Friday, April 12, 2013

23 Weeks

Last week I finally had a chance to go through all of Maddie's baby clothes and figure out what will work and what is needed. I washed everything and put the clothes away, organized by size, in the dresser and closet. It was quite a task but I'm relieved to have that checked off the list. Next will be installing a new closet system and cleaning out the furniture and setting it up in the new "guest" bedroom. I overdid it a bit with all that work and felt the effects physically for a few days. After some stretching and rest I do feel better. I also had a cold last week which made me feel pretty miserable, especially without many options for remedies safe in pregnancy.

I am apprehensive about weighing in at Dr. Deprez' next week. I feel like I'm really getting big fast and hope the scale doesn't jump like it did last time around this time. At my next visit I was also having the glucose tolerance test.

Maddie has been so cute when we talk about her baby sister. I told her that her baby sister's name is going to be Ella. She said in the cutest voice "Her name is El-la?" She has loved looking at all the little baby clothes and even shows her affection but hugging them. Today she lifted my shirt to "show" her baby sister a new outfit grammy bought. She ended the conversation with a little kiss to the belly. Grammy asked her if she was excited to be a big sister and she said "yes, but we have to wait for her to come out."

Monday, April 1, 2013

21 Weeks

My repeat anatomy scan this past week went well. Baby girl was still in the breech position and lying on her back but this time the tech was able to see just about everything they couldn't last time. She was able to visualize the kidneys and arteries, aortic arch and the sacrum. Dr. Deprez left me a message when he got the report and was satisfied with all of the findings.

I am still feeling well but can definitely tell that baby girl is growing rapidly as I seem to be doing the same. My belly seems quite big all of the sudden and I am finding myself getting uncomfortable at times. She is moving quite a bit and sometimes decides to rest on some pretty unpleasant places, i.e. my bladder. I can also feel her move on both sides of my belly simultaneously which shows how big she is now!

In other news we have ordered the crib and we are pretty sure we've picked a name for our little one! Next task, go through Maddie's baby clothes and decide what we will need come August....