since we passed the 20 week hurdle and the big anatomy scan, i think i've been doing a great job at keeping any nerves about this pregnancy and what can go wrong at bay. i find though, that so much of the worry comes from stupid off the cuff things the different wankers in the "baby" business say to us vulnerable pregnant woman.
2 weeks ago, we had an ultrasound at 29 weeks and just as i was leaving, i asked the tech what the baby's weight was and she told me 3lbs 1oz. right after that, she threw in that the baby's head was measuring on the big side. thankfully, i was going to see dr. love the next day and when i asked him about it he immediately quashed my worries about having a bobble headed baby and told me the baby was measuring in the 63rd percentile and not to worry at all.
i had an ultrasound this morning at 31 weeks. this woman was like a vault. getting information out of her was not easy. she didn't even try to get any good pictures. i asked at the end of the ultrasound if everything looked ok and she just gave me a stern "yes". and then, as i'm gathering my things, i asked her the baby's weight and she looked at me and said "your baby is definitely not small! it already weighs 4lbs!" so i ask her if that is normal or if the size of the baby is something i should be worrying about and then she gets all tight lipped on me again. "oh, i can discuss that with you, you'll have to wait and discuss that with your dr. i'm not allowed to tell you anything, blah blah blah". then why the fuck did you tell me that i'm growing a monster baby in the first place slut??
i came into work and immediately dr googled the shit out of how big my baby should be now and there's a range from 3lbs to 4lbs littered throughout the various websites so i'm not worrying about it. my next appt with dr. love is next thursday and between now and then, i'm going to enjoy every kick, roll and poke i get from monster baby just like i did before this morning. but seriously, why say anything at all if she wasn't planning on calming me down afterwards?! doesn't she realize this is my fucking baby we're talking about?! sheesh!
otherwise, everything is good. no real complaints from this cat. back pain and heartburn seem to be an hourly aggravation, but otherwise, i'm doing great. i took some bare belly pictures last week - maybe i'll take some more tonight and post them for your viewing pleasure. i know you're all sitting on the edge of your seats just waiting to see my belly, right?