Archive | January, 2014

28 Week Sizing Ultrasound + Daily Recap

29 Jan

Hey guys!

What a day today has been.  It has been one of those days that has seemed both long and short.  Do you ever have those days?

We started our day off bright and early when Cameryn got me up at 5:30am telling my she was hungry and needed to eat. 

Our next stop was Baby Boy Conrad’s ultrasound at 8:30am!  We had the first appointment of the day and Keith and I were both so excited.  Since both the baby and I were measuring big the doctor wanted to get new sizing measurements to see if he was still measuring big.

The ultrasound tech said he is around the 61st percentile now while before he was in the 82 percentile.  That is okay with me since I was getting worried we were going to have a HUGE baby boy!  I didn’t want to push out a ten pounder!  She said he was right under 3lbs right now (2lbs 14 ounces) so if he continues to grow according to standard estimates he could be around 8 1/2 pounds if he makes it to 40 weeks in there.  I’m hoping he comes around week 38.  The baby was also scrunched up into a crammed ball with his head right up on my left side by my ribs.  I totally thought he was head down as I felt hiccups really really low last night while I was falling asleep.

I’m not sure what day my doctor delivers babies on (the doctors each cover a day and you just end up with whatever doctor is on duty the day you give birth).  I was lucky last time and had my own doctor so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this go around too.  I don’t think I’d be super comfortable delivering a baby in front of a man doctor I’ve never met before.  Anyways, if Baby Boy Conrad would come a few weeks early I’d be very happy!  Smile 

The rest of the day was spent getting odds and ends in order around the house and making phone calls.  Keith got home pretty early so we took the kids for a walk  Quincy wasn’t happy that Cameryn wanted to walk on her own and not be pushed in the stroller as our walk was a little shorter then he would like and way too slow.  But that’s okay since it will help wear Cam out a bit. 

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WORKOUT

Workouts this week have been good.  Here is where I stand:

  • Monday- 45 minutes cardio + planks
  • Tuesday- 20 minutes intervals + weights, dog walk
  • Wednesday- 45 minutes cardio + squats, dog walk

I haven’t done any yoga yet this week so I better get my booty on the mat soon.  My back has actually started hurting since the baby turned from being sideways so I really need to get my yoga on. 

This week I’d still like to get in 3 more workouts, 3 more dog walks and 4 yoga sessions.  I can do it!  Smile

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EATS

I started journaling my eats again today as I’ve been snacking a bit too much lately.  I need to check myself and start reaching for water instead of snacking whenever Cameryn snacks.

So here are my eats from today, I’m still cleaning them up so they aren’t the best ever today:

  • Breakfast:  1 small scoop peanut butter, decaf coffee and a pineapple, mango and orange smoothie made with unsweetened plain almond milk and sun warrior vanilla protein powder
  • AM Snack (post workout)- small apple, a handful of tortilla chips and a small bar
  • Lunch- vanilla Greek yogurt with 1 scoop of almond butter and chia seeds
  • PM Snack- More tortilla chips <—the salt was tasting so good!  1/2 hot chocolate (made at home)
  • Dinner- Brown rice with a little soy sauce, salmon and sautéed spinach in minced garlic

So there they are.  Not the best ever, but I’m working on getting rid of the garbage.  The whole day I’ve been craving sweets like no other but the hot chocolate did the trick for not so many calories and grams of sugar.

I’m hoping tomorrow looks even better than today.  I started meal planning for next week and am trying to find some new snacks that are easy to grab or make yet still taste great.  I’m totally in the snacking throughout the day vibe right now so anything snack like I’m hungry for.

*I would really like to cut out dairy or cut back on it big time.  I was starting to before I got pregnant but yogurt is tasting so good right now that I decided to just go with it while pregnant and then once I have the baby start cutting back on it again.  It is just too easy of a snack and source of protein right now when most meats and proteins don’t sound appetizing.

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Before I leave you guys here are some cute 3D and 4D pictures of the baby at 28 weeks!  I am already so in love! 

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Here is one picture of Cameryn at 31 weeks.  Do you think they look alike?  I think their noses look similar and I think he has Keith’s mouth. 

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Pregnancy Update 27 Weeks: Rutabaga

28 Jan

I can’t believe I’m officially in the third trimester here at 28 weeks!  Depending on where you get your pregnancy information there is a few week window for when the third trimester starts.  Either week 26, 27 or 28.  So now I’m finally feel like I’m on the home stretch!

Lets looks at what baby has been up to in week 27:

 

Baby’s Size: At 13.6 to 14.8 inches and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds, she’s not just getting bigger, she’s getting smarter.

Baby Developments: 

  • She’s practicing inhaling and exhaling with her rapidly developing lungs.
  • It’s official: Baby’s showing brain activity! And her brain will keep on getting more complex.

At 27 weeks, baby is breathing (it’s amniotic fluid, not air, but it still counts) and even showing brain activity. You’ve got a lot on your brain, too, from wondering what labor and delivery is going to be like to trying to find the best pediatrician for baby. The annoying symptoms you’ve been having probably aren’t going away, but at least you’ve probably found some ways to deal with them — and hey, maybe you’re used to them right now. As you say goodbye to the second trimester, you can look forward to some pretty embarrassing stuff (like having to pee all the time — and maybe even when you don’t mean to at all) that’s all par for the late-pregnancy course. It’s time to head down the home stretch. Are you ready? (thebump.com)

According to Baby Center here is the info on week 27:

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of 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.

 

Baby, fetus at 27 weeks - BabyCenter

How I’m Feeling Physically:

Week 27 was a great week!  I had a lot of energy at the beginning but at the end I could tell my energy was lagging a bit as it felt great to nap and rest a bit in the afternoons.  It is funny though because the days I worked out, I didn’t get that midafternoon energy slump.  Speaking of workouts, I think I got in four workouts and a couple yoga sessions.  I also did a couple dog walks.  Besides feeling pretty good overall, the bump is getting out of control HUGE!  I feel like a whale and can’t believe I still have 12 more weeks for the boy to grow!  I’m wondering how BIG I will get!  So far my weight gain is still a few pounds slower than it was with Cameryn but I still feel so much bigger.  The baby did flip from his favorite horizontal position and I believe he is now head down.  Just a guess.  I don’t have his knee/feet bulging out of my left side anymore which is welcome.  I definitely can feel the weight gain and I feel like I have an extra layer of fat all over my body.  I have been eating pretty healthy but on this final homestretch I need to get back to journaling my food to make sure my snacking during the day isn’t out of control.  I find myself snacking whenever Cameryn needs a snack or says she is hungry and I need to try and cut back on that a bit since I’m never truly hungry when she needs snacks.  I also need to keep my water intake super high as I read that is a great way to keep Braxton hicks at bay.  I mentioned in a post a few days ago that I was getting Braxton hicks while walking the dog.  I noticed them again while I was doing the elliptical at home, but today when I was running on the treadmill I didn’t get them so I do believe hydration or should I say over hydration really helps.  My only other noticeable change this week is my sleeping.  I feel like I have pregnancy insomnia.  When I wake up to use the bathroom at night, I can never fall back asleep.  It takes me hours.  It is so annoying and I hope I can start sleeping better as I can tell I’m tired although not exhausted.

 

How I’m feeling Emotionally: 

Emotionally I still can’t believe I’m even pregnant again, let alone this far along.  I’m so busy with Cameryn and all the other things I have going on that this pregnancy is going by so fast!  I honestly can’t believe how quickly it is going by.  Keith and I finally got our acts together a bit and ordered a BIG HAUL of baby boy items.  We found cute bedding at Pottery Barn Kids and also ordered a bunch of smaller items like bibs and burp cloths.  We still have a bit to buy but I feel like we are off to a great start.  We, and I mean Keith, also painted the baby’s room a light blue/gray.  His room was a medium gray and I felt it was too dark for his room so we tackled that project this weekend.  We also moved the crib from Cameryn’s room as well as her dresser so his room is pretty set up as far as furniture goes.  Speaking of furniture, it is so weird to walk into my first baby’s room and see a big girl full bed along with no baby items.  I still can’t wrap my head around the fact Cameryn is two and has a big girl toddler room.  I told Keith I wanted to cry when I was packing up her Boppy cover and putting it in a bin for storage.  Such a big girl!  I’m getting super excited to see how Cameryn acts as an older sister.  She loves pulling up my shirt and patting my stomach and giving it kisses.  She also talks about the baby but I’m not sure she really understands what’s happening.  She does get a little possessive of her baby items as I take them from her room and put them in her bros room.  It is cute to see and she is slowly getting over the fact that some of her old items will be her new brother’s soon.  Other than that, I’m feeling really at peace with this pregnancy.  I’m much more relaxed this time around.  I’ve started thinking of our birth plan (which was very relaxed with Cameryn) and I want to make a few changes to our very short and go with the flow mentality.  For example, I don’t want our son to get a Hep B shot right away.  I also want to try nursing him right away so his bath and other stuff will have to wait for at least an hour (assuming all goes well) and I also want to wait to clamp the cord until it has stopped pulsating.  I also need to look into baby boys getting circumcised.  I know nothing about it and what is common practice as far as how it goes down so I want to get informed about that as well so I feel comfortable. 

Oh and I don’t want to forget I had the glucola test this week for gestational diabetes!  I haven’t heard anything back yet, so fingers crossed I passed.  I will find out on Friday at our next prenatal appointment.

So that about wraps up week 27!  We have an ultrasound tomorrow that I’m so excited for!  The doctor wants to get new sizing measurements since baby boy is measuring large as am I.  I can’t wait to see him again and I’m curious to see what his measurements are!

Random Tidbits

  • Total Weight Gained:  15 lbs
  • Days Until our Next Appointment:  1, ultrasound tomorrow to get new sizing measurements of our big boy!
  • Cravings:  Yogurt, dried mangos, fruit, smoothies,
  • Workouts:  4 (2 gym and 2 cardio)

I took a few bare belly week 27 bump pics and will add them tomorrow!

Here is one for now!

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