I went in to the hospital for my fifth ultrasound this afternoon. Normally, I'd only have had one or two, but they've been keeping an eye on my "low-lying placenta" for several weeks now. Good news... I no longer have a low-lying placenta and everything looks perfect. The baby weighs approx. 5.5 lbs and has moved into the head down position. When the picture first came up on the monitor all I saw was a giant head. "That's a giant head," I said. The ultrasound technician laughed and then assured me that the picture was magnified a bit. 'How much is a bit?' I'm thinking. On another note, if our child comes out with big bumps, lumps and bruises on her head, I'll know who to blame. The tech pushed down SO hard. I hope she didn't hurt Abby Kate, because she definitely hurt me!
I was happy to go in for another ultrasound, if only to be absolutely certain it is in fact a girl we're having. Everyone - including the occasional complete stranger - keeps telling me I must be having a boy because of the way I'm carrying the baby. So I started to worry a little about all the tags and receipts I've discarded and the fact that I've already washed everything. Nothing's returnable now! But the doctor was able to confirm today that the baby is 100% girl. And I saw for myself - no doubt about it. Relief!
Here's a picture of our girl. It's only of her face. It's not the clearest of images, but I think she looks just like Mike. Can you tell?
So less than five weeks until the due date! I haven't had any contractions besides the fake kind. I'm doing good, feeling well and we're all prepared. Thanks for your continued prayers as we enter the last few weeks. We'll be keeping you posted!