We all think, felt that we are having a boy. Hence, we always call him Tyler. Imaginie our surprise when we found out that we are having a girl! It's Amber Cassidy, not Tyler Courtney!
My baby must have been protesting inside my belly that she is a girl... Hence, the strong kicks that I have been getting.
It was quite funny because the ultrasound showed her in a crouching position, like she's doing push-ups. She was quite a show off, throwing punches and kicks while we all watched in amazement.
Chocoboy seem more excited now that he knows he is getting a baby sister. He must have been slightly jealous.
Truth be told, we are just happy that she is developing the way she is expected to. Does not matter that she is not a "Tyler". She is after all "ours".
By the way, based on the ultrasound, Amber is due to come out around September 10 to 15 not September 20 to 27. So, I'll be having my maternity leave earlier than I thought.
I also need to eat up on proteins, citrus fruits and oatmeal. Then stay away from sweets and anything carbohydrates.
Your baby now weighs about 4.2 pounds/ 2 kilograms and measures approximately 17 inches/ 44 centimeters from head to toe. Your baby should already be getting ready for birth by turning upside-down - his head should be pointing down.
Your doctor will be paying careful attention to your baby's position in the coming weeks - some babies do decide to turn back round again.
Your baby's skull is still quite pliable and not completely joined, so he can ease out of the relatively narrow birth canal. But the bones in the rest of his body are hardening. Your baby's skin is also gradually becoming less red and wrinkled.
If you're a first-time mother, your child's head may move into the pelvis this week and press firmly against your cervix. (This happens for about half of all first-time mothers.) If you're a second-time mom, you can expect this to happen a week before labor - and for some this won't happen until the start of labor. Hoping to manage your labor naturally? Here's all you need to know about natural pain relief.
You may notice that your feet and ankles are quite swollen by the end of the day. Water retention, also known as edema, is often worse in warm weather and late in the day. Surprisingly, keeping hydrated helps reduce water retention. Your body - particularly your kidneys - and your baby need plenty of fluids, so drink up. If you suddenly feel swollen or puffy in your hands or face, however, call your doctor - it may be a sign of pre-eclampsia.