Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All is well

I had my 22w pregnancy appointment last Friday. And it was the best one yet!

Everything looks good and is where it should be. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I've gotten used to going in and hearing about the latest complication.

Friday was wonderful in that respect. It was like a regular pregnancy apointment and I was relieved. I've put on weight, the baby is healthy, the placenta is where it should be. Yay!

Despite that though, my doctor agreed it wasn't the best time for me to be flying across the Atlantic. I continue to have some dizziness and Braxton Hicks. I also still puke at least once a day. Better to be safe than sorry. And with our luck, why push it?

The best part of the appointment was the extended ultrasound of baby 2.0. The doctor measured the head (right on schedule at 22w5d), the abdomen (measuring a week behind at 21w1d), and a femur bone (measuring 24w1d!). The doctor and I both gasped at the last measurement. Then he looked at me and said, "You have a very long family!"

Finally, we tried to get a picture of this little one. The baby was buried in my hip bone so it was a little difficult, but we were able to get some. Here's the best shot. It's a picture of the head (profile shot) and the baby is holding his hands in front of his head (hands are at the top of the shot).
Try squinting, then you'll see it. And a disclaimer- we do not know the sex of the baby. So I switch in and out of using he and she, you'll get used to it! ;-)

All in all, a good appointment. Thanks so much for all the well wishes and prayers, I truly believe they made a difference!


ToadMama said...

Wow, great news. The bambino will be here before you know it. Hang in there.

caitlin said...

Thanks for the disclaimer, because when I read "he" I almost choked I was so excited!

We missed you at dinner last night - sooo many cookies to eat! ;)

Hoppy said...

What a good-looking kid!!!! Thank goodness Fraggle looks like its' mother!!

Love to all

Sarah said...

Great news!!

Lisa said...

Yay - I'm so glad to hear that! And 22 weeks! You're over halfway there!

Susan May said...

I am so glad - that is great news. You (and he/she ;) remain in my prayers.

grammie said...

Isn't this great news...We are all
so happy.
Caitlin..I had the same thoughts..
Meg just said..Mom, Keep reading. :)

Whatever this little one is..we are
blessed, and cant wait to hold he/she.. :)

Love to all


ITS A BOY!!!?!?!?!?!? WOOOO!!!


I read further, DAMN...

lol..either sex, m/f, will be wonderful!! love you and can't wait to see everyone!!!

mrsmac said...

Kathy- Thanks! I hope so. I'm already counting down until April!

Caitlin- Seems like I got a few people! I used she in the new post, just to even things out. Sorry I missed the cookies!

Hoppy- Thanks!

Sarah- Thanks! Hopefully I can keep it coming!

Lisa- Thank you! I can't believe I'm over the halfway point either. The countdown has officially begun!

Susan- Thanks as well! Hope you are feeling well!

Grammie- Gotcha!

Erin- Gotcha too!