Daily Archives: February 16, 2009

Tuck your chin

Today we had what was probably the last ultrasound and prenatal appointment with the OB. Cupcake was very active, as is usual for him, and the ultrasound tech was able to confirm that he is perfectly positioned, head-down. We’re very pleased about this because until pretty recently, we were sure he was still breech. She got measurements of his head, heart, bladder, stomach, kidneys, femurs, and then measured the amount of amniotic fluid. Per our request, she also confirmed that he is indeed still a boy.

Our doctor was running late but managed to see us as his last patients of the day. In short, I’m having a very textbook, uneventful pregnancy. Weight gain, blood pressure, glucose and amniotic fluid levels are all perfect. The current estimate on Cupcake’s weight is 3.5 lbs which is totally within normal. The doctor didn’t even listen to the heartbeat since the u/s tech had done it. He gave me my prescription to get the Rhogam shot done at our local hospital and then wished us well and asked that we keep their office updated when the baby arrives. We hung around for another 5 minutes until we could get copies of all my records, and then were out the door.

I have to say that I feel incredibly lucky that things seem to be going so well. Symptom-wise I feel heavier, slower, and more uncomfortable with each passing day. Cupcake is still extremely active even to the point of continually keeping me up at night and distracting me at work during the day. But if all of this results in a healthy baby, I’ll take it.

Finally, what you’ve been waiting for…Cupcake’s closeup. In this picture, his chin is tucked down, but you can see his eyes, nose, cheeks, lips and fist (ready to punch the ultrasound tech, which he did repeatedly).