Nov 3 2010

36 Weeks

First off I would like to apologize for the delay in posts.  I had surgery a couple weeks ago and typing with one arm proved to be a pain in the a$$!!!  We had a couple appointments in the meantime, and some new pics too!!  The first was regular OB (now weekly) checkup and a group B strep swab, which as of yesterday, results were not in yet.  The next  (which was yesterday) was a followup ultrasound for Choochies big head (which is apparently not so big anymore), and the weekly regular OB checkup.  The ultrasound we had was definitely the last (barring something of the wall happening).  Everything came out perfect!!  Her head measured 87th percentile as well as her legs.  Her belly was 55th percentile.  She is still measuring at about a week ahead of schedule, at EWF of 6lb 10oz.  I think her body finally caught up to her ginormous head!!  😆  As with the rest of the pregnancy, Choochie is not cooperating!!  She is still breech (Frank Breech), and the doc said that she will most likely stay that way.  Not a big deal at all though since we are scheduled for a c-section anyway.  Lets just hope she stays in there till then!!  We are on the final leg of our journey, and the finish line is in sight!!  As of today, we are at 19 days and counting!!

Here are the last pictures you’ll see until we welcome her into the world, and into our family!

 

On to the Chooch!!

How far along? 36 Weeks 5 Days

How big is Choochie this week?   Choochie is about the size of a crenshaw melon, now about six pounds in weight and measures slightly more than 20 inches in length. Growth will experience a slowdown now. Almost all development is complete!  Blood circulation, for instance, has been perfected and  Choochies immune system has matured enough to protect her from infections outside the womb. Other systems still need a few finishing touches.  For example, digestion, which actually won’t be fully mature until sometime after birth.

Sleep? Jess had a night or two really good sleeps this week!

Movement? Alien!! 

Food cravings? Milk Way (thanks to Halloween),Federiccis Pizza, Apples (chocolate covered),  Apple Jacks,  Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? 

Emotions: EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!


Oct 22 2010

35 Weeks

We had another ultrasound this past week.  The doc ordered it up a couple months ago.  They wanted to get some fetal growth measurements since Chooch was conceived through IVF.  Her EFW was 5lb 130z.  She is measuring about a week ahead of schedule.  All her measurements were in the 60 to 70th percentile except her head.  Her head measured in the 110th!!  The doc said he viewed pictures and he didn’t think there was anything to worry about.  There wasn’t any fluid on the brain, and the ventricles looked perfect.  He scheduled another ultrasound to see if anything changes.  I guess we’ll have more info after that.  In the meantime, check out “another” snapshot of the little bugger!!

On to Chooch!!

How far along? 35 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs over 5 pounds and could be up to 20 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a Honeydew melon!! She is accumulating fat at a rapid pace, but has pretty much reached the in utero limit in height by now. Choochies once skinny arms and legs are now getting plump!!

Sleep? What’s that?

Movement? Crazy Movement!!

Food cravings? Federiccis Pizza, Apples, Cheese Doodles,Apple Jacks, Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? The Room is (for the most part) done!!  Clothes are being washed and put away in the furniture!!

Emotions: Ups and Downs and completely exhausted!!


Oct 15 2010

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and about 19.5 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a Canteloupe. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born — are filling her out, and making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? Alien!!

Food cravings? Cheeburger Cheeburger, Federiccis Pizza, Apples,  Apple Jacks, Product 19, Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Choochies fingernails now reach the end of her fingertips and may even curl over the tip!!!

Emotions: EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!


Oct 8 2010

33 Weeks

How far along? 33 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs about 4 1/4 pounds and is over 19 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a Pineapple!!  Choochie is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week.  Jess’ amniotic-fluid level has maxed out.  Antibodies are being passed from Jess to Chooch as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? Starting to look like an alien is living in Jess’ belly!!

Food cravings? Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake, Apple Jacks, Product 19, Bar Pie, Gatorade (red),  Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Chooch has begun development of  her own immune system that (along with antibodies from Jess) will be able to provide protection from mild infections

Emotions: Ups and Downs and completely exhausted!!


Oct 1 2010

32 Weeks

First of all I would like to apologize for the two week hiatus.  Things have been a little crazy around here.  With the start of Choochies nursery (better late than never), and the numerous doctor appointments we both have been going to, I have not had the time to get the posts up.  I had them in draft waiting to be published, but I just never got around to it.  Otherwise everyone is doing great!!  We are trucking right along with the end finally in sight.  I never thought we would get this far!  We even have a date for Choochies arrival.  So set your clocks, mark your calendars and pray we make it to the date!!  11/22/10 10am!!

How far along? 32 Weeks 

How big is Choochie this week?  This week Choochie weighs almost four pounds and could be up to 19 inches long.  She weighs about as much as a large Jicama (I have no clue what that is either 😉 ) And though that’s a head-to-toe length, Choochie is actually back to a curled-up position.  At 32 Weeks Pregnant, Choochie is a bit tight for exercise space right now.  She has also probably settled into the head-down, bottoms-up position in the pelvis in preparation for birth.  That’s because the fetus’s head fits better at the bottom of the inverted, pear-shaped uterus.

Sleep? Sleep is overrated!

Movement? I think Chooch is running out of room, I can even see the belly movement when she has hiccups!!

Food cravings? Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake, Apple Jacks, Product 19, Bar Pie, Gatorade (red),  Water!!!!

Gender

Milestones? Baby Shower This Week!!

Emotions: Ups and Downs and completely exhausted!!