Friday, March 30, 2012

One big baby!

So, I'm now 35W & 4 days along...  that means there's right around 4 weeks left of this journey...I can't believe we're getting so close to meeting little Avalyn!  It's crazy to know that something I've wanted for my entire life will be here in a month.  It's going to be the best day of our lives...

I went for an ultrasound yesterday, per Dr. C's request.  With my feet swelling & my blood pressure being weird, she wanted to have one done for added reassurance.  Well, Miss Ava is growing to be a big girl!  She currently weighs in at 6lbs, 12 oz.  I'm figuring with the 4 weeks that are remaining and the 1/2-1lb per week she'll gain, we could potentially have a 10 pounder on our hands!  Lets all hope that this doesn't happen.  I was 8lbs when I was born & J was 7lbs, but he was also a month early.  He could have easily been 10lbs if he'd gone full term. We'll  see what happens, I guess!  It doesn't appear that I'll need to go on bedrest.  Although my feet swelling was causing some concern, I'm doing really well...  I just have fat feet. :)  Hopefully they'll shrink after I deliver (along with a few other body parts).

Here's a picture of Ava's face...I'm pretty sure she has my nose and cheeks :o)

Too bad her eyes aren't visible!  It kind of looks like she has a blanket over them....

J and I are going out on an actual date tonight....  After looking at the calendar for the next few weeks, we realized that we have commitments EVERY weekend until Ava's EDD.  We HAVE to take some time out for ourselves now, because who knows when the next time will be!  It'll be nice to have a yummy meal (steak!) that we don't have to clean up afterwards. 

Tomorrow, I'm treating myself to one last pedicure and I'm spending some time with my mom.  It'll be a nice, peaceful day & I don't have to be on a schedule...can't wait!  Hopefully I can even sleep in.  I don't tend to sleep very late on the weekends, but I'm going to try to force myself to relax until around 9am.  I owe it to myself to savor this time now, while I still can!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a great weekend!  I hope you all are too :) 

Until next time!  :)


  1. Soooo exciting!!!!!

    Enjoy your date!

    Oh man... were you reading my blog when i was pregnant?? I have the BIGGEST FEET!!! I had pre-eclampsia turns out, but they started swelling huge as early as like 23 weeks. Fun.:(

  2. Hi Amy. I've been checking in from time to time to read your blog since you are no longer on FF. I am so exited for you as you quickly approach your DD. The u/s pic of Ava is beautiful. May you have a uneventful delivery. Also, not sure if you are aware but the group is also on Facebook. Let me know if you want the password. - Bethany

    1. Hey Bethany! I'd love to join y'all again :) Send the password to my email address...

    2. Great! Heather is the FB guru so she is going to contact you to let you know what you need to do to access the group. Looking forward to catching up.