My name is Lauren. I am the mommy to a little girl named Elizabeth. She holds the key to my heart <3
"Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit."
My Breastfeeding Ribbons:
Elizabeth Lyanne Gilbert
Born on May 6th, 2011.
She weighed 7lbs 15.7oz and measured 20 inches long.
=> First appointment with OB/
GYN. 8 weeks 3 days!
=> First ultrasound ( besides the two I've already got @ the ER) and check-up with OBGYN. 10 weeks 5 days!
=> Appointment with Fetal Maternal Medicine. 12 weeks 2 days!
=> 2nd OB/
GYN appoointment, get to meet one of the delivering doctors. 14 weeks 6 days !
December 10th => 3rd OB/GYN appointment. 18 weeks 6 days!
December 13th =>
Getting my amniocentesis. (It's a GIRL and she is completely healthy!) 19 weeks 2 days!
December 23rd => Ultrasound for fetal anatomy and to find out the sex! oops already know the sex 20 weeks 5 days!
January 7th => 4th OB/GYN appointment. 22 weeks 6 days!
=> 5th OB/GYN appointment. Gluclose test and getting to sign delivery consent forms. 26 weeks 5 days!
Fundal height is measuring 3 weeks ahead. Scheduled ultrasound to check baby's size.
=> Ultrasound to check baby's growth. 27 weeks 3 days!
She's measuring perfect, at 2lbs 7oz. She's in the 54th percentile for weight so she's almost perfectly average.
=> 6th OB/GYN appointment. 28 weeks 5 days!
Only gained a pound since my last check-up. This is goo
d news for me!
Still measuring 3 weeks ahead on fundal height. Doctor said we will schedule for another ultrasound if I continue to measure big.
March 3rd =>
7th OB/GYN appointment. 30 weeks 5 days!
My fundal height measured 36cm. That is 5 centimeters bigger than it should be. Doctor says I could probably go 2-3 weeks early because my uterus can only stretch but so far.
=> Breastfeeding class with WIC 31 weeks 3 days!
=> Birthing Class with WIC 32 weeks 2 days!
=> 8th OB/GYN appointment and second part of Birthing Class with WIC
. 32 weeks 5 days!
Lost a pound! And this time I'm only measuring 4 weeks ahead which is still a bit much. They scheduled for another ultrasound to check baby's size at my next appointment.
=> My BABY SHOWER 34 weeks!
=> 9th OB/GYN appointment w/ ultrasound 34 weeks 4 days!
Lost another pound
Belly is measuring 1-2 cm lower than last time so it's possible that she has dropped
Ultrasound showed she is head down.
April 13th =>
10th OB/GYN appointment. 1 cm dilated and 20% effaced. 36 weeks 4 days!
=> 11th OB/GYN appointment. 37 weeks 3 days !
2cm dilated and 60% effaced. Fundal height measuring big still.
April 21st =>
Ultrasound to check baby's growth. She weighs approximately 7lbs 13oz.
37 weeks 5 days!
=> 12 OB/GYN appointment. 38 weeks 2 days !
May 6th =>
Elizabeth Lyanne Gilbert born @ 6:29am via induction.
1-4 weeks = 1 month - Complete!
5-8 weeks = 2 months - Complete!
9-13 weeks = 3 months - Complete!
14-17 weeks = 4 months - Complete!
18-21 weeks = 5 months - Complete! (It's a GIRL <3)
22-26 weeks = 6 months -
Complete! This month dragggggggged on forever.
27-30 weeks = 7 months - Complete!
31-35 weeks = 8 months - Complete!
36-40 weeks = 9 months - Baking... She's almost here. Yay!
ABOUT YOUR PREGNANCY:
Is this your first pregnancy?: yes
When did you find out you were pregnant?: August 23rd
Was it planned?: no
What was your first reaction?: nervous and scared
Who was with you when you found out?: my boyfriend
Who was the first person you told?: my friend
How did your parents react? not too well
What was your first symptom?: boobs hurt really bad
What is your due date?: May 7th , 2011
Do you know the sex of the baby?: no but I want a boy
If so, what is it?:
Have you picked out names?: serenity or aubrey; aiden or michael
How much weight have you gained?: lost weight due to hypermesis gravidarum
Do you have stretch marks?: none so far from pregnancy
Have you felt the baby move?: not yet
Have you heard the heartbeat?: I've seen the heartbeat
ABOUT THE BIRTH:
Will you keep the baby?: yes
Home or hospital birth? hospital
Natural or medicated birth?: depends on the pain
Who will be in the delivery room with you?: my boyfriend and best friend
Will you breastfeed?: yes
Do you think you'll need a c-section?: doubtful
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?: most likely
What's the first thing you might say to him/her?: don't really know
Would you let someone videotape the birth?: possibly
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: both