Tuesday, December 30, 2008

20 Week Appt & Ultrasound

So, I had my 20w appt yesterday. I apparently managed to gain 6lbs since my last appt. I hate water retention! It's because of all the junk I've eaten from Christmas Eve until Sunday. BLEH! He just joked around and said "You think you can slow down the weight gain? Maybe to 1lb a week?" I initially lost 7lbs prior to 8w and since 8w gained the 7lbs back. So I am back to my pre-pg weight. I can't complain about that right?! 1lb a week would put me at about 18lbs total gained if I even make it to 38w. Not bad! Everything else was great, b/p was 102/68. It seems to be low. Better than being high! :-P I measured at 21w so right on target.

The u/s this morning was great! It technically was the "big" u/s but I had the 3D one back on the 6th so I already knew he was a boy. I think the biggest thing they did was to take all kinds of measurements of him. His heart looked perfect with the 4 chambers. She showed me his kidneys and bladder and such. I never even knew you could see that on an u/s. The dr came in afterward and said he looks perfect! He's already packing on the weight measuring at 20w6d (I'm 20w3d) and 14oz! Overachiever! He is a very active boy as well. I drank some OJ before I went in and he was moving all over the place. The u/s tech had fun getting him to stay still for the measurements. I'm so happy he's healthy! Next dr appt is at 24w. :-)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Nursery is Complete!

I want to add a few touches like a rug and some wall stuff, but this is pretty much it! I am so happy to have it done!! :-)


Saturday, December 27, 2008

20 Weeks!!

Goodbyes teens, hello 20's! I am so excited about being over halfway done! I know that time will fly now. I have my 20w appt on Monday and the "big" u/s through my dr on Tuesday. So glad we had the 3D u/s done at 17w because it's a long time to wait until 20w just to find out the sex. :-P

The nursery is almost complete. I'm just waiting on the nursery letters now! They should arrive today or Monday. We bought the changing table, stroller, car seat and crib mattress over the last two weeks. I found such great deals (some over 60% off what I would have paid) that I couldn't pass up on. My cloth diaper stash is pretty much complete too..... I may need a few more fitteds but that's about it. :-) Now I can just sit back and enjoy this pregnancy!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

19 Weeks!!

YAY! This will be a short post because I am sooooo tired from all the Christmas shopping. Dad and I were out last night until 12am shopping at Toys R Us. I was surprised it wasn't at all crowed and I had no problem finding what I was looking for. We woke up this morning at 8am and went to IHOP for breakfast and then hit Super Target. The parking lot was so packed at IHOP that I had to wait about 5min for someone to pull out! LOL Target parking lot was full too but it didn't feel packed inside. I love Super Target!

A friend of mine made me nursery letters for Oliver. I can't wait to get them!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

18 Weeks!

You have to be kidding me right? 18 weeks? *insert eyes popping out here* Where has the time gone??? I am halfway there! I had Anastasia at 37w and Noah at 36w so I imagine I'd have Oliver sometime before 38w. I am praying he stays in until at least then!

It's funny how much personality you can see in them when they aren't even born yet. He kicks and moves in certain ways, if I poke at my belly he "pokes" back, he reacts to music/sounds and he likes it when I laugh. I find myself smiling a lot at the things he does. Silly little sentimental mama I am! I can't wait to meet him. :-)

I don't have any pregnancy complaints. My dry eyes are annoying, but I'll deal. The cold I had 2w ago is trying to stick around. If there's no improvement on Monday I think I'll go to the regular dr. Over 2w is long enough time for a cold to go away.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

17 Weeks and It's a.......

Allan is THRILLED!! I am too! I am so happy I got to see my sweet boy moving all around this morning! Allan felt the baby moving for the first time about 3-4 days ago. The kids will take a little longer since they have little hands and don't cover as much area. Here are some pics for your enjoyment!!