Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's a......

I had my ultrasound today, non-stress test and dr appointment and everything went well. The baby is head down, but constantly flopping from side to side - the technician would look at the spine and then go to look at the other side and the baby would turn on her - it was quite funny. She was measuring the leg and I asked if it was just the femur or the whole leg - she said, oh, it's just the femur, usually at this stage the baby is running out of room and keeps the legs bent - just then the baby extended both legs completely straight out and kept them like that for several seconds - but they legs were plastered together so I didn't see anything - but it's a Big Baby! According to all the measurements my due date is August 14th - that's 12 days earlier - but my babies have always measured big, but have always been text book size for their gestation. My doctor with Olivia pushed for a c section because she thought Olivia was going to be 10 pounds according to the ultrasound - she came out all of 7 pounds and 15 ounces 2 days past her due date. Jesse was 2 pounds 15 ounces at 30 weeks even though I measured 2 weeks big with him and the ultrasound today said that this baby is already 2 3/4 pounds and I'm 26 weeks. So, my midwife isn't changing my due date because my babies just tend to measure big.
I'll be very busy from here on out with Dr appointments - here's what the plan is:
Week 27 - one NST (non-stress test)
Week 28 - Dr appointment and 2 NST
Week 29 - 2 NST
Week 30 - Dr appointment and 2 NST
Week 31 - 2 NST
Week 32 through delivery - Dr appointment, 2 NST and an ultrasound every week!
It's a lot, but I'm so thankful that my midwife is keeping a close eye on this baby - it is very reassuring!

So, there IS a lot more opportunity to find out the sex of the baby (like 8 more ultrasounds) - but sorry to tell you, that's not going to happen :-) Unless you're willing to pay big money...just kidding ;-) I really really really want to be surprised and I'm looking forward to Brian yelling out "it's a boy" or "it's a girl" in the delivery room - the thought really does make me teary-eyed and very excited.

Thanks again for all your prayers!


Megan said...

Aww! The wait will be so worth it! I am so glad everything is going so good. Boy, you are going to be one busy girl with the appts. But, like you said...it is all worth it. Thank the lord for insurance!

Aimee said...

WOW! You are going to be one busy girl in the next few weeks, but it'll all be worth it! :)

mommy24 said...

Yipee! You're more than welcome to have Olivia come visit the Schutt boys each week...we need a bit o' girl around here and we're nice and close to the doc! Here's to August...will it be a race to the finish line?

mommy to an angel said...

I don't want to challenge YOU to a race...let's compare - have baby at home because you labor so fast, compared to 52 hours of every kind of induction method known to man! Hmmmm, I think you'll win that race! I'm saying, here's to September!! You're baby will probably be teething by the time mine comes out :-)

Leenie said...

Hey Mommy 24--you're gonna need the boys to get used to the girlie stuff--I think you're going to have a girl. :)
And Shawnie--with such big "femurs" I think it's a boy.

Just my predictions.

mommy to an angel said...

I second those predictions AND Anne will also get a girl :-)

mommy24 said...

We shall see! The boys keep telling everyone that it "has" to be a boy, but I secretly know that they couldn't care less!

I'm hoping for an August 15 delivery...would have been my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!