It’s been a while since I’ve done a pregnancy update and I’ve had a few appointments in the last month and a half, so here’s an update on our little guy.
At the beginning of December, I went in for my check up at 20 weeks (halfway!) and all looked good! I asked my doctor about what the “specialty OB” doc said about my baby measuring big. And he said, he could have grown a lot during this last growth spurt, and may not grow as much during the next growth spurt and could average out. It doesn’t mean anything and baby is healthy. Both the specialty OB doc and my doc said they wanted me to have a fetal echo done at 22 weeks to do more extensive check up on the baby’s heart. It is a routine test they do on frozen embryo babies and nothing to be concerned about. So I made that appointment and went on my way.
Here is a picture of my 20 week belly.
A couple of weeks later I went back to the specialty OB office for the fetal echo and they pretty much checked everything that they looked at last time I was there, but spent a lot more time looking at the heart. They checked the left side, right side all the chambers, blood flow, heart rate, etc… and all is functioning normal. The ultrasound tech kept saying that he was a very cooperative baby since she was able to see all the areas she wanted to check very well. Here’s to hoping he continues that trend once he’s born! I asked about his size since he was measuring big at my last visit and she said he’s within the normal range, actually to be specific she said he’s 1 lb 3 oz. She gave me some more pictures of our little guy to take home. Here he is with his left arm up by his face.
And finally last week I had another check up with my OB. All continues to be well. My doc said both baby and I look healthy and on track. It was a bit of a reality check when I was getting ready to leave and the nurse gave me the paperwork to “register for my stay at the hospital.” Yikes! It’s creeping up on me! I can’t believe soon I will be starting my 3rd trimester.
And here is my 24 week belly.