Wednesday, August 25, 2010

30 weeks, 4 days

30 weeks, 4 days today... Still completely amazing to us. We are getting so anxious to see Superbaby. What a lucky little guy he will be, I swear!

So I'm feeling good, swollen hot sexy ankles again, 200 degrees daily with humidity in Cairo and life is good. Bella Bands are doin' their thang as I have no maternity pants. I don't want to buy any here, they suck and I am getting along just fine with stretchy band pants and if I want to look like a big girl and put some real pants or jeans on, Bella is in the house.

Braxton Hicks... maybe?  So the Braxton Hicks..... it only happen twice. Both times while I was on the toliet, (sorry) but after reading some descriptions of what ladies feel when they experience Braxton Hicks contractions I am thinking thats what they were. It was like a huge feeling of pressure, not painful, but scary and very freaky! I haven't had any since though. Still get twinges and Superbaby moves when he wants, but not as much as before and I feel him in different places now. At least I feel him...

Sorry I have not been keeping up with you guys, I have not been blog reading just so busy. Getting ready to go to the States and trying to get so many things in order. The time is flying by and as I get closer, the more nervous/anxious I get.

So let me ask you.... IF I have to have a c-section, how long will my recovery be? I mean like when will I feel like getting around, not feel like it, but will be able to walk and stuff without pain. Vaginal same question. I realize everyone is different but just an idea.

Oh I am liking this stroller now. I like the fact you don't need a separate bassinet and it looks cool, has good reviews and the price is amazing! I have also been eyeing a few Quinny strollers too. I am still in complete LOVE with the Stokke Xplory, but think as I will be spending SO MUCH money I may pass. Then again, we'll see.

A quick update, I'll post again soon. I think. xoxo

Thursday, August 19, 2010

29 weeks, 5 days

It's still so amazing. In a few months we will get to see Superbaby and we cannot wait! I am so in love with him and Super S is too, its so crazy good and we are just so grateful and unbelievably excited!

Each night Super S touches my stomach and talks to Superbaby, its the cutest thing ever. He moves around alot at night and the feeling is something I cannot describe. Superbaby is more quiet during the day and I worry sometimes, but then as I worry, it seems he knows it and will give me a little kick or two. He's a good boy already my sweet habooba.

Went to Dr. K yesterday.... Superbaby is in the breech position. He is turned towards my back, so we could not see his face. All looks good though according to Dr. K and we were happy to see Superbaby's spinal cord, back of his head and not much else LOL.

We'll go back to Dr. K on September 5th, at 32 weeks and 2 days. That will be my last appointment before we travel to the US.

I already booked my appointment with doctor in the States and look forward to seeing what she has to say. Dr. K will give me a report/records to take with me. We'll see what I get but I am guessing, and maybe I should not assume, but I think my "medical records" may not be as detailed as we are accustomed to in the States. Again I could so be wrong, but its just a feeling.

Now I am just getting anxious and praying that all continues well. I feel good, my appetite is not as good as it was, but I am trying to make sure I get enough nutrition. Tired alot during the day and the ankle swelling seems to be a bit better, not as bad as it was.

Anyway just a quick update and hope everyone is well. Talk soon.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

28 weeks, 4 days


Thanks for all of your comments and emails about Super S's brother they mean alot to us. We are doing good, sad but good.

So I am 7 months and 4 days pregnant today, never thought I'd get here really... but I'm here man. The kankles are in full effect and they are so sexaay let me tell you! Flip flops are the sh*t and a saving grace for real. I think I may have to fly back to the US in flip flops, thank God I have some really cute ones and ones that don't look like I should be at the pool.

Heartburn is gone, had it for just two days when I posted about it last. No other "symptoms" other than swollen ankles, which are not painful, but as I said so hot to look at.

My hemoglobin levels came back low today. Hemoglobin at 10.2 gm/dl (range 12.0 - 16.0) and Hematocrit at 31.4% (range 36.0 - 44.0). Dr. K suggested I take a supplement called Feroglobin twice daily so I will start that. Otherwise I feel good and all is well.

We will travel in September back to the States and have a doctors appointment a few days after we arrive. We plan to tour the birthing center at the hospital where Superbaby will be delivered and from the website it looks very very nice!

Its the first day of Ramadan here today, a month of fasting and reflection a very nice time in Cairo.

Hope you are all well, I'll try to update again soon. xoxo

Thursday, August 5, 2010

To God we belong and to Him is our return

Inna lillahi wa ina alahi rajioun...

Super S's brother passed away early this morning. Please keep him and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

You might remember his youngest brother passed away just last year. This brother was the oldest out of the three living, including Super S. So now its just Super S and an older brother, the two of them.

Three brothers gone in the last five years... may God Grant them all peace.