Saturday, June 30, 2007

In the home stretch

Nothing too exciting to report this week. The last doctor's visit went well and everything is looking great. We had another ultrasound just to check the size of the baby and she has continued to grow very rapidly. Currently she is estimated to be 7 pounds 4 ounces, which put her in the 90th percentile. The funny thing is her head is average size but her belly is almost off the charts. One thing is for sure, she is getting enough nutrition. Julie still isn't dialated but again things are looking good. She also thinks she has had a few contractions but still isn't 100% sure they are contractions or just the baby moving around.

While we still are about a month away from the due date we have almost everything in order. We are registered at the hospital and our bags are packed just in case we get a late night wake up. Julie is currently working very hard to get her school stuff organized as her finals are about 2 weeks after the baby is due. She has already worked out early test times with several of her professors. Sorry there aren't any new pictures this week but we didn't have anything new to post.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The count down begins

Well Julie had her 35 week check up today. She measured a perfect 35 cm, which means she is right where she should be. At this point Julie is not dilated at all but the Dr. Block says things are looking right schedule. Although she is right on schedule that gives Julie 5 more weeks to be very pregnant and extremely uncomfortable. Due the size of the baby, Julie will be getting another ultrasound next week which will mean more pictures of our little girl. If the baby continues to grow at the rate she is growing (currently in the 85 percentile) it is looking like tough a labor and possibly a C-section. But Dr. Block is very adamant about avoiding a C-section if at all possible.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

That's a big baby!

Well, Julie had her 33 week check-up on Thursday with an ultrasound. The doctor suggested we do an ultrasound to check the size of the baby. As it turns out Julie is still on schedule for July 24 however, the baby is around 5 pounds 11 ounces which puts her at 85% for her age group. Considering she isn't due for another 7 weeks that will put her at around 8 to 8 and half pounds when she is born. Other than checking for the size of the baby we also got to see some other features of the baby. She has chubby checks, Julie's nose, and she has also got the start of a great mullet. Apparently she has a ton of hair but so far it is only growing in the back. We also got more verification that the baby is for sure a female. The pictures we have attached display well the features we pointed out above, well all but the mullet.