Friday, May 23, 2008

New baby v. Old baby

I had an ultrasound today. I'm at 10 weeks and 4 days. During my last pregnancy, I had one at about the same time, and thought I'd look at the pics side by side to see if I notice any differences. I'm glad I did.

Today's baby pic:
See how there is a perfectly round yolk sac above, and the baby has room to stretch and play. Strong little heartbeat of 150bpm.

Below is the 10 1/2 week picture of the first baby. As you can see, there's barely anything around the baby, and it looks like the yolk sac is squeezed up above his/her head, and the space looks really cramped. That is no doubt because there was softball-sized fibroid crowing the space. Needless to say, I've been really nervous and will be until I get past 16 weeks, which is when we lost the last baby. BUT, just looking at the ultrasound pictures, I feel better--because I have visual proof that this new little baby has lots of room and is doing well.

In 9 days I go for the nuchal-translucency ultrasound. Hubby will be home and will get to attend. This is the super-new 3-D ultrasound that measures the baby's head and neck to see if there are birth defects. The cool thing is that we will get a 3-D image of the baby! Woo hoo!

Anyway, I thought I'd be posting every day when Wes was in Chicago, but I've been so crazy busy--worked until 9pm last night, that I've barely had time to read other people's blogs, much less post my own. The long weekend is upon me, and I've lots to post, so loyal reader (I mean you Dad!) come back soon!

1 comment:

Royal-T said...

This is really amazing! Go, baby!!!