What a difference four weeks can make. At the beginning of the month our little guy was on the small side… 14 ounces. This morning he weighed one pound and 14 ounces.
Strangely, now he’s almost a little big for his age. He must get that from his dad.
Other things he gets from his dad… feet the size of scuba flippers, an adorable button nose, bulging biceps and rugged good looks.
Things he hopefully gets from his mom… two earlobes and the ability to focus on one thing for more than three seconds.
His heart was beating strong and everything looked good. His heartrate was 146 bpm…
Mallory is doing great too… all of her measurements are right on track. Her vitals are all looking good, so it’s smooth sailing right now.
Her belly really started to look pregnant a couple weeks ago after baby’s big growth spurt. It really seems like it all kind of happened overnight.
The whole thing started to feel real when we saw him for the first time a couple months ago… felt better hearing his heartbeat… even better seeing him the second and third time. I think the best part is being able to feel him kick. I love it. I’m sure Mal is starting to get tired of it, especially since he seems to be most active right when she’s going to bed.
I’m sure there are more things to talk about, but my mind is starting to wander. Hopefully sometime this week I’ll get time to tell you about the name I’ve picked out…
Keep reading for more photos from the ultrasound –
We had our second ultra-sound today…It’s a BOY! We don’t have a name picked out yet. We have a few that have made “the list” (they are a secret!), but we aren’t planning on actually picking one until he is born.
When the sonogram started the baby had his feet & legs tucked up really tightly against his bottom and he wasn’t budging, so we were afraid that we weren’t going to be able to find out the sex. Luckily, the sonographer got him to move a little bit…I don’t think Steve could have handled waiting another month to find out!
The baby and I are both healthy. They did the full anatomy check on the baby today- the heart has all the chambers, umbilical cord has all the vessels, nose & lips look fine, etc. It was hard for them to get a good look at the spine, but it looked good as far as they could tell. His heartbeat was 160 bpm – just one slower than last time.
He is a little on the small side – in the 29th percentile for size, but our midwife says not to be worried. We are going to have another sonogram in four weeks to check the baby’s size. If he is in the 10th percentile or below at that time we have to call in the doctor. I’m not really worried about it though – I am convinced they just have my due date wrong by a couple of days. We will see!
I am at 21 weeks and 3 days now, and I have gained 7 pounds so far. Karen, our midwife/nurse practitioner, says that is perfect. That was nice to hear, because I was starting to worry that I haven’t been gaining enough weight. She said that she expects me to gain a little over 20 pounds for the whole pregnancy.
We got some more pictures this time, but they aren’t as good as the first ones. Hopefully we will be able to get some better pictures at our next visit on March 30.