Friday, August 6, 2010

Flashback Friday - Pregnancy

I kept an informal on-line journal while I was pregnant with Iz and through the first couple years of her's the pregnancy part :)

Saturday, June 11, 2005
Tomorrow marks 8 weeks...on one hand, time is dragging and on the other, I can't believe it's been over a month since we found out and it's been over 6 weeks since this little one was created :)
We still have not seen the doctor. June 22nd is my first appointment but that's only with a nurse (to take samples and get a medical history). the first "real" appointment is on June 29th. That's the one I'm really excited about! I'll be almost through my first trimester and, hopefully, we can hear a heartbeat and, FINALLY, get some confirmation that there really is a baby in there! Not that I'm complaining about my lack of morning sickness (or any other symptoms, for that matter) but it will be reassuring to hear a professional say "yes, you are pregnant, it's not some fluke" :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Okay...I'm not good at keeping up with this but I will try and get better. At my appointment on July 22nd (?) Hubby and I heard the baby's hearbeat for the first time! A strong 160bpm. My next appointment is August 19th and then I have an ultrasound scheduled for September 6th. We are still undecided about finding out the sex of the baby but I am fairly certain we will end up wanting to be surprised :) Sorry to disappoint all of you who HAVE to know . . .

Sunday, August 21, 2005
At my checkup Friday, the doctor barely pressed the monitor to my belly before he picked up baby's heartbeat! A relief after my trip to the ER last week (just a VERY painful UTI nut still scary!). Only about 2 weeks until our unltrasound and both Hubby and I are so excited to see this little one and get an update on his/her progress. We have definitely decided to be surprised about boy/girl instead of finding out at the or blue?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005
We had the ultrasound done last week - we have a nice, big, healthy baby in there. 13oz! Boy or girl? We didn't find out. We really want it to be a surprise! Tomorrow is my glucose test, to check for gestational diabetes. Not really looking forward to that, since I've heard all kinds of terrible things about the stuff they make you drink. I promise to keep more up-to-date with this (especially after the scolding I got last night from SK!). I think Hubby and I will be hitting BRU and setting up a registry within the next week or so, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Sunday, September 18, 2005
Well, well, well...yesterday was a pretty exciting day for all three of us, as well as our family and our closest friends. For those of you who couldn't make it, Hubby and I had our wedding celebration and revealed to everyone (including ourselves) that we are expecting a Baby Girl! It was the best way to be surprised, but also to know in advance. It was so exciting to open the "present" from our ultrasound technician and pull out a pink bib with everyone watching and waiting . . . It was amazing!

Friday, October 7, 2005
We have decided on a name for this little one inside of me...IzzyB :) We finally made the decision yesterday when we got tired of referring to her as "the baby." Things are going very well. Iz is getting very strong. She kicked me so hard that she almost knocked me over in the shower the other day. and she kicked Hubby in the back the other night when I curled up behind him to fall asleep! I have an appointment next Wednesday and will have my glucose test to check for gestational diabetes and I only have 16 days left of my second trimester - time flies when you're having fun!!!

Monday, October 31, 2005
I had my glucose test done and have not heard anything back from the doctor - no news is good news!!! I have a prenatal class at the hospital tomorrow night and next Tuesday and an appointment next Wednesday - then I'll be going every 2 weeks! Hopefully at my next appointment they'll give me an idea of how big Iz is . . . my guess is around 3 pounds!!! Less than 3 months to go - I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005
I had a doctors appointment today - everything is going along perfectly. My BP was 130/73, Iz's heartbeat was 147 BPM, I gained 1 pound in the last 4 weeks (16 pounds total so far), my fundal height was 29cm and the results of my glucose test were right on the money! The doctor says that whatever I'm doing, keep on doing it! I start going every 2 weeks now, until the week before Christmas and then it's EVERY week until I pop!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Hubby asked the doctor at my appointment yesterday if she knew how big Iz is right now. She said the average baby is 3 to 3-1/2 ponds . . . and Iz is bigger than that! She told me that unless I go really early that I shouldn't hold my breath for a 6 pounder - more in the 8 to 9 range. YIPE! But, as long as she's healthy, I'm okay with that. Everything looks good. My BP is staying steady and Iz is head down (and she's using her little legs to push herself further down all the time. The result? CONSTANT heartburn and the feeling that she's going to pop out about 6 inches above my belly button. I keep checking my belly for a bruise - that's how hard she's pushing !) She's a strong, healthy, BIG baby. Eight and a half more weeks!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2005
With 6 weeks left (maybe less) I am definitely ready to have this baby. She is so high up that my chest and belly have merged into one :) At my last appointment (on the 12th) I had lost 2 pounds, bringing my total weight gain to 18 pounds at the 33 week mark. I'm totally okay with that! My blood pressure looked good and Iz's heartbeat is nice and strong!
I have another appointment on the 19th and then it's every week until this little one makes her big appearance!!!

Monday, December 19, 2005
I had another ultrasound on Friday and then my doctor's appointment today. Here's the deal...everything looks great. Iz is nice and healthy - amniotic fluid is okay, her digestive system is okay and blood flow through her umbilical cord is okay and she's DEFINITELY a girl! Guesstimated weight (drum roll please!) 6 pounds! 12 ounces! This could be off up to a pound either way, but with average gain of 1/2 pound a week she will be an 8-9 pound baby!!! Yipe! Her heartbeat is nice and strong - 142 on Friday and 136 today. She's healthy and that's all I can ask for. I'm not dialated yet, but I am 50% effaced so things are progressing. The docotr could feel a head so, although i feel liek Iz is up in my throat, she's ehad down and ready to be born. I have an appointment set up every week for the next 3 weeks, but let's hope for labor a couple weeks early :) We got a great new ultrasound pic, it's a profile of her face - she has the cutest little nose! Her lips are puckered and there's a blur to the left which, I think, is her thumb which she's getting ready to suck!!!

Friday, December 30, 2005
Went to the doctors on Tuesday afternoon (12/27) and there has been a little progress. 80% effaced and less than a cm dialated. She also went over the ultrasound results in more detail and said that everything is perfect except the baby's size which is big but fine for now! Iz is officially full term on Sunday so if she's born any time after that then she should be fine. My last day of work is Friday the 6th and then I'll just eb home waiting for this not-so-little one to arrive.'s to hoping for an early labor!
Next appointment - Wednesday, January 4th

Wednesday, January 4, 2006
1 full cm dialated...that;s it! A little discouraging but I am still 18 days from my due date. My BP still looks good (138/73), Iz's heartbeat was a strong 152 and I gained 2 pounds, bringing my total to 26 - Yipe!
My next appointment is Monday the 9th and the doctor said today that she doesn't think I'll be seeing them any earlier than that :( But she did say that things look good and I am progressing well for a first baby.
Friday is my last day at work which is good, because no matter what I am doing or what position I'm in, I'm uncomfortable. So, at least I'll be uncomfortable at home instead of at work.

Thursday, January 12, 2006
IzzyB was born Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (her Daddy's birthday!) at 7:10am. She weighed a whopping 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. We brought her home today and all three if us are doing great!
I will definitely post a longer entry later with more details but I wanted to get the word out that she's here!!!



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