Tuesday, August 3, 2010
26week belly update-Cat's vs Dogs
Just wanted to update everyone on the latest ultrasound/appointment from last Thursday. The boys are growing steadily, baby A and B weigh 2lbs and are in the 60% percentile, so they are actually a little on the big side for their age. Baby C weighs 1 lbs 11oz and is in the 47% percentile, so he's right where he should be. To quote the radiologist, add on a Finnish accent, "these are not small babies, these are good size babies, they are not small."
So here is the story on my cervix, about a month ago (21 weeks) it was measuring a healthy 4.1cm and hadn't changed since the last time they measured it. Two weeks later at 23weeks it measured 3.5cm and 3.1cm, they said my cervix was being "dynamic." I don't quite know what they meant by that but they did mention there were some light contractions happening (I didn't feel a thing though). As long as your cervix measures 2.5cm or higher the doctors don't worry but since it had shortened I was told to cut back my activity. Fast forward another two weeks at 25weeks it was measuring back at 4cm! Supposedly the cervix is unidirectional so once it shortens there is no way to gain length back; therefore, it never really did shorten. So I'm still not technically on bed rest yet, great news there!
I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed something funny about baby clothes. Little girls clothes can have cats on them but not dogs. Little boys clothes can have dogs but not cats. Everyone knows Phil and I are animal lovers but primarily we are cat lovers (picture above depicts Phil doing the "double snuggle," this is a very rare occurrence yet most satisfying). What's the deal, can't anyone make a little boys outfit with a couple cats on them? I'm working on some iron-on's but we'll see how they turn out.
Posted by Janet Pittsenbarger