34 Weeks and Growing a Super Human

We had another doctor appointment with Dr. S yesterday, and all was perfect, and baby is still measuring over 2 weeks ahead at over 6lbs!!! I texted a good friend of mine after the appointment, and she replied with… “no wonder you’re starting to get so uncomfortable, you’re growing a super human!” I couldn’t stop laughing at that, but in all seriousness – holy crap! I still have 5 weeks to go until c-section day, and little (big) man is measuring just a few ounces less than my new baby niece was at birth! Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond thrilled that baby boy is measuring so well! It’s amazing! And Dr. S said, because I don’t have gestational diabetes and I haven’t gained too much weight, she isn’t concerned and the ultrasound measurements should be pretty accurate. Basically, I’m all baby 🙂 She also said with my history, having a big baby is fantastic. She couldn’t be happier with this outcome and neither can we. He could be delivered today and not have to spend any time in the NICU! Having said that, don’t get any ideas little guy! We want you to stay put for these last […]

32 Weeks!

Once again, I have let a couple weeks go by between updates. I feel like a horrible blogger lately. It’s just been such a crazy time with getting over the worst cold I’ve had in a very, very long time, family still visiting, trying to keep up with client work and finally making some real headway in the nursery. First and foremost, thank you everyone for your words of support and encouragement through my little freak out. I feel so silly for getting so worried. Even this far in pregnancy, I still worry. I’m coming to realize that that feeling of impending doom never fully goes away. As for my cold, I’m happy to say I’m finally feeling much better! Thank you everyone for your well wishes! I can honestly say that was one of the worst colds I’ve had in a long, long time. It didn’t help that it was the first cold I’ve had in about a year and a half so I was a big baby about it 🙂 Fortunately, my mom and mother in-law were both here to take care of me which was amazing. I’m so thankful to have two amazing moms who have been […]

Everything is Normal

I finally heard from my doctor just now and she said everything is fine. I have been napping on and off all day and kept waking up to check my phone and see if she had emailed me, so I was pretty worked up by the time she finally did. I foolishly was just waiting for her to email me without following up with her and she didn’t realize how worried I was. It wasn’t until I finally emailed her and told her I was worried that she got back to me. Anyway, she was very reassuring that all is good. Apparently, they look at a ratio of all the numbers and she said everything is in the normal range. Phew! Huge sigh of relief! I guess that will teach me to look at my lab results without my doctors interpretation! Now I just need to get over this horrible cold and I’ll hopefully start to feel more like myself again! I’m still not feeling so great today, but glad to know it’s just a cold and my doctor believes the nausea is from everything working it’s way through my system and will hopefully get better soon. Thankfully work isn’t […]

Trying Not to Freak Out

We had an OB appointment today and all is good with baby boy. He’s measuring a whopping 4lbs 8 oz (give or take 11 oz) at just over 30 weeks! Little man is not so little! He’s also moving around constantly and getting pretty squishy in there so it’s hard to get a good image of him these days, but my doctor said this is all very good. It is such a huge relief that he is clearly doing so well, especially since I am not feeling great at all. I’m so relieved he doesn’t seem to be affected by it. That is the most important thing, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling pretty miserable these past few days. Along with a horrible head cold that has kept me up for over a week now and causes some pretty awful ligament pain when the coughing fits get really bad, it seems that nausea has come back in the third trimester. For the past 3 days, I have been really sick and barely able to keep anything down. My doctor said the nausea is probably a reaction to the head cold as it works its way […]

Visitors, Baby Shower and 30 Weeks

This is such a long overdue update, I don’t even know where to begin! Everything is good, I’ve just been so busy with family visiting and work and then on top of it all, I caught a nasty cold from my niece and nephew. It was totally worth it though. I just love them so much and don’t get to see them very often so couldn’t resist cuddling with them. I’m so thankful for their visit and sad they’re gone already. It was the shortest 2 weeks ever! Fortunately, my Mom and MIL are staying on for a bit still. We’re lucky they are able to come and spend time with us. They have been amazing cooking and cleaning for us. It has made it so much easier to just relax in the evenings and not have to worry about a messy house or what to make for dinner. And the added bonus of all the yummy Indian food my MIL has been cooking is my constipation issue which was just being managed before, is completely gone now 🙂 We’ll be sad to see them go next month, but they will both be back in December so it will also […]

28 Weeks!

This is just a super quick update. My SIL is visiting with her 2 kids and I’ve been so busy with them and staying on top of client work so don’t have time to write very much, but just wanted to write a quick update. Also, I have been so bad at commenting on all of your posts this past week too. Please know, I’m still reading them and thinking about all of you! Today, I’m 28 weeks 1 day and as of this past Thursday, I am the most pregnant I have ever been! We want little man to stay put until our c-section at 39 weeks, but what a relief it is to have made it this far and officially be in the third trimester 🙂 I was feeling a lot of emotion on Thursday, thinking about Holdon and thinking about all the events that led up to his emergency delivery and ultimately why he couldn’t survive, but I have also been feeling peace and hope for this new pregnancy and how different it is going this time. I know Holdon and my other angels are watching over us and I feel so incredibly blessed. Other good news […]

27 Weeks- Flirting with the Third Trimester

Today I’m 27 Weeks 1 Day and according to 3 of my pregnancy books, I am now officially in the third trimester, however other sources say 28 weeks so I guess I’m on the cusp? I’m so confused why the cutoff point for the trimesters isn’t more clear. So I’m just going to go with 27 weeks, but I’m holding off another week before making any real transitions. For example, I have several prenatal workout dvds that I do throughout the week and one of my favorite ones is the Mom’s into Fitness pre and post pregnancy workout dvd set by Lindsay Brin. It has separate workouts for each trimester and a postnatal boot camp dvd to get back into shape after baby is born. I first bought this dvd set in 2011 when we began trying for another baby after we lost Holdon. I think the newer version of this is split into 2 dvds, but my copy has 4. Anyway, the first dvd is designated for pre pregnancy and the first trimester. I did this workout for years hoping I would make it out of the first trimester again one day. Then finally, 3 months ago, I was […]

Quick Update – 26 Weeks 2 Days

Today I’m 26 weeks 2 days and only 5 days away from starting my third trimester! I can’t believe it! We had another OB appointment today and all was perfect 🙂 Little man is still measuring ahead and starting to get some super cute, chubby cheeks that we can actually see on the regular non 3D ultrasound. In fact he’s got quite a lot of cute baby fat everywhere now and is measuring almost a full 2 weeks ahead. It’s no wonder I’m looking and feeling so huge these days. I feel like I have to hold onto my belly while I’m doing my prenatal exercises because it’s starting to get heavy! I can’t imagine how big I’m going to be after these last 3 months! The other major thing that happened today is we booked our tentative c-section date. As of right now, it’s scheduled for Dec 30th. For some reason, my doctor’s office goes by the LMP for dating even though my ultrasounds have all been showing baby consistently ahead and they even told me my due date changed to January 3rd at one of my early appointments so that’s what I’ve been going with. And now, as […]

24 Weeks – V Day!

Today I am 24 Weeks, 2 Days and we made it to V Day (viability day) as Ashley from Bs and Babies put it so perfectly! Every milestone we reach is a huge relief and also a huge shock. I simply can’t believe we’ve made it this far! And even more shocking, that little man is measuring perfectly and I have no signs of any re-occurrence of HELLP. I am constantly praying this continues to be the case, but also feeling so much faith that it will. My doctor told us at our last appointment, that everything looks different (good different) with this pregnancy and with our little guy then it did when we were pregnant with Holdon, and my immediate response was that everything feels different to me too. Praying this is all a good sign! I’m 3 1/2 weeks from the point when I delivered Holdon. 3 1/2 weeks. That’s it. When I look back on it and think about where I’m at right now, it’s unimaginable to me that I delivered a Holdon so soon. And on top of it all, the HELLP syndrome caused him to be severely growth restricted so he measured more around 23-24 […]

Long Overdue Update

I apologize to all of you who have been asking how I’m doing and not writing this update sooner! I have been wanting to sit down and write this update for over a week, but between work, and everything else going on right now, I just haven’t had the energy to stay on the computer long enough to write an update and I hate writing updates from my phone. Below are a few highlights from past few weeks. Sorry in advance for how long this post is! Today’s Appointment With Our OB We had another appointment with Dr. S today. Everything is great. We had another ultrasound and baby is still measuring about a week ahead and now weighs about 1lb 10oz. This weight is a big milestone for us because Holdon only weighed 1lb 8oz when he was born at nearly 28 weeks and I’m only 23W4D today, so the fact that we have now surpassed that weight and so soon is huge! The rest of the appointment was pretty basic with just going over questions and concerns. The main thing we discussed was the strange abdominal pain I had a few weeks ago. It’s still there, but not […]