Sunday, December 26, 2010
Luckily, we found out that the hospital hadn't started their RSV restrictions yet, so Page WAS able to come to the hospital and meet Logen!!! We were so thankful for this and she LOVES her baby brother! She is already such a great big sister and we are so proud of her! I'll post another blog with pictures of them from Christmas!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This one is my favorite!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Yes, I know, I've been slacking on the weekly picture, but it's been on purpose! I'm pretty swollen at this point in my pregnancy, so I'm pretty sure no one wants to see the Marshmallow that I've become. However, we did get our maternity pictures taken on Saturday and I should have them any day, so I will post those when I get them to satisfy your need for pictures. :)
How Far Along: 37 weeks
Size of Baby: At 37 weeks he should be about 19.25 in and 6.3 lbs, but we know he's big so he's probably closer to 20 inches and 7.25 lbs (which is almost exactly what Page was when she was born).
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, I'm not even going to guess. I can update this on Thursday after our Dr appointment. I'm REALLY trying to cut back on the eating, but I'm also SO swollen, that the water retention is adding pounds as well. Last week we were at 21 total pounds gained, so we're going to go with that until Thursday.
Maternity Clothes: I am only wearing maternity and some of them are even getting a little snug. I did, however, wear a non-maternity shirt yesterday. It was snug, but it worked!
Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt
Movement: His movement has really slowed down this week, although, today he has been exceptionally busy. He is head down and last time we checked, facing the right way (unlike his big sister was). I'm hoping he continues to drop this week before our appointment on Thursday and we actually have some effacement starting.
Food Cravings: ANYTHING. I'm kind of to a point where I'm just hungry all the time. I can eat fruit, pizza, chocolate, etc. That doesn't matter, as long as I'm eating. Not good!
What I Miss: I miss being able to hold Page. I've kind of stopped carrying her around for the most part. My back is killing me, so holding her just makes it worse. She is SUPER understanding and we still love our cuddle time on my lap. But I do miss picking her up and carrying her around. Not too much longer!
Sleep: I have good days and bad days. Last night I finally broke down and slept downstairs in the recliner (while Steve camped out with me on the couch) but I ended up sleeping worse in the recliner than I had been in the bed, so we're back to the bed tonight. We'll see how it goes.
Symptoms: Lower back pain, pelvic cramps, swollen legs/feet/hands/face, and CONSTANT peeing (I mean literally every 5-10 minutes)... it's ridiculous! Hahaha
Best Moments This Week: Getting maternity pictures taken on Saturday and hanging out at Glendale Glitters after. We also had family baking/decorating time yesterday. I just love hanging out with Steve and Page. I do need to remember to stay in the moment and enjoy what's going on and quite looking to the future because the days of just the three of us are quickly being numbered!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending this last week making the best of our family of three. We plan to do lots of relaxing and lots of fun family time! I'm also looking forward to our Dr appointment on Thursday to see how much I've progressed and to find out if we're actually going to be induced on Monday or be bumped to Wednesday (which has some added benefits - Charity will be here).
So, if everything goes according to planned, this will be my last weekly update. I may update on Thursday just so everyone knows where we are at and what's going, but I doubt I will update on Monday if I am in the hospital... unless it's to report that Logen has arrived! So... I guess I will miss my weekly pregnancy updates, as well! :)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
If you've already gotten/sent your Christmas cards, Shutterfly.com also has calendars, prints, mugs, etc. For example, every year, Steve and I make family calendars of his family and give them out as Christmas presents. This way all of the family can keep up with the growing family and everyone's birthdays and has a nice familiar face (every family has a different month) every month! You can also create a photo blog on Shutterfly.com... and I'm pretty sure you get free prints just for creating an account and even more for creating a blog site!
So, if you still need Holiday cards or any other photo gifts, head on over to Shutterfly.com and order your cards today.
Monday, December 6, 2010
How Far Long: 36 weeks - as of today, they would not try to stop labor if I went to the hospital!
Size of Baby: Since he's big, he's about 19.75 in (Page was 21 in when born) and about 6.8 lbs
Total Weight Gain/Loss: OK, so last week when I went to the Dr. on Wednesday, I had gained 8 lbs! I KNOW!! Very bad. But today when I went, I had lost a pound, so I guess the total is up to 21 lbs! That's one pound over where I wanted to end. They say sometimes you lose weight at the end of the pregnancy, so let's hope so!
Maternity Clothes: YES! I love my comfy maternity clothes.
Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt
Movement: He's starting to slow down a little, but he's still quite the stretcher and loves to move around really late at night and very early in the morning. The rib kicks have subsided for the time being, though! :)
Food Cravings: Fruits and Water
What I Miss: Being able to carry Page for more than a couple minutes at a time. She is so understanding and helpful, though!
Sleep: I've been sleeping OK, but it's hard to get comfortable and my body temperature fluctuates so much that I tend to wake up hot and cold all night.
Symptoms: Heartburn (apparently Logen has hair - or so the ultrasound tech said), back aches, groin aches, constant bathroom breaks, swollen feet, and most recently - as of today... (BEWARE - TMI) I'm dilated 2 cm!!! The doctor said everything is progressing wonderfully, but thinks Logen will hold old AT LEAST until next week if not until our induction date, which is TWO WEEKS from today! Next Dr appointment is next Thursday, the 16th, so we'll see what he says then.
Best Moments This Week: ZooLights on Saturday night with Steve and Page and also working on and finishing Logen's nursery with Steve and Page yesterday! We had a great time!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending more time with Steve and Page before Logen gets here. We have our maternity pictures on Saturday afternoon and then we're going to head to Glendale Glitters for some more holiday fun!
It also hit me today while at the Dr's office that the focus has been on Logen's arrival so much that it hasn't hit me that Christmas is only 2.5 weeks away. That means it's only 2 weeks until Canaan and Charity get here, too! I love Christmas and I love having family visit. I'm so glad they will be here to celebrate not only Christmas with us, but also the beginning of Logen's adventure! I have so much to be thankful for. I need to keep perspective and remember all the positive things coming in the VERY near future!!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I felt like Logen had already dropped and the doctor did, too. He said he hasn't dropped all the way as I wasn't quite 1cm dilated, but he said I'm getting close. This is such an exciting time. We can't wait to meet the little guy, but we still have some last minute stuff to get done, so hopefully he'll hold out a little while longer. I'm technically only 35 weeks and 2 days, so until Monday, they would still try to stop labor, but anytime after Monday, they would let us have him if he tried to come! That seems SO crazy!
It's all getting so REAL now. I guess I should probably pack my hospital bag!! :)