Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm bad with the updates!

I've really slacked on this thing, huh? Life has been pretty darn hectic these last almost 3 weeks.

I am 26 weeks and 5 days pregnant! Oh so close to officially being in the 3rd trimester!

The last 2 weeks I've been battling an awful sinus/ear infection that I thought was going to kill me. Tylenol and Robitussin just weren't cutting it! So off to the ER I went where they gave me these wonderful pain relief eardrops and a prescription for Penicillin! A few days later I was feeling much better. I still have a bit of a cough, but I'm not hacking up a lung anymore!

Some huge milestones have occurred! J got to feel and see Mackenzie kick! She is a mover and a shaker for sure. She is rarely still. Definitely great for peace of mind....Not so great for trying to sleep! Better get used to that though, huh? I finally caught the little stinker on video! It took FOREVER!! I don't know how she knows, but as soon as the camera goes on, she is as still anything. But I got her good this time!

No Dr appointments to update on but I do have one on the 5th. After this appointment, I start going every 2 weeks!! Yippeee!!!

I think I'll end this post with some pictures!!

25 week belly!

Mackenzie's crib and bedding!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Holy long time, Batman!

Wow! it's been forever since I updated this thing!!! The last time I updated was a little after 20 weeks.

I am now 24 weeks and have officially reached viability! Yippeee!! Another milestone down. So much has happened in the last 4 weeks, I don't know if I can remember it all!

A little after 22 weeks I had a pretty scary visit to L&D. I was taking a nap, was startled by my phone ringing and tripped over the leg of my coffee table trying to answer it. I went right down on my belly on the hardwood floor. I tried not to panic and just lied on the couch. But then the cramping started, and I freaked. So without missing a beat I drove right to L&D. They took me back and hooked me up to the monitors. Mackenzie's heartbeat was fine, but I was having small contractions about every 10-15 minutes. Yikes! They ordered an U/S, did a cervical check and everything was A okay. The contractions stopped after a little while and they sent me home.

As I was leaving the nurse told me she didn't want to see me back for another 14-18 weeks...I was like HUH WHAT??! That's all I have left?! You're kidding!! So surreal.

I had my follow up U/S on the 8th to get her spine measurements that she was too stubborn to show before. And this time was no exception either. Again, she just did not want to show that little spine! So I go back on the 14th to try again, and for the Fetal Echo. But besides that everything else was measuring perfectly! I found out I have an anterior placenta...No big deal, just means J won't be able to feel her as easily or as soon as he would have if I had a posterior placenta. Doesn't affect her growth at all, just a little extra padding she has to kick through.

Speaking of kick.....Oh my lord this child.....She is NUTS! She loves my bladder. I keep telling her it is not a kickball, or a trampoline, but she doesn't seem to get the hint! She must be a very strong little girl because even with the anterior placenta, I feel her all the freaking time. And it's not like little flutters either. It's full on karate kicks!

Baby shower planning has commenced. My mom and my Grandmother are hosting the shower, but I am doing the planning! I just am too much of a manic planner. I love to plan. Shower will be on July 16th! Just around the corner! I still can't believe this. We ordered the bedding too! Slowly but surely the nursery is coming together.

My hip/pelvic pain has subsided, but it still gives me trouble. I am just not in excruciating pain anymore. It's tolerable now.

I think that pretty much covers all the main things. I'm sure I'm leaving out a heap of stuff, but it's 2 AM, I am tired, but Little Miss here is just jumping away on her in-womb trampoline AKA my bladder! I have a ton of pics to upload. I'll get around to it sometime! Thanks for sticking with me ya'll!!