Im about 29 weeks and 1 day but I was laying in bed last night and thought... I can't remember what I was feeling at what times during my pregnancy with my first child. It's been almost 4 years ago so I guess that's why. Anyway, so then I thought well I should start a pregnancy journal now and type what Im feeling each day so that I can remember this time. So here I am... better late than never
I'll start with the basics: My name is Natalee. Im 23 years old. This is actually my third pregnancy. My first child Madalyn was born 1/7/04 at almost 37 weeks... could not have asked for a more uneventful pregnancy. I was induced early though due to the fact that she was getting so big. She arrived at a healthy 9lbs 9oz and 21.5 inches long with no problems whatsoever. In January 2006 I found out that my husband and I were expecting number 2. We were thrilled to say the least! And as easy as my first pregnancy was, I couldn't help but have a bad feeling with the 2nd one. I guess that's what they call mother's instinct. Everything looked fine at every ultrasound so why was I worrying so much? Im one of the lucky few that has a doctor that does an ultrasound every single visit no matter what. Makes him and the mother feel better seeing the baby every time. So at about 5 months my baby quit kicking for a whole week. She had done this 2 weeks before also so I wasn't too worried until it hit the one week mark and I said something is not right. On May 19, 2006 I went to the doctor real quick so we could take a peek and my biggest nightmare came true. No heartbeat. She had turner's syndrome. Until that day I had never heard of that before in my life. I was induced and gave birth that evening to a silent but beautiful baby girl weighing 9oz and measuring 10 inches long. She looked just like her big sister. Two months later on July 13, 2006 my husband was in a fatal car wreck. In two months, I buried 2 of the pieces to my heart in the same cemetery. I decided that I had no control over my life anymore and that I would cling to my daughter and God for dear life. And I did and that's what got me through. God sent me another awesome guy that has helped heal my heart again. We are now married and have a blessing on the way... another baby girl. Her name is Olivia Grace and she is due in Dec. This pregnancy has been an emotional ride for me. I feel so blessed and scared at the same time. Everything is going great besides the fact that Im ready to go to the doctor as soon as I get the hiccupps or something lol. My doctor is very patient
Yesterday was one of my SUPER paranoid days. I woke up to a very hard uncomfortable belly and she wasn't moving when I would mess with her. (Keep in mind it was 4:30 in the morning lol) I guess she sensed me getting worried so she started kicking. Turns out the hard belly was just her whole body bunched up on one side. I was so relieved I cried lol. Yea right! Like thats out of the ordinary for me these days. So today has been alot better than yesterday. She has turned head down again and just moments ago I felt her foot. Now she is tap dancing in there again. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Last edited by natalee5884; 10-05-2007 at 06:19 PM.
Oh yea I forgot to add that we purchased the baby crib today!! Im so excited. Now we just have to order the bedding. This is a link to what we have chosen....
Ok not much to update on from the weekend. LO has been moving around alot (as usual) so that is great! Me and my husband and my daughter went out of town yesterday to the mall and my husband bought me some new maternity clothes. Yay! Its so nice to be wearing comfortable pants and shirts that fit now. He also bought me the Jenny McCarthy book Belly Laughs. (I've already read the whole thing and I highly recommend getting it. It was great!) After the shopping we went to Outback and I finally got a blooming onion! I had been wanting one for awhile. Oh yeah, Saturday morning DH got to feel the baby's hiccups for the first time. He got pretty tickled at them but I felt bad because I had just downed a whole big cup of orange juice so Im pretty sure it was my fault that she had them Well that's about all I can think of in baby news.
Last edited by natalee5884; 10-11-2007 at 01:06 PM.
Nothing much going on. LO woke up early this morning at about 4 a.m. and she turned into a wild woman. I really don't know what got her going so early but she was excited! I did have some crazy dreams last night though! Im gonna type them here because they are actually pretty funny and I don't want to forget them.
First I dreamt that a friend of my moms drove my DH, my DD, my mom, and me to McDonalds. We were at the drive through window and she got my chicken nuggets (which by the way were in a tin pie dish) and she started pulling off before they handed her my cupcakes (in the same type of dish). I yelled at her to stop and get them and she said she would just get them tomorrow. Then I got really upset. I was eating my nuggets and crying and yelling and cussing her for not getting them. Then I woke up and I really wanted some cupcakes lol!
Second dream was about my sister being pregnant. My sister and I decided we were going to make ourselves go into labor (even though it was not even close to my due date and she still didn't know yet that she was pregnant) so we started trying to push the babies out. Finally, my sister realized she was actually in labor and we went to the hospital. I was not in labor but the doctors confirmed that my sister definitely was. They told her that she was 9 months pregnant and she was shocked to find out seeing as how she actually has a 6 month old. I asked her had she felt any movement or anything and she said no. Then we got worried because for the past few months she had been drinking and smoking and we were very afraid that there would be something wrong with her baby. I woke up there.
Third dream was about me having this baby. The main people I remember being in the delivery room were my mom and my DH, although there were lots of other people in there also. I gave birth to a baby boy with no pain medication and I didn't have to have an episiotomy (sp?). The night I had him I decided that I didn't want to stay in the hospital so I left but Im not sure where I went. My mom took the baby home with her. The next day I called my mom and I told her that I was sorry I never came and got the baby from her. So me and my DD went to my mother's house to see the baby. Once we got there it wasn't my mom's house anymore it was an outside picnic/party for firefighters. I picked my baby up and it was now a girl. She was so pretty with blue eyes and she grabbed my face and gave me a kiss and just kept hugging me. Then I started noticing how her hair was short in the front but kinda long in the back much like a mullet and I asked my mom if she cut her hair in the front. She finally admitted that she did so I asked her to just go ahead and cut the back. We got ready to leave the picnic and I decided that we would go back to the hospital and spend the night since all of our stuff was still there. Then I started noticing that my baby had moles on her face under her eyes. Not big brown moles but the small ones that stick out. I think they are called tag moles?? Anyway after that I noticed that she was looking alot like a miniature peewee herman. Thats when my mom started pulling off the baby's black wig and black fake eyebrows. The baby (which was more like a toddler at this point) had sort of dirty blonde hair and her lips and eyes looked so much like my DH. I woke up right as we were leaving for the hospital.
Haven't had anything to update in awhile. Everything has been going good with my LO. Yesterday was a very uncomfortable day for me but Im guessing she changed positions during the night because things are alot more comfy today. And she has been very active today