Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm 18 weeks!!

The baby is about 5.5 inches long, approximately the size of a green bell pepper, and weighs about 7 ounces! I'm feeling a lot more kicks and movements lately, but still nothing like the wiggles I got from Tyler. I think this little one might have his/her days and nights mixed up because mornings and afternoons are quiet until about the time Josh gets home from work. And when I wake up and night I can almost always expect a little kick from him/her!
The countdown is on...only two more weeks until our next ultrasound where we'll find out the sex of our new little baby!! (OR we'll CONFIRM that it's a girl if I'm right...haha)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baby Update and Ultrasound #2 pics

Hello all! I haven't blogged in a while so I thought I'd put up an update on Baby #2!

First of all, I am considered high risk again because I have high blood pressure and also had severe preeclampsia with Tyler. I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks to check up on the baby and determine my due date, which is July 23rd, 2009.
I have been feeling so great! This pregnancy is very different from when I was pregnant with Tyler. I have been having morning/afternoon/evening sickness, but it comes and goes this time, where with Tyler it was pretty constant. I have been taking Unisom and vitamin B6 and it's been helping. I'm also very tired this time around and I wasn't with Tyler. I know it's partially because I have Tyler to take care of and less rest time, but these differences make me feel like it might be a girl!! :-) I was right with Tyler so maybe I'll be right again!

My mom and Tyler went with me yesterday for my 16 week ultrasound with Dr. S*, the high risk dr from Marshfield. (Josh had to work.) Baby is doing well and growing right on schedule! Dr. S* and I talked about my preeclampsia with Tyler and everything that led up to it. We also discussed the fact that there is no way to avoid it or predict if I will get it again and there is no cure except removing the baby. So basically we are being proactive and keeping a close eye on my protien levels, blood pressure, and the baby's growth to make sure if it does come on again we can catch it as soon as possible.

Next ultrasound is March 6th...Josh is going with me so we'll (hopefully) be finding out the sex that day!!! YAY!! :-)

Here are the new pics!