Yes, this is our fourth girl! I know, the profile isn't great, but I guess that's just about what you can get when you're still in the womb (: . I had to ask again to make sure she was really a girl, and yes she definitely is.
Wednesday was my second ultrasound. The doctor wanted to make sure that she wasn't too big, considering that each of my girls have been a pound bigger (Tera 7 pounds 2 ounces, Shay 8 pounds 3 ounces, and Ashtyn 9 pounds 2 ounces).
I didn't know this but I guess Ashtyn got her shoulder stuck coming out. That can be quite dangerous and could cause brain damage. I was a little nervous to find out how much this one would weigh, because the bigger the baby, the more likely there would be another shoulder caught in the birth canal. Well, it turns out right now that she weighs (or so they say) about 7 pounds 13 ounces. Which isn't too small considering I have two more weeks to go, but isn't enough for a c-section. I am quite relieved since I hear the recovery is much more difficult.
Well, all is well and now we are on the clear! I am feeling really big lately and can't seem to find a shirt which doesn't show my belly button about ready to pop. I am actually hoping she comes next week when I am 38 weeks along and my mom will be here. I'm just hoping my ankles make it that long.
As far as pregnancy goes, it has been my easiest, I'm happy to say. So far the varicose veins and the swollen ankles are usually my only complaint. If you want you can talk to my husband about the other groans I have. I will leave that for him though.
I had to swallow my pride and get a picture of my belly.... proof for future generations.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Posted by Brenda at 3:51 PM