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The purpose of our blog is to share our journey through life with family and friends while we leave our mark on this world. Our 20's have been very kind to us and as we enter the 30's we are hoping to continue to enjoy our time in this thing we call life. I should have called this blog "Traveling through Life".

Thursday, October 31, 2013

34 weeks

October 25th.

We finished up our last Bradley class this week and Matt is officially a trained coach. We still have a lot of practicing we want to do at home but I think we have a good foundation already.

I attended my last baby shower this week in Fowler. We received a lot of great gifts and if he decided to come tomorrow we could get by.

I now go to the doctor weekly and this week I met the 3rd and final doctor in the practice. The baby still sounds good and is still in a good position. This doctor has the most experience and he agreed that with the baby already being very low that it “should” make for an easier delivery.

I’ve been pretty tired this week and I don’t know if it pregnancy exhaustion that has kicked in or I’m just recovering from a very busy weekend. I’m also starting to feel a tad more uncomfortable from the growing belly and wondering what a few more weeks will feel like.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

33 weeks

October 18th.

This week we had a maternity photo session. I knew from the beginning I wanted to have one of these I just kept waiting for my belly to get big enough. The leaves have changed here and I haven’t had any swelling start yet so I scheduled it for this week. It ended up being a very cold day with rain and sleet but hopefully the pictures still turn out great.

Also this week my coworkers threw me a shower. It was a wonderful shower and they really out did themselves.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

32 weeks

October 11th.
I had another Dr. Appt this week. During her exam of the outside of my belly I asked her if the baby felt low. I have felt his head down really low for probably two months now but figured he was more comfortable down there. She said he did feel very low already. Typically at this point the baby’s head is around your hip bones but he was a few inches below mine. She said I probably just had a very welcoming pelvis but wanted to do an internal exam to make sure. After the exam she said he was low and I was dilated 1 cm which caught her attention. She said it is rare to be dilated this early on and she wanted to do one more test to make sure I wasn’t headed down the road of pre-term labor. Two days later I went in for a fetal protein test that just consisted of a swab. She said I was still at 1 cm and maybe my cervix was just priming up early. The test came back negative which was good news and she gave me no restrictions. She said she would be very surprised if I was overdue so we'll see.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

31 weeks

October 4th.
I officially have an alien in my belly and he is trying to get out! This little guy’s activity has increased tremendously this week. He is also much stronger. I know he has probably been this active all along but since he is getting bigger I can feel every single move. Some of the kicks are becoming uncomfortable but they say an active baby is a healthy baby so I am thankful for them. I’m starting to gauge his length and size and it’s getting me worried for how week 40 will feel.

As for me I’m feeling great! No major changes have happened recently and I am having a pretty easy time carrying this little boy.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

30 weeks

September 27th.
I had my first baby shower this week back home. It was a wonderful time and our little guy got a lot of great gifts. It is so weird to all of a sudden have a room full of baby stuff in our house.

I had a Dr. Appt this week and got to meet the other Dr. in the practice. After discussing my birth wishes with him I felt really comfortable. He said 70 % of the time they deliver their own patients so hopefully that is the case with me. However he seems as calm and relaxed as my Dr. so I will be fine with him. He said they try to pair Bradley patients up with a nurse who has attended several natural births so I am less likely to bump heads with her. He also said the only time he disagrees with his Bradley patients is when the bag of waters has broken and 5-6 hours pass with no contractions. Bradley patients like to wait as long as possible and avoid pitocin but Doctors get nervous if too long has passed due to the risk of infection. I knew this would be the common practice which is why I am praying my contractions start before my water breaks or I am staying home and getting into my Bradley bag of tricks.