Friday, December 19, 2008

Baby J Updates

I'll be home for Christmas....I had my 8 month (32 week) appointment on Tuesday and J and I are both doing well. Apparently, all my aches and pains are completely normal. I've asked my Mom for some berry flavored tums in my stocking and the doc says my nights of sleeping sitting up will end the moment I deliver him. We had a quick ultrasound at her office on Tuesday and said my doc said he looks great. His head is down and he had one foot almost in his month and the other one kicking his Mom under her ribs. Figure out that position! I can't see very well on their machine, but according to the doc he has nice chubby cheeks!! I can't wait to pinch them. =)

So then yesterday, A and I went to the hospital yesterday for our final "good" ultrasound. The equipment there is much more high tech. J looked great and it was so much fun to see him on a clearer screen. I have a few pictures, but our scanner at work is broken again so I'll have to upload them when I get home. The pictures are harder to read now because they just show body parts, not full body shots because he is so big now. He's definitely still a boy! =) They took a few measurements and then the tech's eyes got very wide and she looked at me and said you are going to have a very big baby boy! A and I immediately asked...how big is big? We were told J currently weighs 5.8 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!! He is in the 93rd percentile in weight for 32 weeks! At this point the average baby should double in size between now and 40 weeks. There is a small variation of 10-15% in the measurement, so really we are looking at a 5-6 pound baby right now. As you can see above, I've upgraded myself from the average 32 week jimama. We are skipping the 33 week pineapple, the 34 week cantaloupe, the 35 week honeydew and moving straight to the 36 week crenshaw melon! Ha, Ha!

The doctor came in confirmed that J is already a big boy! He asked me if I had gestational diabetes. I told him I passed my test a few months ago and he advised I should get another test done asap. He asked if A or I was a big baby--we were both 7 pound babies. He asked about our family history of big babies and I told him I was not aware of any on my side--my brother and sister were both 7 pounds as well. He said my due date has not changed, but they will need to see me again in 4 weeks to see if J is continuing to gain weight or if he will level out.

I called my doc and I was sent back to ultrasound at the hospital to pick up yet another orange glucose drink. Yum, Yum! An hour later I found myself back at her office getting my blood taken. I will get the results today if I need to go back in for a 3 hour test. My doctor's think that I'll pass again. My doc promised me she would not let me have a 12 pound baby, but she said she loves 10 pound babies! Oh Lord! The nurse told me that she guessed they would induce me or do a c-section at about 38 weeks (Jan 25th) if he keeps on this weight track. But, really all we can do now is wait. We are both very happy we have a healthy big boy and if he decides he wants to come in January (or the doctors decide that is when he needs to come) that is just fine with me. Don't worry, I'll keep you posted!

My Mom laughed and reminded me all those 0-3 month clothes we have received are not going to fit for very long (if at all.) She gave J a really cute monogrammed cashmere outfit that is 3 months and jokes that she knew all along that is what he would wear home from the hospital. She also informed me she was a 9 pound baby and my grandmother had several large babies. In addition, my Aunt Kathy was apparently a large baby too. A's Mom then informs us that his brother was a 9 pounder as well---so there are big babies on both sides after all! I think we have a future linebacker on our hands.

A and I are still okay to travel, although I've been told to take it easy. Most women carrying this much baby around are in their 36th or 37th week. We were scheduled to leave LGA at 9:30pm tonight for Bham, but there is a little snow storm that is currently dumping snow on the city. The streets are salted and the city's plows are working! As I look out the window, the snow has covered the trees and sidewalks. It's a winter wonderland. =) They are expecting anywhere from 1-8 inches depending on how quickly the storm moves out. We're basically at mother nature's mercy! Most of the flights this afternoon were canceled, so we went ahead and rebooked for tomorrow evening to be on the safe side. Hopefully we'll be good to go tomorrow.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!

****Update*****
My doc just called and my diabetes test was clear!!!!!!!

17 comments:

Lulu said...

I'm happy to hear your tests were all clear! Hope you travel safely, this snow is rediculous! At least it'll be a white Christmas here in the City, I was beginning to wonder! :)
Happy holidays to your wonderful family!
xoxo,
Lulu

Melissa said...

Glad all is well! My poor mother had HUGE babies! I was 11.5 lbs, my brothers were 10.5 and 9.5 lbs!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Congrats on a good Dr. visit and big baby! I was a huge baby -- so I think they're the best. :-)

Preppy 101 said...

Yay for the clear on the test...Hope you get out tomorrow. My AS and BDiL also live in Manhattan, They are booked for the 9:30 tonight to Knoxville. I am betting it doesn't happen - darn it.

BroncoMom said...

Good news all the way around it MMM.
Happy Holidays to you and your family. Baby J will be here before you know it. Please be good to your self and rest as much as possible, you are going to need it!

Steph said...

Have a safe trip and lots of fun!
Both my babies were almost 10 pounds and they both skipped right over the 0-3 month size and went straight to 3-6 months! I had everything washed and ready and couldn't use it or return it! :(

SAS said...

Oh my goodness! I just love chubby babies. You can just eat them up! It sounds like your arms will be very sore! Good luck and enjoy the holidays!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Yay for good test results! I can't believe he is so big already! He really is going to have chubby cheeks for you to pinch!

Kate said...

I am so excited for you guys. Can't wait to see this chubby cheeked baby!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

my cousin is pregnant and she is 36 weeks pregnant now. she's a dermatologist, but she did an OB rotation in med school so she knows SOME stuff. :) her uterus was measuring 36 weeks when she was 30 weeks. she is from alabama, too, and lives in denver right now. maybe those northern doctors just aren't used to big southern babies!

SLS said...

Glad to hear that your test came back okay!
Hope you have a great trip home!!!

Kappa Prep said...

Glad the test was clear and I hope you got out of LGA and made it to Bham. Merry Christmas and I cannot wait for you to return and update us on the baby boy!

The Mrs. said...

So glad you and baby are doing well! I had the WORST heartburn with Landon. Have a little so far with baby girl. Landon was supposed to be 10 lbs but came three weeeks early at 8 pounds nine ounces!

4DsfromLHP said...

I've never commented before, but I enjoy reading your blog! As a mom to a 9 lb. 5 oz-er and a 9 lb. 9 oz-er (!) I can tell you a HUGE benefit to having a big baby - they sleep through the night a lot sooner! My first was sleeping through the night at 10 weeks and the second at 3 weeks! And I really mean sleeping through the night...like 10pm to 6am! :) Supposedly the "magic" number is when they reach around 11 lbs. and with a big baby, you're practically there when they are born. Good luck!

Belle in Bloom said...

I'm so glad the test was clear! Sounds like you're doing beautifully. Yay! My little one was 11 lbs 4oz. We did a c-section and all was well. Have a wonderful Christmas! Oh, I remember sleeping sitting up. ugh. It will be over soon and that sweet baby boy will be in your arms. How fun!

~Belle

icing on the cake said...

I'm glad to hear that your baby is doing well and is so big and healthy. I have my glucose test the week after New Year, and it's already making me nervous! Have a safe trip and happy holidays!

Lauren said...

Merry Christmas! I am glad things are going well and your test came back negative. Enjoy your holiday!

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