eniarelocin: (Tiny Toes)
If you are [livejournal.com profile] blackfaerie, [livejournal.com profile] _elric_ or [livejournal.com profile] merrypandora you have won this imaginary gold star.

We went to our ultrasound appointment on Wednesday (attempt number 2) and got right in. The tech was sick, but nice. We got to see some feet and little hands. The baby likes to have its hands by its face (which almost assuredly comes from me). It has a brain, about which I'm quite chuffed. It also had its feet nicely tucked in front of the thing we most wanted to see. How very modest! However, at the last minute, it took its leg and put it up by its head, but the umbilical cord was in the way... so no joy.

[livejournal.com profile] squidgyfishlove seems to think the tech said we could come back for free to try and get a sex again, but I'm pretty sure he added that magick 'f' word all on his own. She did say we could come back, to tell the midwife she said we could, but I don't think free has anything to do with it. I believe it's just that the midwife needs to call in and basically order a visit for us... and I'm pretty sure it would just as expensive as it would be for any other reason. So we may never know... well... at least not until the baby springs forth in all its goo covered glory.

So... I can't tell you what it is yet. But I did scan some images. Sorry it took so long. I've been vrr vrr sick. Enough so that I took the day off of work, if that tells you anything.

Feet, Hands, and the long awaited nose! )

It's definitely growing!
eniarelocin: (11w3days)
NEW PICTURES... like I promised. Sorry it didn't happen yesterday. We were busy entertaining a gimpy [livejournal.com profile] kevbonium and blowing him to high heaven in a wondrous game of Worms.

Moving swiftly along, I had a prenatal appointment yesterday. Dumb Dumb Head ([livejournal.com profile] squidgyfishlove) didn't take the day off for it yesterday, so I took his mother instead. Traffic sucked and it seemed like we were there forever, but I guess it worked out alright in the end.
I had two ultrasounds and got to actually see the Wiggle Worm wiggle! It waved to us and did the wiggle dance. That was pretty cool. It is definitely filling up its available space now. No wonder I'm starting to fill up and stretch. (And, of course, it's all expansion from here out.)
Unfortunately, the young one was fairly uncooperative and refused to roll over onto its side and give us a nice profile shot. This was unfortunate for two reasons: 1) I was really hoping to get to see a nose yesterday- that would, to me, really make it look like a little person; 2) they were planning to do a test by measuring the neck but cannot do it unless the baby is in profile. This resulted in asking me to tip and then lay down again, and in the tech going push-push-push with her hand to try to and get the baby to turn. While she is doing this, I am watching the baby bounce around a little bit in the ultrasound. I found this mildly disconcerting, though the baby seemed just fine. I guess that shows just how well protected it is in there. I wonder if it can react to those things yet... and if so, it must be thinking, "what the hell are you doing, mum?!"
Yes, it knows how to curse already. If you look at the second picture, it obviously the spawn of the devil, just as you all predicted. I think it's going to make a fabulous little head-banger. Goth baby. Fwar. (And, we cannot, of course, overlook the Grunge and Metal influences provided by both parents.)

Other point of interest: The doctor has said to go with our original due date, which pleases me. Our official due date is 9 October, 2007. My mum got a little orange onesie with ghosts on it in honour of it being a Halloween Baby. One thing I have to say... at least the birthday parties will rock, and no one will bat an eye at me. (Though I'm very boring compared to past years... makes me want to run in and load up on eye liner.)

So here you go... the devil spawn:See the Creature )
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.

June 2010

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