Fern, I hope you took it easy! We really do need to learn how to say "no" to things at this stage of pregnancy and life! I know it's not easy.
So we have a DVD and a handful of pics of our baby.
None of the pictures are that great. Sleepy baby did NOT want to be cooperative and kept his/her hands over his/her face the entire time.
Just praying s/he moves those hands before labor!! (I've had the whole nuchal hand thing once and that was enough!
Everything looks great, as I was sure it would. Estimated weight 3.5lbs, which is on target for my 7-7.5lb babies. Though my MW said to be sure to be very careful about carbs and sugars nonetheless.
Fluid is good, baby parts are all where they should be, we got the clearest views of an umbilical cord I've ever seen (wondering if that means it's longer than the other ones were... especially because it's also around the neck once), and baby has HAIR! She commented a couple of times about all the hair, but I've always had bald babies so I'm still skeptical.
I saw it, I'm just not sure it'll turn out to be THAT much. I got a few glimpses that remind me of my DS2 in face shape, and some that remind me of me as a baby (which makes sense - DS2 is my spitting image for various stages of my life). And... gender is still a surprise.
At one point she pointed out that the thing we were seeing was JUST the umbilical cord (which I'd already surmised). I told her I figured it wasn't boy parts as it was way too big, and I've seen my share of baby boy parts.
She assured me she wouldn't let me see that part, and didn't.
Though there's one shot of the femur where I tried to see if I could see anything.
I'm pretty sure she cut off the picture before there was anything to see, though! I did catch one glimpse in the video of baby's knees which were glued tight together. I'm pretty sure we'd have gotten NOTHING to look at even if we tried... Kind of like when she asked if I wanted maybe just ONE 3D pic and I caved... only to discover that baby would NOT be moving her/his hands for *anything!* Oh, well, that I can live with.
My mom and stepdad came over to watch the DVD and my mom said I definitely look a lot bigger. I take that as a good thing, really! Being a "fluffy" mama to begin with, it takes AGES for anyone to dare to guess I'm actually pg.
I'm hoping that, maybe, in these next two months it'll be OBVIOUS. Maybe. I seriously had people shocked at 36-38 weeks last time.
And, yes, on the crazy hungry = growth spurt! I told my MW about the night I ate a full can of tuna worth of tuna salad (with apples and plantain chips in it
)... over 3g of EFAs, over 40g of protein, a ton of fiber... and woke up SICK I was so hungry! She said I must've eaten that just at the right time 'cause baby was clearly growing! And s/he's definitely getting bigger.
My 6yo is so eager for this little one to get here.
He keeps saying he wishes it were time already. Me too!! I remind him baby is still too small, but he really means, as I do, that he wishes we were already at the RIGHT time.
I really need to get busy so these next few weeks will disappear. My 8yo suggested when I was scheduling our next MW appointment that the next one would be the last one... I so wish!