May 29, 2009
May 28, 2009
May 26, 2009
Weight Gain so Far: 34 lbs
Over the weekend I was having some braxton hicks and lost my mucus plug (I think) so Dr Austman decided to check me today. I was 1 cm dilated and my cervix is softening. She starting laughing and told me she was tickling his head! So weird! So Dustin will be able to leave on Thursday to go work in Monmouth for a couple of days overnight.... as long as he's no more than a phone call away Dr Austman said I still have time.
She also said that we are "not dealing with a small baby" so she thought my chances of going a little earlier were a little greater. She said he isn't going to be a 10 pounder but he's on the bigger side. That made me feel a little better that she doesn't want him to get too big. I go back again next Tuesday so we'll see what happens between now and then.
May 21, 2009
May 19, 2009
Weight Gain so Far: 32 lbs
Belly Measurement: "perfect" (didn't give a number)
The Good: Dr Austman called me "thin" and complimented on the fact that I still have ankles!
The Bad: She checked me and I'm not doin a thing! She said we have a lot of work to do. Hmmm. I'm not dilated or effaced at all. She won't even check me next week at my appt unless I start having contractions. She told me I can still go boating this weekend as long as we go slow and I'm not having a lot of contractions. She said she really doesn't want me giving birth on the boat.
She also said that because I am "thin" she thought that the weight measurement that they gave me a couple of weeks ago should be pretty close, but could always be off as much as a pound either way. She said right now he's pry close to 6 1/2 lbs and if I go full term around 8 lbs.
May 18, 2009
Wow what a shower I had on Saturday. I was totally bummed Friday night that we had to move it out to Lodge after all that hard work everyone did at the farm over the last month or so. But everything turned out awesome, except for a small parking situation. I got tons of great gifts and now we are all set to go. I was going to go through everything on Sunday but I was too excited when I got home Saturday night and did it all then. I got done about 12:30 A.M. But everything was put away and most of the laundry done.
May 12, 2009
May 11, 2009
May 7, 2009
I went for an ultrasound today to see how big Baby Bill is and to check his positioning. With 5 weeks left to go he weighs approximatley 5 lbs 9 oz. And he is supposed to be gaining about 1/2 lb a week from here on out. The tech said she really couldn't tell me that much because it had to come from a dr... but I asked her if that was big at this point and she just smiled. Hmmmm. Weird to think that he's just 1 lb shy of his cousin Charlee and he still has 5 weeks to go! I asked her what body part was sticking out at the time and she said it was his foot, and when she went to look at it she said his foot was huge.
No good pictures to share, she said he's too big now to get a good one. The Gibson Hospital did get a 4D ultrasound machine a couple of weeks ago so we were able to have another one. The video above is of his hand and the one below is of his face: thats his arm that is right next to it with his hand cut off.
May 6, 2009
May 4, 2009
Weight Gain so far: 30 lbs
Belly Measurement: 34 cm
Another appt! My belly is still measuring right on and heart beat sounds good. I did have some blood in my urine this time and she said it could be a couple of things. They were going to test for infection and let me know. She said if I wasn't pregnant she would be more concerned, but it could be an inflamed blood vessel in my bladder.
We made an appointment for an Ultrasound this Thursday to check his weight and position. My next appointment is May 19th... then every week. It hit me that this means we're getting close!!!