"Before you were conceived we wanted you, Before you were born we loved you, Before you were here an hour we would give our life for you. This is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins"

Saturday, July 30, 2011

8 Months

We have made it to eight months.  Yay!!!

Other than that, not much to report.  Just rockin' the bed rest and counting each day as a blessing. The longer we can keep him in there the better.  I'm hoping long enough for his little lungs to develope nice and healthy and strong so we don't have to spend any time in the NICU and we can snuggle up all his sweet baby goodness from day one. 

The monotoney of bed rest is broken up a bit by the twice weekly NST's and twice monthly doctors appointments and once monthly growth ultrasounds.  Needless to say, the doctors office is my home away from home these days.  I do love the gals though so it makes for a good time.

Have a blessed day,


Friday, July 22, 2011

31 Weeks and you guessed it.....

permanent bed rest till Little Man arrives (hopefully sometime in September). 

The bad news:
1) My blood pressure was 173/98 at yesterdays NST which is what prompted the bed rest.
2) I have to do another 24hr urine test.

The good news:
1) My cervix is still nice and long and closed
2) I'm not having any contractions
3) All of my tests have come back negative for Pre-clampsia so far
4) I work for the best boss/company in the world and they are allowing me to work from home on my laptop so I won't miss out on the next 6-9 weeks of work/pay. 
5) Little Man is very active which makes me very happy and assures me he is doing ok in there
6) I have the most amazing network of friends/family. I love you all and appreciate you all so much.

In other news, I am feeling pretty good.  I'm more tired than I was in the second trimester but nothing to drastic and It is getting harder and harder to breath but I don't mind giving up my lung space since it means Little Man is growing.  We had an ultrasound on Wednesday and he is still measuring a week ahead but that has been par for the course since 6 weeks so nothing unusual.  He is estimated at 3lbs 13oz right now.  He was facing away from us so we didn't get any good pictures this time.  We go back at 35 weeks so hopefully he cooperates and we can get a good peak at those chubby litttle cheeks. 

So, this is me, just sitting on my couch chillin for the next 6-9 weeks working on relaxing and growing this little guys so he's nice and heathly and strong when he makes his grand debut. We are so excited to meet him (in September).


Saturday, July 16, 2011

30 weeks and bed rest...

30 WEEKS!!

Well, we've made it to the 30's, yay!!!  Unfortunatly, with onset of week 30 came the onset of high blood pressure.  I haven't been able to get my BP below 140/90 and it's been hovering more around the 160's over the lower 100's.  That means bedrest and a 24 hr urine test for me this weekend and another non-stress test on Monday morning.  Hopefully, we will know more after that.  I am hoping that they release me for work, I need to work 8 more weeks in order to afford maternity leave so fingers crossed bed rest does the trick.

Other than the high BP I am feeling pretty good.  Still have the pain for pubic seperation but since I've had it since about week 22 it has become more of a second thought than anything. I'm a little more tired than I was in the second trimester but still feeling pretty good. L moves around a lot with makes me feel good and reasures me he is doing well in there. He was moving around so much at yesterdays NST they had to keep moving the monitor to pick up his heartbeat.  It was nice and strong the whole time staying in the 150's range.

I'm so excited to meet this little guy but am hoping to meet him closer to the 40 week mark than the 30 week mark.  For now, it's lots of resting and Netflix LOL 


Friday, July 8, 2011

29 Weeks!!!

How far along? 29 Weeks!!

Baby's size? Little Man is the size of a butternut squash! He is between 15-17 inches and weighs between 2.5-4 pounds!

Weight Gain? -10 lbs.

Stretch marks? A few that seem to come and go.

Belly button in or out? In

Sleep? Love it!!! At night it can be rough. Getting up 2 times a night to pee, but thankfully I can still fall back to sleep great.

Foods I am loving? Nothing special.

Foods I am hating? Meat, Onions

Best moment this week? Taking a day off with DH and spending it relaxing and feeling L kick and roll and move all over. The greatest feeling in the world.

Movement? Yes!

Symptoms? Heartburn, Burps, Boobs are getting more sore and sensitive. Bending over is not an easy task. Swelling, forgetfulness, restless legs, round ligament pain when I sneeze (OUCH!)...some rib pain.

Gender? A handsome little Lawson!

What I miss? What I miss is nothing in comparison to being pregnant. :)

What I'm looking forward to? Our shower at the end of the month. Finishing his nursery wall murals and continuing to get his nursery ready for him.

Milestone: Last week in the "20's"!!

Emotions: Getting crankier  LOL

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Friday, July 1, 2011

28 Weeks!! Third Trimester Baby!!!!

How far along? 28 Weeks!! Third Trimester!!! WOW!!!

Baby's size? Little Man is over 2 lbs and 15 inches. Whoa, baby! :)

Weight Gain? -12 lbs.

Stretch marks? Nope.

Belly button in or out? More shallow

Sleep? Same Hubby bought me a nice mattress pad and set up some blankets on my side of the bed to try to help. He is so sweet. I had to spend a day at home this week because my hips hurt so bad I couldn’t walk. They seem to be better with the new bed set up but it still hurts in the middle of the night and in the morning when I have to get up to pee.

Foods I am loving? Foods I would be loving if I could eat them. Ice Cream please and Chocolate. But since I can’t have those right now I’m not really loving anything in particular.

Foods I am hating? Meat.

Best moment this week? Making it to the third trimester

Movement? Yes!

Symptoms? Sore boobs, heartburn (Tums? Yes please!!), sore hips, sore pubic bone, frequent urination.

Gender? A handsome little Lawson!

What I miss? What I miss is nothing in comparison to being pregnant. :)

What I'm looking forward to? Finishing up the nursery, our hospital tour in two weeks, another ultrasound and starting pre-natal classes in a few weeks.

Milestone: 3rd trimester!!

Emotions: Pretty even keel except for the occasional bout of shear excitement that I am pregnant ;)

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

Happy Fourth!!! Sarah