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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Belly Report: Ultrasound #2!

Only one week until we head home to Evanston for FOUR weeks!!!  We are eleven weeks along and our baby is about the size of a fig: just over 1 1/2 inches long--still so tiny!  But this tiny person is BUSY--his/her hands will begin to open and close into fists soon, tiny tooth buds are forming under the gums, and some bones are starting to harden!  He/She already spends time kicking and stretching--I can't wait to feel all of that!

This week was really busy!  We had our second doctor's appointment Wednesday morning, and we got to have another ultrasound!!!  Dr. Hibshman found the heartbeat easily, and when we looked at it on the screen it looked like two tiny hand clapping :)  Everything looked great during the visit, and I got a LOAD of blood drawn!  We met with the insurance coordinator and decided we would go ahead and have a scheduled C-section.  A vaginal birth is a possibility, but there is a long list of complications.  Obviously there are risks with any major surgery, but we would rather just start with that route rather than possibly go through a long labor ending in an emergency C-section--that just increases the risks.  As long as everything goes as planned, the planned surgery would be scheduled about a week before my estimated due date, so June 3rd would be that date!  SOOO exciting to think about :)

On Thursday I saw the eye doctor and the dentist and on Saturday we headed out of Dumfries at 4:20am Eastern time and arrived in Evanston just before 3:00pm Central time.  We had a really good drive: good weather, good travelers, and good traffic :)  Jackson was THRILLED to finally be in Evanston at Mimi and Bampa's house!!!

Flashback: How Big is a Fig?

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