Saturday, September 27, 2008

14 days, but whose counting?!?!

We went to the doctor yesterday and things are going well. We had the ultrasound, which was really neat. We hadn't "seen" Caleb since around 20 weeks and things have really changed in there. He is so cramped - I really don't know how that could be comfortable! Caleb was head down with his little fists in front of his face, boxer style. It was so sweet! They re-checked all of his organs, bones, you name it! They confirmed again that Caleb is indeed a boy and not a girl. I was actually relieved because I have had a reoccurring dream that Caleb was a little lady! :) The reason they did the ultrasound was because I have been measuring a little ahead consistently, and they wanted to make sure my fluids were on track and/or that Caleb wasn't getting too big. Well, everything was right on track -- Caleb measured just about where he should be and weighed in at 7lbs. 0oz., 50th percentile. You can't get much more average than that!! All of my fluids were fine, so all is good in the world! :) It was so nice to have the ultrasound, but so surreal at the same time. After the ultrasound was over, it occurred to me that the next time I see Caleb it won't be through a fuzzy ultrasound, but in real life!!! Wow....

My appointment went well too. I had actually lost 1 pound, which they say is normal. My iron was very low last week so they did blood work (yuck) to re-check it, and it was back to normal. I have been seeing stars a lot while doing nothing, and they think my very low iron might be to blame because of it. They didn't seem too concerned because my blood pressure was still in the normal range. I hadn't dilated anymore, but have started to efface. She didn't say how much, so I am thinking not much. Actually, her exact words were "Your cervix is a little shorter. That means you are staring to efface." So, no % was given, so I think that process might have just begun!! We go back to the doctor next week...going every week is fun! :)

This weekend we are going to clean and continue to prepare for Mr. Man. Tonight we are going to some friends house to watch the UGA/Bama game. GO DAWGS!!!!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I'm glad they confirmed that Caleb is indeed a boy. I actually had a dream last week that "he" was born--a perfect little girl named Ava! How strange! I cannot believe your due date is only 2 weeks away!!!!!