Well, that is what all I think when I see my precious new one's face. I had a 3D ultrasound at my appointment on Monday, and it was by far the best one yet. Such a clear picture. . .however, he didn't want to uncover his face and only gave us a small peak at his mouth and nose. He favors 2 people in our family of 5, and I'm so excited about it.
Everything looked good with Davis. MCA velocity is still in the 'C' range and cervix looked great. I go back in 2 weeks to recheck all of that. They didn't measure him this time, but they did measure the amniotic fluid which looked good as well. We saw him practice breathing too. My OB is actually leaving and moving away, so I was able to see him one more time. I'm sad to see him go, because he took over my care at about 20 weeks with the triplets and has been my OB ever since. He has definitely been a God send, but I'm in good hands with the other high-risk OB who is also an MFM (maternal fetal specialist). These 2 are the only ones in town, so it's great that I'll just be able to be transferred from one to the other. I'll still be able to contact my current OB if I have any questions, so that is very comforting. He was a huge support to Chris and I after we delivered the triplets, is always so positive and encouraging, and I'm just so thankful that God placed him in our life. He is excited to see how well I'm doing this time. We spoke about my not having diabetes yet, and he said that the next few weeks will show whether or not I'm going to have it this time. The hormone that causes gestational diabetes spikes again in the next few weeks, so if I make it past 32 weeks with no problem then I'm in the clear!!! YAY! How amazing is that?!?! People might be tired of me talking about it . . . but, I just never ever dreamed, when I felt God telling me it was time to have another baby (when I felt I wasn't quite ready yet due to already having 2 pregnancies back to back and this would make the 3rd pregnancies in 3 years) and that he'd take care of any worries that I had, that he'd do something about my diabetes. Not only has he taken away my bigger fears of a micro-preemie and other issues I've had in the past, kept this antibody thing quiet and not causes issues yet, but he has seemingly cured me of diabetes this time. WOW! It's just so amazing and continues to amaze the doctors. No one ever questioned it- it was just a given that I'd have diabetes, be on insulin, but we knew after dealing with it 3 prior times that it'd be ok and just cause some inconveniences. I'm still going to have weekly biophysical profiles (ultrasounds that rate several things from 1-10), non stress test, and OB appointments due to my history and the antibody issue, but that is fine with us- we'd rather be safe than sorry and ensure this little guy is doing well. Those will start in the next few weeks.
Sounds great to say nine weeks and some days left to go until we meet this little boy face-to-face!