Saturday, February 12, 2011
Michaela is now approximately 15 inches in length. At this point babies are measured from head-to-toe instead of crown-to-rump, so that is her full length. Her weight is in the two pound range. I am going to the perinatalogist on Monday for another scan. I am excited to see Michaela then, and to get some more specifics on her development.
I have been so uncomfortable this week. Whatever this lower back pain should be called, it really hurts. I can't find a comfortable position sitting on the couch or lying in bed. It stinks. I had a wonderful prenatal massage on Tuesday, and I just wish I could feel as good as I did then all the time. Reflux continues to be an issue for me as well. It often strikes when I'm up in the night for a potty break, and then it keeps me up for an hour or more. I've tried TUMS, Maalox, and Pepcid. Not sure which of them gives me the most relief.
Today my sister and I will attend an all day birthing class at the hospital. I hope I can make it though the whole thing, but I won't feel badly if I can't. It will all depend on how uncomfortable I am. It's not like they won't allow me to have my baby if I don't complete the class!
My sister and my sister-in-law are planning two different baby showers for me and Michaela - one for my side of the family and one for Michael's side. What fun! I can hardly wait.