Thanks Hollie for the support. It helps to have a few cheerleaders. <3
Hey guys. I updated this under my "pants" thread too. My ultrasound was today. Everything looked fantastic!! I am so thankful. My placenta is in the front but up high. Just like my last baby. Baby is measuring perfect and right at 20 weeks. Everything looks normal and healthy and the hospital OB said that she does not see any reason for me to need to go back for another ultrasound. In fact she said I was just about as text book normal and perfect as they get. And she didn't want to have to even put AMA in my chart. But she had to because I JUST turned 35. UGG...though the OB kinda rolled her eyes at the idea that I am AMA. The hospital that is my backup is so supper crunchy and very pro-woman/natural friendly. It was a breath of fresh air to just be told I'm normal..who cares that I am 35. I just loved seeing him or her move, kick, wave. IT was soooo sweet. I am actually leaning on this one being another BOY. Just a feeling I have. Though allllll of the gender prediction calculators have girl over boy like 80-20%..I am still leaning on this one being another boy. But that's ok with me. So at this point I am cleared for another home birth unless any other late complications come up. My midwife is coming over tomorrow for my checkup and we will go over the results. My next appointment will probably be in a month and I'll need to get rhogam shot again at 28 weeks because i'm A- and DH is O+. I have declined glucose testing. and everyone seems pretty cool with that. Unless something comes up later. I can't believe I am 20 weeks already!!! Crazy!!!
Here are a few pics.
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20 week midwife appt went great. Baby heartbeat was between 139-143. All other vitals checked out and fund us was at 20 weeks exact. Set next appt for 24 weeks.
Thanks guys. Yes me too. I was worried for a while but looks good so far. I'm excited that I've started to plan my sisters shower. She finds out gender next weeks ultrasound. Yay...I'm SOOOOOOOO excited. Her shower will be in sept. But were just starting to think over some ideas.
APPT UPDATE: 28 week update! I can't believe I am at 28 weeks!! It's going quickly. Midwife came over today. Everything looked great. BP 128/78, urine looked great and no concerns. No swelling. Baby's heart rate was 140-145. Baby has generally been in the same position. Head down facing to my right. Got Rhogam shot since I'm A- blood type. We discussed ordering birth kit after next appointment and arrangements with pedi for newborn screenings after birth. My midwife carries both injection and oral Vit K. With Micah we gave Oral but with this one we will give the injection Vit. K. I remember that it was a hassle to try to remember to give three doses are just the right amount of time for Oral Vit K.. Both of my boys had slight jaundice so we just have to keep an eye on that after the vit K shot.But If this is a boy we will be circing a few weeks after birth and I need to make sure that baby has good levels of Vit K. So looking good. I've gained 27lbs total so far. Which is pretty much consistent with my pregnancies. I started at 130 so i'm at 157. I usually gain about 35-45 lbs per pregnancy. But don't have trouble loosing it all after birth.
OTHER STUFF: Other then that I'm feeling ok. Having lots and lots of acid reflux. I still occasionally vomit stomach acid. It doesn't matter what I do to help it still around. I am having off and on BH cramps. But that's normal. Usually just rest or water will help. But with each pregnancy I felt BH earlier and earlier. I'm starting to nest! I am 95% finished with the bunkbed/map room for the older boys. I promise to post a few pics when that is done. Also this month i'm trying to organize and set up the nursery. FOr now we are just reusing the baby bedding I had. It's gender neutral enough to work if this is a girl. But here is the bedding I had with my previous son. It's the first one titled "willow organic bedding" http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/deer-bedding.html
......My friends are throwing a sprinkle/brunch at a restaurant this weekend. So sweet! I wasn't expecting anything since it is my 3rd.
We started homeschooling for the year already. were taking the month of nov and dec off. So I had to start early to make sure he stays on track to finish middle of May. My dh and I are officially self-employeed. I'm freaking out a bit because the money is coming in spurts and slowly!! So the work he did beginning of last month is just now getting paid on. But I know we'll be ok. Oh and I'm right in the middle of planning my sisters baby shower. It's next month. I can't wait...it's a vintage toy themed shower. My mom is making a patchwork quilt for the nursery bedding so we'll use that as decoration too. So exciting...
Hope everyone else is doing well. I usually read everyones posts and keep up but don't always get a chance to post myself.
Thanks ladies!!!!...oh and I found out my sister is having a boy....yay I get to have a nephew...my very first nephew...I can't wait to spoil him. .my sis is excited just nervous about the single umbilical artery situation and the large cyst still..
Awesome update. WOW, 28 weeks and ordering birth kits! AHH! You've been so quiet that I lost track of how far along you are. Sounds like everything is gonig so well for you, looking forward to more updates.
Do you have any names picked out yet?
Last edited by RedDonahue; 08-13-2014 at 05:59 AM.
Gender disappointment is a hard one to grapple with ... especially OTHER people's gender disappointment about YOUR baby.
I, of course, continually get asked if we're going to try for a girl. While I did mourn the loss of purchasing pink things, I'm pretty happy with my little 3 of a kind and I honestly don't know if I could handle a girl. I don't know what the future holds, though I believe Gideon is likely to be our last baby, but I certainly tell people that we aren't "trying" for anything. ;)