Last Tuesday, September 27th we went to have another ultrasound ordered by the doctor to check her abdomen out and the amniotic fluid. She's growing right where she should be which is awesome cause we were told that her legs were growing faster then her abdomen. BUT my amniotic fluid is low so they are going to keep a weekly check on that. Usually you wouldn't start going to weekly appointments until 34 or so weeks. But I started going about two or three weeks ago to the weekly appointments. I go and the put a monitor on me and check my amniotic fluid. Two weeks ago it was at a 10.5 and last Tuesday it was at an 8. The doctor said if it was down to a 5 he wouldn't deliever with me only being 31 weeks but that he would put me in the hospital to monitor me closely. He said that if I'd been at 38 weeks at that point he'd deliver. SO we'll be keeping a close eye on that. And I've been resting a lot and drinking lots of water.
Friday night we drove to Wilmington, about 4 or 5 hours away from home, to see Jamie's mom. It was a planned trip that we'd had planned for about a month so we were both excited for it. We got down there and on Saturday Jamie's mom took some maternity pictures of us (some of which I'll post later in another post). Then we had his brother and his wife over and ate dinner, opened gifts, and ate cake all celebrating Maddie. She received LOTS of cute things :) Sunday we watched the Panthers, wait...I mean Jamie and his brother watched the game, his wife and I just sat and talked while I crocheted and she cross-stitched. (OH YES, and I gave them their blanket I'd been crocheting so I'll be posting a picture of that as well.) Then this morning we went to have an ultrasound done down there at a place called Womb's Window. It's kind of like a Watch Me Grow where we took our family to find out that Maddie was a girl at 18 weeks. Well, Maddie is still a girl, praise the Lord, and we have some more beautiful pictures of her. It is amazing how much she's changed and gotten chunkier in a short 14 weeks. I'm so blessed, I keep thanking God for such an amazing husband and daughter that I've yet to meet but I know he's planned her just for me and Jamie. I'm in love, can you tell? Anyhow, sorry, got sappy...I'll post some of those cute chunky pictures of Maddie in a later post as well...(WOW that means at least 3 post coming up soon with pictures!)
Now on to the highlights.......
How Far Along: 32 week
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Last Monday, September 26th, I'd gained a whole 6lbs the whole pregnancy. Amazing considering here in the last few weeks I've ate anything and everything in sight!
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing them...My mother-in-law bought me a new shirt today :) Some of my maternity jeans are getting snug and uncomfortable. Maddie doesn't like the thick band on her at all! So I am limited on my comfortablity - is that a word? it is now...
Gender: A girl...Madelyn Rae "Maddie"
Movement: I'm feeling it and loving it...I LOVE when she pushes her little foot out and you can actually feel the knot. I'm pretty sure that majority of all of Jamie and mine family has felt her at this point. Jamie felt her sometime toward the end of July/first of August :)
Sleep: Can't get enough of this stuff...I'm always sleepy and I wake up for regular bathroom breaks at 2am, and 4 am...haha...It's funny how they are always around that time...
What I miss: being comfortable...
Cravings: HUM...This is a loaded question...I like pepporoni now and didn't before pregnancy...I craved chocolate ice cream and popcorn together the other night and it was awesome...I want popcorn all the time whereas before I liked it but didn't eat it much. And chocolate...Love that stuff!
Symptoms: Indigestion and heartburn...And I've got the waddle going on pretty well I might say...My back has been hurting over the past few days and it is so awful and annoying...
Best Moment this week: Seeing her and feeling her...getting ready for her...she's amazing and I'm in love!
Size of baby: 15.2 to 16.7 in, 2.5 to 3.8 lb
(Last Tuesday when we went they said she weighed 3lb 12 oz, so I'm betting she weighs around 4lbs now...)
Baby is the size of a: Squash