Thursday, August 18, 2011

Welcoming the Third Trimester

** First I would like to say how thankful I am to all of you for the breast pump and baby monitor advice! It really helped me narrow my choice down and you guys convinced me to splurge and get the Medela InStyle breast pump. Thank you all again!

Now onto the baby updates :)

Today marked the beginning of week 29…11 (hopefully less) weeks to go! Last week I entered the third trimester and although I had really hoped I would break the mold and not hit the third trimester fatigue and pains, I was not so lucky. It actually started a little early (like around week 26). I blame it on the super long road trip from Utah to Bako and back. Oh well :) I think I have sadly come to terms that running might be done for the rest of the pregnancy. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said the hip/back pain is normal and although it has lessened some it will probably come back. Oh joy! I did swim laps yesterday and was encouraging because I got just as good of a workout without the pain.

I had mentioned on a previous post that on the trip out to bako I experienced some really bad rib/upper back pain and although some of you expressed concerned I really didn’t give it much thought. I briefly mentioned it to the doctor yesterday and he is concerned it could be my gallbladder. He said if the pain continues he will do an ultrasound of my gallbladder to make sure everything is okay.

The good news is the Hudster is doing great! He weighs about 2 pounds 10 ounces and has a very strong heart beat. He is head down, which makes sense since he has been kicking my ribs like no other :) He has been very active lately which is very reassuring. The doctor was very pleased with my fluid levels and everything else. I had to take the glucose test yesterday and he said if there was any problems with my blood test I should hear by today (and since it is almost 7pm and I still haven’t heard anything I am taking that as a good sign). It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

Although we have been getting to see Hudson at each appointment due to the fact that he is head down they can’t get a good picture of him so I haven’t had any to share.

I think my main symptoms right now are fatigue and having to pee every 5 minutes. I am also having a hard time eating because I get full so fast and when I eat too much I am really uncomfortable. I also tend to be very forgetful and that includes forgetting to eat. Luckily if I go too long I will get nauseous and that will remind me to eat.

The nursery is starting to come together but there is still a lot to do! We have a few more showers coming up and after those I am going to evaluate what we still need and my goal is to be done with the nursery by the end of September. We shall see if that happens!

Lastly, here are some pictures from the last two weeks:

Week 28

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Week 29

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Well that’s all for now :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Baby Monitor and Breast Pump HELP

So yesterday I spent about two hours sitting in front of my computer researching Baby Monitors and Brest Pumps. And guess what? I’m still just as confused as before. I really don’t want to spend a ton (like under $200 dollars per item) so I was trying to find what was the best non-expensive item. For Baby Monitors I want a video monitor. I read all the review on like 5 different sites and I just can’t decide on which one. I know they all have their pro’s and con’s and i’m not willing to pay mucho dollars so now I just have to decide which one seems to be the best.

As for Breast Pumps, I know I want an electric but I don’t know if I should only look at double ones or if single is okay. Since I won’t be working and I will be around Hudson a lot I figure I won’t be pumping a lot but I really don’t know what it is going to be like.

That’s why I am reaching out to you. I trust my blog friends more than random people’s reviews so …..Please Help!

Have you found some less expensive Monitors or pumps that you love (or a least do the job)? What have you learned that you wish you knew before? What are your recommendations?

Thanks my sanity depends on this!