Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Week 31

This week I started off by making fun of myself.  I took these pictures and sent them to my mom and titled the email Pregnant, Not Pregnant, Pregnant Again!!!!  I just thought it was funny that I look so huge from the side and normal from the front.

I am so glad that I went to the doctor last Friday, because I am feeling a little better each and everyday.  He put me on antibiotics for 5 days with a pill 2 x day and I finished the pills today (Wednesday, January 25th).  I am so glad because those pills oh did they stink.  I am still doing good on drinking tons of water.  I can't believe how much water that I am actually drinking.  I have only had 3 soda's and or sweet tea since Friday.  And I love me some sweet tea.  The only downfall that I have noticed with drinking so much water is that I am not hungry at all.  I guess the water is filling me up.  I do hate that I have to pee every 10 to 15 minutes it seems like.  But I will do anything to not have that infection again it was very painful.  I am still in some pain, discomfort and also still a little weak but hopefully that will subside.  I am trying to keep this kid in me a long as possible and staying away from any and all infections will help.  My doctor did tell me that he is willing to have this baby come as early as a month early so that we can get the gallbladder out as soon as possible.  So I do know that it is bad if he is willing to do that.  But he also said with the history of Landon he understands that we want to wait.  We are just hoping that it doesn't get any worse.  I have come to a conclusion that my immune system is outta whack because of my gallbladder issues and not because of the pregnancy.  I am glad that we have found a reason why I have been sick so much.  Hopefully once the gallbladder is removed I will start feeling back to normal.   

Roughly about 60 days to go!!  2 months, WOW! where did the time go?  Before we know it this kiddo will be here and no more sleeping for me.  The exciting feeling about this week had to be when I was taking a shower and I was rubbing my tummy.  I could feel which I couldn't determine if it was the leg or arm but I could feel the baby while I was rubbing my belly.  I so wanted to call Taylor into the bathroom but he was outside in the garage.  So I just told him afterwards.  It was an awesome feeling to actually feel the baby through my skin.  I am always trying to figure out what position it is in at different times of the day.  I am also enjoying all the movement I am getting to feel this week.  I can't believe how active this kiddo is.  Hopefully what they say is true and an active baby is a happy baby.  I am still dealing with a lot of acid indigestion and it is making me not want to eat hopefully this too will go away once the baby is born.  From this week on, this baby will continue to gain around ½ pound a week until shortly before birth and right now it weighs about 3½ pounds and measures a little over 16 inches.  Oh my!, is all I can think of right now and the fact that it has to come out of me at some point.  This was the only fear I had when I was pregnant with Landon and again this fear comes back even though I know it doesn't hurt for long and the joy I get when I see and hold this baby for the first time ever.  All in all this week has been very calm and quiet, and that is the way I like it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Week 30!!!!

Well, Wednesday, January 18th was my doctors appointment for my gallbladder and the good news is that he is going to wait until after the baby is born.  The only thing now is hoping that I don't have anymore attacks.  The doctor is worried about how many stones are in my gallbladder and hoping that my liver is not being effected by this because then we will have to deal with liver failure and pancreatitis.  Which both is fatal.  So he is going to have my liver count checked, he does have some concern of my liver count.  The bad thing is that the stones are all small stones and packed in there so that they move around more and that is what causes the painful attacks.  He said that he wished that the stones were larger because then he wouldn't have to worry about doing the surgery so close after the baby is born.  The bad thing about being pregnant and dealing with the gallbladder is trying to figure out if the back pains are caused from my gallbladder or the baby.  I may be having baby back pain or many small gallbladder attacks it is to hard to tell when you are pregnant.  So after talking with the doctor we are going to wait and re-evaluate me 2 weeks after the baby is born.  Then at that time schedule my gallbladder removal surgery for 4 weeks after my due date.  He did say that once the baby comes out that I might have more attacks due to my body chemicals and then the surgery will be scheduled sooner.  They normally want to wait 6 to 8 weeks but with how many stones I have he wants to do the surgery as soon as possible afterwards.  The risk of before is to risky for the baby so he is hoping that we can wait.  After reading all my charts and talking to me the doctor is going to get with my OBGYN and they are going to discuss my condition.  He told me that normally this is an outpatient surgery and that I will be out a week after surgery to recover.  He also wants me to make sure that my delivery is a vaginal deliver and not a C-Section.  Because then if it is a C-Sections then we have other problems to worry about.  Man being pregnant causes a lot of problems with your body when it comes to other issues and surgeries.  My doctors comments about pregnancy is that it is more of a disease in his eyes because of everything that can go wrong with your body and that there really isn't anything that can be done with out risking the baby.  Never thought of it that way.  On another note he did ask me when my due date is and when I told him March 26 he looked at me and asked me if I was carrying twins because if not then he doesn't see me lasting until then.  I kept telling people that my belly is getting huge and now I believe it.  I never thought my due date was that far off and now I am thinking this baby will be here 1st part of March.  I go back to my doctor February 6th so we will talk then and hopefully have more of an idea then.  The exciting news is that I will get to see the baby that day.  Friday, January 20th I went to the doctor for a concern that I was having.  Very scared after I wasn't able to walk with out sever pain in my pelvis area and my legs.  It started Monday and gradually got worse by the end of the week.  I wasn't feeling good and started to worry that I was already starting to dilate.  Well good news is that I am not dilating but the bad news was that due to my sever gallbladder I started getting an infection and I was very dehydrated.  So now I am on antibiotic's and I have to drink 4 to 6 32oz's of water a day and 1 to 2 Gatorade's or SmartWater for electrolytes.  Enough about me, so now on to my 30th week of pregnancy!!!!!

A few more weeks to go! This baby weight is starting to impact more of my life than ever. Bending over is tricky if not impossible. And tying my shoes? Forget about it I have to sit down to pretty much do anything that I would normally do standing up. Also shaving my legs HAHAHA that is even funnier than ever now with this huge belly. This baby is about 15.7 inches long now, and it weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds it, but that volume will decrease as it gets bigger and takes up more room in my uterus. The baby’s eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after the baby is born it will keep its eyes closed for a good part of the day. So reading the information that all these websites are giving me it is also telling me that I may be feeling a little more tired these days, especially if I am having trouble sleeping. Well I am sleeping great with the exception of my sever heartburn. I also might be clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Well great just one more thing to make me clumsier. I am already a clumsy person so this is going to be fun. They say it is because not only am I heavier, but the concentration of weight in my pregnant belly causes a shift in my center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, my ligaments are more lax, so my joints are looser, which may also contribute to my balance being a bit off. This all answers the crazy questions of why I am running into things more now. Also my poor belly is sticking out more and I keep bumping it with doors and other things I walk by.  I am telling you right now this baby might come out all bruised up because of me.  :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Week 29

75 days left go to, or let me make it even seem shorter 75 Days equals (2 months 2 weeks & 2 days) or this to me seems shorter (10 weeks).  It just doesn't seem that it can be possible that this pregnancy is going by so fast.  I'm not going to lie I am starting to get nervous since my due date is coming so fast.  I have the normal worries as of, Can I do this?, Do I know what to do?, Am I going to be a good mom?, and so on.  I have so many worries going on in my mind and then I have to now worry about what this new doctor tells me come Wednesday, January 18th. about my gallbladder surgery.  Hopefully I will get good news and that the surgery can be put off until after this kiddo is born.  But then there are my worries about who is going to take care of My Kiddo while I am at the hospital?  So much has started to go on in my mind.  I know I have family that will be willing to take care of the baby but then the questions start pouring out in my mind that, This is My Kid and will these people take care of my kid the way I want and not the way they think?  I feel bad for thinking this but this is my child and not theirs.  I am so scared and wish that this didn't have to happen but again it is a part of my life I can't change how my body is.  And then there is the obvious that this has to be taken care of or it will get worse.  So I will have to handle and take control of my emotions and feelings.  I am just so lucky to have people in my life that understand and keep telling me that how I am feeling and thinking is normal.  Because right now that is what I need in my life, people who care about me and my feelings.

So I am at 29 weeks pregnant. 
  • The baby now weighs about 2 and a half pounds
  • The baby is about 15 inches long from head to heel.
  • Brain is busy developing billions of neurons.
  • Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature.
  • Baby can now distinguish real sounds and voices.
  • It can taste and respond to pain.
  • The milk teeth have developed under the gums.
  • Has more hair now and even has eyelashes and eyebrows. 
Everyday I talk to my belly and tell this little bundle of joy how much I love it and how much it has already brightened my life.  I also talk to it though out the day while I am at work.  Anytime I am having a conversation and it decides to join in I laugh, and what I mean is it will kick me so I will stop and say hello and ask if it agrees.  This kiddo still loves music so I will have to keep letting it listen to anything and everything.

I am still waiting for the night that one of my 4 legged kiddos gets kicked while we are sleeping and jumps wondering why mommas tummy just kicked them.  It happened with Landon and Pinch and it was so funny to see the look on her face.  She jumped and looked at me like Mom your belly just kicked me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

3rd Trimester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Week 28

Can't believe I am on the down hill of this pregnancy now.  This week starts the beginning of my 3rd Trimester.  About 80 more days to go!!!  WooHoo!!!!!!!  This is also the first week of the NEW YEAR and I am welcoming 2012 with open arms.  Taylor and I celebrated the New Year in Houston with my family.  More exciting news happened over the weekend in Houston.  I learned that this kiddo will be yet another one of Paw-Paw's little shadows.  Anytime my dad would speak and talk this kiddo got so excited and started jumping around.  Also my mom was able to feel the movement.  I was surprised because normally when someone else touches my tummy the baby stops moving around.  Well I guess it knows that it's Granny & Paw-Paw love it so much that the baby wanted to show them that it loves them too.  On Friday, January 6th my parents, Sheila, and the girls came up to spend the weekend with us and have our family Christmas and again this kiddo loves to hear it's Paw-Paw's voice and also loves music.  It also let it's Aunt Sheila feel it kick.  Love that this kiddo is sharing the love.

I went to the doctor on Wednesday, January 4th and also had my gestational diabetes test.  Everything with the baby is still on track.  He even said that my belly is right where it should be at 28 weeks.  Thank god because I was starting to worry that this kid was going to be huge.  I did remember to talk to my doctor about my gallbladder attacks and he scheduled me a ultrasound of my abdomen on Thursday, January 5th bright an early at the hospital.  Well Friday, January 6th my doctor called me with the results of the ultrasound.  He wants me to call and schedule an appointment to see a specialist so that it can be determined if I have to have surgery for my gallbladder before or after the baby is born.  Hopefully it will not have to be done until after the baby is here because it is to risky at 28 weeks for surgery but if it needs to be done they would do it.  Crossing my fingers that the doctor will give me good news and everything can wait until after the baby is here. 

My next appointment isn't again until February 1st then after that appointment it starts my every 2 weeks.