Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baby Sasquatch?


I have taken the liberty to NOT LOOK at the doctor's every time I get weighed. Seriously. I close my eyes, announce I'm not looking, and don't look. It just messes with my head too much.

The last two times, my doc has said, "Can I tell you how much you've gained?"

My response has been "NO" both times. Very emphatically.

So today, she asked again..."Seriously...can I tell you?"


"Well, is it okay...?" I asked hesitantly.

"Yes. You're fine!"


So, I definitely don't FEEL like I look like I did with Bug at 32 weeks, but that was the dead middle of a very humid Ohio August. And record breaking temps that September (in my non-air conditioned classroom. Which was AWESOME, by the way). I am still able to wear my rings, I don't really have cankles (yet), and I haven't blown up quite like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man like I did last time.

So here's hoping.

I will be having an ultrasound tomorrow to "see what we're working with" (my doctor's quote). Doc said last month and this month that I'm not measuring "particularly big," which is very good. And important. I'm hoping to avoid both A) an induction (because now I know what that means...and it is NOT FUN) and B) a C-section if at all possible. Obviously, I don't have a crystal ball, and I understand anything can happen in a delivery room. I'm just hoping that I'm on track for a nice, healthy baby who's hopefully not 6'4 and 22o. I don't ask for much.

At Bug's 36 week ultrasound, he was already measuring 8 pounds, 5 ounces. And that, my friends, is when I knew I was in BIG TROUBLE.

So, crossing fingers here...I've been able to be active still and am eating as clean as I can (except for my RIDICULOUS sweet tooth--that's clearly not very clean at all), so I know I'm doing everything in my power to bake a healthy bean. The rest, quite frankly, isn't up to me.

But I sure am excited to see the little one on that screen tomorrow morning. Two months from today is the approximate day I'll meet Bug's little bro or sis.

I'm gettin' pretty excited. :)


HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

good luck to you ! I cringed everytime I got on that scale too! until I surpased the 60 extra pounds mark, then I didn't know if I should laugh or cry!

Mnowac said...

Ahhh good luck Sara! Hey enter my giveaway on my blog for some clean eating yummies.

Mama Simmons said...

Here's hoping you have a nice healthy 7 lb baby. ;)

Wes said...

Is it too late to start negotiating naming rights? Yes, I fully realized I failed miserable with Bug, but I'm not a quitter ;-)

Tamara said...

Oh I'm so jealous that you get to see your little one, Sara! At my 32wk appt on Monday the doc said no u/s for me at this stage, even though I'm measuring 2wks big. My weight is fine (and so far no swelling, etc.), but she might not be a petite baby. yikes!

I'm so excited for both of us!!