Friday, April 25, 2014

35 Weeks

Today, I am 35 weeks pregnant! Last Friday at our 34 week appt, my fundal height measured 2 weeks behind. Doctor ordered an ultrasound and I went back on Tuesday for the ultrasound. The good part: the heartbeat was strong, the placenta is working well, my fluids levels are good and the weight of the baby was good at an estimated 4lbs 11oz. The bad part: the head and abdomen are measuring small and this little sucker is breech. The doctor called Tuesday night and said she looked over the info and said she isn't overly concerned but wants to go ahead and do an ultrasound every week until I deliver. 

I did exactly what you are not supposed to do, and started googling. And surprisingly, I didn't find any horror stories. It seems fairly common and most people either say their baby was just small or the measurements were a little off. We do have some small genes in our family so this little peanut could just be small. We got a good look at the face at our 4D ultrasound at 31 weeks so I don't think there are any abnormalities that I should be concerned with. And a lot of people have said that in this day and age, we have acccess to too much medical information and we end up worrying for no reason. We go back on Monday for another ultrasound and appt with our doctor. 

Now, onto the breech. Because I feel like I have some control over this (which is funny because you actually have no control over what these babies want to do while they are cooking), I am trying some tips to get the baby to turn. Cold ice pack, laying with my pevis above my head, walking, music. I have read several conflicting things: the baby settles in around 35 weeks and is unlikely to move or the baby can be breech until labor and will turn on its own. I will talk to the doctor more on Monday about our options such as ECV to turn the baby. 

Last Saturday was my lovely baby shower! Sammi, Elaina, and Harlan hosted at Sammi's house and it was beautiful! It felt like we just had my bridal shower there! Great group of guests and lots of great presents! 

Since the gender is unknown, I decided on a blue dress with pink nails. 

Our nursery is coming together and I love it! Our glider arrived, our changing table (custom gift from Sammi and Clark) is painted, and the presents just need to find homes. My task this weekend is to get everything organized and ready to go. 

We also got our car seat (gift from Mom and Dad) and that will need to be installed. We went with the Chicco KeyFit 30 Magic. It was exclusive to Babies R US and was quite the ordeal to get it ordered, but Mom and I persisted and got it completed and it arrived 2 days after we ordered. 

In 5 days, May will arrive and that means things are about to get real! We are continuing to stay positive that everything is A-OK with the baby and he/she will continue to grow and will arrive healthy and hopefully head down :) 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

32 Weeks

This past Friday we reached the 32 week mark. At 31 weeks, we went to our 4D ultrasound that Bryan and Erin gave us for Christmas. Since we didn't get any good images the first try, this was our redo.

I used this as an excuse to drink a pop (Orange Fanta from Sonic) so the baby would be very active. That little bugger was still trying to hide their face! The tech worked with us for quite a while trying to get some good shots. We did get a cute picture of the eyes and adorable nose.

And  yes, the gender is still unknown.

The baby was head up at the 4D and I think it is chilling in the sideways position right now. The doctor said that they usually settle into their position around 35 weeks so we still have some time for it to move into head down. I read online that you can play music and put the headphones at your pelvic bone. Last night I was in bed and turned on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and the baby started kicking like crazy. Maybe the lovely sound of Marvin Gaye's voice will encourage baby to move on down there.

31 weeks
Fun fact: This shirt is not maternity, it is Merona from Target in a medium and it wonderfully stretchy and way cheaper than a maternity one. 

Left to right: 29 weeks, 31 weeks, 32 weeks

Still feeling wonderful and my main complaint varies daily: back pain or lack of sleep. On Friday morning, I woke up at 2:45 to use the bathroom and never went back to sleep. I finally got out of bed at 4am and went to the couch. I think I fell back asleep around 7am after Kyle went to work and slept til about 9. I felt like a zombie all day long on Friday. 

Kyle's parents arrive this coming Friday. My baby shower is on the 19th and Mary Lou wanted to make sure she was here to attend! Kyle is thrilled that they will be here during Masters weekend so the three of them can talk golf incessantly. 

Yesterday we spent the day in Edmond watching the girls play sports. Jordy had 2 soccer games and Allison had soccer and softball. Watching Allison play softball brought back so many memories for me! 

And on Friday, Lauren turned 10. How did that happen?! That sweet girl has been my sidekick since the day she was born and I didn't know how much I could love a child until she arrived. I have always loved babies/kids but she opened my heart to something entirely new. I will forever be grateful that we have such a great family dynamic that allows me to be so close with my nieces.