Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Really Fun Sonogram

So yesterday I had my NT scan and K came along with me.  He hadn't seen the baby on-screen since the 1st ultrasound at 6 weeks when all we could see was a sac and fetal pole.  This time he got to see the baby wiggling all over the place, tossing and turning, putting its little hands on its head.  And he got to hear the heartbeat for the first time.  A strong 150bpm.  He couldn't believe how awesome it sounded.  We could clearly see the spine, legs, little mouth, and little arms.  We were both pretty elated.  It was kind of easy to forget why we were there.  I'm young (if you can call 33 young-blah) so the chances of a problem are low, but K's aunt on his dad's side had downs syndrome.  His grandma was older when she gave birth to Aunt Edna so that could have been the reason but you never know.  We would rather be prepared if there were to be a problem.  

The only part I didn't like was the picture.  All my other ultrasound images were so clear.  She printed out jpegs on regular paper so the images are really blurry.  And I'm doing the integrated screen so I have some additional bloodwork to do in a few weeks, and then another ultrasound at 20 weeks.  I think that is the one where we can find out the sex so we are trying to decide if that is something we really want to do.  

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you got to see baby jumping all around! Sorry the pictures didn't turn out well though, that's a bummer! You are right, the 20 week u/s is when you can find out the sex. We couldn't wait to find out! I'm so glad things are going well for you!! :)

E_Sharp said...

My NT scan pics sucked too!
I'm sure you'll get something better at your 20-wk anatomical u/s! So glad to hear that all is progressing well!

Clio said...

how adorable! that you got to see your baby putting its hands on its little head.. sooooo cute. :)

alicia said...

yay! I am glad baby is looking good and that your hubby got to see baby again!

keith soo didn't want to know the sex, but I got my way in the end! haha have fun making that decision together!

militarywifealways said...

Yeah I want to see pictures, I know your husband must have been smiling from ear to ear :0)

theworms said...

Sounds like a great sonogram, can't wait to see some pics of the little one :)

strongblonde said...

yea. i can't believe how fast this seems to be going :)

glad that things looked good.

Clio said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the tip on using the progesterone the 'ob' way. :)
it really helped. And also on the wine tasting thing...
I did taste in micro-sips and it was really nice. Your comment made me feel more confident to try that.