Friday, June 27, 2008

I do have pictures

Of my 30th week. I just need to get them off my camera. That being said, this is week 30 and I never thought I would get here without complications considering my past trials with fertility. I am so ecstatic to meet this little one!
We have so many items of clothing that I hope she gets to wear all of them. And if we are having a boy, we are in big trouble because on top of all the girly clothes she now owns, her room is completely pink. I also have pictures of that. Now to get items like furniture and decor. That will be the fun part!
My doctors appointments are now 2 weeks apart just to make sure that they aren't missing anything. I think that I feel the baby head down with her baby butt right around my belly button area and her feet are definitely in my ribs. She moves a lot now. Kick counts are recommended in this stage of pregnancy, but I really have no need for them because she lets me know that she's in there all the time.
I'm growing out of some of my pregnancy clothes, but do not want to buy more at this point.....I think I'm going to end up changing my mind for comfort reasons.

Here are some cool facts about this week:
Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

Here is what she looks like inside of mommy today:)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Week 28 :) Month 7!

So I'm officially in the third trimester and happy to be here, although the heat is here too, which is a change I'm not welcoming with open arms. It's going to be a long summer.

I had my 28 week appointment this week and the baby is very healthy with her heart beating at 153 beats per minute. I'm measuring about a week ahead, which is cool, I would like to have her a week early:)

I've been having a problem with my legs and circulation lately and thinking my knee snapping out of joint then back in had to do with my pregnancy, I went to my ob/gyn about it not knowing that they can't order xrays or MRI's because they aren't my primary care provider. So I've been trying to get into my PCP which is exhausting because she's in the state senate and that's pretty much all she cares about. I have been looking for a new PCP, but nobody in the central Maine area is taking new patients. So I think I found a way around getting a referral for an MRI. I called the emergency room and asked about going in there and seeing a doctor and they said, yes it would be considered a referral and my insurance would cover it, so I'm going to wait until Monday and see if my knee keeps popping in and out and go from there. The reason it's so scary is I never know when it's going to happen and so far I've fallen up the stairs (no biggy), but fell down the last stair of our house and landed front side down. I know the baby is protected, but it's still scary. We'll see what happens, I just want to make sure there isn't anything really wrong with my knee. If there is, there isn't much anyone can do for me while I'm pregnant anyways, so it's just about being really careful right now and not walking too fast.

Here are some tidbits about week 28!

See the big picture

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.