Friday, September 02, 2005
21 weeks, 1 day
So far today has been such a great day. How great you ask? Well, let me just tell you.
My ultrasound went well today. My boy is so cute, sucking his thumb and generally wiggling all over the place. Measurements were taken and used to estimate his weight: a whopping 12 ounces. Now, according to the one pregnancy book I have, by the end of week 21 "your baby weighs almost 10 ounces." Obviously, we're a bit ahead of the curve that way and I couldn't be happier as the larger he is the better his chances if he comes early.
My cervical ultrasound was also good. The width of the opening at the uterus end has changed not one iota. The length however is different. It went from 2.4 to 2.5 cm last week to this week a range of over 3 cm down to 2.7 or 8 cm. So, I am still on bed rest, but there have been no significant changes. It is possible that the original readings were flawed. There is some evidence to suggest that measurements taken too early can show a cervix to be longer than it actually is. If that is the case, then this is just what my cervix is. Either way, I'm still in bed.
Other happy news: My boy has been giving me some very distinct kicks over the past week. I felt a kick with my hand a few days ago. I've been trying to get Mr. W to feel one ever since, but the boy would not cooperate and stopped kicking every time his daddy came near. Finally, last night around 11 or 11:30, Mr. W felt his son kick. I just can't believe how great things have been and pray that it continues to stay this way.
My parents, whom I have not seen since May 20 at the graduation ceremony for my Master's program, are leaving their home in the midwest some time in the next couple of hours to come spend the weekend with me. Hopefully they will get to feel their grandson's movements.
There may be pictures posted later today. Mr. W didn't have time to do it before going to work and with company arriving this evening, it might be later than that.
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