I told myself I wouldn’t post, because I am SO superstitious about this pregnancy but when I clicked on my link I realized how lame this is that I haven’t posted anything since before Christmas. Here I am 28 weeks exactly. I’m on full time bedrest due to a shortening cervix, the doctor gave me 2 doses of steroids should my water break (like it has in the past…of course it broke a long time from now…but just to be safe) Little girl is doing good. She is kicking and kicking me right now. I also am on weekly progesterone shots to stop labor which are working really well. Her nursery is “done” the furniture is bought, except for the rocker and my baby shower is 2.18.12 praying and praying I’m still pregnant. The doctor said 30 weeks is the goal at the moment. I can’t imagine meeting my baby in 2 weeks. She would have a lengthy nicu stay if she did, so I know she wouldn’t be home wish us right away but…MY goal is 34 weeks. Puts us into March. Anyways that is all for now. I promise to post photos of our angel. See you on the other side.
Team Pink November 16, 2011
I am a bad blogger….but I’ll try to make up for it with news of our babe. She is a girl. A wonderful healthy miracle who we have named Annabelle Helen. Anna for her Great Grandma Kent and Helen for her dad’s grandmother. Two strong women who brought over 15 souls into the world between them and if they hadn’t she wouldn’t be here either. Our hearts are bursting at the seams with love and I can’t stop thanking God for her. Here is some more of our angel.
I will try to get all caught up on blogging this weekend. Our girl is 17w 5d in these photos.
14 weeks 2 days October 23, 2011
Hey Yo, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. Thankfully things are smoothing out…well aside from my insane stomach problems but let’s be real that ALWAYS is a problem and will still be a problem even after Wilson baby 1st edition is on the scene. We had our NT scan which was good, first round of blood work was good. The babies heart rate has settled into a nice 145-150 range and I am getting rounder every day. I’m still in awe of the fact that I am expecting. I think when my water breaks I’ll still be in awe. I have to say that everyday that ticks by this baby and I bond a little more. Hubby has really started bonding as well. He asks to hear the heartbeat and frequently rests his hands on my stomach at night. Something that makes my heart skip every time. I didn’t think it was possible to love him more but having him love this baby already makes me love him more.
We have our next appointment on Tuesday and we find out gender on 11.28.2011 the first Monday after Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year. Until next time…
Light House work? September 18, 2011
So last Monday our baby didn’t care for the 4 mile walk I attempted to do and we had some spotting. Was it huge? NO, did I freak out? YEP. Because I’ve been down this sad and sorry road too many times so I went to the ER. Maybe a little bit dramatic but I am a big believer in getting the information straight between my eyes. If the baby had passed I don’t want 2 nano-seconds of false crap. I want to know NOW. Needless to say after shaking so violently Mike had to hold me down we saw the heartbeat. I think everything is okay….the part of me that has left the hospital emptied handed before leads me to say that I am going to wait it out and see. The spotting has stopped FOR NOW. The doctor ordered bedrest (I can work but only because I sit All.Day. and then at home it’s feet up….maybe some light housework. What the funk is light house work? I have no idea.
On a happy note I’m told I can stop the Crinone next week Saturday which just happens to be my birthday. Best birthday gift ever. Though I’m freaking out about stopping because what if, what if, what if??? Everything I’ve read (and it’s a lot) says it’s safe. Time will tell. If I had more to take I would but it would require a refill and another 170.00 not that there is anything I wouldn’t pay to keep babykins all snuggly in there but I also need to trust the doctors. Not something I do easily. A new fun wrinkle in this pregnancy is the flip to “night” sickness and headaches. Oh my God the headaches. By about 5 I am sick as a dog and my head feels like it’s in a vise. Not good times.
Aside from the scare of a lifetime things are okay. I’m ready to usher in the 2nd trimester and it’s only a month away. HA! I’m off to hopefully take a 9 week 3 day belly photo. I still feel like a bloated pig. 😦
7 weeks Exactly September 4, 2011
7 weeks exactly. Heartbeat 131. The heartbeat could be heard through my tummy which surprised me, I did have to have the dreaded internal ultrasound but I was amazed that it could be heard the “normal” way. We are two very thankful parents. We are out of the weekly ultrasound world. We do not have to return to the doctor’s office until 9.27 for my actual first OB appointment. Seems strange since I’ve been at this a month already. I think I can breathe, but I also know it could all be taken away at any moment.
Ya know… September 1, 2011
What I hate. I hate this mid-week scare that I have waiting for Friday. Friday is our next ultrasound and somewhere around this time of the “wait” is when I think about how this is never going to work out. How I won’t see a heartbeat and I’ll have this image in my head that I’ll chew on over and over of a blank ultrasound screen. No happy feelings, just a miserable memory that will haunt us. I hate this. Initially I wanted 3 more children. To tell you the truth if we have a boy first (and IF this pregnancy lasts) this may be it. I have never been so scared. I want off this roller coaster. (not by a miscarriage) I want so badly to enjoy this pregnancy. I also think that starting to have OB appointments this early is horrible. You know to much, you fear to much, you have all of these people making you feel like it’s all gonna go down the drain. Imagine if I didn’t step foot inside an OB office for 3 more weeks. OH MY HELL all this stress wouldn’t be. I know to much.
I feel turned inside out. Maybe it’s the Crinone…maybe it’s just life because we are BUSY YO. (can I can a HELL YEAH on school starting???) BUT me thinks it’s my lack of control. I hate not having control. I know that I’m not in control but DAMN IT I want to be…..A panic attack can’t be far away.
6 weeks August 29, 2011
Weight gain: Total weight lost is right around 6lbs. Which with the Crinone on board shall be changing. It doesn’t make me hungry as it claims, it makes me ROUND.
Cravings / aversions / etc: OY what a difference a week can make. I am so sick to my stomach. Thank you Crinone.
Gender: To be determined.
Names: Female name still up in the air. Male name Ethan Michael (kinda liking Emily, love Addison, Grace…still NO IDEA!)
Maternity Clothes: NOPE not yet. I can’t wait really!
Exercising? Yep. Cut back. Walking around 2 miles 4-5 times per week.
Any new news? We saw the heartbeat, haven’t heard it yet. Hoping for that this week. Yet another ultrasound scheduled for 9.2.2011 @ 13:30.