Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Baby Update

Yesterday we went for our usual checkup and our 36 week ultrasound.  This appointment was extra special because it's our last ultrasound before the baby makes her debut and we also had to take measurements to determine how she's growing.  Tim and I have been pretty anxious about this appointment, specifically in regards to how big or small she is.  There's some risk that the baby could be getting too big because of my diabetes.  We've been controlling my blood sugars really well this entire pregnancy, which is why we didn't have to go on insulin (thank you Lord), and we've been staying active and have been super careful about what we eat.  However, her other ultrasounds have always shown her to be slightly bigger by a couple pounds than what the national average has been.  The doctors have never been worried because we've been right on track but it's been so long since we've checked her progress that we didn't know what to expect.

Hadley's Face.  Chin, lips, and nose
 Luckily, everything checked out and she's perfect.  Better than perfect.  The national average says she should be at 6 pounds and she's measuring at 5lbs 14oz.  The amniotic fluid levels are right where they are supposed to be.  (Having more fluid around the baby can be a sign of poorly controlled diabetes - it means the baby is peeing more than she should be.)  The doctor says that it definitely shows how hard we've been working and he has no fear that she'll be anything but healthy.  We were hoping for a better look at her face but there wasn't enough fluid around her head to get a 3D picture and she was being stubborn in her 2D pictures so we still only have a partial look at her face.  The next time we see her will be in person so I guess we'll just have to wait until then and be surprised.

As far I'm doing, everything is still going great.  I stopped losing weight but I haven't gained either.  Both my midwife and the doctor are extremely pleased with that.  In fact, losing 30 pounds this pregnancy has most definitely helped.  I haven't had many aches and pains, just pressure now that the baby has started to drop.  My blood pressure and everything else has been great.  We had to do a Group B Strep test this visit so we're just waiting on those results to come back.  I'm hoping everything goes ok there but my midwife assures me that if it does come back positive it's not anything to worry about.

Tim and I are getting excited and anxious for Hadley to get here.  We are so ready to meet her and hold her.  I'm so ready to not be pregnant anymore, haha.  Things are definitely starting to get more and more uncomfortable the lower she sits.  So far she's head down and in position so everything looks good and ready for the "BIG DAY".  Cross your fingers for me that it's soon!  (But not too soon.)


  1. I am so excited for you guys!!! And yay for you, taking such good care of yourself, your sweet baby girl has herself a really good mama:)

    1. Thank you! That's the sweetest thing you could have said. =D