May 13, 2004

39 Weeks

As the wife likes to say - it's not 9 months - it's 40 weeks!

So we had our last ultrasound today and were told that fluid levels are good and the estimated weight is 6.8lbs - quite nice. Not overly small and not too big. We've been worried about how my wife's artificial hip would handle the stress of a pregnancy so a weight under 8lbs is good. We both really hope for a natural delivery as a C-Section can be pretty invasive.

I'll let Kirky tell her story but she's had a wonderful pregnancy. Minor nausea for one or two days in the beginning and other than a bout of gestational diabetes, (which we determined was wholly skewed by the sugar test), she's only started getting tired these past few days. Really wonderful.

Last week's minor cramps were isolated and only lasted for about 30min. Nothing since.

So below is the ultrasound. If you look closely, you can make out an eye, nose and mouth with some handage showing up. Clicking on different regions of the image should popup labeled close-ups.

39-week old William Kirk DeLong in utero

Posted by bkdelong at May 13, 2004 10:34 AM | TrackBack

That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. The little face! The little nose!

This is very exciting, and I wish you both the best.

Posted by: Jennie at May 14, 2004 10:39 PM