Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I have an ultrasound in a week and a half, and in addition to checking where my placenta is, they are also going to be able to check the length of my cervix and if it looks short at all then we'll have that heads up that maybe the c-section should be earlier.
I'm weighing in at 147 lbs now... so I've gained 32 so far. Not too bad.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Anyway, here I am in all my covered belly glory. I don't look nearly as bloated as I did with LB. I still have chicken feet, not elephant feet. Hooray!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Last week during my non-stress test, the nurse commented when I had a Braxton Hick contraction, so now I finally understand what they are. I'd noticed that my tummy would go as hard as a melon before the NST, but I didn't realize they were BH contractions. Now I notice them everytime they happen, and today they are getting quite uncomfortable. But I did just come back from a walk with Lily, and I may have walked too fast since it was freezing out and really windy and I wanted to get back home as fast as possible.
This evening I'm feeling similarly. Judging from the non-stress test, the baby hadn't dropped down yet, but maybe he's getting ready to now. That makes me kind of nervous. I'm not 37 weeks yet.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Isaac: too Jewish? (not that sounding Jewish is a bad thing, just neither of us are Jewish)
Ethan: Tomek doesn't like it
Elijah: Tomek used to work with a guy named Eli. I have a thing on naming my kids the same as someone I know.
James: No Polish equivalent.
Jacob/Jakob: I don't like the Polish short form of it: Kuba. Sounds like a big, drooly dog to me.
Lukas/Lukasz: I'm not big on Polish pronunciation of it: Woo-cash.
Rylan: Sounds like a girl name now that I think about it. Tomek probably wouldn't like it.
Rowan: Tomek doesn't like it.
I think we'll just go with this.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
She checked on the baby's heartbeat and it took her a little bit to find it. Then she listened for over a minute with a frown on her face. It was 120 bpm but she decided to send me to the hospital for a non-stress test anyway, to get a 20 minute reading of the heartbeat to make sure it was going up and down.
The obgyn scheduled me for another ultrasound at 35 weeks to confirm the placenta is still low, I see her again at 37 weeks on top of seeing my regular doctor and scheduling a trip to the hospital for my c-section orientation.
She scheduled my c-section for the 25th of February, then changed it this morning to the 20th of February.
So back to the hospital and the non-stress test... the first nurse couldn't find the heartbeat at all. Just when I was getting really worried, the little guy started punching and kicking up a storm. Whew. But she still couldn't find his heartbeat. So she asked another nurse to find it. She had trouble, too, she could pick it up for a bit then would lose it again. She said it was the hardest heartbeat she'd ever had to find. And she graduated from nursing school the year I was born. 27 years. So I didn't get to lie there in peace and let my baby's heartbeats wash over me and soothe me. I sat/lay in a twisted half-on-back-half-on-side-half-sitting position with the nurse holding the sensor on my gooped-up belly and occasionally pressing it into my belly.
But the heartbeat was normal, so that's good.