Tuesday, June 16, 2009

1/2 way there...

Well --- we have passed the half way marker for this pregnancy.  Actually we are more than past the half way marker as B2 will be born at 39 weeks!!!  I am still wearing my regular clothes (I think it must have something to do with chasing after a very active toddler) and as of my last appointment (6/9) I had a net weight gain of -1 pound.  B2 has been kicking and moving up a storm lately.  I LOVE feeling the baby move around in there though.  It is unlike anything else and simply amazing.  Jeff has been able to feel B2 moving and grooving for the past week or so as well.  He had been asking for months when he would be able to feel B2 kick so I know that he was really looking forward to it.  

We go back in 3 short weeks for another sonogram.  I will be monitored every 4 weeks via sonogram until around 30 weeks.  At 30 weeks we will start going weekly, just as we did with Ryan.  Going to all the appointments gets to be a bit of a pain --- since we have a specialist and a regular doctor, but it is so worth the peace of mind knowing that there is a healthy baby growing in my belly!   

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)

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