Monday, March 28, 2011

Ultrasound today!

It was so much fun to see the baby! The first thing I saw were the four chambers of the heart, beating away. The heartrate was 141. The ultrasound tech went through and measured all of the parts she needed to measure. She said everything looked perfect. The nuchal fold was thin like it was supposed to be. The baby kept trying to suck his/her thumb -- how sweet! My daughter does that. After we got all of the measurements, the u/s tech switched wands and went 3D (my clinic got one of those after my last baby, so this was my first time experiencing the 3D) -- pretty neat! The placenta was in the way, so it was hard to get a good face image, but she did get a few.

Oh, and I was right. The placenta is anterior, which is why I felt movement later this time (I had my suspicions early on!).

He/she measured 7 oz. and right on track for 18 weeks, which keeps my due date at August 29th.

For those of you wondering, I have no names picked out yet! Well, I have some ideas, but have not centered in on "for sure" names for either gender. I'm planning a trip to the library soon to check out a name book or two (I don't have time to fiddle around online).

So here he/she is! Enjoy. :)









After the ultrasound, I met with my awesome midwife. She's so sweet! She mostly just talked to DH about gardening. I love how personable she is, and it's neat that she remembers me from previous appointments. I never really got that impression when I saw my doctor the first pregnancy.

4 comments:

Johanna S said...

Wow, time is going fast! I can't believe you are 18 weeks already! Yay for a healthy baby! As for remaining on the yellow team, you have more will power than I! I get what you have said about being surprised at birth, but I just don't think I could pass up the opportunity to find out! Looking forward to reading about possible names! :)

Morgan Owens said...

Aww so sweet! I'm looking forward to getting pregnant with Baby#2! :)
When do you find out the gender, if you are?

April said...

Oh I LOVE u/s pics! What a sweet baby. :-)

Sarah R said...

Thank you all so much!

Morgan: this WAS the appointment where I could have found out (my only ultrasound, besides the surprise early one to make sure everything was okay, given my past history of losses), but I am going TEAM GREEN!