Filed Under (Pregnancy) by Kel on 17-01-2012

Time flies, for sure, when you’re pregnant and have 2 kids! With just 8 weeks to go, it’s a fairly safe bet than in 2 months’ time, there will be a baby in this house… Crazy as that is. Until then, he’s watching us.

Chubby cheeks and peach fuzz hair!

This has been kind of a pivotal week and appointment to me, because it’s the point where All Hell Broke Loose with Danny. I got crazy sick at 31 weeks, and so everything from here forward is… Well, it’s not uncharted territory obviously, since I had a healthy pregnancy with Eric, but the memories from Eric have been well eclipsed by everything that happened last time. The thing I’ve noticed the most, far and away, is how strong this baby is. I know in the last few months there is big movement, belly shaking rolls and jabs, but I don’t remember them being uncomfortable and on the verge of painful at times. It’s completely normal, but I just don’t think I got to that point with Danny! By the time he was big enough to do it, he was sick, so he wasn’t nearly as strong. This boy has no such issue, and it’s not uncommon to get a strong right hook that makes me wince at times.

I’m cherishing it (with just a bit of complaining, heh). It’s a sign that things are going right this time!

We did the second of my 3 monitoring ultrasounds, and I could easily see the differences. I couldn’t even tell where this baby’s brain ventricles were, as opposed to the big black spots that Danny had – the ultrasound tech pointed them out and I was like, really? That’s it? He’s measuring a week ahead still, with a nice round head and perfect looking belly, long legs, a bit of hair, and hands tucked right up beside his face. The estimate for weight – which, keep in mind, is plus or minus 11oz, so a big swing! – was 4lb 8oz. I don’t want to put too much emphasis on that, but at the same time, it puts it into a little perspective to think that Danny was only 5lb 6oz when he was born. My fluid levels are also spot on, where at this point with Danny they were pretty darn low. Pretty much, the ultrasound was perfection!

My doctor checked in with me really quickly too, mostly to go over results from her stand point and make sure I didn’t have any issues, questions, complaints, that sort of thing. Along with confirming that baby looks great, she told me that my iron levels are perfect (around 12, they worry if they’re under 10) and my glucose test came back “just awesome” (120, they want anything under 140). My blood pressure is great (120/72), and my weight… Well, I’m not going to post that particular number on the Internet, but let’s just say I gained 9lb this month – ahem – and am up about 35lb for the pregnancy. My doctor didn’t say a word about that, and while I’m going to put a little more emphasis on watching what I eat, I’m also going to keep eating when I’m hungry and feeding this baby. I’ve gained more than I did total with Danny, but still substantially less than my final gain with Eric, so I’ll take it.

Full speed ahead! I’ll be going in again for a routine appointment in 2 weeks, next ultrasound & appointment in 4 weeks, and then start weekly appointments until the baby arrives.




Rebecca on 17 January, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

You look great, Kel. I find it crazy to think that at 37 weeks my doctor was estimating my little one at 5 lbs and yours is at 4 1/2lbs at 32 weeks.

karen on 17 January, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

look at you!!!!!! You look great Kel, thanks for the update and the photo,and despite how you must feel, you do not look huge at all. Can’t wait to meet this little guy. Take care and we will chat soon, love Mom

Nat on 18 January, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

Fantabulous! Love to hear that everything looks healthy and strong!

Emily Paige on 20 January, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

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Tammy Kenny on 21 January, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

You look GREAT! I know it may not seem like it to you, but to me, your pregnancy has flown by! lol

brandy on 4 February, 2012 at 11:39 am #

I just read though a lot of your blog! Your an excellent blogger and have motivated me to blog more myself! I’ve got a horrible memorie and don’t want to miss out on all these great memories.
You have a beautiful family, hope you don’t mind me reading from time to time!

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