"He is doing great!" is what we were hoping to hear at MCA Scan #3 and those were the doctor's words exactly! They did a growth scan first and little Austin was measuring right where he should be for how far along I am so that was great to see/hear. After checking his growth, they checked the blood flow to his brain and it came back around 25 which is still in the "safe" zone, right where we want him. We are thrilled! I've included the graph again for anyone that's interested.
When the doctor came in after the tech finished the U/S he said: "I hear you have your own graph with you. That's a bit nerdy but a great idea." Haha. I'm weird and like to be able to compare each scan to the next on the same graph so it's convenient having them mark the same one each time. By my own rough calculations, he is currently averaging a 2.85 increase every two weeks and if he keeps that up his level will still easily be in Zone D at the 35 week scan. We can't ask for more than that!
I mentioned last week that my body was going through a few changes that seemed to come around way earlier this time than they did during my last pregnancy and those changes keep coming. Maybe it's normal since I've already been pregnant and my body just knows what to do. I imagine my body thinking: "Here we go again..." My feet don't seem to be too swollen anymore but my face sure seems rounder already! My face got very plump during my pregnancy with Eli but I know that had a lot to do with all of the water I retained at the end. Fingers crossed it doesn't get that bad again. I've also felt a lot more pelvic/lower pressure lately so that has been fun getting used to. On the positive side, my blood pressure has been MUCH better since I've been treating my asthma. I've never struggled with high blood pressure (aside from at the end of my last pregnancy), but I always felt that it should be a little lower than it was. My BP at my last few appointments has been below 110 and just above 60 so I've been really pleased with that. Even though some of the changes we experience during pregnancy can be unpleasant at times, I am so grateful my body knows what to do and has continued to cooperate so well with everything!
I felt like the day would never come that I could say this but it actually came quicker than I anticipated! The nursery is ready to be decorated! I probably sound a little overly enthusiastic when I talk about Austin's little bedroom but after everything we've been through (and considering Eli never had a true nursery), having a separate space for this baby is hard for me to put into words. To me, it means we've overcome things that I thought would be impossible or take ages to overcome. I know Austin's nursery will be a place of refuge and many happy memories for me and I am so grateful for all of the hard work that Logan and our siblings have put into it. I hope they have even a tiny idea of how much I love it! The carpet got put in on Tuesday and it was the perfect finishing touch. Tomorrow the plan is to get all of the furniture out of storage and get it set up so I can officially start decorating. I am so excited :)
Weight: 136.6 (This week: +2.4 | Total: +15.8)
24 weeks down, 14 (hopefully!) to go! **I will deliver no later than 38 weeks**
Other Life Updates...
I don't have the energy right now to do separate blog posts for everything that we've been up to but I want to at least get them written down so I don't forget everything!
-Logan is enjoying his classes this semester and continues to do really well in them. He has nights that he has to stay up until the wee hours of the morning but I know it will pay off in the end! He met with a counselor recently and decided to double minor so that added a few classes to his load but it looks like he will finish with all of his classes in December and then he'll have his Capstone in January and officially be done next Spring. We both love seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
-Logan also loves his job and is learning so much that will really benefit him as he prepares for PA school. I love seeing him happy at the end of each work day!
-As always, I am very grateful for my job and love working with family but I still can't help but count down the days until I get to stay home and be a mom! Only 3 more months!
-Logan and I had a fun Valentine's Day that we both loved because it was pretty low-key. Logan came home from work on Friday with a dozen roses, which I loved, and on Saturday morning we went to breakfast at our favorite place--Eggs In the City. It was pretty crowded but as always, was worth the wait! On Saturday night Logan made a delicious homemade dinner of steak and vegetables and we spent the rest of the night watching a movie. It was perfect!
|These Nutella/Fruit filled crepes are amazing!|
|And so was Logan's Greek Skillet!|
|My lame attempt at a "gift". I think we'd both rather not spend much money :)|
-We have been extra spoiled this week with fun things going on! Tomorrow we are going to the Jazz game with some friends and it will mark the third Jazz game we've been to this week without paying a penny!
|First game of the week against the Spurs|
|Second game of the week against the Lakers|
-A couple weeks ago my parents officially booked our traditional family trip to Newport and we are all so excited! I have dreamt about going on this trip with a baby for so long because my nieces and nephews have so much fun and it's actually going to happen this year! Austin will be little in August but as long as he's healthy we're planning on taking him and I know it's going to be so much fun :)
That just about sums up what's going on in our lives right now! I'm excited to spend the next few months growing this baby, decorating his nursery, and looking forward to warm weather and vacations!