23 July 2012

32 weeks and lots to show & tell!


That right there?  Is a photo from my maternity session with Steph on Saturday.  To say that I adore it would be the understatement of the century.

We had so much fun at the session and lucked out with perfect weather as well {not as hot/humid as it has been!}  I got them all back already {isn't she good?} and I will post them all {sorry, I can't choose just a few to show... I must show you all the pictures} tomorrow night or Wednesday.

Want another one to hold you over until then?  Okay fine.
That one actually made me cry.

Okay, that's all for now.  Stay tuned!

So I had a few appointments on Friday... one with my OB and then a BPP and growth ultrasound at MFM right after. Let's start with my OB appt, shall we?

She told me that she ran into the oncologist in L&D last week and he updated her in person about my appointment.  She said he was all "Hey, I just met with a patient of yours!" and she said "Yep, I know exactly who you're talking about." :)  I guess it's good to know that they know my case without looking me up, right?

Anyway, my OB said that after talking to him in person, she's even more confident that this is nothing to worry about.  So confident, in fact, that she went ahead and scheduled my 39 week (!!!) induction (!!!) for September 10th. {No 36 week c-section for this mama, thankyouverymuch.}

Also?  That is officially SEVEN WEEKS from TODAY.

:::does happy dance:::

Obviously, I'm fully aware that things can change in an instant and nothing is guaranteed here, but OMG.  This is the best news I've heard since this mass debacle began.  We'll still continue to watch it on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but if all goes well, 9.10.12 could very well be this baby's birthday.  SQUEE!

After my OB appt, I headed over to MFM for my BPP and growth ultrasound.  The best news, besides the fact that this baby is perfect and could pass a BPP in its sleep {no, really}, is that the mass has not grown at all!  They checked blood flow as well and, to my untrained eye, it did appear to have some, but the tech said she was just picking up blood vessels around the mass itself.  The doc {but not my doc, boo} came in after my appt to confirm that.  Great news all around!

Oh, and in case you were wondering... the babe measured between 4.5 and 5lbs at 31w5d.  Completely normal, for my monster babies {about 85th percentile at this point.}  This is usually the point in which my babe's start breaking away to the upper 90th percentile so I'm eager to see how much he/she grows over the next few weeks.  But for some reason, I have a strange feeling that this will be my smallest baby.  Who knows... maybe we won't even break 9lbs at 39w.  We'll see, ha!

Just a reminder:
Carter- 9lbs 5oz at 38w0d
Brynn- 9lbs 3oz at 39w0d

Perhaps this babe will continue the downward trend and weigh in at 9lbs 1oz ;)

Pregnancy: 32 weeks

Weight Gain: 22 pounds

Sleep: Pregsomnia has kicked in in full force.  Blah.

Gender: We're team green, so we'll find out in September!

Names: Reid Joseph or Emerson Mae {see the name post here!}

Feeling: Wonderful this week!

Health:  My BP was a little high on Friday, but nothing to be overly concerned about yet. This is usually the point in my pregnancy when it starts creeping up however.  Let's hope it stays in check a little longer {um, like until 39 weeks.}

Movement: Feeling him/her constantly.  I love it!

Belly: Measuring just about 3 weeks ahead right now, have the start of a very light linea negra, and my belly button has been out for awhile.  Here's my standard belly shot {after Kacy's surprise baby shower yesterday!!!}...
For comparison, here's my 32 week belly shot with Brynn!

Next Appointment: Biophysical Profile: this Friday, July 27th at 32w5d. 


Heather said...

Your photos by Steph are GREAT! I can't wait to see the rest! Also, 9.10.12 sounds like a good birthday to have! Glad to hear all the good news.

Breanna said...

Your photos are beautiful! :) Such a gorgeous family, all around :) I'm so glad to hear that they aren't talking C-Section! What wonderful news! :)


Christa Cox said...

Your belly is so cute!

Kat said...

Congrats on the good news and the date! :) yay! and those photos are AMMMAZING!!! I can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

I think I was that big when i had Caden, I can't imagine being that big at just 32 weeks.. oh man, I feel for you but I guess you're probably use to it since you had two big babies already!
Love the family picture, it's a perfect portrait! So stinkin' cute, can't wait to see the rest!

Amber said...

Yay September 10th! My husband's birthday is September 11th so your babe is in good company (I promise!). And YAY for 39 weeks. I bet your stress level is coming down now :)

Sweet Little Lovings said...

Love love love your maternity/family photos! Can't wait to see more!
Glad everything is going well. How exciting to have a birthday set! I was also induced with my babies so I know how it feels to get that date set as the last possible birthday for your baby!

Erin said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos! And YAY I'm doing a happy dance for you right now. September due date here you come!

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