Sunday, June 26, 2011

30 weeks or tests, tests, and more tests

I can't believe I'm 30 weeks already.  It's crazy, yet I am so uncomfortable and ready to get this baby out of me.  The last couple of weeks have been exhausting to say the least.  Work has been a little stressful with having to train a temp to do my job while I'm on leave.  Plus, all the tests  I'm having to do each week really just exhausts me. So far the NST'S or non stress tests have been fine and the ultrasounds have looked good.  We won't know her weight again until July 7th.  Hopefully she's growing a little bit in there! At my 30 week OB appointment I had gained 3 pounds which I'm hoping is because of her. I've only gained a total of 13 or 14 pounds so far. It's all in my belly. 

We had our second hypnobirth class last week and I am still loving it.  The teacher is so calming and her voice immediately calms me.  We have MP3's to listen to between classes and they relax me so well, I end up falling asleep.  I think the self hypnosis will help me in my daily life even after I have the baby.  Here is a link to the hypnosis center. Take a look, it's fascinating.  Our minds are very powerful! Until next week...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

28 weeks

Well, technically I'm 29 weeks now, but I'm a bit behind. I promised myself I would start updating every week now.

The view from above
So, what's going on at 28 weeks? Well, I got a little scare last week.  Apparently, little Sophia is indeed little. She weighs 2 pounds, 5 ounces and this is only in the 3rd percentile. They worry when they are under 10 and really worry under 5.  This could mean a few things: 1- she's just a small baby (we're hoping for this one), 2- she's not getting enough blood flow/nutrients from the placenta, or 3- something is wrong with the cord.  All of this leads to me having NST's (non stress tests) and doppler ultrasounds every week from here on out.  The NST's measure her heartbeat, movement and if I'm having any contractions. The doppler looks at the flow from the placenta to her.  I now go to my OB's office once a week and the hospital once a week.  It is truly exhausting.  The couple of NST's I've had have been fine and the one ultrasound I had looked good. The doctor said this could change from week to week and is why they have to monitor it.  Let's hope she keeps growing! But, not too big.  

On a different note, our first hypnobirth class was amazing! I'll have to write a post just for that. I can't wait for this week's class.  I think it will help me relax no matter what kind of birth I have.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

27 weeks, or OMG I'm huge!

I have been so bad at updating on here and I apologize. I can't believe I haven't done anything since March. Time is flying by and so much has happened since then!  Well, obviously I've gotten bigger.  I think maybe I feel much bigger than I actually look.  I haven't gained a ton of weight though so that's good.  I can definitely feel her moving around in there and can see my stomach moving which is kind of creepy! Cary has felt her moving too. I can't believe I'm about in my third trimester already, about 91 days to go.  Yeah, I'm not freaking out about that at all.  We start one of our birthing classes next week.  The first class is hypnobirthing classes and then in July we take childbirth education classes taught by some doulas.  I'm pretty excited about the classes.  Right now, let's just hope I can survive this summer with the heat!  My next OB appointment is next week and I may get yet another ultrasound to see how big she is. Apparently, I'm measuring big and they want to see if it's her or if it's just because I'm so small. So, I will update next week hopefully with some ultrasound pictures- I promise!