Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Temps are on the rise

Dear Baby Oliver, 

I am so hot!  Gotta keep my eye on the prize! Which is YOU. ;-)  You're 24 weeks gestation.  It feels like time is going slow but quickly.  Hard to believe only 4 more weeks left of this trimester.

Still a lot to do to get ready for you and not too many weekends to get it done.  I think almost all the weekends in July are full!  It's hard to get stuff done when bending over is a huge deal and it's 100 degrees. I'll have to start squatting soon.

Your Dad and I got the Wedgewood Peter Rabbit set out of storage that we bought for you when you were just a glimmer in our hearts.

I felt you kicking on the outside last Friday afternoon.  You were having some sort of crazy dance session.  Your Dad got to feel you this morning (Tuesday June, 30th).  He was so happy!  He's been patiently waiting for the chance.  

You're an early riser.  You like to dance around my belly starting around 4:30am. 
Crazy second trimester stuff:  Throwing up!  I didn't have any of that nonsense the first trimester although I was nauseous quite a bit.  I think it's from allergies and all the snot.  It just feels nasty.  I've had a lot of texture issues.  My body feels weird.  I'm having lower back/hip pain and it's hard to get comfortable sometimes.  Belly is getting bigger and rounding out.  All my organs getting mushed.

We can't wait to meet you.

Love, Mama and Papa

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Anatomy Scan

I had my anatomy scan yesterday.  It went fine but I have to go back in at 26 weeks because of my anterior placenta and the baby kept hiding behind it when she was trying to see his heart.  I guess not being able get a good ultra sound of the heart at 20 weeks is very common.  I'm kind of confused why this scan is so important though.  No other signs that something could be wrong.  It's not like anything can really be fixed in utero.  Lot's of women birth babe's without them.

Tired of going to the doctor/midwife for sure!  I asked if I could just skip 24 week appointment and come in at 26 after my ultra sound.  Luckily the midwife was happy with that.  Gave me the sugar drink to down while getting scanned and then I can get my blood drawn ASAP afterwards.  I wait longer in the waiting room than I'm even seen.  I'm happy no complications though.  That'd be a whole other level of stress.  I know the closer to birth the more I'll have to go to the midwife but jeeze! These will be a nice 6 weeks of no appointments!