Monday, September 19, 2011

33 weeks...

Thirty-three weeks gone already, I can't believe how the time has flown so far.  I just hope the next month and a half go as fast.  At our last appointment with Dr J, he confirmed the placenta was partially covering my cervix so I've been booked in for a c-section.  It's not really the path I wanted to go down but a healthy Frostie is our main priority.  I was really hoping to have a natural birth for a few reasons.  But now that the choice has been taken out of my control it does suit my personality to schedule the birth as I always like to plan, plan and plan some more.  Frostie's birthday has been scheduled for Monday 31st October, which is six weeks today.  I can't believe in six weeks Frostie will be here. 

How far along: 33 weeks
Total weight change: +6kg
Maternity clothes: The majority of the time
Stretch Marks: Not yet
Movement: More rolling rather than kicks these days
Sleep: I've had a couple of bad nights but the majority of the time I've been sleeping well
Best Moment This Past Week: Finding out Frostie's birthday is only six weeks away
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Getting use to the idea of having a scheduled c-section
Belly Button In or Out: Is pretty flat
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing to mention
Symptoms: A rolling belly
What I'm Looking Forward To: Counting down the days until the finish of work and to meeting our little Frostie!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

31 weeks...

Happy Birthday to me!  I had a terrific birthday.  BJ surprised me with a Kitchenaid and even though I didn't love the colour he was happy to exchange it for the grey.  But I love, love, love the grey and can't wait to get a bit more time to start whipping up all the desserts I love.  Otherwise my birthday weekend trip away was wonderful.  It was great to catch up with some friends who are also expecting their first bubba.  I got to have a pedicure which was lovely and spent some time up in the Yarra Valley exploring the beautiful wine region (without any wine tasting for me, of course).  A couple of days after we got back I came down with a throat infection which I'm still battling.

On the Frostie front we finally got our specialist appointment to check out Frostie's heart and I'm happy to report the calcification we saw on the 20 week scan has disappeared.  Until the day of the appointment I had no idea how much BJ was concerned about Frostie's health.  He was practically pacing in the waiting room.  After reading up and speaking with some other couples I wasn't concerned and just knew everything would work out.  

Unfortunately while they were performing the ultrasound the technician noticed my placenta was lower than normal.  The report from my 20 week scan also said it was low but didn't state any problems.  The technician and the specialist were concerned so I had an internal ultrasound which showed the placenta was covering my cervix.  The specialist said they prefer the placenta to be at least 3cm away from the cervix and if it was going to move it would do so in the next couple of weeks, otherwise I would be booked in a c-section.  When we see Dr J on Monday I'll have another scan which should determine if the placenta has moved or not and then we should have a better idea of what will happen.  I'm not happy about having a c-section but know getting Frostie out healthy is our number one priority. 

How far along: 31 weeks and one day
Total weight change: +6kg
Maternity clothes: The majority of the time
Stretch Marks: Not yet
Movement: Frostie is getting stronger everyday and the movements are becoming more freqeant
Sleep: With my throat infection I’ve been sleeping ten hours a night and then having a couple of naps during the day, which all finish tomorrow when I head back to work
Best Moment This Past Week: Finding out Frostie’s heart is looking great
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Finding out about the placenta previa and getting my head around the possibility of having a scheduled c-section
Belly Button In or Out: Still in
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing to mention
Symptoms: Belly movements
What I'm Looking Forward To: Finishing up the antenatal classes this week and starting fortnightly visits with Dr J next week!