Wednesday, October 22, 2008

29 Week Dr. Appointment

This past Monday Baby Katie, Jeff, and I met with our Dr. for my monthly checkup. We have one more in a month, then we go two weeks later, and then once a week until our baby girl arrives! I can't believe we are going to be parents in a few months and yet I am still feeling very unprepared. Jeff however, isn't nearly as worried as I am and keeps saying that we don't need to get everything now.

At our appointment we had an ultrasound where Dr. Cook took a lot of measurements of our little one including her head and belly. Then he averaged the numbers together and got a weight of 3lbs 16 oz! I was a little surprised she was that big because my book and weekly e-mails say that she should be about 2.5 lbs. So Baby Garner is a big girl and in the 75th percentile which means that if she stays growing at the same rate she could be an eight pound baby. Now that really scared me! I might just change my philosophy on drugs. We also found out that the hospital here in Bellingham is very supportive of breast feeding and if everything goes well Katie will be in the room with us during our entire stay. It was a good appointment and it was so great to see her again. We got to see some close ups of her face and she scratched her neck, yawned, and was even moving her mouth like she was nursing! Ultrasounds are amazing!

After our appointment we continued our tradition of going to our favorite Asian restaraunt. Jeff didn't want to jinx us but I think it was really just an excuse for him to get his favorite dish...Mongolian Beef. I love that my husband has been so involved with this pregnancy. I was thinking the other day how I usually always say "we" are pregnant rather than "I". He has also been able to make it to every Dr's visit except for one which I am very thankful for. And now when I leave for work in the morning he always says bye to his girls. :) I don't know how I got so lucky but I couldn't ask for a better husband.

4 comments:

John, Becky and Olivia said...

"How much could one little baby need?" Hahahahaha! I love that. He is such a first time dad! =) It's going to be a shock to him. And 8 lbs is not bad. You can do it!

dusty & shannon shaklee said...

Yay, for great husbands!! I love it!!! Great post! :)

Jenn and Rian said...

Seriously, 8 lbs is not that bad. Cameron was 9 lbs 5 ozs. (However, I did have a c-section). I am still breastfeeding, and my best advice is to take it one day at a time. It is REALLY hard at first, and you just can't give up!

eLiZaBeTh said...

You don't need drugs. Take it from me, you can do it!! I am so glad to hear that Jeff is so involved...just wait until she is here...they don't say Daddy's little girl for nothing! I prayed for you and Katie yesterday, I can't wait to meet this precious little one...keep taking good care of yourself, it will totally come in handy when you go into labor. I love you!

 
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