and she has a face! (a very tired, pale, puffy, and sooo sickly one.) so why am I posting this unflattering shot?! I am pretty ill at the moment. I have a terrible sore throat and a hideous, relentless cough. I wake up at night in fits of coughing and I cannot catch my breath. I told b I think it's time I stop smoking (... joke.) this then brings on serious round ligament pain. ohhhhh. it's awful. "would you kindly remove this dagger from my abdomen? pretty please?!"
little one had his/her fetal echo on friday. my ob explained that IVF babies are more prone to heart defects. yet ANOTHER thing to worry about! the u/s was pretty great though! we saw little one all wiggly active -- post peanut butter on whole wheat. at one point we saw him/her actually sucking on his/her toes. super cute. and then the hiccups. adorable. it was surreal to see the movements on the screen AND feel them at the same time. then the cooperation stopped. "flip over little one, please move! we need more shots." the tech had great difficulty finding specific details of the heart so I had to repeatedly bring my feet up on the examination table and slam my ass up and down a half dozen times. now that was scary. did you all feel the tremors around 3 pm? yep. that was me.
so tubby here is passing down the weight gain baton to little one. he or she is a plump 1 lb 1 oz! wow! at this point he/she should be 12-13 oz. uh oh. I have no plans on delivery some sort of 10 lb baby. NOT going to happen. 7 lbs or 10 lbs, little one has a beautiful heart. his cardio thoracic surgeon father could not be any prouder.