Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Olga update

Olga had a routine trip to the midwife today, who thought she detected a slightly irregular heartbeat in junior, and sent Olga off to Stoke Mandeville for some proper monitoring. They confirmed junior has an "ectopic  heartbeat", which is quite common and nothing to worry about, and often sorts itself out before birth. It just skips a beat now and then. Olga has to go back for another monitoring session next week, then a scan at Wycombe in 10 days time, to check on Junior's size. The bump is quite big, and junior's estimated weight is over 3kg already (Lara was 3 1/2 weeks early and weighed in at 2.84kg). He's in a good position now, his head's in the right place, and it seems Olga's been having Braxton Hicks contractions for 2 weeks, and today they were measured at 4 minute intervals! They had to check that she actually hadn't started labour "quietly" already!
So, we're pretty confident he'll be here before the 27th March, and wouldn't rule out a February 29th birth!

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