The more good news we get, the more I CANNOT wait to meet our precious little boy! We had a great appointment with Dr. Pietrantoni this afternoon. Dr. P even had an associate with him for today's visit...his 2 year old daughter, Grace. We loved meeting her, who is in the process of learning both Spanish and Italian. We almost took Paisley with us today...I'm sure they would have had a great time together!!
It is very obvious that our little guy is extremely active. The entire ultrasound he was kicking and punching (as he does all the time)! He also has A LOT of hair, which he chose to play with during the ultrasound. Those little fingers were running through all that hair, so cool to see! His cheeks are chubby and he looks so much like a baby, instead of a little alienish (you know what I mean, if you've ever seen an ultrasound). He also weighs a whopping 3 pounds 11 ounces!!! 4 weeks ago he weighed 2 pounds even...seems like a pretty big increase to me, and I am feelin' it!
The fluid on BabyBoy's brain has only increased a little, but that is to be expected, since his head is getting larger as he grows. The ultrasound tech measured 1.7 cm; Dr. P measured 1.3 cm. He assured us that the brain looks proportionate and we don't need to worry about the numbers. He could measure 10 times and would get a different measurement each time. Dr. P used the word "excellent" and that we are most definitely still in the mild-moderate range of hydrocephalus. The spine still looks to be perfectly aligned, as well, which is a good indicator that the spinal cord is undamaged. Of course we won't know anything for sure until he is born and has the surgery to see exactly what we are working with. However, we continue to be positive, as we are given positive information. That is our only option, and we have no reason to think any way but positive.
All in all, a very good visit with Dr. P today. I will see Dr. Dunn in 2 weeks and Dr. P again on June 4 when I am 34 weeks. Until then, I will continue to be the best incubator possible! Thanks for the continued thoughts and prayers...we still need them more than ever!