Thursday, August 27, 2009

It's Official

Well ladies and is official. We are having our c-section on October 23rd at 7:45 AM at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. It is only 8 short weeks away...holy cow!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

29 week sonogram at Maternal Fetal Medicine

Yesterday we had our every 3 week sonogram at Valley Hospital's Maternal Fetal Medicine. Everything was looking good, Baby Harris was measuring at what he should be, he is about 3 lbs, and again, the omphalocele has not really changed. This means that it has stayed roughly the same size for about 9 weeks...that is GREAT news. In fact, the doctor came in to talk to us after the sonogram (when you go to MFM, you get your sonorgram by the technician, the doctor reviews the sonogram and then comes in to talk to you about what he/she saw and possibly does another sonogram just to see things for themselves). She said, from what she could see the omphalocele seemed to be staying pretty constant even as the baby grows bigger and she said, "I don't want to get your hopes up, but it actually looked a bit smaller." WOW!!

Ok, she said not to get my hopes up, but as a parent who has been going through this for approximately 4 months I am going to be very happy about this news. As usual, he wasn't totally cooperative during the sonogram, but what is new?!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I got the phone call I have been waiting for since yesterday! I passed the 3 hour glucose screening test...YES! RUNTS here I come...kidding. Actually the results from the one hour screening scared me and kicked me into high gear...I have been eating better and exercising at least 3 times a week. I do a prenatal yoga DVD and Denise Austin's Fit and Pregnant DVD. I even put some more in my Queue on Netflix so I wouldn't get bored and stop exercising.

Monday, August 10, 2009

28 weeks...First Baby Shower

Well I am now 28 weeks and 3 days, things seem to be going fast. I just did the Denise Austin Fit and Pregnant was good, tomorrow I will do the yoga CD that I bought. I figure I have to spice it up to keep me motivated. I plan on doing the 3 hour glucose screening this Thursday...can't wait!!

Here is a new picture of me at 28 weeks 1 day with my fabulous husband and a picture of the cake for the shower Chris's mom threw for me this past weekend 8/9/09. Good food and good people...very nice!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glucose Tolerance Screening...

Well ladies and gentlemen...I got the results via private voicemail that my one hour glucose tolerance screening was abnormal ( I do not know what the number was as they did not leave that on my VM)...UGH, I mean really, can there be anything else that could go wrong?! I need to be honest...I haven't been exercising as much as I should be these past two months and RUNTS have gotten the best of me, so I probably should have expected this but I didn't want to think about it. NOW I have to take the 3 hour glucose screening...can't wait for that to occur.

I did a prenatal yoga CD yesterday, I guess I better start doing that everyday!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Third trimester...YIKES!

Well, I am now officially in my third trimester and I cannot believe husband and I look at each other and feel like the time has gone by so quickly! We will be having our baby in approximately 11 weeks and some change...holy cow!

Yesterday I put my iPod to my belly so the baby could hear a little Black Eyed Peas and get his groove on, with a mom as a dance teacher I just have to get him listening to music and moving around...I read that he may move to the rhythm of the music, I didn't really feel that, but I am not going to give up trying.

Tomorrow the new carpet in the baby's room and our room will go in so we have to clean out whatever is left in there...and then put everything back once the carpet is in place...I guess we will be able to put the baby's furniture in after Monday too. WOW!!