Monday, March 12, 2007

Fetal Echo #2

I had my second fetal echo today at 32 weeks. The absolutely incredible awesome news is that there is NOTHING WRONG with the baby's heart. Everything looked perfectly normal - structure, function, output, thickening, etc. - it all looked great. The cardiologist wants me to bring Simon in the first month after he is born just so she can take a peek at him in person, but she says his heart looks great right now and she would expect to see something by now if there was going to be a problem.

The bad news is.... I think he's going to be a whopper of a baby. I asked the echo tech if she could estimate the size at all. She couldn't do an actual weight, but she did measure his head and he is measuring at 34 weeks. And I am only 32 weeks along! The average baby-in-utero gains about 1/2-1 pound per week, so if he's already 1-2 pounds ahead of the game.... Eeek......

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you. You know all of us are breathing a big sigh of relief.

As for the size of the baby, my best friend just had a big one (about 9 lbs) and she said it was a piece of cake (it was her second). We are all cheering you on!

Kerry said...

YEAH!! And like we talked about - I think you should definitely pick the baby's birthday :) Think of all the plans you can make LOL!

Anonymous said...

Teresa - So happy that everything looks so good!! YEAH!! Hey, if you are looking at a date, May 8th is a good one! Good luck with lil bruiser! Love ya, Aunt Joan

Amy K said...

Think happy thoughts, maybe the doc has the due date wrong??? And you will go two weeks earlier than the date?? LOL

Nicole said...

I am so happy and relieved for you that this ultrasound went so well. Go Baby Simon!! Well, and if he is so big, maybe he will be sleeping through the night in a few short weeks!! Way to be optimistic...

Lisa R said...

I am glad everything is good...Personally I think that big babies are a bit easier...Emma was over 9 pounds she was a very easy baby...as far as babies go :)