Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Everyone is fine!

We saw the Maternal fetal folks in Decatur yesterday. They did several detailed measurements on the baby and he measures 39 weeks and she is actually 34 weeks today! They figure he weighs about 7.5 pounds right now, and will most likely be in the upper 9's or the low 10's. Ben was 9 pounds 11 ounces and he was a week early.

Everything looked great on the ultrasound - head, brain, spine, heart, tummy, kidneys, arms & legs, & no cleft palette. He is definitely a boy (still), has a head FULL of hair and cheeks you want to squeeze and bite. The Dr. said the baby was already "practice" breathing which is something they start doing around this time. We could see his little belly moving! His heart rate was good and we could see all 4 chambers beating away.

She stated that a majority of the cases of Polyhdramnios (too much fluid) is a "just because" scenario, the next issue is large babies, and a small minority are birth defects. She said that we just have a large child. I'm no, Dr., but I could have kept the $25 co-pay and told them that!!!

Anyway, the wife and the baby are both fine - thanks for your concerns and thoughts. She will have to go to the Dr. now every week until he gets here. Luckily it's a one time co-pay and not $25.00 every time! Unless she goes into early labor or there are complications, everything is still scheduled as planned. May 8th is the due date, and they usually schedule c-sections a max of 7 days prior to that. So we're still looking at a scheduled May 1st. They will officially schedule that at her next OB visit which is April 5th (I assume).