Friday, June 24, 2016

33 weeks 5 days

Just over six weeks till Becca's due date! It's hard to think about anything other than her lately! Especially when she's constantly reminding me that she's in there with her forceful kicks and jabs.
I had a doctors appointment yesterday, and I was surprised to have a short ultrasound done, which was so great! I wasn't expecting to have another one. Becca was head down at the last appointment, and she still was at this one. The doctor was checking to see if she was face down (anterior) or face up (posterior) by just feeling, and she couldn't quite tell, so she decided to get the ultrasound machine out to check. As of yesterday, Becca is posterior (face up). I'm hoping she flips around before she decides to come! But its not a huge deal if she stays how she is. I'm just grateful she's head down!
I got a quick picture from the ultrasound, which I'll include here. I can't really make out her profile in it or anything, but its just her head and hands in the picture, I think. She has gotten so much bigger since my last ultrasound!!! I couldn't believe her head took up almost the whole screen! And I think she may have a head of hair! It looks fuzzy around the edges of her head!
There have been some exciting preparations happening around here...we set up Becca's crib! It's beautiful! I'll post a picture on here once her room is more decorated, but other than that, its ready for her! We are ready! But we wouldn't mind if she stays inside a few more weeks. :)
The heat was really getting to me this week. Those few days that were in the mid 90's were rough, and we didn't have our air conditioner installed yet. But last night my dear husband set it all up. He had to make a frame because it didn't fit in any of our windows. So that's a relief!
I've been being more diligent about staying hydrated, especially in the hot weather. It really makes a world of difference in how I feel.
I've been tired lately and my feet are really feeling this extra weight. Other than that, and horrible back pain, I'm feeling pretty good. I just have to be careful not to over do it!

Monday, June 13, 2016

32 weeks 3 days

Time for another pregnacy update! Can you all believe that precious Becca will be here in just under 8 weeks (if she is born on her due date, that is!)?
I sure can't believe it! The summer weeks are going to fly by. Soon I'll have a baby in my arms! She is going to fill our home with so much joy.
This week, Becca is approximately 3 3/4 pounds and 16.7 inches long. She is about the size of a large jicama! She now has fingernails and toenails, and real hair (or considerable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for her birth.
I can't wait to meet this precious girl whom I already love so much! She is always on my mind as I imagine who she'll become.

I've been feeling tired lately....I tire easily and need to put my feet up throughout the day. Becca's been feeling really heavy to me lately, and it puts a lot of strain on my back, which I really feel by the end of the day.
At my last doctors appointment, I was told that her head is down in my pelvic area, so that explains the pressure I've been feeling on those bones, and on my bladder!
Kicks and jabs from my little one are getting way stronger! She was kicking me all through church on Sunday, and my belly was visibly moving!

We are in the true countdown mode, waiting excitedly for Becca Lyn's birthday!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

30 weeks 4 days

Can you all believe it? I've reached 30 weeks! I sure can't.
Less than 10 weeks to go till the big day.....August 7th, Becca's due date. Who knows...Maybe she'll come sooner than that....or later... :)

Becca is getting so, so active. She always has been, but its reaching an all time high lately. At this point, she is about 3 pounds, and 15.7 inches long. She is about the size of a large cabbage!
Becca is most active in the evenings. When I'm relaxing, she's a jumping bean!

I had a doctors appointment last week, and everything is looking good. I measured on track and Becca's heart rate is good!

We headed to the hospital last Thursday because I had been experiencing some cramping throughout the day. They decided they wanted to see me to make sure I wasn't in preterm labor. Everything was fine, I was dehydrated. I hadn't been diligent enough about keeping up my water intake!

I've been feeling okay lately...aches and pains are setting in big time. By the afternoon each day my feel kill, and my back is aching. I've been doing some stretches and exercises that do help ease the pain. I also feel pretty exhausted by the end of the day, too. In the morning and early afternoon I do have more energy.

When I make sure I have enough water, I don't have as many Braxton Hicks, so that's nice!

Over the weekend, we traveled to the Westfield MA area for a friend's wedding. We took my sister Grace with us because she and I did all the music for the ceremony. We traveled down on Friday for the rehearsal and the wedding was on Saturday. It was so nice!

Here is the latest baby bump! She's getting big in there!