Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Surro Babe: 38 Weeks!!

I can't believe we are 38w1d right now!! We are hoping to set an induction date of either Sunday the 6th or Monday the 7th. Since IF will only be here for a few days, I hope my dr will approve it! I have my 38wk appt tomorrow, so we will see!

Today is: April 2, 2014

How far along: 38 Weeks 1 Days!!! 13 Days to go!!!

Total weight gain: 12lbs

Baby is the size of: A Pumpkin

What is going on with this baby: Surro Babe has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she is over 19 1/2 inches long. She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)


Baby is a: GIRL!!!

Maternity Clothes: Oh Yeah, and loving it!!


Sleep: Eh... I am waking up around 3x a night to go to the bathroom and my hips are killing me. 

Movement: She is a Mover and loves to kick my ribs. She is mostly active in the mornings and late afternoons.

Symptoms: Lots of Contractions. I am currently 2cm and hoping these contractions are doing what they are supposed to do! Really getting uncomfortable.

Food Cravings/Aversions: A lot of Fruits and Veggies. Froot Loops. Cheerios. Ice. Lots of water!


37 Weeks!!

38 Weeks!!

Best moment(s) this week: 
IM got here on Monday!!! 

I'm looking forward to:
IF will get here tomorrow!!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Padsicles...

So a few months ago I was on Pinterest and stumbled upon a pin about “Padsicles.” I was really intrigued about the whole thing. With my first, I had a 3rd degree tear and needed 15 stitches. I don’t think my lady parts had ever hurt that bad before. I didn’t have anything to use except some Dermaplast and Witch Hazel Tucks Pads. My other two deliveries were a piece of cake and only needed a few stitches. Since I will be delivering my Surro Babe within a month, I thought to myself, why not make a few of these for when I get home from the hospital! They are so easy to make and you only need 5 Items!


Pads: I used the Always Maxi Overnights with Flex Wings. They are big enough to hold the liquid, but small enough that you don’t feel like you have a mattress between your legs.

Aloe Vera Gel: You need the gel, not the liquid.

Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel: You can use the regular Witch Hazel, but make sure it is Alcohol Free! The Rose Petal was the only one that the store had.

Lavender Essential Oil or Tea Tree Oil: I grabbed both. I used the Lavender a lot more than the Tea Tree, just because of how strong the smell was.

Ziploc Freezer Bags: I was able to put 12 pads in a bag. I am sure you can squeeze more into them, I just didn’t want the stuff to ooze out of them.

***I have a Midwife Friend who also said the Herb Sitz Bath is great on the pads instead of the lavender and tea tree oil. So you can use either one!

Instructions:

Step 1: Open the pad, but make sure you keep the backing intact.


Step 2: Squirt about 2-3 teaspoons of the Witch Hazel onto the pad.

Step 3: Add a few drops of the Lavender/Tea Tree Oil onto the pad. (Optional)


Step 4: Add a liberal amount of Aloe Vera Gel onto the pad. Make sure you rub it around evenly on the pad.



Step 5: Wrap the pads back up and put them into the Ziploc Freezer Bag. Once your bag is full, stick it in the freezer! Make sure that if you are making a lot, put the date and the order of the bags. (1st Batch, 2nd Batch, etc..)




When you are ready to use the Padsicles, make sure you let them defrost for about 5-10 minutes. You don’t want it freezing to your skin! I am really excited to use these after the birth. I have heard a lot of great things about these little suckers! These are supposed to really help the healing of your lady parts. You will want to sit on a few towels while wearing these. They will leak a little. 



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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Surro Babe: 35 Weeks!!




Today is: March 13, 2014

How far along: 35 Weeks 2 Days!!! 33 Days to go!!!

Total weight gain: 9lbs

Baby is the size of: A Honeydew Melon


What is going on with this baby: Baby Girl doesn't have much room to maneuver now that she's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.


Baby is a: GIRL!!!

Maternity Clothes: Oh Yeah, and loving it!!

Sleep: Eh... I am waking up around 3x a night to go to the bathroom and my hips are killing me. 

Movement: She is a Mover and loves to kick my ribs. She is mostly active in the mornings and late afternoons.

Symptoms: I've been getting some energy back but some days I am completely exhausted. I have been getting really bad acid reflux and the Zantac 75 is helping a little. I have been getting a lot of Braxton Hicks lately. My Dr. prescribed me Vistaril to calm my uterus down. They have been helping a lot.

Food Cravings/Aversions: A lot of Fruits and Veggies. Cheerios. Ice. Lots of water!

Best moment(s) this week: 
Finding out when the parents are coming!

I'm looking forward to:
OB Appt on 3/19
The Mommy To Be gets here on 3/31
The Dad To Be gets here on 4/10


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Surro Babe: 28 Weeks!

We have arrived at the Third and Final Trimester!!! The parents are getting excited, as am I!!

Today is: January 22, 2014

How far along: 28 weeks - 83 Days To Go!!! (give/take)

Total weight gain: 2lbs

Baby is the size of: A Large Eggplant


What is going on with this baby: By this week, baby girl weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of a large eggplant) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.


Baby is a: GIRL!!!

Maternity Clothes: Oh Yeah, and loving it!!

Sleep: Eh... I am waking up around 3x a night to go to the bathroom and my hips are killing me. 

Movement: She is a Mover and loves to kick my ribs. She is mostly active in the mornings and late afternoons.

Symptoms: I've been getting some energy back but some days I am completely exhausted. I have been getting really bad acid reflux the past week and nothing has been helping.

{23 Weeks}


Food Cravings/Aversions: I have been craving V8 juice and fruit. 

Best moment(s) this week: 
Getting to see Surro Babe at our Amnio Appt.

I'm looking forward to:
OB Appt on 1/29
3D U/S on 2/11
83 Days until the Due Date!!!



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Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's a....

I took my IM to get an elective ultrasound done while she was in town! It was so amazing to watch her see her baby on the ultrasound for the first time! She instantly fell in love with her baby and her face was absolutely priceless!

We also got our Amnio Results back and Baby is perfectly healthy! We also found out the gender of this little Surro Babe!!

Baby's Heartbeat!

3d of Baby! 

Little Fingers!!

Mouth Open Smile!

Another 3d of Baby!

It's a...







I had such a blast doing pictures with my IM! I love my photographer!! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Surro Babe: 18 Weeks!

Things sure have been busy! Good, but busy!

On Tuesday, I had an Amnio done to determine if the baby has any abnormalities. We also get to find out the gender when we get the results next week! So I decided to put a Gender Poll up on the right hand side! So make sure you vote!!

Back to the Amnio... Holy Crap that hurt! It was one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever had to do. The feeling and pressure was pretty intense. All I could do was close my eyes and breathe. My friend was there with me and rubbing my arm. From what the Dr said, the fluid looks great and we should have the results back within 10 days!

 

 Babe's Long Legs!!!

Today is: November 14, 2013

How far along: 18 weeks 1 days

Total weight gain: 0lbs

Baby is the size of: A Bell Pepper



What is going on with this baby: Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long, and he weighs almost 7 ounces (about the size of a bell pepper). He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.



Baby is a: I am thinking GIRL :) We will find out next week!

Maternity Clothes: oh yeah...

Sleep: Eh... I am waking up around 3x a night to go to the bathroom and my hips are bothering me. I have been getting Calf Cramps/Knots in my right leg for the past week that are killing me. 

Movement: I have been feeling movement more and more each day!

Symptoms: I've been getting some energy back and I am able to start eating other things. 

Food Cravings/Aversions: 

Best moment(s) this week: 
Getting to see Surro Babe at our Amnio Appt.

I'm looking forward to:
My IM getting here next week!
Taking her to get an elective 3d ultrasound!
Having our Gender Reveal Photo Shoot!
OB appt with my new OB.



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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nuchal Translucency Appt.

Today I had a First Trimester Screening/Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound. Surro Babe actually gave us a few good Profile Shots! We never get any good ones because this little jumping bean is always moving and grooving! The Nuchal Fold looked great and the Downs/Trisomy 18 results came back NEGATIVE!! Surro Babe is also measuring 2 days ahead!

Here are a few pics of this adorable little Surro Babe!!





Surro Babe was constantly putting its hand in its mouth! It looks like its blowing bubbles!

My son things it looks like Iron Man here haha



Have a great week!!!!

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