Released from House Arrest

I am officially off bed rest! I got the OK today from the perinatologist. Everything looked great. He did see something in the amniotic sac, which he said could be a clot or baby debris (such as skin cells or vernix), but that it doesn’t pose a threat to the baby. He said it’s pretty hard to distinguish between a clot and what he calls “baby dust”, but he says it’s not a worry and it’s fine for me to go back to normal activities. So, it’s back to work for me tomorrow, but I’ll probably still take it easy. I won’t be mowing the lawn or cleaning the gutters, as Joe suggested today.

Smudgers looked great today. She weighed in at 7 ounces, which the doctor said was right on track for 17 weeks. We got a nice long look at her, and left with 3D pictures and a DVD of part of our ultrasound. It’s so cool to see what her little face looks like already, even though it looks like a little monkey face in one picture!

17 week 3d 3

17 week 3d 1

17 week 3d 4

She’s so cute it’s not fair to other babies! šŸ™‚

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Ashley says:

    WHOOO HOOOO!!! I’m so happy for you!!! It’s a day to celebrate!! PS. She is beautiful;)

  2. jenn says:

    Great news and awesome pictures!

  3. That is good news and the pics are sooooo good!

  4. Linda says:

    3D pics are so clear and really show how smudge is developing!

  5. Mrs. Hammer says:

    Congrats on being released! She looks so cute and tiny. It’s amazing that for only 7 oz. she is already a little lady šŸ™‚

  6. Lisanne says:

    So glad! Those pics are amazing. So happy for you. So there really IS such a thing as baby dust! šŸ™‚

  7. I have been so busy…. It is good to hear about the baby! She is beautiful!

  8. Hooray! Did you have a party? šŸ˜‰ Smudge looks so cute. Glad you’re doing well. And do take it easy. You deserve it.

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