Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Texas Baby: Week 38 Check-In

 BABY'S TASK FOR THE WEEK: Put on some weight, baby girl! The doctor is sending me for another ultrasound on Monday to check in on you. I think she might be a little worried, but isn't telling me that. So, I am not going to freak out or anything until I have a reason to. I am only measuring 35.5 weeks this week, so only half a week up from last week. Our dr said she just wanted to check and make sure you have had good growth from that last ultrasound. There are several reasons I could be measuring small:
  • You are just going to be a tiny little baby, which I am ok with as long as you are healthy!
  • It's super hard to get a good measurement from the outside or even from an ultrasound, so all these measurements could be off.
  • I could just be really good a carrying you inside me. I have a VERY long torso, every time the dr measures my stomach she always forgets how low my pelvic bone is and has to keep scooting down to hit it, so there could just be a lot of space inside me for you to hide vs showing on the outside.
SYMPTOMS: Tired? Check. Uncomfortable? Check. Hard to get a good breath? Check. Ready for you to be here? Check. So worried about you getting here? Check.

CURRENT MOOD: I think I have decided that you are going to be late. Which is ok, but when I keep thinking I only have 2 weeks left it's a little hard to swallow. Know why I think you are going to be late? Two reasons, I have not had any, at least that I have noticed, pre-labor signs. And I hate change, so it figures that you will too, so since you hate change you are just fiiiine staying in my belly as long as you can get away with, isn't that right?

THIS WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY FINISHED HOMEWORK: I got part of my hospital bag packed. I also did just some cleaning and organizing around the house. There is always more to be done, but I am trying to take it easy and not wear myself out.
NEXT WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY HOMEWORK: Finish packing up the hospital bag and more taking it easy!

1 comment:

  1. I have the shortest torso in the world (okay, not really) and measured 4 weeks ahead at my last appointment! Maybe torso length does have something to do with it. :) Can't wait for her to get here!