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At 15 months:

your child is 22.25 pounds, and that is
at the 37th percentile for weight.

your child is 31.5 inches, and that is
at the 76th percentile for height.

your child has a head circumference of 18 inches, and that is
at the 41th percentile for head circumference.

aoinoue: (Nature - Rose)
At 9 months:

your child is 21 pounds, and that is
at the 80th percentile for weight.

your child is 30.5 inches, and that is
at greater than the 97th percentile for height.

your child has a head circumference of 17.25 inches, and that is
at the 39th percentile for head circumference.

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At 6 months:

your child is 18.13 pounds, and that is
at the 81th percentile for weight.

your child is 27 inches, and that is
at the 82th percentile for height.

your child has a head circumference of 17 inches, and that is
at the 64th percentile for head circumference.
aoinoue: (Parenting - Geekling)
This birth went very differently than Chester’s, in almost all positive ways. For those that don’t know, I switched doctors at 22 weeks to a practice that, in addition to many OBs had two midwives on staff. If you were determined to be low risk, you had the option of delivering at the Alternative Birth Center at the local hospital. The ABC does not use IVs during labor, they allow you to eat and drink at will, and they do not practice external fetal monitoring (they user periodic Doppler readings to check fetal heart rate). They also have birth tubs available in each room (although you’re not allowed to give birth or push in them) and queen-sized beds. The ABC does also have the benefit of being in the hospital, so if anything were to go wrong, they had access to all of the necessary equipment and personnel just down the hall.

This was my goal – a natural birth in a setting that would provide for it with staff that was used to dealing with natural births – and after many months of obstacles (gestational diabetes, baby being a bit larger for her gestational age (likely due to the discrepancy between doctor and mom’s due dates), and my alleged clotting disorders), I was able to have the birth I wanted at the ABC.

Further Details... )

We’ve been home for nearly a week now, and Chester is adjusting (I think anyway) to having a little sister. We’ve been lucky thus far though, there has always been at least one adult around to pay attention to him while the other pays attention to Shelby. I will be very sad when Anthogna returns to work next week. I also miss sleeping, but that’s part of having a newborn – at least now we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

All in all, I absolutely loved delivering at the ABC. It was exactly the kind of birth experience I wanted and I am very grateful that I was able to deliver there.
aoinoue: (Art - Rose Petals)
Shelby arrived at 11:14 am on Friday, November 20, 2009. She was 10 lbs, 4 oz and 21" long. Labor was only 6.5 hours, and drug free. :o)

Mom and baby are both doing great. Birth story to follow.

Shelby News

Oct. 9th, 2009 07:18 am
aoinoue: (Kurt Halsey - Yellow Bird)
So, just so everyone knows - I was hospitalized on Wednesday from pre-term labor contractions. They gave me some drugs and hydrated the hell out of me and so they went away and I was discharged last night.

Shelby is awesome (from our ultrasound she's going to have tons of hair too!), and growing well. She's about 5.5 lbs yet, and looks like she's not ready to come out yet (she's actually breech), my body was just getting a little over excited with the Braxton Hicks Contractions. My cervix wasn't even dilated or thinning at all.

So I'm at home now, and will be off today and Monday (as previously scheduled) and the doctors at the hospital just asked me to follow up at my regular doctor's appointment on Monday. Here's hoping they don't put me on bedrest, but we'll see.
aoinoue: (HMC - Mobile Home)
So we are now about 80% moved into the new house and are slowly unpacking and making our updates to the place. We have paint up on one wall in the living room (we're doing a wall a night while Chester sleeps) and it's already starting to feel like home.

But now that we're finally *in* the house, we are finally starting to discuss and plan for Shelby's imminent arrival. I actually had a mini-freak out this past weekend since I realize she's due in 6-8 weeks and we had NOTHING prepped for her. I had gone through all of Chester's old clothes and picked out what we would keep for her, but it turns out we only ended up keeping 2 0-3 month sleepers, which was not going to work. I did pick up a box of baby girl clothes off of craigslist for $40 and co-worker has offered me some more clothes, so that's useful. We also ordered the crib and changing tower which should arrive in the next week or so. Things are moving along, now we just need to get her bedding, a mobile, some sheets for the crib and a diaper pail. At least we have toys covered. :o)

So that's what we've been up to lately. I'll have to post pictures once we're all in and unpacked.
aoinoue: (Bleach - Anger Management)
So I recently switched OB-GYN providers to a practice that will be a little closer to where we (hopefully) will be living prior to Ni-Sprog being born. The practice also offers delivery at an Alternative Birthing Center, which is fabulous and I'm hoping to deliver there.

They only have one male OB, which coincidentally is the only one I've worked with so far, and he seems pretty nice and is working hard for me to be able to deliver at the ABC even given my alleged clotting disorders. However, yesterday, he was doing the fetal heart tones and after taking the reading himself for a few minutes he showed me the readout of the monitor and said "That's your baby, sweetheart" and looked vaguely disappointed when all I did was smile a little.

No shit, Sherlock. I'm quite aware that's my baby. I'm sorry my enthusiasm level for hearing her heartbeat was underwhelming for you, but this is not my first kid. She was just kicking me in the ribs not two minutes ago. I know she's fine.

And don't call me sweetheart. You are not my father.


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