Monday, June 29, 2009

We're Breech!

I had another appointment today and my doctor said she thought she was feeling the head. But since my ultrasound two weeks ago showed the baby was breech, she wanted to verify what she was feeling was actually a head. Well, apparently the "head" she was feeling at all the pelvic exams was actually a bony, little Kelley butt! So we are indeed breech! I went to a chiropractor this afternoon to have the Webster Breech Technique done to help the baby flip. If no natural therapies work, then my doctor will try a version in the hospital where she will manually flip the baby. Otherwise we're getting a c-section. So please pray for Baby Kelley to flip!

Photo session

This weekend we took some pictures of just the two of us before Baby Kelley arrives. I wanted some pictures while I was still pregnant even though I don't feel or look like myself. Hopefully I'll be able to get some of these framed before she arrives. I thought I would share some of them with all of you out there, enjoy!

Dad, thanks for helping us out and for enduring the heat!

Friday, June 26, 2009

36 Weeks

Since I'm inching towards the end of my pregnancy, I thought it would be fun to do a comparison of before and after. The first is a picture from the beginning of my pregnancy at 12 weeks when I was barely beginning to show and the last is from this week at 36.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Getting closer

I had a few appointments on Monday. My first appointment was the usual check up at the OB. My doctor decided to give me a pelvic exam and found that Baby Kelley was head down and I was dilated to a 1. She doesn't think I'll go early, but also doesn't think I'll go too far past my due date. That's good news for me! Hopefully, my body doesn't decide to take the whole 5 weeks to open.

The second appointment was the growth ultrasound, just a few hours later than my first appointment. At this point, the little peanut had flipped around and was butt down! Of course, the doctor gave me the whole "give-you-till-37-weeks-or-you'll-get-a-c-section" song and dance. Whatever! It's a good sign that she's active and I'm sure she'll flip around when it's time.

Everything looks good with her development, except we got no good pictures. I had them confirm she was a girl, which they confirmed, but it didn't look like anything. Every picture looked like the same blob I had seen in the last image. My first ultrasound had great pictures. That is okay because I didn't want any 3D images of the face. Aaron was hoping we would get some, but I'd like to be surprised. She just happened to be covering her face the whole time. Such a good little girl, already obeying Mommy! Well, Baby Kelley is 5 lbs. 3 ounces, so I'm estimating she'll be pretty average at birth (7.5-8 lbs.) But we shall see. Hopefully only a few more weeks and I'll get to share her with all of you!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Droopy eyes and sausage feet

Disclaimer: I'm being a complainer. Read at your own risk.

As I get closer to the end, all I have to say is I'm so over pregnancy! I do NOT like being pregnant. So many women have said to me, "Oh I just loved being pregnant, don't you?" And I want to smack them in the face. The truth is I've never liked it. From the moment I got nausea in the sixth week, I have not enjoyed all the uncomfortable pleasures of pregnancy. I feel bad for saying that because I feel so blessed to have this child, but I don't like it. I would rather just have her here with me.

I am absolutely exhausted! I sleep about 10 hours a night and still feel the need to nap during the day. I can't hardly keep my eyes open! Despite being in bed that long, I'm not really sleeping well. I feel like I'm in a constant snooze state, never getting deep sleep. And every position hurts. My hips hurt, my pelvis hurts and I can't breathe. And then the topper is the fat, sausage feet! What's with the sausage feet?! Nothing else on my body is swollen except my feet, and they won't go down despite drinking lots of water and elevating them during the day. When I walk up my stairs, I can feel the fluid jiggling around my ankles, eww! It's getting quite uncomfortable.

Only six weeks left and I'm 2 weeks away from being full term. I keep telling the baby that it's okay if she wants to come at 36 or 37 weeks. Really, I wouldn't mind. Baby, be nice to mommmy and come a little early before my feet explode!