Tuesday, May 26, 2009

7 Months!

                                                    7 months 
So at 28 weeks I'm now in my third trimester!  Kiley is being very active and alert.  She's now doing a lot of stretching where  can feel her feet on one side of my belly and her head on the other.  The gestational diabetes tests came back negative, in fact my blood sugar counts are very good.  My placenta previa has corrected itself which is another big relief.  From now on I'll be seeing the doctor every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and then once a week after that.  Some of the annoying symptoms such as the nosebleeds, heartburn, back pain, and the fact that I can't stand in one place for more than 10 minutes or even sit that long without the horrible back pain can make pregnancy pretty uncomfortable.  But when I'm lying down and she starts to move around and I can see all that movement from the outside its an amazing and peaceful connection that makes all the little annoyances worth it.  

And we're also finally completely settled in the new house.  The new living room furniture came so we don't have to sit on the floor anymore.  The fence is up and the dogs are enjoying exploring the backyard and the sunshine.  Over Memorial Day weekend we got a lot of landscaping done and set up the new patio furniture and grill that made for a great barbeque with friends.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

25 Weeks

25 weeks

So today marks 25 weeks and I'm feeling great. This morning I had an ultrasound at my new doctors office to check on the status of my previous diagnosis of placenta previa. Of course in moving here there were difficulties dealing with my previous doctor and getting records sent here so I have to redo all the same things that they went over in the 17 week ultrasound. The technician seemed to think I was fine but I'll of course wait to hear it from the doctor. I also had the gestational diabetes test which I'll get results from soon. The technician doing the ultrasound was very nice and showed me everything she was measuring. I could feel Kiley kicking and see it at the same time which was neat. I also saw her rubbing her eyes and swallowing. She is measuring right on track at 25 weeks and 2 days at 1.13 pounds.

Todd and I have started to get the nursery ready and we found a really great set of baby furniture that we couldn't walk away from. I found some wall letters that spell Kiley at the Hobby Lobby that I painted light pink and hung up across from her crib. We put up a series of four paintings of tall pink flowers that my grandmother painted. I've been saving them until we knew we were having a girl.

Todd has finished his EIB training and now his hours aren't quite as long as they were. We're almost done settling into the house. Still waiting on the fence, livingroom furniture, and some other accessories but it shouldn't be long now. I feel like we've already lived here for a long time, the community seems familiar and comfortable. The people here are so nice and area is so open and green and lush. Its kind of like living in a suburban countryside. Now all we need is for the constant raining to stop and see some sunshine.