Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Uh Oh

I get an email each week telling me fun facts about my pregnancy.

Here is what today's email had to say:

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam.The baby is now about 4 inches long and weighs about as much as an apple.

That all sounds wonderful, right?

A few paragraphs below I see a section called Your Body. The topic this week? Weight gain.


Here is what Italicthey had to say: "You've probably gained about 5 pounds by now (a little more or less is fine, too)."

Uhhhhh.....how about 15 pounds more?!?! At 15 weeks in, I am already up 20 lbs friends! UH OH!

I am getting visions of a 10 pound baby.


The Gimlins said...

Given that Grace was over 9lbs herself, an even bigger baby this time is probably not much of a stretch. (no pun intended) But I always found those monthly weight gain estimates to be a bunch of brewhockee. I exceeded them every month. I think you look great!

Claudia Olsen said...

Looking great there mommy! I think Grace likes it too!

T.C.+ M. said...

You look gorgeous!
Not to mention that chunky babies are cuter :) But mine was part of the nine pounder club too so I'm partial...

Home Sweet Home Place said...

Thanks guys!

Jody - I can't believe an even bigger baby is likely in my cards! (gulp)

Claudia - Grace LOVES my tummy!

TC+M - I heart chunky 9 lb babies!! They are the best!