Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pregnancy Update -- 29 weeks

How far along? 29 weeks
Weight gain/loss? I believe I have gained around 12 pounds so far. Sadly that is more than with the twins. I only gained 11 pounds by the time I delivered the twins.
Maternity clothes? Yes please
Stretch marks? No stretch marks yet!
Sleep? Um.... Ouch. I'm now getting to the point where I wake up every time I move because it hurts. I know this is just the beginning of a very long and uncomfortable 10 more weeks.
Best moment this week? Well, I passed my glucose test! I was beyond shocked when the doctor's office called to tell me my results.
Food cravings? Does dirt count as food? Since I can't eat dirt (yes, I am now on an iron supplement so the cravings are manageable), I like to eat coconut flavored things. Pina coladas!
Gender? BOY
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Movement? The baby is still wiggling!
What I miss? I miss being able to bathe Scarlet without feeling like I might vomit from bending over. I miss being able to walk in between things without getting stuck and/or hitting my protrusion (belly) on stuff.
What I'm looking forward to: I'm looking forward to checking out the hospital this next week. I can't believe we are close enough to delivery that I'm going to tour the hospital.

Fun fact: It was at 29 weeks with the twins that I was admitted to the hospital in labor. I was then put on bed rest for 4 weeks before I eventually delivered. I cannot believe I am at that point in this pregnancy. The sad part? I'm totally paranoid it's going to happen again. I just wish I could relax and understand that this can be a normal pregnancy. I'm so scared of going through the same thing again even though this is a completely different situation.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trip to Utah

Is it crazy that I've lived in California for 7 months and I've already been to Utah 3 times? Yeah, a little crazy. I wanted to have one last trip before Tiny Todd arrived and I was too afraid to do it in the later months of my pregnancy for fear of going into labor, not that I would, but after last time, I'm paranoid about everything. Anyway, Scarlet and I took off for a week long and it was wonderful! Scarlet got spoiled too. My friend got her a baby doll stroller and apparently Scarlet thinks it's more for her than the doll. We're working on that one. We got to see so many loved ones, eat lots of good food (like always), and I also got to have an amazing baby shower with my sister in laws and a few close friends. I'm so grateful I have so many people in my life who have been a constant support to me through all of my ordeals. I truly am blessed. We were so spoiled! Here is Scarlet with her Uncle Jesse and cousin Chloe. They got matching Easter dresses from Grandma Dunn. They looked adorable together!

Sadly, part of the reason I went back to Utah was to return my work computer. I had a really hard time giving up my job. Not that I had much of a choice. I bawled my eyes out after my last shift. I'm pretty sure Ryan thought I was losing my mind. I have just loved my job. It's been such a great learning experience and I'm grateful I had it as long as I did. I'll for sure miss it! Now we get to move on to the next great adventure... whatever that may be.

Pregnancy update -- 27 weeks

25 weeks

27 weeks

How far along? 27 weeks
Weight gain/loss? I don't even want to know
Maternity clothes? I'm still struggling with some maternity pants so I stick to my regular jeans most of the time.
Stretch marks? No stretch marks yet!
Sleep? Sleep is starting to be interrupted more and more by little kicks. This guy is awake all.night.long!
Best moment this week? Just feeling this little guy wiggle around makes my day. It's my favorite thing about being pregnant.
Food cravings? Nothing really, but I'm afraid the dirt cravings are going to come back.
Gender? BOY
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Movement? Like I said, Tiny Todd is ALL over the place. He is very wiggly.
What I miss? I miss my walking abilities. Now I'm slow and starting to waddle. Awesome.
What I'm looking forward to: I'm just glad my glucose test is over with! Let's just hope the results come back okay. I can't handle this pregnancy without sugar. It's too painful not to eat it.