and some 'maybes'
The 'maybes' I'm thinking more for middle names and such. DH said he doesn't mind the ones on my list, but he likes his 3 the best - which is funny because his 3 are the ones I like the least! This might take us a while......
DH thinks it would be fun to have a 'draft' for this baby's name choice. Once it's born he seriously wants to put all the names up on a whiteboard and have an NHL draft for eliminating potential names. What a crazy guy.
Well, I had my 20 week appt yesterday with my GP. BP and all the measurements were perfect, but he told me we have to have a repeat U/S.
The U/S tech wanted to see me again at 30-32 weeks. He said there was an 'incidental finding' during my scan - something to do with the placenta. My GP said it was nothing really to do with the baby, but just something they wanted to see again with the placenta. So.....now I am a little weirded out - I guess my Dr didn't seem too concerned so i shouldn't be, right? Maybe I should just call and see if I can get some clarification as to what it exactly was.
SO I have another U/S booked for December 2nd, at 32 weeks. It'll be nice to see baby again, but I just hope nothing is wrong.
Also my Dr is going to get in touch with my OB and set up my first appt around 30 weeks. So I have one more appt with my GP, and then I'll see the OB.
I'll also get the lab requisition for my GD test next appt.
So, everything was fine, but I'm just a tad nervous about the extra U/S. I'll just have to relax and wait and see.
Time is ticking along! I'll be 22 weeks tomorrow! Only 18 to go.
I'm feeling pretty fat - having a hard time putting my runners on when I go to the gym to work out, and socks too. I was pregnant in the summer last time, so I never had to worry about not being able to reach my feet to put on socks, since all I wore was flip flops! Thankfully I'll only have to worry about socks and not shoes this winter - all my shoes and boots are just slip on - no laces! That was fortunate.
So I've been going to the gym 2 times a week - we're paying for my membership and I felt so bad having not gone in a few months. Now at least I'll be going 8-10 times a month and getting some use out of the membership. Plus, it gives me an hour away from Ella to just read a magazine and have a clear head - and she loves it in the daycare. I've been taking it easy, just using the bike, the treadmill, and then doing prenatal workout on the yoga ball. I found some good exercises online. At least I'm getting my heart pumping, and strengthening some muscles in prep for labour. I really didn;t exercise when pregnant with Ella, and although I didn't have too much trouble getting the weight off, I know it will be harder after this time! I still had leftover belly jelly from Ella when I got pregnant with baby boy, so I've got to work that off after too!
My ribs hurt. Ouch. I have really bad posture and I slouch so they get all squished up between my boobs and belly. Now that I think of it, I DO remember my ribs hurting last time - but it's the type of thing you forget until it happens again.
On a sad note, my heart is breaking for another woman on Pg.org - she was only a few weeks behind me, due in February, and she lost her little girl this week. She was born at 19 weeks, and weighed not even a pound. All I can do is cry and rub my belly - that poor woman. My heart goes out with thoughts and prayers for her family.
22 week belly pics! Also sporting some new maternity clothes - I LOVE these jeans and this top - I think I should just wear maternity even while not pregnant. So comfortable.
Ta da! My baby boy bump!
Goodness, my ribs are SO sore all the time now. And I've been getting a lot of heartburn, but the kind just below your throat. It sucks. But I'm still loving being pregnant!
A friend of mine is a month ahead of me, due around Christmas. Unfortunately, her baby does NOT want to stay in. He's been trying to get out for a while now. Two weeks ago she spent the week in the hospital. She was bleeding and contracting all week long. They released her over the weekend, but she was back in there by last Tuesday. Now they're saying she's there to stay - on complete bedrest, only allowed to go pee and bathe, and she's not leaving the hospital. Poor girl. It's her first baby and it just seems that pregnancy does NOT agree with her body. Hope her little man stays put for at least 2 more months.
I can't believe I'm 5 months pregnant now (well in 2 days) - only 4 more months to go! And Christmas is less than 3 months away. Time is just going so fast!
Here comes yet another day - yesterday was long and tiring. Today I just have a bit of shopping and then a church activity tonight (I'm a youth group leader) so that's not too bad.
Plus, today is one of my 'dishes' days but my sister was babysitting last night and did all my dirty dishes! So I'm off the hook today. We don't have a dishwasher, and I HATE doing dishes, but I've gotten a lot better - they used to sit on the counter for days and get all gross (OK, this is embarrassing) but now I do them every 2nd day.
And no gym today either, since I worked out yesterday, so I'm going to take it easy today.
My ribs are just KILLING me! Only on my right side, as usual. What is up with that? Ouch.
Baby Boy is moving around tons, especially when I'm trying to fall asleep (maybe I should stop trying to sleep on my belly....LOL) No, I don't sleep on my belly, but I sleep on my side with one leg up so that my belly is all nice and snuggled in to the mattress.....he's probably going to run out of room soon!
I was never a belly sleeper before Ella - but then when you CAN'T sleep on your belly, it's all you want to do, so as soon as she was born, I started sleeping on my belly! And now I'm missing it so bad! Only 4 more months.
OK, wow, this was a totally random post about nothing.
Ugh, I feel like I'm in the first trimester. I'm so tired! Yesterday I was just exhausted after taking Ella to the park, when she went down for her nap I just zonked out on the couch for 2 hours. Of course even though it was a much needed nap, I still felt like poop afterwards. You ever notice how you feel like a train ran over you when you nap in the middle of the day - it's like you SHOULD feel better, but you actually feel worse.
The OB called yesterday to set up my first appt with her. It's on December 4th - so not until 32 weeks. But she wanted to wait until after my next U/S on December 2nd. So I guess I'll see my GP mid October, then again mid November, and then U/S and OB beginning of December. After mid November I should be on 2 week appts.
I'm still wondering about this next U/S - obviously if they wanted to check something SERIOUS out, they wouldn't wait until December, so I guess I shouldn't worry. I just hope there's nothing wrong. And my GP did say it was nothing wrong with the baby, it was just something to do with the placenta - but what? I'll have to ask him again at my next appt, which is on October 14 - so less than 2 weeks.
I can feel my uterus getting bigger and bigger, and baby is kicking higher and higher! Almost up to my ribs now. Baby boy is moving around A LOT, which is comforting.
I'll probably get my lab requisition for my GD test on the 14th - I'll be almost 25 weeks then, so I'll have a few weeks in which to do my test. Have to get a babysitter for that one - no way I'm bringing Ella to sit in the lab for an hour and wait while I get blood drawn!
Well, I'm past 23 weeks now! I'm feeling pretty good - I'm just tired. No one knows tired like the pregnant mommy of a toddler.
I'm excited that we've planned our Christmas holidays! We're going to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family (mom, step dad, and 2 sisters). We'll spend the night down the street at DH's family's house since they'll be away over the holidays and have an empty house. Then we can go over on Christmas morning and do all that fun traditional stuff - stockings, brunch, presents. We'll spend those 2 days with my family, and then on Boxing Day (Dec. 26 for you Americans who don't have Boxing Day!) we're going to fly to Winnipeg to spend some time with my family there (dad, his girlfriend, grandparents, stepmom). It's only a 50 minute flight, but we're using our points to fly so we don't have to spend 6 hours in a car - I'll be 35 weeks pregnant when we go. We're going to stay for 5 days, so we'll be flying home before I hit that 36 week mark and can't fly anymore!
Feeling oh so large lately - it's getting harder to bend down, put socks on, tidy up toys, etc. Today I dropped an entire tub of yogurt on the floor, it opened up and spilled everywhere all over the dining room floor! But poor DH had to clean it all up since I couldn't bend down that far! I'm such a klutz - even when I'm NOT pregnant, but it seems to make it worse!
I bought a snowsuit for Baby Boy this past week, but I think I might have to find a different one. When I bought it I thought "Oh, 0-9 months, that'll be fine, it'll just be really big when he's born" but afterwards I thought about it and he'll only be 3 months by the time winter is basically over! So it'll be super huge the entire time, I might lose him in there somewhere! Maybe I can find a smaller one. I have a 3-6 month one from Ella but it's PINK....LOL. And I have a white one, but it's 6-12 months, so it's just as huge. Maybe I can find a 0-3 or 0-6 month one in blue this week.
OH MY GOODNESS, I looked at double strollers this week - I think I'm going to feel like I'm pushing a school bus. They are SO big! But I don't want to get one of those sit & stand ones that are smaller because I want Ella to have her own proper seat. I know she wouldn't just chill out in the sit and stand and behave herself! This is the stroller I want:
But first of all, it's 50 dollars more expensive in Canada than in the US, and plus I can't find the color I want up here. All they have is the black and silver one. And I like my green. I'm silly about that....LOL. I was thinking about buying it off amazon.com and having it shipped to my IL's house in Phoenix when they go down there at the end of this month. I'll have to see.
Anyways, Ella's up from her nap - since when does 40 minutes constitute a nap? More like a short doze......
Had a Dr's appt today. Rather uneventful as usual. I got the lab requisition for by glucose test, so I think I'll do it on Saturday when DH can watch Ella. Then he's calling to schedule my shot at the Women's Clinic for being Rh negative.....can't remember what it's called. SO I've got that to do in the next few weeks too. I'll see my Dr. once more in mid November and then see my OB on December 4th - then it's 2 week appointments!
I hope my OB appts don't conflict with our Christmas trip to Winnipeg. They kind of just schedule them for you, since my OB is so busy, so I hope I don't have to try and reschedule any. I should be fine. I'll be having an appt the week before Christmas, and should have one 2 weeks later - I get back on the Wednesday of that week, so I hope the appt is Wed-Friday sometime.
I'm feeling pretty good - sore ribs and all. Man, they hurt! There is NO comfortable position to sit in, they still hurt every which way I twist. But hey, by Halloween, I'll be 6 months along and two thirds done! Woot Woot!
Oh gee, I still have to find a Halloween costume for myself. I want to incorporate the belly somehow, but I don't want to go overboard. There's that whole "I've got a bun in my oven and DH is the baker" idea, but I don't want to walk around wearing a box for my oven! I thought about maybe wearing green and being a pod of peas - with a light green belly poking out of a darker green sweater or something. But then what would DH be? A carrot?
For the past few days I've been noticing some BH contrax. I never really had any with Ella until the very end, but they've started up already this time. Not painful or anything - I actually can't even feel them, I just notice that my belly is really hard from time to time. My uterus just feels tight. Or maybe its just that I know what they feel like this time around, so I've noticed them earlier - who knows.
I can't believe how big baby is - I can feel him kicking ALL over, and when he stretches out, he can kick and punch me on both side - from hip to hip! There is so much movement this time - at least much more than Ella moved early on. She was a pretty good wiggler though, once the date got closer - she used to kick at the monitors and U/S techs to try to get them to leave her alone! Especially when I was in labor - the nurse was trying to hook me up to the fetal monitor, but Ella kept pushing it off and moving away! It took her a good 30 minutes to find a good heartbeat on it! I have a feeling this LO will be the same.
Going today to find a new snowsuit for baby boy - exchanging the other one I bought that will just be WAY too big. Also I've got to find Ella some more winter clothes. Hopefully there are some deals at the mall.
Oh, I thought of another name I like for Mr. baby. Eli - I really like it, but then I thought - Eli and Ella? Is that too weird? I think maybe they are too similar.