Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Friday, December 10, 2010
Depending on what you go by we're at 37 or 39 weeks. The original due date puts us at 37, but the doctor finally now agrees with me (baby has been measuring ahead the whole time) and thinks we're really at 39 weeks. She's weighing in at almost 8lbs and her head is at over 40 weeks gestation. That's making me a little nervous! I really don't want to have a c-section! At my appointment on Wednesday, the doctor told me that I am almost 4cm dilated! I'm hoping that means she's coming soon...but you never know.
If I make it to my next appointment on Wednesday we're going to talk about inducing. :( I'll keep you all posted!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
...I just came from the doctors and baby is weighing 7 lbs 5 oz and I am 2 cm dilated. Craziness. The doctor has taken me out of work because she doesn't really want me to go into labor right now. According to the original due date, baby will be 37 weeks on Monday, which is considered full term. So, we're trying to make it that long!! Hopefully we'll last a little longer though.
It's hard to believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. As I was sitting in the waiting room, I saw women coming in for their first appointments and scheduling their next for 4 weeks later. It was so surreal to think that I'll have had the baby by then! I can't wait for her to be here!!! :)
I will keep you all updated as things progress further!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Well folks, we have one big baby on our hands!! Our little girl is now measuring at almost 37 weeks gestation and 6lbs 6oz! Very large considering most 34 week babies are 3-4 pounds! And that both Derek and I were between 7 and 8 pounds at birth. No one in my family has ever had a baby over 8 pounds!! I have felt that my due date was wrong from the very beginning (and she has been measuring 2 weeks ahead the whole time) but they refuse to change the due date. I asked my doctor about it because I'm really worried that she's going to get too big and I'm not going to be able to have a natural childbirth like I want. Dr. Miller seems to agree that the due date is off and that I should just be ready for her to come anytime. Great. For those of you that know me, I like to be prepared and now I don't feel prepared at all. The chances of her coming before the end of the semester are much greater and I'm not sure what will happen if I'm not there to do the grading and other such things that are necessary of me as a GA. I'm trying not to worry about it because it's out of my hands, but sometimes that's easier said than done.
I also had an ultrasound done at this appointment, but I don't have any real great photos to share. She was locked in with her head and face down so all you can see are her massive amounts of hair!! :) Yay! The technician couldn't believe how much she already has!
Other than that, mom and baby are both healthy and doing well. I'm struggling a bit with ligament pain which makes it difficult to walk long distances and lift my legs to get into bed, car and shower. But we're managing and we've only got a few weeks left!! :) Crazy!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wow...9 weeks left! This pregnancy has gone SO fast! I know a lot of women say that the third trimester drags, but for me, it has been flying! It doesn't help that almost every store I go in already has Christmas things for sale!!
Last weeks doctors appointment went very well! Our little girl is weighing in at 4lbs!! Her weight and her measurements are all ahead of schedule (by almost 2 weeks) so we're all wondering if she might come early. The ultrasound showed that she has a decent amount of hair already and it will only keep growing at this point. I'm so excited! I think that it's so cute when a baby has hair! :) Here is an ultrasound picture for you to see:
You can see her face (with her cute little nose) and it looks like she's about the eat her fist! :)
I still haven't gotten very big, but you can definitely tell that I'm pregnant (finally)! Here I am at 30 weeks:
I can't wait for our little girl to get here!! :) I have another appointment next week (32 weeks), so I will post after that. I will leave you with this picture of Lucy and I. She wanted her picture taken too!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wow...it's already been almost 6 weeks since I last updated. We are now closing in on the third trimester. Along with the third trimester comes bi-weekly visits to the doctor (instead of monthly), swelling of the legs and feet, a return of the exhaustion from the first trimester and an expanding mid-section. :) I have been very lucky so far in this pregnancy to be on the smaller side. I still haven't "popped" as they say, but I am waiting since I know it's going to happen here one day soon.
I just had the 26 week ultrasound done and our baby girl is growing very nicely. The technician said that at the rate she's going, we are likely to have an 8 lb. baby on our hands. She said that our little girl is all belly right now, weighing in at a whopping 2lbs 4 oz. She even had a full stomach, which you can see in the ultrasound pictures. Derek couldn't go to this appointment so my mom and sister came along. They had a great time and kept commenting on which features of theirs the baby had. Haha :) This time I didn't drink any OJ to wake her up, but she was wide awake on her own and was even kicking the technician. Here's a great shot of her foot as she kicked:
Here are the others from the ultrasound:
If you look closely at the this next one, you'll see what looks like a black circle in the middle of her belly. That's her full stomach!
We are down to almost 90 days, which may seem like a lot, but as stores start to stock Christmas items, it doesn't seem that far away anymore! I will post again soon as I'm having more and more appointments now to fill you in on. Hope you are all well!