Thursday, January 13, 2011

30 Weeks and Counting…

Yep, 30 weeks down, 10 more to go. Or 8-ish, if I am lucky.

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So, far things seem to be going well with the baby. I ended up not doing the amnio because the non-invasive tests we did looked very good. That and I am a chicken – I was afraid of the possible complications the amnio itself could bring. Hopefully everything is still honky-dory in there.

As far as we know the baby is still a boy and we are still calling him Chutney because we haven’t finalized the name, though Max is looking like a very strong candidate right now.

I was hoping for a smaller, calmer baby this time around but judging by his antics in utero, this baby is going to be just as intense as his sister. The doctor says he’s measuring larger than the average for this stage of the pregnancy. Second babies tend to be larger anyway and and so do boys compared to girls, so my wish may not come true, unless Chutney takes pity on his poor mom and decides to come a couple of weeks early. The chances of that happening are not very high but a girl can dream, right?

His sister did attempt so come out early (at 34 weeks) but the doctors managed to convince her to wait and she made her final appearance exactly on her due date. She weighed 8 lb 9 oz (or 3,9 kg) and it was no picnic to get her out. The thought of this baby being larger is making me very nervous but I guess the most important thing is that he’s healthy.

So, I am thinking healthy thoughts…


  1. You look beautiful, Daniela! Praying for a healthy baby and a smooth pregnancy/delivery for you!

  2. Congrats! You look great! I hear you about hoping he comes a bit early...

    P.S. I like the name Max. Very cute.

  3. Дани, изглеждаш прекрасно! Всичко ще бъде наред, ще си имате едно прелестно момченце! Аз съм пристрастна към името Макс - нали си имам един в къщи:))))Не се притеснявай за амниото - ако кръвния тест е дал малък, не е нужно да подлагаш себе си и бебето на подобно изпитание. Аз също не правих амнио при нито една от двете бременности. Мога да ти кажа, че момчетата са друга бира - и дъщеря ми беше палава в корема и е палава още, обаче малкия човек си е по мъжки по див. Подготвяй се психически отсега:)))))

  4. Congrats, you look amazing! I hope everything continues to go well. Wonderful that both you and he are healthy and happy.

  5. you look fabulous!! hope everything continues to go well.

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  7. Great pictures ---You look awesome! Sending you best wishes! What an exciting time for you all!

  8. You look amazing! Gorgeous! :) This is an exciting time!

  9. I agree that you look fabulous at 30 weeks. I can empathize with the big babies that like to get active in utero! My girls were like that too. I am saying a little prayer little Chutney (so cute) will come nice and smoothly for you in another 2 months! Or sooner, but not too soon.

  10. You DO look fabulous. Do you need a nursing cover? Pick one out and I will send one to you.
    Super excited for you. And, I LOVE the name Max. Just sayin'.

  11. Thank you so much, lovely ladies! It's wonderful to hear from all of you. You are incredibly sweet. You made me feel like a million bucks, when I am actually a million pounds and I so appreciate it!!!


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