By all accounts, Baby B is looking amazing on ultrasound. He is practicing his breathing, his little heart is beating away, and all of his parts are in the right place and appear to be the right size. I don't think there is a parent out there that ever gets tired of hearing how "great," "awesome," and "beautiful" their child is. The ultrasound technician as well as the doctor (who usually is a bit more stoic) had nothing but praise for our little guy, which was seriously music to Brian's and my ears.
And the big news...Baby B seems to have skipped over the featherweight division and is cruising to be a heavy weight by birth. He weighed in today at a whopping SEVEN POUNDS, NINE OUNCES. Yes, I have almost 8 lbs of baby in my uterus at 34w5d. This child is measuring in the 98% on all growth charts. I would be concerned about his gi-normous size, but every test has come back showing no sign of any kind of problem. He's just a really, really, really big baby. The doctor came in and asked both of us which parent we blame; I, of course, pointed to Brian and his 10 lb birth weight, and Brian was just as quick to point to me and highlight my Jr. Whooper and brownie addiction. Whatever is going on, this kid clearly has a healthy blood supply and a highly-functional placenta; he is not going hungry, that's for sure. I've always strived to be a good hostess, and I think this is the ultimate compliment. :-)
Other news included that as of next Saturday, August 8th, I will be off ALL of my medications (!!) AND I will be off of bedrest. The doctor was quick to caution me not to hit the gym (um, no worries, dude), and to take things slowly, but I can already taste the freedom. He also believes there is very little chance I will reach my due date and instead will go into labor in the next three weeks. For those of you who read the post about Kelly's scheduled c-section, this puts us squarely around the time frame. Again. :-)
But, it's not in our hands at this point, it's in nature's hands. So, whatever happens, I'm sure our little guys will enjoy sharing a birthday, or at the very least, the same birth month.