Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baby Schultz @ 29 weeks

I am officially in my third trimester of pregnancy! Woop-ti-do. It's exciting but at the same time I still have 11 more weeks to go and these final weeks are the most torturous. At least time seems to be passing by quickly. I remember feeling like June would never end and now it feels as though 4th of July was not that long ago and Sunday we will start August. Hopefully this trend continues and the hottest month of the year flies by! I don't necessarily feel like I'm ready to have this baby, but I am ready for fall and the two are pretty synonymous at this point. I'm ready to say adios summer!

Anyway, I had my 29 week ultrasound on Monday. Dan and the girls came with me which was nice but also hectic.....the poor ultrasound tech was about to have a heart attack if my girls didn't stop playing with things. But overall they were good and as soon as we were done seeing the baby Dan took them out to the car to watch a movie while strapped in their car seats so I could finish my apt. in peace! The short version of my ultrasound results is that my placenta is still very low. It's not covering my cervix but it's still lower than they would like although my Dr. seemed to think that it shouldn't be a big deal. I have another apt. in 4 weeks to have another ultrasound to see if there is any additional progress. I informed them that I absolutely do not want to be cut open for a c-section unless it is absolutely positively necessary and if need be I will get a second opinion......not interested in having a c-section just because it's easier and less liability for the medical profession!! My wishes are known, so now we just wait and see what happens.

It was a lot of fun seeing our little peanut. The pictures we got are no where near as clear as the fancy schmancy 4D ultrasounds that you can pay to get but this one seems more clear to me than previous ones of either Maddie or Charlotte. And let me just say that when I say little peanut it's not an accurate term because this child looks like a chunkster. The baby is measuring in the 43 percentile so he/she is not that big, but the cheeks look chubby for sure! But I wouldn't expect anything different.....we make chunky babies and I prefer it that way! :o) So here are my thoughts on what this baby looks like from these not really all that clear pictures......the face shape looks like Maddie which is my face shape, the nose also looks like Maddie which is Dan's nose but interestingly enough, Charlotte and Maddie were born with different looking noses but now their noses look very much the same. The lips are hard to tell and other than the fact that the bottom lip looks bigger than the top lip and kinda pouty which both Dan and I have I can't really tell. Overall, I don't think this baby looks anything like Maddie or Charlotte did in their third trimester ultrasounds which may mean that he/she won't look like either one of them, or it could mean that these scans aren't very accurate and this baby will look like both girls or more like one or the other in particular. That's always a fun part of having another kid.....we get to see the different ways that our genes can morph! I'm glad that our baby is growing well and I'm looking forward to seeing him/her again in 4 weeks.

The face of baby Schultz
This baby really enjoys hugging and cuddling up to my placenta so it was hard to capture the face unobstructed. And it was nearly impossible to get a profile shot. Typical! :o)

The girls like this one and point out the eyes, nose and mouth

Little (big?) baby foot


heather said...

i can't believe how intense seeing your baby in 3d ultrasound is. i never had that offered to me!! so cool and kind of freaky! i hope you enjoy your last few 11 weeks mama!! as tricky as it can be, i hope that for you two!!! what a sweet little angel you are growing in there.

Keri, Gary, Abigail and Luke said...

Those are awesome pictures Gina! Your pregnancy seems to be going by so fast...can't believe you are in the home stretch! Oh and I wouldn't worry about the low-lying placenta...with Luke mine was low too for a very long time. And with Abbie, she was tranverse breech til 36 weeks!! But they both ended up in the right position at the end! I'm sure it will work out fine!

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