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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Radiologist report

I'm actually beginning to believe I'm going to bring this baby girl home from the hospital when she's born. I went to my regular appointment yesterday, and they had the report from the radiologist.

Everything looked wonderful. They got good pictures of the heart, kidneys, brain, legs, abdomen and all the other important body parts. The only thing they weren't able to see were the hands, but the radiologist isn't too worried about it. Neither I am. She waved at us at one point and then put her hands over her face, so I know they are there. And, they sure didn't look clenched to me.

She weighs 13 ounces and is about 10 inches long. I'm now wondering how much bigger than Tessa she will be. Tessa weighed five pounds, seven ounce and was 17 inches long at full-term. Will Ella/Emily/Elizabeth/Sophia/Caroline/Colleen (LOL) be that small or a lot bigger? I need to know if I should buy preemie clothes because when Tessa was born, nothing fit her and we had to go and buy some for her.

I had gained a total of two more pounds, making me up to nine. Dr. McGowen said she doesn't care if I don't gain another pound, just as long as I don't start losing. This will be wonderful, because she said if that happens, I will weigh less after the baby is born than I did before I even got pregnant. I hope so, because I gained back some of the weight I lost last year after Jenna died while I was unemployed.

Today, Tessa and I had to go to Wal-Mart to pick up the ingredients to make pies for the PTO lunch for teachers first inservice day at school tomorrow. We went over to the baby items and just oohed and ahhed over everything. Tessa picked out a onesie that said, "Drama Queen," and I chose a really cute green sleeper with a floral print and a elephant patch. It was so adorable.

I just hope I'm not jinxing myself or getting my hopes about all of it, but I feel so much better about things than I did before.

6 comments:

Mirna said...

Wonderful news! Looks like the biggest problem here is going to be the name, LOL! Tessa must be so excited! Hugs! :)

JenJen said...

I am so glad that the report went so well!

All of the potential names are cute :)

Meg said...

What great news! Of course you're still going to worry, because you're a mom and that's what we do. Plus you have experience with the worst kind of pain a parent can imagine. But with everything looking so great, I think you have every right to be optimistic!

And great names list, too!

Hollie said...

Great news!!! I'm so glad all looks well!

Love ALL of your names btw! It's going to be a hard decision!

Four Square said...

Glad you're getting you're hopes up, and enjoying this time. That's what it's for, even when it scares your socks off. Praying and hoping for you and your family to have them all fulfilled. (Found you through Grayson/Kinsey's blog.)

Radar's Mom said...

Congratulations!!! I know the relief that each new piece of good news brings (and I know that no matter how much good news you get, you can't actually believe it until your new sweet baby is in your arms). Now go ahead and dare to believe because everything will turn out beautifully... I am so happy for you!