Monday, March 2, 2009

What a Difference 4 Weeks Make!

We don't usually do this but I just have to post for the third time in a day. After a disappointing phone call canceling the 12 week scan in the morning, we got the call around 11:00am that if we were available the appointment was on. Oddly I got a call this morning from my bosses boss that heading into work was optional due to the snow. Never in my 12 years of working has that happened (for us office dwellers I'm sure you can relate) so I took advantage of this rare opportunity. I did some shoveling, watched TV, and did some other household chores before heading out. They must have had lots of cancelations because we were in and out in about 30 minutes. 

Okay, here's the fun part!  The difference between the week 8 and this week 12 scan was amazing. Instantly when the ultrasound started we could easily make out a small little baby with a round head and a little body. It was just lounging around. The funny thing is the baby needs to be a certain way for important measurements and well, baby G was not cooperating. The tech had SSG move to her side and boy did that wake him/her up! They were squirming all around and limbs were moving and suddenly this distinct arm and hand was raised up as if to say, "Hello! See you in September!" I of course being the sports lover thought immediately that it looked like he/she had her hand up to catch a ball. It was amazing and perhaps the most amazing thing was the tech and the doctor both said everything looks good and all measurements looked great. Music to our ears! They took blood and they will only contact us if there is something doesn't look quite right and early March she'll have more blood tests for 
other screenings. Next decision is whether to do an amnio just to be on the safe side. I think that we're leaning that way but I'm sure we'll discuss it more.

Anyway without further ado here is Baby G at week 8 and then week 12!


7 comments:

nutella said...

Hurray for a wonderful scan!! We cherish the pictures from our NT scan as they turned out to be the best of all our ultrasounds.

thiswillbe said...

Yay! So glad you got in today!! Thanks for sharing the images-- SO exciting!

Feminist Housewife said...

Look at your baby!!! So glad that you got in today and had such a great visit!

Meegs said...

Yay for a beautiful baby!

Can I ask why you're leaning towards the amnio? Is there a history, etc to raise your odds? I'm just curious because I know the amnio itself carries certain risks, so I'm wondering what's pushing you in that direction.

~Jess said...

What a great shot! I'm glad that everything went well for you guys yesterday.

R said...

YEAHHHHHH!! LOVE THE SHOT!! :)

cmd said...

Baby is so cute! Great scan picture by the way. Good job mommies!