Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Latest Ultrasound Pictures and a New Due Date

I had an ultrasound and doctor appointment this past week. The purpose of the ultrasound was to check the location of my placenta. It had looked low at my 20 weeks ultrasound, and they had thought I might have placenta previa. Everything looked great at this ultrasound! The placenta has moved up, and baby and the fluid levels looked perfect. There are still no visible boy parts, so we are pretty sure that we really are having a little girl! The tech surprised me at the end by switching over to 3D, and taking a picture of baby's face. We think that she has the same little nose as Drew has! A shot of her little legs.

She is lying sideways right now, facing out. She can still change position in the next several weeks, but even if she doesn't, I am planning to have a c-section, so it will be fine.

I had a doctor appointment after my ultrasound, and this week I saw a different doctor than my regular doctor. He came in and was glancing over my ultrasound and mentioned that I was 27 weeks. According to the due date I was given from my first two early ultrasounds this summer, I was only supposed to be 24 and a half weeks. He checked the dates and agreed with me, but then he looked at the ultrasound again and told me he would be right back.

He came back after about five minutes and said that they had looked over all four of my ultrasounds so far, and that there was no way that I was only 24 and a half weeks. The early two ultrasounds had agreed that I was not as far along as I had originally thought, but my 20 weeks ultrasound and the most recent one both agreed that I was actually 27 weeks (28 weeks today). He said that we would do more ultrasounds before the end to make sure of my dates, but he was pretty confident that my due date was earlier than we thought. My due date was March 9, and it is now changed to February 21. I am still planning for a c-section a week before my due date, so this baby could possibly be a Valentine's Day baby!

I will be seeing my regular doctor later this week to get her take on things and to have my blood sugar tested. With my past history and this discrepancy of dates, things could get interesting in the next few months!

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