|At 6 weeks, we were just checking for complications here.|
|At 8 weeks, we have a peanut!|
On the 10th we went in for our second trimester ultrasound. First, we made it extremely clear that we did NOT want to know the gender of our baby during this exam. The doctor and the nurse just laughed and applauded our resolve. The nurse covered the viewing monitor for us so that we wouldn't get an accidental look. I also warned the doctor before we began that our baby is particularly wiggly. I'm not sure he believed me until he started the exam. Finally he said "It's just all arms and legs in there!" We got to see Cinnabon waving in there for a bit. A second doctor had to come in to help with the exam. They were finally able to get all of the baby's exam and measurements done. Everything looks great. The only thing was that the baby's growth measurements are ahead of where they should be. Instead of being at 20 weeks and a couple of days, they were coming in at more like 21 weeks, and the head circumference was at 22 weeks! I'm less than excited about that fact. But since Chad was a rather large baby, and I was born with a huge head neither of us is surprised. We're going in for another ultrasound in a few weeks just to make sure everything is still going well.
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|Me at 26 Weeks|
Overall, Chad and I are feeling much better. The doctors can't find any reason, other than genetics, that would make our baby so big. I've already done a 2 hour glucose test that came back perfectly normal (i.e. no gestational diabetes), and the only other reason they have is genetics. Being as how Chad is a big guy who was a big baby, no one is really surprised by the idea that genetics could be making our child large. Thank Chad...Here I was, hoping for a 6 1/2 lb baby for my first, kinda like how I was, just with a smaller head. Instead I'm getting a giant baby who's probably going to grow into a 6 foot teenager that's going to laugh when I attempt to discipline them. Well, they'll laugh at first, before I equalize them and remind them that no matter how small I am, I'm still their mother, and I'm still meaner than dad.
|Profile at 26 Weeks|
|Face on of Cinnabon. You can see the nose and mouth. The baby is pouting.|