At 30 weeks pregnant, the average babies weighs in at just about 3 lbs. At 31 weeks pregnant, the average baby weighs in at 3 1/2 pounds (3 lbs, 8 ounces) and at 32 weeks pregnant, the average baby weighs in at 4 lbs. By this point in pregnancy, the baby grows at about 1/2 a pound a week.
At today's ultrasound, I was 30 weeks and 4 days pregnant and little miss Samantha weighed in at 3 lbs 11 ounces!! Her head is measuring perfectly at 30 weeks and 5 days, but she has put on some serious weight! Her femur bone is measuring at 32w4d, so she is seriously long like her big sister! If she gained the average 1/2 pound a week, by the time November 14 rolls around she should weigh in at nearly 9 lbs!! Holy cow!
Today ended up being my last perinatologist appointment. They are so happy with Samantha's growth and my behaving cervix they have lifted the title of "high risk" from my pregnancy and deemed me as a text book pregnancy. While you cervix typically starts to shorten around 28 weeks, mine hasn't at all. They believe that I have less than a 2 % chance of having my water break early or going into preterm labor!
As soon as they put the wand over my belly today and I saw her face, I could seriously see how chubby she has gotten. Right then, I wanted to make an appointment for a fun 3-D/4-D place for pictures. We tried in the office today, but she is already head down and out of room. She still refuses to move her hands away from her face and when she finally does, the umbilical cord floats right in front of her lips! So, it's too late to even bother. But, with as big as she is and her already being head down, there is absolutely no need for a cesarean and I will be having a VBAC!
My appointment yesterday also went fantastic! Weight gain was great, we know I passed my 3 hour test, and I got my p17 shot. He also told me that if it wasn't for my history, I would be a perfect pregnancy.
As of right now, the general consensus is I will get to 40 weeks, maybe even a couple days over :) She will be born via VBAC (unless something unforeseeable goes wrong obviously) and she is absolutely 100% girl :P Only 66 days to go!
And we have a ton of pictures from our last and final ultrasound, here is a sneak peek of one of the 3-D's :)
Stay tuned for more pictures soon!