- Please pray that for the couple of days that I am going to work that my blood pressure stays low and that when I am not at work, that I am resting and being still
- That the Lord comforts my fears of having a c-section
- Prayer over my amniotic fluid levels and that they don't decrease to a dangerous level
- Finally, but most important, that Peyton continues to grow and be healthy
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
- Next Doctor's Appointment: Wednesday, August 27
- Prayer Requests: That I relax and abide the bed rest rules and that my blood pressure stays low. Also, that Peyton turns around so she is not in a breeched position.
Monday, August 18, 2008
The baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that she is over 18 inches long and tips the scale at 5 1/4 pounds (similar to a honeydew melon). Because it is so snug in your womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore but the number times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete and she will spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
How is the Mommy doing...
Well, pretty much all this week I have been feeling the baby pushing and trying to stretch out for more room. Things are feeling pretty tight in there (my ribs and hips hurt) and I still have 5 more weeks to go! I am interested to see what the doctor says on how big she is at my next ultrasound because this last trimester I feel like I have been feeling everything about a week earlier. I can't believe that in two weeks she is considered full term and I don't want her to come any earlier than full term but I wouldn't mind her coming anytime after 37 weeks as long as she is healthy.
This week has been slow...work was only really busy on Monday and then nothing which makes for a long week (especially when it isn't my Summer Friday). I also had my doctor's appointment on Monday instead of my normal Friday's which threw me off. I don't mind work not being as crazy as it can be but I need something to do to make it for the remaining 18 days I have left (but who is counting)! It would also help if I wasn't so uncomfortable all day long!
Nothing much happened this week besides becoming consummed with the Olympics. It is crazy...John and I are addicted to the Olympics and found ourselves staying up way too late during the week to watch just a little bit more. It made for some later mornings but it was fun to watch them together and get lost in them...I love the Olympics!
This weekend was pretty calm as well, John's mom came over on Saturday morning for breakfast and then we went around with my mom later that afternoon looking at cars for her. Other than that, it was just resting around the house.
We packed our bags for the hospital this weekend as well so we are all prepared! We are just waiting on our new camera to be delivered and then we are ready! It feels so good to have our bags packed and another thing checked off our list.
Next week will be a little more busier, a bunch of us from work are meeting my old boss for lunch and to catch up on Thursday, I am off on Friday and have my doctor's appointment that day where they will be doing the regular check up as well as some other routine tests and then Saturday my amazing friends in League City/people from my former small group are throwing me a shower! I am so excited to celebrate with all of them and feel so blessed to know that I have a strong support system and great people for our daughter to be around and learn from!
- Next Doctor's Appointment: Friday, August 22 and then Wednesday, August 27 for an ultrasound!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers-which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born- are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well.
How is the Mommy doing...
I am doing better than last week and am not as uncomfortable. I am still pretty ready to be done with being pregnant but this week was a little more encouraging. It also helped that I only had to work three days this week after having Tuesday off due to the Tropical Storm and then my Summer Friday off.
It was great having Tuesday off due to the Tropical Storm and even better when the storm was not as bad as it was forecasted. John and I spent the day relaxing and then my family came over for dinner and games that night.
I had my office shower on Wednesday which was so much fun. I am so blessed to have amazing coworkers who wanted to celebrate with me. I got some great gifts and I spent Wednesday night putting together the bouncer seat and setting up the monitor. A coworker took pictures so check out our link section to look at them or click here I am now just counting down the days until my last day at work (September 12). I am sure it will come quickly.
This weekend my family headed off to Lubbock for Ashley's graduation from Texas Tech with her master's degree. I am so excited and proud of her and It stinks that I couldn't join in the celebration. Since everyone headed out to Lubbock we looked after my mom's dog Molly which was fun. Titus had a little adjustment period trying to understand the age difference and why Molly didn't want to play with him but they have done great together and figured out each other.
Last night we went out for dinner in Kemah to celebrate five years of being together. On August 9, 2003, John and I went on a date to Kemah and he asked me to be his girlfriend. It is crazy to think of how much has gone on in those five years and we both feel so blessed that our relationship has grown to where it is today. It was a fun night out and we are both looking forward to seeing what the next five years will bring.
I was supposed to have an appointment on Friday but my doctor needed to reschedule due to being in a surgery that morning so I am going tomorrow for my regular appointment. Everything that I am feeling is normal according to all the books I have been reading so I am sure the check up tomorrow will be quick and easy. My next appointment after tomorrow will be August 22 where I should be having my final ultrasound to check the babies position.
Now that we are getting closer and closer, we are working on getting more and more things done in these next couple of weeks. Some things I want to get done by the end of August is packing my bag for the hospital, and installing the car seat.
- Next Doctor's Appointment: Monday, August 11 and then Friday, August 22
How is the Daddy doing...
Since my parents and sister were out of town this weekend, they let us borrow Guitar Hero and John is pretty hooked and thinks he wants one now.
5 Years Ago (8.09.03) in Kemah after John asked me to be his girlfriend
Sunday, August 3, 2008
This week the baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (about the size of a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. She is rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull are not fused together, which allow them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal.
- Next Doctor's Appointment: This Friday (8/8) for a regular check up and then 8/22 for our final ultrasound!
How is the Daddy doing...
John has really been making an effort this week to leave the office at 5:00 in preparation for what is to come when the baby arrives especially since he will be responsible for picking her up from daycare. It is an adjustment but he is doing well!