Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ultrasound!

We went today for our one and only ultrasound. Not only did we find out the sex of the baby, it sure was neat to see our little guy punching and kicking, wiggling all around. That's right, it's a boy! Here are some of the better images:



Watching the profile was neat, we could see him moving his mouth and head, making sucking motions. He kept waving his hands around by his face, and although we never actually saw him connect and suck his thumb, it sure looked like thats what he was going for.

The technician checked to make sure all the organs were where they were supposed to be as well. We were able to watch the heart pumping and see that it does indeed have four chambers, and she zoomed inside the skull to see that the brain has two normal-sized lobes. The spine, kidneys, and stomach also checked out normally. Based on the size of the femur, skull, and stomach the computer calculates little Conan is 20 weeks + 3 days, very close to our own estimation of 20 weeks exactly today. Which means he's developing normally, possibly just a smidge on the large side. We were also able to verify that the placenta is up high in the back of the uterus, no chance of it getting in the way of a normal, natural birth. Good news, all around. And such a fun expirience, to actually see my baby... wow. Serious wow.

3 comments:

Keeley said...

That is so beautiful! So amazing! You guys have a baby boy!!! YAY!!! Conan is a great name...what do you think about Thor? What a cool thing- thanks so much for sharing him with us!!!

Addie said...

Aw, thanks! You're welcome. Just try to stop me from sharing! :)

I really love the name Thor, but my grandma used to have a german shepard named Thor so it was off the table for us. No names from pets, that was one of our naming rules...

Kriss said...

Congrats Addie!!! I can't wait to meet him.