Friday, September 4, 2009

35 Weeks

Wow. Can't believe my due date is only 35 days away. Where has the time gone??? Life is pretty good. I feel good. More and more tired but that's normal, right??? I am starting to get the nesting instinct. I am planning to attack my fridge this weekend with a gallon of bleach and windex. The nursery is basically done. It just needs things put in their proper location. All of the clothese are washed and folded -- the babies, not mine! :) Andy is getting excited. He keeps sending me messages about the baby. I bought a Halloween costumer already. Our dog will be Shrek and the baby a Dronkey. It is adorable! I am getting bigger and bigger everyday day. I am hoping it is all baby though! Have been fighting off a cold/flu/sinus infection. Not sure what it is but I continue to infect everyone at work. Oh well!

Friday, August 14, 2009

32 Weeks

Wow, I can't believe there are only 56 days to go (or less, hopefully). We started birthing classes this week. Very fun. We also finished putting up the border in the nursery. My showers are this next week and I am looking forward to those as well. The only bad thing is this freaking diet they have me on to make sure T-rex doesn't gain too much. I lost 2lbs in the last 2 weeks. Dr. says that's good. So I've gained a total of 6 lbs during the pregnancy.

Friday, July 31, 2009

30 weeks

I had my level 2 u/s this week and everything is okay. The baby is measuring at 3 lbs. 10 oz which is too big but within the normal range and I have excess fluid so they are going to keep tabs on me. I passed my 3-hour glucose test but since the baby is so big they are going to send me to a dietician. Dr. said that even though I passed I might still get it yet and this way the baby won't get too big. I asked if they'd take me early if the baby is big and she said they don't like to for birth weight alone. We'll see. I hope (s)he's a little early. I'd like to be done with work!

Friday, July 17, 2009

28 weeks

Not a good week in the baby world. Some people from our church lost their 8 week old baby to SIDS this week. I am not sure I can go to the visitation. I am not sure I can handle it, especially now. Had a bad ultrasound yesterday. Had to have another one becuase during my 22 week one they could not meaure the baby's heard due to his/her positioning. Well again, my stubborn child hindered them from seeing the heart again yesterday. She was able to see all 4 chambers but that's it. The heartbeat was normal -- 145, but they want me to go to a specialist to make sure everthing else heart-related is okay. Also they saw a "potential" skull abnormality that they want checked out. So Andy and I have an appointment at St. V's in Toledo for July 28th. That's an awful long way to wait. It's going to be a difficult 11 days.

Also I failed the initial glucose test so I have to have a 3-hour test on Monday. Fun, Fun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Wow, all of the sudden I feel huge! As far as I know baby is fine. Kicks a lot down below so I am afraid it might be breach. I need to ask about that at my next appointment. I failed the initial GD test by 10 measely points, so I have to have a 3 hour test on Monday. Hopefully all will be well. I have another ultrasound on Thursday to measure the hear and to see if they can do a 3D/4D ultrasound on me. They are not sure they can due to my weight but we'll see. I am excited to see T-rex again.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Had my first shower last weekend. It was very nice. My grandma and aunt had it for me in Wisconsin where all my extended family lives. I received a beautiful baby quilt from my Gram and my other grandma crocheted me an afghan and washclothes - very cute! I received many adorable gifts, all of which make me even more excited for Baby T-rex to get here! I even got a dinosaur book, bib and t-rex robe! T-rex will be all decked out!

Baby is kicking up a storm. All the kicks are really low so I hope he/she turns around soon! We can't have a breach T-rex. Andy can't feel them yet but I certainly can. They make me laugh. I love it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Had our ultrasound last week. It was wonderful! The baby is approximately 11-13 inches long and weighs about 1.3 pounds. Apparently the baby is measuring about 4 days bigger than I am pregnant. Also the belly is in the 86th percentile. I asked about changing my diet but she said I should be fine. Since then I have been worried about Gestational Diabetes. I have my glucose test next month but until then I need to curb the sugar intake. We did not find out what T-rex is but the tech said she new. I kind of want to call her and not tell Andy but then I'd feel guilty so I may as well leave well enough alone.