Thursday, July 30, 2009
The ultrasound last Friday showed that the placenta had moved up about 4.5cm away from the cervix (the doctor wanted it to be 2.5cm away), so that is good news and we can go forward with plans for a vaginal birth. We also took a preparing for birth class and now feel a little more prepared as far as when to go to the hospital and different positions for coping with labor.
This week our baby is weighing in around 5.5lbs (according to the ultrasound) which is about the 50th percentile. And our baby is now gaining around a 1/2lb per week now which is going to make for around an 8lb baby. (Yikes that seems big to me! I think a 7lb baby sounds better). This week our baby's brain is rapidly developing (and growing! Good thing the head is still soft!)
I am feeling the effects of the heat. Yesterday my ankles were so swollen it look like I sprained them and they are still swollen this morning. Other than that just plain 'ol hot feeling and not sleeping well. We are headed up to my grandparents house on the beach this weekend to cool off.
Monday, July 27, 2009
MckMama is on a break from Not Me! Monday this week as Stellan is once again in the hospital battling SVT and planning on an emergent heart surgery in Boston soon. Please be in prayer for baby Stellan.
As for me, here are my Not Me's!
I am not wearing Devin's belt cause none of mine fit around me anymore.
I am definitely not counting down the work days I have left before I take my leave (11 days!) and I am not counting down the days until Baby Jenson arrives either (37 days!) Not me!
And I am not glad that I am working this week (well, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) cause I work in an air conditioned office and the temperature is supposed to be in the 90's all week (99 degrees on Wednesday!) No way. Who would be glad about working!
And we have not found that our new favorite card game is bridge. Yes, we can only play it with my grandparents (who taught us how to play) cause they are the only ones we know who play. Anyone out there play bridge?
That's it for another week of Not Me! Monday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I am trying to keep cool in this hot weather. I am not too bothered by it yet but am more tired and short of breath and have some feet swelling. The doctor's appointment this morning was uneventful. I have gained 27lbs and am measuring 35cm today. I am a little nervous about the ultrasound on Friday. On one hand, a c-section at this point doesn't sound half bad, but I know a vaginal birth would be better. Whatever is best for baby and I is what I want. We shall see which way it will go after Friday's ultrasound.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Another week gone by, time again to air our dirty laundry.
I have not been watching the "Birthday" or "A Birth Story" shows on the Discovery Health channel and am getting kind of freaked out about giving birth. Is it too late to turn back now!
I am not totally excited about the new Amy Butler sewing book that my sister Sidney gave me for my baby shower. I am not already planning what I am going to make. And I am not excited that I am off work next week so I have lots of time to make things.
I did not enjoy showing all the shower gifts to Devin and then putting them away in the baby's room. Not me! I am not that silly. I don't just go into the baby's room and look around.
I am not sitting on the couch writing this blog entry while watching "South Park."
That about wraps up another Monday. You can check out what MckMama and every one else has Not been doing this week here.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am still doing well. I have gained a whopping 28lbs thus far. Yikes. At the doctor's appt this morning I measured 34cm which is a little big for 32 weeks which freaks me out a bit. Remember this. Everything else is well with baby and me. Not much new this week.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This week our little one is over 3lbs now and around 18inches long give or take a little. (I was 18inches at birth). Our baby will still gain about 3-5 more pounds, though I hope only about 3 more pounds and is just about at his/her birth length. This week our baby's brain connections are developing and our baby is already processing information, tracking light and perceiving signals from all 5 senses. Amazing! The books say our baby is sleeping more and developing more definitive sleep and awake (kicking) patterns, though I have yet to really notice this.
I am still feeling great, though starting to feel huge. My mom measured my belly today and it was 39.5 inches around. Some people say I look big, others think I look small. Some say I am carrying low. Seems everyone has a comment and wants details about our baby, even strangers on the street! It's the weirdest thing. This is probably the weirdest thing about pregnancy I have noticed yet - the conversations random people/strangers start just 'cause I am pregnant.
Only 2 months to go!!!