Tuesday, January 26, 2010

29/30 Week Baby Appointment

Today was my 29/30 week OB appt. It went great. She decided to take a quick peek at Little Dude on the ultrasound machine. It was amazing how big he was. He is in the head down position, is measuring right on, and he has a very strong heartbeat. So far I have already gained almost 30 lbs. Yikes....lol That's OK, I am not nearly as freakish about the weight gain during this pregnancy. I have been through it 3 times before, and I am sick of worrying about the numbers. As long as I am staying healthy, and the baby is healthy, then I am not going to worry. My tailbone is still killing me and I am doing the whole pregnant lady waddle. lol I am also having a heck of a time tying my shoes. lol I am getting very excited. I can't wait to meet my little man.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday

Happy 4th Birthday to my sweet Baby Boy! (Jan. 24th, 2010) I love you so much!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Learn to Listen

Today was baby boy's audiology exam. He had a complete hearing screening. This is because his speech is very delayed (still) and he will be starting preschool in the Fall. His pediatrician wanted to make sure he did not have a hearing problem before we started him in on therapy. We are happy to say his hearing is excellent. He passed with flying colors. Now the question is..why is his speech so delayed? I guess there is no definite answer as to why, the audiologist just said some children are delayed, and they tend to benefit greatly from speech therapy. When they work with someone who knows how to teach them, they thrive. So, insurance has given us the green light to get him started, it is covered. Now we just have to get the list of therapists in our area and get him enrolled. I am excited to see how this pans out, and I am also excited to hear him speak properly. It's amazing to hear him talk now, he speaks mostly in vowels. If you ask him to say "stand", he will pronounce it like "and". He knows his ABC's and 123's, but when said it is in his own little language. He'll say 1, but then 2 is "ooohhh" and 3 is "eeeee". But he knows them which I am happy about. Right now, he gets very frustrated when we don't understand him. He will repeat things several times over until one of us finally just gives up. Either that, or he will literally drag us over to whatever it is he is talking about. I am excited. I can't wait to see how he does. He is the most excited, energetic little boy, and I know he will be ecstatic when he speaks properly and we get excited and can understand him!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

27 Weeks

Everything went well today. Little Dude's heartbeat was strong and we were measuring right on schedule. Starting next week I am suppose to start a kick count chart and bring it into my next appointment. I start going every 2 weeks now. How time flies. My gestational diabetes test came back negative, so that is good. My heartburn has gone away thanks to the Protonix that I was given, but now my tailbone is unbelievably sore. It sends shooting pains up my back and down into my crotch area. It hurts to sit for more then a few minutes, and I can't lay flat on my back because that hurts. Dr. Tan said there is nothing she can give me for the pain (which I find hard to believe) and that I should start sitting on a donut pillow. lol Other then that, not much else is new. My tummy is growing and I am definitely feeling more and more pregnant each day.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Sugar Rush

Took my 1 hour gestational diabetes test today. I got to drink the lovely lemon lime flavor. This time around, it made me drowsy, as opposed to making me shake and be all hyper as it did with each of the other kids. I have never had a problem with gestational diabetes with the other pregnancies, so I am hoping this time around it is the same. We shall wait and see.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sparkle, Sparkle Little Teeth

On Dec. 28th, 09 Baby Boy had his first dentist visit. He did spectacular. They could only get x-rays of his top teeth because when they would try to get the thing in his mouth for the lower teeth, it was so big he would gag on it. But he tried several times, and without complaint gagged every single time! No cavities. At the end he got a new Cars toothbrush and his very own toothpaste. What a big boy I have. I can't believe he will be 4 soon.