Thursday, December 4, 2008

33 Week Growth Scan

Since I'm on daily Lovenox injections, I get an extra ultrasound during the pregnancy they call a "growth scan". It is just to be sure our baby is getting the proper supply of goodies from the placenta and that no blood clots have formed there inhibiting his growth. Everything looked great today. EJ is now at 4 lbs, 6 oz. That is in the 36th percentile, which means he is a bit smaller than the average baby at this point, but I have always heard IVF babies have a lower birth weight. The doctor said he looks perfect, and everything else going on in my uterus is great (amniotic fluid, head down, etc). And EJ is on track to be about a 7.5 baby...my birth canal likes the sound of that. LOL!!

As always, it's so great to see him wiggling around on the screen. It's so amazing to see how big he is. Just a few months ago he was like the size of a peanut and his whole body fit on the screen. Now just his head fits, or his body, or his legs, not all at once.

We're getting so close to the end and yet I still can't believe we may have a healthy baby at the end of all of this. And as I type this I can feel EJ squirming inside me, something that I treasure every single time I feel him.

I can't wait to meet our little guy :)

4 comments:

Lisa said...

That is awesome - I am so, so happy for you!!! You (and EJ) are true inspirations to me.

Nine said...

Happy 34 weeks! I can't believe you're that far a long! I can't believe we're both this far along either! I'm so happy for you!

Emily said...

Wonderful news! You are so close!

Thanks again for all the support!

Lisa said...

Hey girl - I tagged you on my blog - if you are too busy, just ignore.

I hope you are doing well!