Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week 28.

This week will go down as my least favorite week of pregnancy. Seriously, all of the yuck crammed into one week. I had to go for my glucose test, where I found they recently switched it from 1 to 2 hours. I ended up throwing up after a half hour and had to have my blood drawn 3 times. The next day was my Doctor appointment where I had to get a Rogam shot{given only to people with my blood type..lucky} in the rear-end. Too many needles in one week. Anyway, im not diabetic, but I did gain like 5 lbs in two weeks, which is why I've officially taken the "weight gain/loss" question off of my survey completely. :)

While we were sitting in the waiting room of the Dr. we recieved some sad, but ecpected news. Tyler's Aunt Patty, who has been fighting cancer had passed away peacefully early that morning. Tyler and I spent the time reading the sweet facebook posts of her husband and kids and talking about her. I can say without a doubt, she was the most spiritual, kind-hearted, sweet woman I've ever met in my life.

We had an ultrasound that really ended up making all of the bad and hard things even out. It was incredible to see how much has changed since our gender check at 15 weeks. His head was measuring a week larger, just like Ryder did. He's still a boy, and looks identical to his super adorable, big bro. Every time she went over the lips and nose in 3D, we couldn't believe how much they look alike already.

Oak. 28 weeks.

How far along: 28weeks
Maternity clothes: Yes. There's a couple shirts I have my eye on at Target. I know they'll mark them down soon and I'll feel much better not paying full-price on a shirt I'll only be wearing for a couple months.
Stretch marks: I don't think so. My belly is still clear, which I'm trilled about. My legs and sides are already shot but if I can keep them off of my stomach, I'll be happy.
Sleep: Better than last week... but that's really not saying much.
Morning sickness: Only the day I had to fast 8 hours, wake up at 6:30 and drink a pound of sugar. I'm not sure if that counts as morning sickness though.
Cravings: Santa Rosa, Dr. Pepper, In n Out. Um, I'm starting to see where this 5lbs. came from.
Food aversions: Anything orange. It really sucks, last week was the first time since I did the glucose test with Ryder that I was able to drink and enjoy and orange gatorade again.
Gender prediction: Definitely a boy. He had no problem showing his stuff during the ultrasound.
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Out.
What I miss: Being skinny. Wearing cute shoes.
Milestones this week: This question gets me every time. I pretty much cover everything in the other questions. But I guess the biggest one for me was hearing my Dr. say my sugar levels were great and I didn't have to do that test again. I told him I'd rather go on a diabetic diet than drink that crap again. Phew.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Week 27

Hey! I only missed a week this time, not to shabby. My only blogging time is when Ryder is napping, but that usually means that I'm napping, too. Rough life we have. This week was a biggin' for us. We... bought/are buying a house. We picked our lot, options and all that fun stuff and now the waiting period begins. Their building time is running about 4 months, so we probably won't be in before Oakley is born, but he'll have a brand new house when he's a few weeks old. I think this case is the only one that I'm wishing to go a couple weeks over my due date, seriously crossing my fingers they'll get done early. {sometime my optimism disappoints}.

Anyway. I finally went to the Dr. I hadn't been since I was 18 weeks in Texas, then it took me a while to settle down and get in here. Everything is right on track, hearing his heartbeat is still the best sound in the world and I'm looking forward to my ultrasound next week. Not so much the glucose test that I'll likely put off until the day before my appointment. Ugh.

How far along: 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I really don't want to even admit this anymore. This question will likely be deleted by the next post. BUT, I'm still averaging a pound per week. You do the math.
Maternity clothes: Yes. This week has been a rough one in this department. I needed maternity clothes sooner with this pregnancy, which means some of the ones I bought in smaller sizes at the beginning are getting snug. It's sad enough when your regular clothes stop fitting..
Tyler's shirts are also now belly shirts. Guess my dad's closet will be raided soon.
Stretch marks: I don't have a clue.
Sleep: Is impossible. I wake up a few days a week anywhere from 2-4 hours in the middle of the night. I usually eat a bowl of cereal and dream away on Pinterest.
Morning sickness: No sir-ee
Cravings: Still carne asada burritos, oreos, brownies, lots and lots of fruit, Dr. Pepper and Friendly donuts
Food aversions: Nothing really that stands out. There's stuff that won't sound good, but nothing that makes me gag to think about or smell.
Gender prediction: Boy. I really need that ultrasound. I keep having this dream that the rude, ultrasound tech I had at my gender-check, was wrong and said the cord was a wiener. So stupid, but the upcoming ultrasound will ease my mind.
Showing yet: Yep {I could probably delete this one, too}
Labor signs: I'm not sure if it's too early for Braxton Hicks, but every once in a while I'll feel some tightening that totally remind me of what I remember as contractions and it REALLY reminds me how crappy those bad boys are.
Belly button in or out: Out. Oh my gosh, it has to be the ugliest belly button ever. She'll remain clothed at all times.
What I miss: Sleep on my California king.
Milestones this week: Realizing how good of a big brother Ryder is going to be. I feel bad with these blogs, I hadly mention him it seems. He's such a huge part of this pregnancy. He does the cutest and sweetest things that make me want 10 more just like him. Recently he's been waking up, cuddling and rubbing my belly. He always asks to kiss his brother first thing and EVERY time he's playing with cars or trucks he has to drive them across my belly for "brubers" to see.

{Seriously melts my heart.}

26 & 27 week pictures.