Thursday, September 1, 2011
Photos: 33 weeks, 5 days; with comparison below
33 weeks, 5 days
And just for comparison: Photos from 21 weeks to now:
21 weeks - you can still see the ventricles clearly, but obvious fluid build-up
27 weeks - you can see fluid has started to take over most of her brain - her head starts to measure ahead of her gestational age at this point.
33 weeks 5 days - not really possible to measure her ventricles anymore. Her head is "off the charts" at 41 cm. Her head as a full term newborn should only be between 32cm and 34 cm. (So currently, she has a head the average size of a 12-15month old depending on where on the curve they fall)
The sides of her head couldn't even fit into the ultrasound view - so these measurements can only be a "very good estimate" is what we were told.
Also, her BPD (ear to ear) measurement is nearing 12cm (currently at 11.7cm). This is important because it may impact the kind of c/section I need to get her out safely.