Yesterday was my 32 week check up and I was lucky to have 3 compadres accompany me that rarely get to attend my appointments. 2 due to choice, 1 due to work schedule. I had a ultrasound yesterday to get a gage on the size of Ms. Tookie and boy have things changed since the last time I saw her! She barely has room to move around in there and it was extremely hard to even see her, especially her face. So, I don’t have any pics of her to share. We were able to see her put her legs over her head, one of her feet jab into my abdomen (which explains a lot!) her hands all over her face and what appeared to be a rather chubby little cheek! We heard her heart beat and the tech took lots of measurements. She appears to be perfectly healthy still and growing at a normal rate. Oh and she is still a she :)
We know that you can never be 100% sure about weights and measurements and the health of babies inside the womb until they are born; even with the technology of the ultrasounds of the 21st century. But it appears that she weighs 4 lbs and 3 oz and she is right on target with my due date of the 29th of June. Yesterday I was actually 31 weeks and 6 days which is the day that the twins born and Audrey weighed 4 lbs, 4oz the day she was born. I thought that was pretty cool because we can imagine exactly how big Tookie is and what she “looks like”! She is right around the 50th percentile so the doctor thinks she will be around 7 to 7 1/2 lbs when born.
I am now officially scheduled with the surgery department of the hospital to have my c-section on June 22 at 12:30 p.m. I have 50 days left until then. 2 more 2 week appointments, then I will start going every week. Yay!!!! The days are winding down but sometimes it feels like it will never get here. Especially when I have the horrible bouts of heartburn that have been plaguing me lately or Little Miss sticks her foot in my ribs and leaves it there for hours, or I have to continue to just watch James and Audrey on the playground because this old beached whale really is a old beached whale now!!
I have to say that since I have made it past the day that I went into labor with the twins and Tookie is still in there, I feel so relieved. I’m not so nervous any more and I just feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It’s a wonderful feeling and I thank God for it!!