26 weeks!

So an hour and a half ago I was officially 26 weeks pregnant. Yes! I know I should be sleeping, but for some reason I’m not even tired. I never can sleep at night, and its not just I can’t get comfortable, it’s just I cant freaking sleep. So where to start. Well I am proud to say that I only have about 90 days to go before he should be here. I know, exciting! This week is the last week in my 2nd trimester. woahoo! bring on the 3rd and final trimester! Now, with it was the third trimester that started to slow down with my daughter, and it felt like the end was never going to come. But we will see this time! The days,and weeks have been going so fast, that I hope they continue. I go for the wonderful glucose test next Thursday. I hope things go well, because with my daughter when I took that test they were a little worried, so I had to do a 24 hour urine sample to make sure everything was okay. Luckily things came back okay and I didnt have preclampsia. Hopefuly this one goes well too. And then my next doctor appointment will be the 25th of this month. And thats where I will get to hear the heartbeat again. And get weighed. dun dun dun! I have a feeling I’ve gained atleast 5 pounds since my last appointment. Whoops!  According to baby center website little Niko’s ears are pretty well formed and he can even hear conversations if people are near me. He’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds! And putting on more and more baby fat. He is about 14 inches long. And definetly running out of room already.lol. Lately I have just been looking more and more into ways of trying to go all natural. I think I’m going to enjoy the warm bath very much while in labor. I am very dedicated to going all natural, yet very scared at the same time. I dont want any drugs involved in my labor. I dont want to take any chance of having to have another c-section. I get myself so upset just thinking about having another c-section. Doctor’s are way to quick these days with doing c-sections that it makes me nervous that since I had one already they will just do one. Im planning on staying home as long as I can while in labor, so I’m not tempted into getting drugs. And lucky for me the hospital is only a 5 minute drive for me! We are still trying to figure out a plan of where Avaah is going to go while im in the hospital. I wish so bad I could just have her by my side with me. 😦 Niko has been so active lately. Especially when im trying to sleep. He’s getting really strong, he likes to slam his feet right into my ribs, and also like to head butt me as hard as he can. He is definetly a crazy one! I hope his sleep schedule changes when he comes out because if he doesnt then im not getting ANY sleep. The only time he is actually sleeping is when im out doing something. Other then that he is a ball of energy. Also, some other exciting news, his eyes can open and close. He’s growing fast already. I will update more tomorrow hopefully I think Matt is about ready to crash! night.                                                                                                                                                                                 Image

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.update on big sister avaah

So, today mommy is trying to teach Avaah how to use the big girl potty. We have slowly been working on this but she is just so stubborn. Today I just put her in her panties and put her potty right by her while she played. But no she comes out and tells me that she peed herself. I really just wish she would potty train. I am not looking forward to having 2 kids in diapers. And Niko will be here in just about 3 months. So Avaah  needs to step up her game a little. She will tell me all the time when she pees or poops. But she tells me while she is doing it in her diaper. If anyone has any ideas on how to speed up the potty training please let me know. On another note, Avaah is getting soo excited for little brother Niko to come. She keeps talking to him its to cute. She tells me they are going to play together and she is going to be mommies helper. I also see some jealousy coming out already. She grabbed one of Niko’s toys and i asked her to please put it back because it was her brothers and she yelled at me and told me it was her toy. So I think there is going to be some jealousy, but she will be  a good big sister! Avaah is also getting better and better at talking, she almost knows all of her abc’s. she grew up so fast. But she definetly has one of the biggest attitudes. She always wants things her way, and her way only. I’ll keep updating on Avaah. 🙂

yay! 25 weeks today

oh man! I can’t believe I am 25 weeks! This pregnancy has gone so fast. according to the baby center website my baby is a little over 13 inches long, and he is about a pound and a half. He should now start growing hair. Now im wondering even more if he will have his daddy’s red hair or mommy and big sister’s dark brown hair. So many questions on how he will look, I just cant wait to find out! I am definetly getting warn out from this pregnancy. They dont lie when they say every pregnancy is different. With my daughter I didnt really gain weight, I didnt feel pregnant much at all. With Niko I have gained 20 some pounds. I am always sore,gassy,tired, and everything else.lol. Im very much ready for my little boy to be here. I have pretty much all of his stuff set up..his crib,bedding set, swing, all his clothing is put away, pack n play/bassinet. It’s all ready for him. Now we just need him and we are complete. I get to have the wonderful glucose in a week or 2 so I get to look forward to that. woahoo! not! anyway….so for the past couple weeks I have been having problems with my blood pressure being to low so hopefully I can get that all figured out and get it normal. As far as braxton hicks contractions go I have just started to get them this week. I didnt have them with my daughter until the last couple weeks. They hurt sometimes, and on top of that I have been having the ligament pain as well. So I have just been getting hit with everything lately.  I have been getting so anxious lately because I’m worried about having another c section. I am so set on having an all natural birth that I really don’t want a c section. But of course, if i need to get one i definetly will for my son’s safety and mine. My craving right now is slushies,snow cones,ice cream. Pretty much anything like that. The other week is was mashed potatoes. It’s like each week I have a different craving. So yesterday wanted to feel her brother move so she lifted up my shirt and poked at my belly. He just did not want to move so then she started getting angry at him and scolding him and kept saying “Niko move,Niko move” she’s to funny. It’s also funny because she will life my shirt up and say brother and point to my belly, and then she will lift her shirt up and say brother. She’s a goof ball. I can’t wait until he is here, she will be such a good big sister! jealous im sure at time. but a great big sister.

so as everyone knows by now that I am having a boy so I just was interested in all those gender myths I think I may post some on here and see how accurate they are. (btw i dont believe them, i just do them for fun) 

If the baby’s father puts on weight during pregnancy – it’s a boy……My boyfriend hasnt put on any weight, he weighs less then me now.lol)

Acne. If you have more acne, it’s a girl………………..(I have had more pimples but I am not having a girl)

There was another one that if the babies heart rate is over 140 then its a girl. and my sons heart rate is usually around 150. so that’s not true at all.

I thought that was just something fun to do! lol.

if anyone ever wants to give me feedback on this and tell me what i should talk about in my next blog please feel free too. I love hearing everyones opinion. Well, its midnight here now so I think its time for me to go to bed. Maybe blog more tomorrow! And ofcourse Niko just woke up.lol. my silly baby with his days and nights mixed up.lol. night everyone!Image

my birth plan. But we will really see what happens when the time comes :)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Birth Plan for the ___Whitton/Galati__ family.

Mother’s first name: Alexandra

Father’s first name: Matthew

Due Date: 8/16/12

Coach’s first name: Matthew

Other support people: my mom, Matthew’s mom, Matt’s sister Brittany, My sister Samantha

Name of obstetrician:

Desired hospital: Womens and babies

EARLY/FIRST STAGE LABOR

Environment:
Low lighting
Music
Wear own clothing
Coach/partner only desired attendees other than medical staff
I want my labor and delivery photographed/video recorded

Mobility

Unlimited freedom to move (walking, bathroom, rocking chair, fitness ball, etc.)

 

I.V:
I.V. placement should be attempted only if dehydration occurs

Hydration:
Clear fluids
Ice chips

Monitoring:
Intermittent monitoring (Fetoscope, Doppler, etc.)

Catheritization:
I would like to avoid catheterization unless it is absolutely necessary

Pain Relief Offer:
Do not offer; I will ask if I desire it

Pain Relief Options:
Relaxation techniques
Hot or cold compresses
Positioning
Water therapy (bath, whirlpool, shower)
Massage

 

Epidural: only if i REALLY need one.
Walking epidural

Labor Induction/Augmentation:
No induction
I prefer my amniotic sac be allowed to rupture on its own

SECOND STAGE LABOR

Pushing:
People as leg support rather than stirrups
Pushing with medical direction

Delivery:
I would like to touch baby’s head when it crowns
I would like a mirror available to view pushing/crowning/birth

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING DELIVERY:
I want baby placed on my chest immediately after birth
I would like my partner/coach to cut the cord
I would like to hold the baby while delivery placenta
I wish baby to be examined in my presence.
If baby cannot be examined in my presence, I wish my partner/coach to remain with baby at all times
I do not wish baby to be placed under heat lamps; I will hold baby and provide body warmth instead

EPISIOTOMY:
I would like an episiotomy to reduce risk of tearing
I would like a local anesthetic during repair of tear/episiotomy

BABY CARE:
I wish to breastfeed exclusively
I would like to meet with a lactation consultant as soon as possible
I want baby circumcised

PRIVACY:
I would like baby to “room in”
I would like baby to be brought to me for all feedings
I welcome all well wishers

In the event that a cesarean section is deemed necessary, I would like the following:
Partner/coach present
Pictures/video
Screen lowered at delivery
I would like the procedure described as it is happening
Partner would like to cut cord
In the Event that Baby Requires Special Care Due to Trauma or Illness:
I would like to breastfeed/pump breast milk
Partner/coach will accompany baby if transferred to another hospital
I would like to be transferred to baby’s hospital

The all about mommy page

My name is Alexandra, but everyone knows me as Lexi. I am 20 years old. And my birthday is December 1st 1991. I already have a daughter that is 2 named Avaah, and a son on the way named Niko who’s suppose to arrive around August 16th. I have been with my boyfriend Matthew since I was 6 months pregnant with my daughter. And he has been by my side ever since. Her biological father isnt in the picture. Avaah calls my boyfriend daddy, and that in fact is her daddy. We have been through hell and back. We have both made some really big mistakes in this relationship. But all of our problems gave brought us closer. And i wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. I dream to go to school as a medical assistant and work my way up to be a midwife. It has always been my dream job, and I hope to get there one day. I used to be really big into soccer and then I got pregnant with my daughter and had to stop. I tried to get back into it after I had it but worrying about her,school, and getting a job. soccer just was not a priority right now. It sucks, but I had to do what I had to do to support my child. I’m currently not aloud to work right now according to my doctor which im not excited about because I have depression and anxiety, and I think if i got a job, and got out of the house a little it would help. Image

the bump :)

Avaah Marie becoming a big sister

Avaah is so excited to become a big sister. She loves calling for the baby (Niko James) and then pulling my shirt up and giving him hugs and kisses and telling him that she loves him. She does this all the time throughout the day. When she says goodnight to mommy and daddy she usually says goodnight to little brother Niko. She loves going through their room and telling me everything that is Niko’s. She’s always trying to put her stuffed animals in his bassinet and crib and saying that her toys are the babies. Sometimes she worries me though how she tries to climb into the crib.. Other then trying to crawl in her bed she is going to be the best big sister. She really is excited for him to get here, but i know she will be jealous once he arrives. I just cant wait until he is here and she finally gets to meet her brother and then our family is complete.