We’re 25 weeks along and Spot had her 2nd visit to the high-risk OB this week. I’m happy to report that Spot gained 5 ounces in the last 2 weeks, for an approximate 1lb and 3oz, moving her up from the 5th percentile to the 9th. We go back again in another 2 weeks for…

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First, the important stuff — I have super good news to report about all the bloodwork I had to have done last week.  It came back negative for the infectious diseases and genetic abnormalities they were testing for!  Right now that means we get to move on with the thought that Spot is just a…

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This week was our first visit to Perinatology (or the high-risk obstetrician).  It was a long appointment – almost 4 whole hours, most of which was spent on doing ultrasound scans of Spot.   Her anatomy all still looks good, but unfortunately, you can’t use an ultrasound to determine if she is small just because…

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We’re at 22 weeks and I’m finally starting to actually look like a pregnant person.  Of course, along with looking pregnant, my lower abdomen is sore as things start to stretch.  That has been a bit annoying, but considering the problems I hear about other people having, I really shouldn’t complain. What I can’t live…

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At 21 weeks, I’m more than halfway through my pregnancy. Last week was out anatomy scan. In case you missed our official announcement on the local radio, Spot Turner is officially Girl Spot. When you have connections, you get a live gender reveal on the radio. A video posted by Andrea Dillon Turner (@mouseinmypocket7) on…

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Funny story: at 20 weeks baby Turner is the size of a Swingline stapler.  If you’ve seen the 1999 movie Office Space, then you know the one I’m talking about.  If not, reference photos below. And, yes, I am a huge nerd. I have my very own red Swingline stapler at the office. And, I…

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I’m officially at Week 19 of my pregnancy.  That means that little Spot is almost 6-inches long (the length of a US dollar), and at 8.5 ounces is a little over half a pound.  I think I’ve even gained about a pound myself.  I’m pretending that it isn’t from all of the popcorn I’ve been…

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I’m at 18 weeks!  That’s officially halfway to “full-term.”  Even though real full-term is 40 weeks, it’s safe to deliver anytime after 36, so they consider that full-term.  I’ve got 2 more weeks until the anatomy scan when we find out what kind of genitals this kid has, not that it particularly matters since I…

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Hi, everybody!  Spot is currently is week #17 of his or her existence.   According to the internet, that makes Spot roughly the size of a pomegranate.  Personally, I’ve never understood the reason that babies in utero are compared to food.  Perhaps sizes of food items are more regular somewhere else in the world, but around…

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