Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ultrasound

So on Friday, we finally had our ultrasound.
In a nutshell, it was pretty disappointing.  First the ultrasound tech (whatever they are called) took me into the room. He had Ryan sit in the waiting room and told him that he could come in once he had gathered all of the necessary measurements.  While working on the measurements, he would not allow me to see the screen, and told me that Ryan and I could see together once he brought him in.
Since the baby was moving around a lot, but not into the right positions, he had a difficult time getting the measurements that he needed.  It took about 45 minutes before Ryan was able to come in, then he allowed us to see the screen for maybe three minutes at the most.  He quickly shouted out body parts, that neither of us could really make out.
We then foolishly purchased a CD of pictures for $30, hoping that once we got home we would be able to sit down and enjoy looking at our baby for as long as we wanted, but the pictures were mostly "4 chamber heart", "kidneys" or "long cervix".  Seriously, we still don't know what "long cervix" means.  First we thought it meant that we were having a girl (to which I was pretty upset because I really don't want to know the gender of the baby), then we realized that it is likely a picture of my parts, which then made me wonder if every woman has a "long cervix" or if it was in some way indicating an abnormality in my anatomy.
I am not sure if this was a typical experience with a medical ultrasound, or if it was just our bad luck of the tech being overly busy to spend any time with us, or our baby just not cooperating.
Anyways, needless to say, I have given in to Ryan's pleas, and have agreed to cough up the money for a 3D ultrasound under the strict condition that I do not want to know the gender.  We have an appointment on February 4th, and I have to say I am really excited to see what this baby looks like.  After that, I have sworn of any further peeking!
For now though, I will leave you with the best picture that we have. Hopefully you can find the face!

1 comment:

  1. Long cervix = good. If it shortens too early you risk premature labour. It's a good thing (and you aren't abnormal!)

    Hope you have a blast on Friday. We dished out the money on a 3D ultrasound with our first and did NOT regret it one bit. :) If there was still a place here I'd do it again for this peanut. Sadly, they've closed down and the nearest one is in Saskatoon - 3 hours away :(

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