Friday, January 30, 2009

Big Dr. Appointment Update

OK, I had a doctor's appointment today and I prepared myself for a lot of info because since the last time I saw the doctor 4 weeks ago we had our Quad Screen for birth defects done and our anatomy ultrasound.

So everything on the Quad Screen came back normal, no issues there. Everything on the ultrasound looked good with the exception of the baby's right kidney. Dr. said that the right kidney was dialated. OK? What does that mean? Well it means that the area inside the kidney that holds the baby's waste was bigger then what would have been expected. She said this could be caused by many insignificant things; the way the baby was positioned caused the measurement to be off slightly, or more commonly the baby just hadn't emptied the waste lately - like he was holding his pee. She said it is more commonly noted in boys then girls. She said we would do another ultrasound at 28 weeks to see if the problem had corrected itself. She said that we would have been concerned if there was a blockage in the "drain tube" leading from the kidney, but that the ultrasound didn't show a blockage - just that the kidney was dialated.

So I did some reading online after I got back to work and this is a summary of what I learned. Dialated kidneys are more common in boys, they tend to correct themselves on their own before birth or shortly thereafter. Ultrasounds will be done before the baby is born to monitor the kidney's size, if the kidney is still dialated at birth an ultrasound will be done on the baby after it's born to determine a course of action. Common treatment includes - 1. do nothing and just monitor the baby as they grow, 2. give oral meds to help fight infections (UTI's), or 3. do surgery. All of which depend on the degree of dialation. I did find an article that said some people have dialated or enlarged kidney's and never even know it, the individual may just be more prone to UTI's or kidney infections. One lady talked about how her child had a dialated kidney noted on her 24 week ultrasound and her baby was born and monitored until the age of 3 when the kidney corrected itself. So I guess there really isn't a cause for concern as long as we stay on top of it, so here's to hoping the next ultrasound looks normal!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

21 Weeks!!

Here they are...21 week pictures! Some of you might have been unlucky enough to see the pictures I posted for 20 weeks - that I then deleted! Haha! I just couldn't leave them up b/c I thought they were very misleading, I looked SO BIG!! And comparing them to this weeks pictures I was right - I must have just been super bloated and ate a ton that day b/c I am definitely smaller in this weeks pictures! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's A ....


I will post the ultrasound pictures later today or tomorrow after Chris gets them scanned. It was definitely a boy!! Haha!

And I'm measuring right on track with my due date - only 1 day off actually. The U/S tech said he has all his inside parts and limbs, so sounds like everything is good. Dr. will go over everything in 2 weeks at our next appointment!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Guess The Sex!

Some of you might already know, but for you family members we don't see too often - we are finding out the sex of the baby next Thursday (hopefully).

So if you want to take a guess at the sex, leave a comment and I will repost any guesses I get after we find out!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

2008: Year In Review...

I got this survey off of my friend Chelse's blog. She just had a baby in June and made a comment that she wished she had filled this out last year before she had Tylee b/c she was sure her answers would be SO different. So I thought...hmm...maybe I should do it? And here it is!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Got Married

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I'm not sure I made one last year, this year my resolution is to walk every other day - I'm doing OK so far, but work has been taking over so I'm not going to say I've been perfect!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Let's see Kelli, Chelse, my brother's wife - Adrianne, Jayci, Amy...there might be more friends but I can't think of any right now...Next year it's my TURN!

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes

5. What countries did you visit? Just the US of A

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A bigger salary! Haha

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? September 13th - the day I got married and October 3rd - the day Addy was born and the day we found out we were expecting.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting through the whole wedding process alive and keeping most of my friends throughout the whole ordeal!

9. What was your biggest failure? Letting some relationships fall apart.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No

11. What was the best thing you bought? Our house and my car!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Miss Jennifer - she was with me every step of the way throughout the whole year!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I'm not going to comment on this one, but there is one person.

14. Where did most of your money go? House and Wedding

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Being back in Pitt and not traveling anymore for work!

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Not sure on this one...

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder?b) thinner or fatter?c) richer or poorer? Happier, Fatter, Poorer - Richer in spirit though...

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Made time to just have fun and relax.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eat! Haha! and Stress about the small things!

20. How did you spend Christmas? Christmas Eve @ Chris' grandparents, Christmas Day @ Chris' parents, The Saturday after in Chanute with my side of the family (Mom, Derek, Adrianne, Addy, Dad, and Stacy).

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? Stayed in love.

22. What was your favorite TV program? Criminal Minds

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate - no. Miss - yes.

24. What was the best book you read? Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy - only book I read!

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Satellite Radio??

26. What did you want and get? Married.

27. What did you want and not get? The perfect wedding - I don't think that ever happens.

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Watched too many, no favorite.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I think we did dinner and a movie - I turned 25.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? No stress.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!

32. What kept you sane? Not sure I stayed sane at some points - Jenny I guess.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Didn't fancy it, but was shocked by Heath Ledger's death in January.

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Sarah Palin

35. Who did you miss? I missed seeing all my old friends.

36. Who was the best new person you met? Dawn

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. Don't stress the small stuff and people grow apart and it's OK.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. "Just live your life." - Rhianna

Quick Update...

I was just wanting to post a quick update - work has been killing me lately!

So I went to the doctor last Friday and the baby's heartbeat was still a strong 160! And my thyroid levels are still holding for now! All in all good news there, but the best news is that we get to find out what the sex is next Thursday (1-15-09)! Hopefully Baby S will cooperate and let us see his/her special parts! Haha!

Also, we got a few things for the baby on Christmas - I'm planning to take pictures and post them! Baby's first presents!

Chris also kind of freaked out about all the CRAP in our house and decided to rent a storage unit last weekend and has basically cleared out the house! We have so much more room now, so I like it! He also decided to go ahead and take everything out of the spare bedroom and has actually started painting the walls for - we are just doing a cream color so it will work either way!

I was also going to post an 18 week picture, but was too busy and now we are suddenly over 19 weeks pregnant, so I guess I'll wait until next week!

And I got the worst/best compliment yesterday from a lady at work. She goes, "Oh you actually look pregnant today!" I looked her dead in the eyes and said, "Don't say that!" She laughed. I said, "Not funny!" I'm still really trying to adjust to the whole idea of having a huge gut! Haha!