Sunday, October 3, 2010

September 24th Ultrasound

 So we had what they call a "fetal survey" last Friday and boy was it ever.
They go over the baby head to toe, inside and outside, to check that certain things are going OK.

And our baby is a boy.
Desmond Coy.

I won't show the shot that proves it because I just don't know how I feel about posting his little boy parts all over the internet.
And I usually go by the motto "when in doubt, leave it out".

I just love these profile pictures though, looking less and less like an alien every day.
The technician says he's about the size of a little Skipper doll (remember those?)
Somewhere in the range of 7-8 ounces (I can't remember the precise number).

Cute little foot.
Everything is cuter in miniature.

Other items of note that I want to remember:

-they moved my "official" due date from 2/20/11 to 2/27/11.
They think that I'm actually at 19 weeks today vs. the almost 20 weeks the traditional clock would have me at.
I'm totally happy with this because it means more time for labor to occur naturally before someone tries to suggest inducement and I'll have to argue with them.  Within reason I don't want to be induced.

-I have a "low lying placenta"
Meaning the place in the womb where the (for lack of knowledge of better terminology) "stuff" attached, the place where the umbilical cord leads to and where all of the transfer of input and output between me and the baby happens, is closer to my cervix than the doctor's comfortable distance of 2 mm.
I'm at about 1.2 mm.
They'll do another ultrasound at 32 weeks or so to see if the placenta has migrated the .8 mm that it needs to as the uterus has grown.  This will most likely be the case and I am hoping for this resolution because if the problem persists I will most likely need a c-section, which I don't want.

At any rate, we're happy and relatively healthy and I still feel pretty dang awesome, so I don't think I could ask for more.


Anonymous said...

congratulations on your baby boy! he's cute! :) too bad the due date got changed bc the 20th is my birthday.

Alicia said...

Congratulations! That's a lot of fun!!

Ashley said...

Congratulations on a boy! :D I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't want to post my little boy's boy parts all over the internet.

Lori said...

So exciting! I had a low lying placenta as well, but luckily it moved up. I hope yours does the same!

Casey and Kaydee said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!! You are going to looooove being a mommy - especially a mommy to a boy. They are so much fun!!!!!


Grampy and Grandma Dot said...

Congratulations! We're really excited for you!

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Karalee Ann said...

Wow love the pictures! I had the exact same thing with my placenta and mine moved far enough that I was in the clear for a normal delivery. Hopefully yours will do the same. Congrats again cousin!

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