Thursday, January 31, 2013

24w

It's viability day! Happy happy.

Went in for my follow-up ultrasound today. There are definitely four chambers in the heart-yay! The placenta has moved up a tad but still not enough to know if the doctor will pass it or not. I should hear in the next couple of days if I have to repeat the ultrasound again.

Baby was very active-opening his or her mouth, wiggling all around-I could see flips as they happened which is always fun. Baby is breech as of right now and heartbeat was at 156. Gender was definitely confirmed and it was overall a fun appointment since baby was being cooperative for some really good pictures and Maya got to join us today (since we had a dentist appointment nearby right before).

Also, I took a belly picture last Friday and never put it up! Whoops. (23w1d)






Sunday, January 13, 2013

21w3d

Still horribly sick. I can't wait to breathe again! Just hoping I get more sleep than last night-Patrick has duty tomorrow.

In good news though, Maya felt the baby kick today! There had been a lot of movement so I put her hand there, then there was nothing, so I stopped pressing her hand in... She kept it there and there was a huge "whop!" and she looked at me with eyes wide open, just as surprised as I was! Patrick felt kicks yesterday (or the day before?) too so we're getting into the real deal now :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

21w2d

The past few days have been miserable. I've tried to just take it one half day at a time-taking advantage of the babies napping and me resting during that time (Maya's usually great if I toss on a movie, that's usually her only TV time of the day) but the problem is the babies' sleep schedule lately. It started a couple of months ago when they tore down their blinds, so it's never dim in there if the sun is up, including naptime. They are so curious and busy together that they just tend to get out of bed and destroy their room (and do things like climb under their crib and then get mad about it so I have to go rescue them). It all seems to have gotten worse in the past week too-they've reached an entirely new level in getting into stuff-so a nap the past couple of days just hasn't happened.

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday though-regular OB visit, but turned more into a sick visit. I didn't leave there too happy-more unnerved about it than anything-but remembering that the only thing I can try to do to kick this thing is to (attempt to) rest, stay hydrated, and watch my temp. Baby's heart rate was a little elevated from what it usually is (150-160) but mine is too from being sick so she wasn't worried.

Lets just hope I can kick this thing quick-Patrick has duty on Monday so it's going to be a really fun 24 hours alone with the kids!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

20w6d

Posting three days in a row?! World record.

Babies gave me whatever sickness they have. I'm pretty miserable today. Thank goodness I go to the doctor on Friday anyway!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

20w5d

Got a phone call today from one of the OB's. Two issues were apparently found from my ultrasound (which I thought was fine...) so I have to have a follow-up scan at the end of the month. First of all, I have a low-lying placenta. That doesn't worry me as of right now, but will need to be watched later. Second, they need a re-scan of baby's heart. It's likely just because of bad positioning and lack of cooperation from baby but they want to check for something just in case. Be praying all is fine! I'm trying to not think too much about it yet because its probably ok, I just of course prefer to get an all-clear first time around. I will know a little more after Friday's appointment and after the other scan at the end of the month.

Monday, January 7, 2013

20w4d

Yowza-I definitely feel pregnant today.

I had to take the babies to their 18mo well visit and thankfully I brought the stroller, the Ergo, cereal, and milk-and still I left completely exhausted. Today was the last time I use the Ergo unless completely necessary, sadly-my back is revolting and I can't move very easily. I guess wearing 28lbs on your back and then carrying an extra 30+ on your front (or at times trying to restrain him to give him a breathing treatment) isn't a good idea at 20w... Here's hoping I sleep better tonight than I did last night!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

19w6d

Ultrasound day was today! To our amusement (definitely not anyone else's) only Patrick and I know if we're packing pink or blue in our hospital bags. It would have been fun to not know at all, but the reality is that we have a teeny house and while the baby will be in our room for the first while, we need to start thinking about sleeping arrangements after infancy. And since life is in hyperdrive since having kids, I know we will blink and be putting a crib away!

The scan went really well-so much quicker than our level 2 scans with Ava and Patrick. Baby was transverse and pretty wiggly-NOT ideal for getting a gender shot in the least bit. The tech poked around and did other measurements in the meantime (good fluid, HB of 146BPM, all body parts measuring exactly at 19w6d) and thankfully after turning on my side the little stinker gave us a few very clear views. Baby was being super active the entire time-like usual, there is almost always a lot of movement going on, especially after I eat!

I can't believe that tomorrow this is half over. Maya is so excited for baby to be here and keeps asking when (she knows it'll likely be May, but that's a little hard to grasp the concept of that amount of time at 4). We may do a countdown to May or something. She's so excited to be a big sister again-she was a good help with a lot of basic things before, but I think this time she will be fantastic. She loves the ultrasound pictures that we got today though so I think that very soon they will be added to her photo album :)

Sleep has been awful lately. I'm not getting enough and I'm always tired, and the past three days my napping attempts have been a huge fail. I am guessing growth spurt... But goodness! I wasn't missing the first trimester for a reason!