Wednesday, May 16, 2012

36 week update

I'm back!

I saw the OB and he did the ultrasound. Baby Girl is head down, facing the correct way and looks wonderfully healthy!  She weighs 4 pounds, which is slightly less than most babies at this stage (who weigh 5 pounds usually) but I am A-OK with that! My fears of having a ginormous baby have been put to rest. ;-)  The doctor said he thinks she'll be 7 pounds full term, and I am good with that.

We got to see her little chubby cheeks and perfect little mouth.  She was swallowing and sucking on her fingers. :)  SO cute!!  Sometimes it still feels unreal that I get to have another little baby, let alone a little girl! I can't wait to meet her.

Everything is looking good.  I have gained 30ish pounds and am hoping it slows down now.  My appetite is definitely not as great, especially since it's been hot here.  I am LOVING the hot, sunny weather.  I love our backyard; it's totally enclosed and private so I don't feel self-conscious sitting out there in all my pregnant glory. ;-)  I am looking forward to spending a lot of time back there this summer.

Josh came with me to my appointment today, since we were having an ultrasound and he got to see her too.  Then afterward he surprised me by taking me to buy a new recliner!!! I've been wanting one for when the baby is here; I think I may sleep in it for the first 2 weeks or so, while we get nursing down and so Josh can get some uninterrupted sleep.  I wasn't expecting to get it today, so it was such a nice surprise!

And to top it all off, our absolutely most favorite babysitter is back!! She had moved away but is back now and we couldn't be more excited.  She is going to come once a week to help me mop my floors, too. ;-) 

All in all I feel very, very blessed. 

MB-Thanks for the name suggestions! I do like them; although the name we have now is The One. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. So glad the appointment with the baby went so well. Just a few more weeks. Lucky you getting a new chair from Josh. I want to see pictures of this wonderfully secluded yard you will be spending this summer. Mine is not so secluded but I am working on it, putting in trees one year and laurel fence on one side last year and finally the laurel fence to match on the other side. My pool sits directly in the yard so when you are out sitting by the pool you seem a little exposed but hopefully we will work on planting this in soon. It never ends. The pool was opened on monday and the dog has been in oh maybe 10 times already.