Thursday, September 23, 2010

36 weeks!

Yesterday I had my 36 week check up.  I gained 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks which brings me up to 17 pounds gained which isn't bad but my goal was 15.  I haven't been able to exersize as much in the last week because if I do I start getting some contractions.  I confirmed that I was indeed getting contractions when I was at the doctor by describing them to him.  He didn't check me to see if I was dialated or not, I thought he was going to.  But by what I had described how I have been feeling he said there wasn't a reason to check me.  So I won't get checked until next time.  But as a whole, everything is still looking good and he told me that now is the time to start watching for signs of labor.

Above is in front of the doctors office before our visit.  There is definitely a big baby in there.  She is still moving around a lot. It is fun.  Even when she keeps me up.  Because I know she is alive and that is such a blessing.  Kevin and I feel so thankful to have the opportunity to bring a child into this world and that Heavenly Father has trusted us to become parents to this new life we will meet in about 3 1/2 weeks.  Now my hope is that she at least comes after October 5th because I just found a pediatrician and they have New Parents Night that night so I want to go to that.  Still crossing our fingers for 10-10-10 though.  Or the 21st which is my dad's birthday!  Anyway, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

34 down 6 to go!

Today was our 34 week doctors appointment!  We got an ultrasound to see the size of the baby and measure the fluid.  They said that she is measuring a little under 6 pounds and the fluid level is good.  My doctor said that the weight is in the 75% of the 34 week babies so slightly large but not so large that I have to worry about a c-section at this point.  He said that most likely if I carry her until my due date that she will be about 8 1/2 pounds.  Kevin and I still think that we are having her earlier than October 18th, but they are sticking to that due date.  I've heard that there is a connection between the mother's birth weight and babies birth weight.  If so I was like 7 lbs 9-12 oz??  I have to double check that with my parents.  Above is a profile picture we got of her.  Her hand is there by her mouth.  SO cute!

This is another profile picture that we got.  We almost got a REALLY good picture of her face but she decided to move so we couldn't get the picture.  I guess she wanted to leave that more of a surprise, but what we saw was SO cute!  She has these cute little lips.

This one is a foot shot.  She is head down now.  She has been moving a lot.  I've been doing kick counts.  The baby is supposed to move 10 times in 2 hours.  I usually get to 10 movements in like 10 minutes.  So she's an active one.  Sometimes she does keep me up at night but I can't be that annoyed because every movement is a reminder that she is alive and OK.  So during the last 3 weeks since my last appointment, I have gained one pound.  :-)  So the total is 13 pounds!!  YES!!  I really thought it would be more because I just felt fatter, but I have been keeping active, not eating horrible, and taking all my vitamins. Although I do pull out that pregnancy card from time to time.

Talking about exercising and eating good.  Kevin also measured his weight while I was getting my blood pressure taken and he has lost a total of 17 pounds since starting the Wii fit.  We also starting taking Juice Plus about a month ago and I think that is helping him strive for good habits.  I'm so very proud of Kevin!  He is a great example to me and I hope that we both can continue to keep up taking care of ourselves after the baby is born even though we are also taking care of a little baby. :-)