Saturday, March 31, 2012

24 weeks

I'm 24 weeks today. If he were born today, he would have a chance of survival. Now, we don't want him born for a few more months, but that is reassuring to know. Baby Zach is squirming around a lot and pushing out all the time.

We came home today and found a big box from Grandma and Grandpa. They sent us about 15 little pieces of clothes in different sizes, including a fleece snowsuit for next winter. They also got him this really cute blanky.
We ordered our stroller last weekend and it came in Thursday. We picked it up and put it together yesterday.
Pinky didn't like being a model, but the stroller seems nice and really comfy.

Upcoming events:

4/3 Growth Ultrasound
4/14 NJ baby shower
4/27 Dr. S monthly appt
5/27 PA baby shower

Saturday, March 24, 2012

23 weeks

I had my monthly visit to Dr. S. on Thursday. When I got there, he came out and greeted me and then said I was having my Glucose Tolerance Test that day so I needed to go to the lab to get the drink and then come back for my appt. So I went down to the lab and drank the nasty sugar drink. It tasted like the syrup from the soda fountain at a restaurant and gave me an immediate head rush. I went back up to see Dr. S. and complained that it would have been nice if he'd warned me that I had to do that that day!

He answered a few questions I had including discussing the fibroid the tech noticed on my last ultrasound. He said no one had mentioned it to him so maybe the tech only thought she saw it and was wrong. He asked about whether I had scheduled Childbirth Classes and I told him that we have a class scheduled for April 21st. He said that they want me to have a growth ultrasound on April 3rd because my BMI is too high for them to get an accurate measure of baby's growth based on uterus size. He also said that they will keep measuring cervix length until 30 weeks and then reevaluate if they need to continue. He said that they want me to take it easy for the next 2 months, avoid heavy lifting, etc. so that nothing will come up. He said he doesn't foresee any problems but that he tells all of his patients that.

What's baby up to?
He loves bouncing on my bladder. He also likes to push out when I'm lying down and I can feel his back or something sticking out. He's kicking like crazy all the time too.

Upcoming events:
4/3- Growth ultrasound
4/14- Baby shower with Todd's family in NJ
4/21- Childbirth Class
4/27- Dr. S. monthly visit

Thursday, March 15, 2012

21 weeks 5 days

I had another ultrasound today to check my cervix. It was great! My cervix was between 3.46 and 4.0 cm, which is awesome. Baby looked great and has grown a lot. His heart rate was 146 bpm. She did mention that I have a very small fibroid on the top of my uterus, but that it's so tiny that they don't think it's a problem. She said it's about the size of the tip of your little finger. She kept commenting on how active he was today too. He's been super squirmy lately and I've been feeling him a lot. It's so cool!

Last week we went to the Salvation Army to see if they had any good baby stuff. They didn't have much but we found a cute little photo album to hold his ultrasound photos.

Upcoming appts:

3/22- Dr. S monthly appt
4/3- Growth Scan and cervix check.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

20 weeks- Halfway done!

I'm trying to make a collage of belly photos. The first one is from 9 weeks 4 days, the second is from 16 weeks 6 days, and the third is from today at 20 weeks. I think I look a little bigger today.

We went out shopping today and got the baby a sleeper and a onesie at a thrift store. Then we went to Babies R Us and picked out a stroller and diaper bag. Todd wanted to test them out before we made a final decision. We love the one we picked out because it's light, easy to fold, and manipulates really smoothly. Todd wanted to pick out the diaper bag so I didn't get one that he'd be embarrassed to carry.

Baby also more than likely has a name. His name right now is Zachary Collin but that may change before he's born.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

19 weeks 5 days- IT'S A BOY!!

We had our anatomy scan today. Everything looks great! Baby was measuring well and all the parts were there. The tech spent about half an hour looking at everything and measuring all the parts. Then he showed us some shots and measured my cervix. He said everything is normal but baby was being stubborn and wouldn't give him many good pictures, so he got the doctor who came and double checked the heart and then got us a few more pictures. She said everything looks great too.

Headshot with mouth open
Headshot with mouth closed
Mouth open again
Profile with head and spine
Alien baby- head to the left and tummy to the bottom

Arms and handsAck, there's an alien in my womb!

We are working on our registries and now we can pick more things out because we know that IT'S A BOY! The tech said he saw the boy parts but couldn't get a good picture because he kept crossing his legs.

We are pretty sure we're going to register at Babies R Us, Target, and on You can search my name on any of those and see what we like. The registries are sort of preliminary right now but will be finalized in the next few weeks.

Upcoming appts:

3/15- cervix check
3/22- Monthly dr visit
4/3- growth ultrasound