Friday, August 22, 2008

32 Week Update

Well, we're plugging right along. I had check-ups this week with both the perinatologist and the obstetrician, and Bunny is doing very, very well. The peri's U/S tech decided to give us a treat and switched over to 3D/4D during the scan and Bunny is just so very precious. And, of course, I'm thankful that we got for free what many others pay beaucoup bucks for!

Bunny had her legs bent at her waist, crossed over one another, and had one foot on either side of her face. What a little monkey! Her arms, in turn, were straight down at her sides. She actually used her foot to scratch her cheek at one point! She continues to grow a bit ahead (in the peri's words, "we're just going to go ahead and say you're at 32 weeks now...your next U/S will be your last most likely before we see you at the hospital") and is strong as can be. So if he wants to call Wednesday 32 weeks, that puts us now at 1.5 weeks ahead. For simplicity sake, I ain't changing my ticker. At Wednesday's appointment, she was just a tad under 4 pounds and if she were to go to full term, she'd be around 8 pounds. Yikes! Have we seen my skinny hips? Thank God we're not aiming for 40 weeks! But even at 38 weeks, she'd be around 7 pounds - that's a full half-pound more than I was, and I was born late!

A few of my coworkers threw a surprise shower for me at work this week, which was really nice and totally unexpected. My team is having a little party for both me and my boss next week - called Arrivals and Departures since I've got Bunny coming and he's departing to take a promotion - but this was primarily folks from other teams that I just work with quite often. In addition, FD's sergeant sent him home with another load of hand-me-downs from their triplets last night. There's not much else we yet need - it's amazing. With some of the newest things we've gotten, I can stop worrying about getting stuff off my registry and use that money to finish stocking up on cloth diapers - yahoo!

That's all for us...I'm growing more and more uncomfortable. Like always, Bunny is pointed head down...and sometimes the pressure of her head is just incredible. Not sleeping that great - can't really get comfy - but for Bunny, I'd gladly walk to the ends of the earth. And besides...we're in the homestretch now. Hard to believe that there's really only just a few weeks to go!!

Love to everyone,



Rachel S said...

Enjoy the joy! I weighed 7 pounds when I was born and weighed all of 98 pounds when I got pregnant with my first child. He came out 8 days early weighing 9 pounds 3.4 ounces (they had NO idea he'd be so big)! My second was only 6 lbs. 4 oz. (almost two weeks early), the third was 5 lbs. 1 oz. (nearly a month early) and against all advice of my midwife, I went on to have a fourth that she said I had a high probability of not being able to carry to term - or even to viability. She was born weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was born right when she was due. Just goes to show, you never know. As an aside, after four kids, the youngest of whom is seven now, and 18 years after my first one, I weigh 108 pounds. Breastfeeding is GREAT for getting a big jump start on losing the baby weight!

Future Mommy said...

Rachel, you sound a lot like me, pre-pregnancy. I was 100 pounds soaking wet when I got pregnant. I'm quite anxious to see how big Bunny gets to be and when she actually comes. I'm thankful for our repeated ultrasounds so we can track her size and weight...but I'm getting anxious to get a final plan in place for bringing the little one into this world since my other risk factors won't allow them to make me wait until full term.

Thanks for visiting - I hope you'll come back again! :-)

Jenn said...

LOL, that's how Bug is too. She won't uncurl! Unfortunately she isn't heads down so they're thinking C-section... But, like you, I don't care as long as she's healthy!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

You know darling you are going to do just fine with delivery. As for the discomfort yep it will be there, but you will forget once she is in your arms. I only delivered one vaginal, Nikolaus, and he was just over 8lbs. I do have birthing hips though.
You are further along then when Zachary was born, so keep up the good work.
My baby just turned 12 and Zachary will be 15 on Wednesday.
I need this cyber niece to spoil.
I will be spoiling two of them.
Love you, and I'm doing a cyber belly rub. ;)

Future Mommy said...

Jenn - I'm hoping to avoid a C-section if at all possible...I signed the paperwork granting permission only if it's the only viable option. I'm not sure why, but the thought just scares the heck out of me. What about you?

Penelope - Bunny LOVES belly rubs - she's extremely responsive and will often kick wherever someone rubs. So picture her saying "Kick, kick, Aunt Penelope!"