Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quick 34 week update

I am 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant today.  And I'm actually feeling great! Well, compared to Tanner's pregnancy, of course.  I do have bad hip pain and some nausea every morning, still.  But I really can't complain!  God really blessed me this time around.  There is no way I could handle Tanner's pregnancy while taking care of a 2 year old!  

I have had some pretty bad cramping in my upper abdomen for the past week.  It comes and goes, and feels like I just did 1000 crunches.  And at some points it actually makes me drop to my hands and knees to try to relieve it.  I brought it up with my doctor on Tuesday.  I explained it to m=him and told him I didn't have any tightening during the cramps, so I didn't think it was contractions.  He said he believes it's a form of heartburn!  Wesley is running out of room and when he stretches out he kicks my stomach and causes the pain.  So I'm going to try some of my pepcid when I feel it again and see how it does.  Dr told me to try Zantac, though.  

I've tons of braxton hicks contractions, too.  For a while it's been hard for me to figure out if it's braxton hicks, or just baby movement.  But more recently now I have been able to tell better.  I have AT LEAST 10-15 a day.  Non painful, though.  

My blood pressure was 109/68.  Still as normal as it usually is.  (Which makes me believe even more and more that I had pre-e with Tanner).  Baby's heart rate was 144.  My doctor had a medical student with him so he actually told me what the heart rate was, first time in 3 visits.

I've also haven't gained anything in a week.  I've only gained 15lbs total. Hopefully that doesn't change too drastically with the Holidays.  My phone app said Wesley is probably around 5 pounds now!  

I had my GBS swab done at the appointment also.  I was thinking it was a little early, but it's probably a good thing it was done.  I'm supposed to go back in two weeks for my next appointment but with the Holiday it got pushed back to 3 weeks.  I will be 37 weeks!  That just seems so crazy to me.  

I am very thankful I'm feeling good.  I'm not taking it for granted! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tanner is TWO!

My sweet little baby is no longer a baby.  He is TWO!  I want to cry!  

First day home, 1st Birthday, 2nd Birthday

But he is an amazing little kid.  He's so kind, and loving.  And pretty chill.  He's learning so much so fast and talking a lot.  I am so thankful for him. And I literally have a "he's AMAZING" moment every single day.  

At his doctor's appointment on Monday he was 29.5 lbs (68%), 34.25 inches (46%), and his head was 50.5 cm (90%).  He's absolutely perfect in communication and all of his skills.  

We flew home from NC the day before his birthday, so we decided to have a little family get together for Tanner's party while we were home.  I'm very glad we did that. It was great to have family there, since last year it was just friends.  (And I've just remembered that I never posted pictures from Tanner's first birthday! Huge fail!)

Thank you so much, mom, for helping with his party! It turned out amazing!

He loved the hallway full of balloons!

That's a little Tanner finger print

I was holding the cupcake, and Nick was videotaping. I was worried we had forgotten to get a picture of this moment. I'm so glad my sister took this picture!

Yeah, that would be bread and butter dipped in ketchup and Chick-fil-a BBQ.

He got this gift on his birthday.  He loves it.

Our neighbor (who shares the same birthday) made him some cookies! 
I'm looking forward to this next year.  Watching him grow and learn more.  And watching him become a big brother.  I am so incredibly blessed! I love you, Tanner Lee!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Back from Vacation!

We made it back from vacation safely.  Minus a couple of incredibly annoying days it went very smoothly!   I will post about it separately, with pictures.  I just wanted to post real quick, since I last posted when we were on the airplane to NC.  Also, Tanner turned TWO yesterday! It makes me want to boohoo.  But I'm so excited to see how much he's grown and changed.  I'll get some pictures together to compare.  

Oh, and it's snowing! Brrrrr!