Tomorrow is my second growth ultrasound. I was worried before the first ultrasound because of the things the doctor said, but it looks to me like Ilse is completely on track and so I'm not worried before this second ultrasound.
At 28 weeks I was measuring a week ahead, and Ilse's size was a day ahead at 25 weeks. I'm guessing she'll be even more ahead this time since I actually gained three pounds. :-O What a shock.
Here are some pictures from the 3D ultrasound that we had on Saturday. Even the ultrasound tech was overcome with how giant Ilse's cheeks are.
The picture below is odd. You can see right through her eyelids.
Apparently, her nose and lips look just like mine, and her delicious cheeks come straight from a gene Kimberly has too. Ivy claims to have seen in these pictures (maybe in one I didn't post) an expression that I make. It's only two and a half months at the longest that we have to wait to get a look at her in person.
Birth Day prep is underway. I'm beginning the housecleaning, and this week or next I'll pack the boys' bags and stow them in the car. I'll also make our Herald List (if you want to get called when I go to the hospital, let me know, and also let me know your preference for possibly getting a call in the night), and I need to make the list of what I want to take with me to the hospital. I already have a few things on my list. They include my computer, phone, and a nice set of clothes. I don't want to come home looking like a bag, because then I'll feel even more like a bag than I probably already am going to.
I (Tim) needs to clean the car and we will put Ilse's seat in there, and I need to get ahead of the lady on Craigslist from whom I want to buy the pack n play. Her dad has cancer, and so I hesitate to bother her too much. At the end of April we're doing a test run for the boys' sake-- they will spend the night at Kim's and we'll see how secure they feel.
I'm planning on taking Ivy's advice and starting to rest every possibly minute starting week 32 so that I will be fresh as a daisy on Birth Day. We'll see how that goes. Somehow my resting never exactly works the way I plan.
Another exciting tidbit (at least to me): I felt my first Braxton Hicks contraction on Sunday at Awanas.
29 weeks and counting. If she goes to 40 weeks, we're only 11 weeks away from Birth Day. I don't think she or I will last that long. I'm thinking my blood pressure will skyrocket and we'll do an emergency something. Something's bound to happen. As I've been told, this pregnancy has been TOO easy. But you never know. Possibly the seven years we tried to get pregnant were the hard years, and maybe everything that's left will be easy. Lol..... I can dream, can't I? :)