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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

30 weeks

I had my 30 week check-up today.  It's just a routine appointment with a heartbeat check and measuring of the belly.  So Baby's heartbeat is good at 135 bpm.  As far as my belly measurement.....well.

I did not see my actual doctor last time...I saw another one in the practice....and so this time- it was my actual doctor.  He brought up that I was a little concerned with how big the baby is.  To which I replied, "Yes!"

At 29 weeks- he was already measuring 2 and a half weeks big.  Which didn't really concern me too much at the time because both girls always seemed to measure about 2 weeks ahead, as well.  We just have big babies, I guess.  But the doctor I saw last time went ahead and ordered me a sonogram (which I was happy about) to have around 34 weeks just to get better measurements.

So today- he is measuring 34 weeks BIG!!!  Yes....that's 4 weeks ahead, people.  The doctor is not concerned about it at all.  He said we would still do the sono in a few weeks just to get better measurements, but that since I am a repeat c-section- he's not really worried about his size too much.  If it was my first pregnancy and such- they'd be more concerned about size and delivery blablabla.

Well this momma is still concerned about the size!  I left a little emotional (I'll blame it on the hormones)...because he told me that the one thing I could do to help with his size is watching my weight gain and exercising.  I have gained 22 pounds so far, and I suppose that the recommended amount to gain is between 25 and 35lbs....which I figured I was still within that range seeing as I only have 9 weeks left?  And I think I gained between 30 and 35 with the girls so...  Just not what I was wanting to hear.  {Not that I know what I did want to hear, but still.}

On a positive note....I'm feeling pretty well.  Slowing down for sure, but can't really complain.  I am in full bloom nesting mode trying to get the nursery and the rest of the house 'ready' for his arrival (which I've pretty much been in this mode since around 18-19 weeks).  The nurse asked me today if I was ready and I said, "No!  Once he's here, he's here.  I still need this time."  :)  At the same time...I am getting very excited to see his face and hold him.  Still having moments where I think, "I can't believe there's a baby in my belly...that will be here very soon."  Which I'm thinking I should be over now that I'm 30 weeks??  haha


Unknown said...

You are doing GREAT and look FANTASTIC, Mama! Do NOT feel guilty about gaining 22 pounds- that is totally healthy in my book.

I gained 30-45 pounds during my three pregnancies, and my different doctors never worried about me, since my blood pressure and everything else was fine.

In fact the ONLY negative comment I got about my weight was from one of the Nurse Practitioners. Sometime in the 2nd trimester I was supposed to be gaining a pound a week, and I had gained 5 pounds instead of 4 during one month. She kinda gave me that "all knowing" look and said to me, "You really need to watch your weight."

Needless to say, I left in tears.

I look back on all of that to say that I should not have felt guilty- all my babies and I remained healthy during my pregnancies. Sure seems like you are doing the same, so I will say "Poo poo" to your doc, and YOU concentrate on looking forward to meeting the newest member of your family! :0)

Anonymous said...

You look great, Marla! :)

~Nina L.

Lisa said...

I found your blog through your instagram! Love it!

Well you look great! Sorry I did not get a chance after school to talk but I wanted to let you know Parker told me today that she is so excited and cannot wait till April because that is when her baby brother would be here. She is going to be a great big sister!

Kristin said...

You already know how I feel it about what the Dr. said!! :) So with that said- you do look great! And I think your weight gain is just fine!


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