Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Friday, August 5, 2011

29.5 weeks!

It is hard to believe that Sunday will mark 30 weeks in this pregnancy! I feel like I get more and more excited every day to meet this sweet little girl. I also have moments of nervousness (aka sheer panic) when I think about having not one but TWO babies to take care of! Especially when for some reason Anna Kate has decided to start sleeping like a newborn the past few nights...but I know that I am not the first mother in the world to make the transition from one to two children, and I certainly will not be the last. And while there might be some difficult moments ahead, we feel so blessed to have two precious daughters to love and to care for and to raise to know and love Jesus.

So, back to this pregnancy...I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and everything looks great! Baby was hiccuping and moving around like crazy on the ultrasound which was pretty fun to watch. She also kicked our doctor's hand a couple of times! The most noteworthy finding was that she is probably going to be a big baby (surprise surprise)...according to the ultrasound estimation, she currently weighs 3.8 lbs. Which is a whole pound heavier than most babies at 29.5 weeks. So by the measurements, it looks like we better be prepared for a baby around the first week of October instead of October 16th! Hard to believe that is just 8 weeks away!!!

And I have one little anecdote to share with you before I close out this post...

I got Anna Kate a "big sister" book at the library yesterday...unfortunately, when we look at the pictures of a mommy, a daddy, a big sister and a baby, and I ask her which one is Anna Kate, she points to the baby...we may have a rough ride ahead of us! Haha...Luke read her the book a few times last night though and I think she might be starting to understand!

Sorry there's no picture today...maybe I'll upload one in the next couple days!

1 comment:

  1. So fun to have two girlies!! Excited for you, friend! In the meantime, don't put too much stock in those ultrasound estimates. Everyone we know who's had them has found that they were WAY off. One friend's doctor tried to bully her into inducing early, citing measurements that indicated the baby was already 10 lbs. My small-framed friend insisted on letting her baby decide when she came... and she came on her own, just fine at 8 lbs 10 oz. So... yeah... they aren't very accurate, especially as the baby gets older. Usually a lb off in either direction. I love chubby babies anyway, don't you? =D