Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby No-Name Update (25 weeks)

Here is a little update about our other baby that is on the way. At my last appointment (March 17th), the Dr. asked me if we had names the baby. I said not yet. She said well let's see how Baby No-Name is doing. This is what we found out.

He does not like to have his heartbeat checked. He has hidden from her a couple of times. When she finally found the heartbeat, he gave the doppler a really hard kick. We both started laughing.

He appears to be small like his brother was. I measured 2 weeks behind the average. I measured at 22 CM when most people should measure 24 CM. I guess you should measure 1 CM for every week that you are pregnant. I explained that I was the same way with Chase, and that he was just a small baby when he was born. She told me that if I fell behind any more (2.5 CM) that they would have to do another Ultrasound to check on fluid levels and the baby's growth. I had to have this done with Chase at 32 weeks, and it was nervewracking. However, I am not too worried this time around because I know that we are probably just going to have a small baby. All of the Greens were on the smaller side, and thanfully those genes are coming through for us. My side of the family has ginormous babies. Yikes! If the Dr. wants to do another Ultrasound that is fine with me. It is always fun to see my baby :)

This baby moves around a lot! I love it! He gets hiccups frequently. I just figured out what was going on. I never realized that the rhythmic movements I felt with Chase were hiccups. How dumb am I!?!? Well, now I know.

I am trying to take really good care of myself. I have started to walk 5-6 times per week. I have also started to watch my food intake. When I am careful about when and how much I am eating, the quality of my food choices always gets better. It has been good for our whole family. I have gained 12 pounds so far in this pregnancy. Hopefully, I will keep my weight gain to about 25 pounds or less.

One last story. On Thursday, I went out to dinner with some friends and while waiting on a table we sat down in the bar area. The bartender walked up and asked me what I was "having." My friend spoke up and said, "she is having a baby." LOL! The poor girl was embarrassed and offered me a water or a soda. She had no idea I was pregnant! I am sure that won't be happening much longer :)


Stef said...

I didn't know those jolts of movement were hiccups when Ethan did them either! I think I would tell people what it felt like and all the women (each acting like they knew exactly what I was feeling in my own body) told me different things, so I really had no idea until Rachel had them during her ultra sound and the tech told us... "those are hiccups!"

I love what your friend said - that is way too funny! You're not showing very much at all, so I can see why the lady didn't notice.

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