"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

18 Weeks? Really?

I have been very neglectful this pregnancy. I guess that's what happens the more kids you have! When I was pregnant with Ethan I always knew exactly how many weeks and days along I was. I was sure to drink three glasses of milk a day, even though I loathe milk. I got plenty of rest, exercise, and I ate the right amount of calories. Now by baby number four I'm lucky if I remember to take my prenatal vitamin. My health seems to get put on the back burner, but I have to remind myself that it's not just MY health that's at stake here.

My goal was to take a picture every four weeks. I haven't taken one since I was six weeks along. Oops! I haven't been to the doctor in over six weeks because life hasn't slowed down enough for me to make it there. But today I went and I'm measuring a little big. The midwife assures me that as of today I am 17 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I tried to argue with her and say that I'm only 16 weeks, but she said I was very wrong according to my LMP dates and my three ultrasounds. Oops again!

I've also gained twenty pounds already. I'm a freak who gains at least a pound a week steadily from day one. I'm right on track for that! I heard the baby today and it's always music to my ears. We have our big ultrasound scheduled for May 20. I could go in before then, but I doubt I'll have any time. We're all hoping for another boy, but when it comes down to it...it doesn't matter.

BTW, the heart BPM was 140. Any guesses as to the gender???


Carli said...

I know it is supposed to be an old wives tale, but according to the BPM, I am going to say boy for you. My baby's heartbeat was 165 the first visit and 167 last month...hmmmm.

Audrey said...

I would question your midwife once again. I'm supposedly 17 wks 2 day and I'm due six days before you?! Did they change your due date? That would be nice to have it moved up, wouldn't it?!

Veronica said...

Audrey- apparently I've been wrong the whole time but was too dumb/bust to ever think about it. She showed me the chart and yup, turns out I am actually due a few days earlier. I don't want to be though. Cody's birthday is the 10th and I really want to have the baby AFTER his birthday. But now it looks like I'm due on or around his borthday. I'll just keep my legs extra tightly closed those last few days!

Ash said...

I can't believe your already that far along!! I'm no expert, but my girls' heart rates were lower than Ethan's. I thought for sure Addison was a boy...until her heart rate kept being so much lower (between 140-150). I also have to add that Addison was born the day before Trent's birthday. This year we celebrated the weekend before, but from here on out, they're birthday buddies. I thought it would be fun for them to go out to ice cream or something on Trent's birthday every year or something. We'll see, but Trent thinks it's pretty cool, which is fine by me. I didn't want his feelings to be hurt or something. Especially where I had no way of changing things. ;)

Joey and Nettifer said...

i think it is a boy! Izabels heartbeat was 140 and Madelyn's was 180 - so who knows. But I am sticking with the boy

Living My Dream said...

Holy cow you look cute! And your pregnancy is flying by for me! ;) I am happy that life it good and you are busy and that the days are flying by!

Julie said...

Veronica, I am glad you posted a little about you. I worry so much lately.

Glad all is well with you and baby. So, 12 days before finding out the sex of your baby!!! I still have 21 days to wait, lol. I am thinking girl for myself. Not sure for you. What names are you thinking about? Pretty sure if we have another son, he will be named Olivier. Dh would like to name our daughter Juliette but I am not sure. We still have a few months to talk about it, lol.

Blog more often, please. Even if it is just to say hi, all is well.


Bellie said...

I am also feeling boy so we shall see. Can't wait for your ultrasound it's coming up, so exciting!