Slowly getting there…

Today I had my second growth scan- at 32w2d.

Baby girl measured right on track at 4lb 5oz. She is head down and has her butt righy under my right ribs. Everything looks good- which is reassuring and yet stills very surreal. The little chickadee didn’t want to cooperate much with pictures but we managed to get a decent one- 

The plan is to go back at 34 and 36 weeks and then start my weekly visits. At 36 weeks we will talk about my birth plan preferences. Induction is very much on the table for discussion. 

Overall, I can’t complain. I feel pretty good. I’ve been having a few dizzy spells here and there but I think I just need to drink more water. 

I’ve also am having a decent number of Braxton Hicks and some cramping. All of which seem very normal for this stage of the game. 

We have roughly 7 weeks to get everything ready for her arrival. Eek! 

28 weeks and change 

I had another growth scan a few days ago and everything looks good.


At 28w2d, baby girl is an estimated 2lbs 11oz and apparently has lots of hair! Growth has slowed down some (baby went from 65% to 45%) but the MFM said she wasn’t concerned. She said later in the pregnancy, genetics and uterine size/shape starts to play more of a role in the size of the baby? 

We also talked about the plan for the next few weeks. I will go back again in 4 weeks for another growth scan (32w) then will go back at 34 weeks. At 36 weeks, we will probably start the conversation about inducing. Seems that since I’m at a MFM, and given my history and age they don’t want me to go past 40 weeks at all. So we will probably induce between 39-40 weeks. Honestly, I’m ok with that. Especially since they will be doing weekly scans/NSTs towards the end. The goal is to get the baby here healthy and safe.

So baby girl is doing her thing on the inside, M and I have been slacking off. We haven’t done anything to prepare yet. This weekend we need to focus and get her room somewhat ready or at least start the process! 

I also need to order a breast pump soon. I would really like to BF this time and not EP.  Other than that I don’t think we need to order much- besides diapers and wipes. We have a ton of clothes and all the baby gear we need for the most part. It’s just a matter of getting it out and ready! 

Yay for Viability & Stability!

I have passed 24 weeks and baby girl seems to be doing well. So glad to have passed that milestone!

I had my regular endo appt yesterday. TSH was .7 and A1C was 4.9
I swear my endocrinologist secretly wishes I had sugar issues. This is like the 3rd time she has requested my A1C! Every time it comes back normal but she is stuck on the fact that my grandfather had diabetes. 

She has kindly pointed out that since I have a family history of diabetes, I’m older (37) and slightly overweight that I have an increased risk of GD. She also likes to point out how much weight I’ve gained and makes a face like “ooh you are gaining too much”. 

For the record, I gained 3 pounds in the last 5 weeks and about 20-21 pounds to date at 25w3d. My MFM has never said anything about my weight gain. So my skinny little endo can deal with it.

I don’t know how much I gained with H. I stopped getting in the scale at some point because it was depressing. But after she was born I lost all of the pregnancy weight and than some. So I am not terribly worried about the fact that I’ve gained 20 pounds so far. I tend to gain more in the first trimester and it seems to slow down. I’m not really eating more so I figure my body is going to do exactly what it needs to do. 

End rant. 

Gratitude 

Three years ago at 22 weeks is when we found out that we lost Brynn. 
Today, at 22 weeks, baby girl is kicking away. In fact, M finally was able to feel a little kick from the outside.

I still worry about her but the fact that she has measured ahead and is usually active helps ease my fears. Of course I don’t feel her unless I’m sitting still for more than 5 minutes or until the end of the day. I suspect that has more to do with my focus usually being on H. 

I wonder the baby will look more like Harper or maybe she will look like what Brynn would have looked like? Only time will tell I guess.

I also made a huge step and took out all of H’s newborn clothes. Granted, they are just sitting in the spare room right now, but I at least got that far, right? One thing at a time for now. But I know at some point we will have to prepare her room and get a crib. I’m still a bit gun shy to make any major changes. 

Whoa…we’re half way there 

The last 4 weeks have really dragged on and on. I thought it would go by quickly with the holidays and all but it hasn’t. But maybe that’s because of how anxious I have been about this time in the pregnancy. 
Out of the “clear” of the first trimester but right where we were when we lost Brynn. 

While I have started feeling rolls/punches  last week I was really nervous for our anatomy scan today. I felt like she was going to measure small. I don’t know if I look small for 20 weeks but I’ve felt my uterus and it’s still a little below my belly button and all movement is still pretty low. 

The antenatal testing center is brand new, as is the women’s and children’s part of our hospital. It’s really nice and highly rated when it comes to care (like level IV NICU). The whole place has changed since we were there 2years ago, so I’m actually thinking we will take a tour in a few months.

Anyway, the anatomy scan went as well as it could have gone. The tech kept commenting on how beautiful the baby’s heart was, and how she is going to have long legs and arms. Belly and head measured right on track but overall she is measuring 3 days ahead and a whopping 13 ounces. Putting her in the 60% for size. 

I have no idea what to do with a baby measuring ahead! H always measured in the 30-40% for growth. 

Do I feel better? Yes. Am I still worried? Yes. 

I feel like we have a 50/50 chance of bringing her home in May. I’m so happy she’s on track and healthy but scared to believe it still. 

I also am not sure what’s normal in a pregnancy. I go back to my OB for a scan/checkup in 4 weeks and then back to the antenatal center in 8 weeks for another growth scan.

Do most people get another scan at 28 weeks? 

And now that you have read this much, here is Baby Girl! Her hand is up over her head. She wasn’t in the mood to be bothered I guess 😉