Holding my baby girl

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oh tests and games... at 27 weeks!

Tests you ask?

Well that would be the wonderful GLUCOSE test that is required during the 26-28th week of pregnancy! You know, the horror stories about how you have to fast....drink some nasty juice...and get blood drawn? All to check and see if you have this Gestational Diabetes (which, obviously, is a form of diabetes that you only contract while pregnant).

Apparently if you do test positive for it on the first test, then you have to go back for a THREE HOUR TEST (not a three hour tour, a three hour TEST) to determine 100% that you have it. And then after that? You have to go see a special dietitian and follow this strict diet til the end of your pregnancy. And then from there on, I'm not sure what happens...

So Monday, I took a half day at work and left to go take this test. I was under the impression that we were having a sonogram done that day as well, but was sadly mistaken somehow.

Did I have to fast? Nope... not before hand I didn't. So I just ate 2 hard boiled egg and a low fat string cheese... just so I could have some protein in me, in case I did start feeling weak.

Billy and I sit in the doctor's office for a couple minutes, and then they call my name. They hand me this orange colored juice that is maybe 12 ounces? Not sure.

"You have 5 minutes to drink this down".

The one thing that came to my mind was "hmmm... drink it quick, and then what? I am pregnant and I'm gonna need to pee, that's for sure." I was under the impression that I'd have to wait like 45 minutes after drinking it, but THANK GOD... I didn't have to wait! (tmi, i know).

We go in the doc's office, and he's wonderful as usual. Answers all our billions of questions that we typically have, and lets me know whats gonna happen in my next appt.

OMG! I FORGOT THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE! (Besides hearing our little girls heartbeat :)...

I DIDN'T GAIN ANY WEIGHT THIS MONTH! Amazing. Seriously, the doc knows what he's talking about when he says "you need to walk, it will slow down the weight gain". No duh, right? IT WORKS!

Anyway, so after we leave the office, we go down to another office in the building, and I just sit and wait til 12:09. That approximately 25 minutes. I'm starting to feel a little bit woozy... I normally eat lunch everyday at 11, and so my body wasn't used to this waiting game.

We head back there, and just like every other time I have blood taken, I announce "I'm not good with needles, and they make me nervous, and I get dizzy".

They always seem to look at me like "you need to suck it up", but I just figure that I should give them a friendly warning and let them know what they are dealing with :)

He was a good little blood taking technician. He didn't hurt me, and I didn't pass out. Good job blood tech!

I get a call 24 hours later, "You passed the glucose test, let us know if you have any questions".


WOOHOO!!!!! Thank GOD! I was a tiny bit nervous about it. My mom had gestational diabetes with my sister, and we have a history of diabetes in the family anyway.

Sooooo, there's the "tests" part of this post.

Now the games part? Well my little girl wanted to play a game with me today, and I'm sure I looked like a fool while I was sitting at my desk at work.

I push my stomach a couple times this afternoon, just to see where she was at, and what do I get?


So I push it again. In the same spot.

Kick Kick Kick!

I did this for a good 7 minutes, and each time, she would kick. She would only kick when I pushed or poked on my stomach, and it was precious!

So there I am, sitting at work, looking down at my stomach, pushing along, and waiting for a little kick to pop up on my belly. It made my day.

(wouldn't it be cool if that were a real picture? i don't think it is).


Thank you, Kyli B, for taking a little time to play some games with me. I look forward to playing with you more often in the future :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Look out world... We've got a cute one comin!

Our sweet little girl at 27 weeks

Oh little Miss Kyli, seeing you yesterday has made your little mommy more excited than ever!!!

We went to the 4d sonogram place yesterday, and left with some pictures, a dvd, a cd of over 200 pictures, and a ton of smiles on our faces.

I may be prejudice, but our daughter is absolutely PERFECT.

She has her daddy and sisters nose, for sure. And she's got the cutest little cheeks that are just ready to be kissed.

She's gonna have a head full of hair as well. The ultra sound technician said that she has never seen hair on a baby that was 27 weeks along, and then stops and says "Huh.... that looks like hair right there!"

She also said that she's got quite the personality. She's a little mover too... kept playing with her feet and legs and rolling around like a little acrobat.

That head and hair is ready for some bows and headbands and cute little hats!

We heard her heartbeat, and it was 158 beats per minutes. Perfect.

She weighs approximately 1.93 lbs right now. Little bitty sweet angel. 

Tomorrow, we are going to the doctor to have another sonogram by the doctor, and I will get the gestational diabetes test done as well. Hope that juice isn't disgusting!

But even if it is, it won't matter. I want Kyli to be as healthy as can be, so I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make that possible. BRING ON THE NASTY JUICE! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kyli, will you sing this about me someday?

I was listening to my iphone the other day, and this song came on:

"The Best Day"
by: Taylor Swift

Read these lyrics... They are about the sweetest thing in the world, and I listened to it like 7 times in a row:

I'm five years old and it's getting cold

I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you
I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides
Look now the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop till I forgot all their names

I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father
His strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother
Inside and out he's better than I am

I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

Now I know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine and I didn't know if you knew

So I'm taking this chance to say that I had the best day with you today

6 months baby!!!

Look at that bump just a growin!

Well month 6, you're here. And tonight marks my last night of being in my 2nd trimester.

So, #3, are you gonna be as mean to me as everyone else says you are? Are you gonna drag on, or go by super fast? My bets are on the "going slow" part. The only reason I believe this, however, is because I can not wait to see my little bundle of joy that likes to do cartwheels in her mommy's tummy :)

Today, Billy's parents drove up in order to see the 4d sonogram that we are having tomorrow. We are so happy that we get to share this experience with them, and my parents as well! And some of her Aunt's and Uncle will be there tomorrow as well. She's already got a little fan club :)

I'm sorta nervous about this sonogram, and for 2 reasons:

1) It's almost like we're MEETING her in a way... I know that sounds weird, and she's got lots more growing to do, but we get a glimpse at the features that she is starting to gain along this little growing journey she's on. Will she have daddy's nose? Or will she have mommy's cheeks? All I know for sure, is that she is going to be absolutely beautiful :)

2) It's kind of like we're "cheating" in a way. Billy isn't the biggest fan of these 4d sonograms, and I sorta understand why now. He feels that it's like "opening a Christmas present before Christmas even gets here". (And ironic as it is, I could quite possibly have her around Christmas.... I will be 38 weeks on Christmas eve... CAN'T WAIT!") Anyway, I'm nervous that this will ruin the "surprise" of what she will look like or something. I know that sounds strange (just like #1 did), but it's just a feeling that I have.

We will actually get one more 4d sonogram before she is here... I'm not sure when we will go in again, but it will be a free one. So I feel like we will NEED to use it ;)

All I know, is that I can't wait to see her. Even being nervous, and feeling like we're cheating a little, I just can't wait to actually get to look at that screen and see my precious little baby. I think about it now, and I start getting teary eyed.

I just love her so much! I will post some pictures of what she looks like later on this weekend ;) 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sept 26th Letter to Kyli

September 26, 2010

Little Miss Kyli,

Well, guess what your mommy, daddy, sissy, and bubba did today? We registered for you at Babies ‘R’ Us!!

It was certainly an eye opening experience. It was exciting, a little scary (not in a BOO! kind of way though), and overwhelming. It was exciting for obvious reasons. Alllll the things we are getting are for YOU and your arrival! I can’t believe it. Sometimes I have to pinch myself so that I know that this is REALLY happening! I’m having a precious little girl. You are making me a full-fledged mommy! That is amazing in itself 

It was scary because, quite frankly, I’m nervous because I don’t want to do anything wrong or make the wrong decisions. I kept thinking “what would Kyli want??” but it’s hard to answer that question because I don’t know what type of things you’re gonna like yet. Are you gonna like Pampers, or Huggies? Luvs? Who knows??? Or are you gonna wish I had registered for the “Dr. Brown’s” bottles instead of the Tommie Tippers? It’s all a little scary. I just want to be the best mom in the world for you, and I’m playing this little guessing game right now.

It was overwhelming because of 2 things: 1) I love you and want you to be here, and you’re getting closer everyday!!!! And 2) there are SOOOOOO many things that I didn’t even realize I would need. There were so many questions I had, and there were so many items to choose from. I just want you to have whatever you need, and I don’t know alllll of your needs quite yet. I know that this will come with time, and it will just come naturally. I’m gonna try my hardest to take care of you the best that I know how. You have my word on that!!

I love you endlessly,