It was a good day. Went to the doctor today. We were scheduled for a growth ultrasound. My belly always measures a bit bigger than it should so doctors always want to do measurements to make sure the baby is not too big before delivery. You would think they would learn after having a few 6 pounders that it's just me... not the baby. He was measuring to be about 6 lbs. 2 oz. at this point which means if he continues to grow at a normal rate then he should weigh in at just over 7 pounds at delivery. This would be our biggest baby although he is still far from being TOO big.
As I laid back and the ultrasound began, the tech noticed that he was in optimal position for getting pretty good special 3D ultrasound shots. Wanting to get the shots while she could she offered us a last minute special on the 3D ultrasound. It is normally $250 dollars for a 3D simply because there is no guarantee the baby will cooperate and it can be quite time consuming. Knowing that she could get good pictures quickly she offered us the ultrasound for $25 dollars but we had to make the decision quickly before he moved. We definitely agreed to it!
It was so great to see his sweet face. I can see a little bit of all 3 of the other kids in that little face but I'm sure he will have his own unique little look about him. He smiled several times during the ultrasound. Already hamming it up for the camera. :)
I was also quite pleased to finally get to schedule my c-section for November 16th at 9:30 in the morning. As long as we don't have anymore pre-term labor episodes, that will be his arrival date.
We topped the visit off with a swine flu vaccination. It seems to have already worked it's way through the kids relatively easily but we decided it's not such a bad thing to be protected against any future exposure.
Here are some pictures of that sweetest ever little face!