it's health. If I need to rest and lay on the couch when I'm not at work, I'll do it =)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick update

The u/s went great. All is just perfect with the baby, and because of that, with mom and dad as well. =)

We could see all three chambers of the heart including the valves. How amazing considering the heart is the size of an almond. The spine and neck and nose are all good as well.

Below are some pictures we got of LO:

profile shot

head-on of the face. One eye is hidden (by a hand??)


Base of foot
However since then we've had a few scares. Nothing major, but enough that the dr was called afterhours and I was told to rest all weekend. I'll go in for a quick appointment this week to check on things. Then, today, I got hit with quite a few lightheadedness and almost fainting spells this morning. I've been eating off an on ever since and now feel a bit better. Doc says I should also rest tonight, but am still going to try to hit my prenatal yoga.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

22 weeks

How far along? 22w 4d
Total Weight gain/loss: Total about 12 lbs since beginning of pregnancy (?)
Maternity clothes? Oh yes--rarely can I get by w/non maternity clothes since I can't button any up anymore. Some tops do still fit though, but I don't want to stretch too many out.
Sleep: Pretty good--still like a 20-30 mn nap once a day.
Best moment this week(s): Seeing all of my relatives and having them see me pregnant! Movement: Oh yes--LO is VERY active!
Food cravings: Varies--sometimes chocolate and/or cake, sometimes fruit, sometimes Panera broccoli cheddar soup and their french bread
Gender: Don't want to know.
Labor Signs: Not any time soon..
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but starting to work it's way out
What I miss: Still miss Jimmy John's subs and salami rolls
What I am looking forward to: W/apprehension--today's level 2 u/s.
Milestones: Had my first shower last weekend with my MN relatives--so much fun and got some great items. So many were homemade, which I love and will cherish!

I can also see the baby move/kick from the outside. I'm starting to have more and more conversations with the baby and sometimes it seems like (s)he is responding back with movement and/or kicks.

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