Thursday, September 30, 2010

Specialist Appt for the week!

We had our appt this week on Tuesday with the MFM Specialist. This appointment went very quick, and we got a quick once-over look at our little man. I didn't even get any pictures this week, dang it! Haha! The Dr. showed us his heart again and did all the measurements. He didn't give us a week count measurement, but he did give us an estimated weight...get this...

3lb 10oz!!!

I couldn't beleive that's how big he is supposed to be! That's a 1lb 2oz weight gain in two weeks. The Dr. again assured me that that weight gain is possible, and that although he is still a big boy, he is quite normal! He also said that he still has a big head, that's just fabulous! It just freaks me out that he's that big, because I'm not that big! LOL, he's gotta get out of there somehow! The Dr. estimated that he would be 8-8 1/2lbs at birth! Umm, that's one big boy! We were also able to get one of our DVD's completed at the Dr. office so now we can actually watch his very first sonogram with the Specialist, so cool!

Anyways, that's all I think I have to report about that appointment. Like I said, it was a quickie! He's still really active and he keeps me on my toes already! I go to my regular OB next week and should get another look at him!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

♥ My Shower in Utopia ♥

This past weekend I had my first baby shower in Utopia! I had such a great time, and my hostesses did such a wonderful job! Everything looked absolutely perfect!!! I loved every moment of it! Enjoy the pictures!

My adorable cake that my sister-in-law, Ashley, made for me

I just love it! And it tasted awesome!!!

My table full of gifts! We have been so blessed!

The diaper cake that Ashley made! This is her first one to ever make, it looked great!

All of the girls at my shower from my graduating class

Yay for the class of 2005!!!

All of us girls!!! I love all of them so much!

This is how my poor neice spent the majority of my shower, she was so wiped out!

Luckily, Alexis was able to give us a little smile! (I love that her hair is long enough for piggie tails now!!! Too cute!)

Me @ 29 weeks and Meagan @ 37 weeks

Here are a few of my gifts! I won't torture yall with all of the pictures that we took at the shower! Enjoy these few!

Super cute little camo outfit!

Lots and lots of clothes!

Beau will be making my brother and sister-in-law first time aunt and uncle!

This onsie and bib say "My auntie loves me"

This is a cloth book that my Aunt Kandace hand embroidered to personalize for Beau! It is absolutely adorable and it came with a matching quilt!

This of course was one of Kolby's favorite gifts! From Aunt Ashley!

Basket of diaper goodies!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week 29 Survey!!!

Baby's now the size of an butternut squash!!!

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.


How far along? 29 weeks

Weight Gain? I am officially weighing in at 137 as of last week at my OB appt! That's up 24 lbs from my starting weight.

Maternity clothes? Starting to run out of options...gonna have to do something as this cold weather starts rolling in!

Stretch marks? One more week down, and the belly is still clear!

Sleep? Sleeping pretty good, I'm really tired by the evenings, and I usually don't make it past 9:30, I will fall asleep on the couch if I'm not already in bed.

Best moment this week? Passing my Fetal fibronectin test and getting to see our little man again! And having my first shower in Utopia! So much fun!

Movement? Still a moving monster in there! He hasn't made contact with a rib yet, I don't think, but he's getting close!

Belly Button: In or Out? Still holding strong on being in...maybe it won't turn...I don't know!

Food cravings? I'm going to go with Julio's chips with Julio's dip...not really a must have, but ohhh it sure is good!!

Gender? One big, little boy!

Labor signs? No labor signs, but the OB office told me my cervix was getting close to short last week, so I had the Fetal Fibronectin Test (FFT) done to make sure that I'm not going to go into labor in the next two weeks! It came back negative, so we will retest in two weeks.

What I miss? Nothing really this week!

What I'm looking forward to? Having two 4 day weeks at work these next two weeks, and seeing our little man! That never gets old!

Weekly Wisdom: I now see why you will have an array of sizes of maternity clothes...I started out as a small maternity, and that's gone out the window...

Milestones: One shower down, three more to go!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Picture Time!!

These are the rest of the pictures that we got at our ultrasound appointment this week! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let the roller coaster ride begin...


I got my test results and they were NEGATIVE!!

So I'm free to walk around for two more weeks. We will retest at my next OB appointment in two weeks, and just continue to check my cervical length at my appointment next week at the Specialist. I'll be taking advantage of this next week and try to get alot of stuff done! And I have my shower this weekend, so I'm glad I still got a pass to go to that too!!!

So yesterday was my first Biophysical Profile with my OB who I am now seeing every other week, and I am having a BPP done at every visit. We got good news and some potentially not good news...Good news first! Baby Beau is looking great! We got to see him moving all around, opening and closing his mouth, swallowing, and stretching out! So fun! They didn't do measurements on him, since they said they wait at least two weeks in between measurements to make sure there is plenty of time to have a size difference, but that overall he looks great! So YAY! Healthy baby is the main outcome of this mission!

My son's beautiful face!!

We got a 3D sneak peek! Another shot of his face! We may be bias, but we think that is one pretty adorable face!!!

Now for the potentially not so good news...Dr. K said that my cervix is measuring 1 mm away from the thickness in which they become concerned about it being short. This is the first measurement I have had, so we have nothing to compare to. I could have been like this the whole pregnancy and it will stay at this length until delivery time. BUT, if that is not the case, and my cervix is shortening, we could be looking at restricted activity/bedrest from here on out. So yesterday at the appointment the Dr. did a test called a Fetal Fibronectin test. This test determines the possibility of going into labor in the next two weeks. If the test comes back negative, then I am not going to go into labor naturally in the next two weeks, but if the test comes back positive, there is a 30% chance that I could go into labor naturally in the next two weeks. It doesn't mean that I will for sure, it just means that there is an increased chance of it happening. If it does come back positive, Dr. K said that she will admit me to Labor & Delivery for a minimum 24 hour observation period to monitor my cervix and see if I'm having any contractions. I haven't felt any contractions at all, and I think I've had a Braxton Hicks contraction a couple days ago, but I'm not sure...LOL! If my cervix is not changing (thinning) during that 24 hours of observations, I don't know what the next step will be, but if it is thinning, I will most likely be on bedrest or possibly staying in the hospital for the long haul...but we aren't thinking that far in advance just yet! I should have the results today!

We knew that the last trimester would be when things started to get fun! So let the roller coaster ride begin! We are (somewhat) prepared to hop on! Haha! We are prepared to do whatever it takes to get this little boy here safely and keep me safe in the process too! If that means bedrest from here on out, then lets do it! Alright, now yall know as much as I know! Now we wait for the results of the test! Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Week 28 Survey!!!

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!!!

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to his heels. He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes. With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.


How far along? 28 weeks

Weight Gain? I will probably find out Tuesday when I go to my now weekly OB appointment!

Maternity clothes? Loving all of them still! Looking for some cute ones to wear to my showers and my maternity pictures! I've got some choices in mind!

Stretch marks? The belly is still clear!

Sleep? Still better than it has been in the past! I'm sleeping like 5-6 hour stretches! It's wonderful!

Best moment this week? Finding out that I passed my glucose test, and getting to see how big our little boy has gotten! Still can't get over it!

Movement? Still a wild man in there most days! He has some down days, but usually makes up for them the next day by being crazy all day/night! It's like he's storing his energy!

Belly Button: In or Out? Still holding strong on being in...maybe it won't turn...I don't know!

Food cravings? Nothing new this week!

Gender? A Little manly man!

Labor signs? Nope, we've been all good! I love that I haven't had to write anything here yet!

What I miss? Nothing really this week!

What I'm looking forward to? My weekly ultrasounds to continue to track our little man's growth/developement! And all my showers that are coming up really soon!

Weekly Wisdom: If the Dr. tells you it's nothing to worry about, try not to worry! He is supposed to know more about this stuff than you do...that's what you're paying him for!

Milestones: Moving to being seen once a week from now until delivery!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just dropping by with a quick note to say that I passed my Glucose Test!!!! I don't have Gestational Diabetes! Woohoo!!!! I also got the results back for my other bloodwork...The specialist wanted to get B/W ran to test all genetic markers for clotting disorders, so that we know that I am clear.

There are nine markers and I had been tested previously for 6 of them. I got the results back for the other remaining 3 tests. 2 of them, Factor 5 and Factor 2, came back normal, but I did show 1 mutation on the MTHFR test. The nurse said that usually this doesn't mean anything, but that the Dr. will order an additional test called a Fasting Homocystine test (or something like that!). If that test comes back elevated, then it could mean that I have the MTHFR gene and a possible clotting condition, but that it really doesn't affect you in day to day activities. It's just a informative thing to know for any situation that could put you at a higher risk of having a blood clot (hormonal birth control, surgery, etc). I will know more once this test is done and the results come back!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our Big Boy!!

I had my monthly appointment at the Maternal Fetal Specialist yesterday, and we got to take another peak at our little man! I just love when we get to see him!!! Oh my goodness, it's been 4 weeks since we have gotten to see him, and he has grown so much!!! I can't believe how big he looked! He's definitely starting to fatten up!

My belly laying on the table!!

They gave us another picture of his boy part! LOLThat's a shot looking up from his bottom, we are to the point where his testicles have now descended from the abdomen.

He had gained 1lb 2oz since our last appointment, putting him in at a whopping 2lb 8oz! Kolby guessed the weight dead on...I was 1oz too heavy...dang! LOL! We also learned that he is measuring almost 3 weeks ahead. I was gestationally 27 weeks 2 days, and he was measuring at 30 weeks exactly. The Dr. assured me that this is nothing to worry about, that he is just a big boy! Maybe we caught him at the end of a growth spurt or something...I don't know! But I'm going to do my best not to worry about it, as the Dr. knows more than I do, and if he's not worried, then I'm not going to be either! The specialist does want me to start going to my OB every other week this month and he wanted to see me every other week, and to have them set up to alternate. So I will now be seen every week from here on out, I think!

Kolby wasn't able to come with me because of work, so one of my best friends, Laura, came with me to see her "nephew" Mr. Beau! It was a nice little girls afternoon! Thanks for coming, Laura!

I can't believe that we only have about 10 1/2 more weeks until he is here, yikes! We are in the home stretch!!! Exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time!!! I have so much to do in the next 2 1/2 months, my schedule is just crazy. Between Dr. appointments, now every week, work (ugh), 4 different baby showers, hospital classes, finishing up the nursery, and throw in celebrating the holidays...I'm going to be jam-packed!!! Poor Kolby gets to get out of most of this, as his work schedule is so unpredictable. He gets out of lots of the day to day stuff I gotta do, and just gets the big things, like holidays, and the fun...that is if he's not working, he misses lots of the fun because he's working, too!! He's working hard to make the money, and I'm working hard to spend it (on the baby, of course!) works well for our relationship, LOL! So, needless to say, let's hope that I continue to feel as good as I have been!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Week 27 Survey!!!

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!!!

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.


How far along? 27 weeks

Weight Gain? Officially up to 136 lbs at my Dr. appointment this week!

Maternity clothes? Loving all of them still!

Stretch marks? The belly is still clear!

Sleep? It's been alot better this week! I hope I don't jinx myself by writing that!

Best moment this week? Getting another good report at my Dr. Appt. this week, and getting my glucose test over and done with (still waiting for the results though!)

Movement? Now that he is bigger and stronger, He is starting to push up against my belly rather than just kick and jab. I can feel a little hard part under my belly, I'm thinking either a foot or hand or elbow, maybe! It's so strange, I can push against i and he just pushes back!

Belly Button: In or Out? Still holding strong on being in...maybe it won't turn...I don't know!

Food cravings? Nothing new this week!

Gender? A Little dude!

Labor signs? Nope, we've been all good! I love that I haven't had to write anything here yet!

What I miss? Letting the poochies sit in my lap, now I'm scared they will smash the baby!

What I'm looking forward to? Going to the specialist and seeing how big our little guy is now!!!

Weekly Wisdom: If your husband offers a backrub, take it, even if he wasn't serious about the offer, then he has to do it! LOL

Milestones: Only 11 more weeks until our man makes his debut!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

~OB Appointment~

I had another good appointment with my regular OB this week! My BP was 124/78, and I am officially up to 136 lbs! Yikes, about to break into the 140's! We listened to the baby's heartbeat, still going strong at 142!! It was so funny, Dr. K was poking around on my belly feeling of everything, and the baby kicked her, and then when she put the doppler on my belly, he kicked the doppler and ran away from it! It took her a good minute to find the heartbeat and get a read on it. She would find it for a second, and then he would run away from her! He was not being cooperative!

And this appointment was the dreaded Gestational Diabetes test! Yay for the orange drink, that tasted like the worst, flat orange soda ever! I got it down alright, but I don't like orange flavored stuff anyways, so it was pretty gross to me! I don't know the results, but will post them when I do! Otherwise, we got the all clear and to keep doing what we are doing! Next month, I will go every two weeks! We are on the downhill slide to this finish line!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

~Belly Progression~

Here is my belly from week 6 to week 26!!! Kinda small, but I still thought this would be fun to show everyone!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Week 26 Survey!!!

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!!!

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.


How far along? 26 weeks

Weight Gain? I've lost count!!! Ugh, just keep telling myself that it's good for the baby, so I'm happy to be gaining weight!

Maternity clothes? My sweet neighbor was nice enough to let me borrow her maternity shirts, so it's like I have a a whole new wardrobe to choose from! So nice!

Stretch marks? Same ones as before are still there...we are still all clear on the belly though!

Sleep? Still going okay, I wake up alot, but can usually go right back to sleep!

Best moment this week? Getting the closet organizer all put together and in the closet in the nursery, it looks great! One more thing I can scratch off my list!

Movement? I think I have a kick boxer or maybe a football player in there, he kicks all the time!

Belly Button: In or Out? Getting closer to being turned inside out...

Food cravings? Saw a package of only red Starburst this week, and I just had to have them! Haven't craved the sweet stuff much, but red/pink Starburst candies are one of my favorites!

Gender? Our baby boy!

Labor signs? Nope, we've been all good! I love that I haven't had to write anything here yet!

What I miss? Being able to turn over in bed without having to move my belly along with me! LOL, this gets really frustrating when I get wrapped up in the sheet in the middle of the night!

What I'm looking forward to? Getting our crib mattress so we can get all of his bedding together and in place!!

Weekly Wisdom: Don't try to train your job replacement on pregnant brain, I can pretty much guarantee you that he will so confused because you are making no sense!!! Ugh, poor guy

Milestones: I read this week that he can hear way better, he starts to recognize Mommy and Daddy's voices, and his eyes are supposed to be open/opening this week!!