Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Baby "Fern" Updates
For those who don't know, we named the Fetus "Fern." Don't worry, that will not be the name of the baby.
Last week we went in for a check up. We couldn't go to Santiago, because our doctor is on vacation for two weeks, so we went in to a doctor here in Jarabacoa. On the ultrasound, we saw Fern close up. The doctor saw the gender, but we asked him not to tell us. Fern was so cute! It was sucking it's thumb. :)
We did not get any picture of the whole baby, only of measurements (it's head, leg, etc.)
Head Circum.: 6 in
Femur (top of leg)length: 1 in.
Abdomen circum.: 4.5 in.
In addition, my belly is growing rapidly. Those here can tell the small changes, though it still looks small. But even my students comment on it! :) They love patting my small belly already.
I haven't felt any baby movements for certain yet. Sometimes I think I feel something, but I have no idea what it should feel like.
I'm in my 18th week, just beginning the 5th month. Half way done! Yay!