Today we had our growth measurement ultrasound for Owen. It was really exciting for us because at our last ultrasound, we had just made it to 24 weeks and he was measuring at 2lbs. So we knew he had to have gotten bigger since then, as its almost been 10 weeks. Well, our little baby has indeed grown to be somewhere between 5.5lbs-6lbs! This is MIND blowing! To me, 2lbs was big, let alone almost 6lbs! I just keep thinking how amazing it is that he has grown so much in what feels like a relatively small amount of time. And he even has hair! The ultrasound tech showed us the "halo" around the bottom of his head and you could even see the little strands. Simply one of the greatest joys of my life was seeing this little boy today.
I think the most encouraging thing is to know that he is big enough now that if he were to come early, I think he would do ok. He may still have to go to the NICU for a time, but overall I think he would recover well. Now my fears run in a different area. All the other possible ways babies don't make it home. Even when things go well, you still have that nagging "don't get too happy" voice in the back of your mind. I wish so much that I could just shut that voice off. But I can't. And so I try to enjoy the moments of pure joy, like when seeing Owen's little hairs, for as long as I can.