Sunday, December 28, 2008
We had our Christmas Eve doctor visit and everything still looks great. The baby's heart rate was beating a strong 133 bpm. The heart rate was a lot slower than all the other times but the doctor said that it's perfectly normal, it will go up and down depending on how active the baby is at the time and I hadn't eaten anything yet this last time. I had to have blood drawn for the glucose test but won't know anything until the next doctor visit in two weeks unless something is wrong. From now on, I will have to go to the doctor every two weeks. The doctor said we'll probably have another ultra sound closer to the end, so that will be very cool because the baby will be a lot bigger and a lot more defined. I still feel pretty good, I can't hardly complain, other than it's harder to get up and down, but that's expected. We will be having 2 baby showers soon. The first one will be in Mt. Vernon, IN on Jan. 17 and then we'll have one at our church in Harrisburg, IL for everyone that live closer to us on Feb. 21. We'll be getting invitations out soon. Jesse took this picture of me on Christmas with my new sweater on.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We had our doctor visit Tuesday (Dec. 9) and met the new doctor. She is great, we are very happy with her. She's so friendly and nice and easy to talk to/ask questions to. We heard the heart beat going about 145 bpm, just right. My weight gain so far (though I'd like it to be a little less) is very normal she said and I'm doing great, I'm right on schedule. I measure just right as far as belly/baby size, the baby is doing wonderful and is just the right size. I go back on Christmas Eve (2 weeks from this visit) for my glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. The doctor doesn't seem to think I will have any problems with that because the baby is of normal size and there wasn't any sugar in my urine, so we'll see. I really hope all is good, I'm always praying for absolutely NO complications, for a healthy baby, and a smooth labor/delivery. I feel great, other than a little discomfort here and there, all is great, I can't hardly complain. I feel the little one moving ALL THE TIME! She's definitley a mover!
Monday, December 1, 2008
We have made it to week 26!! The baby is doing great, she's kicking more than ever. Others like Jesse, my mom and Jesse's mom have also been able to feel her kick and move at times. I don't really have any cravings that I can tell but I do get hungry a lot more often. I'm trying to be careful, though, to watch what I eat and eat healthy as much as possible, which is hard to do around the holidays. I go to the doctor next Tuesday, Dec. 9. I will be seeing the new doctor, Dr. Leinenbach, for the first time, she's supposed to be a great doctor and is highly recommended. The reason I have to switch doctors is because my original doctor, Dr. Sanderfur, will no longer be delivering babies after the first of the year, he is retiring that part of his job. We were really sad to hear that at the first checkup with him, he's a really great doctor, but I can't blame him for wanting to be able to sleep through the night, finally after about 30 yrs, without being called to a delivery. The new doctor is usually booked up and really hard to get, but Dr. Sanderfur made a special call for us and got us in!! yay!!