Here is a little doctor update for all of you out there who might be curious.
I went to the perinatalogist on Thursday and had a detailed ultrasound of my babies. They are doing great and everything is looking perfectly boring: just the way the doctor likes it.
Hey, I am all about boring when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Four weeks ago they both weighed in at 10 oz. a piece. When they take the measurements the computer is able to calculate how much a baby weighs in-utero. Cool, huh?
So, now the weight was calculated and the boy weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. and the girl is 1 lb. 5 oz. Yes, in four weeks the boy gained an entire pound and the girl was close behind at 11 oz.
This leads me into my appointment today with Dr. Sauter, my OB. It is so fun to see him because I get to stand on the fun scale and see how much poundage I have packed on. Last month, I weighed 175 lbs. Now for the drum roll people....
Oh my heck. I can't believe I am that high already. For crying out loud, I am only 24 weeks along. It is interesting because all of my maternity clothes are fitting me the same in the legs and the arms. Grant it, I am a bit bustier and my abdomen has made a huge leap forward, but sheesh! I talked to the doc about this rapid weight gain of mine, and he wasn't concerned as long as I can still fit through the door. I believe that is a direct quote from him.
Hence, this evening when I carried my cute, but slightly irate and irrational (i.e. belligerently squirmy) toddler to bed, it dawned on me that I have to lug an extra 60 lbs up the stairs. Whoa! That is quite a lot, don't you think?
Now is the time when my body is going to be transitioning to the next phase of pregnancy. Imagine, I have been walking up a moderate incline for the last 22 weeks, with modest daily weight gain. But now I will be heading into the hills, as in the Himalayan hills, straight for the top of K2.
People, I am going to get huge. And since I am determined to make it to October before they are born, I would expect the final weigh-in could top me out at over 215 lbs. For reference, I weighed 205 lbs. the day before I gave birth to Raef and Zach.
What do you think? Based on the facts I have laid before you, what do you think I will weigh before I give birth?
One thing is for darn sure, in approximately 10 minutes (sometime in October, of course) I will definitely lose about 40 of those pounds. It is in the bag baby.