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    Default 27 weeks 1 day

    I'm not sure if my dr knew why I was visiting today.... kinda frustrating. But the good news is that she didn't seem to be too concerned with how I am feeling. I haven't felt anymore cramping but have been feeling like crap the last few days (possible gastrointestinal probs). I asked if the s/e from the antibiotics would cause this and she just nodded...She said my culture actually came back negative so techincally I don't need the antibiotics, but if I wanted to finish them I could (I have 3 more pills). I thought I'd "tough" it out and finish the treatment. I don't want to have to re-start the treatment if they later found some sort of infection. I'm allowed to resume "normal" activity and she suspects possible dehydration for the contractions. She wasn't too sure though.

    Other good news is I passed my 1 hour GD test and baby's heart sounded just beautiful. I don't have to go back for 1 month and then I will start going in every 2 weeks. I do have my u/s next week and hope my placenta moved up.

    I'm glad tomorrow is Friday and I hope to be able to rest until I go back to work on Monday. I also hope to not experience another contraction until June!!!
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 28w 2d

    I'm 'officially' in my third trimester!!!!!!!

    I can't believe it!!!

    I am so excited. I've been feeling well. I've been tired, have had continued hip pain and now my feet ache terribly at the end of the day, but heck, I'm 28 weeks pg!!!!! That is so freakin' exciting!

    I had a follow up u/s yesterday. All looks GREAT!! LO is measuring right on target. Overall growth is at the 69th percentile. The tech stated that his head growth is at the higher end of the average range, but all looks great. (And for the record, when measuring his head, she went past his head - it may not be as accurate of a measurement - but I'm not the expert).

    I have some 3D pictures and can't believe how much LO has grown since my last u/s. I'll have to post them.

    LO's nursery is almost complete and looks GREAT!! DH did an outstanding job!

    LO is also starting to get gifts! We've been suprised to get gifts in the mail from our registry! We are so blessed to have such generous family and friend!

    Well, I am thrilled that it is Friday - I look forward to resting most of the weekend despite having a ton of housework to do....
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 29w 4d

    I don't feel like I'm doing a good job of keeping up this journal - as time seems to be flying!!!

    What's been happening......
    I've been feeling well - the only pain I have is in my hips. I get excruciating pain especially on my left side. I also get this pain with sciatic nerve pain and sometimes tailbone pain. I know it's normal and was told by my NP that it will only get worse, but now it is affecting walking, bending, moving...it seems to get worse when laying down which means sleeping is difficult. We'll see.

    DH and I started our childbirth preparation classes last weekend. We go for class #2 tonight. It is going to be interesting. I think we will get a lot of great information out of the class. Honestly, it's just great learning about this miraculous process. There are a few 'parts' that are intimidating, but overall it will definitely be worth it!

    DH and I have been working around the house - the nursery is officially complete and we are now getting exciting for this upcoming week. We are going to have a baby shower next week and we will also be going very soon for a 4D u/s!!!! Can't wait!

    Here are some 3D pics of my little man from a few weeks ago:




    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 30w 5d

    What a week!!!!!

    First of all, I cannot believe I am almost 31 weeks pg!!! OMG!!!!! I am getting so excited. We are almost done with childbirth class and have our hospital tour and BF class in a few weeks!

    Childbirth class has been very informative. Although after last night's class re: epidural/ pain meds, I think I want to hold out as long as I can before accepting an epi.....we'll see.

    Saturday was great - we got a 4D u/s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was amazing and I HIGHLY recommend getting one. It was costly but well worth every penny. I wanted to cry I was so happy but I was too scared to move. I wanted the tech to get the best shot. I got a CD with 70 pics on it and I got a 30 minute DVD of my LO moving around in 3D!!!!!!! Here are a few of the amazing pics of my LO:






    I also had my baby shower this weekend. It was amazing. I can't believe how blessed I am. Out of the 100 items on my registry, I think I got 80 of the items - and I now have all the essentials! Crazy. I don't have pics, but I have a pic of the cute "shower" cake my sis made:



    Lastly, here are the pics of my nursery:







    Sorry - photobucket isn't cooperating....I resized them all....
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 32w 3d

    OMG!! I'm 32 weeks pg!!!! I am so happy!!!!

    I had my 32 week appt this past week. It was uneventful, which I thought was great! Baby's hb is good, I'm measuring right on track, and I've gained a good amount of weight. I now start my bi-monthly visits for the month of May and then in June, I go every week! I love being able to say that my baby will be here next month!!! EEEK!!!

    My co-workers threw me a shower last week as well. I tell you I am amazed at the generosity of family and friends. It made me think that I don't give enough to others. I mean, I give what I can, but there are so many people that are buying so much for my LO, including co-workers that I don't really know! Which brings me to another point - being pg seems to bring out the best in other people.... I mean, so many people, including many strangers, have been so friendly, nice, and generous b/c I'm pg!

    This week my goal is to work on organizing the nursery. Now that the nursery is put together, I get to put away all the wonderful gifts, DH will be putting together some of the larger items, and I will be washing LO's clothes, blankets, cloths, etc...

    I am down to my final 3 weeks of work! I am so unbelieveably excited!! WOO HOO!!! We finished our childbirth class and we are going to tour the hospital today!! Our BF class is this week too. Can't wait!
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 34 weeks

    I had my 34 week appt this morning. Things are great! Weight gain is good (the nurse commented on how little I was before pg and how I'm not little anymore! - she wasn't being rude as she recognized that I am all baby. She said not to worry as I will be little again after baby is born)...

    I'm measuring well, baby is head down, and all looks good! She said when I start to feel contrx to stop what I am doing, rest, and drink water. I had some tightening on Sunday and Monday, but nothing since.

    I'm feeling huge! It's hard to roll over or sit up in bed and sleeping isn't very comfortable...I am also starting to get my first stretch mark! Oh well. We went and bought a bunch of cocoa butter and I'm hoping that helps.

    I work for 2 more weeks and then I will be off for a long time! Can't wait!!

    I go back in 2 weeks where they'll do the strep (?) screening and then I go in weekly until my LO is here! Time is going to fly.....
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 35 weeks 3 days

    WOW!!!! 35 weeks!!!!!

    I have hardly been online lately. I've been busy finishing up with work and taking naps

    What's new....

    My latest dr's appt went great. I go again this Friday and then once a week until baby is here!

    We found a pediatrician - he is very close to the house and seems nice.

    I got my free ice cream on "bump day" at baskin robbins. I wasn't going to go but then thought about how upset I would have been if I wasn't pg and wanted to be pg to be recognized. So - I enjoyed my free cone!

    And I am officially on maternity leave!!!! I get a few months off and am so happy!!

    I've been feeling well. I experienced some swelling in the heat this past week. Had to take off my wedding ring and had trouble with some of my shoes. I've been feeling my LO a little less - I think b/c he's getting bigger. He's head down and can tell which movements are his head, behind, and hands/feet. It's great! I am also in the process of getting my very first stretch marks....oh well...it's well worth it! Although my lower belly itches like crazy!!!! I bought a ton of cocoa butter and lotion and am constantly applying it.

    Now I look forward to relaxing, kicking my feet up, packing a hospital bag, working on my LO's memory book, organizing his clothes, washing his sheets, and doing any other thing I feel like (like getting a pedicure!). And if I don't do any of this than oh well!!

    I can't believe that my little guy will be here so soon. I am so unbelievably happy!
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    I am so itchy!!!!! It is driving me nuts! Over the past week or so I noticed that I am starting to get my first stretch marks on the underside of my belly. Well, it seems these stretch marks are also bringing what looks like a small rash and SO MUCH itchiness!!!!!! It is driving me nuts. I'm using cocoa butter lotion and plain cocoa butter but nothing seems to work. I find myself scratching in my sleep and I'm sure it's making it worse. I broke down and called the doc today and am so frustrated b/c they never called back!?! I'll call again in the am. As long as it's nothing serious or harmful I can deal with it...it's just annoying!

    On a another note, I'm almost done packing my hospital bag! I'm trying to minimize what to take, but it's hard....I'm the type of person who would rather have too much than too little! Oh well, we'll see what the final product looks like later tonight as I plan on finishing

    Tomorrow's goal: Wash/organize my LO's clothes
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 36 weeks!

    36 weeks today One more week until I'm considered full term. I'm so excited!

    I go back to the dr's on Friday ~ praying all continues to go well.

    My dr never called back yesterday so I called again today. I spoke to a nurse about the itchiness. After asking me a long list of questions, she said it is likely that I have PUPPPS, or "the rash of pregnancy". She said this rash will likely be present until after I deliver. She said this rash is fairly common and not harmful. In order to manage the rash she recommends using a benadryl cream at night. She said benadryl is considered a Category B drug, which indicates it is safe during pregnancy. She also recommends taking an Aveeno oatmeal bath before going to bed. She said if the rash gets out of control (she said it may spread, but if the rash becomes very severe) I can take a steroid cream. However, they do not recommend a steroid cream as a first line of treatment. Lastly, I shared that I was using Palmer's cocoa butter lotion and a stick of cocoa butter to help with the stretch marks. She said that the cocoa butter stick may actually cause more irritation to the rash. So, I will stop using that for now and see if that makes a difference.
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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    Default 36 weeks 2 days

    I had my 36 week appt today. All is good and the doc seemed excited!

    I had a group b strep test today and will find out the results next week.

    My weight gain (up 2 pounds in 2 weeks) was perfect. Urine test was perfect. Blood pressure was perfect.

    Baby was measuring great and hb was strong.

    The doc said she estimates that baby is weighing 6.5 pounds which is normal. She doesn't think he is bigger (as everyone tells me I am going to have a big baby - I think I let it get to me - instead of realizing I am short, petite, and all baby!).

    We decided on a pediatrician and decided we will have the circumcision done in the hospital.

    I was told to start using hydrocortisone for the itchiness. She said if this isn't resolved by next week I will need to have some b/w taken.

    I had my first internal (ouc!) which resulted in some spotting (of course...but it's normal she said)... The doc was very suprised to report that I was already 2 cm dilated!!! I was so suprised! If anything I was expecting my LO to be late. Instead, my dr said to have my hospital bag packed b/c she doesn't think I will make it to my due date!!!! Wow!

    Now I am more motivated than every to get "stuff" done around the house!
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


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