My Doctor got called in on a c-section, so I only met with the nurse for about 10 minutes. She measured the baby - apparently my uterus sits about 2 inches above my belly button now - which shocks me since I never feel the baby up that high. And then we listened to the heartbeat with a doppler ( it was in the 140's - BOY). We have our own doppler at home, which is a lot of fun, and nice to have when I want to be paranoid and double check to make sure the baby is still alive!!!
I havent gained any weight in the last 4 weeks - which is a miracle. I put on more than
enough the month before so it lasted through this month as well. She said everything looked good, and to come back in 3 weeks right at the 30 WEEK MARK. This used to seem like such a far away goal. To grow a human for 30 weeks...is tough. And it means you have less than 10 weeks left (hopefully!) I cant believe we are on our last trimester. I FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING!
Alas, there are some truths about being this far along that are terrifying. I can no longer shave accurately, or paint my toenails. And forget bending over. I feel tired all day long, and alas, the hormones are RAGING! I measure my 'good weeks' in terms of how many times I have an irrational breakdown. Last week..not so good. I had 3 random crying spells. This week, Ive only had one (but its only wednesday, so we'll see how it turns out!) Its really sad that I have no control over what throws me off. It can be nothing and everything all at the same
time. Mostly, its over feeling so unattractive and disgusting, coupled with hideous heartburn and migraines. Poor Gabe. He just puts me in the bathtub and turns on the dvd player. I cant count how many times hes stayed up long into the wee hours reassuring me that it will all be over soon....
Im bracing myself for the home stretch. Its been a hideous experience so far, and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the weeks ahead. Thankfully, Ive discovered Wendys junior hamburgers for 88 cents. They will see me through I just know it.
Here are some pics of 27 week old babies. So nice to know they can LIVE this early.