Friday, December 16, 2011

31 week Dr. Appointment

Yesterday was our 31 week check up and ultrasound. I also had an appointment to do all of my pre-admission paperwork at the hospital.
The ultrasound was first, and the first thing out of the tech's mouth was "Oh! He has tons of hair!" We got really excited about that!
But then she moved on to start measuring baby girl and was going to come back to him later (she said since he probably always gets measured first because he's Baby A).
She also has hair!

Not as much as her brother, but there is some fuzz there!
She is measuring right on track at 31 weeks and she weighs about 3 1/2 pounds. That puts her in the 28th percentile, but she is still in the "normal" range.

He's a completely different story!
He's measuring around the 33 week mark and weighs about 4 1/2 pounds!!! That puts him about 89th percentile, but still in the "normal" range? That's a big "normal" range, but the doctor spoke with the specialist about it today and they don't seem concerned about either one of them because they are growing like they are supposed to and practicing their breathing and moving around normally.

You can see his chubby cheeks in this picture. His face was so chubby that he even has rolls and wrinkles around his eyes! And he has a big belly!

Hearing all of this news about how big he is and how far I still have to go, got me very nervous. I'm guessing that I'm not going to make it to that scheduled c-section date of February 2nd. I think they'll come in about 3-5 weeks from now, which is crazy to me!
I have a chalkboard on my pantry door that I have been using as a countdown for how far along I am and how many weeks we have left.
This is what the chalkboard looked like yesterday:

And this is what it looked like this morning.

I didn't feel right just putting "7 weeks to go" because I know that's not true! So I went with the range...

As crazy as it sounds to be talking about them coming about any time now, I'm ready and my body is ready. I've had big changes over the last week and it feels like my body is starting to prepare.
One major change is the swelling that's going on below my knees!
Introducing my Fred Flintstone feet:

My feet are so swollen that they only fit into one pair of shoes that I have, some comfy fur lined flat boots that look like Uggs that I got from Old Navy a few weeks ago. I'm so thankful for those boots, but very sad that I'm getting limited on clothes and now shoes.
My feet are also in pain ALL the time. But that just means I get to sit down more and rest more, so I can't complain too much.

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