Monday, December 15, 2003

Growth Spurts

Very interesting appointment today. So let's get down to it. Here is where Babycenter says baby should be at this point:

This week your baby weighs about 4 1/4 pounds and measures 17 inches long. By now, she's probably head-down in your uterus — most babies are at this point — although she may continue to change positions. Her skull bones are still pliable and aren't completely joined, to ease her exit through the birth canal.

That's not exactly where our baby is. The ultrasound was tons of fun though, it is definitely a GIRL! She is head down and has lots of hair! You could see it on her neck. Those are knees that keep pushing into everything, and like I suspected she has her feet hooked in my ribs. Here is where it gets interesting. Baby girl weighs.... five pounds two ounces!!! She is measuring 35 weeks 4 days. (I'm technically 33 weeks 2 days.) Go take a look at her beautiful face. I know it's just me, but she is the most gorgeous baby I've ever seen. So with that we went on to see the doctor...

Fundal (uterus) height is up. Usually you grow two centimeters in two weeks which is what I have been doing. This week though revealed that I grew 3 centimeters in 2 weeks! Dr. says we will do another ultrasound at 37/38 weeks. If baby is still big, and my cervix is favorable, she will induce. So we are looking at having a baby around January 17thish. So we'll see. That was my exciting morning... now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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