Thursday, June 3, 2010

3-D Ultrasound, Take Two: Carter at 32 Weeks

We went back to have a another 3-D ultrasound done last week, and Carter cooperated a little bit more this time. They were able to get a few shots of his face, but it is a little bit smooshed looking because I am getting farther along and there is less amniotic fluid, which apparently makes it harder to get a clear shot. Still fun to kind of see what he will look like, though! I do love the last picture with the little smile.

The ultrasound tech said he is (or was right at 32 weeks when we had the ultrasound) 5 pounds, 2 ounces, with a margin of error of 6 ounces. He is measuring 2 weeks ahead on everything except for head circumference, which is measuring 4 weeks ahead. I'm still holding out hope that I won't have to have another C-section, but everytime I have another ultrasound that hope fades a little bit. The doctor said that because he measured so large this time that I will have another ultrasound at 37 weeks to see how big he is and whether they think they should get him out of there early. I would be so disappointed, but I'm just trying to focus on the fact that I would get to see him a couple of weeks early.


Leslie said...

He is so cute! I love that little smile :) I think it is interesting that they gave you a margin of error. Just remember that Ella always measured big -9 lbs, but only weighed 6 lbs 15 ozs.

Stacy said...

Wow, Leslie, that makes me feel better. I'm really hoping they don't try to make me have a c-section because of these measurements, especially because they can be so wrong. With Jacob, they never even gave me a weight estimate, so I have nothing to compare it to. Jacob was 8 lb, 6oz when he was born, and his head circumference was in the 95th percentile.