Wednesday, July 21, 2010

36 Week Ultrasound

I usually only post my pregnancy stuff on my pregnancy blog, but since I think my mom is the only person from either of our families that actually reads my pregnancy blog (thanks for the support mom!), I'll be double posting my posts here on our family blog for the rest of my pregnancy just so those who read our family blog can stay up to date on Baby #2.


From The Belly Diaires, July 21, 2010

I had my 36 week ultrasound this morning. The whole family came, and Preston was a very well behaved little boy in the ultrasound room.

I do have u/s photos, but I'm not going to be able to scan them in until later, so I'll post those with my doctor exam blog tomorrow. This was my first ultrasound at my new doctor's clinic. I have to say she was very very thorough. The ultrasound lasted about 40 min, and she measured everything tiny little detail.

I warned her that the baby had been active all the way to the hospital, so he'll probably be super wiggly during the ultrasound. I was right, and she was surprised by how active he was. She said usually babies at 36 weeks aren't this active and squirmy. Well HELLO of course mine is. So everything looked really really great.

His head was average size (phew!...Preston had a big head). She really complimented his strong healthy heart. She kept saying she wanted to know how he turned out in 20 years - if he was an Olympic athlete or anything. And given how wiggly he was, she said he was just already warming those legs up to run. I told her that Will is an ultra-marathoner and she said "Well this little guy is going to take right after Dad!".

After she did all of the tiny minute little measurements everywhere from his head circumfrumce, leg bones, arm bones, spine, heart, belly, etc...the computer said that he is projected to be about 6 lbs and 6oz right now. That is in the 68%. And since they gain about 1/2 pound per week from here on out, if he makes it to my due date, he would put on another 2 pounds putting him at 8 lbs 6 oz. (Preston was 1 week over due, born at 41 weeks and he was 8 lbs 4 oz). So to me, this sounds about right. It's good to know that he's a healthy size right now, even if it's slightly on the bigger than average side.

I'm anxious to meet with my doctor tomorrow so that she can go through the ultrasound results and decipher everything for me. I wonder if she will suggest a csection or still encourage me to go for the VBAC. I'm still crossing my fingers that this baby will come early so that I can do the VBAC.

She will also do the Strep-B test tomorrow, as well as a pelvic exam to see if I am effaced or dialated at all yet. Oh, and the ultrasound showed that the baby is head down and his back is on the left side, legs coming out the right. His little bum was sticking up out of my belly during the ultrasound which made us laugh.

That's all for now!


Dan Thomas said...

Sounds like every thing isa go! I hope things work out like you and Will want. It also sounds like you are going to have another runner in your family.

Carolyn said...

Another "live-wire".....he'll fit right in! Glad that everything looks good. Let's hope that we don't have to wait too long to meet him.

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

Oh your getting so close. I'm so excited for you. I can't imagine birthing a 8lb baby. Gwenevere was 6lbs 3 oz. I know you can do it.