we had our 27 week appointment with the doctor today. he said everything is looking groovy!
i have only gained 18 pounds, and figure i am right on track to hit that 25-35 pound window. no, i'm not embarrassed to admit how much weight i have gained on here. i mean, come on, it's all coming out in a couple of months anyways. i really enjoy being pregnant and am not bothered by the weight gain at all. it is only a number and this little girl is so worth the weight and the wait.
baby petree's heartbeat was at 150 today and the doc says that is perfect! my fundal height...wait, you don't know what that is? yeah, i didn't either. well, let's take a minute to get all medical here. according to mayoclinic.com fundal height is:
"generally defined as the distance from the top of the uterus to the pubic bone measured in centimeters. After the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, your fundal height measurement often matches the number of weeks you've been pregnant. For example, if you're 27 weeks pregnant, your health care provider would expect your fundal height to be about 27 centimeters. It isn't unusual, however, to measure somewhat smaller or larger than expected."
so, back to me and baby petree...i measured at half a mark under 27. which then led to a hilarious conversation with the doctor about height. he said it is normal to measure under when i am so tall....um, i'm only 5'2".
in other baby related news - i am in the home stretch! we are in the third trimester, people! i am 10 weeks from full term! which, depending on the minute, either sounds like an eternity or like it's gonna be here tomorrow. we signed up for our labor and delivery class too! what are some other good classes you would suggest taking, moms?