Thursday, October 30, 2008

30 Weeks

I'm 30 weeks tomorrow.  It's crazy how fast time is flying!  Only 10 more weeks til our due date.  I go to the doctor on Wednesday.  After that, I'll be going to the doctor every two weeks until the last month when I go every week.  

I had my glucose test done a couple weeks ago, but I haven't heard the results.  Hopefully I pass and don't have gestational would not be fun to give up brownie sundaes.  :)  At my last appointment I also got a RhoGAM shot.  I got this because I am Rh- and the baby may be Rh+...this will prevent complications that could happen if our blood mixes...that's how I understand it anyway.  I'll get another shot following delivery too.

Also at the last appointment, I saw a different doctor.  He made me nervous that I would have to have a c-section because of the spinal fusion I had in 1999.  I contacted the surgeon who performed this surgery though and he thinks that based solely on that operation, I should still be able to go ahead with a vaginal birth.  I know I've had more back problems since then (herniated discs) and I don't want to mess anything up, but I would really like to try to have a natural birth if possible.  

What else?  I have sent out 1/3 of the internship applications I will be sending out.  7 out of 21.  I'm applying to 21 different sites in 17 different states.  Who knows where we'll end up!  

Tomorrow is Halloween.  I'd love to dress up because when else will I be pregnant on Halloween, but I can't decide on a costume.  I'm so indecisive.  What I'm NOT indecisive about though is that I now HATE cooking.  I used to love cooking, but it is no fun anymore.  And I'm super uncomfortable afterwards.  Blah!

Here's my 30 Week picture, sorry it's a little fuzzy...

Monday, October 20, 2008


I'm super busy with internship applications...they're stressing me out.  

I can't do a long post now, but I thought I'd tide you over with a belly shot.  :)  This was taken a week ago (at 27 1/2 weeks)...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another 3D/ 4D Ultrasound

I went today for the free 3D/ 4D Ultrasound.  The baby wasn't very cooperative again.  He/she was in a bad position...despite me trying to wake the baby with OJ and soda before the appointment.  I did get to see some cute images of the baby while I was there...even though most of the time his/her hands were in front of his/her face again.  At one point I even got to see Baby Z yawn- it was adorable.  

I was very disappointed when I got home though and looked at the DVD they gave me.  They were supposed to give me a DVD with all the pictures and videos, and when I opened it I noticed that she only included a couple pictures and no video.  And the pictures that she did include weren't even the best ones.  :(  I'm so sad.  I wanted to be able to share more.  

Here is the best of the worst though...a profile shot of the baby...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I heart garage sales and ultrasounds!

Yesterday was a great day...I woke up at 5:15 am and couldn't get back to sleep so I got up, ate some breakfast, got ready, and went to an early garage sale.  I bought the following items, plus a book that I forgot to put in the picture for under $15!  How exciting!

After the garage sale I came home and picked up Cory.  I suprised him and took him for a 3D/4D ultrasound of the baby for his birthday!  We got to share this with several people:  Lucas, Patty, Dylan, Kerry, Martina, and Chris.  It was so nice to have them there!  

The man doing the ultrasound asked if we knew the sex of the baby and I said no, and that we didn't want to know.  Throughout the ultrasound he kept asking if we were sure we didn't want to know cause he knew.  Luckily though no one gave in, he didn't spill the beans, and we didn't see any between the legs shots!

The baby was being a little bit of a stinker and didn't want to show his/her face.  He was facing a little towards the back, which makes it hard to get a good shot, then Baby Z kept putting his/her hands, arms and even a foot in front of his/her face!  

You can see here in this first picture what I'm talking about (arms and hands in front of face)...

This second picture shows the baby's face with his/her fist at his/her mouth...

The next picture is my favorite, it looks like Baby Z is smiling and waving.  Silly baby!

This next one might be a little harder for you to see...towards the left side of the picture is Baby Z's face with his/her left hand pointing just above where its left eye is...

And here is a 2D picture of Baby Z's profile...

Someone that I work with let me know about this volunteer opportunity to get a free 3D/4D ultrasound, so I am doing that on Thursday.  :)  I'm so excited to see Baby Z again...hopefully the little stinker will be more cooperative next time!  

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.  Let me know if you can't make out Baby Z/ need me to explain any of the pictures anymore.  :)