35 Weeks

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Before we get to the weekly update: this morning something that has always been at the back of my mind as a “wouldn’t it be funny/crazy if”… situations happened to me. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a fear that I have but one of those things that you think about… As many of you you saw on Facebook this morning I was trapped in the elevator at work. Here is how it went down. I got to work and walked in the door and was greeted by Sharon (one of our receptionists) and she told me that the phone system was down, and I thought to myself… “darn I can’t listen to all those voicemails that I don’t have. My day is ruined.” [Since the beginning of my third trimester I have been taking the elevator up to the third floor, otherwise I spend 10 minutes trying to catch my breath (darn baby scrunching up my lungs) and I don’t want to take the chance that I fall up the stairs, that would be no bueno.] So I hit the elevator button and the door opens, I walk in hit the 3rd floor button, the door closes, and then the lights turn off. The elevator is not working. This was at 7:50am. I sat there and waited a minute or two to see if the elevator would start up again, but it didn’t. I texted Ben that I was trapped in the elevator and that if I didn’t get out that I loved him. Then I started knocking and yelling, and no one could hear me. Once I realized no one could hear me I called up my office buddy Becky (aka B$) and told her that I was trapped in the elevator and when she got to work to tell someone so they could get me out. Once I hung up with B$ someone tried to use the elevator and discovered that someone was in there and that it was me. Everyone started freaking out because I am “super pregnant”(their words not mine), and since the phones weren’t working people had to go and find maintenance. This was about 8am. Maintenance came down and ended up using a crowbar to get me out. I spent a total of 15 minutes in the elevator. What a great start to the day.

35 weeks ago I became pregnant, and I found out about 3 weeks later. That thought blows my mind, even though I know that I have been pregnant for pretty much ALL of 2014. Hopefully I will get to meet this little person in 35 days, or less (I hope for less)!

A bunch of the pregnancy boards and apps I follow along with are suggesting that I put together a birth plan. I brought this up to my doctor a while back and she basically said, you have never experienced birth before so how do you know how you want it to be? Which I found to be a fantastic point. I am not the biggest planner anyways; I am more of a go with the flow kind of gal. I am not going to try and fool myself that by writing down what I want I will get the birth that I want. In an ideal world my birth would be drug free, painless, and super quick with no bleeding, oh and I get my body back instantly. Now we all know that this isn’t going to happen. All I want is for my little girl to come into the world healthy, if I need drugs: fine, give them to me. If I need a C-Section: great, let’s do this! All that matters is Little Lady! That is my birth plan.

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The beginning of the burp cloths.

This past week was pretty low key. I met with my doctor about my anemia. My Ferritin levels have more than doubled, but my hemoglobin is still on the low side. Since my numbers are improving and I am finally starting to feel better, we will continue the course of action: iron pills 3 times a day.
I also started making some burp cloths. All of the material is cut out I just need to find the rest of my sewing stuff so I can finish and wash them. Once they are done I will do a blog post about them. They look really cute so far, I can’t wait to see how they look when they are finished.

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Before we get on with the update fun I would like to give a shout out to Ben. I would like to say that I could not have chosen a better person to spend the rest of my life and to start a family with. Everything I have thrown his way during this pregnancy he has taken in stride and dealt with it calmly and rationally. He is constantly reassuring me that I will be a great mom (I have my doubts), that I am beautiful, that he will be with me every step of the way, that I am not losing my mind, and that Little Lady won’t be ugly (don’t judge me for the last one, it’s a real fear of mine). He is even thinking about not going to a conference in Madison in September because we are getting close to my due date (I told him to go, Madison is only an hour and 45 minutes away and he would get back here in time if anything happened… that didn’t make him feel better so we will be playing that weekend by ear). I mean… How did I get so lucky!?

How far along?  35 Weeks or 245 days

Total weight gain/loss:  +26

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 17.2-18.7 inches long. That’s about the size of a Coconut. Weighing in at 4.2 to 5.8 pounds. She should be gaining .5lbs a week. She should have broken the 5lb. mark.

Maternity clothes? It’s all that fits me. There are a few pre-pregnancy t-shirts I can wear because they are longer but they are still super tight everywhere.

Sleep: Sleep is a little bit better this week. Probably because I am plain exhausted by 8pm.

Best moment this week: This week was pretty low key, which is always nice.

Movement:  Her movement is down, I’m pretty sure that it has to do with her having very little room to roll and nudge. I’ll be sure to mention it to the doctor if it keeps getting less and less.

Food cravings: Always hungry, but for nothing in particular. Nothing sounds good any more. Although Fish Sticks sound good right now…

Gender:  Little Lady

Belly Button in or out? Amazingly I still have an innie, a very very shallow innie.

Symptoms: I am still feeling the anemia, but it is getting better, the dizziness has most definitely calmed down.
I have been very tired – Not sure if it’s from the anemia or we are back on the pregnancy symptom train.
The amount of times I have used the restroom is ridiculous. She needs to stop punching me in the bladder.
My boobs are still leaking… gross/weird but it’s a good thing.
My feet are also swollen and it isn’t going down… Time to elevate!
I also have a sore back and hips… massage?
Some round-ligament pain (I think).
This may sound weird but every now and then I get a quick sharp pain down there. Not too sure what it is, if it keeps up I will for sure be calling the nurses.

Signs of Labor: The usual Braxton hicks are there with some real contractions mixed in.

What I miss: I miss the old Krista. This pregnant Krista doesn’t know if she is coming or going, and she is kind of a bitch right now.

What I am looking forward to: I am ready to have this baby. Granted, I am only 2 weeks away from being full term. If she decides to come right now, I won’t be upset.

Milestones: Her hearing is fully developed, and responds best to high-pitched noises.
Her kidneys are fully developed as well, and her liver can process some waste products.
Most of her physical development is complete – she will spend the next few weeks putting on weight (*oh joy*)

TO DOs:

  • Start the pediatrician search
  • Week of appointments
  • Pick a name
  • Finish baby’s room
  • Finish unpacking the boxes
  • Doctors appointments with other Doctors (Dr. SouthwickDr. Ray, Dr. Laibly, Dr. Schaufelberger) so we can meet them for when our Doctor is out on maternity leave.
  • Call Arts for Kids

Baby Shower Part II

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Two weekends ago was my second Family & Friends baby shower, thrown by my mother-in-law, Kathy, my mom, Suzie, and my Aunt Mary (& Cousin Sara – She picked a super fun game). It was wonderful seeing a good chunk of our families together along with friends! We started off with some delicious food, played a few games, ate cake and opened presents! Here are a few photos from the shower!

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Delicious Cake and Fudge

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Present Table

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Yum Food!!!

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Zoe, Sara, and Kristin <3!

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Emily, Auntie Lori, Auntie Cindy (Twin’s Mom) & Grandma P (Hiding behind the flowers)!

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Auntie Caroline, Cousin Amanda, Auntie Kristine, & Auntie Jill!

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Chris, Kathleen, & Stacey!

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Ben & I with cake!!!

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Opening gifts!

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So, Little Lady is pretty much all set!!!
Thanks again everyone for coming and the amazing women who threw us this amazing shower!!! We are super blessed!

New House | One and a Half Months Later

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve talked about our awesome new house. I have been a little preoccupied, but with what I don’t remember ;)

The last entry about the house was back in the beginning of July when we had just finished moving everything from the other house. Here is what has been happening since then!

We are about 80% unpacked. Everything that we NEED is out now it’s just getting to the rest of the stuff…

We painted the baby’s room! It is amazing how much a coat of paint will lighten up a room! Her room is slowly coming along, a few more things and her room just might be done before she gets here in a little over a month :)!

We also, began replacing the outlets in the house. They were a nasty brown color, they are now going to be white! I LOVE WHITE, it’s so clean (and so easy to get dirty). A lot of the outlets in our house aren’t GFI outlets (what that means I don’t know, I think it has to do with the ground wire???… ask Ben or the Google) so Ben has been adding GFCI outlets as we go along.

Since our bathrooms had no exhaust fans when we moved in it has been our mission to get them done by the time the Bambino comes. About 3 weekends ago now we had our Handy Man friend Tom come and help Ben put one in the upstairs bathroom. I looks great and works like a charm (great job guys)!

The Sunday after they guys put the fan in the bathroom upstairs we had a nice furry nocturnal visitor in our house… Yep we had a bat in the house. Our first solution was to leave the front door open and just let Batty out of the house and he can just fly off and eat his bugs. He flew out, but I guess he decided that he liked being in the house better, because he came right back in and made our curtain rod his home. So Ben suited up and grabbed some Tupperware (I grabbed the tennis racket) captured him, brought him outside and set him free!

The next weekend Tom came back over to get the second exhaust fan in. Once the guys opened the second attic the project immediately went on hold. It looks like we have BATS everyone.

So we called Nuisance Pro they came out and did an inspection, and from the looks of things the colony is pretty small (so I would think it is newer) so it shouldn’t take long for them to leave. This is how they remove bats: Bats, however are removed a little differently. When they are using your attic or soffits, an exclusion process is used. We locate all entrance and exit holes (minor and major) on the exterior of the house or commercial property. Minor holes are potentially available for bats to use, but are not being used at this time. Major holes are holes the bats are using. We seal all minor holes right away and in the major holes we install one way valves that allow the bats to leave to do their nightly feedings, but do not allow them to re-enter. Approximately two weeks after the valves are installed, we return to remove the valves and seal the holes. The process is then complete. Keep in mind the bat removal process can only be done in months of the year with 40 degree nights or warmer due to hibernation, migration, and food availability, which is bugs. We do not remove bats from June 1st through August 15th. The reason for this is bats have their young in early to mid-June and it takes the babies six weeks to fly. The process we use would remove adults and leave babies behind. Which is no good. (Nuisance Pro)

So we will hopefully be Bat free when the baby comes. But since bats are super important and eat all the nasty bugs we are looking into putting up a bat house once the exclusion begins so we can keep them around :)

34 Weeks

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42 more days. The countdown is ON!

“How are you feeling?”
This is a question I have been asked quite a lot the past few weeks. My usual response to it is “I feel pretty pregnant!” I don’t really think that that is what people are expecting as an answer, though. But it’s true. If you have ever been pregnant, that is how you feel… When I say “I feel pretty pregnant” I think that that is all encompassing, it means: my feet are swollen and sore, my back and hips are killing me, I am front heavy and have no balance, acid reflux and I have gotten to know each other pretty well these past few weeks and I would be dead if it wasn’t for TUMS, and I am detecting a hint of a third chin these days LEAVE ME ALONE or let’s talk about something other than the baby or being pregnant. In a couple of weeks I’m sure all we will be taking about is the baby, so I would appreciate a normal conversation about the weather or the Packers.

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It’s hard to believe that in 6ish weeks I will be holding a baby girl. We have been super busy trying to get things as ready as they can be for her arrival. Washing and rewashing clothes and blankets, building shelves and gliders, and finding homes for all of the goodies we got from our baby showers. Her room is really starting to shape up and look like someone could actually live there! There are a few more things that I would like to get for her room (like a lamp, a clock and a rug) to finish it up! Once everything is set up and in place we will post a nursery reveal (that may be a week or two away yet though).

Over the weekend we had our baby shower that was thrown by Kathleen, My Mom, My Aunt Mary & Cousin Sara. (There will be a blog post soonish, I have to get the photos from my Mummy). Seeing everyone so excited about Little Lady really pumped us up for the last leg of the pregnancy! Hanging out with family & friends eating delicious food and cake, and playing fun games was the topper to an awesome week! Thanks again everyone for coming out to celebrate!!

Then on Tuesday my co-workers threw me a shower at work! We had a salad bar potluck (YUM) and a delicious cake with chocolate frosting!

Today we got to have a look-see at Little Lady! Her heart rate was at 155 and she is beautiful!

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How far along?  34 Weeks or 238 days

Total weight gain/loss:  +26

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 17.2-18.7 inches long. That’s about the size of a Butternut Squash. Weighing in at 4.2 to 5.8 pounds. She should be gaining .5lbs a week. Today she weighed 4lbs 11oz.

Maternity clothes? It’s all that fits me. There are a few pre-pregnancy t-shirts I can wear because they are longer but they are still super tight everywhere.

Sleep: Sleep? What is this sleep thing you speak of?

Best moment this week: 2 Baby showers this week! Going home and seeing family was awesome. Seeing little lady again today!!!

Movement:  Her raves have calmed down quite a bit and now the movement is more rolling and stretching.

Food cravings: Food is no longer appealing to me. Not even my beloved French fries and apples.

Gender:  Little Lady

Belly Button in or out? Amazingly I still have an innie, a very very shallow innie.

Symptoms: I am still feeling the anemia, but it is getting better, the dizziness has most definitely calmed down.
I have been very tired – Not sure if it’s from the anemia or we are back on the pregnancy symptom train.
The amount of times I have used the restroom is ridiculous. She needs to stop punching me in the bladder.
My boobs are still leaking… gross/weird but it’s a good thing.
My feet are also swollen… Time to elevate!
I also have a sore back and hips… massage? Ben? Please?

Signs of Labor: The usual Braxton hicks are there.
I have had some minor cramping (Dr. said it was my body getting ready to push this little girl out!)

What I miss: I miss sleeping and sleeping comfortably the most right now.

What I am looking forward to: Hopefully hearing that my anemia is under control or almost under control and I don’t need an infusion! Also, finishing up Little Lady’s room and getting everything ready for her arrival.

Milestones: She can recognize and react to simple songs. (maybe I should start singing to her?)
She is urinating about a pint a day.
Her fat layers – which regulate her body temp – are filling out and making her rounder.
Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well!

TO DOs:

  • Start the pediatrician search
  • Week of appointments
  • Pick a name
  • Finish baby’s room
  • Finish unpacking the boxes
  • Doctors appointments with other Doctors (Dr. SouthwickDr. Ray, Dr. Laibly, Dr. Schaufelberger) so we can meet them for when our Doctor is out on maternity leave.
  • Call Arts for Kids

33 Weeks, and counting

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Only 49 more days to go if she comes on her due date! Wow! We are less than 50 days away. Where is the time going? It seems to be going fast and slow at the same time.

This past week in review:

On Thursday Ben and I had our Maternity Session with Katie Lynn Photography. We went to High Cliff State Park, one of our favorite places to camp, hike, bike ride, picnic, etc. And it has the most AMAZING Limestone walls!!!!  We all had a blast!!! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Friday I had an appointment with our family doctor about my anemia. We talked a little bit about my levels and how they have gone up from a 9 to a 9.4 so they are improving, but since I didn’t feel any better we decided to up my supplement to 3 times a day with meals. He said that if I could take the supplement orally we will try that first. If this doesn’t work I will have to go in for an infusion… I need to get this iron up before labor, C-section or natural… and so far so good. I am feeling a little bit better, not as tired, and the dizziness has calmed down a bit. I go in next week to get another blood draw (Lucky #7) and hopefully we see a big increase!!!! *fingers crossed*

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Baby Shower #selfie and #cupcakeselfie!

And Sunday was my Baby Shower – Benesh Style. You can see some photos and read about it here. It was so much fun to have and afternoon with the Benesh women, my mom, & Kathy!!! As always there were a bunch of laughs and love going around!!! The food was so good, and the cupcakes were divine! Julie and Jessica truly outdid themselves.

Not too much is going on this week. I have washed 2 loads of Little Lady’s clothes (newborn and 0-3 months), sheets, and blankets. Dreft is one of the most amazing smells in the world. I could smell it all day. We also set up a nice closet organizer system, now I just need some bins and such!!! I have successfully played with the B.Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube (Thanks Amber, Jayne, & Sara)! We even came up with a name that is a contender!!!! OMG so excited.

I have been starting to think about packing hospital bags for Little Lady, Ben and I. What should I pack? Help?! I have seen so many list online and on pinterest and they range from bring basically nothing to everything including the kitchen sink.
Who would have thought this would be so difficult for me?

 

How far along?  33 Weeks or 231 days

Total weight gain/loss:  +24 – No weight gain for this girl!

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 17.2-18.7 inches long. That’s about the size of a Durian (The Asian King of Fruits). Weighing in at 4.2 to 5.8 pounds. She should be gaining .5lbs a week and if she is gaining as she should be then she should weigh 4lbs 11oz.

Maternity clothes? Even my maternity shirts are getting short with my big belly. So I will be at Target and my belly could be hanging out. Maybe I should go to walmart instead so I fit in?

Sleep: Sleep? What is this sleep thing you speak of?

Best moment this week: We had our maternity photos done and I had my first baby shower!!!!

Movement:  Her raves have calmed down quite a bit and now the movement is more rolling and stretching.

Food cravings: Food is no longer appealing to me. Not even my beloved French fries and apples. :(

Gender:  Little Lady

Belly Button in or out? Amazingly I still have an innie, a very shallow innie.

Symptoms: I am still feeling the anemia, but it is getting better.
I have been super warm lately. Anytime I walk anywhere I get very short of breath (she must still be crowding my lungs). Pregnancy brain. It is a real thing people. I remember nothing.

Signs of Labor: This week was full of Braxton Hicks contractions, with a few real ones thrown in I think. Normally I can feel my belly tighten for a bit and then it relaxes pretty quickly after, so they aren’t very long. But there was one or two that were painful and lasted a minute or two.

What I miss: I miss my pre-pregnancy body & Sleep

What I am looking forward to: My “Up North Baby Shower” and “Work Baby Shower” and getting her room all set up and ready to go. My week of appointments next week!

Milestones: She is keeping her eyes open while she is awake.
She is also starting to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.
Her bones are getting harder.
She is going through (more) major brain development – She will be one smart baby!

THINGS I’M EXCITED FOR:

  • Baby Shower in Michigan!
  • Work Baby Shower
  • Finishing up the nursery after my showers!

TO DOs:

  • Start the pediatrician search
  • Week of appointments
  • Pick a name
  • Finish baby’s room
  • Maternity Photos
  • Finish unpacking the boxes
  • Doctors appointments with other Doctors (Dr. SouthwickDr. Ray, Dr. Laibly, Dr. Schaufelberger) so we can meet them for when our Doctor is out on maternity leave.
  • Dr. Apt. for my Iron
  • Call Arts for Kids
  • Start washing baby’s clothes

Baby Shower – Benesh Style

*Warning: This will be a very photo heavy post! :)

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This past weekend was my first baby shower, hosted by Ben’s Aunt Julie and Cousin Jessica! They did such a beautiful job from the food to the decorations! It was really nice to be able to celebrate Little Lady with the Benesh’s! Here are some photos from the day! :)

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June to Aug 10 2014 174 The beautiful flowers

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June to Aug 10 2014 193 The delicious spread, and AMAZING cupcakes

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These were made by Jessica!

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A sleeper from Molly!

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Activity mat from Jayne, Sara, & Amber.

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June to Aug 10 2014 221  June to Aug 10 2014 223 Land of Nod goodies from Jazz & the Boys

June to Aug 10 2014 227  June to Aug 10 2014 229 Bassinet from Grandma Kathy.

Plus a bunch more that my computer didn’t want to load. After present time it was take photos with the preggo time! :)

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Sara, Jessica, Molly, Addy, & Jayne

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The happy grandmas!

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Aunt Sue & Aunt Mary

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Aunt Sue & Aly

I hope I didn’t miss anyone. I feel so lucky and blessed to have a good chunk of the Benesh family gather around to celebrate Little Lady. It was also great to catch up with everyone, we don’t get together enough!

Thank you all again for making it to my shower and a special shout out to Julie and Jessica for throwing such a beautiful shower – you two are professionals!!!

 

30/31 Weeks Pregnant and a A Week at EAA Airventure 2014

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Every year EAA Airventure takes place in Oshkosh. Two weeks ago Ben and I spent almost the whole week at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh enjoying all of the airplanes and helicopters. There is so much to see and do that a week is hardly long enough. With all of the planes and helicopters to see comes so much walking. Don’t get me wrong, walking during your pregnancy is a great thing, but combined with the heat and all the people that are there it becomes difficult and very tiring. After the second and third day my feet were so swollen and my back was killing me [The things I do for my husband… He is so spoiled] I needed a break. So I took off a couple days to rest my feet, and my back. Plus I am not really that into planes so I was pretty much checked out after the first day.

 I was mainly there looking for hot pilots that would be willing to take me away… no such luck. Just kidding. I went to see the Thunderbirds and all of the airshows. The airshows from the grounds are 10x better than just watching them from anywhere else in town.

I had an okay time. I would have had an even better time if I wasn’t pregnant. I only saw 3 or 4 other women there that were just as pregnant or less pregnant that I am. I was seriously considering renting a scooter to get me from point A to point B. Then on the 4th day of Airventure Ben “discovered” that there were trams that would take you from your car to the grounds. Um… Do you know how much pain that would have saved me???

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Sunday we saw the Thunderbird airshow. 1 word : WOW. Also the pilots and mechanics are super good looking ;)

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Heart… made just for me by the Thunderbirds :)

All in all it wasn’t too bad. Would I do it again. Sure. Would I do it again while pregnant. Hell no, unless I am really early in my pregnancy where I don’t have an extra 20lbs just chilling on me. If you have a chance, go for a day – preferably on a day where there is a night show.

 

 

32 Weeks

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Happy 224th day of pregnancy to me! We are 5 weeks away from being Full Term! Time sure is flying by and the days and weeks are starting to blur together. Thankfully I have this blog that reminds me how far along I am or I would constantly counting in my head.

Nothing much has been going on.  We finished off last week with EAA. I will do a separate blog post about being pregnant and doing EAA (I feel like that its necessary and it’s kind of a big deal.) Plus I have all kinds of photos to share. On Monday I went and pampered myself and got my hair cut. I haven’t had it cut in over 6 months. I got 2 inches taken off and some layers added in. Tuesday I had an appointment with Dr. Ray (not my normal doctor), and yesterday I unpacked some more. What can I say? I’ve become low key in my pregnancy.

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My new ‘do!

Let me put this out there so that it will now be common knowledge. I am anemic, and it’s kind of bad. I found out after my first Glucose test (that I failed) that my iron levels were quite low (a 9 when it should be 12 and above) and they suggested that I start taking an additional iron supplement, and that seemed to do it for a couple of weeks. Then on Monday I spent most of the day dizzy, light headed, nauseous, and VERY warm. [Now, I have had some dizziness throughout this pregnancy and I just chalked it up to hormones, not anemia. Even most of the research I have done tells me that dizziness is common and even normal in pregnancy, so I didn’t really think anything of it.] I figured since I was going to the doctor the next morning I would bring it up to her then and just tried to keep myself hydrated and fed. Tuesday rolls around and I am still feeling dizzy and faint, but It isn’t as bad as Monday. We got to the doctor’s office and I told her my symptoms and she suggested that I do another blood draw to check my levels, but we were also going to check my Ferritin Levels (my iron stores in my bones). And if my Ferritin levels were low enough I would have to come in for an iron infusion (which does not sound fun: a couple hours hooked up to an IV getting fluids enriched with iron…). Blood draw #6 for this girl BooYah! I wonder what the record number of blood draws is for a pregnant woman? Hmmm. Anyways, I got a phone call this morning saying my hemoglobin was staying the same around 9, and that my Ferritin is at a 7 (should be 8 and above) so not too bad, but still something to worry about and get resolved before Little Lady wants to make her arrival. So I will be making an appointment to get this all sorted out. No fun I tell you. NO FUN. Luckily Little Lady takes care of her Iron needs before I get any of it, but this could affect how much Iron she has when she is born and she could have anemia later on in her infancy. I have an increased risk for preterm labor and delivery and she could have a lower birth weight. Anemia is also associated with a higher risk of stillbirth or newborn death. So, you can see why I want this taken care of ASAP!

At my Tuesday appointment I got to meet Dr. Ray. She could be the one delivering Little Lady when the time comes. She was fantastic. Ben and I both enjoyed her personality and she knows her stuff. In 2 weeks we will be re-meeting Dr. Southwick. Then in a month we will see Dr. Bahn-Palma 1 more time before she is due. Then I have 2 more Doctors to meet, and by then I believe that we will be at weekly appointments… yay!

We still haven’t decided on a name… I feel like we are back at square 1. We can’t seem to agree, or even find a name that we like? Did anyone else have this problem? Am I stressing out about this too much?

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How far along?  32 Weeks or 224 days

Total weight gain/loss:  +24 – No weight gain for this girl!

How big is baby: Baby is measuring in at 15.2 to 16.7 inches long. That’s about the size of a Squash. Weighing in at 2.5 to 3.8 pounds. She should be gaining .5lbs a week and if she is gaining as she should be then she should weigh 4lbs 6oz.

Maternity clothes? Wearing them all the time. Although, I am at the point where I don’t want to wear clothes any more…

Sleep: It’s horrible. I can’t get comfortable. Once I do fall asleep I wake up because I have to use the bathroom, or she kicks me hard enough to wake me up.

Best moment this week: Hearing her heartbeat again and learning that she is head down. Getting ready to come out I hope! :) Also, getting a little pampering by getting my hair done on Monday! Plus I learned I shouldn’t need to have iron infusion, my day is made.

Movement:  Her raves have calmed down quite a bit and now the movement is more rolling and stretching.

Food cravings:  I would KILL for a couple glasses of wine… (I’m a horrible person I kow…)

Gender:  Little Lady

Belly Button in or out? Amazingly I still have an innie, a very shallow innie.

Symptoms: This past week I have been very dizzy and light headed. I brought it up to my doctor and she sent me down to get a blood draw to check my iron levels (Hemoglobin and Ferritin). Both are a bit low so this girl’s anemia is getting slightly worse. I have already been taking an iron supplement on top of a prenatal, so I get to get in with a general practitioner and get something a little stronger.
I have also been having some shortness of breath; she is scrunching up my poor lungs.
Leaky breasts… ick

Signs of Labor: Some Braxton Hicks and I think that’s it???

What I miss: I miss my pre-pregnancy body. Also, being able to roll over in bed without waking up.

What I am looking forward to: Baby showers, and our maternity photos!!!! And not being pregnant anymore!!! ;)

Milestones: She is getting ready for her descent – She is in the head-down position.
She is probably feeling more cramped.
Her lungs are still working to get ready.
She also has toenails, fingernails, and hair (peach fuzz)!!!

 

THINGS I’M EXCITED FOR:

  • My first baby shower this weekend on Sunday with the Benesh’s!!!! I can’t wait to see everyone!
  • Maternity session photoshoot tonight!
  • Finishing up the nursery after my showers!

TO DOs:

  • Start the pediatrician search
  • Pick a name
  • Finish baby’s room
  • Maternity Photos
  • Finish unpacking the boxes
  • Doctors appointments with other Doctors (Dr. Southwick, Dr. Ray, Dr. Laibly, Dr. Schaufelberger) so we can meet them for when our Doctor is out on maternity leave.
  • Dr. Apt. for my Iron
  • Call Arts for Kids
  • Start washing baby’s clothes