Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We got a break through...

...the bottom gums that is. LC got his first tooth last Friday. I was so excited to be the one to discover it. The week before he was so fussy that I just knew that he was teething. It looks like he will be having another one break through soon. 
My baby is growing so fast. 

Friday, November 6, 2009

LC's First Halloween

Look at how cute this Cowardly Lion looks. First Halloween with LC was so much fun!! We had good weather and he stayed up until 10 p.m. without getting fussy.

This is my vampire and her cousins, Tinker Bell & Optimist Prime. She was so excited be a vimpire, since it's the new thing now and days.

Son wasn't dressed, but he did for school. Son and his friends all dressed up as the guys from Ghostbuster. They entered a contest and everything, sorry no pics. :(

Overall, we had a fun night trick or treating with the kids.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Look Who Turned 5 Months This Week

My little man!!! He's so big and so much fun. He has become a pro at rolling around everywhere I put him. We're working on sitting up longer, but once he sees his feet he goes at them. He goes crazy when he sees me after a long day without me. He laughs uncontrollably and get this, he makes scary noises. Yes you heard me right, scary noises! It's so freakin' cute. I have a short video of him growling I'll post it this weekend.
My chunky monkey was also featured
baby of the day on Fox 11 morning news a few weeks ago, twice.
LC got his 20 seconds of fame.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

4 Months Today

Yes LC has turned yet another month!! I ask myself where is the time going? It was just like yesterday LC was born and he looked like this
and look at him now

he's a skater boy! Now that I'm back to work I feel like it's going to go by even faster. I just hope that I don't miss too much of his first time happenings. Last Sat I got to witness him turning from his tummy to his back. R and me were so freaking excited. Then today I got to witness him turning from his back to his tummy. So far I'm not missing any "first times", yet. Last week I also started him with a tiny bit of Rice cereal. At first I thought he was going to dislike it, but no. Not once did he push out the cereal, on the other hand he slurped it. We were amazed at how much he liked it. 
He's also trying to sit on his own. When we have him in a laying down position in our arms he is always pulling himself up for us to sit him up. He HAS to up because he wants to know what's going on around him at all times. I tried to sit him up on his own and he did good for a few seconds. After that he was going forward or to the sides. Lastly, picking him up after work is such a joy. He gets so happy and gives me a big smile. He kicks and bounces in his bouncer waiting for me to pick him up. LC is so hilarious!! That is what I look forward to everyday.  

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back To Work!

After having almost 20 weeks off this was the day I was dreading, going back to work. I began to feel the anxiety sinced last month because I couldn't believe that my time with LC was coming to an end. 
Last month I began to look around for daycare centers, but in the area I needed LC to be was inpossible. I was only able to find a whole lot of home daycare centers. I looked at every single one in the area and not one I felt comfortable with.  At the end I decided to leave LC with a niece who decided to be a SAHM. So as my first day of work was quickly approaching, I started to feel so sad. I cried and cried. Hubby assured me that he will be o.k. and I will be o.k. On Tuesday I ended up getting to work late because I was having a really hard time leaving him. My sister in law happened to be off from work so she was there to assist her daughter in law with LC. There was no sense to even wear make up because it all came off within a half hour. I couldn't stop crying. My sister thought it was funny, but whatever. 

I was able to get over it and each day was better, long, but better. I always looked forward to coming home to my family, but this time we have LC in the picture. Since I'm still BFing him it's our catching up time.

LC is a thumb sucker since day one. I think it's so cute!


Monday, August 31, 2009

A Quick Post

I haven't posted an entry in awhile, so much as been going on. First, LC is now 3 months and 11 days old.
Before our trip my mom got to meet LC a week before. She needed to come into L.A. for a few days, but it was a bittersweet visit though. But before I get to that part here's a little on our trip.
Our plan ride was 3 hours long and LC was so super good going and coming back. The only bad thing was that we had a 4 hour delay in L.A. and a 1 hour delay in Arkansas. Despite all that LC didn't loose his cool. Here's daddy and LC when we arrived in AR.
It was kind of muggy over there, but we had fun. This is us in Eureka Springs, AR. There's my 
mom with LC, stepdad, brothers. My son is the one standing right next to me with the long hair (he's a skater and shirt is a skating co. name in case you were wondering why he's wearing a shirt that says Girl) and my daughter is the one on top. 
We did some sight seeing, but not too much. Overall, we enjoyed our short time in Arkansas. It's so peaceful, but then again anywhere out of L.A. is peaceful.

So now to the bittersweet part of this entry. The week of our trip I was suppose to bring one more person with me and that was my aunt. Well, unfortanately, she got sick a week before and was hospitalized with pneumonia. The very next day she went into a cardiac arrest and it took a team 8 mins to revive her. She was put on a ventilator and she had suffered some brain damage. On Tuesday her dr said that she couldn't do anymore for her and that all she could do was to make her comfortable. Well, on Thursday my sweet aunt passed away from a couple of infections and pneumonia. She was 45 years old and this woman was a Leukemia survior. 22 years of being cancer free, but suffered with so many other health complications, some that almost took her life. She was always in the hospital, but she fought her way out every single time. She was a true fighter. 

She leaves behind 2 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren whom she loved dearly. 
We're helping them with everything so they can focus on their children. Tomorrow is the viewing and Wed. is the burial. She will be laid to rest right next to my grandmother. 
I'm going to miss her so much. I'm going to miss her phone calls checking up on us especially on LC whom she adored. 
She's now in a better place and smiling down on us. She's probably jumping with joy because she doesn't need her wheelchair anymore. She'll be missed tremendously.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2 Months Old

Look at how big my little man is. I can't believe how fast he has grown. I'm still EBFing and we're on a good schedule. Luciano is laughing out loud now and it's sounds so cute. Luciano is such a mama's boy, but I don't mind, I like it. :) Big brother and sister love him to death and they're super overprotective of him. 

Next month Luciano will be meeting his grandma (my mom) for the first time. We will be flying out to Arkansas for a week to spend some time with my mom and family. I'm so excited. 
Then, in Sept. Luciano will also be meeting his nonno & nonna (Rick's parents) for the first time. My in-laws are coming back, but maybe only for a few months though.

I'm so happy things couldn't be any perfect for us!

Friday, July 3, 2009

6 Wks Later and a Birth Story

I haven't posted an entry since May, wow. I know that this is very late, but I wanted to at least post my birth story for anyone who was interested. 

Since May 17th I was feeling some contractions about 20-30 mins apart, but they really didn't kick in until Tuesday. May 19th they were 15-20 mins then on the 20th about 1ish am they became stronger and I began to time them with Contraction Master. Around 3 am they were 8-10 mins apart. 
That morning I had a scheduled NST and I was hoping by the time I showed up I would have shown some progress. Sadly, there wasn't. I wasn't dialated and my contractions had completely stopped. I couldn't believe it. The dr however stripped my membranes to speed up the process and advised me to do some walking and to go to L&D around 4 p.m. if my contractions come back and are timeable. Sure enough my contractions came back once we got home so hubby decided to not go to work and stay with me. About a couple of hours later my SIL called and asked if I wanted to go with her to Target. Since I needed to walk I said yes. Before heading to Target we went to Pinochio Restaurant to look around. Her granddaughter's baptism was coming up and she needed to find a restaurant to hold the reception in. 
Anyways, walking around did make my contractions come on stronger. We then headed to the Taget at the Glendale Galleria. She decided to park on the other end of the mall. By 3 p.m. I thought I was going to pass out. People looking at me and wondering if I needed any help. It was quite funny actually. Every 10 mins I had to stop and grab my back and hold the bottom of my stomach. After 4 hours we headed to her house and we ate an early dinner. Hubby met me there and we then headed to L&D. After getting there I got wheeled upstairs and got hooked up immediately. After about 45 mins I was told that I was only 1 to 2 cm and that I wasn't ready. The dr suggested to go back home and wait it out for another few hours. Since I wasn't in the mood to go home I refused and asked for another alternative. She then told me to walk the hallways for an hour, so I did. Since I was so anixous I started to do skwats and other things to get my cervix to open up quicker. By then my contractions were every 5 mins, but not good enough for L&D. After the hour we went back in and I was 3 cm, but still not ready to be admitted. They did however kept in triage for about an hour because my contractions were coming every 2-3 mins. About 9:45 p.m. I felt a gush and I knew then that my water had broken. I told hubby to go and tell the nurse. After she checked me with the swab that turns blue she then started the admission. I was so happy! By then my contractions were now one after another. So close that by the time I caught my breath I had another one coming. About 1/2 hr later into the admission process I started to feel a lot of pressure. I kept telling the nurse that but all she was able to tell me was to wait that we were almost finished. So, after all that she checked me and said that I was 8 cm and was rushed to the delivery room. Well after being checked again by another nurse I was only 6 cm. I was so mad to find that the other nurse was wrong. It was almost 11 p.m. when I just couldn't handle the pain anymore. I couldn't breath right and I needed to push really bad. After doing my best to go all natural I gave in and got an epi at 11:10 p.m. I've never had an epi and I was so terrified, so terrified that for almost 10 mins during the process I had forgotten about my contractions. Once the epi was in I was still having bad contractions and they gave me another dose. After getting some relief a nurse emptied my bladder and checked me again and guess what...I was complete!! I was excited, but so bummed at the same time because if I had held out a bit longer I would have gone all the way. 
After 3 sets of pushing LC made his grand entrance and he was placed on my chest all hot and gooey. 

Now 6 weeks later he is so much different than the day he was born. He is smiling and making baby sounds now. The best part for me is seeing LC smile big at me at 3 am. I love it!! 

Friday, May 29, 2009

Daily Routine

A week and 2 days later and things couldn't be better. I can't believe that my little boy has been born for a little over a week now. He's so much fun especially when he's awake. I love every little thing about him. He has adjusted very well in these last few days. He sleeps good and nurses even better. We begin our daily routine at 7:30  a.m. when I have to take the kids to school now that hubby returned to work. Since Luciano's last feeding is usually around 4-5 a.m. he stays asleep until we get back around 8:30 a.m. Then after getting home it's diaper & feeding time. After he's finished we stare at each other for about a half an hour. Then about almost 10:00 he falls asleep for about 3 hours. When he wakes up we play for about 10-15 mins before feeding and then another diaper change. After that he stays up for about an hour and before going back to sleep there's another diaper change. I usually fall asleep at that time for about another 3 hours to catch up. Before we pick up the kids from school we do a quick feeding and another diaper change. One thing that Luciano does a lot is shart. Sometimes after I change his diaper he sharts and I have do another diaper change. 
Anyways, after getting home we finish up on feeding and he'll stay up and Elise will play with him for a little bit. He'll go back to sleep until after dinner and we'll do 2 more feeding before the end of the night is over. During the middle of the night he'll have 1 feeding and that's usually around 4-5 a.m. So I have no complaints about little one he's doing great! 

This picture was taken last Sat. and it's my favorite. 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

He's Finally Here!!!

LC is finally here. He was born 5/20/2009 @ 11:33 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs .06 oz & 19 inches long. Labor was fairly easy up until the last hour where I gave into the epi 20 mins before he was born. We were sent home twice and I wasn't admitted until my water had finally broke at 9:50 p.m. I will post a more detail story when I regain some energy back. Overall, little man is doing great and breastfeeding is going great. The last 24 hrs we've been doing good on sleeping and feeding...woohoo!

Enjoy my little rockstar!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

40w4d and Finally Some Progress

Well, since early Sun morning I've been having some contractions, but not strong enough nor close enough to go to L&D. As of yesterday my back has been killing me and my contractions have gotten closer. Before midnight they have been every 15-20 mins apart. Since 1:27 am they were every 15 mins apart on the dot. It's now 3:41 am and my last 4 contractions have been 10 mins apart. So, I do believe it's time to have this baby!!

Thinking back to the beginning I can't believe have blessed we were to get pregnant. It's been a long journey and I do wished that I had started this blog way back when I learned that I had PCOS and struggling.
Back in Aug. before we found out about our BFP we had something terrible happen to us. We were robbed. It was such an awful feeling to have someone take everything so important from you. That night hubby and I were talking and one thing he said to me was, if we can have a child then the things that were taken won't matter to him. Something good needs to come out of something bad, and it did! A week later I got my BFP and sure enough the things that once mattered are no longer in his mind.  

Anyways, as of 3:10 am my contractions have been 8-10 mins apart. I was told to go to L&D when they're 10 mins apart for an hour and I think it's time. I'm going to get some last min things together and take a quick shower. I don't want to go in stinking :). I will keep you posted. Wish us luck!

I leave you with my last belly pic. It's kind of dark and my photo booth won't catch a bighter pic unless I turn on all the lights. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Come Out, Come Out Baby Cee

First, here are a few pictures of us from our maternity session taken last month. We finally got to see them and they all came out so adorable and funny. Our niece has taken up photography and she takes really good pictures. We really loved all of them. She's such an amazing person that all she wants to do is take pictures of baby Cee when he's born. We had so much fun doing this. We had mostly his entire family watching the session. It did make it a lot easier for us to be more ourselves.

 So as of now we're just waiting for baby Cee to born. I went in for my 39 wk this morning and my NMV told me I show no progress. I was disappointed to hear that because I swear I feel my cervix expanding. So with that bad news came with some really bad pains from her trying to reach my cervix. I have a very high cervix and she just couldn't reach the darn thing. I literally had tears coming out! She even started to flick on my cervix like it was nothing...OUCH! She did mention that she doesn't think that baby Cee will be coming out before due date. I have another NST next Wednesday so we will see what happens. I'm really hoping that I will go into labor on my own because I really don't want to be induced.  

 One more for fun, this is cousin Ruggerio, he's so much fun.
Pictures taken at 36w1d.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

38w5d appt

Today I went in to for my regular scheduled appt., but when I got there I found out that my MW had canceled all of her appts. I got rescheduled with a MD whom I've seen before when I was having TTC issues. Well, she did an u/s and did some measurements and found out that baby Cee is barely a little over 5 lbs. She wasn't too concern, but she does want me to come back tomorrow for a NST for more measurements. Other than that baby Cee looks good, still head down. 
I know everything will be o.k. I just have to have faith in God that he will continue to look over him. My son was 6 lbs at 41w. so even if baby Cee barely reaches 6 lbs I'll be happy. 

I also had my hospital tour today. It's a brand new hospital which open last month. The birthing rooms are large and so are the postpartum rooms, which is nice. The one thing that I didn't like was that I would need to go to triage before L&D. There they will monitor me for awhile before admitting me. I'm used to going into L&D and I was set to go. 
They also told me since this is my 3rd pregnancy I would need to wait unitl my contractions are 10 mins apart before coming in. Glad to know this otherwise I probably would wait until they're 2-5 mins about before making my trip to the hospital. Sheesh by waiting 2-5 mins I'll probably make head line news...lady gives birth to a baby boy on Sunset Blvd. Imagine that?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby Shower

I had my baby shower on Sunday. It was so fun to be with all the ladies in our family. The only ones that didn't show up was a few of my good friends. They were part of the bridal party and I was really was hoping that they would make it, but oh well that's another story I guess. 

There was a lot of eating, drinking and some fun games played. I enjoyed every minute of it. My 2 sister in laws put the whole thing together.  It was held at one of my SIL's house. They're simple gals so the set up was simple. The party lasted serveral hours so I was pretty tired at the end of the night. We received a lot of nice stuff. We did get all the big stuff we really needed. Baby Cee has clothes up to a year, so we're set for now. 

Yesterday I separated all the clothes that baby Cee will be using and washed them. I also put all the big stuff that he will be using on one side of the room and the rest will go into storage. When he's ready for them we will start bring them out. So now all I need is for him to be born. 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Officially On Maternity Leave.

It feels good to not worry about going into work and dealing with the stress. These last few days I've been over stressed. I had to do a lot of follow ups and I needed to close some files. I barely had time to scratch my ass. Last week work gave me a surprised baby shower and it was so much fun. I got a lot of cute boy stuff. The minute I got home I took the tags off and washed them all. Hubby put up the bassinet and we set up all of the necessities that baby Cee is going to be using. I'm getting excited!!!

Well anyways I leave you with a belly shot. This was taken last weekend at 37w1d. I was getting ready for bed. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Got An Early Surprise!

Yesterday I had my appt with the GD dr and let's just say that it was a very surprised visit. First, my fasting test came out beautiful. My fasting was 88 and my 1 hr after was 120. The norm is suppose to be 90/120 so I passed with flying colors. Yesterday's appt was going to determine wheather or not I should be on Glyburide during the day or insulin at night. She reviewed my levels and my food diary and did say that some of my morning numbers are slightly elevated, but wasn't going to make a big deal out of it. With a control diet I should be fine she said. So, since yesterday's numbers were within the norm range she left it as is and said to take care. Oh how sweet is was to hear that I didn't need any meds.

O.k. well let me get to the surprise part of the appt. I got to see baby Cee once again and baby is measuring 4 lbs and 13 oz so far. Baby is in ready position. So, after a few seconds of measuring she spilled the beans even before I was able to tell her I didn't want to know the gender. Baby wasn't being shy at all and it was in plain view that....drum roll please...We're having a boy!!! A healthy baby boy. I really wanted to be surprised, but this is good enough for me. I had a little bit of tears rolling down my face, but all from happiness and joy.

Hubby was really excited and told me that he knew it. Now we can call baby Cee by his name instead of calling him by both girl and boy name. Yes we're kind of weird.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It's My 35/35

Today I'm 35 weeks with 35 days left. How exciting!! I'll be a mommy...again soon. I've been thinking of this since the beginning of the week. Hubby is really excited and he said yesterday that he can't wait any longer. I don't blame him. 
I didn't mention this on my last entry, but my midwife said if I were to go into labor they won't stop it. At this point the baby is ready go at any time. Last week I got to see baby Cee and he/she is in ready position and is looking good. Fluid looks good as well. 

Time is really going to fly from this point on. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Disappointing Dr. Appt.

Well yesterday I had my appt and I failed...again. My fasting at 8:30 came back 94 and my 1 hr after meal was 122. The norm for fasting is 90 and 1 hr after 120. Although I was only a few up they are going to treat me. So it's confirmed, I have Gestational Diabetes. When she was telling me this I teared up and all I wanted to do was bawl. I held it together and she told me to not stress over it. She told me to do another week of noting down my meals and numbers. I go back on the 14th for another test and to see what will be the next step. She did mentioned that there might be some discussion about having a little bit of insulin to control it.
Honestly, I don't want to have to go through that. I was telling hubby about this and all he was able to say to me was "don't to worry everyone gets it". Not to be mean but, hubby's words kind of bugged me. How can he say that? I was looking for some comfort and all he gave me was nothing. I started to cry and hung up on him. I spent the whole day just thinking about everything yesterday. My mind was so preoccupied that I didn't do much work. Now I have tons to do today.

Oh well, I know it's not the end of the world, but I do need to take care of this. My goal is to stick with this GD diet until I deliver baby Cee. This will help me and the baby now and me in the long run.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Baby Shower

I just received a call from hubby to surprise me with some news. I'm having a "surprise" baby shower! His sisters, my wonderful sister-in-laws are throwing me one, but had to tell hubby to help schedule it for this month. The funny thing about all this is how hubby blurted it out to me. You see hubby can't keep a secret if his life depends on it. So, I'm not suppose to say anything, I need to act surprised. I have to admit it got me all teary eyed. I really wasn't expecting one from anyone. I had to talk hubby out of his idea of throwing one for me. Have you ever heard of the husband throwing a baby shower for his wife? I haven't! I had to explained how tacky (for me) it would be. After several talks about it we had decided to just do a welcome baby party. We were planning on doing this about a month 1/2 after baby Cee is born.
So now that I know about this baby shower I'm not sure about the welcome baby party. I don't want those that are going to be attending to think bad. I'm really sure it's going to be mainly the ladies in his family. I really would like everyone to meet baby Cee.

Oh well I guess we will decide once baby Cee arrives.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's April and 6 weeks to go!!

I'm so happy it's April!! I'm having a baby next month.

So this month is also my last month working. My last work day will be the 30th and then I'm off. I'll be taking a 2 week vacation then my disability will begin. I will be returning back to work sometime after Labor Day.
I'm also going to have a maternity session this month. One of our niece has taken up photography and she actually photographs for the women's professional soccer team. She takes really great pictures. She wants to expand her portfolio so she asked us.

Here's a little quick update of my pregnancy.

How far along: 33w4d
Total weight gain/loss: 1st tri lost 5 lbs, 2nd tri gained 10 lbs, 3rd tri (so far) gained 2 lbs.
Stretch marks: I think I might of found 2 little ones on my belly. With my other 2 pregnancies I only got them on my thighs and butt.
Sleep: In 1st tri my sleep wasn't good. I couldn't get comfortable at all. 2nd tri was heaven. I slept really good. Now, I'm back to not sleeping. I'm having nightmares!! I'm so tired that I feel it when I'm driving to work every morning.
Best moment this week: This week I would have to say watching baby Cee doing the worm inside. I use to feel his/her movement below my belly now it's all over.
Food cravings: Let's see it used to be chili cheese fries & nachos. Right now I haven't any.
Gender: Team Green
Belly button: I was looking at my belly button the other night and it's in, but pulling down.
Milestone: Going pass 32 weeks. Since my last pregnancy ended at 32 weeks due to preeclampsia I was worried that it might happen again.

I can't wait until you're born baby Cee. Daddy is so excited and he's more than ready for you. He predicts that you're a boy and he sometimes talks to you and calls you by the boy name we chose for you. Sister is also excited. Everyday she says hi to you and sends you kisses through my belly. Brother is also happy as well. He said that if you're a boy that he will show you how to skateboard.

You are going to be so loved by everyone!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

33w1d Bump Pic

Not much of a difference, huh? Sometimes I feel that baby Cee is going to be at least 6 lbs. My son was 6 lbs on the dot and my daughter...well...she was 2 lbs. I think if she went full term she too would of probably been about 6 lbs. Oh how I wish I could find out how much baby weighs right now. 
Anyways, can I share a secret? I'm kind of jealous of those moms-to-be with big bellies. I always wished for one. But I guess I shouldn't complain. As long as I have a healthy baby that's all that matters. 

Well, have a wonderful Sunday. Hubby is suppose to do something for me for my birthday. So let's see. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Revisit With An Old Friend

So today I had my regular scheduled appt and another glucose fasting test. Well, my sugar level was elevated after the hour. I'm so disappointed! The blood work test came out 80, but my finger prick test came out 156. So guess who I have to bond with again? My old friend. Yes I'm back to pricking my damn fingers 3 times a day until I deliver baby Cee. I'm back to starving myself with the GD diet I have to follow. Oh my gosh...I'm hating it right now. I was so miserable on that diet. At the time when I planned out my meal plan I was really excited because I thought it was going to be good and most importantly, healthy. Well after a few a few days I was crying because I couldn't take it. Hubby was so upset because he thought that being pregnant shouldn't involve losing weight. So, I guess I need to put on my big girl panties and suck it up. I have less than less than 7 weeks to go.

On the brighter side, I am now going in every 2 weeks until I hit 36 weeks. After that I will be seeing my midwife every week. Woohoo!!! I have all my appts set up until my due date now. 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

1st Baby Purchase

I went to Babies R Us today and I made my biggest baby purchase today. I bought this 3-1 bassinet for baby Cee to be in for the first few months. This bassinet is pretty neat. It's a full-sized bassinet, moses basket and a changing table. It got a lot of great reviews so I'm sure I will be happy with it once baby Cee is in it. 
We have decided to go with a bassinet because 1. our room isn't that big to fit a crib 2. we're only living at the in-law's for a short time (hopefully) and 3. I want to be able to move around from one room to another. 
This bassinet is very lite and really cute. I can't wait to put it together already. 
While I was at BRU I also bought some little outfits. Today's shopping was just baby. Baby Cee's wardrobe is expanding and I'm so happy!!! I was feeling a little bad for not being ready, but little by little I'm getting there. Next purchase is going to be the carseat and stroller. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Quick Update On MY BHs

So my midwife is not in clinic today, but I got a response back from a RN. This is what she wrote:



O.k. now this is not what I was expecting to do. I thought I would get an appt like tomorrow or something and she would check me out. As of now my BHs have subsided, so I think I'm going to wait and see. Now, if I was having constant pain all day then I would drop everything and go to L&D, but it was only this morning. Hopefully this was just my body telling me to take it easy and don't do so much.

Update On My Last Appt.

So last week I went in to see a dr to discuss VBAC and I have to say that I wasted my time. First, we were 10 mins late because I didn't get out of the shower on time and it was raining too. After checking in we waited about an hour before they called us in. Then, we waited another 1/2 hr for the dr to come in. She did a quick review of my chart and a quick ultrasound. She was pretty brief with us. She basically asked if I knew anything on it and the risks and that was it. I asked her a couple of questions and she gave me 1 word answers. I was so upset! I guess this was her way of punishing us for being late. One other thing that I was told at this appt was that I had some traces of protein. She said it wasn't a big deal because it was less than 1.0. I guess, but if she had took a little longer in reviewing my chart she would of seen that my last pregnancy ended up with preeclampsia. I would at least think it should be a little of a big deal. Now that I know this I have to pay close attention to my body for any other signs.
Anyways, even with a not so good dr visit at least we got to see baby Cee which we weren't expecting. :)

In other news, I've been getting a lot of
braxton hicks since Sunday. I've always known about braxton hicks, but never knew that I should call if I get 4 or more within an hour, which I was having. I don't know why, but I just thought it had something to do with me over doing it on house work. All day I kept feeling pressure on my pelvic almost like baby Cee was coming out. I told R about it and he made me sit and do nothing. Since we had his brothers over for a late lunch I almost felt bad for not doing anything in preparing lunch. It was a good thing that BIL's girlfriend was nice enough to clean up for me.
These last few days I've been feeling a little better, but this morning it has started up again. I'm keeping track of them to see how many I feel within the hour. Right now I've had 3 in 40 mins. Because I rather be safe than sorry I'll be calling my midwife in a little bit.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bump Pic at 29 weeks

Although I don't feel like I'm 29 weeks and I sure don't look like it either, I'm really glad that I am. I'm getting closer to meeting our little baby soon. It doesn't look much bigger than my last bump pic. Just 11 more weeks (or sooner) until baby Cee makes his or her grand entrance into the world. 

P.S. Excuse the messy living room. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Moving Alone

So I hit my 3rd tri this past Friday. I can't believe it!! The next few months are going to fly by so quickly. Next month I'll be going in every 2 weeks until I hit 36 wks. After that I'll be going in every week until baby cee is born.
On the 4th I'll be seeing a doc to discuss
VBAC delivery. My c-section with daughter was so awful. My recovery was long and painful and I really don't want to go through it again, so I'm going to give it a try. I got my last medical record from previous doc and I'll be taking it with me on this appt.
I have to admit, I'm starting to feel a little nervous about going into labor. I've only experienced it once, 15 1/2 yrs ago. Daughter was prematured and I had to have an emergency c-section to save her life at 32 wk gestation.
Hubby keeps telling me to just have a c-section, but I don't think he understands. If only he can experience a c-section.
Anyways, I know it will be sucessful and I know that I'll be a much happier person after.

Monday, February 2, 2009

4D Ultrasound Pics @ 25w

Awww...look at my little bambino or bambina. We did the 4D ultrasound on Saturday and I was just so amazed. Hubby, daughter and I got to spend 15 mins with our baby just watching his/her every move. Since we don't want to know the gender we told the tech to stay above the waist to avoid any exposure. It was a good thing too because baby Cee had his/her legs wide open.
We spent all day Saturday staring at the pictures and seeing the DVD movie we got. At one point we even got a huge smile from baby Cee. We're on cloud nine right now. I can't wait until baby Cee is here. I already want to grab and squeeze those chubby cheeks and arms.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

24w2d Belly Pic

I took a couple of belly shots last night. Now, does my belly really look like a basketball? I have noticed that my belly is starting to shape more round and a little pointy at the bottom. Last night hubby was tripping out because baby Cee was moving and you could see my belly bounce side to side. It was fun to watch. :)

Here's also the pic of the onesie I bought for baby Cee over the weekend. Isn't it cute? I love it! It says Party in my crib B.Y.O.B.

Monday, January 26, 2009

24 Weeks

I turned 24w on Sat. I can't believe that this pregnancy is going so fast. This is what baby Cee looks like in my womb. I'm not sure if this is the exact position the baby is in, but if it is, then this explains why I get kicked so much on my cervix. This baby is having a ball doing it. Baby Cee has been moving so much these last few days. Hubby finally got to feel the baby kick and punch a few times. It was quite funny seeing his face expression. His eyes almost popped out of his sockets, but it was cute to see that.
This past weekend I did my first baby purchase. I bought a really cute and funny onesie and an outfit. Everyone loved the onesie. (I will post a pic of it tomorrow or later this week) It was a really nice feeling to browse around and picking out somethings. Daughter was with me and she just kept telling me to just buy blue. She really thinks that baby Cee is a boy. Last night she had me stand up and she felt my belly and stared at it and said "Yup, your belly is starting to look like a basketball, so that means you're having a boy mommy". How cute was that? She's my little miss know it all.

P.S. How do you like the new look? The colors of the dots are similar colors to our wedding scheme.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I Passed!!

Yes! I passed my glucose fasting last Friday. I'm so happy! I have to take another test in March to make sure my levels are low. The standard range is 70-99 and I got 75. I'm also gaining weight, finally. I had lost 4 lbs at the beginning and now I'm up + 1. My midwife said I should only be gaining 1 1/2 -2 lbs a month.
As for baby, he/she has a good strong heartbeat and sounds good and my blood pressure is looking good too. Since I had preeclampsia with daughter she's keeping a close eye on me. Other than that I'm feeling pretty good, except for my sciatica. This has been hurting so bad that sometimes it's getting a little hard to deal with. My midwife offered some acupuncture treatments as part of my prenatal care, but I don't know. I've heard good things, but I'm scared. If it gets too bad then I might have to consider some treatments. Anyways, we'll see how it goes.

As for our move, we're finished. Moving sucks ass and to think that we will be doing this again at the end of the year. It's weird. I hear so much more at my in-law's house than I did at my old place. I was away from the busy streets and here I'm above a major busy street. Everything echos up and then I hear the shots from the police academy that's a little further up where I'm at. I think once I get use to the area I'll be o.k. and I'll get to sleep a little better.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Moving & Almost 22 Weeks.

I cant' believe that I'm almost 22 weeks this Sat. Time as really flown by so quickly! Before I know it I will be holding our baby boy or girl. Hubby is getting really excited because now he can say that his baby is almost here. He's so super happy. I love watching him talk to my belly and sing the ABCs to the baby. Daughter is starting to talk to my belly and kissing it galore. She tells the baby that she loves him or her. She is really hoping for another brother.

As far as baby stuff we haven't even consider what theme we want for the baby. I'm on the safari theme bandwagon. I just love how it looks. I think we will determine all that once we move. We are in the process of moving into my in-laws until Oct or Nov. There's nobody living there because the in-laws went back to Italy for a long while. They been gone since May and won't (maybe) be returning sometime until the end of this year. Since we really don't have room for the baby where we are now, we thought this would be good for us to move in and stash some money away. The siblings and the in-laws agreed and they're all good with it. So, we are suppose to be completely moved out by next Thurs. I'm taking Thurs. & Fri off to do last minute stuff and do my final walk through. I'm kind of sad to leave because this place was our first apt. together also the place where hubby proposed to me. Aside of the good memories we had there and the good times we had with our neighbors who became really good friends, I really won't be missing anything. Daughter will miss the pool. She learned how to swim in the pool and always looks forward to the summer. Son is looking forward to the move. Only because there is a pro skater who is well known living in the apt complex that the in-laws own next to the house.

I'm hoping with this opportunity we will buy our first house soon after the baby is born. I'm really hoping. So here's to a new year and a fresh start.