Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our 3D Ultrasound and Maternity Pics...

As we get closer to the big day, exciting stuff is happening. We turned 31 weeks yesterday, and we have 8 more weeks until delivery day!! We are in the final stretch and I can officially start panicking =).

We had our elective 3D ultrasound on my birthday this past Friday.  We only got the 10 minute package, so we hoped this little person showed his/her face well in that time.  Although they were squished against the placenta and we didn't get the clearest shots, we still got some very cute images.  We think this is a very happy baby because he/she smiled throughout the whole thing (or it was the lunch I ate!!). We avoided scanning the whole crotch area, so the sex is still a surprise.  I was thinking that I would be able to tell whether the face looked more boyish or girlish, but to me, it just looks like a baby!!! Here are 2 of our favorite photos...

We also had our 30 week appointment earlier in the day and everything is going perfectly still.  My weight is staying very well controlled (go me!!) and I have absolutely no swelling.  I'm actually still wearing my wedding ring!! With all of my past pregnancies, that thing came off at 5 months! We are measuring a week ahead, but expected seeing as we have bigger babies.  Any guess on the weight yet?? Lets see... Jackson was born at 40 weeks, 10.3 pounds.  Max was born at 38 weeks, 8.7 pounds. And this one will be born at 39 weeks, so I think we will have at least a 9 pounder.  I will be shocked if he/she is any less then that.  We go back to the doctor again next week.

Over the weekend, Cameron had the honor of taking over as the professional photographer and took my maternity photos.  I really wanted to have a nice shoot with the boys.  Dang, my kids are the worst when cooperating for photos.  I never take the time to get really nice shots of them because they hate it!!! But, with a little bribery, we managed to get some good ones.  Cameron did a great job!!!

That's all for now, but I will definitely keep the updates coming as things get closer!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

29 Week Update!!!!

Welcome to the 3rd trimester!! I can't believe we only have 10 more weeks to go until the baby arrives. It really hit us last week that we are in the final stretch and time is going by so fast.  It's hard to imagine life with a baby again, but he/she will be here before we know it.  I have mixed emotions about this pregnancy nearing it's end; on one hand, I am so eager to find out what is brewing inside and can't wait for this baby making machine to be retired for forever. But, on the other hand, it is very sad to think that these are my last weeks of being pregnant ever again.  Even with all the aches and pains, exhaustion and tiredness, I am trying my best to enjoy every moment because I know there will be times in the future that I will miss being pregnant.  But, yes, hubby and I have come to a very mutual decision that a tubal ligation is best.  Not only do we feel that our family will be complete once this one is born (no matter what the sex is), but my body needs to retire.  Having 6 babies in just 5 1/2 years is enough for anyone!!

I had my 28 week check-up last week and everything went great. Baby is doing as he/she should and mommy is doing fantastic!! A little too fantastic according to Dr. Y!  I guess he thinks I am trying a little too hard to have that perfect 9 months, so he thinks I should slow it down a bit before it all hits me all at once.  It's not like I am running a marathon every weekend or anything, but I will make it a point to put my feet up more often and not worry so much about bleaching every corner of the house on a weekly basis =).  After having triplets, I think being pregnant with one baby is a piece of cake!!

Our delivery date is scheduled for the 3rd week of May (I'll keep the date to myself due to privacy issues), but I am so happy to have a final countdown. I will be having another repeat c-section and I am praying things go a little better then last time.  My boys are so excited to be in the waiting room, waiting for daddy to come out with the big news.  Cameron is planning on whispering what the baby is in their ears and they will yell it out to all of our family! Too exciting!!! 

Other then that, no other news.  My doctor appointments are now every 2 weeks, so it should make this time go by a little faster. Can't forget the belly shot... this was last week and my belly has gotten HUGE!!! It seems very high to me too...