Tuesday, February 26, 2008

36 week update

Today starts my weekly doctor visits, which really means we're getting close, right? I was really excited to find out if I had made any measurable progress, especially considering I've been having contractions since 21 weeks, and have about 10-15 per day now. But alas, I'm 1cm, which really isn't saying much. Last time I was 1.5 cm for the last 4 weeks. But that's ok, one is better than none. And I'm not chomping at the bit to deliver quite yet.

One little surprise during my appointment was that I got to have another ultrasound. She wasn't able to tell from the exam whether or not the baby was head down, so she wanted to double check. So as a result of the ultrasound, I got some fun facts:

1. The baby is, indeed, head down. *shew*

2. The baby is, undoubtedly, a boy.

3. The baby currently weighs about 6 pounds, so if I go until my due date, he will probably weigh about 8 pounds.

4. The baby is practicing breathing for outside the womb, which is apparently a really good sign of health. (another *shew*)

She also said he was a "really strong mover." Does that translate to "really active boy?" Because I don't exactly have a calm little girl, either, so yikes.

And now...belly shot comparison.

36 weeks with Katy (oh, look at that sunshine and short sleeves! What a difference from February to April)

36 weeks with Katy AND number 2. (In case you didn't notice, there's a toddler behind my belly)

As if that wasn't excitement enough, I also had a professional massage today, as a gift from my mom. It was really, really nice, and I'm optimistic that maybe it will help with some of the pain and discomfort I've been having. I'll keep you posted, but for now, I'm thankful to be 36 weeks along and still cookin'.


Oma Froehle said...

You look GREAT! Just a little while to go.

I hope you enjoyed the massage. I've had a number of them, and I think Lark's skill is among the best that I've had. I really felt wonderful after she gave me my massage last week. Let me know if it helps.

Kelsey said...


It gets so difficult at the end. Weekly visits are when you know you're really getting close!!! I am so excited to meet your little boy. We'll see who arrives first. Take care of yourself!

Pam said...

We'll meet your Easter bunny soon - yea! I'm so excited about this it's quite creepy.
Between you & your friend Kelsey, I'm on baby watch!
Glad to see all is well.