Monday, October 19, 2009

An uncooperative (but healthy) baby

A bit of good and a bit of disappointing news. Most importantly, the baby is healthy. We had our 18 week ultrasound today and the doctor spent over 30 minutes measuring all the different parts of the little one and nothing raised any concern - super cool to see all 4 chambers of the baby's heart! She also did a transvaginal u/s to check the cervix. While that all looked good, she did say that right now I have placenta previa, but that it usually sorts itself out. If it doesn't, a c-section is likely.

On the disappointing side, we have the most relaxed, chilling baby ever - arms folded behind its head and legs crossed - which means no good look at the nether regions. I was so looking forward to knowing whether it was pink or blue in our future. The upside is that, due to the baby's position, there were a few measurements she couldn't get, which means we get to go back in a few weeks for another check. She originally said 4 weeks but I pushed it forward because I want to do it before I register (important stuff, you know?!?) sisters-in-law are coming up to visit on 11/7 to help me so I was able to get the appointment for 11/6! Baby better cooperate or it's grounded!

As promised, here is a picture at 17 weeks.

And here's baby's profile from today (I didn't think the u/s pics came out that well...)


  1. awww, it's a bummer that you didn't get to find out the sex but you are right, the importnant thing is you've got a healthy baby!! i hope he/she is a little more cooperative next time!!!

  2. I'm sorry your little cashew wouldn't cooperate. Your bump is so cute!

  3. I'm sorry the bean was too shy. Taylor was the same way too and I was so disappointed when we couldn't find out. You really get yourself ready to find out and then access is denied! I am glad you will get another scan in a few weeks. I hope the time flies by for you. Yippee for a healthy baby!!

  4. i nominated you for a couple of awards on my blog, hope everything's going ok!