16 March 2009

Big Baby

Placenta prævia is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is attached to the uterine wall close to or covering the cervix. It can some times occur in the latter part of the first trimester, but usually during the second or third. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.5% of all labors.

We just returned from another ultrasound, and the news was all good.

In an earlier ultrasound, we discovered that Stacie had placenta prævia, where the placenta is covering the cervix, potentially making for a complicated birth or a C-section. On today's ultrasound the doctor said the prævia was diminishing on it's own and would probably be gone in a few more weeks. That was the news we were hoping for. We'll have one more ultrasound at about 34 weeks.

We also got a couple more pictures, and learned that Sennet looks like he's going to be a BIG BOY. We're at 26.5 weeks right now and he's already 13 inches and over 3.5lbs. Not overly surprising considering his father (moi) is 6´5˝ and about 230lbs, my father was about 6-foot, Stacie's father is 6´4˝ and I've got two cousins who are over 6´6˝. Big runs in the family.

To date we've had four parenting classes: Infant Safety and CPR, Conscious Fathering, Breast Feeding, and Newborn Care. I now know the proper rhythm for giving CPR to a baby (the same beat as "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees), the correct way to swaddle and sooth a baby, the proper way to 'latch on' to the breast, and how to (try to) have the Happiest Baby on the Block. I think we're ready to move on from the classes and try it for real.

Three months left to go...
KJT - Seattle (2009)


gazolene said...

The face picture has to be the best...wow, my kids never looked like anything you would want to bring home...looked more like peanut blobs!

Pyzahn said...

Wow, good good news. Thanks for sharing such sweet stuff from your life.

And I love the name - Sennet.

I think you should have a pool on birth weight. I'm picking 8 lbs, 7 oz.

Geez, I hope you don't have a tiny wife.

mighty jo said...

yay! you must be getting so excited--& so nervous! babies are so much fun!

bunnylishiss said...

*cough* you just learned the proper way to do that?

congrats! Loves me some tall mens.

cae said...

that top sonogram is amazing - get ready to start forking out some cash for duds ... over and over before they ever wear out.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and Stacie! Very exciting.
We are expecting our first in just four weeks.