Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Update 25 weeks 6 days

  1. How far along?: 25 weeks 6 days
  2. How big is baby?: He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches
  3.  Weight gain?: around 13 pounds
  4. Stretch marks?: None
  5. Maternity clothes?: I'm still wearing my normal clothes as much as i can.  Maternity either make me feel huge, or aren't cute
  6. Sleep?: I've been sleeping pretty good lately. 
  7. Best moment this week?: 1 week ago at my 24 week appt they moved my due date to September 1st, which would have made me 24 weeks 6 days.
  8. Food cravings?: I really like Mexican food, but i don't think any major cravings. 
  9. Symptoms?: Some BH
  10. Exercise?: walking with hubby and Rylie as much as possible.
  11. Gender?: He's all Boy!
  12. Movement?: all the time mostly in the morning and evenings.  Lately he's been dancing on my bladder.
  13. Belly button?: still in, but getting closer
  14. What I miss?: social activities with friends and drinks.
  15. Labor signs?: WAY to early for this!
  16. What I'm looking forward to?: This weekend we are taking the niece and nephew to the zoo : )  That should be a ton of fun!
Here's 24/25 weeks:

25 weeks 6 days.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Update : ) 23 weeks!

This morning we went to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist to have our 2nd level ultrasound of baby boy because of the CPC that was found at Anatomy Scan at 18 weeks.  The nurse initially came in and took my blood pressure (which was sky high), she knew that I was nervous though.  Then the Specialist came in and did the whole ultrasound himself, which was so nice because he was able to tell us exactly what we were seeing as we looked at the screen.  Almost immediately he informed us that the CPC was gone!!!  He still went over everything in depth hands, feet, spine, heart, kidneys, brain, etc and everything and all looks perfectly healthy.  Baby is measuring exactly 1 week ahead still and he said he weighed approx 1 pound 7 ounces already!  After the scan he sat down and talked to us and told me that if I were his daughter that he wouldn’t worried, he believes we have a perfectly healthy baby boy.  He also stated that he was 99% positive that baby doesn’t have Trisomy 18.  Woo Hoo I’m so relieved.  They then again checked my BP and it was still high 130/78, but had come down quite a bit so they weren’t concerned.  On the way home I kept sighing huge sighs of relief, I’m so thankful for a healthy baby.  I feel like so much weight has been lifted off my chest. 
Here’s a picture of my perfect little angel:
Picture of gender, He is  defn a Boy : ) (Hubby is so proud he wanted to hang this picture in his office..I of course told him no ;))
Also, here’s my 23 week bump pic taken this morning:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

22 weeks

  1. How far along?: 22 weeks
  2. How big is baby?: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn.
  3.  Weight gain?: 11 pds
  4. Stretch marks?: None
  5. Maternity clothes?: I'm still in the majority of my regular clothes, but i do have a few items that are maternity.
  6. Sleep?: I've been sleeping pretty good lately.  Crazy dreams though :)
  7. Best moment this week?: picking up Baby E's crib last night, so exciting.  I'm also looking forward to mothers day this weekend as well!
  8. Food cravings?: Mexican
  9. Symptoms?: I've had a few BH contractions, but since i've increased my water intake i've been feeling pretty great.
  10. Exercise?: we've been walking as often as we can.  We both went and bought new shoes last night,c ant' wait to try them out tonight!
  11. Gender?: It's a BOY! : ) I'm so excited!
  12. Movement?: Yes, this little guy is a mover.  Last week at my appt LO was even kicking the doppler in the nurses hand.  She commented even on how active he is.  I love feeling him, it's such a wonderful feeling to feel so connnected.  I love him so much already!!
  13. Belly button?: It's a lot more shallow than what it used to be, but still has a ways to go.
  14. What I miss?: Nothing, i'm very content.
  15. Labor signs?: WAY to early for this!
  16. What I'm looking forward to?: The appt with the specialist 1 week from today.  Hopefully all of our worries will be put to a stop.  I can't wait to see him again :)  I could watch the screen for hours!
Here's a picture from this morning (not the best):

A little Behind...Here's an update

Wow I’m a little behind!  After the Ultrasound i went back 2 weeks later for my regular OB check up and to go over the Ultrasound findings.  I had called a week earlier and was told everything looked good, so i wasn't really worried about it.  When i got to the appt my PCP didn't realize that i had even had my ultrasound already, even though he referred me to have one done.  He went and got the report and sat down, then he said "OH yeah i do remember reading this and there was something i wanted to go over with you."  But it's nothing concerning the baby.  Then i hear this, during the ultrasound they found out that he Baby E has a 5mm Choroid Plexus Cyst on the left side of his brain. I guess 1-3% of all pregnancies have these and they usually end up going away on their own later in pregnancy. It is however a soft marker for Trisomy 18, which is super scary. I was originally seeing my family doctor for care, but after finding this out we switched to an OB. I went in for my 1st OB visit last week and they are sending me to have a 2nd level ultrasound 1 week from today at a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist. Scary, but the more I’ve talked about it to ppl and the more i research, the more i find out how common it is. My family doctor actually completely blew it off and told me not to worry about it, but that's hard not to worry. So, I’m anxiously awaiting next Wednesday morning and praying for the best. Ryan and i were so upset at first, but after gaining more knowledge on this type of cyst we are trying to stay optimistic.  So, i guess this is why I’ve been away for so long.  We are moving forward though with the planning process, it's so much fun!  Last weekend we painted the nursery.  We had originally painted the room a beige color on 2 of the walls and red on the other 2, it was our first paint job so we wanted to be creative :)  My mom came to help me paint this time and it was so much fun.  It took us several hours, but here are some pictures of before and after :)

I'm so excited with how well it turned out.  Now that we have the room paitned, it officially feels like Baby E's room!  I have been going in there so much lately and just sitting and daydreaming of what life will be like once he has arrived :)  I'm so very excited.
Oh..Here is the 20 and 21 week Belly Pic:
20 weeks (1/2 way there)

Here's 21:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gender Reveal- It's a Boy!

I had my Anatomy Scan on Friday and we found out if baby was a boy/Girl!  Last week i seen that someone put either blue or pink peeps inside of Easter eggs to reveal gender.  I thought that this was a great idea since Easter is only a couple weeks away...  So, this morning i used the idea to reveal the gender at work!
Check it out:
The Basket

It's a BOY!!!

I'm so in Love!  Seeing him again for the 2nd time was nothing short of amazing.  He was moving all over the place and there was no denying that he was a boy.  I'm so excited to know who's growing in my Belly!! :)  DH was beyond excited that he got his boy and we were both very excited that he's super healthy!.  He's measuring over a week ahead still, which would put us at the very end of August beginning of September.  Here's a few pictures of Easton Ryan :

Thursday, April 7, 2011

18 weeks 1 day

  1. How far along?: 18 weeks 1 day
  2. How big is baby?: Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces.
  3.  Weight gain?: around 9 pounds
  4. Stretch marks?: None
  5. Maternity clothes?: I'm still wearing my normal clothes, but they are getting snug.  I'm goign shopping Saturday to get a few maternity items.
  6. Sleep?: I've been sleeping pretty good lately.  I'm going to the chiropractor 3 times per week and that seems to be really helping.  
  7. Best moment this week?: well the best moment will be tomorrow, our anatomy scan is scheduled at 4pm!!!
  8. Food cravings?: None
  9. Symptoms?: RLP and shortness of breath.
  10. Exercise?: finally back on track with the gym and walking a lot. 
  11. Gender?: I keep changing my mind.  Hopefully we will know tomorrow.
  12. Movement?: not yet, but can't wait!
  13. Belly button?: hasn't changed
  14. What I miss?: social activities with friends and drinks.
  15. Labor signs?: WAY to early for this!
  16. What I'm looking forward to?: The anatomy scan tomorrow!! Yippee i get to see my baby agin :)
17 week picture
18 Week picture

Friday, March 25, 2011

16 Weeks

  1. How far along?: 16weeks 2 days per LMP, 17 weeks 2 days per Ultrasound 
  2. How big is baby?:  Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces
  3. Weight gain?: around 7 pounds
  4. Stretch marks?: None
  5. Maternity clothes?: I'm still wearing my normal clothes, but use my belly band quite a bit now.
  6. Sleep?: I've been sleeping awesome this week.  The last couple have been rough with back pains, so it's nice to actually sleep good again.   
  7. Best moment this week?: OB appt on 3/22.  We got to schedule our Anatomy Scan.  2 weeks from today : ) We'll hopefully be finding out if LO is a Boy or a Girl!!
  8. Food cravings?: No cravings really. 
  9. Symptoms?: Round ligament pain..Ouch!  It doesn't hurt near as bad now that i know what to expect though.
  10. Exercise?: Lots of walking! 
    DH and i take our puppy for a 2.5 mile walk any chance we get. 
  11. Gender?: Everyone is saying boy.  Except my mom and niece.  I would prefer a boy first, but really want a girl next.  We are only planning on having 2 children, so i will be excited with whatever we get :)
  12. Movement?: not yet, but can't wait!
  13. Belly button?: hasn't changed
  14. What I miss?: Beer.  DH had one last night and it smelled so good!
  15. Labor signs?: WAY to early for this!
  16. What I'm looking forward to?: The anatomy scan in 2 weeks.. So excited to know who this LO is in my belly.  Is it Leightyn Nichole or Easton Ryan...
Picture taken at 16 weeks 0 days (Baby is defn. starting to make his/her appearance:)