Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pregnancy update.

As of today I'm 15 weeks along. It's crazy to be here, it's mostly just flown by and at moments it feels like it's dragging. I'm only 5 weeks away from being 1/2 through the pregnancy. That also means we're 5 weeks from Christmas today. ;)

I had my appointment a few weeks ago, my next isn't until Dec. 4th. Which seems forever away. I'll be 17 weeks and they'll be doing my early glucose test. I'm not thrilled about this, but I guess because I'm fat (my words, not theirs, well.. depends how you read into my OB's wording) I get to do two of these lovely things. Whatever. So I'll be there an hour. I start meeting the other OB's in the office since I won't know who is on call when I go into labor.

At my last appointment I was reading high for my blood pressure. This doesn't thrill me. Mainly because I've never had high blood pressure in my life before. I read relatively low. But I was reading 154/70 the first time and then 140/70 the 2nd time. Since my top number fell right at the cut off, I was made to do a 24 hour urine collection. Now, I've had friends who had to do these before. I've never had to in my previous pregnancies. I felt rather silly, but managed it. I took it in, had my blood drawn but have not heard back on anything. So I'm going with the old saying, no news is good news.

The high BP still concerns me. I'm nervous that I'll still read high at my next appointment. I'm unsure what they'll want to do from there. At that appointment, I will finally get to schedule our anatomy scan. I'm 20 weeks on Christmas so I'm hoping we can have it scheduled for before. It'll have to be after 4 since the husband has no more days left for the year.

We've been discussing names. The girl name is chosen and set in stone. I don't know about a middle name yet, no discussions for that has been made. Boy names now are proving to be very very difficult. We have managed to agree on 3, however none of them right now are sticking out to be a number one choice.

I know once we know what we're having and that baby is healthy (the most important part), the names will be easier to come by. I hope anyway.

The boys are so excited for the baby. Baby bird believes we're having a girl. No matter how you ask him, he says we're having a girl and a sister. Young Bird wants a little sister and Little bird seems to want another brother. I think no matter what, they're all going to be happy when the baby is here.

But that's the update. High BP that could possibly be me (since my OB said at the time of how far along I was, it was rare it would be caused by the pregnancy) and not having any names chosen for a boy. I'm trying to not worry or dwell on the BP issues till I am seen again. I can't really know what is going on right now. I just hope it becomes nothing serious :(

It's the husbands birthday tomorrow, so I need to finish getting ready for that. He's off for the next 4 days, it'll be so nice having him home. He's been working overtime the last few weeks, some extra time will be nice.

So I will leave you with the growth of the baby, or close to it!

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")


  1. I'm still glad Mike and I stopped at 2 children, but I do miss the little milestones of being pregnant. Maybe if my pregnancies weren't so rough, I might have considered another one. So glad things are going well :)

    1. There was a bit of a scare with Gage, but it all was a fluke. This starting as early as it did, I honestly think it's me. Which would mean, pregnancy or not, it would have happened anyways. I'm much more prone to high bp because both of my parents have it. I'm very thankful to have had 3 easy going pregnancies. So far the 4th isn't that bad, just the high bp, which I don't know what to do about right now.