Tuesday, November 18, 2014

28 / 29 Weeks

28 weeks, with my little man
A little comparison... 29 weeks with Grayson on the left and 29 weeks with baby sister on the right
3D/4D Ultrasound - so in love with that squishy face!!!!!


How far along.... 29 weeks and 4 days.

How am I feeling.... Great! ::knocks on wood:: I am definitely feeling bigger these days and regular tasks take a bit more effort, but I have no complaints! I really do love pregnancy in the second and third trimesters.

How is baby doing.... She is great too. She weighed approximately 3lbs 6oz at the growth scan at 28w5d. Big head and belly. Her overall measurements were in the 89th percentile. Very similar to Grayson. I seem to grow big babies, ha! Her organs and fluid levels looked great. She is still very active and I love watching my belly move all over. She's head down now too! YAY! So if I go into labor on my own by January 23rd, I can try for a VBAC. We did the 3D/4D ultrasound with our families last night and had so much fun seeing her. It made all of us very excited to meet her in January.

Milestones, etc.... 
Third trimester is a big one. I still cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going. We're only 66 days away from her "eviction" date. We gave our infant seat to a friend, so we need to buy a new one and an extra base. Other than that, we only need a few little things: newborn diapers, new tubing for my pump and a new nursing cover. I need to wash her clothes and get my hospital bag ready, but otherwise there isn't much to do. We are ready!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween!

My favorite holiday :) We had a lot of fun decorating this year and adding to our collection for the new house. The purple lights were the biggest hit for Grayson. Every night they were up, he would run outside and say "the purple lights are on!" We had a timer that turns them on when it was dark enough. I love watching the joy the holidays bring him.

We had a last minute costume "emergency", ha! I bought a dragon costume a month before. I actually bought the 4-6 size and then exchanged it for the 2-4. It fit him when I bought it, but he must have had a growth spurt because he was too tall for it! I felt so bad. I took him to school the day of Halloween for their trick-or-treat event, where they hand out stickers, tattoos, and other fun things. I ran to Target and had two options for costumes in his size - a monkey or a lion. I grabbed the lion and ran back to his school. It fit, yay! He also wore it for trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. He had a great time and I thought he was super duper cute in it, even as an unplanned costume.



Our pumpkins - Jack Skellington and Mickey Mouse! Mickey Mouse was not easy, but G loved it.
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A quick video of my sweet boy :)

25 - 27 Weeks


26 weeks


How far along.... 27 weeks and 3 days. Time is flying!

How am I feeling.... I passed my glucose test, yay! I'm still feeling great. The heartburn is kicking in a bit. It started at 28 weeks last time, so I am not surprised. I am trying to eat small meals throughout the day so it doesn't flare up as bad. I am feeling extra big this week, as the belly is starting to get in the way for things like putting my shoes on and giving Grayson his bath. The weather has been amazing - 50's and 60's, yes please! I am so excited to end this pregnancy in the winter instead of the summer. My mood has been great. I am getting very excited for the holidays and then meeting baby girl in January.

How is baby doing.... She never seems to stop moving!!! She is an active girl. I was wrong on my last post - we will see her as we have an ultrasound next week to check on her growth and position. She seemed to be breech for a while, but I am suspecting she may have turned as her kicks seem much higher up now. For a while there she was kicking my bladder constantly.

Milestones, etc.... 
We scheduled my repeat c-section for January 23rd (39 weeks)! I'm still indecisive on the VBAC. I don't really have to decide unless I go into labor before that date. I am thinking I will try for it if I do. For now, no need to stress about it when I may not have any say in the decision anyways. We also scheduled our maternity family photo shoot for November 30th. Super excited for that.