We received good news after yesterdays ultrasound and doctor's consult at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. We got the all clear to deliver our baby in RedWing where we have been doctoring the whole time. The ultrasound showed that the placenta has shifted fully out of the way. Last week it was 1.6-2.4 cm away from my cervix and yesterdays ultrasound showed it was 4.2 cm away! God answered our prayers and now the waiting game is officially on. Everything looks really good with baby and the heart beat was 145 bpm. With the measurements they do on the baby and their calculations they figured baby weighs 7 pounds now. During the ultrasound they turned on the 3D image and baby decided to be sneaky and shield his or hers face by snuggling up to the placenta. We did see baby's lips, chin and part of a cheek. Baby definitely has my lips which we could see that at the 20 week ultrasound but it was very clear now that baby will be blessed with my big fuller lips! The ultrasound also showed that the baby has a decent amount of hair. The gal doing the ultrasound said that when you can see the hair on the ultrasound it usually means they have a decent amount for it to show up. We also got to see baby open and close its mouth, purse its lips and see its tongue swallowing away. We were slightly bummed to not see the baby's whole face but at the same time it makes it that more exciting that we have no idea what our kid looks like yet. We are so excited to meet this tiny human and I can't wait to find out if we have a little boy or girl to raise.
With my placenta out of the way I can get back to doing a few things at crossfit I haven't been able to do for a bit. For instance today we did sprints on the rower and it felt great to get back to rowing, it's one of my favorites. I've adjusted to the dreaded assault bike and even though its now my favorite I don't entirely loath it anymore. It still feels really good to move and be active. I take it day by day and continue to listen to my body. When a lot of women are extremely uncomfortable at this point in their pregnancy I'm happy to report that I'm not. Sleeping really isn't comfortable and leaning over patients at work is not comfortable, but I contribute feeling well to staying active, eating healthy and having my hours being cut down at work. Having two whole days off a week has made a huge difference and I'm so thankful that my doctors ended up forcing me to do that.
Ryan and I had a dinner date last night after out doctor's appointment and it was hard not to think that this could potentially be one of our last date nights before we become a family of three. We also had a wedding over the weekend and enjoyed time out with some friends and then helped bake and decorate cut out cookies with Ryan's mom on Sunday.. I'm going to savor every minute I get to spend with Ryan before the baby comes. It will be bittersweet going from just us two, to a family of three. I can't wait to see us become parents and figure out this whole thing together. We will have another check up next week on Baby Buck. Thank you again for all the prayers and encouragement. Please continue the prayers for a hopefully quick and safe delivery. God's has already decided this baby's birthday its our job to just be patient now and put our trust in him that all will go smoothly.