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Baby due 11/22/07

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9 weeks now

I'm 9 weeks now, yeah! I waited to do this until I knew we had a heart beat. I was pregnant a year ago and we lost the baby at 8 weeks. This time around is differant and know it will go to term.

I will say I'm one of the lucky ones so far and have not had any m/s, just very tired.

I have a doctors appointment on Monday and can't wait to hear the heart beat again.

It's been very encouraging to read other journals the last couple of weeks so I thought I would contribute. :thewave:

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9 1/2 weeks

This would be my second baby, my first however was 10 years ago, a healthy beautiful baby girl. Can't believe she's not a baby anymore. She doesn't know about this one yet. Last time it worked out better not telling her because then I didn't have to explain the loss. She lives in a differant state with her dad, due to a very liberal judge. She loves visiting, she was here over spring break and will be back this summer when I won't be able to hide it from her. I've been working on her dad to just let her move here but we'll see. Plus praying for God's direction and provision for her reloction. I believe God told me 3 years and we're more than half way there, any extra prayers are welcome. Her dad is a single guy with no sense of responsiblity.

Anyway, being so long ago I feel as though this is a first pregnancy all over again. I never had m/s with her either and had a picture perfect pregnancy, ofcourse I was 10 years younger. I really don't remember every detail of the pregnancy, just that I thought I was the cat's meow. I loved to look at myself in the mirror and to rub my expanding belly. I haven't gotten there yet with this one. I just feel tired, mild cramping sometimes, and can cry at the drop of a hat sometimes. I did that this morning. :crybaby: I don't remember how much by boobs hurt last time compared to this time, this time they are sensitive but not painful. Then there's my nose and the mucus forming factory that has set up shop, non stop.

Last night we went to a friends house for dinner and went down a winding road, and for the first time felt really woozy, once I had something to eat I was okay, then we got back in the car and woozy again. I couldn't wait to get home and go to sleep, it was a very long day for me. :sleeping:

Today has started out okay, just that my pants are getting tight and I can't button them. Monday will be 10 weeks. Too small for maternity clothes but too big for my normal clothes. Time to shop, maybe later today, yeah I love to shop. If I have the energy.

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Awwwww

I am sorry to hear about the first pregnancy! WEverything happens for a reason, and this one, I am sure will go great! After all, you are due, TWO DAYS after MY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Whoo hoo!!!

I wish you luck, and I am going through this almost the same with you! My baby is due December 18th give or take. Good luck, and mail me if ya like.

krystiyoung is my name here!

See ya!

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Everything does happen for a reason.

Everything does happen for a reason, and I trust she will be here soon.

I'm married to a great guy too, this is his first baby and he's very excited. Last time I was pregnant and lost it, I think it was harder on him than it was me. Then we TTC for just over a year so this time he can hardly control himself. I suggested that we not tell anyone yet but he had to tell his mom, then right before Easter I had an U/S that saw we had a heart beat and we've told a few more people, mostly his family. I'm waiting until after my Dr. appt. Monday to really share with my family.

Things have changed over the years, it's amazing...technology. I think I like the journal thing. I'm excited to have this journey.

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too tired to shop

Well I wanted to go shopping for clothes yesterday but just too tired. However, my SIL had a baby in February and wanted to give me some clothes so while my MIL was there (out of state) to meet her new grandson, she packed up some clothes for me. She brought them in to me at our shop. I couldn't wait to go home and try them on. They fit...thank goodness, because I needed something. Some are too big for now but some fit perfect as long as I don't gain any weight in my butt or hips, :eating: they will work for now I guess. Biggrin

Okay that's it for now I guess. I'm starting to fade happens every afternoon about now.

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doctor's visit

Had my doctor's visit today, 10 weeks 3 days. Got to hear the heartbeat myself, the nurse said the h/b per minute was 175. Seems real high but she said it's normal. I haven't gained any weight but lost instead. I told her I haven't had any m/s and I'm eating, she said it was nothing to worry about.

It's funny how when you go to the doctor all you time is really with the nurse and the doctor visit is really short, you spend more time waiting than anything else.

Oh well, I'm excited now that I heard the h/b, I'm going to make phone calls tonight. Now the pregnancy will be public knowledge.

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10 Weeks

Well I finally went to the store to buy/look at some clothes. Nothing looked like my style or they were long sleeve, which at this point would be too hot to wear. Very disapointed Sad . Shopping around here is very limited and I may have to venture an hour away to find something better. I will be traveling to Florida in about a month, I may just wait until then or maybe not.

Well my husband and I are getting ready for a builders trade show this weekend, I'm looking forward to it. Getting brochures and products together, then there's designing our booth and getting the promotional items. Fun! Biggrin I'm just worried about it being long days for me and being totally exhausted in the end.

Otherwise I feel good. I'm never really in the mood to eat anything but eat alittle because I know I need to eat. It's weird, like I'm feeling full all the time. And when I do eat I'm full fast. Cravings have been for grilled cheese with tomato, I've had that for a couple of days now. Yummm!

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yucky day

I feel yucky today. It's raining and I just feel blahhh. Sad

Want to go home to bed.

I double posted. OOPs See I'm impatient too.

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yucky day

I feel yucky today. It's raining and I just feel blahhh. Sad

Want to go home to bed.

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big weekend

Well we had a big weekend, did a trade show for builders. It went really well. For the most part I felt okay and survived the long days. Had to take Tylenol in order to make it though. Today I'm battling the worst head ache I've had since I've been pregnant and the Tylenol is not working. To think this morning I thought I was moving past this not feeling good thing.

My husband wanted to go out to dinner and I'm not even up to it, and forget cooking. I need sleep and rest. I guess I'm offically 11 weeks now. I guess I should start to feel better in couple weeks, right? I hope.

Okay that's it for now, talk to you later.

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Better day

Well I'm feeling much better today, just needed a good nights sleep. I guess that would be expected after I pushed myself this past weekend. Head ache is gone....yeah! Biggrin

I actually woke up this mornign feeling really good. I got all kinds of house wook done (which it really needed) :vacuum: as well as I made it to the gym to workout all before I came to work. Haven't done that in 6 weeks. Partially because I've been too tired and part because I was worried about miscarring again. It was nice to get there, got my heart rate up too high though, just need to take it alittle easier. It made me dizzy, but I'm okay now.

For the first time in a while I feel good...nothing is hurts, and I'm not too tired. I hope this is the upswing to the 2nd trimester. :blob5: I know I'm still a little bit away from that but I can always hope.

I was reading the news and there was this article about a woman who was breastfeeding her baby in a restuarant and the manager made her leave. I couldn't believe they would do that to her. Then the article when on to say that she had rights to breastfeed in public if she wanted to, and the manager had to appoligize. The news article had a place where people could comment and I was shocked at how crude poeple could be about the subject. Personally I don't think there's any thing wrong with it. I can't say I would do it at the table in the restuarant but should be able to if I needed to. The whole thing just discusted me. :firemad: I was heated. I look forward to being able to breastfeed again. There was no better bonding than that. I know it's not for everyone but the whole thing amazed me. Couldn't believe this little baby was living off what she got from me and nothing else for the first 3 months or so. Amazing :!:

Anyway I hope you all are doing and feeling well. Have a great day. Biggrin

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Well I guess we lost what I wrote yesterday.... Course can't remember what I wrote either???? Oh well. :?

Basicly I feel pretty good. No aches or pains, my energy level is better but not 100% yet. If I push myself I seem to get head aches.

We went away over the weekend, it was nice. Found a Motherhood store at a Mall near where we were so I bought some clothes. :bag: Yeah! Much better than Walmart's selection. I did manage to gain two ponds over the weekend from eating out so much and the fried dough and ice cream I had. Not bad beign it's the first two pounds I've gained, being 12 weeks.

Made it to the gym again, I need to get back on a schedule though. I've gotten used to being able to sleep in.

Okay I've got to get some work done before I fall behind. Paperwork and filing...fun. :shellie:

:babydustblue:

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Been doing okay, struggling with headaches though. I feel alittle better today but not much. Hormones just need to get in balance, or does that ever happen :?

Anyway I think I've finally convinced my husband that we need to hire someone for the shop. He's worried because we're alittle slow right now, but I told hime we need someone to train and quit on us before we really find the right person. So I started making phone calls to set up interviews. Problem is some applied as long ago as a month. They may have found something. Who knows....

Nothing much otherwise is going on. Belly doesn't seem to have changed much lately. Just these stinking headaches. Sad

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12 weeks 6 days

Can't believe I'm almost 13 weeks. I feel much better today, headaches seem to be gone, ofcourse it's early in the day. Funny though I hardly feel pregnant today, but I think it has a lot to do with the clothes I wear, so when I look in the mirror I don't see pregnant.

Doctor's office called to push back my appointment next week, I was a little disapointed. Moved me from Thursday to Monday, now I think I have to change it because they put it mid day instead of early morning and that's a bad time to leave hubby alone in the shop, we tend to get busy around lunch time. I hate that! :x

Anyway that's all for now. I'll write again soon. I've got to go to the store and get myself some freeze pops, just gotta have them. Blum 3 I need them!

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Just an update, not much to report. Had a very nice Mother's day, my daughter called me no less than 5 times durring the day. She's very excited about coming in a couple of weeks, she still doesn't know about baby. Hubby and I went out to lunch and he gave me some flowers and a sweet card, all in all it was a good day.

We finally hired a girl to start in the shop next week, I'm looking forward to the freedom. I really hope she works out, good help is so hard to find.

We are getting quotes from some independant contractors to finish our basement. Hubby wants to do it before the baby comes, I think its a great idea. The only bad thing is we have to sort through every thing down there. That's alot of hard work. yuck!

As for how I feel, I feel good, had a relapse yesterday and could not stay awake to save my life. My body demanded a nap. :sleep: Today I'm okay, sky is gloomy so I feel gloomy but that's okay.

Okay I'll keep you all posted. Have a happy day! :bighug:

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baby moves

I'm certain that I've felt the baby move yesterday. My first preganancy I felt her at about 14 weeks too. This is so exciting. Blum 3 DH rushed down some stairs to catch a feel but it was over by then. I told him it was more of the feeling on the inside than the outside right now. He was bumbed. Sad I told him that he should be able to feel it within a couple of weeks.

I feel good today, slight headache but not too bad. Craving Taco Bell for some reason, so may go there for lunch.

Started cleaning out the basement this morning so DH can do the electric this weekend, then we have a contractor coming the end of next week to start the finishing process. I'm so excited about that. Picked out our fireplace for the livign room area, we just have to agree on a face for it.

Well gotta keep moving.....

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Doctor's Visit

Had my doctor visit today, went well, I told them about my headaches and they said I should take something for my allergies and it might help my head aches. Oh well.

Haven't gained any weight, much to my surprise I thought for sure I would have started my upward trend.

Baby's heartbeat was 155. I think it's a boy. Next appointment is June 7th, at that point I will schedule an ultra sound for you know what.....Seems forever away.

They had to take more blood today to recheck my platlets (?) doctor said they were low.

Other than that everything is good ......

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I feel pretty good today, no head ache at this time. It's nice to have a good day every once in a while. I'm fully in maternity clothes today, I don't think there's any turning back now, they are just too comfortable.

Well we have the contractor at our house doing the framing today. It will be nice to go home and see what he got done. Can't wait for it to be finished. We will be doing the finishing work after the drywall goes up, so the process will slow down.

Okay that's all I can think of for now. Just pray that I keep having these good days. Smile

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Finally

Finally people can tell I have a belly, baby's showing to the world now. :preggo: While maternity shirts are still big you can see the belly...I just think it's so cool. This is the part of pregnancy I love. My DH last night just kept looking and touching my belly. It's not the first time he's touched my belly but last night he kept rubbing me. It was funny and slightly awkward.

As for how I feel seems to be good more often than bad this past week. Maybe I'm past all the first trimester yuck. :woohoo:

I was suppose to pick up my DS next weekend but had it out with her dad and now it's delayed another two weeks, :cry: I was very upset yesterday. She was disapointed too. I've decided to fly down and get her rather than drive. I don't think I can handle 3 days of driving. She still doesn't know about baby and I just want to blurt it out but it will be better to wait. Now with belly showing it should be good. I can't wait.....
The sad thing is I was hoping she could go to the big U/S with me and DH but now she's going to miss it.

Next doctor's appointment is June 7th they will take blood for the NT test, and schedule the u/s for a few days later. I'm looking forward to it, hope baby isn't bashful. I should be 17 weeks for the u/s, should be able to see if we have a boy or girl... :babydustblue: I'm thinking it's a boy, so we'll find out.

Okay that's it for now, talk to ya later. Biggrin

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Busy day cleaning

I got started early this morning cleaning the kitchen and cleaned out the fridge and pantry then I tackled my bedroom closet, came out with 2 big bags of clothes to donate and really need to do more. I needed room to hang up the maternity clothes I have now. Then cleaned out baby's room down to a clean slate, plus did lots of luandry...all before being to work at 11a.

I feel good for the most part, but haven't really slept well the last 2 nights or so. I surprised myself with my energy boost this morning, but it was stuff I knew I needed to do and kept putting off.

My daughter was disapointed we changed her travel dates too. She's really looking forward to her visit. I have to get her room ready too, clean bed, dust and go through her closet too. Make it look and smell fresh.

Okay that's it for now, I'm glad were closing up shop at 2p. It's dead around here, a total waste of an afternoon.

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Well I've had a headache since last night, thought I might have been past that. Tylenol hasn't helped much. Oh well. Other wise I feel good.

I'm in the market for a good breast pump, one that is good but won't break the bank. Last time, 10 years ago, I rented one from the hospital because the EvenFlow someone gave me hurt when I used it. So I rented from the hospital for 4 months and it was a lifesaver. This time I want to pump/breastfeed longer. Anyway I figure I still have time, I think I'm going to wait at least 2 more weeks to buy anything. That's when I'll have my U/S and know to buy pink or blue.

Work is slow today but was busy earlier this week, it was good.

Can't believe I'm almost 16 weeks, 4 months, wow! How time flys.

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Well today is a good day for the most part...having hot flashes though...nothing to do with the fact that it's hot outside. Airconditioning hasn't helped. Freeze pop is all I can say.

Well nothing new to write until my doctor appointment Thursday, June 7th.

So that's all...maybe I'll stick my head in the freezer. :icecream:

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Doctor's Visit

Had my monthly doctor's visit. It went really well. Baby's heartbeat is 158 and strong. My weight she said a I gained 1/2 pound. I asked the nurse if it was okay that I really haven't gained any weight, she said it was fine and measured me and said I was measuring almost 17 weeks, I said that's becaue that's about were I am. Course the chart has me at 15.5 because of my first ultra sound. I never changed my due date because I know how long I've been pregnant.

So I'm so excited now I have my big u/s date Tuesday June 12th at 8:00am they said to arrive with a full bladder, hope I don't have to sit too long in the waiting room. DH will get to go with me because it's before the shop opens at 9. He's excited too, this will be the first appointment he will get to go with me.

Other than all that I feel pretty good, had a headache last night, so I went to bed early and put a cold pack on my head. Seemed to help as I'm okay this morning so far.

I'm starving today though, can't seem to get enough food.

Well I will write again on Tuesday with my big news, PINK or BLUE!

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Ultra sound Results

Well today was our big day, Dh and I went into Radiology this morning early...before the sun comes up for me. I drank a tall cup of regular coffee, just wanted to make sure my bean was a jumping.

The tech that was in there with us was very sweet and took some good pictures, but my bean was a jumping bean and wouldn't sit still. It was so funny had me laughing uncontrolably. Well she announced we have a baby GIRL! Her name will be Joy Elizabeth. Joy after my MIL and Elizabeth just because I loved how they go together.


Joy Elizabeth

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Now I can talk to her and she can get to know her name...it just all becomes so real now. I'm starting to feel her move but sometimes I go days and don't feel anything. I'm just so excited! Another baby girl. Amy my oldest is going to be so surprised when I tell her on Friday.

This is a happy, happy day :jumpingbeans:
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She's here!

I finally went to get my DD. She was so surprised to find out that she was going to be a big sister, her little eyes got so big. I think she thought I was joking. She was cute and then I asked her what she wanted a baby brother or a baby sister. She ofcourse said twice that it didn't mater. But I made her tell me which she would prefer. She broke down finally and said she would like a baby sister (which I knew she would say) and said well guess what it's a baby sister. Her eyes poped out again. She didn't believe me. It was just so cute and so special.

She has kept me busy since we got home on Saturday. She has a way of talking my ear off, I just love it. I miss her so much when she's not here. We started reading to the baby at night. My DD picks some of her favorite books from when she was little and I let her read them aloud. She's funny she keeps patting my belly too. I think she's becoming a little mother hen. Funny girl.

Pregancy wise I feel good, things are good. Just can't believe I'm 18 weeks already. :jumpingbeans:

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With summer time in full swing, I have struggled lately with hot flashes. I feel like I'm melting.... Sad Seems to start from the inside and then bubble out. I'm not one to swet but now I am, can forget the deoderant. Yuck!

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20 Weeks

Just got back from a trip to grandma's house. It was nice to visit and see everyone. DD and I stayed a few days. I ate like a pig while we were there. Too much good stuff within my arms reach.

Well I'm offically 20 weeks, half way. Can't believe it. DH got to feel the baby move for the first time last night. He said it was weird and didn't know what he was feeling. He said he felt her move though, he thought it was cool. It was the first time I've felt her move on the outside it's usually only on the inside.

I feel good, alittle tired from the trip but good overall. I measured my belly around with a tape measure and it came in at 41 inches, up from my original of 31. I have a doctor's appointment on Friday morning, it will be intresting to see if I've gained any weight this month.

I have more pictures but I'm having trouble with the size. I'll try to post later on today or tommarow.

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I'm having a day that I feel very irratable. Not happy with anyone. I feel crabby. Sad

Well, we had a nice 4th of July. Went to a movie and had ice cream at a local shop and went to the fireworks last night. They were nice, my DD gave me attitude so I had to put her in her place. Probably the first time this summer we really had a problem so I can't complain. Personally I think she was over tired because it was a late night for her and past her bed time.

Well I'm hoping I feel better later. I'm starting to get hot too. Blah!

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22 weeks

Well I had my doctors appointment last week. DD got to hear the baby's heartbeat. She was so excited just to be there. I have offically gained 4lbs. But the way I'm eating lately I'll make up for all the other months of no weight gain, I'm just hungry all the time.

Well things are moving along, finally ordered Joy's crib. Should be here in a week or two. I'm hoping it will come in before DD goes back to her dads. We've decided to put a twin bed in Joy's room too, so late at night I'll have a place to nurse her comfortably with out dogs jumping all over or getting in the way not to mention the dog hair on the bed. I'm going to get a rocker/glider too which will be good for the daytime feedings. Plus then we'll already have the twin bed when she's ready for it. I really liked the idea. I'm just excited because we are finally doing something to prepare.

Anyway, baby Joy is very busy these days moving about. Somedays are more than others, but it feels like she's a wiggle worm right now. She plays games with me already. I want to feel her move on the outside of my tummy, I've only felt it 2 or 3 times, when I feel her moving I'll place my hand there and she stops moving. So I'll wait....again she's wiggling all over, I put my hand there and she stops. It's kind of funny. This went on for a while the other night.

Okay can't think of anything else right now. Smile

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Had my first offical craving, had to have a calzone yesterday for lunch. It had to be the most satisfying lunch I think I've ever had.

I'm out of freeze pops gotta get more, those are great for my hot days.

Things are good, today is a busy day in our shop, actually it's been busy all week. It's all good, just means I need to do actual work.

I started thinking about my DD and her going back to school, need to pick some stuff up for her. I like to make sure she's all set when she goes back to her dads house. I guess it's the mom in me.

Well I guess I'll work now. Smile

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Not much going on these days to report. Recieved our crib and set it up in the babies room. Found a highchair and a Pack n play for a bargin at a local thrift store, both in very good condition. Biggrin

Still have a lot to do to get ready for baby. She has been kicking up a storm lately. I guess that's all good. I've been very tired lately or tire very easy. I feel sort of droopy more often than not.

DD goes back to her dad's next Friday. I'm going to miss her, but she misses her dad too and looking forward to seeing him. It will be a very sad day for me. :crybaby:

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Sad day :(

Well today is a sad day for me. Sad My DD left today to go back to her dad's and I won't see her again until Christmas break. My heart is broken and today I will probably grieve all day. DH went with her so I will have a quite weekend and part of me is looking forward to that too.

Baby Joy is moving all over the place this past week. She's starting to wake me up in the middle of the night from so much movement. Smile DH and I went to the hospital to look at the materinty labor & delivery. I was nice we got to talk with the nurses and learn how they do things there. They were all very nice. Signed up yesterday for Birthing classes, they don't start until Oct. 11. Cutting it close but I think we'll be fine, it will all be fresh in our minds.

My appietite is crazy out of control. I'm always ready to eat something. The weight is starting to begin building up. Until now I've gained 6 lbs as of my last doctor's visit but I got on the scale this morning and I think I've gone up another 4 lbs. We'll see next week at the glucose screening. And I guess after this I move to every two weeks at the doctor. We're moving alone nicely. No complications to report just get tired easy.

Life should slow down again with DD gone, but I sure will miss her. Not a good day for my emotions. :crybaby:

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26 Week GD test

Went to doctor for my GD test. The nurse messed up and gave me the wrong test it was suppose to be the 1 hr test and she gave me the 3 hr test. I had to re-arange my morning to complete the test. Unfortunatley I failed the 3 hr test. I'm now scheduled to meet with a specialist next Wed. I hate to say it but I wish it were sooner, now I worry about what and how I'm suppose to be eating. They will give me a diet to follow and my very own finger pricker to track my blood sugar. They said I was boarder line so it should be easy for me to follow, maybe.

My next doctor's appointment is scheduled for Aug 30th and I will be getting my shot in the butt for having Rh- blood. And I'm sure they will prick my finger from now on. Sad

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Did my visit with the specialist yesterday to talk about having GD.

My MIL went with me and we were pleasantly surprised by getting an U/S baby girl looks good and measuring 2lbs 3oz and right on target. It was so cool to see my MIL so tickled to watch, I'm so glad she got to be there. She's the next best thing to having my own mom there.

Anyway, I met with a dietary specialist, there will be some changes in my diet but not as bad as I expected. I have to eat more often, that will mess me up and in proper portions. So it seems complicated but once I get used to it I'll be fine. Got my own finger pricker, used it 3 times already and each one was where it needed to be. I'm used to eating a big breakfast and smaller dinner but they have me reversed and I'll have to get used to it. 3 small meals and 3 snacks each day. Crazy. Just have to get used to it.

The specialist was so nice and she said that after I have the baby she would send me a special diet to follow to lose weight and reach my target weight, only about 35lbs. Hope it's not too hard, I'd be happy with 25lbs but being at risk for diabetes now will give me the incentive to take it further. It's a lifetime thing.

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Well it's been 2 days now with my finger pricker, and doing my own testing. My numbers all seem to be on the low side but within range so I guess that means I'm doing good with it.

I got on the scale this morning expecting to see a gain in weight because of all the food I've been eating only to see it go down. I think I can live with that as long as baby is healthy. I know she's getting enough protien. Smile I'm eating enough of it.

I have my regular doctor's appointment next Thursday so that will be the true test of my weight.

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Well I had my first call in with the diet specialist, I'm suppose to call her every Wed. All my numbers were good this week so she said well done. Thank goodness...I think I'm getting the hang of it alittle as it doesn't seem to require as much thought as last week. Plus I've curved how I shop so allmy foods I have around me are good choices. DH doesn't care for it too much but willing to go alone for baby's sake. He's not much of a health nut.

I finally registered at Babies' R Us this past weekend, I started it on line so it wasn't as overwhelming as I thought. Found a great shopping area just 1 hour and 20 minutes from here and it's an easy ride. We were very excited about that, opens a whole new world of shopping other than Walmart. Smile Christmas shopping here I come.

Not much else to report, baby is moving all over the place, she almost hurts sometimes now when she moves. I guess she's growing. Smile

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28 Week belly shot


28 weeks! yeah!

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29 Weeks

Can't believe it's been 29 weeks and were moving into the final phase. Anywhere between 7-10 weeks baby could be here.

DH and I picked out our rocker, I chose a swivel rocker something that can later be moved to another room and not look like it came out of a baby room. I can't wait until we get it so I can see how it will look in the baby's room. I'm doing a brown and pink theme so I picked out a brown fabric for the chair. I'm gonna make a pinkish stool for my feet but not to big, later I'll use it for the baby to sit at the coffee table. I like multi-function items.

My MIL gave me some extra invites for our baby shower. I'm excited. Started handing them out today. I hope we have a nice turn out, I don't care about the presants as much as I look forward to the gathering of friends.

The GD testing is going okay for the most part. Numbers are getting higher at night now but still within range. One night it was 120, the absolute top of the scale. I've increased my protien but still getting numbers like 118. Within range but very close. I've tried a couple times today to reach my dietian and haven't gotten her. I'll try again tomarrow. I worry about what she might say about some of my higher numbers. I'm finding it's not as easy as I thought because my tolerance for foods seems to always be changing and what works one day may not work the next. Very confusing.

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Doctor today

Went to go see the doctor for my 30 week appointment. Had a weight gain of 1.5 lbs so now I'm offically up 7.5 lbs. I feel good about that and I'm on track for my target. I didn't want to gain more than 15 lbs total and I think even if I gain a pound a week now I'm okay with it.

BP was good 106/68, I asked about my iron level because I'v been so tired lately but she said my iron count was good. So basicly I have no excuse for feeling like crap other than maybe a lack of sleep.

Diabetes thing is under control with diet so she told me if I keep going with stable numbers I should have no problems. So I go back in 2 weeks then to the weekly appointments. They will schedule me for another u/s when I'm 36 weeks. I wish it were sooner.

Nothing else new to report. :rolleyes:

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32 weeks

Went to doctor again....as of this past week I've had a pressure type pain, I asked the doctor she said it was normal. I was worried last night when I had 3 strong contractions in about 20 minutes. Fortunatly they went away. Doctor checked my cervex just to be sure everything was okay, all was good news.

BP was 108 over 70 so that's been maintaining really well. My GD numbers were mostly within range I had a few that were high, but I was excused because it was the weekend of the baby shower, and yes I ate cake...2 pieces...it tasted sooooo good.

I can honestly say I haven't been too afraid of the scale, although I worry that one day I'll get on and it will really add up. I've gained a half pound in 2 weeks so I'm up to a total of 8lbs. The nurse was talking with me about my diet and the GD. She said I'm eating the low gylcemic foods which is probably helping me stay in the low weight gain area as well as good numbers.

I was going to register with the hospital this week but decided to wait another two weeks. Then I'll go in and register and visit the nurses again. I want to ask a couple of questions and what they think I need to pack for my visit there, and what they will provide. I don't want to overpack. The L&D in our hospital have very sweet nurses and said I could call on them if I had any questions, so I'll take them up on that offer.

I ran into a girl from my previous church this week and she just had a baby 3 months ago, she had the baby here at the local hospital and she said she enjoyed her time there and everyone was very attentive to her needs. I was glad to hear that as I was alittle worried.

Looking forward to the end of this pg and meeting my little girl. Blum 3

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33 almost 34 weeks

Can't believe how each week just rolls by. Our shop has gotten so busy that Friday is here before I know it. Told my DH that at this rate baby will be here before we know it. I think that scared him alittle, me too.

Anyway my belly is getting hard more often than not today. I have such a hard time bending over for anything. I don't know how long this is suppose to last.

Sleep is a thing of the past...I don't seem to get much of that these days because my sides hurt or my back hurts or my hips hurt or baby is moving around too much and lastly I have to go pee. I try to go to bed early but just toss and turn all night.

I'm working on putting together the final colors for the nursery, I found some cute fabric that I got two little pieces to take home and try out in the room. I want to make the crib bedding and window covers. I waited to see if someone got the one I registered for first, but I think I'm gonna like what I do better anyway.

This weekend DH and I are going to BRU to pick up the things we didn't get on the registry. I'm looking forward to that trip. It's an hour and 20 minutes away so we'll go and have dinner too. Should be a good day out.

I'll post again next week. We have some cool stuff happening, next week we start our birthing classes, I have a doctors appointment and I'm hosting a ladies night (church related) on Saturday.

Okay gotta go!!!!

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40 weeks

It's been a while since I've written in here. I went for an u/s at 35/36 weeks and my fluid levels were very low and doctor put me on bed rest. So there I was bored out of my mind for a few weeks. Went back in last monday for another u/s and saw that fluids have doubled, I took myself off bedrest so I could get some things done. A girl can only watch so much TV. Baby measures 6lbs4oz last monday, so she's a peanut.

In the mean time I'm very pg and very ready to have her now. Weight gain so far has only been 14 lbs and b/p is all good. Currently I'm 2cm with a very soft shortening cervix. Doctor said she could come this weekend but if not we will evict her on Monday with the hopes of being home for Thanksgiving. So I'm happy to have a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope she comes tonight or tomorrow. I actually had a good nights rest so I could have the energy.

I have a lot of high risk factors now. Over 35, asthma, gd, low platlet count and strep B. They may not let me have an Epi because of the platlet count being so low but I was going to try not to have one anyway. I will post next week some time to let you know how it goes. Smile