Thursday, May 29, 2008

Breathing is FUN!

Finally, some relief today...I'm still not close to 100% but at least I don't have to breathe out of my mouth. No meds today since I don't really need them...and can feel A kicking a lot more today because of it! I feel bad about 'drugging' her for the past day and a half but I just couldn't deal anymore...

I saw my endocrinologist today who continues to be impressed with me...LOL. My numbers are great, BP was perfect (she asked me if I'm normally a "calm person"...uh, yeah, don't think so)...everything looks good. She's even giving me 2 weeks reprieve until the next visit...6 weeks instead of 4. I'll take it.

I took this pic a few hours ago with my cell phone...I can't believe my used-to-be-obsessed-with-picture-taking husband hasn't been keeping up with my belly shots. Hopefully I'll have a better one soon...I plan on giving him a much needed kick in the butt about it :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The verdict: ALLERGIES.

Fun stuff. Never had them in my life and NOW, at the age of 39, when I am with child, someone up there decides to bless me with them. The doctor truly feels that this is what's going on, based on the way I've been feeling and what's been happening...

So, they recommended taking benadryl or sudafed, as it'll help me sleep. At this point I'm willing to do anything (providing it's safe), so off to CVS I go in a little while to pick some up. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

And PLEASE, please don't tell me that this is just my body preparing me for no sleep once the baby comes. I don't want to hear it anymore...3 or 4 dozen times is quite enough for me. Mommy needs her zzzz's NOW! Thanks :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Boogie Nights

Can someone PLEASE tell me when all of this congestion is going to END? I wonder why I have a hard time sleeping...I have to believe the fact that I can't breathe out of my nose has something to do with it...not to mention the fact that my ears are always clogged. UGH.

Off to get more bloodwork done...

Monday, May 19, 2008

GREAT news!

We just got back from the high risk doctor, and Annabella is measuring right on target! My fluid is also exactly where it should be. What a relief!

She weighs 1 lb. 12 oz. and the tech also said she's TALL (after measuring her femur) that happened I have no idea, LOL.

She was being a little shy and facing downward so we didn't get any good pics of her face, but it was great to see her again...she was kicking up a storm as usual, and we did get one pic of her waving at us :)

We're so happy things are on target after last week's we can breathe a little easier, at least until the next appointment. Go Annabella!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

3 weeks ahead...hmmm

According to my OB on Monday, that's what I'm measuring, which of course is concerning, given my GD. However, we'll get a much more accurate reading/measurement at my high risk doctor this coming Monday.

I've come to terms with this in the past 2 days, and I'll chalk it up to Annabella being advanced :) Hey, they told us she had a beautiful brain!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

JUST kicking my feet up after a long day here...I hosted brunch for my parents, sister and nieces, inlaws and sister-in-law. It was a great day, surrounded by loved ones, good food (and LOTS of it) and laughs. Good stuff.

And even though I'm not 'officially' a mom yet, I got some beautiful cards and very generous gifts. Frank bought me the diaper bag I wanted and a Tiffany key chain. My parents bought me a funny book about parenting. My inlaws got me a gift card to Old Navy (I love their maternity clothes), my sister gave me a cute top and my sister-in-law got me 2 really nice cards...including one from Annabella which made me tear up (then again, what doesn't these days!).

Frank even loaded the dishwasher between courses...I almost passed out in the kitchen after seeing that! LOL

I can't believe I FINALLY am able to take part in Mother's Day. Yeah, it's a Hallmark holiday, but one that I'm really beginning to love...I don't care how corny or commercial it is. I'm already looking forward to next year. Maybe this time I won't do all the cooking though :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

23 weeks...

and one VERY long day's a pic. It's from my niece's birthday party yesterday. I was hot and tired...LOL.

Yeah, that's my skinny ass sister comparing bellies with me. She seems to forget what a house she was when she was pregnant!

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Hi Daddy!"

That's exactly what Annabella said last night to Frank when she gave him 5 solid kicks in a row to feel. He's been waiting a while for this (I actually thought it would take longer)...he was so happy and all I could do was cry like a baby. It gave me so much joy to see his reaction to feeling her move...way more than it's given me and I've been feeling her for a while!

I've said it before...I still can't believe that we are experiencing this miracle. Now that her presence is more obvious (whether it's what I feel on the inside or how I look on the outside) I am constantly amazed. Our daughter is growing inside of me. Unbelievable.