Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tenth percentile kiddo

Somebody's got to be there, and it looks like it's us. I had another ultrasound today and according to the ultrasound she's about 3 lb 6 oz (1.53 kg), which puts her smack dab at the 10th percentile for weight for a 32 week, 6 day fetus. Baby girl is growing proportionally, but because she's so small I get to start going in to the doctor weekly now and doing additional testing to monitor her movement. The prospect of more doctor visits and more testing is less than exciting, I must say, though I guess that's just how it goes when you're small.

She's so beautiful, even in her petiteness, even in the graininess of the ultrasound. I'm looking forward to meeting her in person.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your pregnancy (I'm a bit late, whoops)!

    I wouldn't freak out much about her size (yeah, easy for me to say) unless the u/s's show her dropping down the scale a lot (and consistently, because u/s's are crappy at predicting weight). I'd rely more on other indicators of her wellbeing. As long as it's not IUGR, then hey, a 6 pound baby has its advantages. I'd love a baby under 9 lbs next time, ha ha.