Today Wes and I had another doctor's appointment. This one was a little different... Following our appointment last week, the doctor thought Tucker was measuring a little big. So, she ordered an ultrasound to get an estimated fetal weight. Turns out, Tucker is right on target with his weight. However, I have some extra amniotic fluid which is making my belly measure a little big. There are no concerns with the extra fluid since all my lab work came back normal and Tucker's looking great. It's something that they'll continue to monitor and could possibly cause some early contractions. My doctor is also not worried about any potential contractions since Tucker is at the point that he would do great outside Mommy's belly. (Though, that means we're probably definitely looking at 4 1/2 weeks or less until we get to hold Tucker in our arms!)
Since everything is looking great, the appointment was extra special in that we got to see Tucker again. We haven't seen him since our only other ultrasound, at 19 weeks. This time, there was much more to see! Tucker was wide awake, with big eyes looking directly at the ultrasound wand! He was kicking, practicing sucking movements, and making kissing faces! He is SO CUTE!!! I have to say, I think that I have the cutest baby ever growing inside of me! (Yes, I know, I'm somewhat partial....)
At the end of our ultrasound, the technician said, "Let me see if I can get a 3-D image" and exchanged her wand for the 3-D one. We were able to get a quick 3-D face shot. From this, we could clearly tell that Tucker looks like his Daddy! He has his Daddy's nose and lips! Of course, since I think his Daddy is super good-looking, this is alright by me! :)
Amazing! That's all I can say! Absolutely amazing that such a perfect, beautiful, precious little human being is growing inside of me! One that God has perfectly designed just for Wes and I! It absolutely blows me away and puts me on my face in awe of God's love for me!