It's a boy. It's a BIG boy.
The excitement of knowing the gender is very much dampened by the size of the kid... 15oz. It's nearly a 1lb already! That's the 94th percentile (apparently). Basically, it measures almost 2 weeks ahead. This kid has always measured ahead (I blame the early implantation) but all of a sudden I'm worried we're a little too far ahead. Um, yeah, now I'm really worried that I might already have some GD going on. I checked my blood sugar after lunch, it was ok, but not stellar like it had been.
I had dreams of a nice natural childbirth and I feel like that flew out the window this morning. If I have GD they will likely induce my around my due date if I haven't already delivered. And we've all heard induction horror stories, I hope I'm not one. And the thought of pushing out a giant baby is pretty scary too. Lots to think about all of a sudden.
And we all know that ultrasound techs can be terrible to get information from, but my tech just kept saying that everything was great and looked good. But if something wasn't right, I don't think she'd say anything. Did you know that they check the upper lip to make sure it's not cleft? They do! We're good there. And 4-chambered heart, 2 kidneys, bladder, normal looking brain, 3 vessel cord, and everything else she checked. I was actually a bit surprised at how thorough it was. We really enjoyed getting to see everything up on the monitor, but we didn't get any stellar u/s pics, so I probably won't post much. I have an follow up with my doctor at the end of next week to review it with her. So even though the baby was big, it looks like everything is normal, and that's good to know.
Me and DH have a name we like. It is a family name and we really want to use it, but DH quickly pointed out to me BIL and SIL's kid's middle name is what we want to use as our first name. Part of me says, "Well, that's their problem." If they like that name so much, should have used it as the first name. But I don't want it to be an issue and something tells me it will be. They are like that. I would feel a bit incensed if they said ANYTHING about it, as DH was much closer to the person that name comes from than BIL was, MUCH closer. And everyone in the family knows it. And this name is just so perfect, I can't think of other names, because, I just don't feel that passionate about any other boy names. Argggh.