First – we have ultrasound photos… they’ll come later.
Next – vitals:
- Heartrate 136 bpm
- Head circumference 28.5cm
- Humerus length 5.45cm
- Femur length 6.18cm
- Abdominal circumference 27cm
Based on these measurements, they gave her estimated weight as 3lb 12oz. That makes Ed (I think he posted as Sheila by accident) the winner of the poll with a guess of 3.5lbs. What we didn’t take into consideration is that what with the lack of space, they can’t take an accurate overall length measurement…
The ultrasound photos are all pictures of her face, either straight on or profile. The straight on face shots are still disconcerting. This time the lens of the eye shows a bit of a reflection, making it seem that she is giving us the evil eye. The profile shots, though, are pleasant. They all show that she is gaining plenty of baby fat, what with her chubby cheeks.
We saw a lot of her organs – stomach, kidneys, and best of all, her heart. The four chambered heart, pumping away, is always an amazing sight in these ultrasounds. We could quite clearly see all four chambers working in perfect concert.
They did a check of Susan’s cervix, and that was perfect. No evidence of pre-term labor at this point.
We saw the doctor very briefly – she told us everything from the ultrasound was right on target. Olivia’s size is in the 48th percentile, meaning she is just below the average size, hopefully making the birthing process pretty straightforward. 🙂 She is also measuring at just 2 days ahead of her projected growth.
We asked about passing the due date – she’ll let her hang out for one week before inducing. Susan asked about her swelling, and she got the advice she expected: avoid salty foods, drink water, and keep her legs up. Nothing amazing there.
We’ll go back next week for the 32 week appointment. From there we’ll do a 34 and a 36, then switch to 1 week visits.
Like I said… ultrasound photos later.