Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Baby Jacob update!!! 27 weeks today!!!

So this morning I went to my regular OB appointment!!  Everything is going great.... I can say that now, because baby Jacob has been causing trouble for momma the past couple weeks!!!!  
Since I last updated, Mr. Jacob It has been giving Mommy a run for her money. Basically the nausea and vomiting have been in full swing so badly that I went into preterm labor 3 weeks ago at 24 weeks along. It was of course was much too early, and I was admitted to the hospital. I was in there 4 days and they gave me the miracle drug of IV Zofran and of course I felt so much better. They were able to stop the labor and the Zofran stopped all the vomiting.  So the decision was made to have a PICC line put back in through which I can receive IV fluid hydration each evening and IV Zofran 24-7.  Taking Zofran by mouth just does not work for me for some reason. 

 It has made a huge difference. I got the PICC line put in a week ago today, and I have not thrown up one time since I started the IV Zofran!!!  I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to not be so sick with debilitating nausea all day, everyday.  Thank you Lord!!!

So this should hopefully keep me from going into preterm labor again and let me keep baby Jacob inside where he is safe for as long as possible!!!  

At my appt yesterday, I also got to get a sneak peek of him again!!  Everything looks great!!  The technician was able to get a few cute pictures...... 
Here is a shot of his face, missing most of his chin in the picture because he always is moving!!! 
And the money shot for Daddy...... He is still a BOY!!!!  
A few issues they have been trying to correct is my blood pressure, it is staying very low, like 97/43 kind of low, so they are watching that closely. Also my blood glucose test results came back, indicating I am anemic and have low blood sugar. Go figure!!!  Everything is low with me these days!!!  Sooooooo I am now on iron pills bc it can be very dangerous to have low blood levels while pregnant. It can also cause preterm birth. So we are trying to fix that, but just some small issues. Nothing big. 

All in all, I am doing very well now, and it feels so good to move into the third trimester today!!!  The one new symptom I am definitely having this week is swelling  of my feet and ankles. It just started about 4 days ago and man, I have never ever seen my feet this swollen. Here is a picture I took when I got home from work yesterday!!  Ouchie!!!!

I am so enjoying feeling him move all around and knowing he is doing okay and is an active little baby helps keep the nerves at bay. Every night about 10 pm is when he gets super active. Daddy lays beside me and gets to watch my stomach move all over and he loves to feel him kicking and moving in there. This is definitely a dream come true to experience these moments with my sweet husband. 

So I will close with the weekly pictures I have taken each week. I think I last posted belly pics at 20 weeks, so these will be from 21 weeks thru today at 27 weeks!!  



 




I don't notice the growth from day to day but he sure has pushed my "bump" into a definite "pregnant belly."
can hardly wait to hold him in my arms, and I know all this suffering that I have been dealing with be a distant memory the instant I see that sweet face!!!  
God bless you, until next post.....