Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Baby Update

Well, I had an ultrasound today. Unfortunately, because he is so big in my tummy I didn't get any fun pics, however, it was still neat to see him moving around in there. They are currently estimating his weight at 5 lbs. 9 oz., which is in the 4oth percentile. I am excited that it doesn't look like I will have to carry a 10 lbs. baby. They gain about a 1/2 pound a week at this point, so with about 3 1/2-4 weeks to go, I am guessing he will be in the 8 -8 1/2 lbs. range.
The whole reason that I had the ultrasound was done is because my previous scans had shown a low-lying placenta, which can pose some risk to me and him if my water breaks spontaneously. I got good news that it is no longer low-lying and has moved towards the top of my uterus.
The ultrasound tech said that everything was looking great which is always reassuring.
Mikayla had fun watching Gavin on the TV screen - she seems to be getting very excited about being a big sister. I hope that excitement carries over once he arrives!!

2 comments:

kathymatthews927 said...

Nana is so glad that all is well with both of you. 10 pound babies are very hard to carry. We will love him as much as we love his big sister.

Family of 7 said...

Glad to hear everything is good...call me if you need anything or want to come hang out and let the kids play. ~ Stacey