Friday, June 15, 2012

34 weeks! Another huge milestone and a growth scan!

YEAH we officially made it to 34 weeks! Baby girl needs to stay in for a while longer but today is a huge milestone for Bella's development! Now we are hoping for 36 weeks and then fuller term (37+).  I have a feeling she is going to stay in and has just been giving us one heck of a ride.

It's been a roller coaster of a week! The contractions have definitely gotten stronger and another trip to l&d confirmed that I'm def not crazy, they are there.  Fortunately there has been no additional dilation, so the Procardia is doing something but I have really been struggling the pain.  Of course I'll take it if it means she stays put for a little longer but it's still 24/7 and is definitely hard. I hope i'm not coming off as complaining b/c after all we had to go through to get pregnant again, i really do love being pregnant and she is she's absolutely worth it!

Today was also our growth scan! I have REALLY looking forward to see Bella again! And with how giant Brayden was (and we had NO idea) I was anxious to see how big she was going to be at this point.  Baby girl is growing perfectly! She's 5lb9oz which puts her in the 59%.  They are guesstimating if I go full term she will be b/w 7-8lbs. Which is much much better than the 9lb9oz that Brayden was! lol Other than her growth they also checked all her development (brain/kidneys/heart ext) and everything looked perfect.  :)  After seeing her again I REALLY can't wait to finally meet her!

Here's some pics of our cutie pie, you could even see a little peach fuzz hair during the u/s!

Looking at us, these always seem kinda creepy to me! lol 
 YUP still a girl! lol

How far along? 34 weeks!  Yeah we're still pregnant! 
Total weight gain/loss: lost 10, gained 18- shes head down
Sleep: not sleeping well b/c of the contractions and cramping, tossing and turning, sciatic pain, hot flashes and having to pee a lot, restless leg pain
How big is baby? 5lb 9oz!! (59%) : the size of a butternut squash
Best moment this week: seeing Bella at our growth scan! 
Movement: lots of rolls, kicks, punches, hiccups you name it! Sometimes she's just plain violent!
Symptoms: preterm contractions, menstral like cramps, exhausted, intense cervical pressure, restless legs, vericose vein pain, sciatica pain, reflux even with meds
Symptoms I DON'T have: nausea
Food cravings: chocolate ice cream mmmm 
Food aversions: none this week
Gender:GIRL! * ~ Bella ~ *
Labor Signs:  preterm contractions, menstral like cramps, and intense cervical pressure, 80% effaced and fingertip dilated :( 
Belly Button in or out?  in 
What I miss: not being in constant pain, but if she stays in it's more than worth it
What I am looking forward to:  it's still early but I am so excited to meet this little girl! 

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