Friday, October 30, 2009

week 32!

we started off this week with our last monthly ob/gyn visit - we're going bi-weekly now! we had a surprise sonogram! the doctor took three measurements - ear to ear, her femur, and...uh...something else, and those three measurements were plotted onto four graphs. these graphs showed what percentile of growth the baby's in, and let me tell you - she could not be more average. she is spot on. 50th percentile all the way. in all four graphs. it is almost comical.
i met with a pediatrician on tuesday, and think that that's who we're going with. it's nice to have that taken care of. in movement news, there have stopped being constant jabs, and we've moved on to a sort of scraping rolling. it's quite something.
work threw me a baby shower, which was lovely and i was so surprised!
and of course, i and the baby both have to wish alex the happiest of birthdays. he is totally loved.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

week 31

the baby's movements have reduced in frequency, but upped in intensity. she now has a couple of "awake" periods a day, and they're relatively predictable. this doesn't mean there isn't the occasional kick or jab, though, just to keep me on my toes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

week 30!

this week, alex went to LA, which threw off my sense of timing for the week. i apologize for the late post - everything is completely fine, and the baby is more active than ever. the first night alex was away, i put my phone on speaker, so he could talk to her as usual, and when he asked ifshe wanted a souvenier, she kicked him right in the phone. she now has a tiny "hollywood princess" pink leopard clutch purse.
also, i can no longer trust her (that joke's for you, dad!).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

week 29!

this week kicked off with a really lovely baby shower thrown by baby z's grandmothers. besides being a gorgeous day, with wonderful food and company, the baby made off like a bandit. she is going to be fashionable, comfortable, warm and well fed, and for that we thank everyone.
something happened this week where lots of people think i'm way more pregnant than i am. i was told that she looks like she's dropped - PEOPLE! i've got months to go! she is definitely not twins! you are not helping! i am totally average looking for 29 weeks! haveyou all forgotten? is this weird wishful thinking on your part? are my clothes contributing to some sort of illusion?
please comment and tell me i'm going to make it to at least 37 weeks. while i'm sure i'll be glad to not be pregnant soon enough, having baby z 11 weeks premature would NOT make me happy....

Friday, October 2, 2009

week 28!

it's getting colder here in NY, so i am now wearing long sleeves! the baby is active absolutely all the time, and while it's fun connecting with her and imagining what she's doing in there, i do feel a bit like a punching bag.