I'm such a slacker...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm too busy being tired & blah from working and being preggo to do stuff i really should do, like clean, cook and update the blog!

So i'll try to make this a good one :)

First off - my last clinic appt with the OB was on Thursday. It went well. I lost 2 lbs, so i'm down to 217. The doc & nutrionist are okay with it - nothing to worry about. Lia is doing good, growing just like she should! My belly measured at 30...whatever they use lol. Heartbeat was good. My blood pressure was and is still good. I passed my glucose test so no diabetes for me! And no more yucky stuff to drink for the test, such a relief ;) I had a TB test done and it was negative. And i'm now going for weekly sonograms along with my weekly NST (non stress test).

I've had a couple NST's since last post - one was today, along with a sono. All have come up good, really good for how far along i am (or so the nurse always says). And my blood pressure looks good at every visit. My sono was good today too. Lia weighs 3 lbs 12 oz and the tech said she had a buddha belly! Everything looked on track and normal - the umbilical cord is giving her enough blood and at a good rate. She's also got enough fluid. She was very busy holding her hands and feet in front of her face so we wouldn't get a view of her pretty little face :) It was actually cute. At one point she was playing with her toes! And then daddy started to speak and she moved those arms and legs so fast! Such a daddy's girl ♥

I'll go again next Tuesday for my NST & a BPP (biophysical profile, a certain type of sono). And next Thursday is my OB appt. As for this week, i'm done with all my appts so i can enjoy my day off at home with manny on Thursday.

Now, enough about our Miss Priss!

The rest of us are doing good - Toby & Jezz are being themselves...playful, loud, & sometimes annoying :) Manny took the week off of work so he's got the house all to himself this week since i'm working three 11 am to 7 pm shifts! Blah to that.

Manny & i went apple picking this weekend upstate NY. It started as a Sunday last minute drive to check out the fall foliage and we ended up at the apple orchard. We didn't bring any home, we just enjoyed the ones off of the trees while we were there. Even toby went and enjoyed some apples :) Pictures are on facebook!

The week has just started and already it feels like i'm been doing so much. Hopefully, work will get slower because i imagine doctor appts are only going to get more frequent!

Only 63 days to go...

Week 29

Friday, October 16, 2009

Belly Pic of Week 29




Weekly Hospital Visits

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yep, from now on i will be at the hospital once a week. The joys of pregnancy.... < i'm being sarcastic, i think it's a miracle how a body can create and nurture a baby and i'm especially glad mine can!

This pregnancy has been so different than what i had always dreamed about. But, i guess that's how its supposed to be - it just is what it is with everyone differently.

As we said before, we thought it was a girl. We went for a gender ultrasound as a suprise to mom & dad on their visit here and they said it was a girl!

The name, as everyone mostly knows already, is Lia Alexyss ♥

Ms. Lia is kicking a lot more the past week or so. And slowly but surely my belly is growing more each day.

As for my weekly hospital visits, as a precaution to my high blood pressure and high risk status, my doctor is having me have a NST (non-stress test) paired with a sono once a week. The NST tracks baby's movements and heartbeat while making sure im not having any pains or contractions. The sono will check babys growth and make sure she's weighing and measuring in the way she should and everything is still going well there.

My doc appt last week was full of stuff!
My weight has not changed - still 219. The nutrionist (who i have to see on every appt now) says she's not worried because the fundal growth matches up with my weeks of gestation. The doctor said everything looks great - babys heartbeat was 151. My blood pressure was good. Next week, i'll be going for another (and hopefully last) glucose test and they'll test for anemia at the same time. I'm dreading it, of course. I don't care about the needles anymore - i'm just tired of the nasty, sticky drink. Hopefully i can get through it fairly easy. I'll also be going for my reg OB appts every 2 weeks now. So pair that along with my weekly NST/Sono and it'll seem like all my free days are spent at the hospital.

But i guess i can't complain too much - Lia has a clean bill of health so far! My NST on Friday was GREAT. The nurses and doctor who sign off on the results kept saying how beautiful the tracings were and they wanted to hang them on the wall because thats how every baby should be tracing. Which felt great, because i didn't expect such good results! My sono also went well. The doctor there said everything looked right and was the right size. And she weights 2 lbs and 11 oz, which they said was a normal size at this time. She was breech this time around, but the doctor says baby still moves so much the position doesn't matter at this time.

The room is coming along - i just get aggravated with trying to figure out how to organize everything easily and neatly with what little space i have. I've kinda left it alone the past few weeks, just to let my mind go away from it and hopefully once i try again it'll be a fresher start.

Otherwise, everything is good. I've got to ask for less hours at work - i work 4 days again this week and they are all 8 hour shifts with 1 9 hour shift. It's getting to be alot with standing on my feet all day and then it seems my only days off, other than Sundays, are spent at the hospital. And i don't want to spend the rest of my 12 odd weeks like that.

Only 79 days to go....