We had an ultrasound today to check on the location of the placenta and to see how the baby is growing.
All good news (phew!)
My placenta is now 4.5 cm away from my cervix, so no more previa issues, thankfully.
We also checked the cervical length - long and closed. Yay!
And Ms. Magpie is measuring in the 25th percentile...I think they estimated her weight as 2.3 pounds. So...so far, no macrosomic baby here!
Right now, baby is head down and facing to my right side, but they said she can still move around quite a bit.
We met briefly with a maternal fetal medicine specialist after the scan to go over the results. All looks good he said. Will asked if we can keep the baby from getting too big by carefully controlling my diet and blood sugar levels. The doctor said unfortunately no. That the diet/glucose are the two factors we can control, but that there is evidence that the diabetic state itself can cause large for gestational age infants. Boo! (He said something about hyperinsulinema and amino acid secretion...but I didn't catch all of the details).
It's not the greatest picture...hopefully she won't be this lumpy in real life...but here is our first 3D image of Ms. Magpie. Oh my, I can't even process this. There is a little person inside of me. How did that ever happen?
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