Friday, February 24, 2012

18 weeks 6 days

I had my monthly OB appt today. Dr. S was really positive and seemed happy with how things are going. My uterus measured right where it should be, right below my belly button. He checked the HB and said it was great, but didn't give me a heart rate number. He assured me again that my cervix was fine last week. He reminded me that my fetal survey is next week (like I could forget!). He asked if I had thought about a birth plan and if I am interested in Childbirth Classes. I told him that I am open to an epidural, but haven't thought much about anything else. I gave me information on Childbirth Classes, which happen at the hospital a few weeknight on a drop in basis and on the weekends once a month. Todd and I agreed that we wanted to take them so I signed us up for a Saturday class on April 21st. It is 5 hours and you learn about childbirth techniques and options. At the end you take a tour of the labor and delivery and get to see what it's like there. I'll be around 27 weeks then so it will be interesting to learn about. So we have that to look forward to!

Todd's mom also offered to throw us a shower for his family and friends in NJ the weekend before. We'll have a shower with my family over Memorial Day weekend. Todd's friend Ed also called earlier this week and offer us a crib that his daughter has outgrown. People are being so generous, it's great! On Saturday last week, we went to a consignment store to check out what they had and got great deals on a diaper pail and a really nice blanket that was originally from Pottery Barn.

Here is a picture of the blanket:

I like that it's a dark purple so it can be used for either a boy or a girl. If the baby is a girl, I am thinking about developing the rest of the room around the purple.

Coming up:

3/1- Fetal Survey
3/22- Next OB appt

Thursday, February 16, 2012

17 weeks 3 days

I had another cervix check today. It was shorter but the doctors/nurses said it is still within normal range. I was worried so I called my OB's office, my high risk dr's office, and the high risk ultrasound dr to make sure it was okay. They all said yes, it is fine. So I will go back in 2 weeks for my fetal survey and they will check it again then.

I got a few new pictures today!

In this one, the head is to the left and then you can see the spine to the right. The little dots below the spine are the legs

Again, the head is to the left and the spine to the right, but in this one, you can also see the ribcage and the little feet on the bottom right. On the bottom left, you can see my bladder, which the baby was kicking the entire time they were looking at it!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

16 weeks 6 days

I've decided to start sharing bump pics. I'm not sure if I'm showing yet though. What do you think?

Here is 9 weeks 4 days at Christmas
And here is today at 16 weeks 6 days
Please don't mind my stupid looking hair and pale skin...ick.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

15 weeks 3 days

I had my first cervix check ultrasound this morning. They want the cervix to be more than 3cm long. Mine was 5.2 cm, so great! I'm not sure if that is shorter than last week, but I have read that it can change over the weeks. They are just watching to make sure it doesn't get shorter than 3cm.

After they got the measurements they needed, she took out the external ultrasound want and did a quick scan of the baby. I noticed that it wasn't moving and mentioned it. She said, "It's asleep!" She poked it with the wand and it squirmed but didn't really wake up. Its heart rate was 124 beats per minute. Taking after its mother already I see!

The baby woke shortly after I left the office and started moving all around. I have thought I could feel it moving since last week or so, but now that I knew just where it was, I'm sure of it. I only occasionally feel it and mostly when I'm sitting or lying down.

I go back on 2/16 for another cervix check.