Monday, March 12, 2012

Brady's Bump- 38 weeks

It's hard to believe this is my last pregnancy update!!! We'll be heading to the hospital Thursday morning!! We'll check in at 8am and hopefully will have Brady in our arms by that afternoon sometime.

My last doctor's appointment went well last week. Everything still looked good. We had our last sonogram and they estimated that Brady weighed 7lb3oz last Tuesday. My doc thinks he'll be between 7 1/2 to 8 lbs... My guess is 7lb 9oz??? Steven thinks 7lb 8oz?? We'll soon find out!

So my last weigh in wasn't too bad..I gained two more pounds. I went over my target weight gain by 2lbs!!! So, I'm proud of myself. I've gain 40 pounds since July!!! That's a lot of weight! The good thing is that I started this pregnancy about 10lbs under weight so I only have 30lbs to loose.

This past week was my last week of work this year. I'm not going back to work until August. I'm so thankful I'm going to have ~5 months to be home with Brady. God's timing is always perfect! It was hard, however, to leave my students Friday. I love my kids and I'm going to miss them. The good thing is that I can still go up to school and visit them. They surprised me with a little going away party and it was so sweet. They made a sign where they all guessed how much Brady would weigh and their answers ranged from 1lb to 100lbs!

During this past week I've also been under the weather. First my throat started hurting, then I started coughing, which caused me to loose my voice. My nose started running and finally I had a terrible ear ache (in both ears!). It's been rough. It's been a long time since I've had an ear ache this bad. I forgot how painful they are. And, I still can't hear very well. My nurse called me in an antibiotic Friday and that has helped, but I still have a cough and now my ribs hurt from coughing so bad! I feel like I'm falling apart! I'm hoping & praying I feel almost 100% when I go to the hospital Thursday. I don't want to be too sick to hold my own baby!

The countdown until he arrives has begun. I feel like I still have a lot to do, but don't want to overdo anything. My doc is out of the country until Wednesday and she told me to take it easy so I'm going to be a good girl, and do what she said!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pregnancy Flashback

Since my pregnancy with Brady is quickly coming to an end, I figured it would be fun to look back and see how much my body has changed over the past nine months. I've posted pics every week, but figured it would be a more dramatic look to just see one picture from each month.
Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

Month 6

Month 7

Month 8

Month 9

I think it's absolutely amazing what a woman's body can do. I'm so thankful God blessed me with this pregnancy. It's truly been the most amazing experience ever!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Brady's Bump- 37 weeks

Due Date: March 24, 2012
Induction Date: March 15th!!!!
Weight gain: +5 lb.
Maternity clothes: Yes
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly, sleeping through the night, bending over, & clear skin
Movement: He kicks all the time…
Sex: BOY!!!! Brady James Seals
Food cravings: Dos-si-dos
What I'm looking forward to: Being done with work. I’m not going back to work after Brady arrives so I only have this week left!!!!
Brady is FULL TERM!!! That is a very big deal to me….I’ve worried this whole pregnancy about going into preterm labor, but thankfully that did not happen. God had really blessed me with a wonderful pregnancy & I’m so grateful!
My appointment this week went well. My doc came in with her calendar and asked us when we wanted to have him! I was pretty shocked but SO excited at the same time! She’s going on vacation this coming Thursday, so hopefully Brady won’t decide to come on his own. I’m going to be induced on Thursday, March 15th (the week of Spring Break). It’s going to be nice to get to have a couple of days before he arrives to get everything together and situated so all I have to focus on when we come home from the hospital is him.
Back to my appointment, his heart rate is still good. I gained 5lbs! I blame it on the Dos-si-does! I just can’t control myself! My cervix are still closed but I’m starting to thin out some (25%). My strep test came back negative, which surprised both my doc & me! We both figured I would fail it, considering my history. My calves, ankles, and fingers are starting to swell every day. I mentioned it to my doc, but she said it’s normal. My blood pressure is good, so I’m not going to worry about it. She just told me to take it easy so I don’t throw myself into labor.
I’m pretty much done with Brady’s room. I’m not quite ready to reveal it just yet, because there might be a few more things I add before he arrives…but it’s 90-95% done. I picked out Brady’s coming home outfit this weekend…he’s going to be so sweet in it. My sister came over today & took a few pics of me & the hubby. They’re not great pics but some I’ll have to remember this time in our lives.

Only 11 more days until we FINALLY get to meet our baby boy!!!!