Monday, March 24, 2008

Already getting an 'A'

Well, as of today, Zachary is in the 90th percentile for his weight (5.5 lbs, a prediction). That means 10 percent of babies are bigger than he is at this stage. HOLY COW, he is a big boy.
He is still breach with his butt down, head up, and feet in front of his face. It is called Frank Breach for all you savvy people that know about breach babies.
The doctor says he has seen babies turn, but would be surprised in this babies case because he has been breach the entire time. I think he has gotten himself stuck, but maybe he will change his mind and turn. Even if he turns, I don't want to think about how big he will be and having him naturally. He is still supposed to gain a 1/2 pound a week, and we have 8 weeks left.
In 2 weeks the dr. wants to start the non-stress tests to play it safe. If he stays breach we will schedule a c-section 2 weeks before my due date to ensure that I don't go into labor.
We have been blessed with an amazing dr. that really understands our struggle. He takes great care of us, and plays it extra safe to ensure a healthy baby and mom to the best of his ability.
I go to the sonogram specialist on Friday for more precise measurements, and to see how all his little insides are developing.
I will post an update then, and maybe some nursery pictures. I am a horrible picture taker.


Brie said...

Wow! He is a big boy! You may be thankful for a C-section, if that is possible!:) We will continue to pray. Also, I have your shower present but probably won't be able to come. Eric leaves for August, GA for the Master's the day after and probably wouldn't want us gone. So, message me your address and I'll put it in the mail!:)

Jason and Stephanie Trook said...

Yeah for healthy babies! Also, I LOVED my C-sections! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :)