Ultrasound #2

29 Jun

We had our second ultrasound today – I am 8w3d. Everything is fine! It was sooooo different than the first one! This time around, we saw an actual baby – head, feet, hands, strong heartbeat of 170 – and a circle next to its feet which, I assume, is the developing placenta.

The u/s tech (who used to be a gynecologist before she immigrated to Canada) told me that if I haven’t got morning sickness yet, I’m unlikely to get it now, so late into placenta development. So I should consider myself lucky. And I do – but primarily for having a baby, and only then for having it easy… If I need to complain, I can complain about bloatedness pains. I look noticeably pregnant.

While the tech was taking the measurements, the baby moved and waved – my hubby saw it, but I didn’t 😦 When she turned the screen to me again, the baby wasn’t waving. The tech even wiggled the wand in my vagina a bit, but baby refused to move. Oh well, let it snooze – I hope it will be as courteous towards me later on πŸ™‚

The baby measures 2 cm now – and only 2 weeks ago it was 0.37 cm! Isn’t that just unbelievable?

So they referred me to a gynecologist, but because in our wonderful free medical system in Canada it usually takes a couple of months or more to see a specialist, the clinic will keep seeing me for now – I am to come back for u/s #3 in 2 weeks.

 

PS On my way home, I saw a very pregnant lady on the subway. I was mesmerized by the way her belly moved on its own non-stop, dying to experience the same…

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12 Responses to “Ultrasound #2”

  1. Mrs. E June 29, 2011 at 9:16 PM #

    Yay! I’m glad everything is going well!!!

  2. chinkebrowneyes June 29, 2011 at 9:17 PM #

    Awww yay!!

    • zygotta June 29, 2011 at 9:46 PM #

      my sentiment exactly πŸ™‚

  3. Artistmouse June 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM #

    I’m so happy for you, Z! πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another great u/s.

    • zygotta June 29, 2011 at 10:55 PM #

      Thank you Mouse πŸ™‚ I follow you!!!

  4. Laurie June 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM #

    Yay! Glad to hear things are developing nicely and you aren’t dealing with morning sickness. I didn’t have any either, I was SO grateful!

    Even though I am not pregnant anymore I still look at women with bumps and feel a little jealous. I don’t really want another kid but I felt so great during my pregnancy and wish I could feed that way again!

    • zygotta June 30, 2011 at 10:08 PM #

      Thank you Laurie πŸ™‚
      I wouldn’t say I feel great – the BLOAT causes a lot of aches and pains (sometimes I can’t stand straight), but overall – it’s great πŸ™‚

  5. China Doll July 1, 2011 at 3:30 AM #

    So glad it went well πŸ™‚

  6. ifserenitynow July 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

    Congrats on the second ultra sound. I say as long as the tests are coming back fine, be happy you don’t have morning sickness. What a relief.

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