Wednesday, October 31, 2012

California, Baby Shower, 31 weeks!

Time for an update! We went to California a couple weeks ago to see my family before I pop and have a baby shower!

We broke up the 12 hour drive by leaving a night early and staying in Jackpot on our way down, then had a little 'Babymoon' in Reno on our way back! We got a nice hotel room, a good dinner, and then won a bit of money in the casino, ha. Sterling doubled his money in Blackjack and I won $28 on a penny slot. It was fun and breaking up the drive a bit made it a lot easier.

Seeing my family and friends was great! They spoiled us and Brynleigh, we got a ton of cute stuff at the shower. Bryn's room is a work in progress at the moment. Her crib is all set up, and I'm ordering a changing table and glider/ottoman set from Target later this week. Right now, the floor is covered in clothes and baby shower presents and is a complete mess. But I bought a bookcase yesterday that I'm going to get some cute storage baskets to go into, then I can start organizing! There's just really no place to put anything at the moment since we use the closet in her room for storage for other things. I'm excited to get it all together in there and looking cute!

Anyway, I'm getting huge and ready to have this baby. I'm a little over 31 weeks now! Brynleigh has been moving SO MUCH this last week. It's getting pretty uncomfortable. She's so strong! Last night she was literally going crazy in there and bouncing off the walls! Sterling couldn't believe how much she was moving. She always kicks him in the middle of the night too now when he's spooning me and has his arm over my stomach. She's getting to be a crazy little girl!

She's been perfectly fine and healthy, so we're very happy! We're SO anxious to meet her though. I'm convinced she's going to come early. Hopefully not too early, but a week or two is okay :)  Actually, a week early would be Christmas and I don't want her to have a Christmas birthday. I suppose she will come when she's ready though! We're just in the waiting game for now. 

My camera was dropped and broken in Reno (it was three and a half years old, so that's okay), so I don't really have any great pictures of the bump right now. I'll hopefully have a new one soon though! For now I'll post a few pictures from California, plus a fabulous cell phone picture from a few days ago.

Us with our presents :)
My family :)
Two of my favorite ladies :)  PS: Corina totally came all the way down from Moscow and surprised me!
Aw, Sunnymarie.
Tender moment with my sister haha
Awful mirror picture at 31 weeks. Please ignore my messy bathroom counter :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

28.5 weeks

Time for a little update! Well, I'll be 29 weeks on Monday. Everything is going great, though we did have a bit of a scare earlier this week.

Last week, Brynleigh's movements slowed down, then on Monday I went in for my glucose test. I hadn't felt Bryn move all morning yet, which had me a little worried. So then I drank the bottle of gross syrup-y sugar water, and the nurse told me that usually babies start bouncing off the walls and moving like crazy after the mom drinks that stuff, since it's pure sugar. So this had me pretty worried. I called my doctor's office once I got done with the test, but my doctor and his nurse were both out of town. I told the lady at the desk my concerns, so she said if I was really worried then I could go get checked out at the Labor & Delivery unit at the hospital.

After some crying phone calls to my parents and Sterling, they all convinced me to just go to the hospital to make sure everything was okay. So I went and they monitored me for a little bit, and everything seemed to be fine and she started moving. Then suddenly her heart rate dropped really low for a minute. They called in the on-call doctor who ordered a biophysical ultrasound so we could check the amniotic fluid levels and everything. The ultrasound came back perfectly normal and baby Brynleigh looked just fine, so after monitoring me for a little longer, making sure her heart rate stayed stable, they released me. I went to my normal doctor on Wednesday so he could check me out again, and everything was perfect. They're thinking her heart rate dropping is nothing to worry about, she must have just gotten caught in her umbilical cord for a minute or something. So I was a very relieved momma! And she has been kicking up a storm since this incident on Monday, so I am very happy. Little Girl was just being stubborn there for a bit :)

Anyway, everything else is going great. I've had some trouble sleeping, and I get some nasty back pains pretty much everyday now, but it's all manageable. I really can't complain too much. Oh, I have been getting nauseous sometimes lately. That's really not fun. For some reason, breakfast seems to cause it the most. I don't know if my stomach is just getting squished by Baby or what, but it's not too much fun. But it's not too horrible. I'm getting so huge though! Still not sure where she's gonna go for the next 11+ weeks! I am going to be SO big. Still no stretch marks though! Thank you good genetics and/or Palmers :)

I'm pretty much completely out of any of my pre-pregnancy clothes now. My shirts look funny or aren't long enough, and well, I've been out of my jeans for a good month now. So I did some good maternity shopping the other day. I found an amazing pair of jeans that I love. They're super comfy and are actually slim-fitting, which is nearly impossible to find in maternity jeans! Everything usually is like a tent in the butt and thighs. And I bought a few new shirts to get me through for awhile. 

We're headed to California this Thursday! Hopefully the drive will go smoothly and Brynleigh and I won't have any issues. And next Saturday is my baby shower! I'm excited.

That's about it for now! I'll leave with a bump picture from today :)