32 weeks…

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” -Socrates

We went in for another ultrasound at just over 32 weeks and overall things are continuing to progress well. The baby had a heart rate of 128 beats per minute and is estimated to weight 3 pounds 15 ounces. That’s about a pound and a half in four weeks! The baby is gaining more weight than I am.:)They estimated the baby to be in the 43rd percentile for it’s gestational age. The ultrasound tech had the doctor who reviews ultrasounds come speak to us. Of course it made me nervous, it didn’t happen during the last ultrasound so instantly I feared hearing not so great news. He did let us know that the ventricles in the brain have increased since last month, not too drastic of a change, but enough to recognize and mention it to us. He said there’s really nothing that can be done other than monitoring the baby’s development and it’s not so drastic of an increase for them to be overly concerned. Yes, with less than six weeks to go until the baby is born, I’d like to say that no matter how much we think we know, we will continued to be filled with uncertainty in the weeks and months ahead. So I suppose I walked away from today’s ultrasound taking a deep breath and just praying things will be okay.

Today the baby was breech again. And again it was curled up and tough to get a good glimpse of. Our doctor told me not to be concerned with the baby being breech, especially before 34-36 weeks because they’re known to continue to do somersaults up until that point of most pregnancies. Here’s a photo of our little one from today…

But I have reached the part of pregnancy where there are a few things I’m certain of – like…

  • I can’t see my feet.
  • Putting on shoes is nearly impossible and one of the things I dread to do most lately.
  • I’ve still only gained 2lbs…but I sure don’t look or feel like it.
  • I go from moments of feeling perfectly fine and moving around like I’m not pregnant at all…to feeling uncomfortable and it’s evident that it’s nearly time to have this baby.
  • I’ve been told I walk…or should I say waddle…like a duck sometimes. Usually when I first wake up I’m closest to being part “duck” and feeling the most achy.
  • Heartburn is no fun. If I were to compare pregnancies…I had very little with Hope and she was born nearly bald. I had awful heartburn with Jaylen and he had a head full of hair. This baby seems to fall somewhere in the middle…I suppose we’ll have to wait and see how true that rumor is of the connection to heartburn and how much hair a baby is born with…I’m certainly growing more curious of what the baby will look like. As great as it is to have so many ultrasounds it never compares to seeing the baby…it’s a day I’m nervously, yet anxiously awaiting.
  • And yes, I suppose what I’m most certain of, despite all the uncertainties we have ahead, is that I sure love this baby….as I can sense so many others do too.

Thanks again for everyone’s continued support and reassurance. I’m sure the next six weeks are going to be a roller coaster and what will likely seem like a never ending waiting game will pass far quicker than we might realize. The month ahead is guaranteed to be full of many more medical appointments and continuing to prepare for our little one.

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January 15, 2011 - 10:42 am

Nicole - Continued prayers as you near your delivery date!!!!! :)

January 24, 2011 - 12:06 am

Blue - I’m praying and my faith tells me good things.

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