Friday, June 11, 2010

Anatomy scan update

Big sigh of relief - Sprout looks well and the u/s tech said that everything looks great! DH had the best seat in the house so he saw the four chambers of the heart and all the vitals - while I saw the side view from where I was laying.  I really think they should have a screen/monitor on the ceiling for the mom-to-be's! 

We made sure to tell the tech that we didn't want to find out the sex so either she completely avoided 'that area' - or we were looking at it and didn't know what it was! Sprout was wiggling around quite a bit - I think we even got a wave!  I'm super excited that it went so well - the only thing that has me saying 'hmm' is that she also did a crotch cam to look at the placenta. She asked if I had spotted during my pregnancy and I said that I did, like 4-5 weeks ago after some 'activities' - so she just wanted to check. Afterwards, I asked how everything looked - and she just said "talk to your doctor". um. Ok. I couldn't get a read on whether that was good or bad (i.e. she just takes the measurements and the doctor interprets it)  so I'll just leave it until next week when I see my OB for the last time.  I read up on low-lying placentas and it seems that most of the time, it will move upwards by itself. So right now, I'm totally just making things up without knowing any facts, but I always like to be educated and prepared. 

So now, we are focused on planning our itinerary for our San Fran babymoon, leaving next Friday. I can't wait to just get away and enjoy some Q-time with DH and just to have some time to finally soak all of this positive progression in.  I am so thankful that we are here at this point and although it seems light years away, I still remember the pain and the sadness that we went through last year and it amazes me everyday at the journey that God took us through to get here. I cannot wait for the next 5 months to fly by so we can meet our lil' Sprout.   I honestly have NO clue whether or not it's a boy or girl - I thought I had that 'instinct' but the further along I am, I just don't know! My hubby is adamant that Sprout is boy. I keep saying as long as the baby is healthy, I don't care - but to be honest, I'm a bit nervous about taking care of a baby boy!  I know nothing about boy's and I'm just naturally so much more comfortable with baby girls --- but I'm sure I'll pick it up, and of course, love Sprout no matter if it's a Mister or Miss. ;)

Here is the final look we get at Sprout - couldn't really get a clear pic this time but s/he is looking more and more like a baby! 

14 comments:

  1. S/he is adorable. I'm glad to hear that all is looking good.

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  2. Beautiful! (or..."Handsome!"). :)

    Our tech also didn't go into any detail, and we had to wait until our follow-up appointment with our OB. Take care!

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  3. Yay! Great news! I was releved when they told us our baby was a boy. I don't know why, but I am more comfortable with boys! :)

    I also had a low lying placenta, but thankfully it moved up. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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  4. Our old midwife office did have a screen up on the ceiling/wall!! It was SO awesome. I really missed it with our most recent u/s. I'm so happy your little sprout is doing so well. Don't worry, five months from now you will think that time flew!! It's crazy!

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  5. Glad everything went well. The babymoon sounds awesome!

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  6. Such wonderful news! I'm glad everything went well! What a beautiful photo of Sprout! Sprout will be entering this world before you know it. For now just love every second of him/her growing inside of you!

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  7. He/she is really cute. Sounds like the anatomy is all there and it's great that the tech gave you so much information. All I got was "talk to your midwife" so I can assure you that it doesn't mean something is wrong. Enjoy your babymoon!

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  8. Awww, what a cute profile! SO GLAD everything looks so great with your little sprout!!! Now go enjoy that babymoon!!

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  9. I also had a screen on the wall at my big u/s. It was great to not have to squirm all around to look!

    Congrats on an awesome day!!!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful day! Have a great time on the babymoon, and try not to worry too much about the placenta. (Easier said than done, I know!)
    The old wives tale is that if you look like you're smuggling a basketball under your shirt, it's a boy, and if you're gaining all around it's a girl. Only time will tell! :)

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  11. how exciting! looks like the baby is growing :) and you're right about the placenta, most of the times it goes up. try to remain positive, you're doing good =) thank you so much for your prayers and encouraging words.

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  12. Sprout is lovely - and you can totally tell what the shape of his/her baby head is going to be! Beautiful.

    But I do so hate ultrasound technicians who pull the "Talk to your doc" card. My guess, though, is that if it's anything serious you'd have heard that afternoon.

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  13. enjoy your baby moon b/c (and I know you hear this often) but you'll miss those times of just you and dH!

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  14. beautiful baby...so glad all is well. The techs aren't supposed to tell us anything, but don't be afraid to talk to your doc.

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