Monday, July 7, 2008

Back from the 'big' ultrasound!

Things look great! The baby was somewhat uncooperative, laying face down - so I have to go back next week, hoping the baby flips - so that can get a better view of the heart. She was able to see most things - the heart rate was at 137, we saw all 4 chambers of the heart, the flow through the heart, the umbilical cord and blood flow, the liver, the kidneys, the stomach and bladder (with fluid in there - good things). She took shots of the brain and a bunch of measurements.... so that is all a big relief to me!


The picture looks a lot to me like our 11 week u/s:


The baby kept on waving it's hand around - too cute. To me it was crazy to see the baby moving around, but not be able to feel anything! The u/s tech was telling me that I should be feeling things soon.

I'm a bit bummed that I'm going to have to go back again next week, but I won't complain too much about another chance to see the baby! The good news is that she was able to see most things, so a bunch of the things I was worried about were answered.

This weekend was nice - my mother's new puppy is a bit out of control. I was glad we decided to come home early on Sunday for a bit of down time. Even though the cabin was fun, sometimes my mom stresses me out (I'm sure that isn't a surprise to other daughters out there).... plus, the friends that came with me introduced me to a game called Pounce. We played for hours at a time! It's a fun and competitive card game... but a bit high energy. I spent Sunday afternoon sitting and knitting and watching TV.

15 comments:

Jen said...

Hooray! I am glad everything looked good at the ultrasound!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I'm glad the u/s went well!! Very reassuring!

Pounce sounds like fun. Ps family is really into a variation of Contract Rummy that they call May I but that isn't the same as the variation that site calls May I.

sukeyknits said...

Congratulations on the appointment. That's an interesting variation on the Pounce game. It was fun to play. I think I'm supposed to play it again tonight with friends, but am suprised to say, I might be Pounced out!

Wishing 4 One said...

Yeah!!! So glad all was awesome at ultrasound, i can't imagine how very cool it is to see your baby, i bet it feels amazing. And I hope I am not turning into a crazy cat lady, not yet anyway. So good to read your update!

La La said...

So glad the ultrasound went well!!

Deborah said...

You're going to be surprised about the sex, right?

Anyway, I'm very glad you got to see pictures of your waving baby and know that s/he is looking good.

Baby Step said...

OMG, look at your baby! I am very excited for you. I love that game pounce. I used to play it a lot when I was young...we called it something else though.

Jen said...

The picture is beautiful. Hopefully the little one is a little more cooperative for the tech next week. I'm glad to hear that everything is looking good though.

Sarah said...

Beautiful profile!

Fertilized said...

aHHHHHHH beautiful baby!

calliope said...

fantastic news, sweetie!
so so happy that the scan went well.

Samantha said...

I'm so glad that things went well! I think your latest pic looks more developed!

Geohde said...

Congrats on a great scan. The profile shot is totally cute- I haven't had one of those since 12 weeks, I keep getting pictures that look like kidney beans instead!

J

Schatzi said...

Yay!
congratulations on a great ultrasound!!!

Christy said...

Great news about the ultrasound, and great news that you get to have another soon. What fun!