Monday, July 23, 2012

30 weeks

Wow. I can't believe that this pregnancy journey is almost over.

How far along are you? I will be 30 weeks tomorrow!

Best moment this week? My father in law is buying shetland ponies, and I got to go with him to look at them. Being able to play with some horses was AMAZING!

Prayer Requests? We've gotten to the sleep? What is sleep again? point in this pregnancy. Prayers for a restful night or two of sleep would be appreciated.

Baby's growth? Tobin is 2 weeks ahead of schedule and has a strong heartbeat. They still see a peri- gestational bleed, but I think it could be another heartbeat. I'm feeling kicks simultaneously on both sides, and I'm way bigger than I was with Linnea. Only time will tell though. I'm trying not to get my hopes up for twins again. But he is at least the size of a cucumber this week. =)

Symptoms? Lack of sleep, fatigue, the normal sciatica pain. I'm on calcium and iron now, so they have been helping with my carpal tunnel and the foot cramps. =)

Medical Stuff? I got the results from my 2 hour glucose test and found out that I do not have gestational diabetes! Praise God! This pregnant woman loves her cookies and cream ice cream. haha. I am very anemic again, which isn't surprising.(I'm anemic even when I'm not pregnant) 

Cravings? Ice cream, berries and fruit.

Weight gain or loss? Gain!!! I've gained 10 pounds woohoo!!!

What I'm looking forward to? Linnea turns 1 in 2 weeks. =O So we are having a small birthday party for her on Friday night with my family since one of my sisters has to work and the other will be out of the state for her actual birthday party. I'm looking forward to working on the decorations for her party more though. =)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

27 weeks

Wow. It is my last official week in the 2nd trimester! I'm quite excited to get to the 3rd trimester. =) I just realized that I haven't updated in a few weeks. My parents bought their first house! So I helped them move and clean. My grandparents from California also came up to help with the move in stuff, so I've spent the past couple weeks hanging out with them.

How far along are you?  27 weeks 1 day

Best Moment this week?  My husband only works 2 days this week thanks to Independence day being tomorrow. =) I'm really looking forward to all of the time I get to spend with him. He's been working 50+ hours a week and working on school stuff, so I haven't gotten to really see him lately. 

Baby's growth? According to the, the baby is the size of a rutabaga. He is 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds. I don't know about any of you, but the rutabagas I've seen up here are pretty small. Definitely not over a foot long. Hmmm....

Cravings?  Frozen yogurt. And french fries. I'm pretty sure I could live off of those two things.

Maternity Clothes?  Only in the shirt department. I am still fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans.

Movement? Tobin is transverse, and so when he kicks, I can definitely feel it in my hips. He likes to chill more than anything else though.
What I miss.... having a real diaper bag. My diaper bag broke about a month ago. I've been searching for a diaper bag that could hold two babies worth of stuff easily and keep it organized, and I finally found one. My husband and I just have to see where we can fit it into the budget before Tobin comes. I've been using a big purse to haul around Linnea's stuff.

Thoughts from the family....  My mom keeps asking me if we are done after this one. (I'm pregnant with baby #2) She keeps pushing my husband towards a vasectomy, when in all honesty she should have nothing to say about it. 
Something I'm Excited About.... My sister in law graduated from college! Which means that she and I get to hang out a lot more now! 
Discussion Question: My plan is to have a natural drug free childbirth. If Tobin stays transverse however, we'll be looking at a c-section. The idea of a c-section really scared me at first, but I know that God is in control of everything and that whatever happens during this pregnancy, he has his hand in it. I'm thankful that if I do have to have a c-section, I won't have to have labored for hours before it.