This past Monday we had a very uplifting appointment. Our baby weighed around 5 lbs 11ounces. Next week when he is born he will probably weigh just over 6 lbs. He's still a bit small, but growing well. The fluid in his ventricles has no longer increased and remains around 13-14mm. The doctor said that these numbers are in the very mild category. We also learned that our baby has a head of hair which was evident in his ultrasound pictures!
A few days ago we also visited the NICU and Neonatal. The staff was very kind and we feel at ease knowing where we'll all be in a few days. We had a lot of questions for the Neonatal doctors, but as usual, the answers are usually, "we have to just wait and see." So in other words, we still have no new information on our baby's physical abilities, hydrocephalus, the severity of his latex allergies, or recovery time.
As many of you are aware, our C section date is Jan. 6 at 7:30 am. We feel so encouraged by everyone's excitement and eagerness to visit us and our baby, however we have made the decision to allow only family visitors on the 6th, please. After the 6th we'll be looking forward to hopefully many friends stopping by!
We will also do our best to keep everyone updated on the day of our baby's birth. We will try to post updates on our blog that very day.
Please continue to pray for us as our delivery date nears, our baby's health, and his doctors.