Happy to report that Baby Stephen probably won’t need preemie clothes! No guarantees, but at the growth ultrasound today he was already estimated at bigger than Phinehas was when he was born.
He wasn’t huge by any means – 47th percentile at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. And I know those are just a best guess based upon a technician’s skill and some computer software. But I’m still hopeful that over the next 4 weeks (til he’s due), he’ll just continue to grow and come out nice and healthy. He already has some nice chubby cheeks!
I don’t know how important size is, but our first son was on the smaller side and he had trouble breastfeeding and developed jaundice, so I’m hopeful that a little bit bigger of a baby will make it easier to master those things. Never any guarantees, but that’s my hope.
Everything else went well. I gained 2 pounds in 2.5 weeks. My blood pressure was normal. I still feel TONS of movement – big movements like I think he’s still flipping around, but today he was head down, which is where we want him.
Everything is going well – now we just need to move (closing next week!) and then he can feel free to be born!