Thursday, April 25, 2013

What's Chan up to?

Busy trying to look cool.

Digging in the dirt aka her favorite thing to do EVAH!

We took Channing to Sesame Street Live. She was basically mad the whole time because she couldn't go up on stage with them and dance.

Our own little pig-pen

P after P Update

I'm currently 21w4d pregnant. The time is really flying by. I've been feeling good. Weeks 6-15 were rough though! I was never sick with Chan so morning sickness was new for me. But midway through week 15 the nausea left as quickly as it came on.

We are having another girl! Yea for not having to buy new stuff! (Yes, MG is totally fine with another girl.) Anatomy scan went great and don't kid yourself I asked that tech to look at everything TWICE. I said 'we don't really like surprises'. One of the bad things about being a high risk/NICU mom is that you learn about all the things that can go wrong with a pregnancy. You learn about all the conditions/syndromes/defects. The human body is such a complicated thing. It's truly amazing that most of the time everything works out fine.

I've been going to the doctor every week now. Kind of a pain but I told them I would go there every day if it meant never stepping foot in the NICU again. I get a weekly progesterone shot and then every other week I get an ultrasound to measure my cervix. Right now, I'm sitting at 3.95. Anything between 3-5 is considered good. My Dr. feels really good about my progress so far. He told me yesterday that he thinks if I was going to have problems they would have started by now.

My anxiety level is okay right now. It usually inches up the farther out I get from my appt. then it goes back down after the appt. Just a vicious cycle.

I'm huge ya'll! Ok not really but my dear friend at work the other day looked at me and said "I think you are as big now as you were when you delivered Chan" and you know what SHE'S RIGHT!! I shall not commit the preemie mom cardinal sin of complaining about being pregnant but this is going to be a whole new experience for my body!

Chan has stopped screaming 'noooo' at us when we ask if she wants a sister. Now she points to my stomach and says 'baby out. see her'. We tell her the baby is too little right now but she'll see her in 4 months.