Wednesday, December 22, 2010

34 weeks and surprise pictures!

Yesterday I had my routine 34 week appointment. I've gained 14 pounds ( I knew the scale was wrong last time!) I assumed I was cruising along as expected. But yesterday Dr. R said I had been measuring small (that was news to me) so she sent me for an ultrasound today just to check everything. I wasn't too terribly worried about it. Carter always measured 1-2 weeks smaller than what I was supposed to be. But with everything else that has gone on this pregnancy, I couldn't help be a little paranoid. I was so glad Theo was able to go. I think he went mostly because he was afraid I'd find out the baby's gender and not tell him! Ha!
25 weeks and 34 weeks

It was such a wonderful thing to see our sweet baby's face again. How different he or she looks from the last ultrasound at 25 weeks. The baby is about 4 pounds right now and is in the 37% for growth. So everything looks great! My placenta and amniotic fluid are normal and the tech says the baby has a headful of hair! Maybe the whole lots of hair and heartburn thing is actually true this time. I've never really had heartburn before but this pregnancy has been totally unlike either of my other pregnancies!
Sorry about the quality of the pictures but I took a picture of the pictures so it's not great. In this one, the baby is puckering up and I think looks a lot like Olivia in my opinion.

In this one, you can see baby sucking his or her thumb:

What a great Christmas picture to be able to see our baby!

And flashback to the 25 week picture:

Monday, December 20, 2010

31-33 weeks

I've been so behind with this blog. I figure it's probably more interesting to see pictures of Carter and Livie than my rapidly expanding belly!

Things have been going smoothly. I'm now going to the OB every two weeks. My last visit was two weeks ago. I go back tomorrow. But at my last visit, I had gained 15 pounds, the baby's heartrate was 136 and we briefly talked about induction. I was so set against being induced with Carter and Olivia. And I ended up giving in (sort of) with Olivia being 5 days late (although technically, I only had my water broken and things progressed from there). But this go around, I feel like I want to be more in control. I know it's because of everything with my heart and I'm being overly paranoid and I KNOW everything will be fine. But I always have morbid dreams right before I am about to give birth. I did with Carter and Olivia so I'm sure this time is no different. Anyway, Theo's mom is planning on coming although no plane tickets have been purchased so we'll see. I am most concerned with having someone to watch Carter and Olivia while I'm in labor. So if that means I have to get induced to make that happen, I am totally fine with that!

Here is my growing belly:

I forgot to take a 32 week picture so this is at 31 weeks and 33 weeks.