walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

ultrasound update

This ultrasound tech was incredibly friendly and informative compared to the tech back in Seattle when we did this about the same time for T.

Lots of measurements: femur, abdomen. Attempts to measure fluid failed because everywhere there was a pocket of fluid there was cord, too. But we weren't worried about fluid, no, we were not. Heart rate, as always, totally normal at about 150 with enough variation to be reassuring. Tapping on the glass eventually coaxed some diaphragm movement, which is to say, practice breathing. R. sez that as long as there are hiccups, that has to qualify as the same kind of movement; diaphragm is diaphragm, right?

Since the last prenatal, when I was sooooo upset to learn that A.'s heart was heard right of the center line (dammit!), there have been hiccups on both sides of the center line and I've been able to identify when she switches sides. (And let me tell you, _that_ feels weird.) This morning, she was firmly LOT, both by hiccup while registering, and on the screen about 15 minutes later. It was very hard to get a head measurement, because she's so far down in the pelvis. The placenta looks good (some calcification, but nothing concerning). Estimate based on the BPP overall is that we're 40 weeks 6 days (compatible with the ongoing theory that our dates were off by about a week), and that this kid is 9 lbs 4 oz +/- 22 oz, IIRC. I'm betting on the minus side, pretty hard.

R. was not concerned (and, in classic R. fashion, was mostly annoyed that I was); I am feeling much, much better about this and would be willing to entertain the idea of waiting past 42 weeks. I'm not entirely certain how much past 42 weeks; probably not more than few days.

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