Another prenatal appt happened yesterday for little *Z*. Things are going well. Baby is measuring 7 weeks ahead which is pretty normal for me, but I do get a lot of comments from folks about ''carrying twins'', etc. .. nope, only one healthy, thriving little one in utero. . :) We still think this baby is gonna be in the high 9lb, low 10lb range when I''m full term. So it''ll be interesting to see if our guesses are correct.
BP was still awesome - 114/82, iron level is even creeping back up - it''s at 11.1. Babies heart rate is around 150''s and was moving around a whole lot - it was funny to watch the baby''s tushie moving and making my stomach all crooked while getting measured and heart rate assessed. I''m up a total of around 50 lbs now. I joke that I needed some extra weight added to my bottom to balance out the belly. .. I''m optimistic that this weight will be lost after baby is born. . this is pretty typical for me the high weight gains. (Wish my body didn''t feel the need to add on the weight, though!) But I''m sticking to the pregnancy protein ''diet'' my medical professional has encouraged for me all pregnancy and that''s probably a lot of why my health has been so phenomenal all pregnancy, and I know I can lose protein weight pretty easily - I''ve done it before with William''s pregnancy.
Baby is nicely head down (not engaged or anything - I have a happy floater!) and even seems to stay anterior for the most part - which is wonderful! I just adore my chiropractor for helping me with that - I''m doing all I can this pregnancy to avoid another posterior labor and delivery. . those are really long and uncomfortable. . .
The boys still have their views on what their sibling is going to be. David really truly believes we''re having a girl, and William just keeps saying ''baby in mommy'', lol. I don''t think he cares at all on gender - I think he''s more looking forward to a sibling he can show the ropes to. *grin*
Can''t wait to share this new little one with ya''ll when the lilies bloom! :)
As for ''cravings'' this pregnancy - seems like the only notable craving is this desire for grapefruit. For at least 2 months now, grapefruit has been the ''go to'' snack for me. Man, they just taste SOOOOOOOOOOO good! So sweet, with a hint of sour and so incredibly juicy. YUM! Makes you want to go eat a grapefruit, too, eh? *grin*