Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
We also learned for the first time that her face was not bruised during delivery as we first thought. After a clean up in the nursery and a good night's sleep, we found out that she has a birthmark on her face. It's a port wine stain that is most likely JUST a birthmark, but on rare occasions can be associated with a couple of syndromes. We'll be checking into that soon and also the procedure to have it removed by laser at some point. In the mean time, we call it her extra sweet spot and she gets LOTS of extra kisses on that very sweet face!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
1. I am in Chris' office at his work and have discovered that blogger isn't blocked - yipee!! I will be here again tomorrow and I'll be bringing in my pictures so I can blog and catch up with lightening fast internet! ;-)
2. All of your comments on my last post made me smile! I love comments - thank you for still checking in on me even when time between blog posts gets rather lengthy!
3. We went to the doctor today... we are now at 1 centimeter, 50% effaced (spelling?), and she is at -1 station. We are getting there! Dr. Hamrang was out delivering, so I had her PA instead. She said she didn't want to get in trouble, so she didn't lift the bed rest, but she DID clear me to do some walking (and other activities) that might speed things along! :-) She also said Dr. H was on call all weekend, so if anything happens (OH PLEASE LET THINGS GET MOVING), she'll be there!
4. My sister did a great post about our family Christmas at my house! I plan to post too, but in the mean time you can check out her blog here! :-)
Thursday, January 5, 2012
How Far Along: 39 weeks tomorrow
Size of Baby: BIG... or at least she feels that way! The ultrasound/computer has her weighing in at over 7 lbs! Let's hope it's wrong! lol
Total Weight Gain: About 23 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Yep! Yoga pants at home and maternity jeans when I'm out! :-) When this is over all my pants that zip and button are going to take some getting used to!
Gender: Sweet baby girl!
Movement: OH MY! She is out of room, but that doesn't stop her! She keeps her little booty sticking out half the time just under my ribs and she feels like she scratching my insides when she moves her hands. Whens she kicks and moves, my whole belly moves with her! My weekly ultrasounds over the past three weeks have revealed her playing with her toes and sucking her thumb! lol
Sleep: Difficult. I have been taking a nap just about every day though, and that helps!
Symptoms: The usual... heart burn, I have been more tired the past couple weeks, and I bump into stuff and lose my balance a lot! lol.
What I Miss: Not being on "bed rest." I am trying to follow doctor's orders, but this laying around on my left side got old fast... like within the first hour. My blood pressure has been consistently wonderful for three weeks, and I think the bed rest thing was just because my BP was up while we were moving, but she says once she puts a patient on bed rest she doesn't lift it until baby comes... so here I am. :-) Hoping baby comes... like... today! lol
Cravings: Cereal and sweets.
Best Moment This Week: We went to the doctor for an ultrasound and check up on Tuesday and found that I was at 1/2 a centimeter and Ava Grace was at -2 station! Dr. H swept my membranes to prod things along. We asked about induction and she said when I got to 2 centimeters and Ava Grace got to 0 station we'd talk! She is letting me come back Friday when I am "officially" 29 weeks to see if we are there yet! Keeping my fingers crossed! :-) My mama went 10 days over and had BIG babies... whew... bless her heart! I am hoping Dr. H can help me out by getting Ava Grace here before or on her due date, not after, and hopefully less than HUGE! LOL!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Holding my sweet girl and seeing her tiny little face. Watching my amazing husband see her for the first time - sometimes I think he is more excited than I am (if that's even possible). Becoming a family of four. And... having my body back... at least, part of it any way! lol. :-)
Side Note: Not pregnancy related, but letting everyone know... I am trying to blog! We have been so busy with the move and holidays! Plus, our new home is in the country and WE LOVE IT, but that also means we are out of the comcast network and have to use a satellite connection which is faster than dial up, but slower than cable. If anyone has done this before and has suggestions or a good company to go with, let me know! I miss my SUPER HIGH SPEED Internet!! Without it, blogging takes a little more time - especially uploading pictures - and I already have lots of Christmas pics to share and I am about to have LOTS of baby pics to share, so I've got to figure out something soon!! :-)