It's almost time to schedule my big u/s and I cannot wait!! I really have no idea what the gender of this LO could be...at first I was so sure it was a boy. I had very little m/s and major skin breakouts. That was very different than my pregnancies with the girls. However, the farther along I get I find myself calling the baby she and Hayden all the time. I also notice that when I look at baby items I tend to drift towards the girl things first. I don't know if it means my intuition is telling me girl, or if I'm just so used to girls. I ask Addison daily if she thinks the baby is a girl or boy and she insists it's a girl, so we'll see if she's right!
I bought a few more baby things this past week. I bought a diaper bag...so cute!! I also bought some small cloth diapers. They're itty bitty!! I'll have to post a picture. I was bummed today when I was looking at baby bedding. The set that I had picked out for a girl is gone. They do have another cute set with ladybugs though, so it will do just fine, but I was a little sad.
Not much else to report. Just anxious for my appointment on Thursday. I'm going to ask about all of this pain that I've been having. I'm sure it's round ligament pains but my goodness it really hurts. Hopefully the doctor has some answers!
18 weeks tomorrow I can't believe it!! Time is going by more quickly than I realized! I had an appointment today and I met another doctor in the office. I have yet to meet with my own OB because he's always gone delivering babies. Go figure! BP was fine, weight was up 6 lbs (8 total), and baby's hb was good. I didn't get a read on it, but if it's anything like what I get when I do it at home, it's in the 150s.
I asked about some pains that I've been having in m abdomen. I had been assuming they were ligament pains, but they were downright painful. I have to stop and sit sometimes because they hurt so bad. She asked where the pains where happening, so I showed her and she thinks they are a combination of ligament pains and old scar tissue stretching. Makes sense, but gosh they hurt!!
She was starting to fill out my paperwork for next time and said she'd see me back in 4 weeks and then we'd schedule my 4D dvd and my c-section. I asked if they did a 20 week u/s and she said no, generally they don't because not all insurance companies cover them. I told her that I called my insurance company and they do cover them, so we scheduled it Only 14 days until we know whether or not this little monkey is a boy or a girl!! March 11 at 3 PM is the big day, daddy's birthday. I just hope LO decides to show the goods!
Yesterday I spent the morning in the ER due to spotting. Here's my post from my birth board along with the update from when I got home.
Ugh!! This pregnancy is so not being nice to me!! I had more spotting last night, similiar to what I had 4 weeks ago. I had mentioned earlier at my appointment that the previous 2 days I had had a little spotting but thought it might have been from going potty. The nurse didn't seem concerned, so I left...well, last night I had some red spotting, and it was not from going potty. I drank some water and went to bed. I called my OB this morning, and she said she was unaware that I had mentioned the spotting to the nurse, or she'd have sent me for an u/s yesterday So, I'm off to the hospital to get checked out. This little baby better be a boy...he's stressing me out!! I'll update when I get home.
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Just got home from the hospital, and everything appears to be ok. The doctor isn't sure what caused the bleeding. I don't know if that makes me feel better or worse, but she said my cervix is nice and closed, and there was no more visable blood. The u/s tech did take a guess at the gender, but was very unsure. She checked several different times, but baby had hands between the legs. I am not going to say anything to DH because I don't want him to overreact one way or the other Thanks for thinking of me this morning!! This little booger is sure giving me a run for my money. Let's hope this is the last time I have to go to the hospital until the baby is born.
I am starting to call you Cameron in my head because the tech said she thought you were a boy. I will not be disappointed if she was wrong. I just want you to be healthy. I haven't told Daddy that she thought you were a boy because if she was wrong, I know he'll be a little sad. He will love you like crazy, but I don't want him to be disappointed on the day we find out if you're our little Hayden or Cameron.
Not much on the agenda for today. We're going to get some paint to paint in Addison's room, and we want to price some things for the bathroom. Daddy has decided that he wants to move He's silly!! We'll see if anything comes of it, but there are some things we want to fix in the house regardless of whether we move or not. I'm excited to at least look at some houses. It will give us an idea of what we want when we finally do move. Yay!
The days just seem to be flying by now and I'm realizing how quickly you will be here. I've also realized I need to get my butt in gear and start getting things for your room. Last weekend we got the girls bunkbeds put together and switched dressers around. I got everything cleaned out of your room that belonged to Lauryn and put the few things that we have for you in your new room.
The u/s is on Thursday and I'm excited to know whether you are a girl or a boy. Then I can really start planning and focusing on what I need for you. If you're a girl, we're all set for clothes, and if you're a boy I'll get a few things, but honestly...I didn't realize how many gender neutral outfits I had. Your dresser is completely full already, so unless you get things from grandma or Aunt Jenny I won't buy too many outfits until you're a little bigger. I am hoping you cooperate at the u/s. I'm also hoping that the tech will tell us that you're nice and healthy!!
Alright, I'm off to bed here soon. I haven't been sleeping well this week. I feel you move pretty consistantly, but the last couple of days you've been kind of lazy and it makes mommy worry. I have really strange dreams on top of that, so sleep is not a good thing for me right now. Hopefully I can get some good sleep in tonight. I'm home all day tomorrow with the girls by myself!
20 weeks?!? I'm halfway done. Where has the time gone. I know these next 20 weeks are going to fly by, but honestly that's alright with me. I'm ready to hold you in my arms.
We had our u/s yesterday and it went really well. Baby is nice and healthy...wiggling all over the place and weighing in at 12 oz. Here are a few pics:
(the money shot)
That's right!!! You're a little boy...you're our Cameron Keith I'm so excited!! I bought your coming home outfit yesterday and Daddy and I went to look for bedding. We found a really cute set on Ebay that has firetrucks and dalmations. It's adorable! I can't wait to put your nursery together!!
Alright, have to get ready for work. Just wanted to add your pictures to the journal!
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I am just blown away every time I right in here. The weeks are really flying by, which makes me a little sad. This is the last time I'll be pregnant and I want to cherish every moment, but I'm also so ready to meet my little man. I can't wait to snuggle him, love him, and give him kisses!!
I had my 22 week appointment on Thursday and it went well. BP was good, fundal height was right on, and Cam's hb was 147 bpm. I am now up 13 lbs I do not want to gain over 30 if I can avoid it. I learned the hard way while pregnant with Addison. I gained 50 lbs during that pregnancy, and I only gained 29 while pregnant with Lauryn. 30-35 is the max I'd like to gain, but whatever happens, happens I guess.
I was able to finally have an appointment with MY doctor. Every appointment I've made has been scheduled with him, and every time I go he's off delivering a baby. He must be well liked if he's always gone. He asked if I wanted to do my "fun" u/s at the next appointment and I said oh yes!! I get my 3D/4D u/s on April 22. I also have to do the glucola test, which I'm not looking forward to. This clinic does it differently than the one I went to for the girls. I have to drink the drink when I get to the clinic and then wait in the waiting room for an hour. I'm hoping for part of that hour they'll do the u/s or I'll go crazy. They always run behind so I could be waiting for much longer than an hour. Oh well!! I'm just excited to see you again!
Yesterday was a little rough for me. It had been one year since I had my u/s showing that something might be wrong with Lovebug. I remember leaving that appointment and how scared I felt. It brought back a lot of memories and it scared me. Thankfully Cameron was super active yesterday. He must have known I was pretty down so he definately lifted my spirits. He was kicking and squirming so hard that even Addison was able to feel him on the outside She thought that was pretty neat.
My 1 yr. angelversary is coming up and I'm happy and sad at the same time. I'm sad because I still miss that little baby that I will never get to meet. I'm so happy though to be pregnant with Cameron. I'm not sure how I'll hold up that day, but I'm hoping Cam is active again to help lift my spirts!!
I've been cleaning like a mad woman lately. I've got Cam's room all cleaned out, the dresser is FULL of unisex clothing and a few boy pieces that my friend gave me. The swing and bouncer seat are put together and in his room. We're waiting on a crib, and then we're going to order the bedding after the 3D u/s. We just want extra confirmation that he's a boy I can't wait until the room is all finished. Things are moving right along and he'll be here before I know it!!
23 weeks tomorrow I'm feeling pretty good lately....energy is still here pretty strong so I find I'm doing a lot of things around the house. I've been trying to keep up on laundry, although that's a never-ending feat in this house!! I'm trying to keep the house cleaned up as well, but I've decided with little ones, that's nearly impossible too. As soon as something is picked up, something new is out on the floor
We're still waiting on a crib and I'm about ready to say screw it. We were told we would have it three weeks ago, and now she can't find the screws for it. I know I've got time to get the nursery put together, but I've also got a ton of things to do over the summer for work and several classes that I plan on taking. I want the nursery done so I don't have to worry about it. Not sure what I'll do yet...but I am getting impatient.
Other than that, not much exciting is going on. Cameron is getting more and more active by the day and his kicks are starting to have some force behind them. Daddy has yet to feel him, but Addison has felt him twice. I just laugh!! Daddy will feel him soon enough
We got a crib today! We got a great deal on it, and it's a crib that converts into a toddler bed and then a day bed. We got it home and realized that we chipped part of while putting it in the van, so Monday I will have to put a call into the company and order a new part. It's not a major part, but it still makes me so mad that Daddy was so careless when putting it in the car. Booger!!
The nursery is getting all set up. We will be ordering bedding after the 3D u/s on the 22nd, and we've picked out paint. We're just waiting until I get paid to get it and then Cam's room will be painted. I've also got letters that spell out his name picked out, but again waiting for payday to roll around to get them. Things are slowly getting organized. I've got the swing set up in his room, the dresser is full of unisex clothes, and we've got a start on a newborn stash of cloth diapers.
For diapers, I plan on using Lauryn's one-size diapers (I'm hoping and praying that she's potty trained when Cam is born). I have 13 OS diapers and a few other pocket diapers, so I decided I needed to get more. The average diaper stash size is 24-36 for a newborn (from what I've read online), so I need to definately get a few more. I ordered 7 Thirsties Fab Fitteds in size s, and just today my SIL called and said if I wanted, she'd cut me a great deal on her stash. She's the one who got me interested in cloth diapers. She mostly has the OS diapers that Lauryn has, but she also has some infant prefolds, so I am going to make a list of what I need, and then she'll let me know how much she wants. I'm excited to have that figured out. I do need to order a new wetbag as the one I have doesn't zip anymore and it's got pink flowers all over it. Don't think Daddy would like carrying that around for his little man
All in all, things are coming together. It feels good to be accomplishing some of this before summer rolls around. I know that during the third trimester, my energy level sinks majorly and with all of the classes and preparation I have to do for the fall, I will be glad to have everything ready to go. Yay!
What a roller coaster of emotions this week has been for me! I've dealt with terrible nightmares, being scared because of lack of movent, to total joy that Lauryn finally seems to understand the concept of the potty.
Yesterday was officially a year since I lost my little lovebug, and while I'm so very thankful to be were I am now and pregnant with Cameron, I can't help but think of my angel and wonder what he or she would have looked like and how different life may have been. I know my angel is in a much better place, but it still hurts. I didn't realize how deeply I was still affected by this, and on Monday evening I had the worst dream ever....I woke up in panic mode. It was so real. Parts of the dream weren't accurate, but other parts reminded me of what happened when I was dealing with my m/c. I think my subconscious was trying to work through some of those memories and emotions as the date approached, but I freaked out!!
To make it worse, Tuesday Cameron hardly moved at all...I ate every kind of sugar junk I could get my hands on, had a little extra pop, poked at my belly like crazy, and hardly anything. It was one of those days I was so very thankful to Andrea for letting me borrow her doppler.
Wednesday was better as far as movement and emotions, and yesterday was surprisngly alright too. I did a lot of things to keep myself busy so I didn't really think about it much until I went to bed. I just laid there thinking of exactly what I was doing at that moment last year....it's so crazy how much life can change in a year.'
Anyway...I'm thankful that I made it through the day pretty sanely. I don't even know if Daddy realized that it was "the day." He's been so busy preparing for his EMT test that he hasn't noticed much of anything. I made a huge "to do" list for him this weekend, so we'll see how far he gets on it I would love for him to get the nursery painted, and I'd also love for him to get the garage cleaned out and some landscaping done in the front yard. We'll see...I'm not going to hold my breath
Lauryn has been keeping me and my thoughts busy lately too...she's finally starting to come around to the idea of using the potty. She has gone on her own at least once every day for a week. Today I didn't think she'd do it, but after dinner she pulled off her diaper and said she pooped. I looked and there was nothing there, so I asked if she needed to go, and she said yes. We went to the potty and sure enough...she went!! I'm so excited....she's finally getting it. I'm still not really forcing the issue, but I'm so happy that she's coming around on her own. WooHoo!! Speaking of Lauryn, I need to go check on them before heading off to bed. Gotta get some rest if I'm going to crack the whip on Daddy this weekend!
Argh!! This little boy is killing my skin!! I just keep breaking out, which is definately not the norm for me during pregnancy. With both girls, I had beautiful skin, and I just can't seem to catch a break this time around. It's frustrating. Isn't there an old wives tale that says if you're pregnant with a little boy, he stills your beauty? If so, then I totally buy it!! I've also gotten a lovely cold sore....seriously? I tend to get them right before winter, but no....and it's in the worst spot. It's right on the bottom of my lip and it's driving me nuts! I hope it clears up soon!
We got Cameron's room painted this weekend. I am happy that's getting finished. The only things we really need to get yet are a pack-n-play, a stroller, and the bedding. I have Lauryn's carseat, which is still in really good condition, so I'm thinking of just getting a base to snap it into. I'm not sure I want to do that though because when he gets bigger then he won't have a stroller and I'd have to buy a new one. So many decisions....not sure what to do. I've got a little bit of time to figure it out though. We'll see what happens!
It's hard to believe I've only got 14 weeks left. This little boy has definately been active lately. All weekend long he barely moved. He was really starting to worry me, but he's definatley making up for it this week. I think I was just paying more attention to it because it was the anniversary of the m/c, but he's definately letting me know he's here now. He thinks my bladder is a soccer ball. Wonderful!! Maybe he'll be good at soccer?