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Thursday, September 24, 2009

OB appt- 35.6 weeks

Today I had another OB appt. (They're weekly now.) I was 35.6 weeks pregnant. This appointment had a lot to it. First, I had my third trimester sono. It will be Jude's last sono unless something happens in the next 4 weeks that is alarming. I posted the only good picture we got of him. You can see his little profile and he has his hands up near his mouth. Cute!

The sono went really well except that he was, as usual, difficult to get a look at. Not because he was moving around a lot, although he was squirmy. Mainly, he just seems to be camera shy. He had his hands completely blocking his face the whole time so we never saw a frontal view. We were only even able to get his profile at the end. He decided to be nice and cooperative at the end I guess. Thank goodness.

The most exciting part of the sono for me was finding out that he has a headful of hair! I guess given Michael's full rocker locks, the idea of Michael's son being born with a full head of hair thrills me. Perhaps he'll be born with a fo-hawk? Just kidding, but really, I'm excited about his hair. Now to just see him to know whether he has Michael's blonde hair or my darker hair...

The other sono news showed that Jude is measuring 6 pounds and 1 ounce. She said that is a perfect weight for this point in gestation, which seems to suggest that he is right on track developmentally. Thankfully, there is no indication that he'll come early from the sono, which is good for maternity leave purposes. I also saw his heart and his heart beat which she said were good, as well as the fact that he was practicing his breathing. All good signs. Very reassuring and I really can't wait to meet him!

Finally, I had the OB portion of the appt. The only interesting thing to report is that she checked my dilation. I'm 1 cm dilated, which is apparently also normal for being 4 weeks away from the due date. Again, very reassuring since I am trying my hardest to make it to my due date with work. I know everyone thinks I'm crazy, but if I can make it to my due date, I will return to work the week before Christmas break. This would be really great for several reasons. 1) My mom can come up and help so I don't have to put him in daycare yet. 2) It would just be one week of seperation and then 2 weeks off. A nice way to ease into being a working mom. 3) It would only be 3 full days of work. Thursday and Friday of that week are half days. So basically, this is my goal, and based on the sono and dilation, I should be able to do it, or in the very least, come close. That being said, I know I will be miserable. It will just be worth it in the end.

Anyway, those are Jude's stats as of right now. Everything looks good. Can't wait to meet him!


allie-mac-fallie said...

WAHOO!! I am getting excited :) hehee i love keeping up with you and Jude via blogging :)

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