Thursday, February 23, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Size of baby: Banana!
Weight gain so far: A whopping three pounds! This pregnancy has been a lot different in the weight gain aspect- at this time with Jackson I had gained at least 13 pounds.
Sleep: This has been one of the toughest aspects of this pregnancy. I've had insomnia really bad since the first trimester and it's just now getting better since I borrowed one of those awesome maternity pillows (a "Snoodle") from a friend. I'm so glad to get some sleep again!
Clothes: Definitely wearing only maternity bottoms, but I can still squeeze into my non-maternity tops, provided they're on the long side.
Food cravings/aversions: Sweets of any kind! And chocolate, which is definitely not something I usually even like, much less crave. I've been having weird aversions to fruit like bananas and blueberries. Maybe it's their texture?
Symptoms: Nothing much. No heartburn, nausea, or tiredness. Just harder to get off the floor when I'm playing with Jackson. :)
What baby's up to: She's a movin and a shakin! This baby girl is definitely an active one, which I appreciate because it means she's growing and developing.
What we've been up to this week: I finally finished vacuuming and steam cleaning the carpets in the nursery. I'm basically trying to get everything I can done before I might have to go on bed rest. The furniture is now placed in its approximate location but we still need a dresser and a crib. I'm making the decor for her room and am planning another post with what I have planned.
What's next: We have a regular monthly doctor's appointment on Friday where she'll probably go over my placenta previa in more detail. We'll still have to wait another three weeks before we can see if there has been any improvement.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
So I got a call from my doctor on Wednesday, and it was not great news. During my 18-week ultrasound they determined that I have complete placenta previa, which basically means my uterus is completely covering my cervix. There are a lot of reasons why this is a bad thing, the biggest one being that I'm most likely going to have an early c-section. The second worst reason is the probable bed rest that I'm going to be put on beginning in my third-trimester. And the last being the post-partum risks due to complications from the previa. Needless to say, I am NOT a happy camper right now. I'm feeling a little like a spoiled brat throwing a tantrum, but I'm also mourning the loss of a healthy, happy pregnancy. I am now considered "high-risk" and with that comes the worrying, and a lot of it. I'm no longer enjoying my growing belly, but dreading the bleeding that could occur at any second and the recovery time that I know I'm going to have to go through after the c-section. Things were so easy with Jackson's pregnancy and delivery. I'm really going to miss the miracle that is giving birth. And I have absolutely NO idea how I'm going to handle an extremely active two-year old and a newborn while I recover. I guess I just need some time to mourn and then get over it because things could be much worse.