I have been so bad about writing in here this time around, but I really blame it on being sick. Also, with Cameron's pregnancy, I was so worried about everything, and this time around I'm trying to take a more relaxed approach. I've been nauseus pretty much constantly, am making nightly trips to the bathroom, and my tummy is starting to get round, so I'm taking those as good signs that you are growing as you should be. I've also decided that stressing out isn't going to do me any good. What is meant to be, will be, and if God decides that it's not time for you to be here with us, then that is what will be. As much as it would hurt me, I know that there would be a reason behind it.
My thoughts have been all over the place since yesterday and I did not sleep well either. A fellow mommy from your brother's birthboard (Aug. 2010) was expecting her fourth baby. She had a lot of complications with her Aug. baby, so she was being monitored very closely. Evidentally she wasn't being monitored closely enough because her uterus ruptured yesterday and her precious baby girl died before they could deliver her. She was 35 weeks. I am so saddened by this, and I'm also scared that something like this could happen to me. This will be our 4th c/s, and I worry every day that something will go wrong at the end of this delivery. I know, as I said before, that if it happens, there's a reason for it, but sometimes it's so hard to understand why. I will continue to pray for Krista and her family...I can't imagine how she must be feeling, and her children too. They are old enough to know that she was pregnant and that something happened to their little baby sister. I hope God can comfort them in their tragedy and help them all find the strength to keep going. I don't know that I could if I were in her shoes.
Other than my wild, random thoughts, this week has been a pretty good one. Still have waves of nauseus, but I'm not crippled to the couch. Last week was AWFUL. I couldn't sit, lay down, or do anything. I had to crawl into the bathroom to go, and ended up spending most of my time curled up in bed or on the couch. I was useless! I think along with the m/s I must have had some kind of 24 hr. bug. Saturday and Sunday were brutal, but when I woke up on Monday I felt quite a bit better. In fact, I painted the girls' room. I must have been feeling better Next on the list is to paint your brother's room, but I'm not sure I've got the energy for that any time soon! I guess we'll see!
Alright, I better go be productive while I've got a bit of energy. I need to pack my bags. I'm heading out to visit a friend from college. It'll be a fun weekend as long as the m/s isn't too awful
Yesterday I had my appointment with the nurse practicioner and it went very well. She said we were going to listen to your hb, and I was kind of nervous, but after a few minutes, she found you down low on my left side. I was so relieved. Your hb was 173 bpm, which is a good sign! Whew!!
I decided to bring up my maternity clothes and go through the little baby stuff yesterday. After looking through all of the totes, I realized we got rid of all the baby girl clothing we had I don't remember doing that, but we must have because all that is left downstairs is baby boy stuff. As much as I want to keep your gender a surprise, that may not work out. I also cannot find the basket of gender neutral stuff either, and I'm freaking out a bit. We may have to find out the gender just to make sure you have some clothes. I'm really torn though. I want this to be a surprise, but maybe we can just find out and keep the secret to ourselves...not even share with your siblings. I guess we'll see. I am feeling a wee bit ambitous today, so I am going to finish painting the office downstairs and possibly start on the toy room. We'll see how far I get!
11 weeks 6 days
Good lord, I'm such a clutz! The kids have toys all over the living room floor, and while I was carrying some groceries to the kitchen, I tripped! I landed on my bottom, so I think everything is alright, but needless to say, I am a wee bit freaked out!! Since i'm not too far along, I figure there's plenty of cushion, but I may call My Nurse and just get their opinion. I hate this! I can't believe I did that
We have finally, 100% settled on a girl's name. Aubrey Mae. I love this combination. This name fits with your oldest sister in the fact that her name starts with an "A" too, and it goes with your other sister because her middle name is Rae, so your middle names rhyme. It also reminds me of my Grandpa, your great-Grandpa Elmer. I wanted to honor him in some way....well, he was born May 2, so Mae it is for a middle name I'm pleased So Aubrey Mae or Mason Andrew...who are you? We can't wait to find out!
Oh my gosh! I've been awful about writing here. It makes me sad. I've just been so side-tracked with things going on around here that when I get a free chance, I just want to go to bed. Things have been going well. I'm definately showing, but we still haven't told a lot of people. One of Mommy's cousins is going through a terrible situation right now, and her precious baby girl isn't going to make it much longer, so it isn't the right time to share the news. I don't want to seem like I don't care about what she is going through, so we'll continue to keep you Mommy and Daddy's little secret for a few more weeks and then share. I think most people at work can tell, but no one wants to ask if I'm pregnant or just getting fat
I *think* I felt you move earlier today, but I'm not sure. I haven't felt anything consistant either. I've got an appointment on Thursday and I'm super anxious to hear you again! I still have anothe r 8 weeks before my u/s and I'm so anxious to see you and know that you're healthy. I worry about whether or not you're healthy. I don't have any reason to suspect that there is something wrong, but too many people I know lately are having complications with their pregnancies and it scares me!
In my last post, we had settled on a girls name. I should have known better. Daddy is more pick than Mommy when it comes to names. However, we spent one night pouring over names and have now chosen Raegan Mae. Daddy LOVES this name...
Alright, I am off to bed early again tonight. I just can't seem to keep my eyes open.
I had my 18 week appointment today and everything went well. My bp was 109/62, I'm up to 139 lbs (total of 8 lbs gained), and your heartbeat was 142 bpm. I was able to talk to the doctor about some things will occur shortly after you are born, and then I mentioned how I was so sad I had to wait another 8 weeks to see you on u/s. She mentioned that are a wee bit small, so I get to see you on u/s next week. I'm so excited
As far as I can tell....LO looked good. The tech didn't say much, but she did confirm that I have an anterior placenta and that is why I have not felt much movement yet. Thank goodness! I'm happy to know the reason as I was feeling brother all the time by now. Hopefully the OB will call tomorrow and confirm that everything looks okay. The tech did make a guess at the gender, but I'm keeping it a secret for now. I want to do a gender reveal party, and I want to make sure her guess was accurate. I get m 4D scan in 6 weeks, so we'll double check then
Last edited by Holly_Anne618; 09-11-2012 at 09:46 PM.
Yesterday I got a phone call from the OB office. I wasn't able to get to the phone, but the office left a message. It appears that LO's ultrasound is normal. Whew! I can breathe a sigh of relief.
I've also been thrilled the last few days because LO has been quite active. It makes me smile! It isn't consistant yet, but I feel LO at some point every day now. I'm looking forward to the consistant movement that should start occuring in the next few weeks.
I think I've convinced Daddy to do a gender reveal party. My 4D u/s should be around October 25, so we'll shoot for the weekend of November 3. I have a cute cake that I want to see if HyVee can make. I also found super cute invitations on Shutterfly. Hopefully I'll be able to make a list of game and get some food ideas too. I'm excited to start thinking and planning for it! Yay!
Wow! The weeks just keep flying by and I'm so, so awful about writing in here. It makes me feel bad! Anyway, I had my last appointment on 9.27.12 and she mentioned that I could go ahead and schedule my 4D u/s at anytime, so I scheduled it for 10.6.12. It was amazing!! I was so happy that you actually cooperated and we got some amazing shots of you! These are my 2 favorites:
Your little face
Your precious little feet
We also had our gender reveal party. It was so much fun! We had family and a few close friends over to eat some yummy food. Then before dessert, I gathered a bunch of Old Wive's tales and we played a game to see if it appeared that I was having a boy or girl. The results said Boy! Then I passed out cupcakes and everyone bit in....
Here are the results:
It's A Girl!!!
Your name is Reagan Mae and we're so excited that you're joining our family soon!
I've started to feel Braxton Hicks contractions, which are super uncomfortable. My stomach gets really tight and hurts, but it goes away shortly ater that and they're completey inconsistant. Super annoying, but I know that means that we're gearing up for the home stretch and that's one step closer to holding you, so I'm okay with that!
My next appointment is next Thursday. It's the glucose test....and I'm a little concerned. I'm always close to the cutoff, so I'm hoping for good news!