So yesterday we had our 20 week ultrasound and got to see our little miracle, our son! I was complete nervous wreck all day. I just wanted to see our baby and know everything was ok. Gratefully, he was!
When the ultrasound tech put the wand on my belly and an image of a baby came up on the screen my heart fluttered! I knew I was pregnant, had heard the heart beat, and felt him move many many times, but it still shocked me to see what was really in there! A baby!
It is really amazing what you can actually see in an ultrasound. I think one of the coolest things was not only could we see his heart, and see it beating, we could see all 4 chambers and the valves opening and closing. When we looked at the baby's brain we could see the "fold" in the brain that runs right down the middle. She also did this colorful picture of the cord and could see where the cord entered the baby and split into 2 inside the baby (apparently that's what its supposed to do, who knew?). Some other body parts we got to see where the stomach, bladder, kidneys, spine, bones, ribs, fingers, and of course his sweet little face.
Throughout the whole ultrasound the tech was measuring the babies bones, head, and belly. Then the computer crunched all the numbers and told us that he weights about 13 oz. She then said "Unless something drastic happens, don't expect a 6lb baby" She then went on to tell us that most babies fall somewhere around the 50th percentile. Wanna know what percentile he was in? Brace yourself.... the 91st! Which means he's huge for his gestational age. I'm trying not to panic just yet, his growth could slow down and taper off and end up being 7-8 lbs range. I'm not going to bother buying any "newborn" sized clothing, since he probably wont fit in any. Maybe I should switch to skim milk????
When we left, I think I was still in a little denial that it was boy. I couldn't really see what the technician was pointing at in the appointment, but when I got home and popped in the CD there was no denying it was a little boy. :)
Everyone keeps asking me if Scott is overjoyed at the news that the baby is a boy. He was pretty quiet throughout the whole ultrasound, I think he was more in shock than I was.
I could really go on and on...but I just indulge you in some pics