I really need to update with a pic, huh?!
Well, we just got back from Hawaii and California. We've been gone a couple weeks. That's why I've been MIA.
The big news is that I got an ultrasound while I was in California, and we're having a boy!! I was completely shocked. I don't know why I've just assumed it would be a girl.
But he was so cute. He had his hands up in the praying position and kept swatting at the ultrasound probe. I can't believe how much he looks like a real baby in there. I don't know what I expected.
Now for the name..................
I had the big ultrasound here in Minot yesterday. At my dr's appt on Monday I was measuring 24 weeks, and by my dates I was only 19 weeks 5 days. So I had the ultrasound, and the baby looked great. He was measuring 21 weeks, 1 day. So I'm a week farther along than the dates, I guess. Not sure about the other three weeks. The dr said it could be because I'm short and a little fluffier than some women. He was nice about it.
James was not able to go to the ultrasound because of a base exercise he's involved in for the next week. I was bummed for him because I got to see so many little movements he didn't get to see. They did print four pics for us. I'll have to figure out how to scan them in. But the baby was opening and closing his mouth and sucking his thumb and just moving a lot. The weird thing is that I couldn't feel it, even though I saw him moving on the screen.
I am feeling movement every day, but it's not strong. Just little flutters....
We got the crib and I also ordered the pack n play and the furniture and the travel system. Can't wait to get all that cool stuff. This is fun.
I haven't been taking and/or posting any pics. I've been really lame about taking belly pics for the past couple months.
Anyway, we've finally picked a name. Tobias James! James and I both agree on it, so we'll stop there!
I'm feeling good. My hips are killing me, but that's the way it is.
He's moving around a lot more and kicking more now. It's so fun. Having a blast. Can't wait to meet him.
Well, my weight has gone crazy. I was 219 this morning. Yikes. The dr is probably gonna say something on Monday. I need to get it together. The thing is that I have been exercising every day. I must be eating horribly. I know that glucose test is in the next month or two. I don't want to fail it....
Tobias has been moving. James finally felt it last night. He was talking to him and then he put his ear to my belly and felt some movement on his ear. I am just so blessed to have such a supportive husband. James has been so excited. He's reading the Expectant Father and he talks to the baby every day. He is in love. It's awesome. Right now James is working on the baby's room. He sanded and primered. He's gonna start painting this weekend. We're doing blue and beige with a chair rail in between. I think it's gonna look great.
Not much else to report. My next dr's appt is on Monday (less than a week).
I had my dr's appt today. I was up 9 pounds this month! Yikes. The dr was nice about it. He just said I need to keep my eye on it.......meaning stop eating so darn much. hee hee. My blood pressure was good. The heartrate was 145. He read me the ultrasound report. Everything is completely normal. I measured right on this time. Last month I measured 24 weeks at my 20 week appt. Today I measured 24.5 at my 24 week appt. So that's great.
Tobias is moving lots now. Everything's going well. I just need to eat a little less cookies and ice cream. My glucose test is next month - Sept 25.
I think I'm a week away from the third trimester now, huh?! I took a pic last week with my cell phone, but i don't know how to get that pic on here now. My tummy's definitely round. My butt and everything else is growing too, unfortunately.
I fell down the stairs yesterday. I only cleared two stairs, but I caught air and landed flat on my butt. Tobias is fine. He's moving like nothing happened. But I am REALLY sore today. I have a little limp because my hip's really bothering me.
I'm hoping we can get moving with the baby's room. James did paint it, but we still need to put the border, and I want to get the closet organized. I think we need some sort of shelving system or something to fit everything. We also have all our furniture, but we need to put it together. I guess we still have time, huh?! I just don't want to leave it to the end. James has been working a lot, though, and so have I.
I'm having lots of round ligament pain. I think it's because i started my volleyball season last night. We played a double header. I think it's just a lot of pressure on my ligaments...jumping a bit and running around, etc.
I had my glucose test this morning. It wasn't that bad. It was orange flavor, and it didn't taste too bad. The only thing is that it was VERY carbonated. So it was kind of tough to drink so fast (within 5 minutes). I felt a little bloated after and like I needed to burp.
A couple hours later I had my dr's appt. He said that I passed the test! My glucose was 109 and passing is under 140! His heartrate was pretty high today...160. The dr said he's really active and sounds great. He was probably really dancing from all the sugar this morning, huh?! My uterus measured 27 weeks today, even though I'm about 29. But I guess it goes up and down each month. So it will all even out at the end.
We talked to the dr about circumcision, and we are planning to do the old testament ritual of circumcising on the 8th day. DH really wants that. I don't care either way....either way I don't want to be in the room hearing my poor boy screaming. I'm totally fine with the circumcision. I just don't think I'll wanna be there.
I'm feeling good. I do have a pretty bad cold right now. I'm also having quite a lot of round ligament pain, but that's normal. My tummy's growing. Things are stretching. My weight was up another 6 pounds about. But I had just eaten breakfast after the glucose test, so we'll say it's really only 4 or 5....hee hee. I'm working on it.
I'm really enjoying my time with him right now. I can't wait to meet him...
I had my baby shower yesterday, and here's a pic! The girls from kickboxing class all pitched in and bought me a jogging stroller. So I have no excuse to not start my running program again. I know I'll have to start with walking.
Anyway, things are going well. Dr appt last week was good. I go in another two weeks. I'm up around 30 pounds now. But my blood pressure's good and I'm feeling good. The hemorrhoids are beyond horrible. That's probably my only real big complaint. My hips ache too. But I'm surprised I feel pretty good with only six weeks to go.....
I can't wait to meet him.
Well, I have had a relatively painless pregnancy....until now. The hemorrhoids.... they are deadly. Holy moly. I am gonna have to call the dr today because I've been treating them for two weeks, and they are only larger now. It's tough to walk. Babywise, I'm doing great. My uterus feels good. Everything feels great.....except the rear. I've taken at least two baths a day with epsom salt, practically taken out stock in preparation H and tucks. I dunno. I hope the dr has a solution.
Baby boy was kicking like crazy yesterday....he was up all day kicking. He is probably exhausted. I bet he'll sleep all day today. I am so glad to know that he's strong.