Monday, September 8, 2008

29 weeks and counting, counting, counting...

Moving right along... For those of you who count by months, 29 weeks equals 7 1/2 months. Yes, that's right, I'm 7 1/2 months along! Hard to believe isn't it? I know! By the way... I know these pic aren't the best, especially this first one, but I'm posting them anyway.

Even though I've done this before, it took me a while to "get" counting by weeks vs months down again. Pregnancy actually last (on average) for 40 weeks... if you count that by months, 40 weeks equals 10 months! Ack! I'm actually due November 24... I will hit the 9 month mark on October 25, which will put me at 36 weeks and will give me 4 or more weeks to go (and gain more weight... yea me!) for a healthy pregnancy!

Speaking of weight gain... I went to the Dr. last week and I've really packed it on since July. I'm now at a total of 18 pounds... now how did that happen? Oh I know... all those Sweet Tarts and mini-Snickers and rocky road ice cream... mmmm... I'm gonna have to stop that.

Anyway, the Dr. tested my glucose and iron levels and all is good. He also wants me to start counting...

Kick counting... I need to pick two times a day when I can sit still and count at least 10 kicks in an hour... some days I can count 10 kicks in 10 minutes!
Braxton Hicks counting... Since I mentioned that some days it seems I have a lot and some are pretty intense, he wants me to also count them. If I have more than 10 in one day that warrants a call to his office.
And then there's the counting of the weeks... or months.
I've never been that good with numbers... I'm really going to be confused now!

I'm scheduled to go back next week for another sonogram. Just to take a peek and see how baby "J" is doing.

Hope everyone is well.


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Jen said...

Love the updates! You look wonderful, as usual!