Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baby News

We had an appointment with our high-risk doctor last Tuesday at 25 weeks 4 days. He was very happy to report that our baby boy is in the 70th percentile and weighs about 2 lbs. 1 oz! He says that my cervix is still long which is a good indication that the P17 injections are doing their job. He said that I was doing so well that I wouldn't have to see him for another 4 weeks. However, Kasey convinced him that I should come back in two weeks since I will be close to the scary 28 week marker! I guess my husband would appreciate my sanity to be intact!Here is our sweet little man's profile. We tried to see him in 3D but the images were still unclear. Maybe next time!

On Friday I saw my OB. Baby's heartbeat was in the 150s and sounded good. I am measuring right where I need to be and seem to have gotten this weight gain back under control! I think I can contribute that to not being in the same state as Pasta Bowl and/or Portillos! I also had my 1-hour glucose screen to test for gestational diabetes.

Over the weekend I was having more frequent braxton hicks contractions. I have talked to my doctors about these and they say that I should make sure to rest and drink a lot of water. They don't seem to be overly concerned because my cervix is still measuring long. I was very thankful to receive my P17 injection today, hopefully they will calm down!

I was just about to close my eyes for a nap when I received a call from my favorite nurse at my OB's office. She was calling to tell me that I failed my GD test and will need to go in for the 4 hour glucose tolerance test. Just when I thought being high risk for preterm labor and placenta previa was bad enough! Throw in gestational diabetes for the trifecta! Ugh. My sister just went through this same ordeal with her pregnancy. I watched at her shower as she carefully chose which yummy foods she could have and those she had to pass up. I saw her prick her finger for the billionth time as if she hadn't been poked enough during her struggle with infertility. I will go in on Saturday morning after fasting, slug down some syrupy goo, and have my blood drawn after 1, 2, and 3 hours.

I am frustrated and feel like my body keeps reminding me that I am not the best pregnant person. I will keep my chin up and repeat the mantra, "As long as baby and I are healthy...As long as baby and I are healthy..." I will pray that this is the last complication that I will face during my pregnancy. I will look forward to June 14th at 9:00AM when I have my healthy 36 weeks 6 days baby boy (and a half dozen cookies!).

Springtime Fun

We were so lucky to enjoy a BEAUTIFUL Spring break. We had a week full of 80 degree weather! My mom spent the week with us, playing with Logan and helping prepare for Baby #2!

The first day of our break was rainy, so Logan spent some time with his books. I wish I could say he was reading but...
Logan has been really excited about his baby brother. He loves pulling up my shirt and talking to "Baby Chips!" He has been asking a lot about when his baby brother will be here and I keep reminding him that we want him to stay in as LONG as possible! We saw his first little fit of jealousy as I was going through baby clothes. Logan decided that any article of clothing with a vehicle on it was for him and he was determined to wear them. Here you can see him sporting a 3-6 month onsie! I have no idea how he wedged himself in it!
We spent a windy afternoon at the arboretum. We enjoyed looking at all of the early spring flowers. Logan loved leading his Gramma Jan through the wheat maze!
My mom and I took Logan to Crown Center one day to visit Kaleidoscope, have a picnic, and play in the fountains. Last year Logan was terrified and would not even attempt to go in the water. This year he was a WILD man! He loved it and kept going back for more!
He was shrieking and laughing the entire time. Tourists kept stopping just to watch him. He brought smiles to many faces that afternoon!
We were lucky enough to be visiting Crown Center as they were getting a shipment of some of the animals for the new aquarium. Logan got to see a really big helmet crab!
He also had lots of sloppy, wet hugs for Gramma Jan. Mommy, of course, would have nothing to do with those!
The last day of Gramma Jan's visit we went downtown to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. Logan especially enjoyed the hamburger car and the potato car. Poor daddy spent the entire time looking for a place to park! Needless to say, I think next year we will find a parade that is a bit smaller!

In this picture I am wearing the same shirt I was wearing 9 years ago when Kasey first told me, "So what if I love you, who cares!" We have been through so much since then and I felt especially lucky this year to have 2 wonderful Weishaar boys love me...and one on the way!
Last Saturday, Logan started soccer! He plays on a "me & mini me" team. His favorite part was running up and down the field scoring goals! He just kept jumping and cheering every time the ball went in the net!
He did a pretty good job at the beginning listening to Coach Shawn but after a bit of follow the leader he was ready to get back to scoring goals!
He is looking forward to next Saturday when he can "just play soccer!"