Level II and looking good!

by Kathy on May 6, 2009 · 11 comments

in Baby Benson, Hope, Molly, Sean, The Future

Another quick update to share about the Level II ultrasound that we had this morning for Baby Benson. Highlights include:

The Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist said that he thinks everything continues to look “normal!”

This was another huge milestone for our family, as we understood going into today’s extensive ultrasound that problems can be discovered at Level II screenings.

She still appears to be a girl!

She weighed approximately 15 ounces/426 grams.

She measured right where she should be at 20 weeks 5 days = an estimated due date (EDD) of September 18 (within a day of her official EDD of 9/19).

Her measurements were in the 69th percentile based on my last menstrual period (LMP) of December 17, 2008 (EDD = 9/23) and in the 57th percentile based on her average measurements today (EDD = 9/18).

She was active throughout the ultrasound, which was fun to see! In the beginning she was breech, but it wasn’t long before I felt her move and the ultrasound tech told us that she had “flipped” and was then head down.

Our next routine prenatal appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 (baby will be 22 weeks gestation at the time). We also have another fetal echocardiogram scheduled for Wednesday, June 10 (25 weeks gestation). We couldn’t be happier that our baby girl/this pregnancy continues to be relatively uneventful, normal and routine! Those are all words that are music to our ears right now.

Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, kind words, thoughts and prayers. I haven’t forgotten to share about Molly’s birthday/celebration of life last month and telling Sean about being a big brother again and still plan to do so in the near future. However, our life has just been soooooo busy lately, for a variety of reasons, a big one being that demolition and construction began this week on the remodel of our basement. As you may know, we live in a two bedroom home and since we plan for Sean and Baby Benson to share a bedroom, we are fixing up our basement to become a nice play area for Sean and Baby Benson (when she gets older). As right now much of Sean’s toys are in his bedroom and that will need to change with all of the napping that our baby girl will likely be doing in her first years of life.

I leave you with a “before” and “during” picture of our basement and will follow up later this month with one or more “after” pics. When Sean came home from school on the first day of our remodeling project, he said (because of all the exposed silver colored insulation) that our basement “looked like outer space!” Those of you who I am “friends” with on Facebook may have already seen (or may choose to check out) the albums I have posted on my profile this week that show more extensively the before and in progress pictures of our remodel (which I update daily). I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good spirits and enjoying this awesome spring weather (at least that we are experiencing here in Chicago)!


A work in progress…

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Martha May 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Wonderful news on your U/S!!
That is great you are remodeling, I love before/after pics. Thanks for sharing.


2 Fertilized May 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

GREAT Great great U/S! I agree with Sean, I does look like outerspace.


3 Dan & Hillary and little Russell May 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

The words, “normal” and “uneventful” as so reassuring! Let the nesting begin:-) Glad all is going well. Thank-you once again for your help/ advice in the last month or so.


4 Photogrl May 6, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Yay for another great ultrasound! 🙂

Remodeling…love it, hate it. Can’t wait to see the finished pics!


5 A Mom in Jacksonville, FL May 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

HOORAY! SO pleased everything continues to go well with your Baby Girl.

Can’t wait to see the finished basement—how neat!


6 T-Mommy May 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

Wow, little Miss Molly has been busy taking care of all of you…

Great U/S pics and even greater news about your youngest girl.I am so happy to read that everything is going right on track.

Can’t wait to hear about Molly’s celebration day and Sean’s story!


7 Katie May 7, 2009 at 10:32 am

YAY for good news, Kathy!!!!

I am so glad that everything is going well. Good luck with the remodel.


8 Cara May 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Oh Kathy – the good news keeps coming !!!



9 Seraphim May 8, 2009 at 3:40 am

So glad it’s all going well. If you have time, can you swing by my blog on Mother’s Day?
Love Sarah


10 Lollipop Goldstein May 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm

That is fantastic news about the ultrasound.


11 T-Mommy May 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm

We miss you!!!….


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