Thursday, August 23, 2012

Michelle's 27 week pregnancy survey

 Jen's sister Michelle here again for a pregnancy update!

How Far Along: 27 Weeks- almost in the 3rd trimester!

Size of baby: This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now.

Total Weight Gain: 17 pounds

What I miss: still cold turkey deli meat and hot dogs
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well with the bathroom breaks

Symptoms: Just some lower sciatic back pain. It gets worse if I lift anything (not really that heavy either). 

Cravings: No "have to haves" but still thoroughly enjoying desserts. Going through a box of m&m cookies now

Gender- BABY GIRL Hadley Emilia 

Movement: She moves pretty good at night time, some days more than others- such a neat feeling

Maternity Clothes: I can't remember what I said last time, but I'm definitely doing the maternity up. Loving the shorts since I'm roasting down here.

These were actually taken at the end of week 25

Milestones:  I finally had my first appointment here at my new place (a military treatment facility).... I will definitely have to adjust from where I came from (I absolutely loved my civilian doctor in Abilene and the whole office staff so I was spoiled). The "person", I really am not sure if she was a midwife or what, but she wasn't a doctor, I saw was pretty fast and not overly friendly. It's also a teaching hospital/office so the student did my heart beat check (baby's heart rate 150) and measured me. It was done quick and that was that. I needed my glucose test done and rhogam shot (b/c my blood type is A - and my husband's is a positive). They sent me to the lab to get the pre-work done for the shot and then do my glucose stuff. Luckily I was able to eat a little bit and the 1 hour glucose test is a piece of cake compared to the 3 hour one I had to do before. After all that, I was sent "up" to the blood bank to get my actual rhogam shot/results. Well I ask several people, who nicely direct me, to the 4th floor where I just wonder aimlessly. I stop at this window that talks about blood to ask where the heck I need to go. The person behind there goes, "we've been expecting you". I was like are you sure?! Turns out, yup I had landed in the right spot? They handed me the shot and I was to take it back to my OB office and have a nurse give it to me. Long story short, I had that administered, but man they make you work for all these things. Fingers crossed I pass my glucose test!

I also signed up for a child birth class and breast feeding class for next month. Things are going by so fast! 

James had his first flight in the T-6 (his new plane he'll be an instructor for) and is doing very well, so far so good! He seems to be enjoying his training here. 

James with his buddy Max

What I'm looking forward to: I would be back at school for teacher work week and I'm missing it! However, I'm taking a 2 week vacay (which I coudn't have done if I was working). I know you're asking, a vacation from what? yeah seriously, nothing :) I get to see my mom, sister, and baby Max soon! Then, we'll travel to NY to see grandma, dad, and lots more family/friends! My shower is up there on "labor" day get it?!?! I'm so excited for my shower, I can't believe I finally get to have one for ME! After attending/throwing over dozens, everyone will be celebrating baby girl Hadley! I can't wait to see everyone and I keep registry stalking (ok Jen I will stopppppppppp). I'm looking forward to donuts, pizza, and Wegmans, also!

Look how cute my shower invites are! Thanks so much Mom, Jen, and Aunt Kathy!

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Jen said...

I can't believe that whole ordeal at the doctors. I take for granted how easy it is at my place. I can't wait to see you and baby girl Hadley. Max is excited as well! Lots to look forward to.

Mock family said...

is that a ghost blur in the right hand side of James' photo.......

Chris said...

Spooky, perhaps it is! :-o See y'all next week!

Gigi said...

Many people are helping to make Hadley's shower special and the whole weekend too. Jen and I are having a so much fun planning for a little girl.

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