Thursday, April 10, 2008

7 lbs 10 ozs

We had an ultrasound yesterday and got wonderful news! Henry is a healthy 7 lbs 10 ozs and is perfect. His head and torso/shoulders are proportionate, which was the doctor's biggest concern, and he has "very long" legs. I'm convinced Henry is going to be a basketball legend. I measured 1/2 centimeter less than last week, which means he's descending...just slowly. Dr. Goldsworthy said she wasn't ready to schedule an induction date until he had descended more. If Henry doesn't get too comfortable, and continues to drop, we may be able to schedule an induction at our next appointment on Wednesday, April 16. So, think south Henry, think south! As long as Henry stays below 9 lbs, Dr. Goldsworthy said she fully expects a normal delivery. Yea!

For those of you I haven't talked to since our April 3 doctor's appointment, we were worried surgery might be inevitable. Because of my borderline gestational diabetes and genetics, the doctor was scared Henry might be a monster size baby. Thankfully, he just has long legs! And I might add that Henry's legs are strong too - his kicks are becoming painful! Ouch!

Below are pictures from our ultrasound. The pictures are close-ups of Henry's face - you can make out his eyes, nose and lips. Isn't he handsome?!



1 comment:

Brooke & Peter said...

oh my goodness... that made me cry!!! he's really in there!
i am so happy that things are progressing naturally and well....I guess he got your long legs!

what a great size, healthy, looks extremely handsome, can't wait to see him and meet him!

love you girl... good luck!