Tuesday, April 29, 2014

30 Weeks!

How far along: 30 weeks, 75% done!
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 27 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yes, and I had to borrow some of my dad's large t-shirts since the mediums are a little too snug.
Stretch marks: Yes
Belly button in or out: Still mostly in.
Sleep: Sleep is still good, rolling over is another story. 
Best moment this week: We got to see our little peanut today on the ultrasound!
Miss anything: Avantis gondolas!!! Today my doctor told me I will NOT be able to go to the Ozarks with Tim June 6-12. This is a business conference he goes to but has always been full of fun for me and his family. I'm really disappointed I can't go and pouted the entire ride home. I have been going for the past 7 years, ever since we started dating and I look forward to this every year! Darn baby ;) Maybe I can bribe someone at his office to move it up 2 weeks......
Movement: She has been moving around like crazy. The other day, while I was at work, she kicked so hard that my ID badge flew up in the air a little bit. I laughed out loud at that.
Cravings: Sweets of course & CEREAL!!!!!!! I have also been drinking so much milk. The gallon jug we had lasted only 4 days and Tim only had a few half glasses.
Looking forward to: Baby shower this Saturday! So excited to see my family and friends and very grateful for those who will be traveling all the way to see me. It means so much to me to spend part of the day with the ones I love and to celebrate our special little girl!

The ultrasound and appointment went very well today. The ultrasound tech said baby girl is actually a little small, about 3-4 lbs. Both she and my doctor said everything looked great! We talked to my doctor about the trip, which I didn't like the answer she gave us, what intervention she would use during delivery and c-sections. She told us that she would only use intervention if absolutely necessary (baby is in distress or I am physically unable to push anymore) and would let us know before she would do it. She would use forceps and is very comfortable using them if needed. She told us she was heavily trained in the technique.  I have heard from a lot of people that she is the "c-section doctor." I asked her when she would feel the need to do one. She told us she only does them if the patient requests one, baby is breached, baby will not fit through the birth canal, or baby is in extreme distress. She said many people say she preforms a lot of c-sections, which is true, however she has also delivered over 10,000 babies, the most in the state of Illinois. She said if we looked at her c-section percentage, it is lower than most doctors in the area. I have gotten irritated with people telling me that since I have her as a doctor, she would force me to have a c-section. She has NEVER pressured us into any decision thus far. She has told us she will do what we want, as long as she is comfortable doing so and the hospital allows it. I am 100% confident in placing both my life and our daughter's life in her hands and know she will do what is in both of our best interests. She is such a great doctor and I cannot recommend her enough to anyone! So excited to meet our sweet baby girl in a few months!

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