Tuesday, May 20, 2008

24 Week Appt

I had my Dr. appt yesterday and everything looks and sounds good! Her heartbeat is always music to my ears! Dr. says my blood pressure and weight are both fine. I had to take the glucose test yesterday. Orange drink wasn't too bad and I'm a pro at getting my blood drawn. No big deal! He said they should get the results today and if I don't hear from them by tomorrow then everything is good. I'm a little nervous about this test. Since I was diagnosed with PCOS during my infertility struggles I have a higher chance of getting diabetes later in life. I don't know if this applies to gestational diabetes or not and of course I didn't ask my Dr.

I had also been having some painful pelvic pressure and mentioned this to the Dr. He then wanted to do an internal exam. I wasn't expecting this, I thought it was normal. Everything is fine, but boy was that painful! I guess it's better to know that nothing is wrong then to worry constantly about it. Hopefully won't have to go through that again for awhile.

I've started to feel actual kicks and / or punches from my little girl. It is the weirdest feeling and not what I was expecting. Not that I can describe what I was expecting. It is wonderful to feel her though and to know she's okay on a daily basis! Jared hasn't been able to feel her yet. He tried on Sunday night...but nothing so far. I'm sure it will happen soon enough!

I can't believe I'm almost to the 3rd trimester. The 1st trimester snailed by, and the 2nd trimester has flown by! I'm already starting to feel the exhaustion come back.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Caitlyn's Due Date

My estimated due date is September 9th. This is my mom's birthday. (For those of you that don't know my mom passed away when I was 5.) I know that more than likely I will not actually deliver her on this date, but I truly believe that my mom was watching over for me and this is why I am pregnant and why this baby girl is still with me. I've felt very strongly from the first moment that I knew I was pregnant that this was a girl. And I was right. But I only felt that way because of my due date. We definitely would have been happy either way!

Still waiting for that first real kick! Still only feeling flutters, and it's still very sporadic. During the first part of the week I didn't feel her much at all. So Thursday morning I had a little talk with her and told her she needed to let me know she was okay and move around more in there. She's such a good girl...she listened to her mommy and Thursday and Friday was very active in there!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

22 Week Belly Pic


We went and registered at Babies R Us today. It was very overwhelming and tiring! But we got registered for all the big items and a lot of small stuff. And I can finish looking at stuff online. My next project is to find a bedding set so that we can figure out how to decorate the nursery! We had a gender neutral set picked out, but now that I know I'm having a girl...I really want to make a girly nursery! Shanna has some great idea's, hopefully we can get together soon and put them into action!

Funny Daddy Stories!

~On Monday night at Buffalo Wild Wings he came to the realization that at the end of this pregnancy we're actually going to have a baby and will have to bring this baby home with us.

~The other day I bought a couple of outfits for the baby. This was the first baby purchase that I had made myself. I came home and was so excited to show Jared. Apparently this made the baby all the more real to him. All he could say is "You're really freaking me out here"! Poor guy!

~Jared mentioned that he needs to be drinking more water to me the other night and I told him that I hadn't been drinking enough either, that I really needed to work on that. He says "yes you do, what happens when your water breaks and there's not enough there...you don't want root beer coming out of there do you?" It was so hilarious!