Monday, December 9, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 26

  Week 26

Gender: It's a Boy! 

Weight Gain/Loss: +16

Baby's Growth: Baby boy should be measuring in at around 2 pounds. 
Supposedly the size of a head of lettuce???

Movement: All the time. This little one doesn't stop moving.

Food Cravings:  Tuna salad sandwich (still haven't had one, but definitely on my list), 
coffee, pears & sparkling water.

Symptoms:  See below. 

Anything Making You Queasy/Sick: Acidic foods, the smell of a wood fire, men's cologne. 

Sleeping: It just depends on the day.. 
I did pick up some Unisom to help. 

Stretchmarks: Starting to get some on my "love handles". 
Not too thrilled about this but my sweet little boy will be so worth it.

Belly Button In/Out: In

Nursery:  We really need to clean up the nursery.
It still has quite a bit of Army gear in tough boxes.
We also need to:
Hang curtains
Put new knobs on dresser
Steam clean carpets 
Decorate built in book shelf
Wash all clothes
Wash all bedding & blankets
Hang artwork 
Find mirror to hang above dresser
Order rocking chair
Spray paint monogram for above crib

Favorite Moment This Week: Finishing up my classes for this quarter. 

Looking Forward To: Heading home to Memphis for my first baby shower on Sunday! 
I cannot wait to see all my family & friends especially before the holidays kick off.

This past Friday, I woke up not feeling well.
I didn't want to get up & go to work.
I went anyway..

I started feeling dizzy, nauseous, short of breath, 
sweating profusely, and I had a bad headache. 

I called the doctor & they told me that their office closed early on Friday 
& that I needed to go to the ER immediately.

I left work early & my friend's mom came & sat with me in the ER.
I was immediately admitted & hooked up to monitor the baby & contractions.

I was having unbearably strong contractions every 2-4 minutes apart.
And was told I was going to be kept overnight for further evaluations.

I was hooked up to an IV and they ended up giving me two shots to stop contractions, 
two steroid shots to help baby boy's lungs and heart progress (just in case).
And started me on some medicine to relax my cervix as I was 1 cm dilated.

I finally left the hospital on Saturday night, 
and have been put on strict bed rest indefinitely. 

I had another doctor's appointment today & as long as I stay on bed rest and keep taking my medicine accordingly I should be fine.

I also had my glucose test today, and passed with flying colors.
Although my hemoglobin and iron levels were extremely low.

Hopefully with this much needed rest and relaxation and some good family time I will be back to normal soon.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and prayers via Instagram & Twitter.
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  1. Praying that little boy stays put! Hugs!

  2. So looking forward to ya'll getting here!

  3. that's crazy. hoping you feel better soon! sending happy and healthy wishes your way!

  4. Glad to hear that you and baby boy are doing better! Enjoy your rest while you can! xoxo


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