Monday, June 30, 2008

"this baby looks good"

The specialist said many things this morning, but what I keep hearing in my head is "this baby looks good."

And he does! Plump little cheeks, sweet tiny feet, all the parts where they should be. He is in breech position right now, which will hopefully change over the next couple of months, but right now I'm actually enjoying it because there are no little feet jammed up under my ribcage. He is measuring right on for gestational age (a few days ahead, in fact) and at an estimated 3 lbs, 12 oz he is right smack in the 50th percentile for size.

As of today, there are no detectable problems. I've been asked to come back each week from now until delivery for biophysical profiles - a fancy way of saying a sono and a non-stress test. According to the perinatologist they can often detect problems that way before the baby is in serious distress, so that's what we're going to do. But as of right now, well, the baby looks good.

Thank you for your continued prayers as we make our way through these final weeks.


Ruth said...

Now THIS is the news I've been logging in all day to see!!

I'm so happy for you. You should see the smile on my face.

Louise said...

Great news! So happy for you.

the lizness said...

yay! It will be here so soon

Pam said...

Now that is great news:) And you get to see him in a sonogram every week until he arrives?! Is it the 3D kind? I got to have one of those with my last one and it was so cool. The images were so clear that I could already tell she would have my nose and look just like her oldest brother did as a baby. Very cool.

You guys hang in there these last few weeks. I know, easier said than done right? Lots of prayers being said for all of you - healthy baby, healthy mom, safe delivery:)

Anne K. said...

HOORAY!!! What happy news! That little fella is doing exactly what he needs to be doing right now - and what a reassuring pronouncement to get from your doctor. Thanks so much for sharing!!