Thursday, April 29, 2010

baby update 34 weeks

After seeing the Dr. today and hearing what seemed to be a much more normal heart beat I am super pleased. Although he did say that she appears to be transverse or sideways in the womb. http://www.spinningbabies.com/baby-positions/all-positions/sideways But he said we still have some time and we hope that in the next few weeks she turns head down. But other than that things look good and normal.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

baby update after dr. visit

At my last doctor appointment the other day Dr. G. was a little concerned when he heard how low the baby's heart rate was on the hand held Doppler thing....so he hooked me up to the fetal monitor to monitor her heart rate for 30-45 minutes. During the tests I noticed that her heart rate would climb to 195-202 when active and drop as low as 106 when resting. After looking at the results Dr. G. said "you want to see good acceleration and deceleration between active and resting and boy does she have that". He didn't seem very concerned but said he might want to keep an eye on that at each appointment from here on out. ( I will be going back the 29th and then every week from there on out)

Me not wanting to freak out or appear freaked out, I just said "ok" and we went on our marry ways. Now that it has been a few days since the appointment and Schuyler and my mom had questions that I didn't have answers to, I am more concerned and wonder why her heart rate would rise and fall so drastically. I placed a call to the nurse this morning in which I fully expected a call back from her saying "Dr. G. says that there is nothing to worry about and everything is fine" since you know how doctors themselves are normally too busy to call...but...darnit.....now I am a little more freaked out. While I was away from my office and cell phone Dr. G. himself actually called, he left a message saying, "I heard you called and I wanted to discuss the fetal monitoring from the other day, so call me back, I'll be here until 4:30". After hearing this message I called right back and of course he was in with a patient and the nurse was on the phone so I was forced to leave another message.

Me being an optimist, I am sure things are fine and he just wants to reassure me of that but the mom and woman in be is a little more un-nerved by his message. I am sure I will update this as soon as I hear back.

***UPDATE***
There is no new news. The dr. never called back and the nurse said she thinks everything is fine. So I am not going to stress or worry about it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

33 Week Baby Update

I am about 33 weeks now and although I am not "miserable" yet, life has gotten a little more difficult. Simple daily tasks, like getting the girls dressed in the mornings, taking the clothes out of the dryer & getting up from a laying position on the couch are all starting to be a little more difficult. But, I am super excited that my best friend Crystal is throwing me a shower and can't wait to see all of my friends and family. I decided to have Skyler and Madison be a part of the shower so that they would feel included and they have both volunteered to help open any gifts and "help eat the cake". {grin}


At 33 weeks I am about 4 weeks from being full term and about 6 weeks from due date. Time sure has flown by this time around and I sure hope that it keeps on flying by as I know 1st hand that the last month can be very tough and time seems to slow WAY DOWN. Here is how I look today.

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And below is a progression photo. :o)

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Here's my weekly e-mail update from babycenter.com
How your baby's growing: This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

How your baby looks:

How your life's changing: As your baby fills out even more of your belly, lots of things might start to change: Whereas before you were sashaying, you may find yourself waddling. Finding an easy position to sit in — let alone sleep — is becoming more of a challenge. And bumping into chairs and counters is par for the course.You may be feeling some achiness and even numbness in your fingers, wrists, and hands. Like many other tissues in your body, those in your wrist can retain fluid, which can increase pressure in the carpal tunnel, a bony canal in your wrist. To accommodate you and your baby's growing needs, your blood volume has increased 40 to 50 percent since you got pregnant. With your uterus pushing up near your diaphragm and crowding your stomach, the consequences may be shortness of breath and heartburn. To help relieve your discomfort, try sleeping propped up with pillows and eating smaller meals more often. You may have lower-back pain as your pregnancy advances. If you do, let your caregiver know right away, particularly if you haven't had back pain before, since it can be a sign of preterm labor.Assuming it's not preterm labor that's ailing you, you can probably blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back. Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting a strain on your back.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lake Trip

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Soccer Season has begun

Soccer season has officially begun. Both girls are playing this year and at 4 we didn't expect much from Madison but she did really well. When someone would steal the ball from her she would put her head down and hands over her face because she was sad but she never cried and eventually got back into the game. She will learn that soccer is the place where she can be aggresive. :o) The whole team was so tiny and young.....so stinking cute out there.

As for Skyler, she blew us away. She played two season before but would get tired and walk off the field needing a lot of breaks but not this season. She did AWESOME. We were pleasantly surprised! She was up and down that field and the ball had her full attention. Both Schuyler and I looked at each other in amazment how much better she was doing.

Madison before her 1st practice.
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Skyler before her 1st practice
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The girls before their games....they are getting so big. {tear}
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Madison's team....soooo cute and little. :o)
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Huddle Time
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Wooohooo....look at Madison go.
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She had some major tongue action and it was cracking me up. She did this all throughout the game.

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Madison as goalie.
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Throwing the ball out
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Skyler before her game
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Look at my little girl take charge of the field...she never missed a beat the whole game.
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wooo...look at that red face...Skyler played her little heart out and did so great.
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We are so proud of both of our girls!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Priceless Moments

I had to snap a few pics of the Sunday morning watch cartoons in your panties time. So sweet.
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Easter 2010

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Mom and Walt cutting the turkey....gotta love the camo shirt for Easter. :o)
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I snuck up and caught this little girl talk by the creek in action. They play so wonderful together.
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Waiting to hunt eggs.
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My sweet little girls waiting to hunt eggs.
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Madison loves her some crawfish as long as daddy peels them.
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My brother's twins Brandon and Brianna after a long day of playing in the dirt.
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Mom and Madison....I think this is a sweet one.
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Below is a picture of all of my parents grandchildren and and great-grandchild. There was a lot of crying, screaming, wiggling, peek-a-boo'ing, and tolerating poop smelling diapers that went along with this picture but we got it done. :o) Woooo...it was a circus but everyone is in the picture and for the most part you can see all the faces.
(Top left to right...Josh, Tyler, Anna, Jacob, Brandon, Brianna, Jesse, Madison, Cheyenne, Skyler, Zachary, Kalee)
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Hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER!!!