Feb. 20th, 2007

eniarelocin: (7w1d)
The soon-to-be-Dad's thoughts are here.

So... we had our second ultrasound today. I HATED the tech. What a jerk. WHAT_A_JERK! It drives me nuts when people carry off this demeanor of "I'm a nice guy, see how I'm talking to you and explaining, so that makes me a nice guy." No it doesn't, jerk. It just means you're talking. Not listening.
Oh yeah, and hey JERK: don't tell a woman who is obviously grimacing with pain that it doesn't hurt, or shouldn't hurt when it obviously hurts while you are pushing a hard piece of plastic medical equipment and your BONY wrist into her lower abdomen. Jerk.

Oh, and that electrically adjustable chair thing they had was the most uncomfortable things I've ever had to work so hard to sit in while wrapped in a thin cotton sheet. GRRR.

On the plus side, they had very pretty twinkly lights built into their ceiling to look like stars. That was the coolest thing at a medical office I've seen... well... ever, I think.

And even better than that: we got two good pictures and were able to hear the baby's heart beat. Albeit, only for a fraction of a second. He could have let us here it a little bit longer. But we did and that's great. It's exciting to know there is a little alive thing inside of me right now, heart beating away, sapping every ounce of my energy, and getting bigger very quickly.

So, last thing before the pictures:
You may be wondering why there is a '?' in the subject line after the 7w1d thing. Well... that's because they think that it's a little younger than the LMP (Last Menstrual Period) date would suggest. But I'm a bit confused by that, largely due to the fact that my Pregnancy Week by Week book says that the size of the embryo during week 7 starts at 4-5mm and then shoots up to 11-13mm... and given that we're at the beginning of that week (or so we thought) the 6.5-6.7mm measurements they took today would fit just right. But the tech said that this measurement indicates we're at more like 6w3d's or 6w4d's. I'm not entirely convinced. So... until my actual, very nice, OB tells me otherwise I'm sticking with the LMP date because it's the only solid date we have. I guess we'll re-evaluate in a few weeks when we see the OB or as the polliwog gets bigger.

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