Thursday, January 9, 2014

36 Weeks!

Tuesday Ken and I went to our OB for our 36 week ultrasound and check up. This was the first time we've both seen the little guy since our 20 week ultrasound. For those of you who have been through IF treatment you know you get used to seeing that little grayscale image every couple of weeks in the beginning, so to go 16 weeks without a glimpse has been a little tough. I have to keep reminding myself that our mother's generation didn't even have ultrasounds (or the internet) to get them through pregnancy. I shudder at the thought!

Our boy is measuring at 6.5lbs and is right around the 50th percentile for size at this point in the pregnancy. He should gain about half a pound / week leading up to birth so we're looking at a 7.5 - 8.0 lb baby. Our ultrasound tech said he's going to be a tall one too. His head is WAY down there (something I know all too well with my frequent bathroom breaks) and his feet and bottom are all the way up under my rib cage. Future basketball player? Track star? Starting QB for the Denver Broncos? Yes, those have all entered my mind. :) 

His heartbeat was strong and everything looks healthy and good to go! Perhaps the most exciting part of the ultrasound was that we finally got to see his face. In every other ultrasound he has played coy, put his hands up, or stubbornly turned around so that the most expert sonographer could not capture a profile or face shot. 

See how handsome he is already?! (Mothers are entitled to be biased even this early, right?)

It looks like he's going to have some chubby, kissable cheeks. Perhaps the most adorable thing was seeing him move his lips and mouth during the ultrasound. The entire time he looked like he was desperately trying to find a pacifier. Sweetest thing ever. And yes, I cried, because that's what I do. I'm seriously going to be a wreck the first time I hold him in the delivery room.

This weekend Ken and I have a 2-day intensive and comprehensive birthing and lamaze class to hopefully get us ready for the wild ride we will be embarking on in the next few weeks. 

We are in the final countdown and I may be going a little nuts on the nesting front. Next on the to-do list? Prepping a slew of frozen meals to get us through the first few week's of Arlo's life. If you have a tried and true recipe from the "freezes beautifully" section of your favorite cookbook, please comment and share (Yes that was a Steel Magnolias reference)!


  1. Eeekkk! I can't believe it's almost time! And wow, 16 weeks, that is wayyyy too long to hold onto your sanity. Good for you for not camping out in there waiting room. So excited for you Lindsey! It's almost your turn!

  2. Look at those beautiful lips he has! He is almost here.. I can't wait to see pictures of him when he enters the world!

  3. I can't believe you're 36 weeks already! I can't wait to "meet" Arlo in just a few short weeks!

  4. Oh my goodness! You're getting crazy close! Hope you like your lamaze class! I think it's a great method. I always recommend people get the Lamaze Guide to Pregnancy over the atrocious What To Expect series. (-:

  5. Holy cow, here you are! I am so excited for you. I can't wait to hear about the next chapter of things and see Arlo's beautiful little face! Also, I nominated you for an award, because you are inspiring and truthful and have been an amazing support to me. I am grateful to you!