Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Week 17

How far along? 17 weeks

Maternity clothes? Definitely pants, but starting to transition to shirts as well. I can wear my non-maternity stuff as long as it's really long.

Sleep? Getting better! I got some great tips on sleeping while pregnant and its certainly helped! I still can't quite get used to sleeping with pillows all around me and by morning they are all usually on the floor, but I'm tossing and turning much less and not nearly as sore!

Best moment this week?
We have baby things in our house!!!!
On Saturday night, our amazing friends Audrey and Josue and their sweet little girl Melody had us over for dinner and let us raid their basement of baby stuff! Such a HUGE blessing!
Here's the unorganized pile of amazing blessings that are currently in our guest room:

A car seat! An actual car seat!

The snap n go stroller for the car seat.
Baby baths, crib skirt, breast feeding pillow, swing.

Bouncer, baby books and maternity clothes!

Such an incredible blessing!

Food cravings: Mexican.

Gender: Team Green!

Belly button in or out? In

Movement? Early this week I hadn't really felt much, but yesterday I began feeling the baby again and it was a bit stronger than before. I can't wait for regular movement! It's such a great feeling!

What I miss? Nothing : )

What I'm looking forward to: Our level 2 anatomy scan in two weeks! We won't be finding out the sex of the baby, but I can't wait to see them again and hopefully get good news that all is well with our little one!

Milestones: We got our quad screening results back yesterday. For some reason I had in my mind that if we heard the results back soon, that'd it'd be bad news. Well, 3 days after I had my blood drawn, the OB called. I was freaking out! Being a type 1 diabetic, I didn't have any increased risk for a chromosomal problem (like downs syndrome or trisomy 18), but there is a possible increased risk for neural tube defects. Luckily, my amazing nurse Kris immediately said that all my results were negative! And I'm not a carrier for cystic fibrosis! Whew!!!
I seriously felt on cloud 9 after that! Thank you Lord!!!
Today we met with the perinatologist for the first time. I will be seeing him every 2 weeks until 28 weeks, then weekly until 36 weeks. He said that the normal quad was very reassuring with this pregnancy and the level 2 will hopefully confirm that.
The plan of action is in 2 weeks we will have the level 2 anatomy scan to look to make sure everything is developed correctly and no birth defects. 2 weeks after that, we will have our fetal echocardiogram to see a more detailed picture of the baby's heart and make sure everything is working the way it should!

I have felt so overwhelmed by everyone's support and generosity. Every little milestone with this little one is such a blessing and we just thank God so much for blessing us with this little life.

1 comment:

  1. If you think of other items you need, make a list and I can go through Cash's stuff too.


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