Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Friday, April 20, 2012

BIG baby

Today's OB visit and ultrasound were interesting.  First of all, they are giving me two-thumbs up for travel and are just deciding now whether they think anti-malarials are really worth it since malaria is such a low risk in that area.  And also which bug spray will be safe for me to prevent mosquito bites.  Otherwise, no issues so I'm on my way to the beach!!!   Unfortunately, the bikini body is currently MIA but I'll still be stuffing myself into them.

Especially considering that again on ultrasound today, Baby Deuce is measuring over 2 weeks ahead.  I should be 24w and 2d, yet I measure 26w and 3d in EVERY area they measure.  And two weeks ago, I was measuring 2 weeks ahead.  So, Baby is large.  And apparently, so is my belly.   It was the 1st visit where we measured fundal height and are you ready for a shocker?

I measure 27 weeks.  Fantabulous.  For those who are REALLY bad at math, 3 weeks ahead of schedule.  Which is not totally surprising to me considering how much my belly has grown recently.  And I feel like this child is taking up every square inch of my torso already.  I'll have simultaneous kicks to my ribs on both sides and by my bladder.  It's quite impressive.

I can't do the glucose test this pregnancy because it nearly killed me last time.  My glucose was 29 last time and I made them draw my blood at 45 minutes because I couldn't wait any longer.  SO, they have me doing finger sticks about 8 times a week and were starting to suspect gestational diabetes due to this baby's size and my PCOS, but my first 2 sticks have been well within the normal range!  Hooray!!!

Great news: the cord was nowhere near the neck today!!!  Plus, my placenta is way far away from my cervix (no previa here) and my cervix is still over 4 and sealed like Fort Knox.  Which is great considering that it is solely responsible for holding in a mammoth-sized baby!  :)

Now, the real question is how on earth do you think I can give birth to this baby?  Paisley was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and left me ripped apart with a giant episiotomy that was less-than-pleasant for a while.  And she always measured right on schedule...  Let's shoot for a July baby!


3 comments:

  1. All good news!! So happy things are going well. As for giving birth - what's a pound here or there gonna do?! LOL! I also had the horrific episiotomy, not fun! But...so worth it:).

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  2. July babies are perfect :) I have no doubt, you'll give birth like a champ... even to a mammoth baby ;)
    On a side note... I used (and still use) the linen type blankets since Roman was born in July and it was smokin' hot outside. I still use them now and they are great!! My favorite brand is the Aden and Anais.

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  3. Don't worry about GD. I measured roughly 2 weeks ahead as well and docs were convinced I had GD, but I passed with flying colors. We might just make big babies!

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