Growth Ultrasound

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We had the growth ultrasound this morning, and I'm happy to say that everything looks good!

This is the best "photo" we got. It's the profile of the head, and you can see the little nose. Underneath the nose, the baby has its hand up by its mouth. Perhaps we have a thumb-sucker on our hands? :)

At the anatomy scan at 19 weeks, I was easily able to decipher the different body parts. The legs, the feet, the arms, the hands, the ribs, the spine... it was all clear as day. Now? Not so much. Everything is so smooshed in there that all of the body parts overlap and I couldn't tell what the heck we were looking at half the time. The tech was all, "Here I'm measuring the leg bone..." and I was thinking, "What? Really?" because it looked nothing like a leg. At one point, she was up by the face and was pointing out the baby's features. Here's the eyelid, here are the nostrils, etc. CRAZY.

All of the baby's individual measurements were right on track for between 31 and 33 weeks (depending on the body part), so that was perfect. Then they used all of those measurements to come up with an estimated weight, which she said was about 4 lbs. That's in the 58th percentile for this gestational age, so it was great news. She also took a lot of pics of the heart, listened to the heartbeat, checked the flow of blood through the umbilical cord, and measured the amount of amniotic fluid. She indicated that everything went really well. She also said that my placenta is up high in my uterus, meaning that it will not get in the way of anything. Awesome.

We'll get the official "all clear" once our doctor has time to study all of the results. We have an appointment on Tuesday so I'm sure we'll hear about it then.

Needless to say, hearing everything is OK was a big relief!


Gia July 21, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

Yay! SO glad to hear things went well!!

Life of a Doctor's Wife July 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

Yay! That's great news!!! Grow, baby, grow!

Pie July 22, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

It is great to hear the good news, Heather!! All the best for the rest of the bumpy road. Enjoy every minute of it!

Ms. H July 22, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

Phew! Good news is always welcomed!! I love seeing your progress pictures, and it is nice to be reassured that your little peanut is progressing just fine. =) Congrats on the good news!

~ H July 22, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

GREAT news! My sister had a similar scare during her 35th (I think) week ... all turned out okay, too.

Not too much longer! Best wishes.

Megan (Best of Fates) July 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

I'm dreadful at seeing anything in ultrasounds, but I'm glad everything's great - such wonderful news!

Gaynor July 22, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

Glad it went well; so exciting!

Vanessa July 23, 2010 at 2:35 AM  

So glad everything went well! Yay - September is just around the corner!

Wishing on stars July 24, 2010 at 3:03 AM  

That is really great news! And what a cute picture!

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