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Reviews:
The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
Cathedral Cats by Richard Surman
Civil Wars by David Moats
A Constellation of Cats edited by Denise Little
Day of Reckoning by Jack Higgins
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Doctor Who: The Myth Makers by Donald Cotton
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
The Haunted Planet by D.J. Arneson
The Last Girls by Lee Smith
The Locket by Richard Paul Evans
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Doghouse by Horace J Elias
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madelene L'Engle
Whispers by Dean Koontz
Wild Crimes by Dana Stabenow
A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson

Miscellaneous:
Almost Ready for Harriet
Blankets Back on the Bed
A Busy Month of Guests
A Crib for Harriet
An Early Birthday Party
Getting Ready for Harriet
Good News for Sean's School
Inspired by...
No More Non-Stress Tests
One Last Ultrasound
That Darned Sock
Urban Settings

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Comments for One Last Ultrasound

Harriet at 35 weeksOne Last Ultrasound: 08/11/06

Ian and I went to Kaiser again for the last of the high risk ultrasounds. I came expecting to be on my back for another hour and a half like the previous time. We ended up only being in the ultrasound room for about twenty minutes. Harriet's head down position made taking the measurements much easier. The doctor was able to quickly measure her head circumference, her body cavity circumference, and the length of one of her femurs. The ultrasound computer came up with an estimated weight of 7 lbs 12 oz.

Before sending us home, he took a couple scans of her for us to keep. She was chewing on her hand during the scan and the pictures sort of show her doing this. He said that she was doing perfectly for her growth and that my pregnancy was a textbook pregnancy. Since I'm due to delivery by c-section in a little over three weeks, he doesn't see any need to give me another ultrasound before her birth. The only "high risk" monitoring either doctor wants me to continue with is the nightly calls from the perinatal nurses down in Santa Clara. So I'll have to keep monitoring my urine and blood pressure until she's born.



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