Make no mistake about it, no one…and I mean no one…ever thought that your father and I would produce small offspring. However, I don’t think any of us anticipated you growing quite so fast in the womb either!
You weighed in at 5 lbs 8 oz last Friday (4/10) and today they estimated you to be about 6 lbs 6 oz! That’s almost a one pound gain in just five days! Granted, there is a margin for error with this, so even if you give/take a half pound, you are still one big girl!
I asked Dr. Carmichael at what point, weight wise, we would make the decision to bring you into the world (as opposed to waiting for you to decide when that would happen) and she said somewhere around 9 pounds. So, at this rate, she’ll be enducing me in about 10 days. Just kidding! But she did say again that we should probably be prepared for your arrival closer to the middle of May. That’s only about a month away…YIKES!
I guess that explains why I feel so pregnant these days. My back has really been hurting…not so much all over, but more like a pinched nerve in one particular area. My feet/ankles are pretty much swollen on a daily basis but nothing too terribly bad like it was before…just the normal swelling stuff you’d expect. I am feeling pretty good all in all and I’ll be happy as long as we both keep getting clean bills of health from the doctor.
You were so cute on the sonogram today. You were doing all the stuff you were supposed to, attempting to breath, moving around, responding to stimulus, etc. In addition, you had a fierce case of the hiccups. It’s funny, your father and I have been wondering if any of your movements were hiccup related but none of them seemed rhythmic enough. Well, not only did I get to feel them today, I got to actually see you while you had them. It was SO cute – your little chest and belly would spasm as you did it and simultaneously I could feel you move. Pretty cool stuff!
I am sitting here in your rocker/glider in your room typing this blog while your father hangs your curtains. He’s very manly right now with his laser level and power drill (the one I got him for Xmas). He’s only cussed twice now…but we’re only on the first curtain. Maddison keeps poking her head in here to see what’s going on….not sure she knows what to think of all this!
Oh, I had a dream the other night that you had brown hair and blue eyes. We’ll see if either (or maybe both) of those come true?!
We have the last of our classes this weekend: car seat basics and breastfeeding. Once those are done we just have the little things left like picking out announcements and creating the email that we’ll send out to let everyone know that you’ve arrived.
It won’t be long now….