Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Late Ultrasound

At her appointment yesterday Bethany measured small (34cm) for 38 weeks into pregancy (due date = December 6th). The doctor had her get an ultrasound appointment to make sure that this was not a negative indicator.   

The ultrasound was this morning, and everything looked fine.  In fact, while Bethany's womb is smaller than expected, the baby is larger than expected.  Its measurements put it at 38 weeks and 4 days. The weight estimate had her at 7 lbs, 13 oz!  Almost 8 lbs and still two weeks shy of the due date.  Toward the end, most babies gain about 1/2 a pound a week. So, if she lasts until 12/6, it could be a 9 pounder.  

This scenario requires some prognosticating.  My guess:  Birthdate will be 11/24.  Weight will be 8 lbs, 1 oz.

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