we had an U/S today to re-check the placenta and umbilical cord function and to see how baby girl is thriving.
i am 32 weeks 1 day and everything looks like it’s right on track 🙂
so far as the technician could tell from her measurements i’ve cooked her to 4 pounds so far. 4 pounds! holy cow.
she said she’s in the 27th percentile overall.
according to the chart on babycenter she’s measuring just a little ahead of average.
|32 weeks||16.69 inches||3.75 pounds||42.4 cm||1702 grams|
if she continues to grow at the average rate of 1/2 a pound a week from here on out then we could be meeting an 8 pound baby girl in 7 weeks. i was definitely hoping for a bit smaller haha. i was 5 lbs. 9 oz. Chris was over 9 lbs however, so as long as she less than THAT i guess i’ll be okay LOL
it was so cool to get to see her today. she was sucking away and opening and closing her mouth. in the photo above she is mid pucker haha. the tech was able to confirm that she is head down. her face is towards my right hip. her back is coming up along my left side with her bum under my left rib cage. her feet are crossed and tucked to my right side under my right ribs and her arms are crossed all snug up under her chin. this explains the hip bone tickles i’ve been getting. i knew it had to be a little hand 🙂
i have been really relaxed about her growth since my first ultrasound to check the placenta function around 23 weeks. everything was fine then and i just felt really good about it staying that way. today i had no worries or anxieties. she is growing so well and doing all the things she needs to do to get ready for the life on the “outside”.
i know that she has so much more developing to do in terms of laying down more fat, getting full function in her lungs and advancing her brain development over the next 7 weeks but knowing she has substantial weight to her (and will only get bigger) makes me that much more confident about her ability to survive and thrive if she were to arrive before these 7 weeks are up.