26 weeks

Yesterday we went for our 26 week appointment and scan.

#theSQL was an active little thing as usual and didnt stop jumping and moving the whole time.  Its so odd being able to feel the movement and see the same on the monitor 🙂

My OB doesnt believe we will make it full term, mainly because the little dear is supposed to be 760g (average for 26w) and is actually measuring 1042g…

She is HUGE!

Dr D thinks we should be welcoming our princess sometime between Christmas and New Years, about 2 weeks before her due date.  I wouldnt be surprised if she came earlier than that but Dr D says there is only a 20 % chance she will come 4 weeks early like Aaron did.

The other ‘odd’ thing about theSQL is that she is lying across my belly with her head on the left, her feet on the right and her back across my bladder.  Apparently there is tons of space up above her but she hasnt turned yet.  She is all cramped and squished but she seems to like that.  Dr D is convinced she will discover that she can lie head up feet down (or vice versa) and have more space in the next little while.  She warned me that once she does turn Im going to be sore… Like super crampy, muscles and ligaments and uterus sore.  At least for a few days.  This is because she has stretched all those things horizontally but not vertically yet…

Not sure Im looking forward to that but I really would like her to be more comfy and stretched out, at least for the next few weeks until she grows so big it wont matter which way she lies 😉

I am constantly watching her move.  My belly looks like a wobbly jelly most of the time.  Even Paul gets to see and even feel her moving a lot of the time, which didnt really happen with Aaron as much.  Im hoping I can still feel how active she is after she turns…

Paul converted the video of the scan, its a bit long but you get some really great shots of her face and spine and legs and feet.  Im loving this new scan machine Dr D has, its sooooo clear, almost like a 3D scan (which we are going for on Sat 9th!)

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4 responses to “26 weeks

  1. I love the new ultrasound machines! Its so much more advanced than when I had Damien!
    So your baby girl and I might share a birthday then, eh? 😛
    I’m super impressed that your OB warned you about what might happen if baby changes position.

  2. Your Dr sounds really nice, I think you are in good hands there.

  3. Pingback: I think she has turned! « A Bit of This a Bit of That

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