Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I Made it to 28 Weeks!


I made it into my third trimester. The headaches, although still present from time to time, are not as intense as they used to be. My blood pressure is steady. And my blood sugars are within range.

FeeNo continues to grow. At my ultrasound today, Mike and I learned that the baby has gained another 11 ounces, for a total of 2 pounds, 5 ounces. FeeNo is the 40th percentile at this point of the pregnancy, a number that made the doctor very happy.

And while the baby increased in weight, I lost 2 pounds. The doctor told me not to worry since I am sure to gain it back and then some over the last trimester.

No photo to show off today (and yes, I realize I have not posted the picture from two weeks ago yet) because the child had his back to us for the majority of the ultrasound. When FeeNo turned around and we caught a glimpse of his face, he proceeded to cover his face with his hand. It was very Sean Penn-like. And then, as the technician was measuring FeeNo's leg, I got a nice, strong kid. Boy or girl, this baby is definitely going to be a handful. I can sense it already!

We also got a tour of the Labor & Delivery unit, complete with a visit to the baby nursery. I saw a fresh little one: she was screaming and crying. And so tiny. But - wow! - so beautiful. I was literally taken aback and when I saw Mike's face, I knew he was thinking the same thing: in a few short months: that's going to be our baby, kicking and screaming.

Excitement is building. It's starting to become more concrete and less abstract.

Sheesh, I need to finish up the nursery.


Anonymous said...

Wow! You both sound so happy and excited - seems like it hit you guys that you're having a BABY and not just not growing a slug in there!
Also, I love the way you keep referring to feeno as HIM!!!

Annie said...

Jacky - Would you prefer I call the baby - "it"?

acb said...

Wow, i haven't been on your blog for a while. I called Owen "the kid" for the longest. :)