Friday, July 31, 2009

The Steedling is Definitely Active and Definitely a Boy!!

Last night for kicks and giggles, Dave and I went and had a 3D/4D ultrasound done. It was a little traumatic, but I am glad we did it! I say traumatic because about five minutes into the ultrasound, I got sick. I was super light-headed and really nauseous, and was sweating buckets. I have no idea what happened, but I thought I was either going to pass out or throw up at any point. I missed part of the ultrasound because I couldn't look at the screen. I adjusted my legs(bent my knees and put my feet up), took some deep breaths, said a little prayer, and felt better enough to finish the ultrasound and see some really cute pictures of our very active little boy!

It is so fun to be able to see a little bit what he is going to look like! He moved around a ton! Most of the time, he had his arm and hand in front of his face. He also spent a good bit of time with his foot in front of his face too! It is amazing that you can see all of his little fingers and toes, as well as knuckles, joints, and everything else!

While he was pretty shy at the first ultrasound, taking a long time to tell that he was a boy, this time around... not shy at all! We got very clear shots, and he is very clearly a he!

The first picture is his face ( a little smushed) and the second is his arm and foot in front of his face. Dave loves how his little toes are all spread out!

We can't wait to meet this little guy in just under 3 months!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Well, I Stumped the Doctor!

On Tuesday I had my prenatal appointment, which included the oh so fun glucose test. I drank the orange flavored sugar stuff and then had my normal appointment. Everything looks good and once again I measured a week small. Then I got my finger pricked. My iron level was AMAZING! The nurse was very impressed. My glucose level... not so much. Yep, it was high.

So I got to go back this morning. I had to do a 12 hour fast and be there at 8:30 this morning. I got poked, and my level was just fine. I drank the orange drink and ran errands for an hour. I went back and picked the next victim finger to be stabbed. At that point they wanted my level to be below 180. It was 225. Oops. I ran more errands for an hour and went back for finger number three. After two hours, my level was just slightly above the two-hour level on the chart. One more hour and the fourth finger later, they wanted me below 140. It was 114.

What the? The nurse went and got the P.A. and she came in to talk to me. She was confused to say the least! They were all very impressed by my amazing three-hour level of 114, but not so impressed by the 225 after the first hour. She asked me some questions and we talked about a few things. She was floored with my total weight gain of only three pounds and zero swelling (even in summer heat) at 27 weeks! And since I have measured small so far, she thinks I am fine, and decided not to treat me for glucose problems/diabetes. She told me to make sure I am eating enough protein and watching my carb and sugar intake.

So, I left. That first number worries me, so I am going to be careful. That means less carbs and sugar, so don't tempt me with your treats! I have been pretty good, but I am going to do better!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Under 100 Days!!!

Well, today is a fun day!! We are officially under 100 days until the Steedling's due date! It still seems so far away and yet so close at the same time! My last appointment was three weeks ago (23 Weeks) and everything still looks good. I am measuring just fine (a week small in fact), and my next appointment is next week. I also have to do the glucose test next week. (From what I've heard, yuck!) Anyway, that's the baby news! Hopefully this week I will get a chance to post some other things that have been happening the last couple of months, as well as garden pictures!!