And another about the way babies are measured: Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
I had my appointment last week with my midwife and I was measuring right on track and my iron has gone back up to 12.7!! I am so excited that I got it up almost 3 whole points which is just about where it was pre-pregnancy. We expect over the next 2-4 weeks that it will drop back down again as my body increases the blood supply for the duration of the pregnancy - all perfectly normal and to be expected.
MOPS is an international organization that is designed to help encourage, equip and develop women to be the best moms they can be. I am the coordinator of our local group but I have been attending for about 5 years and I lovingly call it my 'sanity saver'. :) We meet 2x/month during the school year and it is 2 hours of hanging out with other moms while we enjoy a breakfast, a speaker, a craft & discussion time. We are all in the same season of life - all of us have children kindergarten age or younger. Yesterday I got to announce my pregnancy! Well, most of the women knew I would probably be pregnant when we came back in the fall but I did get to clarify that this was *our* baby to a couple people that hadn't heard yet.
Sometimes I am still blown away that we are having another baby - my oldest son is in 6th grade, my youngest son just started kindergarten this week and my little girl turns 3 in just a couple weeks. My kids all seem to be spaced just perfectly for our family and I know 3+ years isn't a long spacing by any means.... just still surprises me. Now when I think about it though, I smile. I am done crying. *smile*