Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let the Third Trimester Begin!

Well, it's official! We've made it to the third trimester and according to Dr. Sweeney, Matthew looks "like a million bucks!" Not quite, but close. Ha ha. Seriously, he's doing super. He was not being very cooperative and was all scrunched up so the pictures are not fabulous this time. Well, the face pictures, that is. Making daddy uber-proud, Matthew decided to show the world that he is ALL boy and quite a...um...healthy boy at that. Matthew, mommy feels a little uncomfortable talking about your parts, but let's suffice it to say that Dr. Sweeney said what you lack in kidney, you CERTAINLY make up for in other places! He actually had a lot to say, but mommy will save those for your very private baby book because they were very funny little jokes about your private parts! He was impressed, though, I'll say that. I loved seeing you--you were 2 lbs., 6 oz. and that put you in the 38th percentile. I'm okay with you being a little less than average in size because it's not a huge distance from average and let's be real--your mommy is not a big gal. Based on your weight now and what you should gain in the next 12 weeks, you should weigh about 6-6.5 lbs when you are born. I am QUITE happy with that weight! Besides, your mommy was 4 lbs., 2 oz. and your daddy was 7 lbs., 3 oz., so that 6 lb-er weight is just a nice balance.

Grandma and I went and did a little shopping after and got some really cute little things at some great prices. I can't wait to see you in them!

Here are some pictures of you today...

This is your side profile. You were not very interested in showing your face, and you were sort of bunched up...you actually look like you are running out of room in there! No wonder my tummy feels tight!

Here's your little foot...

Here's a 3D side profile...you can make out your little elbow blocking your face and right before the tech snapped this picture, it was very easy to tell your nose is your daddy's. Grandma says you have the Reynolds nose!

This is the 2D shot of your boy-ness. Very obvious, huh?

And here's the 3D shot that Dr. Sweeney walked into and with which he was very impressed! Daddy probably too! Your foot is covering your little eyes; your elbow is still bunched to the side and blocking the side of your face while sitting on top of your knee. Your leg looks like a real little leg and leads right to...well, your turtle. Looks like daddy's thumb, if you ask me.


  1. Wow, that's some cramped quarters!!!

    And congrats on starting your third trimester!!!!!!!

  2. He looks great. I am so excited for you. You are in the home stretch!!

  3. Criminies that looks like a tight squeeze for the boy! I imagine you are tight as a drum. Post an updated picture of you, ok??? Love the pix of him!
    Word verification: fowly -- as in Lori is about to get in a fowly mood now that she is nearing the end!

  4. Staring at that last pic was like some sort of optical illusion. I was following your directions, because at first I thought his elbow was his face...I've got in now!

    You are in the home stretch!

  5. Matthew, you are going to be such a big boy! Your mom and dad can't wait to meet you! Keep on growing!