January 6, 2015
The tech said he was worried when I came in that he wouldn’t be able to get everything he needed because I was still “so small.” I told him that made him my favorite person of the week.
Of course Miss Abigail was there with us! She sat nicely and looked when we told her to.
The tech asked us if he could see the gender, did we want to know? UM YES.
Right away we got the money shot. We told Abigail, “Oh Abigail! You WERE right! It is a sister!” To which she replied, “yeah. I know.” Like, the kid wasn’t even surprised in the slightest. She never wavered(except when we really pushed the fact that there was a very good chance it could be a brother).
The classic “Mom is craning her neck to try and see her baby” ultrasound photo. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some other location they could put the screen? Right?
Anyway, one of the first things the tech said was, “Wow. She is a mover.” and then a little while later he was like “wooooow, it has been a very long time since I’ve seen a baby move this much during an ultrasound.” To which I said, “I TOLD YOU JIM.” I have been feeling this girl since 15 weeks. Both Jim and my mother in law have felt her from the outside, during week 18. She is STRONG and she is constantly moving, I swear it.
So, my plans are to just sit on the couch for the next five months since apparently once this little firecracker arrives, I never will again :p
We were able to see everything that we needed to and she seemed to be measuring close to on track(a little big, actually) We saw a 4 chamber heart, 3V cord, blood pumping, mouth moving, all of her organs, and of course, her constant motion.
The OB’s office called me the next day to let me know that everything looked perfect and wonderful but that they wanted to reschedule another ultrasound at the end of the month to check the baby for cleft lip/palette. They weren’t able to get a picture of her lips, so they just want to get that and confirm that everything is A-Okay. Of course, that makes my mama heart nervous(even though I know it’s just for “please don’t sue the pants off of us” purposes.) So, if you could please pray that Mabel has a perfect little mouth that would be very much appreciated 🙂
(I distinctly remember during the u/s the tech mentioning that he was trying to get a pic of her mouth/nose and that she wouldn’t let him. His exact words were, “she is fighting me” Whoa boy)
So hopefully she cooperates this time, doesn’t grow a penis in the meantime, and I’m looking forward to getting to see her precious face again!
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