Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ultrasound #4 and Update

Some of you might recall that at our last ultrasound, our little girl was not so little.... As a result, we were scheduled to see the specialist with another ultrasound today to see how big she was getting, and if she was still growing healthfully.

So, today we headed to the doctors. Instead of being her normal stubborn self when it came to the ultrasound, our little girl cooperated! Well, maybe because she doesn't have much room to run away or hide anymore, and maybe because she was asleep basically the whole ultrasound... Either way, we actually got some really neat pictures of her and got to see her cute face as she slept today!
As far as the size issue goes... Her legs were only like the 47th percentile this time, her head circumference was in the 80's I think, and her belly.... Oh the belly.... Well, her "little" abdomen registers in the 98th percentile now. Granted, they didn't tell us if she has a long torso or a wide one, but there it is all the same - 98. As a result, she has graduated! From the 88th percentile overall to the 89th. We don't make little babies in this family. They estimate her weight at 8 lbs - as of today.

But, the good news is that the specialist said she was proportionately big, and very very healthy! He thinks she'll only gain another pound and a half max since we only have 5 weeks left. She was practice breathing the whole time, and all of her fluid, umbilical cord measurements, etc. were all really good. So, we don't have to see the specialist anymore.

We didn't get to talk to the actual doctor today, but he must not be planning on inducing us really early like we thought might be the case if they thought the baby was unhealthy-big, because I have an appointment with him to talk about possible induction in mid-August. Until then, just regular check ups once a week unless our little girl decides to try to come early. Which at this point - ok by us. Healthy development, already 8 lbs, I think she'd be just fine...

Anyway, we are happy that everything is great! (minus my weight according to one nurse practitioner who doesn't want me to gain "a single pound" for the rest of the pregnancy... Does she realize my baby gained 4 pounds in as many weeks???) Enjoy the pictures!
This last picture - my favorite! This is one still shot from when we were watching the 3D ultrasound and she smiled! So precious! Steve thinks she has his nose - and she just might. I noticed the little cleft between her lips which even the specialist noted were full when he saw her profile, even before the 3D ultrasound. Either way, she looks so cute and we can't wait to see her!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad I found your blog! Nicolle, I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to your baby shower. I wish I could have been there. Hope it went well!