Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Big day tomorrow….

Tomorrow is a big day.  It’s the “Level 2 anatomy scan ultrasound”.  One one hand, it’s pretty exciting.  On the other hand, it’s a little scary…

This particular ultrasound is done between the 18th and 22nd week.  The ultrasound tech will take a close look at the baby, counting fingers and toes, arms and legs, eyes, nose, and mouth.  She’ll take a peak at the bladder, kidneys, stomach, brain, spine, and all four chambers of the heart.  She’ll take the usual crown to rump measurement and heart beat measurement, but will add the new “head circumference” measurement.  She’ll look at the amniotic fluid levels and placenta location.

Of course, that’s all interesting.  But it’s a little scary too.  After all, the real reason they are looking at all of these things is to see if there are any problems!  Things have gone exceptionally so far so no problems are expected – but there is always that little worry…

And the exciting part?  Well – while they are taking a peak at the baby, they are going to glance at the “private parts”.  So – before lunch tomorrow, we should know if it’s a boy or a girl!  Sty tuned for more…

1 comment:

Quad Squad! said...

Yea! I'm so excited!