Wednesday, July 29, 2009

30 weeks

10 weeks left until I'm 40 weeks! I will be full term (37 weeks) on September 16th and I am making sure Henry understands that once we hit that date that he is welcome to come whenever he's ready!

I have started to get pretty uncomfortable this week. During the daytime I'm usually ok except when Henry decides he is going to try to escape through the side of my stomach. It doesn't matter how much I try to get him to quit pushing he just keeps doing it. Nighttime on the other hand is horrible. I can't breathe if I lay on my back which means I'm stuck on my side. Henry doesn't like me laying on my side and kicks me constantly. Once I do get to sleep I usually have to change sides once every 2 hours because I get sore. Once I roll over Henry wakes up and starts kicking me again. It's a horrible cycle and I feel so exhaused all of the time. As much as I hate being uncomfortable, I know it will all be worth it in 2 months when I meet the only person I've ever been willing to take this much abuse from!

I still haven't scanned in my baby shower pictures yet. I will eventually and will post them.

* How far along?: 30 weeks.
* Total weight gain: 26.6 pounds.
* How big is baby?: 3lb 7 oz! He's such a big boy!
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: A few on my sides.
* Sleep?: Horrible. I actually dread it now.
* Best moment this week?: Realizing we have everything we need for Henry. Now we're just waiting for him to grow enough to be an outside baby!
* Movement?: He thinks my side is an escape route.
* Food cravings?: Sweet cherries.
* Labor signs?: A few BH contractions.
* Belly button in or out?: Almost flat now.
* What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.
* What I'm looking forward to: Our hospital tour.
* Milestone: Henry's eyesight is developing.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

29 weeks

This is 4 days late and there isn't much to say. I had my 29 week appointment on Thursday. My mom was up here so I had her go with me. We waited for over an hour and a half just to see the Dr for about 2 minutes. Then, both Drs that were in the office (who I've never met) basically ignored me while shaking my mom's hand and asking her how she was. I guess they thought I was her pregnant teenage daughter or something.

We also had our 3D ultrasound on Thursday. It was really neat to see Henry again. He looks exactly like Andrew when he was a baby and nothing like me. He already has a tiny bit of hair and hopefully he will grow a little more in the next 10 weeks. He kept his foot up near his face the whole time. He is in a head down position with his legs up by his head. That explains why I feel hiccups and kicks really low.

I also had my showers last weekend. Once I get some pictures I will post them.

* How far along?: 29 weeks.
* Total weight gain: 24.6 pounds. That's only .2 pounds this week!
* How big is baby?: He should be between 2.8-3.1 pounds and 15 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: A few on my sides.
* Sleep?: Wonderful
* Best moment this week?: 3D ultrasound
* Movement?: I started kick counts this week. He has an hour to get 10 movements in and usually gets them done in 2 minutes or less.
* Food cravings?: Nothing really.
* Labor signs?: A few BH contractions.
* Belly button in or out?: Almost flat now.
* What I miss: Rare steak
* What I'm looking forward to: Meeting Henry in a few months.
* Milestone: Henry's bones are fully developed now.

3D pictures

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

28 weeks

28 weeks and a huge growth spurt. I can now feel Henry kick down by my hips all while pushing his head out by my ribs. He is getting to be such a big boy!

I am feeling a ton of movement and have kind of figured out Henry's schedule...basically he is up all day and sleeps at night (yes!). Henry's new favorite thing is to push on my stomach and it really hurts sometimes. I can now differentiate between a butt/head and arm/leg. He has also found my ribs as of this morning and thinks it's funny to put his hand behind them.

I have been in a little more pain lately. My hips and back are pretty sore now and my knees and ankles are starting to hurt probably due to the extra 24 pounds they are carrying. Overall everything has been going pretty smooth though and I am thankful for every week he stays in my stomach and grows (it's amazing how you take something like that for granted until you have a friend with a preemie!).

My showers are this weekend and I am really excited. I am most excited about seeing my family and friends and showing off my big belly to them. Hopefully Henry will cooperate and let them feel him. He is pretty stubborn though (like his mom) so he will probably stay still the whole day!

* How far along?: 28 weeks.
* Total weight gain: 24.4 pounds. I'm not eating bad so I can't worry about it.
* How big is baby?: He should be between 2.4-2.75 pounds and 14.8 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: They keep growing :(
* Sleep?: Just ok.
* Best moment this week?: Feeling Henry's hiccups.
* Movement?: He's wild and sometimes it really hurts.
* Food cravings?: Cucumbers and pizza.
* Labor signs?: None that I know of.
* Belly button in or out?: Still in.
* What I miss: Not waddling.
* What I'm looking forward to: My showers this weekend.
* Milestone: Henry has eyelashes and can see light.

We also worked on the nursery this week and have it all organized (thanks mom!). I will leave you with some pictures.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

27 weeks

We are in the 3rd trimester! It seems like just yesterday I was tilting the pregnancy test back and forth wondering if I was just seeing things, but here we are 10 weeks from having a full-term baby...hopefully he will stay in a week or so longer though.

I have been feeling pretty good for the most part. The other night I had some horrible reflux though. I think it was the most painful thing that has happened so far. My belly is starting to feel heavy. When I sit way back on our couch I sometimes feel like it's holding me down and have to ask Andrew to give me a push when I want to stand up.

* How far along?: 27 weeks.
* Total weight gain: 20 so far...I have read this is a normal amount.
* How big is baby?: He should be between 2.2-2.4 pounds and 14.5 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: 4 on my side :(
* Sleep?: Wonderful. I can't get enough!
* Best moment this week?: Watching Henry kick the TV remote on my belly.
* Movement?: He has his crazy times and sleepy times.
* Food cravings?: Papa Johns pizza although I haven't given into it yet.
* Labor signs?: I had one BH contraction last night.
* Belly button in or out?: Still in.
* What I miss: Being able to run to the grocery store and not be gone for 2 hours.
* What I'm looking forward to: My showers in less than 2 weeks!
* Milestone: Henry has an 85% chance of survival if he was born today. It's not 100%, but is reassuring. He better stay put though!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

26 weeks!

98 days until Henry makes his appearance...whoa, where did the time go? I am so excited for October to get here so I can meet him, but I feel like there is a lot I have to do and even more I have to learn. Also, by this time next week I will be in the 3rd trimester.

I feel like I have really grown this week. Henry has been pretty quiet since last week so I think he has been using all of his energy to grow as well. Last night I had really bad pain on my right side and almost called the on call Dr, but I decided to wait and found out later my pain was coming from Henry's position. I guess I will be feeling some pain more and more now that Henry is getting so big.

* How far along?: 26 weeks.
* Total weight gain: I gained .8 pounds this week so that puts me at 17.4 total.
* How big is baby?: He should be between 1.8-2.2 pounds and 14 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes, my belly sticks out the bottom of my non-maternity pajama t-shirts now.
* Stretch marks?: Only a few.
* Sleep?: Other than more weird dreams (my mom being pregnant, a baby falling out of an airplane toilet, etc) it has been great!
* Best moment this week?: Discovering Boars Head salsalito turkey...yummm!
* Movement?: He was pretty quiet this week, but now I can feel him pushing against my stomach, especially when I'm leaning against something.
* Food cravings?: Turkey sub
* Labor signs?: None at all.
* Belly button in or out?: Still in for now.
* What I miss: Walking fast without getting crampy.
* What I'm looking forward to: 3 day weekend with my family!!!
* Milestone: Henry now has the ability to cry.