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01/21/08 Baby update January 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 12:40 pm

I had an ultrasound this morning and Sarah is already 6 lbs 10 ozs! At that rate of growth she’d be about 15 lbs at week 39. Needless to say she won’t be percolating for that long. I have been told to plan on a delivery during the week of 2/4. I have another ultrasound scheduled for that morning and all things should be decided then. I also have to start having the non-stress tests twice a week to make sure her heartbeat is good. So I have that on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the ultrasound pictures Sarah has a LOT of hair. One little lock was a centimetre and a half long! She’s now in a breach position, bummer. And again she didn’t cooperate so we could see her face. We saw her girl parts, her feet and her hands. At one point she made a motion that looked like she was moving the hair out of her face. Oh what a girl!

Tonight I will try to get Christopher’s 1/2 birthday picture up on the previous blog post and an ultrasound picture to go with this one.

[edit] Added picture.

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12 Responses to “01/21/08 Baby update”

  1. Julie Says:

    Can’t have her on your birthday, huh? That’s what Dave’s grandmother did – had Carole on her birthday. Makes it easy to remember. Although, now I think of it, let’s not have ANOTHER Feb. 3rd b-day. My nephew, Chance, was kind enough to wait for the 4th. Good luck!!!

  2. Liz Says:

    Unless it’s an emergency it won’t happen on my birthday because it’s a Sunday. And I really want her to have her own birthday. We won’t mention the fact that the 4th is my father’s first wife’s birthday. I am happy for the 4th, it’s an auspicious day in Chinese numerology. It comes out to 88.

    I was surprised to get the e-mail that you’d commented at 1pm, then I remembered it’s a holiday for *some* people 😉

  3. Julie E Says:

    They’ve come a long way on ultrasounds! I can’t believe you can even measure her hair! Alison is almost six, and we could just barely tell where her head and feet were, much less any defining details. I think they were just starting to come out with the 3D versions right after I gave birth, and they couldn’t measure or way the baby either. It must be nice! Now you can even know what size diapers to buy 🙂

  4. Julie E Says:

    Ok, so I can’t figure out how to edit that last post. I can’t believe I typed “way” instead of “weigh”. I guess I should read it before I post it. Sorry…

  5. Liz Says:

    They’ve come a long way in ultrasounds since I had Christopher 2 1/2 years ago! The specialist I go to has a couple of really spiffy machines. We could have gotten a footprint (maybe she printed that one). They measure her 10 ways from Sunday and know loads about her. Heck they even measure the amniotic fluid! I’ve gotten video of each ultrasound and once this kid comes out it’s getting transferred to DVD. It’ll have Christopher’s whopping 5 minutes and Sarah’s 15 – 20 minutes over 3 – 4 ultrasounds.

  6. MaestraHaven Says:

    Well, I have a blanket done, and a sweater for Sarah. I MUST get them into the mail to you.

    And yes, some of us had the day off today! Man, there are some things I just LOVE about teaching. 🙂

  7. Liz Says:

    Wow Lori, you’ve been knitting up a storm! If it weren’t for the fact that she is still in utero she’d need them right now. It’s supposed to get down to the mid teens tonight 😦

  8. Julie Says:

    I remember the doctor estimating my kids’ birth weights, but not via sonogram – just plain old fashioned feeling my belly :-). He was right on the money both times. I think there were more “intense” forms of sonograms when I had my kids, but since I was younger….they didn’t feel the need to do them for a 28/31 year old mom! I think had there been genetic concerns for other reasons I could have had them. I’m positive that 11 & 14 years later they are

  9. Julie Says:

    I remember the doctor estimating my kids’ birth weights, but not via sonogram – just plain old fashioned feeling my belly :-). He was right on the money both times. I think there were more “intense” forms of sonograms when I had my kids, but since I was younger….they didn’t feel the need to do them for a 28/31 year old mom! I think had there been genetic concerns for other reasons I could have had them. I’m positive that 11 & 14 years later they are WAY more sophisticated!

  10. Julie Says:

    Sorry, looks like I hiccuped!

  11. Liz Says:

    Julie – god bless you 🙂 I think when you had your kids they reserved the ultrasounds for us old ladies. Now they do it for everyone. It is such an easy procedure and they can see SO much! But then again everyone I’ve known who’s been pregnant in the last few years has been over 35 so that just means we’re all old ladies 🙂

  12. Julie Says:

    Oh, I had sonograms – 2 for each pregnancy I think. But they weren’t the “intense” type of sonograms. There were more expensive ones that could “see” more.


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