Monday, February 16, 2009
I had my 32 week appointment this morning and it went really well! I promise I feel a lot better than I look in that picture...
I have been experiencing some Braxton Hicks all weekend but things are looking right on schedule. My doctor wasn't too happy when I confessed I wasn't taking my magnesium when I had the contractions though. That magnesium stuff is nasty.
After we discussed hospital options and some other things, it was ultrasound time. I love how the doctors here do an ultrasound at every appointment.
The baby is head down. Way way way down. The doctor had a hard time getting a good picture of the head for a measurement. But when he did, oh boy! The head is measuring two weeks ahead right now!
Abdomen is measuring right on schedule, as it has been the entire pregnancy. And the baby's legs are now measuring one week ahead, instead of the almost two weeks last time.
The doctor was also able to determine why I feel the baby move so much and all over the place. This baby's movements have been extremely uncomfortable for me. Marion moved a ton but pretty much stayed in the middle of my belly. Baby #2 moves a lot and manages to find my hip bones, my spine, various organs, and all of my ribs. And now I know why! The baby is in a frog position. Hands out to either side towards my hips and feet splayed across the upper portion of my belly towards my left and right ribs.
That's a new one for me. I guess this little one likes his or her space?
The doctor also estimated that the baby currently weighs 2 kilos and will be around 3.5 kilos at birth for all of you playing the guessing game. Remember, it was an estimate!!!! This sounds about right since Marion was a little more than 2.9 kilos at 35 weeks. I've also put on a total of 18.5 lbs this pregnancy, not counting the four pounds I puked up the first trimester.
So, a fantastic appointment! No complications and things are moving along. But not fast enough for me!
Our next appointment is in three weeks, right before we are supposed to go to a nearby ski resort for a family ski weekend with Brian's work. I'm knocking on wood that this is one trip we won't have to cancel.