Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Baby S update
We had a surprise scan last night. Baby is weighing 5.98 pounds and measures 35 weeks and 4 days. Heart rate is 149bpm. Perfect. There is no sign of baby coming, though s/he is upside down - so we're all ready and waiting.
Also seen on the scan is "single circum nuchal loop of cord". Dr Google tells me a single loop of cord is the umbilical cord being wrapped once around the baby's neck. This happens in approx. 20% of singleton cases, with half resolving before delivery.
Four days until we leave. We were going to delay our flights until Wednesday, so we could move furniture in, but the floor sander doesn't start until tomorrow, so there's no point in delaying as we still won't get the house moved around. That will be a job for Kata, Aunty Sally and Uncle Tim : )) (hint hint).
I dreamed last night we were in India and we had a baby boy who came earlier than expected. This is my first boy dream. Baby had white blonde hair and blue eyes, and he was chubby and healthy. In the dream I felt the most overwhelming love and I kept staring at our son, too afraid to pick him up, and not wanting to disturb him, he looked so content. In my dream I thought: "Wow, now I get it" ... I finally felt and understood what it is like to be a mother. I could just not take my eyes off our little boy.
So, now I am convinced we are having a boy, though the white blonde hair and light eyes are extremely unlikely.
Wow!!! I am going to start packing tonight. I am going to be a mummy next week or the week after at the latest!!!!!
Posted by Phoenix at 11:53 AM