A Huge Sigh of Relief

I didn’t realize this until before the ultrasound yesterday, but I was getting pretty nervous about everything being okay with Baby Deuce.  I haven’t been able to take my vitamins regularly because they just look too gross to consume (I opted for gummies over pills a month ago, but they still activate my gag reflex for some reason).  In general, I know I haven’t gotten enough calories in the past few months.  That’s been made obvious by my weight loss.  What I am able to eat is not very healthy.  I do eat a lot of fruit, but other than that…lots of simple carbs and then there’s the straight-up crap like poptarts and donuts.  Except for some tomatoes in pizza sauce or the veggies in a burrito, I haven’t eaten vegetables in ages.

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Ginormous baby?

Some of you may know that two weeks ago, my doctor ordered an ultrasound because Baby C was measuring rather large.  (more about that here) I was terrified (as I have been since I first found out I was pregnant) that I would end up birthing a 10-pound baby.  Vaginally.  The horror!

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Big Baby?

Today, we got to catch a glimpse of Baby C!  My doctor ordered a growth ultrasound since my fundal height is measuring ahead of schedule.  Just like at our 20-week ultrasound, he’s measuring about one week ahead of schedule.  But this time they said that he’s measuring at 29 weeks, 4 days “give or take two weeks.”  WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!

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Weekly Update

28 weeks, 1 days

Size of baby: Small cabbage (17 in., 2.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: This is so random and I haven’t caved into this craving yet…but Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.  I don’t think I’ve had one of those since I was in elementary school, so I find it a little confusing!

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It’s a Boy!

After waiting 12 weeks to see pictures of our little blessing, it was super fun to see that our bean has transformed into a healthy baby boy!  Seeing his little movements was so fun.  We came home with nine  ultrasound pictures of him, including his face, profile, hands and feet.  He’s also measuring a week ahead, although my doctor is not changing my due date.  We’re excited to meet our little boy in April!

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Tomorrow morning we have the anatomy ultrasound and will be finding out the gender of our baby!  I am so excited and filled with anticipation that I even had trouble sleeping last night.  I don’t think I’ll be getting any sleep tonight either.  Even more than wanting to know what we’re having, I am hoping that everything will be okay with the baby’s anatomy.  Five fingers and toes on each hand and foot please!

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