Thursday, January 17, 2013

The BIG Ultrasound!

This past Monday, we had our BIG 20 week ultrasound! We were so excited to see our baby and how big he/she has gotten, and hubs has only been to one early ultrasound with this pregnancy, so having him be able to make it to this one big special one was so nice and fun. 

The twins had preschool and my best friend watched Mason for us so we could leave that morning, and she picked the twins up from preschool around lunch that day until we got home. Our ultrasound was SO good!

We have a beautiful, healthy, amazing baby! He/she weighed in at a HEFTY 13 ounces!! The average for 19 weeks, 5 days (which is what I was when we had the ultrasound) is 8.5 ounces and 10 ounces at 20 weeks, so even then he/she is very much above average!! Maybe this will be our one chunky baby that I have been hoping for. ;)

We got some great shots of the baby! He/she was laying on his/her side and kept flipping around from each of it's sides to it's stomach, belly, and everywhere! It has always been a very, very active baby from day 1 so that didn't surprise me!

The baby on his/her belly and  a good shot of his/her spine!

The baby was crossing and un crossing his/her little legs and feet, and was putting his/her hand in it's mouth.

Little feet!

At one point, it opened it's mouth really wide like it was singing or yelling! SO sweet!

Baby's head and body (straight on and on it's side):

The tech printed off a profile picture of the baby for us, and one shot each for Connor and Merasia so they can have one and show their friends at school and daycare their new little brother or sister.

We asked the tech if they did 3D/4D ultrasounds, and she did one real quick for us. The baby was being shy and turned away from looking at us but was all curled up and cute in my belly! The print out wasn't in color, but you can definitely tell the difference between the regular ultrasound and the 3D/4D ultrasound.

I LOOOVE this photo! The way the baby is all curled up in my belly and being cute and shit is beyond adorable and beautiful!

We are still going to pay for a 3D/4D ultrasound at a special clinic an hour away from us when the baby gets bigger, probably around 7 or 8 months old, because this was just a quick 3D shot to see how it was because we had never had one done, and it was towards the end of our ultrasound so it was a quick peek.

The tech DID find out the gender for us, but we want to keep it a surprise. ;-) We do have the envelope that tells us the gender though, and they said they could definitely tell whether it was a boy and a girl. SO exciting! Here is hubs with the gender envelope:

I am just so thankful that our baby was so very healthy and beautiful and there is nothing to fear or worry about! It's all downhill from here, the danger zones are all waaay behind us, and as of yesterday, I am officially at the halfway mark to meeting our new little angel! The busy days are behind us, which is good, but hopefully the next few months until June go by a little faster than the last 20 weeks have gone. :-)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

When a couple learns that they will soon be having a baby it can be a stressful but incredibly exciting period in life. As soon as a woman can medically confirm her pregnancy she will likely begin to wonder about the gender of her unborn child. Some parents choose to wait until the day of delivery to be surprised by the gender.