Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I had my doctor appt. yesterday...sort of. I arrived to find that the Dr. was at the hospital delivering a baby. So, I saw the nurse and she measured me and weighed me, etc. I asked about having an ultrasound to see how big the baby is so she got on the phone to schedule it and said, "how about today?". Oh, that soon, I asked if I would have to have another one at the end of my pregnancy? She cracked up and said, "you are at the end of your pregnancy!". Oh, I think I'm in a little bit of denial:) I really don't see the end of this pregnancy yet...not until hubby is home from Ethiopia! I am 35 weeks right now. If I get to have this baby boy early that means at least 4 more weeks. Now, I'm starting to panic...I have things left to do...I need nursing bras...I need a new nightgown, and toiletries for the hospital...and oh yes, a bag packed for the hospital!!!! I'm making lists like crazy and trying to calm my panic. I did go have the ultrasound yesterday and hubby got to come too. It was great since he hasn't been to any of the ultrasounds this time around. He's always with the boys at home. We got to see a good shot of the baby's face and he was sucking on his hand too. His lips are adorable! They estimate his weight right now at 6 1/2 lbs. That means if he gains the average 1/2 lb. a week then he will weigh 9 lbs. at full term. But, the estimate can be off...give or take a pound. So,he could weigh 8-10 lbs. at full term. Personally I think 6 1/2 lbs. sounds lovely and I'd like to have him now (well, give me 2 days to complete my list of tasks). Tuba weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and Mr. P weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. so I'm not envisioning this one weighing any less. Although both the older boys were each 1 week overdue. I for sure won't be overdue with this one....the diabetes rules that out. Also, the doctor has my due date as the 16th and not the 18th? I don't know how they got that but after I started to argue about it I thought, "okay, Becky you are arguing about 2 days!". I'm waiting for the hospital to call me and schedule me for my stress tests too. I will see the doctor next Tues. I'll be going in weekly now to see him. I have all the rest of my appointments on the calendar and was even able to schedule baby girl's first checkup after she arrives home the same time as one of my check-ups....how crazy does that sound?