Tuesday, December 27, 2011

30 weeks!! 70 days to go

Pics taken at 30 weeks

  1. How far along? 30 wks
  2. Maternity clothes? maternity...but I do enjoy yoga/sweats a lot too
  3. Stretch marks? still no :)
  4. Sleep? sleeping like a log ever since I got my wonderful tempur pedic pillow from my sister-in-law!
  5. Best moment last week? spending time with family over the Christmas holiday
  6. Movement? felt her first hiccups tonight, but she still has her crazy wiggly moments
  7. Symptoms? linea negra, leg/toe cramps, upper back pain, crazy dreams
  8. Gender? Baby girl...Kensington!!
  9. Labor signs? nothing!
  10. Belly button in/out? pretty out there, but this thing tends to change depending on if I am sitting or standing...more out when I sit
  11. What I miss? being able to be on my feet for long times without having my feet hurt and my upper back start to feel some pain
  12. Looking forward to? spending this next week OFF from work and with my husband...doing whatever we want!
  13. What's going on with Baby A? (from www.thebump.com)
your baby at 30 weeks
  • His skin is getting smoother.
  • But his brain is getting wrinklier -- to make way for all that essential brain tissue.
  • He's now strong enough to grasp a finger!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

29 weeks, 11 more to go!

Pics taken at 29 weeks

  1. How far along? 29 wks
  2. Maternity clothes? maternity, but still a regular t-shirt every once in a while
  3. Stretch marks? still no :)
  4. Sleep? been amazing recently, thank goodness
  5. Best moment last week? well, since this includes today, finding out I PASSED MY GLUCOSE TEST!!!!  (all that horribleness of yesterday is now worth it in my mind)
  6. Movement? crazy crazy wiggly machine...with a few punches and jabs to keep me in line
  7. Symptoms? linea negra, itchy belly, less back pain, still more pressure due to growing baby
  8. Gender? Baby girl...Kensington!!
  9. Labor signs? nothing!
  10. Belly button in/out? kinda flat...is that even an option?!?
  11. What I miss? what I was missing was indulging in sweets, thinking I should go ahead and begin parting with my beloved sweets...but, that's a thing of the past now!  This girl is enjoying her sweets over the holidays :)
  12. Looking forward to? Holiday break, which will begin for me tomorrow once I finish work...then I don't go back to work til Tuesday Jan. 3rd!  This means lots of family time, celebrating and also getting things done for Kensington (visiting day cares and doing in home projects...tiling the guest bath, etc.)
  13. What's going on with Baby A? (from www.thebump.com)

Your baby's the size of a squash!
Baby already measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long. Right now, we weighs about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds but he's still got a ways to go -- can you believe he'll triple in weight before birth?

your baby at 29 weeks
  • He's getting a little cramped in there, since he's growing so fast. But you probably already realize that, since you're getting all those jabs and kicks.
  • He's growing white fat deposits under his skin, and his energy is surging because of it.
  • Feel a subtle twitch? It might be baby hiccupping.

Monday, December 19, 2011

3 hour glucose test

Man, so I found out on last Friday that I failed my first glucose test...So this morning (literally ALL morning) was spent in the doctor's office.

I got there early, had blood drawn, drank a sugary filled drink and waited an hour...blood was drawn then and again at 2 hours and 3 hours after finishing the drink.

I am praying that I passed this one. I have heard there are multiple levels of "not passing" that can range anywhere from a restricted diet (with only 1600 calories...while pregnant...this seems IMPOSSIBLE!) to going to see and endocrinologist and having to get insulin shots...eeeeekkk! I hate shots, probably as most people do.

So, thankfully fnished my testing just before noon, headed out to get food and while driving I started to feel bad. Felt fine all during the 3 hours in the office, but once I had to drive around, I felt BAD!

I literally was sweating all over and was to the point of having the windows down (it's cold today and the air felt awesome to me, but I was probably the only crazy driving around with my windows down)...

Then the complete opposite happened...I get home and park, and start to feel REALLY cold. I start shaking and feel like climbing the stairs to get inside is maybe the hardest task I have faced in life, that bad.

I make it inside, eat food ravenously and cuddle under blankets after cranking the heat up in my house.

A few hours later, I am starting to feel more "normal" and like my usual self. Jeez, these tests are no fun.

Been feeling pretty lazy and wiped out, and about all I feel like doing is listening to audio books while laying on the couch snuggling with my doggy...that's right, I'm too lazy to even read, someone must do this for me too!

Hoping I feel back at it by tonight, but in the meantime, taking it nice and easy over here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The best and the worst

Wednesday of this week was a best and worst day all rolled in one...

I had a check-up with my doctor for wiggly baby Kensington in my belly, a good thing, and no worries, all is good with her.

Buuuuuuut, it was also the day I had my glucose test. This means no eating 12 hours prior and drinking a sugary drink in the morning before the appointment.

So I head into the doc's office all hopped up on a sugar drink and that's all I got in my stomach. Not good for this girl who HAS to eat upon waking or I grow horns and become a grouch (no joke, as the hubby!)

Luckily they take me back right after I sign my name in, which NEVER happens at the doc's office, right?

So I sit and wait for my doctor and she comes in and does the usual, listens to heart beat, measures my belly and tells me how I am doing as far as weight gain/blood pressure/etc. All great there!

Then I have to head down to the lab to get blood drawn for the glucose test and also afterwards get a RhoGam shot. Since I have a "negative" blood type and the hubby is a "positive" blood type, there is potential if something (God forbid) should happen where baby girl's blood and mine mix, that it would be a bad situation...so to take precaution, I got a shot at 28weeks and will get another after delivery...fun! (not!!)

So, keep in mind, I only have a sugar drink in my system and have blood drawn and then get to stand up and get a shot in my butt! Yes, of all places, the RhoGam shot gets injected into your butt...sweet.

So, feeling lightheaded and dizzy I exclaim I need to sit down. Luckily the nurses there are so sweet and tell me to sit down and get me some cold compresses and tell me to drink my water and to get food in my stomach.

I happily sit, put the compress on my head and drink plentifully from my water bottle, practically chugging all 60 ounces it holds. I then get gingerly moved to the waiting room where they tell me not to leave until they have checked back in, and to eat something.

I scarf down peanut butter crackers and finish off my water and begin to regain consciousness and all...ugh.

The one thing I can say, despite all the "bad" parts (shots, blood drawn and being starved for a test), I know this will be all worth it when I get to hold my sweet baby girl...

Kensington, I can't wait to see your cute face!
(can someone push fast forward on the next couple months?!?)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

28 weeks 1 day...83 days to go!

Pics taken at 28 wks, 1 day
  1. How far along? 28 wks 1 day
  2. Maternity clothes? maternity, but still a regular t-shirt every once in a while
  3. Stretch marks? still no :)
  4. Sleep? haven't had too many issues here (thank goodness!)
  5. Best moment last week? getting our stroller/car seat/bassinet combo...of course the color we wanted wasn't available in store, so we are still waiting to have all this in hand, but the hubby and I are super stoked about our travel system!
  6. Movement? wiggle machine!
  7. Symptoms? linea negra, itchy in general, bad back pains yesterday (remedied with my chiropractic appointment :) , and some issues with walking and feeling like I can't do anything "fast" since Kensi weighs over 2lbs so she puts more pressure on my body!
  8. Gender? Baby girl...Kensington!!
  9. Labor signs? nothing!
  10. Belly button in/out? same old weird belly button
  11. What I miss? being able to workout the way I used to
  12. Looking forward to? a relaxing weekend, no plans so far, but hanging out with the mister will be very nice!
  13. What's going on with Baby A? (from www.thebump.com)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

When 3D is SO much cooler

We went to the Dr for an ultrasound check-up and were surprised to see some pictures of lil Kensington's face in 3-D!

Just look at her lil angelic face!
Mike says she has my nose, but I think she has his!
He also thinks she has his bottom lip...
either way this baby girl is already a good lookin kiddo!

Hope your Wednesday is going well!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

27 weeks- Oh, hey 3rd Trimester! Nice to see you too!

Pics taken at 27 wks
(wore a tight tank top just to get the full bump effect!)

  1. How far along? 27 wks
  2. Maternity clothes? maternity everything, for the most part (a sparse regular t-shirt here and there if I'm feeling like it though)
  3. Stretch marks? still no :)
  4. Sleep? after a Holiday party staying up til 2 am, I slept like a log!
  5. Best moment last week? registering for baby shower, Holiday party with friends and catching up!
  6. Movement? wiggle machine!
  7. Symptoms? linea negra, itchy belly, feeling like I fill up with smaller meals (eaten throughout the day), some slight back pains...may need to go for another massage and chiropractic appointment!
  8. Gender? Baby girl...Kensington!!
  9. Labor signs? nothing!
  10. Belly button in/out? seems to be out except for the very middle, still quite odd!
  11. What I miss? soda, I have been trying to be better since I had some issues and needed to get some more calcium...so I have been chugging milk and OJ with calcium in it lately (along with oh so yummy water!)
  12. Looking forward to? Christmastown at Busch Gardens this Saturday with family! Should be really nice
  13. What's going on with Baby A? (from www.thebump.com)
your baby at 27 weeks
  • She's practicing inhaling and exhaling with her rapidly developing lungs.
  • It's official: Baby's showing brain activity! And her brain will keep on getting more complex.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The cutest thing everrrr

So this past weekend, hubby and I FINALLY got to go register for baby things.

I warned him in advance that I would most likely become overwhelmed with the idea of picking out things (all those different brands and things I have NO clue about)...and he calmly told me not to worry and that we could make a start and always come back to it.

So we go to good ole Babies R Us minutes after they opened (early bird catches the worm, right?)

We got a little lecture about the process and what items could be found where in the store and a massive list of things we should look into as "must-haves" on our registry
(holy cow batman!)

We then started off round the store and the cutest thing ever happened...

my husband became a total kid again!
(not that he doesn't have his moments, but we were in there for 2 hours and he was so excited the whole time!)

He took the little scanner gizmo and set off, scanning things that didn't even make sense to me.

Best part of all was getting to the room decor area for little girls and he saw this monkey clock first...

"OH...we NEEEEEEED this!"

Things only got better as we progressed through this section and he saw wall decals and multiple other things.

Of course, this was all on top of the millions of other items he scanned and loved too!

(he is soo cute and soo ready for this sweet baby girl to arrive)