The Y's Happily Ever After

November 30, 2012

37 Weeks

Had my weekly Biophysical Profile today and William was a little bit stubborn so it took a little longer than usual.  I had to drink ice water to get him to move more.  Needless to say this cause me a little bit of anxiety and worry but they said he did everything he needed to and that although he didn't move as much his heart rate was good.  He has moved lots since so I feel better :)

Here are my 37 week stats:

Total weight gain/loss: 18 lbs....gained two last!!

Sleep: Still falling asleep quickly but having trouble getting back to sleep after going to the bathroom for the third time!!  I tend to wake up and then want to see if I can get William to move and then he does and I can't get back to sleep.

Best moment this week: Realizing that we will get to meet William on the 14th of December....only 14 days away!!!!
  Feeling him move every morning when I wake up!

Movement: ALL the time and I love it!!
Still feel more rolling and big jolts of movements.  When I scratch my belly lightly he likes to move back :)

Food cravings:  Anything sweet or salty!!  Still love cold drinks!!

Gender: It's a BOY! 

Labor Signs: I'm pretty sure I've had a few Braxton Hicks this week.

Size of baby: Winter Melon


What I miss: Lunch meat!! 

What I am looking forward to: Seeing William for the first time....I cannot believe it is only 14 days away!!

Milestones:  William is now considered full term!!

Now for some updated pictures!

November 26, 2012

Possible Birthdate for William???

I went to the doctors for my weekly appointment this afternoon and while we are super excited about the news, we were a little shocked (in a good way!)

William is moving around all the time and has a great heart rate!  I am currently 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced!!!  The doctor is concerned about William's size based on my weekly ultrasounds.  When I asked him how big he thinks he is he responded by saying, "I never give a number because it is always wrong and people get upset with me!"  I asked if he thought he was bigger than 8 lbs and he said absolutely, especially if I go until my due date. 

If all goes as planned, I am scheduled for an induction on December 14th :)  We are super excited and cannot believe that we will meet our baby boy in just 18 days!!!

November 23, 2012

36 Weeks and Thankful

 We had a great Thanksgiving with TJ's parents this year.  Lots of yummy food, relaxing, catching up, watching TV and playing was a very relaxed Thanksgiving which was just what we needed!  My favorite part was getting to eat Thanksgiving twice (left overs for a late dinner!!)  Here is a picture of all four of us!!

We had our weekly Biophysical Profile Ultrasound today and it was more exciting because TJ got to come!!  He hadn't seen William since our 20 week ultrasound so lots of changes for him and of course Will performed getting another perfect score.  He was moving, stretching and sucking for TJ to see.  We can't figure out if he was sucking his thumb or his toe since both his hands on one foot were in front of his face.  Here is a picture of can see his lips ready to suck right below his nose!!  As always we are so in love with our little boy and cannot wait to meet him.

Here are my 36 week stats:

Total weight gain/loss: Only 16 pounds so far....

Sleep: What exactly is that??  All in all, I am falling asleep pretty quickly and getting about 8ish hours of sleep a night, it is just interrupted several times to use the bathroom, switch positions or try to make my back feel better.  I've tried using a body pillow and a pillow behind my back, but I move so much they aren't very effective.  I have a pillow between my legs and that seems to be the easiest at this point!

Best moment this week: Going to the doctor and signing the hospital paperwork giving the doctor permission to deliver the baby and for his circumcision (not fun for him I know!).  It made everything seems so close!!
  Next week I get to find out if I'm dilated or effaced at all.

Movement: ALL the time and I love it!!
He likes to play when I scratch or tap on my belly he will kick back!!  Even the big jolts that sometimes take my breath away or make me run to the bathroom make me smile so much!!  He is definitely kicking my ribs now!

Food cravings:  Still sweet, LoL American cheese and water.  This week I've wanted salty things as well!!

Gender: It's a BOY! 

Labor Signs: None so far.  I think I might have had a few braxton hicks the past few days but other than that just a sore back and aching belly!

Size of baby: Honeydew

What I miss: Lunch meat!!  My father-in-law is in charge of bringing me an Italian Hogie from Little Italy as soon as I have William :)

What I am looking forward to: Meeting William.....I cannot wait to meet him, hold him, give him kisses and spoil him so much!!!

Milestones:  In 27 days (hopefully less) I will be holding my baby boy!!  27 days seems soooooooooo close!!

Here we are at 36 weeks :)

November 16, 2012

35 Weeks

I promise to get better at keeping up with the blog and updating at least every week :)

35 Weeks Pregnant and Super Excited!!

Total weight gain/loss: Only 16 pounds so far....

Sleep: I fall into a deep sleep pretty quickly just about every night and wake up to use the bathroom feeling like I've slept forever and look at the clock to see it is only 11:45 p.m.   I'm starting to get up about 2-3 times a night to use the bathroom and am noticing it take lots of effort to get out of bed and walk to the bathroom.  My back has been super sore as well.

Best moment this week: Hiccups....TJ got to feel his hiccups the other night.  Seeing him move around and breathe at my weekly ultrasound appointment (he got another perfect score so he seems to be pretty happy in there and is head down in the right place).

Movement: ALL the time and I love it!!
His movements are different, more like jolts and I can feel him move his little butt back and forth :)  He has started to let me know he is awake and hungry about every morning between 4:30 - 6:00 a.m.

Food cravings:  Anything cold, sweets (always), dill pickles and land o'lakes white American cheese from the deli!

Gender: It's a BOY!  The sonographer said, "yep, definitely a boy!!"

Labor Signs: None so far but starting to get a little sore when I get up and down and my back has been really sore!

Size of baby: Large coconut or cantaloupe

What I miss: Being able to put socks on without difficulty!

What I am looking forward to: Holding William in 5 weeks....I cannot believe we are only a few weeks away from meeting our little baby boy!  I cannot wait to see TJ holding him!

Milestones:  Completing our Childbirth class...we feel pretty prepared at this point.  All of his clothes are currently washed and placed in drawers :)

Here are some pictures of me and William....sorry I'm in my PJ's but they are sooooooooooo comfortable!!

November 13, 2012

Lack of Blogs

Sorry for the lack of blogs lately....we've been super busy with baby showers and getting ready for William to arrive :)  William is doing wonderful and so is Mommy!  Daddy is super excited and helping Mommy get ready!! 

I have a few late nights at work this week but promise to have a new post, with pictures, on Thursday!!  Just didn't want anyone to worry about the lack of posts....just exhaustion :)