Nikolaus has chubby cheeks like his big sister!
27 weeks 5 days
Today was our growth ultrasound of Nikolaus to see how he is growing and we are happy to report that he is doing just fine. He is a little above average in size (59th percentile). So, even with his marginal umbilical cord insertion, he seems to be getting all the right nutrients (and enough) to keep growing. His weight is estimated at 2 lbs. 9 oz. His head measured at 30 weeks, while the rest of his body measured at 28 weeks. I think he will have a big noggin like Natasha. The ultrasound tech tried to get a better 3D image of him, but he was snuggled right up against the placenta and wouldn't budge... must make a great pillow. Nikolaus is also head down as of right now, which I hope he stays that way. And he is pretty flexible... at one point he had his foot right next to his head. My doctor was not in today, so after she reviews the ultrasound, we will find out if we need to have another one. The nurse practitioner said if we did need another one, it probably won't be until week 36. I will be 28 weeks on Sunday and feeling pretty good. I also measured right on track for being 28 weeks pregnant and I passed my glucose test. I think the nesting thing is starting to kick in because everyday I am working on Natasha's big girl room, so Nikolaus can have the nursery. It is definitely a project since the extra bedroom has been a guest bedroom/storage space for so many years. I will post pictures once everything is done! Thanks for checking in on our sweet Nikolaus.