Life....: October 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Finally! Some Good News!!! 29 weeks and 2 days!

So... I did get my test results for the fFN and they came back negative so thankfully I never went into labor these last two weeks. My glucose test also came back fine so I don't have GD. So that was good news.

I went back in today to get another ultrasound to see if my cervix had shortened anymore. And praise God it hasn't! I am still at a 2.7 cm which is great. So I am not on bed rest and basically not on pelvic rest as long as I don't get contractions! I also begged her to measure the little guy and he is 3.3lbs!!! WOO HOO! He is going to be one big boy. According to baby center he is measuring at about 31 weeks! His foot is also 2 inches long already! Which is fine with me hopefully he will come at the end of December!! She also said that he might have some hair on his head which is exciting as well. He is one little cutie...

So I had been feeling these really bad cramps on one side in the front recently and I thought I might have kidney stones. So the OBGYN ordered me a Renal Ultrasound on Tuesday. I went in and as far as the lady said they looked fine... but while I was there they did some 3d ultrasound pics!! WOO HOO!! He is one little cutie and he has some big lips! It looks like he is making my kissy face that I make! He is beautiful! I can't wait to meet the little guy!! It also looked like in one of the photos he was flipping us off. So than Kyle started to wonder if he was missing 4 of his fingers! LOL no he is not! That is too funny!

So since I don't have kidney stones and I'm not have contractions I think I have BAD GAS! LOL I haven't been going on a regular basis and I think I just have a gas attack. It seems to happen every few days and its pretty darn painful. I have to press on the gas bubble and lay on my right side to get rid of it. It seems to work! So that is good! I'm hoping this will just prepare me for the real pains of childbirth LOL! YEa I know I'm a mess! something is always wrong!

Kyle is trying his hardest to be supportive. He went to the Dr. the other day because he has been having pains in his lower abdomen. It looks like he has a small hernia and some kind of bacteria or virus. Also he had some moles removed on his nose and his back. The one on his nose is not cancerous and the one on his back I guess has the potential to have some cancer cells. So he should get it removed hopefully he will soon!! But he is doing better! Again peace of mind!

Well other good news my brother will hopefully be getting engaged in the next few weeks and married in the next year! She is absolutely beautiful and seems like a wonderful women! i am sooo happy for him! He deserves to be happy and I know she will make him the happiest man in the world! so this week week has been full of some good news! Now I just have to keep my energy up and get that baby room completed. I ordered my baby crib today which is exciting as well! I just sucked it up and bought it because I know no body else will! :-) But I am blessed by everything everyone else has bought me, Kyle and the baby! Well I'm off! Thank you Lord for my husband, my son and my wonderful family! Life is GOOD!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

After the Ultrasound....

Well I got a call the day after my ultrasound... My midwife wanted to see me immediately. Although my Placenta was in the clear apparently after reviewing my ultrasound she found that my cervix is a lot shorter than it should be which could cause me to go into pre-term labor. So I make an appointment for yesterday October 9, 2008. I go into see her. She did a Fetal Fibronecton test.

Here is the info about the test: A negative result on the fFN test means it's highly unlikely that you'll give birth in the next week or two, which can set your mind at ease and allow your practitioner to hold off on treatments that may prove to be unnecessary. A positive result, on the other hand, is not as useful. It means you're at a higher risk of giving birth early, but it doesn't guarantee that you're about to give birth or that you'll deliver early at all, so it won't help your practitioner decide how to manage your situation.

When lab technicians analyze your sample, they measure the amount of fetal fibronectin (fFN), a protein produced by the fetal membranes. This protein serves as the "glue" that attaches the fetal sac to the uterine lining. It's normally found in increased amounts in your vagina during the first half of pregnancy and again late in pregnancy as you near labor. But if fFN leaks from the uterus and more than a small amount shows up in the vagina too early (between 22 and 34 weeks), it may mean that the glue is disintegrating ahead of schedule because of contractions or an injury to the membranes

Unfortunately I will not know the results of the test until next Monday or Tuesday. Until then I am to take it easy, be on complete pelvic rest and if I feel like I am cramping like I did on Sunday I am to immediately go to Labor and Delivery at the hospital. Its a little scary don't ya think! LOL She also did a manual exam to check my cervix and said that I am defiantly thinning and shortening but as far as she can tell I am not dilating. So that is good news about not dilating. If the results come back positive I will more than likely be put on permanent pelvic rest until I am 34 weeks along and I will also be put on some type of bed rest either full or moderate. So we will see. Hopefully neither of these things will happen!

I also took my glucose test and will have the results around the same time. Hopefully no GD for me.

The good thing that has come from this is that I will be getting another ultrasound on two weeks from this last Thursday! Yea I get to see my little guy again. They will want to check and make sure I have not thinned anymore and to make sure there is no dilating! I sure hope and pray not.

Well last night after I got home from my Dr.s appointment my wonderful husband had cleaned the whole entire house. I'm talking deep cleaning. He cleaned the pantry, under the sinks, moped the floors, cleaned out the whole laundry room and it seems I keep finding little wonderful things he has done. He also made me Chili! YUMMY! I had been beginning for him to make it for me the last few weeks and he finally surprised me and did. My husband is pretty amazing that's all I have to say. I honestly don't think I could have a better husband I am sure blessed. I know he loves me and our little man and I am so thankful!!! I just had to brag on him for a few minutes because he is soo great.

Well once I get my results I will come back and update. Hopefully it will be some good news. OH by the way I just had a blue berry muffin and it appears the little guy really enjoyed it! He is doing flips of joy in this belly! I love him! Well thank you Lord for my hubby, my little boy and my wonderful life!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

1 year wedding anniversary and 27 weeks!!

Well yesterday was mine and my husbands 1 year wedding anniversary. I am soo blessed and so thankful to have made it to our one year. My husband is amazing and I am sooo thankful to have him in my life. Our relationship has gone through many life changing experiences and I would not change anything at all.

Sunday October 5, 2008 Kyle and I went to church in the morning. After church we decided we would go to his parents house to hang out and than the next morning we would go to Sea World. Well on our way there I thought I was in labor. I was in sooo much pain and Kyle was very patient and caring and was very worried about me. Finally it passed and I started feeling better. We got to his parents and just took it easy. We watched Iron Man and than went to bed early. Unfortunately neither of us slept very well I think I got up 20 times to pee in the middle of the night... OH well the joys of pregnancy.

Well on Monday October 6,2008 we slept in a little. We finally got up got ready and went to Sea World. We walked around for about 3 hours realizing this could be the last time we go there in a very long time. It was really nice to go with my hubby at this time we hadn't been along together in I don't know how long. We just enjoyed each other the animals and just really got to relax. After we ate though I was ready to go. I was exhausted. We had planned to go to cheesecake Factory but we didn't' stay on that side of town long enough so we just went home. When we got home we watched Life Free & Die hard. It was a good movie. By the end of it around 5:00 though we were both pretty tired and didn't feel like getting all dressed up and going out fancy. So we put on some regular clothes and went to Brickhouse Bar & Grill in Deland. The food was not good at all but the dessert was WONDERFUl. The chocolate Lava Cake and ice cream made our night. We went home got in the hot tub for a few min, showered and than went to bed :-). All in all it was a wonderful day with my hubby. We both got each other cards and just really really enjoyed our time together...

Well today... my 27th week appointment I had my ultrasound to see how my placenta was.. Everything looks great. My Placenta has moved and its not longer near my cervix. My cervix has also shortened a little bit and its now at 2.6 cm. I guess not that big of a deal but I think this little guy will come sometime in December. I had to reschedule my glucose test and regular appt due to the stupid midwife. I won't even get into this LOL. I am now up to 141 lbs which is about 18 lb weight gain. I guess that is pretty good for how far along I am. Its pretty crazy though. I feel huge. My little guy is getting so big. He moves around soooo much now its unbelievable. I contasntly feel him moving around in my belly and I love it!! My ultrasound picture my little guy is sooo much bigger than he used to be. I can't believe it! He is going to beautiful and sooo handsome!!! I can't wait to meet him. Well my shower is on October 25th and I'm sure I will update this around than. I need to start adding pics. I will very soon!

Well I love my hubby, my little monkey and my God! My life is good!