Thursday, December 18, 2008

Final Ultrasound (for my belly, not E's kidneys)

Today was my last ultrasound while gestating. E will get another ultrasound on his kidneys in the hospital once he's born, but that's another story. The long and short of today's visit was: we can't see anything new. Wow, exciting!

Alright I am exaggerating a little bit. Some of the information was interesting. For example, according to E's measurements he would have an estimated date of arrival 1 week early. This is because I'm 38 weeks and his measurements added up to 39 weeks. When am I due again? Oh yeah, New Year's Day. And when is a week before that? Oh yeah, CHRISTMAS FREAKING DAY! No!! So help me if the one time these measurements are accurate are with me. In my defense the doctor today and my OB both said "who knows?" even with all the guesswork. So it could be tomorrow or it could be in 2 weeks. We shall see.

Also, according to all his measurements he weighs (drum roll please) 8 pounds 2 ounces. This weight is in the 85th percentile, and I think his head circumference is also on the bigger side. However, lest you laugh at me and my plight, Dr. Solomon did say that the fact that his head is SO low in my pelvis right now means I probably won't have much trouble. She said most people think of whether or not their skin can stretch over a large baby, when that isn't really the problem. It is really whether or not your pelvic bones are wide enough. Hence, the fact that his head is pretty much hanging out in my pelvic bowl comfortably today, means he'll probably come out just fine. Hooray! No C-sections please!

P.S. I HATE the post office. I mailed back some cloth diapers that were the wrong color to exchange them for other colors. But their stupid slow service is driving my nesting self crazy. Do you know how much better I would feel if I just knew they had received the package and were sending my news ones? Huh?! The answer is: a LOT.

6 comments:

gretchen said...

It sounds like good news all around as E is sure to be nice and big for you. Delivering my second was a lot easier than the first, I'm sure you will do great. Go pick up some disposable diapers while you wait for your cloth ones to put your nesting needs at ease. :) Good luck, can't wait to see pics, whenever he comes!

k said...

Good call, I am currently scheming on the same thing. I will buy one pack of NB diapers, and also some baby wash. I think I have everything else in place (will I regret these words?!)

Matt & Kristen said...

You pelvic show off!! When I went in for a doctor's appointment when at 12 weeks my doctor told me my pelvis was more shaped like a man's (don't I feel so feminine) and so if my baby weighs more than 6 lbs, it's head is going to get jammed into my pelvis and it won't be able to get out. In fact, he used a lovely gesture with his hands to demonstrate by making a fist with his right hand, and a "c" shape with his left and then jamming his fist on top of the "c" over and over again. How's that for easing the worry of a first-time mom? I'm really hoping to go sans epidural, so this could be one painful journey. TMI?

k said...

Oh man, that sucks! It would definitely NOT be reassuring to see a doctor making that gesture. Nice. You are also just plain hard core if you're trying for no epidural. Go you! I think you can do it. You have a high pain threshold right? I've heard that's all it takes, and that's why I'm not doing it (I'm a whiner over much lesser things). As far as TMI goes, how about this: I may or may not be losing my mucous plug today. Can't they think of a better name for that? Yuck. But true.

Matt & Kristen said...

Mucous plug and bloody show are Matt's two favorite words :) How exciting!!! Good luck!

Nicole said...

Sounds like you're moving along nicely. I'm wondering if you're contracting as I type. Also, Ben's birthday is the 28th and I HATE IT!!! Really, I think it's the most inconvenient time to be born...but I guess we'll take them when they come!! Good luck with evertything!