Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our big, stubborn baby

Another great doctor's appointment this morning.  We started with an ultrasound but unfortunately we have no pictures to share.  Baby refused to cooperate and wouldn't look at us.  More importantly though, everything looks great.  Plenty of fluid and baby's in the right position for birth.  Heartbeat is 147 bpm.

The technician took baby's measurements and it appears that he or she is going to be a big baby.  The in utero measurements can be off up to 1.5 pounds in either direction.  But right now they're measuring our jellybean at 4 pounds 11 ounces.  And the head is quite large.  The average baby gains about 1/2 a pound a week at this point so we're looking at around 8 1/2 pounds of baby if he or she arrives at 40 weeks.

Then we saw Dr. Lizardo who we haven't met before.  Aaron and I are both really pleased with everyone in the practice.  All the doctors are comfortable, personable and laid back.  We'll be happy with whoever's on duty when the baby's born.  Baby and I are both healthy and Dr. Lizardo cleared me to keep exercising.

More painting this weekend for poor Aaron.  We bought paint for the baby's room and that will go up so it can dry in time for furniture delivery.  The crib, dresser and glider are being delivered next weekend, June 5th.  Once we start to get the room in shape, we'll post some pictures.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Doctor's Appt

We saw Dr. Tyau on Friday for a quick check in.  Everything looks good, Baby's heartbeat is 135 bpm and growing on track.  We'll go back in two weeks for another appointment and they'll do an ultrasound to start measuring the baby.  We can't wait to see him/her again!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

30 weeks and counting

Saturday marks the end of week 30.  Only 10 more to go before our due date!

Lots of travel in the Davis family since I updated last.  Aaron and I went to Charleston and had a wonderful time.  We spent the weekend walking and eating.  It was a great long weekend, we both commented several times how happy we were that we took the time to make the trip.

Last week my parents came to town for a wedding but unfortunately I had to leave for New Orleans.  It was great to see them even if just for a few hours.  My Mom commented on how much the baby's grown in the 3 weeks since they were last here.  It's hard for me and Aaron to see it since we look everyday, it's always fun for someone who hasn't seen me in a while to gauge how much baby has grown.

My trip to New Orleans was for Digestive Disease Week.  Life at a GI medical association is just that exciting!  We worked long hours and spent most all the time on our feet, walking up and down the entire New Orleans convention center.  I felt great the whole time, had no problems and didn't get tired despite the 5am wake-ups everyday.  We've been so blessed to have an easy pregnancy.

Last time we were at the doctor, they tested my glucose levels.  The first test levels were high so I had to go back for the 3 hour glucose test.  Luckily the doctor called right before I left for NOLA and gave us the good news that everything on the second test was normal, meaning I do not have gestational diabetes.  So naturally I celebrated with a couple of beignets at Cafe Du Monde.

And on that note, here I am enjoying a gorgeous day in the French Quarter:
29 weeks + 3 days