Wednesday, June 30, 2010
My sisters anniversary is today, she married Greg 3 years ago. Luke and I were recently engaged and starting to plan our wedding, it was an exciting time for all four of us! If you told either of us we would be raising our one year old or pregnant with our first in three years I don't think we would of believed you or been able to imagine it! What whirlwind the past three years have been, planning a wedding, getting married, fun vacations, all the ups and downs and now getting ready for the next, "best day" of my life!
I had some company Cardinals tickets last night and not any takers, Luke and I could of went but we were both tired and didn't feel like dealing with the hustle of it, little did we know we would instead be watching a very active little man. Crystal and Greg came over to get the tickets and dropped of Bennett! We had a good time as usual playing together and "talking" and he loves the bath so we spent about 30 minutes in there too! It is definitely exhausting being pregnant and watching a toddler, and puts some strain on the belly while holding him that's for sure, but we had a good time.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Baby Wilson had his first case of the hiccups last week and once again last night. I feel him move a lot now and not just at certain times but all the time, last night he must of been being lazy because usually when we eat dinner and sit on the couch is his most active time and I couldn't feel a thing. I started to worry because they say that his movement shouldn't change much but Luke assured me he was fine. When we went up to bed and the hiccups started it was so nice to feel him moving again.
3rd Trimester! Some sites say this is at 27 weeks, some say 28, some say 27 1/2... but the book I am reading "your pregnancy week by week" says 27 weeks so I am going by that. I cant believe I am already in the 3rd trimester! It seems like yesterday I was getting ready to tell Luke he would be a daddy. It is exciting and scary at the same time, they say the 2nd trimester is the best, the honeymoon trimester and I think I know what they mean. There is a whole new list of symptoms that comes along as you get bigger and more uncomfortable, but just as that happens so does your list of growing things to do... Get the nursery ready, get a sitter lined up, find a pediatrician, get all your last cleaning and things to do done before the baby. But also the super fun things are coming up, our showers (all invites officially out!) taking maternity pictures, starting childbirth classes, and more often doctor appointements to hear my little one!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Side note: I do not look as cute or happy as this lady while cleaning ;) Sunday my nephew Bennett got baptised at church so we all went along for the service, minus Luke because he has a baseball game. Here is Bennett, my sister and brother in law. After the baptism I went to the mall, I needed makeup and wanted to look for a cute outfit for some upcoming showers. Let me tell you, MOST maternity clothes are UGLY, they just are, the bottoms are ugly, some of the tops look like tents, most have those dumb ties in the back, and some are just plain HUGE, wide and long! After I failed at the maternity store I figured I would go into two cheaper stores Charlotte Ruse and Forever 21 to just look for a decent dress... about an hour and a half later I was exhausted from trying on and had no luck. I did find one dress that I liked a lot but not sure how much wear I would get out of it because I was already busting out of the upper portion. I did get two cute shirts that fit now and will fit after baby from Forever 21, so then I was back to the maternity store one more time (don't worry frappacino in hand at this point) all I wanted was a pair of shorts to go with the tops, and basically because it is too hot to wear anything BUT shorts on the weekends! The style that fit all they had left was XL, they checked two other stores then the warehouse (online) and nothing left! I met up with Luke and we hit a couple more stores in search of some bottoms no luck though, I found a couple comfortable shorts, like to wear around the house, NOT in the maternity section but in the athletic section of Kohls! I seriously think I am going to design a line of clothes because what is out there now just stinks!
Question mommies: after birth will my regular comfy yoga etc pants fit or should I get some pairs that are a little larger for after? I figured this is what I would wear most of in the hospital and when I get home.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The white fuzzy part on his scalp is hair!
I went in to a perinatal center this morning for an in depth ultrasound to see what is causing me all this pain and discomfort. I wish I could go there for every doctor visit, the chair you sit in is like a recliner, and the ultrasound screen is up on a flat screen on the wall so you can just sit back relax and watch your baby! The ultrasound was awesome, she spent about 40 minutes with me and William checking EVERYTHING out and explaining everything to me, right as she was doing it all there was a special doctor over at the hospital looking at everything on his computer as well. The bad thing is there is absolutely nothing that they can see or find that is causing this, the good thing is William looks perfect! He is right on schedule head is down and he is in fetal position, this could still change but looks good for now, he is 2 1/4 pounds, good amounts of fluid etc surrounding. All in all it was great seeing him again and I am very happy he is doing well. I am going to try taking the pepcid religiously and writing down what I am eating to see if there are any patterns that could be causing anything, last night the pain got so bad I thought I was going to vomit so hopefully I can figure this out or find a way to deal with it soon.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
If I am in my 6th month and it hurts this bad what will it be like at 9 months, ouch!
I do enjoy the pregnancy and I am trying not to complain about anything but rib pain, swollen feet/ankles, and some leg cramps and hip pain... now I understand why by month 9 a lot of girls are saying "get this baby out of me!"
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Still an innie, or should I say flattie
Luke and I took our trip to Mexico in November, we didn't make this public but it kinda kicked off baby making time for us; though it didn't happen right away. However, now with Baby on the way and a busy summer we decided to use the one free weekend we had and take our last trip... just the two of us.
Trips alone are great, they make you realize why you are with someone, they make you laugh at things you sometimes don't at home, and they give you a chance to talk and catch up! We just went to the lake of the Ozark's (about 2 1/2 hours from our house) and stayed at a resort called Tantara. We ate at some great places, got ice cream every night, got too much sun, and even caught up with some friends!
Luke being "happy"
It was a HOT one! Ahhh!
Ducks we watched swim in the mornings from our balcony. Made me remember one of the things Luke and I have most in common is our love for animals, any kind!
Monday, June 21, 2010
My doctors office just called, my gestational diabetes all came back good, however they also ran some other tests and I am anemic. She asked if I have been feeling fatigued, I said a little but I just thought it was the pregnancy (when you are putting on weight, carrying a child, and it is 100 degrees out who isn't fatigued!)
I am just going to take an over the counter iron supplement, hallelujah for no diabetes or 3 hour tolerance test! YAY!
Gull bladder ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow morning! If it is something it will be fine I am a strong girl, but still hopefully it is nothing ;)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Your baby's crown-to-rump length is about 8.8 inches. Weight has increased to around 1.5 pounds and fat is still being deposited at a high rate. Babies come in all shapes and sizes, so your baby could vary slightly from these `average` measurements.
Your uterus has grown quite a bit bigger this week. The top of your uterus is between your bellybutton and your sternum. Your uterus is about the size of a soccer ball now!
If your baby is delivered at this time, it would have a good chance of surviving. It is best for your baby to remain inside of you for the remainder of the pregnancy, but great advances have been made in the care of a premature baby. Ventilators, monitors and medications all help premature babies develop and grow outside of the womb. If your baby were born this early, he would probably have to spend several months in the hospital and would be more susceptible to infections and other complications. Lets hope Baby Wilson stays cooking for a while but kinda cool to know he would be okay if need be!
You can hear your baby's heartbeat with both a Doppler and a stethoscope at this time, and your partner may even be able to hear the heartbeat unaided if he puts his ear in the right position.
We will have to try this out, I didn't know we could hear it with out a Doppler now!
Your baby is able to do more with their fingers now and can move his fingers to make a complete fist. As your baby becomes more dexterous, he will be able to touch and hold his feet. Babies also begin to prefer their left hand or right hand at this time. Because babies settle into routines of sleep and activity, you might begin to notice these patterns as well. Some women experience the most fetal movements while they are trying to rest.
Just tried to add baby Wilson's heartbeat on here forever, recorded it on my phone. It went from my phone then emailed to myself and saved to computer, but cant get to upload on blogger. :(
He is looking great measuring great etc. It has been 5 weeks since my last appointment and I have gained 5.5 pounds since then, a total gain of about 12 pounds, I didn't think I was to the point yet to gain a pound a week but we'll see. Blood pressure looks great, and I DO have to take the (dumb) glucose tolerance test. My next OB appointment is in 4 weeks and I will be 29 weeks, you can only get the glucose test till 28 weeks so I will have to go make a separate trip to do this.
Rib Pain: She started me on Pepcid complete twice a day to help with any indigestion but also ordered me to get an ultrasound done of my gull bladder. Gull stones are very common among pregnant woman. I always like to ask what the wost case is, worst case: they DO do surgery on pregnant woman if it is bad enough, or they would do surgery after he is born. I really don't like either of these options, even after he is born I want to be feeding him and being with him not rushed off to another procedure and then having to deal with the recovery of that as well. I am going to try and schedule the u/s next week to see what is going on, hopefully it is nothing or something that can be fixed another way.
Healthy baby boy, and healthy momma (for the most part) so all is looking great!
Doctor says she loves me because there are no worries! :)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
No I don't exactly know why we are keeping 20 something cans of paint... but yes that is our travel system/stroller back there, yay!
And last but not least, taa daa, my beautiful wonderful shelves!!! Look this was ALL on the floor! Doesn't it look so much more organized! Also will give us a great place for all those baby extras, and things we get that we may not use just yet :)
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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Your baby isn't just sitting around (on your bladder) doing nothing, he's working hard preparing for life outside the womb—perfecting his lungs and packing on the pounds. He'll gain ½ pound this week alone. Other highlights this week:Things are starting to get a little crowded inside the old womb as baby grows bigger and bigger. Your ribs are probably pining away for the good old days when they didn't have a foot permanently lodged between them. Hate to break it to you, but it's going to get worse before it gets better. -This is what I keep thinking/hearing, but I am going to ask the doctor about it next week, my rib pain is pretty bad and constantly in one spot, could that be his favorite spot for his foot?
Your baby's ears are fully functional now. And since they are, you may notice that loud noises and sudden movements can startle the little bugger. He's getting used to the everyday sounds inside the womb: the sound of your heart beating, your lungs inhaling and exhaling air, the growling of your stomach! - Just another obvious reason I would love everything out of mine and Luke's mouth to be happy and loving, instead of the opposite. Were working on this, and every once in a while Luke will whisper to baby Wilson, it is very cute!
No this picture is not me, but this IS what I will look like next weekend, details to follow!
Well there is no denying it is summer, in Saint Louis that means hot and humid! So far things have not been too bad for me. For 1. I work in an office, sometimes I have a space heater or sweater on, not kidding! 2. when we are outdoors we are usually somewhere fun which helps! 3. Mocktails!!! Favorite one right now is club soda and lime, super yummy and refreshing!
However, I remember right when we announced the pregnancy the first thing out of so many peoples mouth was how miserable I was going to be come summer, (thanks.) and how we didn't plan this too well, (ha! is there any planning when it comes to this sort of thing?)
With your belly getting bigger and bigger just as we head into summer, you may find yourself wondering if you’ll make it out alive. But don’t worry -- while it’s true that a summer pregnancy isn’t always easy, here are a few tricks to ease your hot-weather woes.
Summer Bummer #1: DehydrationGetting enough fluids is especially tough in the hot summer months. Ordinarily, you should try to drink two liters of clear liquids every day, but in the summer, you need to add eight ounces for every hour you spend in the heat, according to NYC nutritionist Lara Englebardt Metz, MS, RD, CDN. That’s basically the amount you’ll be sweating out.
Cool Fix: Icy concoctions Since you’ll be constantly sipping, make your drink a fun one. Try out Lara’s favorite mocktail: chilled seltzer with a splash of mango juice and lime. The mango is loaded with vitamin C and iron. Pretend you’re relaxing on a tropical beach by sipping from a super-cute cup like this coconut-shaped one from Target ($16.99 for set of 4, target.com). Or, if you get sick of sipping, go for a homemade Popsicle. Lara suggests blending nonfat yogurt, walnuts, and blueberries and pouring into Popsicle molds for a sweet snack loaded with H2O (not to mention omega 3s, calcium, antioxidants, and fiber).
Summer Bummer #2: Swelling Edema can be worse in summer, causing your calves, ankles, and feet to become one wide, bloated mass. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Cool Fix: Kick up your heels!“To help reduce swelling, make an effort to keep your legs up whenever you can -- even in the office,” says Lara. For an extra-relaxing way to lounge, try a comfy hanging seat like the colorful, handmade, Mayan hammock chair (from $38.99, hammocks.com). While you're outside, slather on Burt's Bees DEET-free insect repellent (or their natural bug bite cream, if it's too late for protection) to help avoid future issues ($8 and $6, burtsbees.com). For double relief, grab your partner, hand him a bottle of Mama Mio massage oil ($19, mamamio.com), and let him go to work. If your swelling persists, Lara suggests munching on watercress, celery, citrus fruits, or small bits of parsley, which may act as natural diuretics.
Summer Bummer #3: Extreme heat Obvious but true: It’s steaming. You’re huge. It stinks.
Cool Fix: Get wet Water is a mama-to-be’s best friend, so don't shy away from the pool! An afternoon dip will not only lower your body temp, the buoyancy will also ease the stress on your squished organs, and splashing around provides a great low-impact workout. Plus, you’ll have the chance to really show off that belly! Go on -- be brave and bare your bump in a colorful printed suit like the sungarden bikini from Maternal America ($92, blossommaternity.com). No access to a pool? Try the plastic kiddy version. Baby can use it later. Just make sure you've got sunscreen on while you're outside.
Summer Bummer #4: Sticky sweat Okay, so the summer may have you chafing a bit. But the best thing about a summer pregnancy: lightweight and comfy maternity clothes!
Cool Fix: Breathable maternity wear For maximum cuteness and comfort, go for loose, light-colored clothes. This helps keep you from overheating and allows sweat -- especially beneath and between your boobs -- to evaporate, preventing nasty rashes. Some cool options to try: Gap’s smocked tube top ($24.50, gap.com). Plop a floppy Cabana Life hat with built-in SPF 50 ($28, cabanalife.com) on your head, and you're ready to go!
Summer Bummer #5: Boredom The simplest way to keep your body temp on track? “Stay indoors in an air-conditioned home,” says Lara. But how’s a girl to keep her sanity when she’s hanging out on the couch in the living room all day?
Cool Fix: Fun summer rentals Beat the heat with a few belly laughs courtesy of some baby-focused DVD favorites. Your, er, “condition” might have you looking at a couple of ’80s and ’90s classics in a whole new light. Remember Junior? How about Father of the Bride Part II? Look Who’s Talking and Nine Months are great for a chuckle too. Renting (rather than hitting the theaters) will give you the freedom to pause the flick and walk around to ease your aches (or pee every 10 minutes).
-- Erin van Vuuren May 20, 2009
Baby Wilson must of liked this blog post, he just had a party the whole time I wrote it (mine and Luke's terms for when he moves a lot) Must of been the dierbergs salad!