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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

30 weeks with baby #2

**will add in picture later due to computer being down.

How far along:  30 weeks

How big is baby:     about 15.7 inches long now and weighs almost 3 pounds (about the size of a large cabbage)

Weight gain/loss:    still 2 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight

Sleep:    ok except for the occasional restless leg syndrome and the virus of death which causes uncontrollable coughing at random times.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions:    baked goods still. so not my taste normally. go figure.

Movement:    tons and often painful or uncomfortable. she hasn't responded well to the preterm labor contractions that have me on modified bedrest. and the coughing fits cause her to flipflop like a gigantic fish out of water.

What I'm worrying about:  If she will come too early and I won't get to bring her home right away.

What I'm loving:  Spending time with Cole and how interested he is.

Symptoms:  Any/All/Sick/Pain/No sleep.

What I'm looking forward to: 37 weeks

Best moment of the week:  any and all sleep I got

Thursday, June 6, 2013

28 weeks with baby #2

How far along:  28 weeks

How big is baby:    A large eggplant. 2.25 lbs and 14+ inches long! Here is the info from

Measuring exactly on track according to the ultrasound at 28 weeks and 5 days. That is one day ahead by my math from when I ovulated and that's okay with me!

Weight gain/loss:    STILL 3.5 lbs shy of my pre-pregnancy weight

Sleep:    Not bad except that is for her active time. Can't complain. Better than it was!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions:    Still wanting dessert. I'm hot most of the day so I think its that I'm craving cold more than I'm craving sweet. But, regardless, I'm eating more ice cream, popsicles and PB&J's these days.

Movement:    Gobs and more. She is very nocturnal unless I drink something sweet during the day. She lets me know if I have laid on one side too long or if I've rolled too far over onto my stomach. She puts her foot out as hard as she can and I swear she almost rocks me over onto my back.

What I'm worrying about:    Fluid levels. I was induced with low levels because of Cole. I have 12 weeks to go and I'm at a 15. That's a little lower than the American average for this point in the pregnancy and it goes down from here typically. But, prayer and faith. I will not have to be induced because of that this time!

 Also, I have not started one single thing in her room. I should probably get on that, huh?

What I'm loving:    Movement and a lightening of the insane acid reflux. Some days I don't have any now.
Not sure why it would stop but I am not complaining.  And.....I'm starting to accept the pink. Anyone who knows me knows I really don't like pink and that is the only part I don't like about having a girl is the sheer amount of pink that comes with it. I'm doing pretty good on psyching myself up for it. I even bought pink roses. :)

Symptoms:    CONTRACTIONS. bleh. Nurse practitioner saw me this week and was concerned about them. We did an ultrasound to check fluid levels and a whole gambit of other tests. She put me on Procardia to slow the contractions and put me on light activity level restrictions. 24 hours into it I HATED the Procardia. It made me so sick from debilitating migraines. I was sitting on the floor in the grocery store waiting for another contraction to let up along with the dizzy spell that hit at the same time (hoping Cole was enjoying whatever he had gotten into in the cart well enough to stay there) when the phone rang. It was my doctor! She asked how I felt on the meds and I was honest that I hated them. She told me to stop because other than comfort levels, it is pointless for me to be on it. Well, I was worse on it and the contractions didn't slow down so comfort wasn't a factor. She said that if you had no pre-term dilation with your first then you have less than a 2% chance of it with subsequent pregnancies. I just get the lovely ride of these contractions for the next 12 weeks. I will happily take just them if I don't have the effects of the meds too. She said to think of them as a really strenuous training program and that I will be just that more prepared come baby time. I'll take it! BTW..I LOVE HER!!!! I can not say enough how lucky I feel to have found her. She is perfect for me!

What I'm looking forward to:   Every single little kick. I got to see her kick me during the ultrasound so its more real to know what she looks like when she is doing what I'm feeling. Plus, I can always tell exactly what position she is in now that we're this far along. I love when she sticks out her little butt or puts her foot right into my palm.

Best moment of the week:    Toss up between getting to see her on ultrasound unexpectedly which was awesome or being told I can stop those meds. Take your pick!

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I'm a new wife and an even newer mom. I have a secret dream to be super-mom. I love to craft, cook, dance and fill my life with as many adventures as possible. I'm slightly crunchy granola but enjoy a good steak. I'm right brained and type B (with some type A tendencies). I thrive best when I get to use my creative juices. I dabble in photography and party planning. I play piano and have a dream to learn the cello. I want to make the most of this one, short life I find myself living.

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This blog was originally intended to be a personal journal of my pregnancy journey and all that that entails--shared with only a few close family members. It was a way for me to keep them posted on all things baby and occasionally post a picture of my growing torso so they could see the progress. After several posts, I started to get hooked on other blogs and became motivated to attempt to do more with mine. We'll see how it goes....

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