That’s how big Lil Major is so far. Or that’s what the tech told me at our sonogram yesterday. He’s measuring about 10 days ahead of his age. The Colonel asked if that meant he would come a week early, and the tech said that he could, or he could just be born big. Ugh!
BUT, my kid is healthy, and active, and oh so cute! And even though I fear giving birth to a giant, I’m glad he’s a healthy weight so that if he has to be born early (due to my BP), he should be ok – at least in weight.
My Sis was told at about 34 weeks that her baby was over 6 pounds already…she was afraid she’d have a 10 pound baby…but he was born just over 7 pounds. Whew!
My belly is so big now that there was no need for me to down the water before I went. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t beeline it for the bathroom as soon as we finished, though.
The tech took pictures of all his organs, we listened to his heart and his blood flow, watched him move around, and then we tried to zero in and get some good shots for us. He wasn’t exactly cooperating. He’s head down already, and he’s got his hands and feet up by his forehead, making it hard to see his cute little face.
Here's our attempt at seeing his face...it helps if you tilt your head to the right and look for his little eyes and nose (you can see his hand and foot creeping up in the shot):
This kid is already doing one thing different from his daddy -- he's growing hair! Check out the back of his head:
Here's a profile shot:
And his cute little foot...
Today I went for my regular appointment with my doctor. Since stress can increase blood pressure, I decided to leave work a little early, do a little shopping and get to the office early so I could sit and rest a bit before they took my blood pressure. And guess what?? My BP was back to its normal level!! The doctor also told me that all my tests came back excellent from last week. In fact, they check the uric acid level, because a high level could indicate preeclampsia is on the way. Well, mine was SUPER low, so all good there, and the doc said it should be fine for me to travel to CA in 10 days. Woo hoo!
So, after my good news, I left the office and headed home. It was a gorgeous day today – sunny and 60. I hope that means that spring is on the way! And, to reward myself for being in such a good mood and for having such a good appointment, I came home and made myself an ice cream sundae.
Thank you all for your prayers!