Sunday, August 28, 2011

29 Weeks

This week was another super busy week. It feels amazing to be 29 weeks pregnant. As much as I love feeling Caleb move and the feeling of being pregnant I am also feeling ready for Caleb to be out of me. He likes to kick my bladder and cervix which can be very uncomfortable and a little painful at times.

On Thursday Mike and I were running errands in SF then went to the hospital for a tour. LPCH doesn't do official tours they just let you come and check it out whenever you want and luckily they had rooms empty that we could see. The L&D room was pretty generic, nothing too special. The postpartum rooms are mostly shared with a few private rooms. The nurse told us that they try to give people their own rooms but it really depends on how many other women deliver that day. They do have a webcam in the room so you can skype with people that can't come visit at the hospital. I really hope I don't have to share and if I do I pray it is a considerate person who knows how to act in that kind of situation.

After the tour I decided to go over and see my Dr. I had been feeling kinda sick all day and had a lot of cramps in my lower abdomen. They weren't terribly painful but really uncomfortable. The nurse during the tour said I should get checked out so I did. The Dr was able to fit me in to her busy schedule and did a quick exam to check that my cervix was still closed. Everything was fine and still doing really well. I was supposed to have another apt this week but she said I could push it back a week since she knew things were going well. I am glad I went in to be checked just because if I sit and worry about what it could be then it only gets worse. 

Mike finished painting Caleb's room and replaced all the base boards. It looks really good so far. We also purchased picture frames to put the pictures I had printed in. The crib is ordered and today I bought a pack n play that I plan to use in our bedroom as a bassinet/co-sleeper. I wasn't going to buy any of that kind of stuff yet but my mom, sister and I were at babies r us and we had old stuff that we traded in for a 25% off coupon. Also the color I wanted isn't available anymore so it was hit or miss if you can find one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

27 Weeks

Wow I have been so busy the last couple of weeks. My scout group went on their annual week long summer cruise to the delta. I wasn't able to go on the whole cruise but I did drive up with Leslie on Tuesday and then I spent the weekend out there as well. It was nice to get away and I got a little tan too. I did miss getting to swim all around and going out on the ski boat. This is the second summer I haven't been able to go wake boarding. Hopefully next summer I will get a chance.  In the week before they left I was planning the meals for the cruise and then did the shopping for them. On top of all of this Mike was gone for almost 7 weeks this time. His ship moved from Louisiana to Oregon and he stayed for the 21 day sail through the panama canal. He finally got home Monday this week and with time being limited we have been busy since I picked him up from the airport. 

It feels great to be 27 almost 28 weeks pregnant already. Caleb is very active sometimes and today he was really bouncing around all over the place. Mike got to feel him move yesterday which was pretty exciting for him. Overall I feel pretty good, nothing too miserable. I am still tired all the time which I hope will get better but I doubt it will. I sleep ok, some nights I sleep really well and others I barely get any rest. My stomach seems to grow more and more each day. Luckily I have only gained about 13 lbs so far. I hope not to gain too much more and the Dr said I don't have to, but I'm sure I will gain some. I had a check up yesterday with the Dr. They checked my cervix and said everything was looking really good. It seems silly to keep having Appointments every 2 weeks especially because they are really quick and simple but I kind of like hearing how well things are going all the time.

Mike and I are currently working on Caleb's room.  We picked out and purchased the paint and the new baseboards. Mike is doing most of the work because he doesn't want me to be around the paint and things. We also started and did most of the work on our baby registries. We opted to have two registries. One at babies R us and one on for the things we can't get at Babies R us. I still need to order the crib but I plan to do that this week.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

25 Weeks

Each week it feels better and better to be another week along. I am still doing really well. No major pregnancy symptoms. I have been finding it more difficult to get comfortable at night which makes it hard to fall asleep. I know this is only going to get worse as Caleb and  I get bigger. I haven't had many crazy cravings so far. There have been things I really wanted at one time or another but once I ate them the craving went away. I am becoming much more excited about having a boy as time goes by. The more I use his name and find boy stuff also the more time I spend with my friend Leslie's 6 week old son helps a lot.

I had my normal every other week Dr. Appointment yesterday. Since I am going to Stanford and it is a teaching facility I saw a fellow (an OB dr who is learning to be a high risk OB) who was learning from my Dr. The fellow did my exam and spent the most time with me. My Dr came in after and talked to me and answered questions. They both said everything was looking really good still. I did my glucose test last week which I was nervous about because having PCOS puts me at a higher risk of having gestational diabetes. My test came out normal so I don't have to worry about changing my diet or giving myself insulin shots.

I have been gathering ideas and things for Calebs room. I got pictures from our trips printed and sent from shutterfly. I plan to get frames for them this week. I am also looking at fabrics because my sister is going to help me make a window valance and crib skirt. I have been adding to my pinterest in order to keep track of my ideas. In the next couple weeks Mike and I are planning to work on painting Calebs room, getting the crib ordered, putting things we will need into a registry, and all over getting the house closer to ready for a baby. 

This is the crib we are going to get but in white. It's made by baby's dream.

These are some of the pictures I printed to put up in Caleb's room. And some of the colors we are going to use for the walls.