Saturday, September 26, 2009

27 weeks

Here I am at 27 weeks...only 91 days to go. I can't believe that seems so close. And I really doubt I'll be making it to 40 weeks, which is fine with me. Once this cerclage comes out I think I'll be ready to go! This week has been interesting. I have been having some Braxton Hicks contractions all week, starting on Monday. They are pretty random and don't hurt at all but I'm keeping track because I need to call the doctor if I get 4 or more in an hour. The most I've had is 3 in an hour, but it usually seems to be just about 1 an hour, so it's not too bad. At this point in pregnancy, they're pretty normal so I'm not too worried, but we'll see what my cervix looks like on Friday. I'm guessing they're just going to keep coming and will get more frequent and stronger and that scares me a little, but I'm sure it will be just fine.

I had an appointment with the CNM on Wednesday and it was not good at all. I was very unhappy, but everything is fine. I won't go into details, but let's just say I don't think she had much experience with cerclages. She ended up doing 3 LONG exams on me, 2 with a speculum (think long and painful pap smear) and 1 manual! She basically said she was having a hard time 'visualizing my cerclage'. Then she has the nerve to tell me that she probably irritated my cervix and I may have some spotting. Thank God I haven't had any because it would definitely freak me out. Needless to say, I won't be seeing her again. I have a peri appointment this Friday and then I'm going to try and stretch it out until my OB gets back from vacation, which will be 2 weeks after that appointment.

I also took at huge step last weekend and purchased a co-sleeper. I have planned to buy one all along and they retail for around $190 or so. I had been stalking craigslist and found one for only $60 in great condition, so I just did it. It was scary to make a big purchase but I'm doing ok with it.

Here's my 27 week picture:


So after taking this photo I realized a few things. First, my belly is a lot bigger than I thought it was. At this point I've only gained 11 lbs. so I don't understand how I'm so huge! Second, my maternity tank tops are getting too small. Looks I'm going to need to buy some new clothes. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

26 weeks

Well here I am, finally at 26 weeks! I had an appointment today with one of the peris that I love (there are 4 in the practice that I see). My cervix is still looking great at 4.5cm, which is really long. He asked when the last time I got measurements on the baby were and I slyly said I couldn't quite remember so I got a nice long growth ultrasound with measurements. Baby boy is now 1lb. 14oz. and is measuring a few days ahead. He also told me they really didn't need to see me for any more cervical checks but I told him Dr. K is on vacation and I really wanted to come back so he said that was fine and let me pick when I wanted to come in again, so I'll be back in 2 weeks for another check. At this point, I really wish I could just sit back and enjoy the rest of this pregnancy, since it's obviously totally different than my others and everything is going so well, but I still can't relax. He also took some 3D pictures of the face which was SO cool. I have to say that they are a little hard to make out, especially if you're not used to seeing 3D ultrasounds, but hopefully you can see his little face.

Ok, this one is a partial side view of his face and he is looking to the right. You can see his right eye and his lips pretty well and his nose is kind of covered by all of those blobs on the right of the picture.


This one is a full side profile where he is also looking to the right. You can also see his right eye and his lips and then his hand is right up on his face, covering his nose, and you can see 3 of his finger. Hope you can make it out!


On a side note, I really missed my girls this week and cried more than usual! I don't know what set me off, but I was sad a lot. In about 6 weeks it will be the twin's 1st birthday...I can't believe it's been that long. Where has the time gone?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

24 1/2 weeks

Not much new to report, but my OB appointment went well today. My cervix looks good and I'm measuring 26 weeks. I also gained 3 pounds this week, so I guess it's all starting to catch up with me! I'm only up about 10 pounds total though, because I tend to gain and then lose every few weeks, so I'm still on track. I see the peri again next week for a cervical ultrasound and hopefully a quick peek at the little guy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm Still Pregnant...

Well, here I am at 23 weeks and 4 days and I'm still pregnant! I'm super happy to be at this the most pregnant I've ever been. It feels good. I wish it was all down hill from here but I definitely can't say that. I had an appointment with the peri today and things are looking great still. This little guy is measuring a few days ahead and also now weighs 1lb. 4 oz. I'm measuring 25 weeks, so still a little bit ahead as well. I seriously feel huge though, even though I was still quite a bit bigger with the girls. My cervix is measuring 4.5, which is still great and super long. The peri told me that they would usually stop seeing me at this point for cervical checks, but since I'm such a wreck (not exactly their words) they will still continue to see me and I go again in 2 weeks. I'm really happy to hear that because my OB is going on vacation for 5 weeks and that has me a bit nervous. I'll see him next week before he leaves and then he'll have a CNM seeing his patients while he's gone. I've never seen a midwife but I think it will be really nice actually. Hopefully she's understanding and doesn't think I'm a total freak if I want to come in constantly! That's about all I have for today. 24 weeks is this Saturday...