Sunday, June 20, 2010

Finn knows...

I have always read that animals have a sixth sense about them and that they know when a woman is expecting. Finn has been his crazy usual self around me, nothing suspicious until I hit 35 weeks. He is very clingy. He will cry if I go into another room with the door shut and he LOVES laying on me and my belly. It is very endearing!

Here is some proof... please disregard my AWFUL appearance... that is what a swollen pregnant face looks like on bed rest!

Bed Rest...

I knew this day might come because of my diabetes, but hearing it was a shock! My bllod pressure has been creeping up each week and at my last appointment, I was so swollen too. So, I am not on bed rest. I can get up to shower, go to the bathroom or grab a bite to eat. I am only on day 3 and I am BORED OUT OF MY MIND! I have done a bit more than I should be - there is still lots of nesting to do! But, I have noticed that the swelling in my feet has gone down, so that can't be a bad thing.

Next Tuesday I go for an amniocentesis to see if Bean's lungs are developed. If they are, we might schedule an induction sooner than July 7th!! The only problem is that the lungs sometimes take a little longer to develop in diabetic pregnancies. So, please send some prayers our way!

36 Weeks

Here is an updated photo of the bump!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Got the official word today from my midwife that Bean will get his eviction notice on July 7th if he doesn't come before then!!! He will have a cool birthday - 7/7

On a side note... I had to do a non stress test for about 50 minutes today because Bean would not stay still to get a good heartbeat reading... he is going to be one active boy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

35/35 and Nursery

I have made it to 35/35! That is 35 weeks along, with 35 days to go!!

I have been feeling the pressure or "nesting" because it seems like Bean will be here before we know it. I also had high blood pressure at my last appointment and was told to be on modified bed rest over the weekend... so I am getting anxious that I am going to be put on permanent bed rest.

With the need to nest, Eric and I made a final run to Babies R Us and got the last few items that we need to be ready for Bean to arrive. All of his 0-3 month clothes, blankets, boppy covers, sheets, etc. have been washed and put away and I think the room is in order finally!

Here are some photos of the nursery:

The wall above the crib will have his name in block letters... and I think we decided on THE NAME!!! But, that will have to be a surprise!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

32w 3d

I had my 32 week appointment today. It turned into a 2 hour appointment!!! I have started getting Non-Stress Tests (NST):

"The test involves attaching one belt to the mother’s abdomen to measure fetal heart rate and another belt to measure contractions. Movement, heart rate and “reactivity” of heart rate to movement is measured for 20-30 minutes."

Bean is still small so he wasn't as active as they need him to be, so I ended up being on the monitor for around 45 minutes. They had me eat a granola bar to wake him up. Everything looks totally normal though.

I also had a growth ultrasound today and he is measuring right on target and is in the 40-50% percentile. He was estimated to weigh around 4lb 10oz.

I even found out that I may have Lyme disease! I have a bulls eye mark on my rib cage, so I am on antibiotics for the next 3 weeks as a precaution. Never a dull moment!!!