Thursday, March 22, 2012

7 Months plus an ultrasound!

I'm officially 31 weeks pregnant aka 7 months!  I know the weeks/months can be confusing but I always use this site.  It seems the most logical to me.  Since Carson is due in about 2 months, I should be about 7 months along, right?  It makes sense to me!  This week, Carson is the size of a pineapple!  The Bump tells me that Carson weighs between 2.5-3.8lbs and is about 15.2-16.7" long.  Baby Center says that Carson weighs as much as 4 oranges and he is over 16" from head to heel!  I was lucky enough (aka I paid for an elective) to get a 3d ultrasound this past week!  Scroll down to see a couple pictures and Carson's estimated mesaurements!!

How far along? 31 weeks.  9 weeks left, I'm in the single digits!!
Total weight gain: I was up 17lbs at my 29w4d and my next appointment will be at 32w1d.  I'll let you guess how much I will have gained in a few short weeks! :)
Maternity clothes? Yep, nothing new here!  The weather has been HOT (80's in March in Ohio?!) and I'm loving it but I'm having to get creative with my shirts since I wasn't prepared for this warm of weather yet!  (scroll down for my newest bump pics!)
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: It's been pretty good but lately I've gotten WARM!  It could be from the 80 degree days we've been having and no A/C on in our house, but the ceiling fan usually takes care of my problem.
Best moment this week: We got our 3d ultrasound!  It was so fun and I actually get to go back on 3/26!  (Details below...)
Miss Anything? I miss being able to fold in half easily.  Sounds weird, but I painted my toenails last week and OMG it took forever! 
Movement: He's moving a lot but the ultrasound tech said he is definitely head down.  Actually, she told us "head WAY down", haha.  I see my stomach bouncing and contorting all the time, Nick things it's hilarious and I'm obsessed with watching Carson dance around!
Food cravings: I'm still on an Oreo kick and also loving fruit still...or anything fruit flavored.  I had strawberry yogurt for breakfast, mandarin oranges for lunch, and I'm dying ot have an orange now! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms:  I still have the back pain and it gets pretty bad sometimes.  Other than that, I'm feeling pretty lucky!
Belly Button in or out? I want to delete this question!  It's kind of out but it depends on how I'm sitting/standing.  Sometimes it looks more out than other times and there is definitely still an "innie" part.  Probably doens't make sense to any of you but I'm trying to convince myself I don't have a total outie!
Wedding rings on or off? Still on and fairly loose.  The hot weather has caused them to fit a bit more snug but they're still easy to get on and off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Loving life!
Looking forward to:  My first baby shower on Sunday!!  A few of my good friends are hosting and I can NOT wait!  Also excited for our NEXT 3d ultrasound next Monday and my 32 week appointment next Friday!

Here is my bump at 30w6d:

As I mentioned above, we had an elective 3d ultrasound done last week at 30w2d.  I had a coupon from when I went in for my early gender scan and since we knew we weren't getting any more through our doctor, we figured we might as well go!  Carson was measuring PERFECT at 30w3d (1 day ahead)!  His heart was beating steadily at 140bpm and the nurse said he was in a head-down position.  She said he was acutally "head WAY down" and to mention it to my doctor at my next appointment.  Because he was head way down, it was hard to get face pictures.  What made it even more challenging was that Carson was being stubborn and had his arm covering his face the whole time!  The tech had me turn on my side, get up and walk around the office, and drink something cold.  Nothing would get him to move his arm so I'm scheduled to go back on March 26th and hope he is ready for his close-up! :)  Carson is already about 3lbs5oz. and 17 inches long!  I couldn't believe it.  Now that I actually have measurements it seems so crazy!  I can't wait to see how much he has changed in a week and a half when I go back on Monday!  Here are some of the best pictures we got....
He covered his face the ENTIRE time! :)

Yawning (although my friends thought maybe he was crying, haha)


DecorandtheDog said...

Cute bump! Your pregnancy seems to be going so fast..I feel like you just announced it!

Kelli Brenamen said...

I L-O-V-E you scarf!! Can you tell me where you got that, by chance?

I love the picture where he is yawning/yelling/crying! LOL. Can't wait to see the new pics you get on 3/26!

Allie said...

You look amazing! I love the yawning "crying" pic!! I cannot wait to see the cute little man!! AHHHHH!