Fundal height: 25
Distance between the pubic bone and uterine fundus (top of the uterus). The fundal height is used to estimate uterine size and fetal age. This is a rough estimate of the size of the fetus and is used to screen for problems with fetal growth. This basic measurement is obtained at most prenatal visits. The fundal height (in centimeters) is taken with a tape measure from the top of the pubic bone to the top (fundus) of the uterus. The fundal height increases as the uterus enlarges. Between 18 and 30 weeks of gestation the fundal height in centimeters is roughly the same as the number of weeks of gestation.
Weight: Same as my boy’s heartbeat!
This means that in one month I’ve gained 10 pounds! I actually weighed 162.5 at home this morning…10 pounds more than the day I found out I was pregnant. So….I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks, lost and gained back 8 pounds by week 20, and by week 24 I’ve gained another 10 pounds! So of course I want to say I’ve gained 10 pounds in 24 weeks of pregnancy…but the fact of the matter is that I’ve gained 10 pounds in 4 weeks. Overall it’s not horrible, but I don’t want to keep up this trend!
Man, only 16 more weeks! 4 more months…that sounds a little more manageable. We haven’t done anything as far as buying anything for Max…I’m putting it off until we get in this house…which reminds me…I haven’t written about that lately.
Since it’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve written I’ll just take it from the top.
Monday before last I went to the North Point Mall in Alpharetta and met Becki and her friend Julie. I shopped for about an hour before they got there. We went to the food court for lunch right away. This was the first day of me being serious about not gaining too much weight. B said she gained 60 pounds with each pregnancy! I don’t want to do that… but I’m not gonna say it won’t happen. I had some grilled chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and a little bit of black eyed peas.
The kids rode the merry-go-round. We shopped a bit. Becki took a break to breastfeed while Julie and I watched the other two kids on the indoor playground. Then they went to Penney’s to look at kids clothes and I looked at purses, and bought one! I wasn’t sure if I loved it or hated it, but now I really like it.
As we were leaving Becki gave me more hand-me-downs…a baby backpack (frontpack, actually) being one of them; Tj’s been wanting one of those! She gave me a few other things…we’ve been so fortunate!
Tuesday I got my haircut and went to the movies…Wimbledon…ok, but not spectacular. Wednesday I saw Vanity Fair…ditto.
Friday morning was our house inspection and the carpet guy came by to measure. On the way to the house I ran over a squirrel! I’d just turned into the subdivision and saw him, I was going so slowly…he ran to the center of my lane so I missed him with my front tires but got him with the back! Yuck! Fortunately that didn’t seem to be bad luck for our inspection.
Tj and I walked around with the inspector a good bit, he seemed to do a thorough job. He’d brought his computer, printer and digital camera so at the end he printed us up a complete report and went over the whole thing with us. There were very few things wrong…a window was cracked, the wooden trim on the front is rotten and needs to be replaced, there was about 8′ of pb plumbing which the owners said wasn’t there, the vinyl siding soffit needs to be pushed back into the fascia in one place, and the vinyl needs a power wash. That’s it! We made an offer to the sellers that we’d take care of the plumbing and the power wash but they should have the window/soffit/trim fixed. They countered by having someone give them an estimate for all of those repairs, and said that at closing they’d give a check for a little more than the repair amount to the repairman of our choice. I really didn’t think they’d pay for the trim so I’m pretty excited!
Now all we have left is the VA inspector. One more condition of this last contract was that if the VA guy found any problems instead of the sellers being required to pay up to $500 (like the original contract said) they should only have to pay $300. We agreed to that.