Monday, March 19, 2012

UGH...

So I had my appointment today. My non-stress test again, number 2 of many more. I had coffee this morning so Mia was very active and wouldn't stay on the monitor. But she passed the NST. Starting next week I'll have to go in 2x a week. Today I really had a lot of fluid! I had 32 last week and today fluid was measuring 36, which is severe Polyhydramnios. But Dr. says depends on the baby's position the fluids can measure more or less. So I feel like my belly is going to explode, it's soo huge! I think I only have 2 weeks left in me to work. My pelvic pain has increased and is more constant now. I hate to just complain on this blog but this pregnancy is so different from when I was pregnant with Kailee. I feel so uncomfortable that I really am dreading the next several weeks. May can't come soon enough.

Yesterday was a nice day though we went to the Zoo for a quick visit. Kailee loves the Zoo and all the animals. It was a bit too much walking for me... I waddled around pretty much and too a lot of sitting breaks.

Well until next time...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

getting ready

Major nesting mode happening over here! I have so much I want/plan to do but after doing a few things I'm already tired and done! I'm just about 30 wks... 10 more to go... well I doubt she'll stay in there for 10 more weeks. I'll just be miserable! I'm already so uncomfy. And I'm not exaggerating, I'm sooo uncomfortable! I wasn't like this when I was pregnant with Kailee. It's true, every pregnancy is different.

So I've washed most of the Newborn, 0-3, 3 month clothing and blankets. It's amazing how small those newborn onesies are! I can't believe Kailee was once that small! We also set up the pack n play again. We have the one with the bassinet on top, so we'll be using that next to the bed. I've even got my hospital bag half packed!

So I think it'll be my last month at work. I may do 2 days a week for the 1st 2 weeks in April but after that I'm DONE! A lot of the guest I massage always comment on my big belly. And some are surprised I'm still working! I feel bad that they get the "pregnant LMT", but hey, I still give a damn good massage, big belly and all!

Here's a picture from our last ultrasound a few days agoLook at those chubby cheeks!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love & Light

I had a wonderful day! Chuck, one of the lead massage therapist at work, came over to give me a prenatal massage this morning. He also chatted with Troy and I about being our Doula. And we feel great that he will be our Doula. He is so knowledgeable, and has some great advice. I know he will be great in my birth team.

Lately I've been worried (well more like obsessing) over my birth. I was worried about the excess fluid putting me at higher risk for medical interventions such as induction or c-section. Worrying that I will not even get a chance to try to have a natural un-medicated birth. But Chuck eased my mind and said I need to surround my self and baby with love and light. Think positive. And imagine the birth experience I want and not what I don't want. So I'm letting it all go... saying positive affirmations, visualizing what I want and just surrounding myself with Love & Light <3

I also just finished doing some prenatal yoga. I feel great! It brought peace to my mind and body. I need to do that more often. I will definitely continue to keep up with the positive energy and yoga for the remainder of my pregnancy. Because I'm feeling GREAT :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Polyhydramnios

Or in other words too much amniotic fluid. I have A LOT! No wonder she's a wiggle worm, she's got plenty of swimming room. Baby girl is healthy so the cause of the Polyhydramnios may be that I have Gestational Diabetes. Oh yay... I don't take my glucose test till next week, so I won't know tell then. I've given up all sugar for the past 3 days. Which is making me have headaches, but I know I have to do it. No more sweets, diary or white carbs as advised by my Doula.

I'm feeling very uncomfortable lately. My ribs ache and I have a weird tender spot that throbs on the top of my belly, it keeps me up at night. I feel like I'm literally going to POP! My belly is so tight and hard. 10+ more weeks of this? I hope I can do it! So here's Baby Girl at 25wks 4days:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Aloha!

This is "Aloha" hello and not goodbye. Although I haven't been a very good blogger. Life seems to get in the way.

I have so much to share! I am now 25 weeks pregnant with our second baby girl! Yay!!! I also work at Laniwai the spa at Aulani. So many blessings have come to me and my ohana these past couple of months. I am so grateful. I work at an amazing spa, with amazing talented people. It's a positive and great place to work. I love it!

This pregnancy has gone well. We were a bit nervous in the beginning, considering our last miscarriage. We are so happy that this has be a healthy happy pregnancy. I had my 25wk appointment today and the issue, which I already had a feeling about, was that I'm measuring quit a bit larger that my due date. I'm measuring 30, and I'm only 25wks! So they scheduled an ultrasound tomorrow. I'm thinking positive. Maybe I'm off in my due date, maybe it's a hidden twin! haha Oh my, what if?!

Also... my Mom is now living with us. She's been here for about 1 week. And it's been great! Such a big help. And Kailee lalalaloves her Lola. It's fantastic!

I will try to be better with blogging but we'll see how that goes. :P I'll keep you updated!