Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 4:29 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So I've been volleying between two emotions...sheer excitement and sheer terror. Somedays I'm like "Wow, only 10 more weeks until I'm holding my baby girl" other days it's more like "Holy shit I'm gonna have a baby in 10 weeks." Somedays it feels like time is flying and some times it feels like I've been pregnant forever and still have a million miles to go. I blame hormones...which let me tell you, are raging lately. Sigh.
Posted by Melissa G. at 2:24 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 9:01 PM
Friday, April 17, 2009
So the furniture came yesterday...yay! I took a before and after video for your viewing pleasure
Posted by Melissa G. at 8:03 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I went yesterday for my second, and sadly last, 3D u/s and it was awesome. She wasn't as cooperative as she was last time. She kept her arms up above her face so we had to move and jiggle my belly a little bit to get her to move. She's a little camera shy already, although she definitely doesn't get that from her parents because we ham it up. Her face has filled out more so she's much less alienesque. I just want to watch the dvd over and over again. Here are some of the pics. The CD had like 85 images on it and I was very tempted to post them all, but here are some of the better shots.
Posted by Melissa G. at 10:06 AM
Monday, April 13, 2009
So I just got back from the doctor. Unfortunately not my reg doc, but another one in the practice who is very difficult to understand b/c he has a thick German accent. He gave me the fFn test and an internal u/s. The fFn was no biggie, just like a pap. The internal showed my cervix was still measuring 2.8 cm, which means it hasn't shortened any more since Tuesday, which is very good news. He told me to take it easy and that the results would be in tomorrow for the fFn. He said he would be surprised if it came back positive. When I go back on May 5th my reg doc will check again with an internal u/s and if it's shortened any more I'll have another fFn. He told me that as long as it doesn't shorten to 2.5 cm I'm ok. So at least there's some good news.
My interview went really well. It was with two ladies from the Edison Board of Ed. Unfortunately they don't know what positions are available for next year, so it's still a waiting game. Tomorrow I'm going to start sending out my resume to other school districts near my house.
Posted by Melissa G. at 3:01 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:50 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here is the sonogram picture of Isabella that my awesome u/s tech snuck me after the transvaginal u/s. It's a pretty good profile shot of her at 28 weeks 3 days.
Posted by Melissa G. at 3:54 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So I went to the dr today for my monthly check up and since I've had a colpopscopy which resulted in a biopsy and a LEEP, I get my cervical length monitored through transvaginal u/s. Last time everything was fine, but this time the dr told me my cervix has shortened from 3.1 cm to 2.8 cm. This puts me at risk for pre-term labor. I have to go in a week from today for a fetal fibronectin culture. This is a q-tip test that checks for factors of preterm labor. If it tests positive I'll probably have to go on bed rest and if it continues to shorten they'll have to do a cervical stitch. She also told me things to look for that would indicate pre-term labor and said if I experienced any of them to go to the hospital immediately.
I'm just so scared. As much as I love this child inside of me, she needs to cook for at least another 9 weeks minimum. Just pray that the tests come back normal, my cervix doesn't shorten, and Isabella stays put.
On the bright side, I did get to see her again and the tech gave me three pics. Her heart, position, and size (about 2.5 lbs) are all normal. Sure she's great, but I'm having a heart attack.
Posted by Melissa G. at 3:07 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009
So I'm just a little late with my weekly belly pic and survey. Don't mind my hair in the pic it's raining like crazy here and my umbrella broke so you are seeing the very "in" wet-dog look. Don't let it distract you though from the ginormous belly. Isabella felt fit to wake me up 3 times to go to the bathroom last night. 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00. Crawling out of bed in the dark over a snoogie is no easy feat let me tell you.
Posted by Melissa G. at 2:27 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2009
- To spend a beautiful spring day inside catching up on your dvr
- To have breakfast for dinner
- To say no just because you don't feel up to something
- To stay in your pajamas all day
- To splurge on self-care products, you can't put a price on looking and feeling good
- To change your mind
- To plan an outfit around your shoes
- To feel down
- To get that nervous laugh at a wake
- To have dust bunnies under your bed
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:06 PM