Mommy was supposed to go on maternity leave on Friday, January 14 but after our appointment with Dr. Bochner on Tuesday, mommy started her leave on Tuesday, January 11 instead. According to Dr. Bochner, our #2 is on the skinny side (all things being normal) so he suggested that I take more time to rest and lie down. I need to increase my calorie in-take and decrease my activity to preserve the calories for the baby. #2's head, arms and legs size are in the 50th percentile range which Dr. Bochner said was average but her belly was only in the 20th percentile which was worrisome. December was a busy month for us and I should have taken easier..... I'm sorry baby girl, mommy should have been more careful! Now I'm drinking Ensure everyday with Power Bars as snacks to fatten myself up a little more. I've been sleeping as much as possible and lying down whenever I can.
Avery has been loving the time with mommy at home. She's been such a good girl, leaving mommy to lie in bed or watching Blues Clues with mommy so mommy doesn't have to get out of bed. It's been nice to have our nanny with me every to help out as well. I've been feeling so guilty about not paying more attention to #2... I haven't taken pictures of my belly as much as I did with Avery, I haven't been singing to #2 in the car as I did for Avery and haven't been eating as much or resting as much... I think God has given me a wake-up call and this time to force me to reflect and spend more time with #2. Trust me, we're spending A LOT of time together now.... I'm actually bored to tears!!! And so tired of eating!
I have another appointment with Dr. Bochner on Tuesday. We'll see him weekly to see my progress and see if the baby has fattened up at all in the last week. In another week, if the baby is still skinny, we'll have a c-section that week and get her out of my tummy so we can fatten her up with milk... I hope I can have her on my scheduled date of February 4..... Please pray for us!