Friday, April 22, 2011


Charles and I went to the doctor on April 20th to have another sonogram and this time my placenta finally did move up. The doctor said that my placenta had to be 2 inches above my uterus for him to let me have natural childbirth and when he measured it this time my placenta was 4 to 5 inches above my uterus. Both Charles and I are so relived. I had no idea Charles was worried about it until he told me after our appointment. He told me there was no reason to tell me because I was worried enough. I am so glad I can do natural childbirth again with our second baby. Having Cassie was not that hard and I felt fine afterwords and I would like to try again with Little Miss.

On another note, I don't know if I can make it to July. I am so miserable right now. I am carrying so low with this child than I did with Cassie. Oh and I can't breath, like at all. I even went to the doctor to make sure that the baby was getting enough oxygen because my lungs hurt from trying to breath. The doctor said that we were both getting enough oxygen and that this was perfectly normal. Not being able to breath is not normal. I am just uncomfortable and I was not uncomfortable with my first pregnancy and Charles said I just got lucky with Cassie. I loved being pregnant the first time and I can say with all honesty that I do not love being pregnant this time. I still love the fact that I am growing a new life and I can't wait to meet her and start raising her and loving on her. I was patting my stomach this afternoon and I told her that I can't wait to pat her cute little butt.

I have already bought two of the cutest onesies. One is a pink onesie that says Little Sister and I got the matching t-shirt for Cassie that says Big Sister. I can't wait to take pictures of them together. The other one is pink with gray trim and it says "I still live at home." I can't wait to hold her. That is the only thing making this bearable. We go back in 3 weeks to have another sonogram, which is a normal 30 week sonogram, to check the babies weight and progress. It should be smooth sailing till July!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

24 weeks

Went back to the doctor on Friday, April 1st for another sonogram. My placenta is still looking low so we go back on April 20th to do a vaginal sonogram to see just how low it is. The doctor still doesn't seem too worried but I am. I really don't want to have a c-section. I want to get up after I have the baby and take a shower and eat Chick-fil-a and not hurt. If my placenta is 2 inches above my uterus then I can go ahead with natural birth. I know I am carrying Little Miss really low this time. Also at this next appointment I will have to do the glucose test to see if I have diabetes. I told Charles he didn't have to stay for that but he said he didn't get to go to many of my doctor appointments with Cassie and he now has a job where he can be there. Of course after he sits there for an hour with me, he may change his mind.

It has been cool to get to see Little Miss (my nickname for her) so many times. Sonograms have changed so much in the last 4 years. This time, Charles and I were able to see that we were having a girl even before the sono tech told us. There is just so much more detail.

Here is a picture of the 3D that she showed us. She has my profile which Charles is not thrilled about but I guess my no chin profile is more genetic. This picture freaked my dad out. He said maybe technology is getting too advanced that we can see this much detail.

I can't wait to meet her. We have 105 days to go!!