Friday, July 17, 2015

Whoa, We’re Halfway There

So I haven’t really posted a lot about this pregnancy.  Oh, the lucky fourth child!

As you can tell from the post title, we’re halfway there!  My official due date is December 2nd.  But, I had an ultrasound yesterday and an OB appointment today, and I’m measuring 9 days ahead.  My doctor said that they don’t change the due date unless the baby is measuring 10 or more days ahead, so for now, we’re sticking with an early December estimated time of arrival.

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The little nugget looks great otherwise.  Yes, it is still an “it” to us.  We decided that we wanted to be surprised this go-round, so we didn’t find out the gender yesterday!

All of the doctors and midwives that I’ve seen say that I’m a perfect candidate for a VBAC as long a Baby cooperates.  Yesterday it was laying transverse all the way across my belly.  Very few babies actually stay transverse up until delivery, so I’m hoping for a head down baby soon!

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Many of you may remember that I had Charlotte early because my amniotic fluid levels dropped too low.  Right now they are looking good, and I’m hoping that they stay good!

I started to feel the baby move around last month while we were in Texas.  At first it was just sporadic, but now, it’s like clock work every night when I get in bed.  I don’t feel as much during the day, but that’s just because I rarely sit still enough to pay attention.

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Charlotte figured this picture out right away when I showed it to her.  Yesterday at the ultrasound, Jarrod thought that the stomach (on the right) was the face!  In his defense, even though I’ve had a lot of ultrasounds between all of my pregnancies, he hasn’t been able to make it to very many of them.

I am still feeling really good too!  At my appointment today, the nurse went on and on about how great my blood pressure was.  I’ve never had bad blood pressure readings, but I’ve also never had anyone gush over how great they are either.  I’m still keeping up with my 21 Day Fix workouts and nutrition, and I really think that’s why I’m doing so good with this pregnancy.  So far, I’ve gained 4 pounds and I haven’t had to move into any maternity clothes yet.  I’m hoping to make it through the rest of the warm weather months still in my normal everyday clothes.

We are so excited to be bringing another blessing into this world, and are praying that the second half of this pregnancy goes as smoothly as the first!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Time is definitely flying by!!!! :)

Traci@TheHallway said...

Can't believe yall are at the halfway mark! Crazy! So excited for you, but I seriously could not go without finding out the gender! haha! That gives me anxiety! haha! ;)

Shannon said...

Halfway through pregnancy and still in normal clothes on fourth child. That sounds like some sort of myth. ;)

Glad everything is going so well and healthy!!!!

Nicole F said...

I love your decision to be surprised! I'm glad things are going so well!

Alejandra said...

What an exciting surprise! I wish we would have been able to keep the sex of the last one a surprise, but with 2 girls,I would have been sorely under prepared for a boy! LOL Lucky!!!

Rosie said...

Woohoo, halfway there!!! Prayers that baby will settle head-down soon and that you get your VBAC :)

Amanda said...

Yay for being halfway there and the VBAC news! Hope things continue to stay positive in that department. You rock mama!