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Friday, October 29, 2010

Today's Sonogram

I had my long awaited sonogram today, and it turns out that I don't have excess fluid afterall! So no polyhydramnios here! Woohoo! We'll check for it again if I end up growing more than I'm supposed to, but for now I'm good. I'm just so relieved that my doctor didn't see any need to take the baby early. He was actually discouraging me from it, and I was like, 'Yeah, no problem here, that's what I want, too.'

So at almost 30 weeks our little monkey was estimated to weigh 4lbs 10oz, and his length is 16.7in. That's about the size a 35 week baby should be. My belly is still measuring at 7 weeks ahead of schedule, but that's just because he's big. My amniotic fluid is measuring on the high end, but not too high. The fluid index is considered high when it's more than 20cm, and mine is 19cm right now. So that's not bad. I had 36cm with Levi, and that was pretty miserable considering I was measuring 9 weeks ahead with him.

Anyway, all that to say I'm pretty happy with where we're at with that, and I'm hoping I don't go into premature labor so that I can hold out until January to have this little guy. I can't wait to meet him! During our sonogram today he was moving around a ton and trying to put his toes in his mouth. He's going to be such a handful; I can tell. :)


  1. That would be super small for any of my babies at 35 weeks, so he doesn't sound that big to me. I bet he'll be born perfectly chubby!:)

    Oh, babies are the best!!:) So glad it was good news!

  2. GOOD NEWS....yay! I'm so happy! Prayers are powerful.

  3. Glad to hear your sonogram sounds so promising. Your other boys were big weren't they IIRC? I never trust sonograms for size, nor dr's opinions. They are notoriously inaccurate. But all my girls weighed within a pound of each other (9lb 2oz - 9lb 12oz) so I'd say history is probably a better predictor. Hope you get a healthy full term baby and no complications!!!

  4. Heather, thanks for visiting! Yeah, I don't really trust sonograms and docs for size, either, but this last sono was mostly just letting me know that it wasn't all fluid like I thought it was. So that was helpful. Yeah, Samuel was 10-13, and my doctor didn't even suspect that he'd be big. Then Levi was 9-8, and they were all predicting another 10-11 pounder. Ha! I'm guessing that this one will probably be somewhere in the 9's - which is just right to me.



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