Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MRI results

There is no changes and no water on the brain. This is the good news we were told today. Yay!

Here are my stats:

How far along are you: 31 weeks

How big is baby: According to my weekly updates: 18 inches and 4 pounds.

Stretch marks: No new ones

Sleep: What is sleep?

How are you feeling physically: Tired and starving!!!

How are you feeling emotionally: Great since hearing the good news!

Best moment of the week: We have paint :) I'm hoping that Monday we can put furniture in his room

Movement: Movin' and groovin' but I think he is running out of room

Cravings: Today I want a dognut....or 5

Labor signs: None!!

Missing anything: Sleep

Looking forward to: Getting Chase's room set up!

Random thoughts: It's starting to feel so real!!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

10 weeks left!

There are only 10 weeks until November. November seems so far away, but saying there are only 10 weeks left makes it seem so close. Freaky!!

Tomorrow we're having another MRI as well as our 30 week check up. It's going to be a long day.

I can't wait to meet little man, although I think B is more excited sometimes. After our appointments tomorrow, we're going to Build-A-Bear to make him a present.

Well, I don't have much to say. I'll post the results of the MRI once we know. Just keep hoping for no changes.

Here are my stats:

How far along are you: 30 weeks 2 days

How big is baby: According to my weekly updates: 17 inches and 3 1/2 pounds.

Stretch marks: Lower back and inner thighs. No new ones

Sleep: Still craptacular. What I wouldn't give for a full night sleep.

How are you feeling physically: Still tired. I've noticed my ribs have been sore more than usual and I find myself sitting with one side stretched a lot.

How are you feeling emotionally: Despite being tired, I felt pretty good this week. I think it helped going out and seeing friends on "Sunday Funday"

Best moment of the week: Hanging out with my girls. It's been to long! Also, B has a game he plays with Chase: B kisses my belly and Chase kicks back.

Movement: They've gotten stronger. I feel like there might be an alien in my tummy!!!

Cravings: Hm...everything? I'm so hungry all the time.

Labor signs: None!! I don't want any for at least a week after my due date. I want him "over baked" lol!

Missing anything: My old clothes for sure.

Looking forward to: Labor Day weekend. I could use an extra day off.

Random thoughts: I'm afraid I won't fit into my old clothes after my maternity leave. I foresee a lot of salad and running in my future.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thoughts and anxiety

I've been thinking a lot about the last few months. Replaying moments like the ultarsounds and the amnino draw and the MRI and wondering if they really knew someting was wrong with that first ultrasound. I mean, the back of his head was facing my front. They had a good shot, but yet they told us we had to come back because they couldn't see the front of the head and then they said the same thing when we came back. I can't help but feel lied to.

We also started going to our birth preperation classes. That class gives me anxiety. *shudders* I'm getting nervous about going into labor and pain, etc. They say that contraction are like bad cramps. I've had bad cramps, they make me vomit. I don't want to vomit or cry or be uncomfortable. I'm getting an epidural and that is that.

I saw this next part on other blogs. It's kinda like a pregnancy survey. I wish I would have done this from the beginning, but no time like the present (even though there are only 11 weeks left...11WEEKS?!?!? WOAH!!!)

Well here it goes:

How far along are you: 29 weeks 2 days

How big is baby: According to my weekly updates: 16 inches and 3 pounds.

Stretch marks: Just on my lower back and inner thighs.

Sleep: Horrible. I'm up at least 3 times a night to pee. I guess I'll be ready when Chase comes. At least when he comes, I'll be able to nap with him.

How are you feeling physically: Tired. I get out of breath easier too. I also find it very hard to get out of my recliner with my tummy in the way.

How are you feeling emotionally: Scared. Worried. I don't like not knowing the future so not knowing how things will be with Chase gives me anxiety. I like to be prepaired for what will happen and in this case I can't and I hate it.

Best moment of the week: B felt a body part (head or butt, not sure what it could be) and it the body part moved. B though it was the coolest thing ever. B thinking it's the coolest thing ever IS the coolest thing ever :)

Movement: A lot, but they are sporadic.The OB said last week to start counting kicks if I want or to just pay attention to his awake and sleep times which is the option I choose. I've come to know when to expect his movement, so when he does, I feel reassured.

Cravings: Monterray ranch chicken sandwhiches from Wendys....this is really all I want to eat, but I don't.

Labor signs: none

Missing anything: Miller lite. 8/13 was the first Bears preseason game. It was awkard to watch with out a beer in my hand. I'm also missing Jesse Oaks (a local bar with an out doors atmosphere, perfect summer bar).

Looking forward to: Fall because it's my favorite season. Pumpkin flavored anything. Cooler weather. Chase's arravial :) and being off work.

Random thoughts: Nothing other than the first part. I wish I had my energy back, but that's about all. :)


Monday, August 8, 2011

Today's appointment

We had an appointment with an ultrasound today.

Nothing has changed and this is good.

Chase is measuring right on target at 2.7 lbs. The Doctor said he has a small head, which is probably because of his small cerebellum, but she is not concerned about it.

The ultrasound tech tried to get a 3D pic of Chase's face but he is shy and stubborn and active and moved before she could take the picture, and as usual, his head was in my pelvis. From what I saw though, I think he is going to look like B <3

We will go back for another appointment the same day of the MRI 8/26. So I guess at this point just keep hoping nothing changes.