Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Grow Baby Grow!

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

A little recap:
Week 10

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Week 13

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Week 17

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Wow - Bun and I sure are growing and I love it!

Not too much new going on this week. Bun is moving all around like crazy! Sunday what the best day of moving yet. I constantly felt the flutters and swooshing of the baby moving... it was great!

No new symptoms going on... except the leakage - and that's all I need to say to remember what I mean, so I am leaving it at that.

I did not go for my spinal today. The Neurologist really messed up and wrote the orders for me to have the procedure done, without specifying to the hospital that I am pregnant. Apparently the dye that they inject into you to do the spinal is extremely dangerous to the baby and they cant go in blind, because that could cause paralysis. So until the baby is born, I will not be having that done. I am going to see a specialist within the next two weeks to see if they can figure anything out. If not we are going to go with the cautious birth plan [strong epi - minimal pushing for me - possible forceps :( ] But whatever keeps me and our little Bun safe is what we are going with. I don't even want to think about what would have happened if I was not a better advocate for myself - What if I just assumed they knew I was pregnant and they did the spinal. Yikes. I cant even imagine what we would do if something happened to Bun.

I will keep everyone updated on whats going on with that as I learn more.

Next weeks post will have NEW ULTRASOUND PICS!! And hopefully the answer to the question .... boy or girl! Ahhhh! I am so excited I can't believe that its almost here! My mom is going with Corey and I to see ( Its been 22 years since she has seen an u/s done, so I figured she would love it - and to be the first to know what we are having!) the ultrasound and then we are going out to celebrate!
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Oh and I have been having the strangest cravings for bloody Marys this week - well, I should clarify- A V8 with a pickle an olive and a piece of string cheese. This is very strange for me, but I can't get enough!!
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Rsgrl said...

You look so friggin' amazing! I love it. Way to go for making sure that everything was okay with the spinal tap. You are already such a great mother. Bun is one lucky little fetus! :)

Carrie Griesemer said...

I'm relieved you didn't have the spinal, I kept worrying about it this week! You're doing a great job watching out for yourself and bun, never assume anything when it comes to Dr.s and hospitals...

Auntie is just waiting for the 28th!

Becky said...

Wow you look great!!!

Oh yeah and i did read the message about Target. There really isn't one that close to my house, they are building one that should be open in April. If i venture to the big city i'll stop by.

Oh come on down. I live on the east coast of Fl about an hour and 15 min from Orlando!!