Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25 Weeks!

I have been really sick the past week.  Whatever I was getting turned into a horrible cough and I went three straight nights with hardly any sleep because of it!  Thankfully it finally let up last night so I am starting to get caught back up on my sleep!
I took a picture this morning because I have been feeling a lot bigger.  But, when I put it on my computer and compared it to the last picture, it really didn't look that different.  I'm not sure if it's because of the angle or the shirt or what, but I don't get it! I definitely am feeling it on the inside, whether or not it shows on the outside!
Time continues to simply FLY by!  Only 15 weeks left to go!  Here is more about week 25:

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga,  but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

24 Week Appointment

I had my 24 week doctor's appointment today.  It was the dreaded "glucose tolerance test" appointment.  At the beginning of the pregnancy I was pretty adamant that I wasn't going to do the test at all.  I didn't do it when I was pregnant with Katie or Noah.  I cried my way out of it both times because I had recently had a GTT and knew the results, and I was still feeling horribly sick at that point.
Well....I have been feeling fine as far as nausea/vomiting, none.  AND, I have been a little bit worried about my blood sugar because of my lack of appetite during the day...it could be related to high blood sugar.  So, I went along with the test.  It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.  They only made me drink half the bottle and I didn't feel bad afterward.  I hope that isn't a bad sign.
They also drew blood to check my RH anitbodies or something, I have to go back on Monday to get a Rhogam shot.  I always have to have the Rhogam shot.
I am still very impressed with this doctor's office.  The nurses are so nice.  I never have to wait long.  My appointment was at 8:45am, I got there a little early and my 9:45  I was leaving...after waiting the hour for the glucose blood draw.
I did, however, meet the first dr. that I wasn't crazy about.  She wasn't rude.  She just was very businesslike.  She seemed in a rush.  I guess if there is one dr. I don't like, it is for as little of a reason as just her general personality, not because of anything specific that caused a rift between us.
I go back in 4 weeks, and after that I will start going every two weeks.  I can't believe that time is almost here!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

24 Weeks

This week really flew by! I suppose being home bound due to snow and having Corey home from work a few days made the time pass.  I currently have pink eye, which is awesome.  Corey had it first starting Friday.  His got pretty bad, but we were able to get some ointment so at the very first sign I started using it too.  I think mine won't get as bad as his did, but my wish most of all is that the kids don't get it! Katie had some signs last week but they went away, so maybe they've avoided it altogether.

Here's more about week 24:

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound. Since she's almost a foot long, s he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but her body is filling out proportionally and she'll soon start to plump up. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Lullaby

Katie finally got to feel Ruby moving around and kicking last night!  Noah also felt a light kick,but he wasn't as interested in sticking around for more, ha ha.
After feeling her sister kick, Katie went and got a baby book to read her a story:

It was so precious!  After the story, Katie decided to sing Ruby a lullaby.  She had her hand on my stomach while she was singing and Ruby started kicking BIG TIME.  Katie's eyes lit up and it was just a priceless memory that she's been talking about ever since.  I am so happy that we are having this baby.  Not just because we love and want her, but because of the impact it is going to have on the upbringing of Katie and Noah.  This will be a wonderful experience and lesson for them in what it means to be a family.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scripture Memory

I wanted to include this post on our baby blog, since right now it is something I am doing in preparation for May.   I am participating in a scripture memory team, with the ladies from the Living Proof Ministries blog.  The goal is to memorize 24 scriptures in 2011, two for each month.  I decided to join and start memorizing some scripture I could take with me into childbirth.  We are starting Bradley classes on February 13th, and it is our goal to have a natural childbirth.  I figured that scripture wouldn't be a bad thing to have on hand for the experience. :)
I have already been working on my first verse for January 1st-15th:

1 Samuel 1:27
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him

My verses for the second part of January are quite a bit more lengthy, but as soon as I read it I knew it was a passage I had to learn:

Isaiah 43:1-3
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the water I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.
The flames will not set you ablaze.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

23 Weeks

Another week gone by!  It really is flying now...it seems that one week goes by so much more quickly now than it did in the beginning! I guess that's because I'm not passing the hours laying on the couch and feeling horrible.
I am still feeling pretty well.  My appetite has changed a lot recently....as in, I'm not really hungry much.
I wake up and I am not starving.  Then I get to feeling like I need to eat (still not starving) by lunch.  Then, by late afternoon/evening, the thought of eating dinner just makes me sick.  I don't feel sick or nauseated, but I just don't feel hungry AT ALL.  It's the strangest thing.  And when I do eat, I don't want more than a few bites.
The only time I eat any significant amount of food is when it is something that just sounds really good and I would eat regardless of how hungry I felt, ha ha.
Here is more about week 23:

How your baby's growing:

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb. 

Just about another month and we'll be in the third trimester!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

22 Weeks

We are back to school this week...actually tomorrow, but Noah starts his extracurricular class today, Katie starts hers Thursday.  Today it really jumped out to me that we have less time to go than we have put in so far...as in...a countdown.  22 weeks over, 18 to go (maybe less?).  We have a TON to get done around here.  I have cleaning out, organizing, and planning to do. I haven't taken medication for sickness in a couple of weeks now, maybe once in that time.  The energy is slowly coming back. I have days that I get a ton done, then days when I take two naps and feel beat all day.

Here's more about week 22:

At 11 inches, and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.