Monday, August 18, 2008

Some pictures from events described below...

Lots of updates!

Where do I even begin? It's been a few weeks since I've updated everyone, so I'll try to remember everything that's happened. I had my 31 week appointment this afternoon and everything is still going well. I measured at 28 weeks, so still growing! The doctor said the baby is hanging out in a sideways position, which may be why I'm measuring small. That would also explain the kicks I keep getting all the way on the right side of my waist! My blood pressure was normal, weight was fine, passed the glucose test (which I think I already reported) and my platelets continue to be low. Since I go every 2 weeks now, I'll probably give a blood sample each time. The one complication is that if the platelets get too low, an epidural may not be an option, but my doctor said it all depends on what the anesthesiologist feels comfortable with. As I'm sitting here typing this, the little man is doing flips non-stop! :)

Two weeks ago, Joe, Ella and I went to visit our friends Paul and April. We had a wonderful time staying at their new house. I hope we didn't stress them out too much with Ella running around. She was into EVERYTHING! We had a nice dinner out (near the mall, so April and I just HAD to visit Motherhood Maternity!) April found some cute things, I did not. Oh well. I only have 2 more months until my due date. I can live with the clothes I have for 2 more months. Back to our visit...we went to a state park where Ella had a chance to swim in Lake Winnebago. April and I got to take another preggo picture, me at 30 weeks, she at 29 weeks. April's baby shower is coming up in 2 short weeks already!

Joe, Ella, and I went to the zoo this past Saturday and had a blast! I think Ella enjoys looking at the other kids and climbing on the railings...who cares about the animals? Ella had a blast riding on the carousel (so did mommy!) More on Ella...she has slept in her toddler bed for 3 nights now, without any problem at all. I can't believe it...I thought it was going to be a huge deal. She doesn't even get out of the bed. I hope this good luck continues! I'll end this entry with my favorite quote from Ella thus far:
"Mommy, booger out nose, in mouth."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Just a Little Scare

Here I am at 29 weeks. In a few days, I'll be 30 weeks. All I have to say is, "CRAZY!" I'll give some background now about the title of this blog. I went in for my 29 week appointment on Monday. The doctor now measures my belly while I'm laying on the table. In centimeters, it should roughly equal the amount of weeks. So, at 29 weeks, I should be measuring approximately 29 cm. Well, not the case. Just like last time, I measured small, at only 24 weeks. Just to make sure everything was going okay with the little man on the inside, I had to schedule an ultrasound for the next day. Joe and I went at 10:00am on Tuesday and guess what? The little guy is measuring just fine! In fact, his head is measuring a bit larger...super! :) The ultrasound tech plugged in all the measurements (head, belly, thigh bone, arm bone, etc) and all looked fine. He's in the 51st percentile, which she said was perfectly normal. The heartbeat was 154 beats per minute. It was neat to be able to see him moving around, almost 10 weeks later. Unfortunately, we didn't get many good pictures, since he was so active.

I have finished painting Nathan's room. I painted one wall at a time, and completed the 4th wall last night. Now I am planning on stenciling some different sized circles midway up/down the wall in accent colors. I'll be glad when it's all done. Our new carpet comes tomorrow for the family room and I am thrilled! I'll post some pictures once we have everything back into place.

I now start going to the doctor every 2 weeks, so my posts may be more frequent (depending on if I have the energy...which is lacking, to say the least.) Ella is doing well, she put 5 words together while we were driving in the car today...and it made sense! She continues to use her potty and prefers a purple skittle for her treat. We're running out of purple. This weekend may be transition time to "big girl bed." I'm a bit nervous to attempt that, but we have to sooner or later. (At least before October, so Nathan has a place to sleep!)