Archive | August, 2013

26 week update

27 Aug

This past Friday I had an appointment with Dr S.  Henry and I were a little nervous just because the baby was measuring a bit small via ultrasound last time and I haven’t been gaining all that much weight ( hard job to do when you’re running after 2 boys all day long!).  Along with these potential problems, I’ve also been feeling the baby really low and my uterus still hasn’t popped above my belly button.

Henry took off work early so that he could come to my appointment at 3:30 pm.

Here are my current stats:

BP: 110/70

Weight gain: 9 lbs

Baby’s HR: 139

My placenta has moved a bit and I’ve been feeling the baby move like crazy lately.  I have to admit it’s one of my favorite parts of pregnancy!

Baby’s current weight: 800-839 g (depending on which formula you use), so almost doubled from my last appointment (418 g)

Current problem: Baby is lying transverse, meaning from side to side which is why I’m feeling all the movements so low.  I guess it’s common at this stage, let’s just hope she decides to move head down because you can’t deliver a transverse baby vaginally 😦

Exercise: I’ve been walking a few miles a day, while pushing the stroller, and that in and of itself with these hills is a killer workout!

Sleep:  I have such a hard time falling asleep, but once I’m asleep I’ve been ok.  I have to admit I look forward to naptime (which is now at our house) each and every day.  I don’t always sleep but I do rest!

Appetite:  Dinner has been difficult for me to eat lately, but I do make myself eat.  Henry and I made a big pot of soup on Saturday, so that helps when I have something so quick at my hands (it’s been in the high 60s, low 70s, so it’s soup season for me :))

So the baby is growing, just still measuring small.  I’ve scheduled my next appointment when my parents are here so that my mom can join me and see our newest addition via ultrasound.

Here’s a semi-current photo of the belly (25 weeks) when we were in Avignon, France:

25 weeks prego in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Avignon

25 weeks prego in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Avignon

Speaking of France, I really need to get on it about keeping up with this blog…I’ll make it my goal for the week 🙂