Saturday, December 12, 2009

Isobella's little face at 35 weeks and 4 days...

Here we are! Here's the little face at the growth scan yesterday...


She's measuring in at about 6lb, give or take - according to the (notoriously inaccurate) ultrasound. Mind you, I totally believe that is true - minus perhaps an ounce: and apparently, according to the studies, the mother's point of view is more often than not more accurate than the ultrasound. Some people reckon she's going to be big at birth; some people reckon the same size as Josie.

I think she will be just over 7lb at 38 weeks: so, if that's when it's go time, I reckon we'll have a 7lb 2oz - 7lb 5oz baby. Josie was 6lb 6oz, but I do feel bigger now than with her...


Anyhow everything is looking GREAT with the placenta, cord, measurements, kidneys, tummy, head, abdomen, everything. Nice, active baby and it all seems to be stacking up nicely. She's flipping between right and left occiput anterior, which is fine. I called ROP before going into the ultrasound room and was correct! Yay for external palpation!

She is VERY far down in my pelvis now, hence the half head shot - we would have had to go down into my pelvis with the wand if we'd wanted to see her whole head. As a result I am getting wonderful pressure sensations and twanging pains as my body gets ready for delivery. It's all good. It's doing what it ought to. My hips have gone from being in different states, to different sides of the world, however, and I click whenever I walk - something to do with relaxin influxes so frequently in the last two years (that's the hormone responsible for loosening the joints in advance of birth). So that's a bit uncomfy, but, it's not the end of the world.

Anyhow there we are - isn't she a doll!

6 comments:

Frustrated Fairy said...

glad everything is looking good :)

margaret said...

She's gorgeous Jay...I'm so excited for you. Seven pounds sounds perfect but of course you are right, those scans can be pretty inaccurate. You never know too, she might put on a pound or two in the final weeks. However she comes as long as she is healthy and so are you, that's all that matters. Sending you hugs

namastemom said...

She is beautiful!! Looking forward to her birth.

antigone1022 said...

She really IS a doll. Thinking of you all.Looking forward to loads of happy and exciting news in the weeks to come X

Fireflyforever said...

I'm really pleased that all looks well with the cord and the placenta, as well as Miss Isobella. She's gorgeous - such precious little lips.

Looking forward to seeing her earthside piccies very soon :)

Mummy Ann said...

Lol - it took me awhile to see a 'face' there!!!...that deff looks like a little baby!!! - Shes a bit squished though - as to be expected! Can't wait for birthing day! :D