May 27, 2008

Week 36 weigh-in

Had a doctor visit this morning, and we had an ultrasound, which will likely be my last. I was under the impression that the 20-week ultrasound was my last, but I suspect the Dr. thinks I gained too much weight and wanted to give me another one. I will note that my doctor is a complete Nazi about weight gain. He initially recommended I gain a total of 20 pounds. 20 POUNDS! According to some little chart we saw the baby plus associated fluids is 25lbs, and thats without the extra cupcake pounds. So I chalked that up to ridiculous and figured I'd shoot for more like 30, which seems completely reasonable to me. Ive missed that target slightly, but not by much, and he still harasses me every week: "Now you're gaining a bit more weight than we talked about, you know..." Anyway, the Dr. could use a bit of a diet himself. He can barely fit into his lab coat - the buttons are literally pulling apart. So I don't know if its a self-reflection thing he's doing, but I think he needs to LAY OFF.

So, yeah, ultrasound...the only picture we got was one of her labia. I don't think Ill post it here, for some reason, that doesn't seem right. But he confirmed she is definitely a girl (which is good, with all the pink dresses) and calculated her weight at 6lbs. 11oz. Thats big for her age (90th percentile) which scares me, but he says she will only gain one more pound in the last month. That would put her around 8lbs which seems manageable. Otherwise, pretty uneventful... I'm not dilated more than 1/2 cm or so, which he seemed to think was a bit behind. So we have entered the waiting game...

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