At my 30 week appointment, my Dr. was concerned about how small my belly was measuring, so she scheduled an ultrasound for my 32 week appointment.
Scott and I held our breath for two weeks. Well, he held his breath, while I tried to push my belly out to make it look bigger.
And, I ate. My weigh gain had leveled off a month before the appointment and while the doctor didn’t mention it, I did try consciously to overeat for the past couple of weeks. Not such an easy task when you gravitate towards naturally low calorie foods and you have a baby encroaching on your stomach space!
Today, we had the much anticipated ultrasound and discovered not only is the baby growing fine, but she’s between the 75th and 90th percentiles for size. 4lb 11oz was the estimate! My weight gain ended up being just shy of a half pound in the past two weeks, but apparently the baby is doing her thing just fine. 🙂
We were thrilled with the news, but less excited when it came to talking about the spotting I had yesterday (just the tiniest bit). That along with the fact that I’m dilated already (but just to a 1!), and that I’ve been contracting a lot, were enough to have the doctor ask me to “take it easy” for the next few weeks. That means avoiding lifting Mackenzie and no more walking to the hospital and back (a 4 mile roundtrip), among other things. Bummer. I’ve walked 55 miles towards my goal and I certainly feel fitter, but the 2 week break wipes out all chances I have of meeting my goal before this baby arrives.
On the upside: I had the tech check baby #2’s neck in the ultrasound and there’s no sign of a cord wrapping around it. Though we can’t tell if her cord will be as long as Mackenzie’s, it was reassuring to hear she’s not all tangled up in it. She’s head-down, and very active. Oh, and no matter what… I won’t have to be induced “from scratch” because hey, I’m already dilated a little! 😀