Thursday

25 Weeks Pregnant (Bump Picture & Update)

Date: October 23 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 25w5d

Bump Pic: Here is a picture of me at 25w1d. This was right after we got back from Church and I changed from church clothes to lounge around clothes. lol Not the most flattering but it works. 


What I miss: Still missing good sleep. 

Baby’s Size: Eggplant

Symptoms: Shortness of breath, some lower back pain and sciatica near my right hip when I sit down a certain way. Actually sat down that way in the car and it hurt so bad. I had to get out of the car and sit down again. lol

Weight Gain: I weighed 219 at my Perinatal appointment on Monday. So I lost 2.4 lbs since last week. 

Maternity Clothes: I have started wearing maternity clothes. Some regular clothes still fit me. I noticed the skirt I wore to church last night (Wednesday) was tight when I sat down so no wearing that anymore during this pregnancy. I might get out the 3 skirts that my friend let me borrow and see if I can fit into them. Going to try to find something for the baby shower too. I want a certain color blouse but not sure if I am going to find it.  

Cravings: Apparently chocolate anything. I've had ice cream every evening... and it has been chocolate! haha 

Food Aversions: I can eat anything right now.

Gender: BOY

Medical Happenings: I went for my follow up appointment on Monday at the Perinatal Center. The appt was all backwards. First I was taken to the back for a sonogram. I didn't know that was happening. The tech said it was only to check my fluids. I did get a couple pictures of my boy's sweet face. I haven't got the scanner to work yet so I can't scan them in. Baby boy is breech again. My insulin was changed for lunch. The doctor added two units. Next weeks appointment got cancelled and I just have to call Monday to give my sugars to Nancy. I still have my appt two weeks from Monday. They will do another growth ultrasound and follow up on my sugars there at the office. Before I left the office, the nurse pulled me into the room to check my weight, temp and blood pressure. It was a backwards appointment. haha 
Also on Monday, I went to Cincinnati Children's for my fetal echo appointment right after my Perinatal appt. That place is a big hospital. I had trouble finding parking. I first took the wrong street before where I was to park and had to go all the way around the block of hospitals to find it again. I then turned into the Emergency Room parking only. I had to turn around and then went about 1/4 the way around the hospital and found parking! What an adventure. haha But, that isn't all. I had to find where to go. I got lost and was headed to the wrong location. Luckily a security guy saw I was confused and lost and pointed me to the elevator to take and get me to the right floor I needed. I stepped out the the elevator and was still confused because their was a child side and an adult side. Obviously I went to the Adult side and was in the right place. I registered and waited a little while. I was their early and was taken back a little early. The ultrasound tech told me what she was going to do and did the ultrasound which didn't take as long as I thought. She focused on the baby's heart and was getting several different pictures from different views and also different sounds. I am assuming some of it was blood flow through the heart. I did hear the heartbeat during some of the test too. She said she couldn't tell me anything but the doctor would be in to tell me everything. So, she got done and then I waited for the doctor about 5 minutes.  The doctor came in and told me of things that the sonogram couldn't pick up because baby is so small and that if there is a problem once he is born the doctor's can pick that up easily. She said that everything looked great and she didn't see any problems with his heart! So, if he does have anything wrong it would be detected at birth. I am trusting that we have a healthy little boy growing inside of me. 
Tuesday I was sick and didn't feel like doing anything but I got myself up and did the laundry. I had a cough and sore throat. I was just really wanting to rest all day. I just didn't feel right. You know when you are off and can just tell when you are sick. Tuesday was one of those days. Yesterday, I started off with a little sore throat but felt better. Thank God. Today, I am alright too. Just a little irritation in my throat.
My next appointment is tomorrow at my OBGYN's.  I am going to the Auburn office again. I like that so much better than the one closer to me. lol  I guess I should have waited to update tomorrow after that appointment. Oh well. I will include that in next weeks or just get on and post with a small update after the appointment. I can't believe it has already been a month since my last OBGYN appointment. Time is flying. haha

Emotional Stuff: Nothing out of the ordinary this week.

Belly Button – In or Out?: In! 

Movement: He is moving so much. I felt him kick on the outside this week. I think it was Tuesday night. I tried to get Travis to feel but little man wouldn't move for his daddy. haha He will soon enough though.

Sleep: Tossing and turning still. Can't get comfortable. Part of the problem is our mattress. We need a new one! 

What I am looking forward to: Still looking forward to finding a new bigger place so we can start his nursery. November 15th is my baby shower and I have registered at Babie's R US, Target, Walmart & online at Amazon.com!

Once I get the scanner to work I will upload the ultrasound pictures from week 23 and also the scan of his cute face from Monday.  Have a happy day!

Friday

24 weeks pregnancy update and bump picture

Date: October 17 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 24w6d

Bump Pic: Here is a picture of me at 24w1d.

What I miss: Still missing good sleep.

Baby’s Size: Eggplant

Symptoms: Nausea, shortness of breath, Bad case if acid reflux.

Weight Gain: I weighed 221.4 at my Perinatal appointment this past Monday. 

Maternity Clothes: I have started wearing maternity clothes. Some regular clothes I still fit in. 

Cravings: Nothing in particular. Still liking Dark Chocolate but that craving has been dying down.

Food Aversions: I can eat anything right now.

Gender: BOY

Medical Happenings: I have went to one appointment so far for follow up sugars. That was this past Monday. My doses have stayed the same since the last change. The nurse and doctor both tried to find Yonatan's heart beat with the doppler and couldn't. I was put in the ultrasound room for a quick ultrasound to find the heartrate. It was 139. The doctor said that the doppler is a bad one. I hope they get another one for this coming Monday when I see them again. I see the Perinatologist again this Monday and at least 2 more Mondays after that. I have a fetal echocardiogram schedule on Monday as well right after the Perinatal appointment. I will have another ultrasound on Nov 3rd for growth. I also have an OBGYN appt on the 24th of this month. Things are progressing fast!  

Emotional Stuff: Nothing out of the ordinary this week.

Belly Button – In or Out?: In! 

Movement: I've been enjoying feeling little man move! 

Sleep: Tossing and turning. Can't get comfortable. 

What I am looking forward to: Still looking forward to finding a new bigger place so we can start his nursery.  November 15th is my baby shower and I have registered at Babie's R US, Target, Walmart & online at Amazon.com!

I can't believe that tomorrow I will be 25 weeks! Yay! Can't get my scanner to work so I will have to figure that out to scan in the ultrasound pictures from week 23 still. Maybe next weeks update or sooner if I can figure it out. Have a happy day!


23 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Date: October 10, 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 23w6d

Bump Pic: Here is a picture of me at 23w. We went to Rabbit Hash General Store on the annual hayride at the Halls.

What I miss: Still missing good sleep.

Baby’s Size: Papaya

Symptoms: Nausea, shortness of breath, I had a charlie horse last Friday night and also a case of acid reflux that night. I took tums and was able to go to bed alright.

Weight Gain: I weighed 219.7 at my Perinatal appointment. I've decided to just update on my weight from that doctor's office instead of back and forth from there and my OBGYN's.

Maternity Clothes: I have started wearing maternity clothes. Some regular clothes I still fit in. 

Cravings: Nothing in particular. I did have some dark chocolate though. lol 

Food Aversions: I can eat anything right now.

Gender: BOY

Medical Happenings: Monday, Oct 6st I saw my Perinatologist. I had a ultrasound to check on the growth of the baby and he is doing great. I got a few pics but haven't scanned them in yet. I'll try to have them for next week. He wasn't afraid to show his "stuff" this week. He weighed in at 1lb 6ozs. My insulin was changed again. I had to go up on both NPH and Novolog. It is only because of the pregnancy and my placenta. I have the next 4 weeks scheduled on Mondays to go follow up on my sugars. I will have another ultrasound on Nov 3rd for growth. I also have an OBGYN appt later this month. Since I have diabetes, it is suggested for me to get a fetal echocardiogram. I have to call Cincinnati Children's to schedule that. So that will also be some time within the next couple weeks.

Emotional Stuff: Not sure if my pregnancy hormones got to me this week or not. I have noticed that the littlest things irritated me though.

Belly Button – In or Out?: In! 

Movement: I've been enjoying feeling little man move! He kicked me pretty hard the other night that if hubby would have had his hand there. I know he would have been able to feel it.

Sleep: Tossing and turning. Can't get comfortable. 

What I am looking forward to: Finding a new bigger place so we can start his nursery. Hopefully registering tomorrow at 3 different places! Oh boy. lol November 15th is my baby shower!

I can't believe that tomorrow I will be 24 weeks! I'll have an update later in the week. Have a happy day!

22 Week Pregnancy Update & Baby P's Name Reveal

Date: October 3, 2014

Due Date: January 31, 2015

How Far Along: 22w6d

Bump Pic: Here is a picture of me at 22w1d.

What I miss: Still missing good sleep.

Baby’s Size: Papaya

Symptoms: Nausea hasn't been that bad. A couple cases of it this week. I have had shortness of breath. Going to pee constantly again. I guess little man is near my bladder!

Weight Gain: I weighed 221 at my OBGYN appointment. I'll get weighed at my Perinatologist on Monday.

Maternity Clothes: I have started wearing maternity clothes. Some regular clothes I still fit in. The above skirt is a maternity skirt from Old Navy. 

Cravings: Nothing in general. I am wanting some ice cream tonight and I have about a half cup of Dark Chocolate Ice Cream left that I am thinking about eating.

Food Aversions: I can eat anything right now.

Gender: BOY

Medical Happenings: Monday, Oct 6st I see my Perinatologist again. I also get another ultrasound to check baby's growth. I hope that baby boy is growing fine. My blood sugars have been pretty good. A couple readings have been higher than normal. But nothing to worry about.

Emotional Stuff: I still get emotional over silly things. Especially crazy Youtube videos and a couple things I watched on Hulu! Will I cry over everything forever? 

Belly Button – In or Out?: In! 

Movement: Yes, here and there but not constant or that strong.

Sleep: Tossing and turning. Can't get comfortable. 

What I am looking forward to: Feeling the baby move more. Finding a new bigger place so we can start his nursery. Figuring out a Baby Shower date for November & registering at some point this month!

Announcement: 


Let me know what you think about our baby boy's name! :) I can't believe that tomorrow I will be 23 weeks! I'll have an update later in the week. Have a happy day!