Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby's Growing

Jas and I went in for another ultrasound yesterday.

Sorry all, I haven't gotten the pix scanned in yet; so you'll just have to wait till next week sometime. Was busy at work and such. But the pix weren't that exciting this time anyway. She had her face buried in my hip bone; so I only gone one picture of her fist and one picture of her arm. I'll post them next week though for your viewing pleasure.

Here's the rundown:
- She weighs 2 lbs 9 oz.
- She dropped to the 18th percentile for growth/size.
- She's still 17 days behind in growth - still holding steady.
- She was sleeping this time and wouldn't move. She might take after me after all!
- The doctor is more convinced that her smaller size is a dating issue, and will most likely move the due date to the first week of October later on.
- Her head is less behind in growth than her arms and legs. My guess is that I'll have a small baby with a huge head. I think the benefits of a small baby at labor time might not matter if her head is huge. We shall see.

At my appointment with the midwives, I learned about counting her movements. I should be able to feel her move 10 times every 2 hours. She's supposed to sleep 90 minutes at a time; so that's why they measure over 2 hour increments.

I think that's it for baby/medical news.

I'll post later to tell you about our Babies R Us trip as soon as I get some pictures to post with it! I really don't know how to describe what we bought :)


Edgardo said...

My baby's head was big in my earlier ultrasounds. At our last one his body had caught up with head and things look more proportional. Lucky for me because I don't want to think about shoving out a watermelon head!

Are they going to put you on fetal monitoring?

Good luck!
--Laurian & Edgardo

Jason said...

I'm disturbed by your fruit choice... why not cantaloupe head??

The midwives will put Amber on monitoring. I don't know how that is going to mix with all the walking and position changes that are being suggested. Perhaps monitoring only occurs while we're in the room?