Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week by week: 18

How far along: 18w4d
How big is baby: The size of a sweet potato. The ultrasound tech said baby is 11oz and in the 95th percentile for size. We got a chubster on the way! :D
Total weight gain: No scale at home so only know after monthly appts.
Maternity clothes: pants with built in belly band and a couple maternity tanks with a pre-pregnancy cardigan
Sleep: Pretty good. 10-12 hours.
Best moment these weeks: Emery saying baby and pointing to the baby on the ultrasound screen, finding out the gender and being able to start our registry. Knowing baby is perfect and all parts are there. Thank you body for growing my perfect babies!
Gender: Secret until tomorrow when we tell the boys first. Hopefully will get a video and can post it.
Craving: Nothing this week.
Movement: Mostly when lying on my left side. I guess baby is head down and facing my left side. Hands in front face so movement is little boxer jabs and knees/feet.
Labor Signs: None and it better stay that way for another 22 weeks.
Belly Button in or out: in and most likely will stay that way. I'd be grossed out if I had an outtie. My belly button is so sensitive.
Stretch marks: Nothing new.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back if I want.
What I am looking forward to: Making muslin swaddle blankets, a soft fuzzy blanket and shopping for things.
Milestones: Nothing major.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Week by week: 17

How far along: 17w5d
How big is baby: the size of an avocado
Total weight gain: No scale at home so only know after monthly appts.
Maternity clothes: pants with built in belly band and a couple maternity tanks with a pre-pregnancy cardigan
Sleep: Pretty good. 10-12 hours.
Best moment these weeks: nothing pregnancy related but loving all the extra willing hugs and kisses from Emery.
Gender: unknown for one more week.
Craving: homemade taco shells which I gave into.
Movement: Still just little popcorn pops here and there when I'm sitting still or laying in bed.
Labor Signs: None and it better stay that way for another 23 weeks.
Belly Button in or out: in
Stretch marks: Looks like some are showing up on the boobs. BOO!
What I miss: Sleeping on my back if I want.
What I am looking forward to: finding out the gender and making our baby registry with our very small list.
Milestones: Not losing my mind an patience with Emery's naughty little streak.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dentist Appointment

Both kids cavity free!

However Ethan has white spots on his teeth from acid softening the enamel. What can we expect when his moms teeth are half rotted, she refuses to get their fluoride prescriptions, doesn't make them brush their teeth and they all live off juice and sugar?! Still too entirely frustrating. I wish she knew the importance of good hygiene especially dental. Dental care is NOT cheap and some day these boys won't be covered by her state insurance or Jake's great insurance.

All we can do is continue to make them brush regularly, take their crunchies every night, avoid juice, no soda or junk food and hope for the best. Maybe someday she will wake up but quite doubtful.

Ethan had xrays done and must have complied well because not once did they have to call for us. No word on the pictures so they must have looked alright.

As for Emery he was a peach. He behaved, showed the dentist how he brushes and charmed everyone in the place. The doctor herself said she was going to steal him for herself. I told her she would have to fight us for him.

Though with his naughty attitude lately is willingly hand him over for an hour to regain my sanity.

Nathan's appointment is next week so we will see if he's worse off or cavity free. Fingers crossed!

No pictures since cameras, phones and video devices aren't allowed in the back :( only picture was of Ethan's tooth with his name for being cavity free.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Week by week: 16

How far along: 16w4d
How big is baby: the size of an avocado
Total weight gain: staying even.
Maternity clothes: Nope, my yoga pants, tank tops are saved with a belly band. Have bought a few things though.
Sleep: Pretty good. about 12 hours with the exception of the few nights here and there where I wake up for an hour or two in the middle of the night and am unable to go to sleep.
Best moment these weeks: No morning sickness! Woohoo!
Gender: unknown
Craving: Nothing really these past few weeks.
Movement: Little popcorn pops here and there when I'm sitting still or laying in bed.
Labor Signs: None and it better stay that way for another 24 weeks.
Belly Button in or out: in
Stretch marks: Just the few from Emery, nothing new but I know they'll come this time.
What I miss: Not being emotional. My abs not feeling like they're going to rip open with every cough or sneeze.
What I am looking forward to: finding out the gender. Getting moved into the bigger place.
Milestones: Made it through the 1st trimester without dying of morning sickness and battling my first horrible cold. I thank the vitamin D!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

15W5D appt

Today was another baby appt. Let me start off saying I am NOT a fan of Deaconess Hospitall. The layout is whack, the parking SUCKS, the nurse was NOT personable and looked like she had rolled out of bed and came to work. No makeup, messy gross hair in a ratty pony tail, wrinkly scrubs and a gray hoody. She did not look the part at all.

Moving on for a moment.

Baby was a brat about us hearing him/her. Literally took 5+ minutes to get a good listen. At one point baby kicked the doppler and moved away. Finally got a reading of 150. I was thinking ohhh, Emery was at 140 by now but after reading back through past posts he was 150's. So as much as we want a girl it seems we will probably end up with another boy.Don't get me wrong I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Emery and am more than happy for another boy like him or even half as crazy fun as he is.

The rest of the appt was waiting for her to write me a referral for chiropractic care because her script pad was in the safe?! Then they had no scheduling lady. I'm standing there waiting for someone to notice us and hoping they HURRY the heck up because I'm already going to be late for my chiropractor appointment. Someone finally says that the scheduler isn't there and to go to the doctor's side for scheduling. The chick at the front desk can turn in my ultrasound referral but doesn't have scheduling software but will walk me over. I tell her to forget it I'll call because I'm already going to be late for my next appointment.

At least I got my referral and am hoping that my insurance will cover chiropractic care since it's a referral since no medicine will help with the migraines and my back is majorly messed up.

Thankfully the chiropractor said my 1/2" shorter right leg isn't that way anatomically because after my hips being adjusted I was right on. Whew! I didn't want a lift in my shoe like my mom has to have.

I got a groupon for 5 chiropractic visits the other day for $49.00. Hopefully I can supplement the $45.00 visits in between those ones and stretch it out through out my pregnancy. The chiropractor told me that adjustments can help shorten labor time by up to 60%. He was appalled that I was in labor for 24 hours and is certain that this one will be less if I am adjusted regularly. If I can manage once or twice a month I'll be happy. I know I can't afford it weekly. If I can manage a labor naturally and for as long as possible at home in under 12 hours I will be a happy mama.

On a final note, we have three weeks until our gender ultrasound. I was hoping for 18 weeks which would put us 2 weeks from now, but no. She referred me 3-4 weeks from today. I guess the countdown begins!