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hi all.

i wanted to check in to wish you a very happy/merry/ wonderful holiday season! jim and i will be excited to host some guests at our home for xmas. his parents will be coming up and there will also be one other couple joining us for a total of 6. i’m very excited to eat jim’s yummy food. he’s making ham, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, cold slaw and his famous chocolate chip cookies. i’m sure i’m forgetting some things, but i’m positive i’ve hit the most important parts (: i have to write everything down nowadays or else i forget it.

in other news we went to our 34 week baby appointment today. i’m happy to report that i’ve gained two pounds since our last appointment 2 weeks ago. i was actually very encouraged by that. at our last appointment i hadn’t gained anything in the 2 week period between appointments and that concerned me a little. at this point baby girl is supposed to gain on average about 1/2 a pound a week  from here on out and also right now my amniotic fluid is supposed to be at its peak. so, the 2 lbs weight gain lets me know that those things are probably  progressing nicely. we were also told that i just need to make it to 35 weeks before i can stop taking procardia (the medicine that controls contractions). procardia has not been my friend as it gives me nasty headaches. hooray!! i can’t wait to throw that junk out. i must admit though that i am grateful that it has been doing a good job of quieting my uterus. but, the very very very very wonderful fantastic great news is that i am released from bed rest at 36 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can. not. wait! i am like a kid waiting to go to disney world. the first thing i’m going to do is have a latte somewhere before getting a pedicure. i also asked the doctor if that meant i could actually return to normal normal  life like returning to work and she said, “weeeelllllll, let’s just play it by ear”. i was interested in what she would say because if she did think i could return to work i wanted to somehow physically prepare for it. meaning right now i can barely sit upright for an hour before my body starts to hurt and i begin feeling really exhausted. even if i did nothing else at work besides sit and stare at the wall for 8 hrs, at this point, that would be nearly impossible. it’s so sad how much stamina and endurance i’ve lost over these past 2 months of inactivity. i’m not highlighting this to seem negative. i’m actually thankful that i’ve had this time on bedrest because it’s helped our daughter get the time she needs in my womb. there is no way i could feel bad about that.

so that’s the update. 2 more weeks and then i can start moving around a little and i NEED that time to come-fast. i don’t have any new and exciting photos for you, but i’ll take some at xmas to share next post. this is my 33 week photo.

as always friends, thanks for reading!

until next time.

xo

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*Halloween 2011.I’m including this photo because it’s the most up to date preggo picture I have. (26 weeks)

At my 24 week appointment my doctor  informed me that she noticed
something from my 20 week ultrasound and wanted to take another look
at baby girl’s heart so we scheduled that ultrasound for Tuesday, Nov 1st.

Jim and I went in early because I also had to do the gestational
diabetes test and blood test to check my iron. Luckily my iron is fine
and I passed the diabetes test with flying colors. The other good news
is that the baby’s heart now looks just fine and she’s almost 3lbs
already!!! We even got to see her open her eyes and yawn. During the
ultrasound though, the technician noticed that my cervix was funneling and
opening a little. That’s not good.

We met with our doctor afterwards and she said that if I were in my first or second
trimester she’d place a stitch in my cervix to keep it closed but since
I’m at the beginning of my third it’s too late for that so she put me on bed
rest. We go back in two weeks for another ultrasound. At that time
we’ll also begin steroid injections to speed along the maturity of
baby girl’s lungs so that if she does come early that will help her
with her breathing.

Now it’s full day 3 of bed rest and it’s been a LONG 3 days! What keeps me motivated is knowing that I’m doing what’s best for the little baby girl who still needs time inside.

Oh, before I close, here’s  a preview of my days in photos.

Here’s my nest

Here’s my collection of pillows (aka my new besties)

Here’s my lovely view

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