Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ryan, week 26

No news is good news...I guess. I never heard anything from the doctor about my "quick sugar" test. Here's what Ryan is up to:

How your baby's growing:
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ryan, week 25

Not a whole lot to report here...he's moving around more which is the best part of being pregant (in my opinion). I still feel bad in the mornings, but usually feel better around 11:00 or noon. Here's what is going on with Ryan:

How your baby's growingHead to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

Monday, June 21, 2010

An addition to the kids' bathroom

I'm anxiously awaiting the delivery of the bathroom set that we ordered for the kids' bathroom. Since we didn't order the coordinating rug (it was too plain and boring) I've been trying to find a rug that would go.

Once everything comes in and I get the bathroom finished, I'll post pictures of the completed project.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The kid's bathroom

Since we moved, I've been on a mad search to find something for a children's themed bathroom. What I found was that it's a lot harder than you would think! Our local stores didn't have anything and we've been all around the area trying to find something. As impatient as I am, I didn't just settle for what we found and have continued to search, via the internet. I wanted a cute shower curtain and accessories for my boys...but I didn't want to do rubber ducks or frogs.

We finally decided on Sahara Animals by Saturday Knight, LTD. I think it is very cute and colorful and hope my guys will love it. I know Jacob is going to be so excited, especially since the bathroom has been so bare. Here are some pictures of the shower curtain and accessories. I'll post actual pictures of the "finished" bathroom later. I didn't like the rug that came with the set so I'm still looking for a cute rug...maybe a lion or a monkey?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ryan, week 24

I had my 24 week appointment today. Since I am fortunate to not drive in I-65 traffic, I over-estimated how much time I would need to get to my 8:15 appointment and was an hour and five minutes early. Better early than late, right? I got a killer parking spot in the deck, which NEVER happens and proceeded to wait in my car for a while. I decided to head in about 30 minutes early in case they weren't busy and could go ahead and see me.

At this appointment, I started the "rotation" of doctors. I signed in and they called me back within 10 minutes. They weighed me, which is oh, so fun and then the urine sample and then onto a room. When the nurse took my blood pressure it was 140/90 which is HIGH. I began to panic because of my pregnancy with Jacob. She asked if that was normal, and I said no. She told me they would let me "relax" and take it again before I leave. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a worrier so "relaxing" was almost out of the question. I tried to take my mind off of it by reading a magazine. The doctor came in and was very nice. I'm not one of her patients so she had to ask some background questions. She measured my stomach and said that this baby was measuring big - you go Ryan! Keep growing! Then we listened to his heartbeat, which sounded good and strong. After that she asked me about the blood pressure...if it was normal, etc. Then she mentioned my next appointment would include the gluscose test and if I had passed it with my other pregnancy. I failed it and had to take the three hour test. She wanted to go ahead and do some blood work to check my sugar and wanted me to come back earlier than normal to take my glucose test. I asked her if there was protein in my urine because of the high blood pressure and she said no, which means that it hasn't been high for an extended period of time. She said they would check my blood pressure again before I left.
Thankfully, my blood pressure had come down to 124/80 after the blood work so I guess I'm ok for at least three weeks, which is when my next appointment is.

Please keep me and Ryan in your prayers, especially my blood pressure. I only have a 5% chance of developing pre-eclampysia this pregnancy, and I'm afraid that's where I'm headed.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Most of the blog posts have been about my pregnancy. I wanted to mix it up a bit and post something about Jacob. He amazes me everyday. He's a smart, funny, sweet kid. He's quirky, but comes by it honestly. He's definitely the joy in our lives and we can't remember what (nor do we want to) it was like before he came along. He's a little over 3 and 1/2 years old and here are his 1/2 month birthday pictures.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ryan, week 23

It's so weird to me to title these posts with our 2nd child's name. We didn't settle on our first child's name until week 32 or so and then he came 4 weeks later. I'm just not used to knowing the name this early!

Things are moving along, pun somewhat intended since Ryan has been more active lately...or I can feel it more often. Hopefully that means he's growing and developing according to God's plan. Here's what baby center says he's up to:

How your baby's growing:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.