Saturday, December 5, 2009

29 Weeks

Arm & Leg

Big Yawn!!!!

So we had our second attempt at the 3D/4D ultrasound today since little girl didn't cooperate the first time. As you can see we did get a few good ones. At our last ultrasound she was breech with her feet in her face, today she is transverse (sideways) and her feet are still in her face. Also, Leigha has decided her umbilical cord is a fun toy and apparently tastes good. We discovered that Leigha has pulled her umbilical cord in front of her face and we saw her licking it on the ultrasound. She also was trying to eat her fingers and toes......hopefully she will be a good breast feeder when she is born. After about 5 minutes Leigha gave us a big yawn and turned away from the camera. My belly has popped out the last two weeks also, definitely feeling the stretching and added weight. Can't wait to meet my little girl!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Belly Pictures

I have not been very good at keeping up my blog, so I thought I would give an update and post a few pictures. My belly is ever expanding and my little girl is growing bigger and getting stronger each day. I am still having morning sickness at 27 weeks and am anticipating this will be my norm until the end. My husband has been working out of state a lot before he gets laid off for the winter and unfortunately has missed quite a bit of this pregnancy. These days being alone and experiencing the majority of my pregnancy by myself is hitting me hard every day that passes. Doesn't take much these days to get the water works flowing.

On a very exciting note, I have a 3D/4D ultrasound tomorrow and can't wait to see my little girl's face. I planned this day for me and my husband to do something special together, and he is stuck in Kentucky for work :( I hope DD is looking strong and healthy and that she gives me a few good pictures for the scrapbook. I will post those pictures tomorrow or Monday.

Below is my belly picture from 23 weeks and then from today at 27 weeks!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sigh of relief

Baby Beck @ 15 weeks
I finally had a good doctor's appointment this last Monday. Along with my hyperemesis I have recently started spotting and having contractions. At my recent appointment we decided to stop all things that went in my PICC line and trial nausea pills instead. If I do well for a week or so and do not become violently ill again, the PICC line can come out!!!!!
This ultrasound picture was taken when the were measuring my cervical length to make sure the contractions were not thinning out my cervix. The good news is my cervical length is 5 which is great!!!! We also determined the cause of my spotting. I have a low lying placenta, which means it is sitting right next to my cervical opening. When the placenta covers any part of the cervical opening it can lead to bed rest and a c/s. At this point there is still time for the placenta to move up as the uterus expands, so I am doing my best to not worry :)
Our little baby Beck is holding strong and growing like a weed. He/she has become very found of his/her hand. In the last 2 ultrasounds the hand has been right up to the mouth. We will also be finding out the sex and make sure all the organs are formed and normal on the 28th of this month. Just a few more weeks!!!!!!!
Return to work take 2 will also occur on Monday (Labor Day) and then off to Iowa next weekend for my little sister's wedding. Hopefully the PICC line will be out so I don't ruin all of the wedding pictures :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Beck @ 12+3 weeks

Waiving at Mommy

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby Beck at 10 weeks

Everytime I get to see the baby it reminds me how blessed I am and that all the sickness and suffering I have gone through up to this point has been worth it!

I continue to have my PICC line in that is giving me fluids and nausea medicine. I will post a picture of the PICC line for those who have never seen one. Hopefully it will only have to be in 2-3 more weeks. I am still have good and bad days when it comes to eating and drinking, but definetly an improvement from before. I lost a couple more pounds making the grand total 15 pounds lost. I can' tell where the weight came from because I don't notice any difference. I am sure when I start eating normally again it will find it's way back to me :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sweet Baby

Heart beat of 120

Measuring 6wks 2days

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bumpy Start

I just got home from spending a week in the hospital. It all started with right sided abdominal pain that got worse as the days past. I was sure it was an ectopic pregnancy, but was thrilled to find out it was just a huge cyst that was twisting and causing all the pain.

I was admitted to the hospital for pain management and draining of the cyst. Normally they would just do a laparoscopy and fix the problem, but because I was newly pregnant they said it was too risky. Instead they stick a needle in your abdomen all the way to your ovary and aspirate the fluid out. It was INCREDIBLY painful. I yelled, cried, and had to be held down. Unfortunately the first time wasn't enough to make it go down so they had to do it again :( The second time they got a lot of fluid out and the rest is draining into my abdomen and will eventually be reabsorbed.

The only good thing that came from this was that they found a gestation sac and yolk sac in my uterus. I will go in on Wednesday and hopefully see a heartbeat. I just hope this was the only big hurdle I will have to face this pregnancy