So I’m pretty much due. I thought it might be suitable to give you a brief update on how the baby is cooking.
The official due date is 30 December. We have a couple of betting competitions going on currently where people are having a guess when she’ll actually arrive. A couple of the contestants are already out of the comp, having guessed 20 and 21 Dec (sorry guys). Please join for a laugh, just leave your date in the comments and potentially get all the glory.
The ultrasound above was taken at 21 weeks but we had to do another ultrasound at around 36 weeks (sorry, no pic) to check where the placenta was at and that’s when we found out that:
- She’s got long legs (whaaa? from whom?)
- She’s got a good set of hair
- She’s got a big round belly, the little porker
- And, she’s one week ahead of her growth schedule and would be approximately 4 kg (8.8 lb) if she reaches 30 December
I’m heavy now. Knees and legs are creaking and complaining. There was a bit of pork on me before I got pregnant and I’ve put on an extra 10 kg (22 lb) during the pregnancy, which is fine, but because of the broken chest and immobility I think everything just got extra hard in the last few weeks and I’m pretty much done and over it. Until you mention that that would mean I have to take that little life with me home from hospital and be solely responsible for her, that makes me think I can go another month or two!!
These photos were taken the day we did the positive pee test (left pic), and today (right pic)! Pardon the show of panties, and possibly even more pardons for the skin showing but I thought it was more visual using the same top in both pics. Good heavens. Who would’ve thunketh I’d put pics like that on Internet for all the ever-after to see…
- Belly button: outie
- Circumference: 124 cm (48.8″)
At this point all is looking good for starting birth naturally, the placenta moved out of the way and baby is no longer in breech (they don’t do breech births at our hospital anymore, not sure what rest of Australia does).
Our doctor have however scheduled an inducement for 29th December. Apparently there are increased risks to go over time when you’re older, so she’s a 2011 baby for sure.
And now we’re just waiting.